Thursday, August 28, 2014
Five-time champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams reached the U.S. Open second round on Tuesday, but found themselves sharing the headlines with teenage upstarts CiCi Bellis and Borna Coric.
Pittsburgh pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning that lifted the Pirates to a vital 5-2 win over St. Louis on Wednesday and boosted their fragile playoff hopes.
In just his third match in charge of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal oversaw one of the most humiliating losses in the club's illustrious history on Tuesday.
Chen Long eased his way into the second round of the badminton world championship on Tuesday with a routine victory over Austrian rank outsider Luka Wraber in Copenhagen.
Taiwan scored an easy win over Singapore on the first day of the 8th Asian 12U Baseball Championship in the Philippines Wednesday, beating its rival 27-0 in just three innings.
Taiwan's top tennis player Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) came into the final Grand Slam event of the year playing well, but fatigue and a hot Spaniard made his stay in the men's singles draw a short one.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Serbia's Novak Djokovic wasted no time in seeing off Argentinian challenger Diego Schwartzman on Monday as four former U.S. Open champions reached the second round with varying degrees of difficulty.
Miami's Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer to lead the Marlins to a 7-1 win over Los Angeles on Monday, dropping the Angels back into a tie with Oakland for the American League lead.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored from long range to seal Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over the promoted Cordoba on Monday, while Atletico Madrid was held 0-0 at Rayo Vallecano as it stumbled at the start of its Spanish league title defense.
Badminton great Lee Chong Wei began his attempt to finally win a world championship title with a quick victory on Monday.