• As Isner falters, Sock poised to take next step for US men
    The Associated Press

    As Isner falters, Sock poised to take next step for US men

    John Isner has long been accustomed to carrying the torch for U.S. men's tennis, dealing with the heightened expectations at the Grand Slams and the inevitable questions that follow early losses. Isner again faltered at the Australian Open on Wednesday with a defeat in the second round, but there

  • Two British sprinters seriously injured in Spain accident
    Reuters

    Two British sprinters seriously injured in Spain accident

    British sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident in Tenerife, British Athletics said on Wednesday. "Regretfully we can confirm that James Ellington and Nigel Levine have sustained injuries following a road accident in Tenerife on Tuesday

  • Bekele sets 02:01:30 marathon career target
    Reuters

    Bekele sets 02:01:30 marathon career target

    By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) - Triple Olympic track champion Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest marathon runner in history, said on Wednesday he can shave around 90 seconds off the current world record over the classic 26.2 mile distance before he retires. Ethiopian Bekele, widely regarded

  • Federer wobbles but roars back to reach third round
    Reuters

    Federer wobbles but roars back to reach third round

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer dug himself out of a late slump to fend off American qualifier Noah Rubin 7-5 6-3 7-6(3) on Wednesday and draw vital confidence for a tough third round clash against 10th seed Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open. The 17-times grand slam champion, still