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Thiem Tames Paul Test To Advance At Roland Garros

Fourth seed Dominic Thiem faced the toughest test of the tournament favourites in the first round at Roland Garros. But the Austrian battled on, and that’s what counts. Thiem defeated wild card and 2015 Roland Garros Boys’ Singles champion Tommy Paul 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 to remain undefeated in his openers at the year’s second Grand Slam (6-0). “it was definitely difficult, but I didn’t expect at ...

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Former WTA CEO Anne Worcester Named President Of Ellison-Backed Universal Tennis

Anne Worcester, the first female chief executive of the women’s WTA Tour and one of the most experienced leaders in international sports, will join Universal Tennis, which owns the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), as president. “Worcester will be instrumental in overseeing the growth and development of UTR worldwide,” Universal Tennis said in an emailed press release. “Beyond her leadership at ...

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French Open rule change suggested by tennis pundit after Alexander Zverev incident

ITV4 commentator Mark Petchey, the former coach of Andy Murray, was commentating on Alexander Zverev’s five-set thriller with John Millman at the French Open on Tuesday. As tensions ran high in the fourth set, Zverev threw his racket into the Roland Garros clay although it wasn’t hard enough to break it. The host broadcaster showed countless replays of the incident ...

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Heartland failure: Why Australian rugby feels like it’s on its knees

1. Tahs and Reds slip into unacceptable territory If it feels that Australian rugby is on its knees at times, that’s probably because of the condition of the professional sides in NSW and Queensland​. The two states that provide the bulk of the game’s players are struggling. In fact, if the Waratahs miss out on the finals this year – ...

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Pocock set to say farewell Australian rugby as calf injury threatens to end Brumbies career

Wallabies star David Pocock is expected to announce on Tuesday afternoon that he is leaving Australian rugby after the World Cup. The champion back-rower will also give an update on his lingering calf injury during a Brumbies press conference in Canberra at 1:30pm AEST. Pocock has been forced to watch the Brumbies from the sidelines for the majority of the ...

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24 Palestinians stranded at Egyptian airports to return to Gaza

CAIRO – 25 April 2018: The Egyptian authorities allowed 24 Palestinian citizens stranded at the Cairo and Borg El Arab international airports to return to the Gaza Strip via three vehicles, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt Diab al-Loh stated on Wednesday. Loh asserted that the Egyptian and Palestinian authorities are conducting ongoing efforts to open the Rafah border crossing from both ...

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Egypt, Greece, Cyprus agree on enhancing tripartite military trainings

CAIRO – 15 December 2017: Egypt’s Defense Minister Sedky Sobhy and his Cypriot and Greek counterparts agreed on developing and enhancing the tripartite military trainings between their countries during the coming period to counter the dangers of terrorism. During Sobhy’s visit to Cyprus he met with counterparts; Christoforos Fokaides of Cyprus, and Panos Kammenos of Greece. They discussed several issues ...

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RLWC2017 ROUND 3 WRAP AND UPDATED TABLES

England will play Papua New Guinea at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium next Sunday after both nations secured their quarter-final spots with big wins as the Rugby League World Cup pool games came to an exciting conclusion on the weekend. England’s 36-6 defeat of France also confirmed an historic quarter-final berth for Lebanon as the third-placed team in Pool B, while the ...

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Lebanon Rugby League Federation

Lebanon Rugby League Federation will make three important announcements at a media opportunity in Sydney on Tuesday, 22 August. Lebanon Cedars Assistant Coach Luke Burt – as well as star players Robbie Farah, Tim Mannah, Michael Lichaa and Mitchell Moses – will be present at Zahli Restaurant for the following: – Unveiling of the Lebanon Cedars 2017 RLWC Playing Strip ...

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