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Osaka: Hand to be healed by French Open start

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka says she expects to be 100 percent when she begins her quest for a third consecutive Grand Slam title at the French Open on Sunday.The 21-year-old Japanese player, who won her first Slam at...

No. 36 Kyrgios withdraws from French Open

PARIS -- After a tantrum in Italy last week, Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the French Open on Friday.The reason for the Australian player's withdrawal was not immediately clear.Last week at the Italian Open, the 36th-ranked Kyrgios was defaulted and...

B-team Bombers? Hardly. Backups bid to equal 2018 Yankees’ historic HR pace

BALTIMORE -- As he angrily picked himself up off his belly in the ninth inning Thursday, Aaron Hicks put a scowl on his face and took his mind to one place: over the fence."I wanted to get up and...

The legend of Laureano’s laser: How the A’s outfielder went viral

Last summer, just eight days into his big league career, Ramon Laureano went viral.His spectacular outfield assist -- the one in which he caught a Justin Upton drive on the run at the warning track in left-center, then turned...

Alonso happy at Chelsea despite fans’ criticism

Marcos Alonso has said he is happy to stay at Chelsea despite a "tough season" and added that he has not let fan criticism affect him.Reports in recent months have linked Alonso, who signed a contract extension in October,...

Sources: City want Sane stay with Bayern keen

Manchester City are ready for a battle to hang onto Leroy Sane with Bayern Munich pushing to sign the Germany international, sources have told ESPN FC.The Premier League champions want to keep Sane but the 23-year-old winger has just...

Sources: Man United want big fee for Lukaku

Manchester United will not let Romelu Lukaku leave on the cheap if Inter Milan firm up their interest with a formal bid, sources have told ESPN FC.Antonio Conte is expected to replace Luciano Spalletti at the San Siro after...

Pochettino discusses Spurs future after Juve link

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he sees his future at Spurs but wants to know chairman Daniel Levy's plans for the club's future progress.Pochettino, in charge since 2014, has guided the North Londoners to their first Champions League...

Laver Cup to be official part of ATP’s calendar

LONDON -- The Laver Cup is getting official status from the men's tennis tour.The ATP says it has reached an agreement to make the tournament an official part of the yearly calendar, although no ranking points will be awarded...