Konta suffers shock first-round US Open defeat

Konta suffers shock first-round US Open defeat

Britain’s Johanna Konta suffered a shock first-round defeat against unseeded Serb Aleksandra Krunic at the US Open. Konta, seeded seventh, was among the favourites for the title and one of eight women who could have ended the tournament as world number one. However, a first-serve percentage of just 45% allowed the clean-hitting Krunic to attack off the return, and the world number 78 fought back for a 4-6 6-3 6-4 victory. Britons Kyle Edmund and…

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Guliyev beats Van Niekerk to win shock 200m gold – highlights & report

Guliyev beats Van Niekerk to win shock 200m gold – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device World Athletics Championships on the BBC Venue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 August Coverage: Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Click for times Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev wrecked the dreams of 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk and comeback kid Isaac Makwala to seize the 200m world title. South African Van Niekerk had been…

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India shock England in Women's World Cup opener

India shock England in Women's World Cup opener

Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Women’s World Cup, Derby: India 281-3 (50 overs): Mandhana 90, Raut 86, Raj 71, Knight 2-41 England 246 (47.2 overs): Wilson 81, Knight 46 India won by 35 runs Scorecard England were stunned on the opening day of the Women’s World Cup, losing by 35 runs to India in Derby. Openers Smriti Mandhana (90) and Punam Raut (86) took advantage of some poor England bowling, before…

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Shock Queen's defeat for Britain's Edmund – report & watch best shots

Shock Queen's defeat for Britain's Edmund – report & watch best shots

Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Aegon Championships Venue: Queen’s Club, London Dates: 19-25 June Coverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online daily Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset British number two Kyle Edmund with a terrific performance on day one of the Aegon Championships in London. Shapovalov, 18, won 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-4 at Queen’s Club and goes on to face Czech seventh seed…

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Highlights & report: Pakistan shock England to reach final

Highlights & report: Pakistan shock England to reach final

Media playback is not supported on this device Champions Trophy, semi-final, Cardiff: England 211 (49.5 overs): Root 46, Bairstow 43, Hasan 3-35 Pakistan 215-2 (37.1 overs): Azhar 76, Fakhar 57 Pakistan won by eight wickets Scorecard England’s Champions Trophy hopes were ended by an eight-wicket semi-final thrashing at the hands of Pakistan in Cardiff. England struggled on a slow pitch against some brilliant Pakistan bowling and fielding, mustering only 211. Fakhar Zaman’s 57 launched Pakistan’s…

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Murray suffers shock defeat by qualifier Pospisil

Murray suffers shock defeat by qualifier Pospisil

World number one Andy Murray made a shock second-round exit at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, losing 6-4 7-6 (7-5) to qualifier Vasek Pospisil. The Briton, who had a first-round bye, was sluggish throughout the match against the Canadian world number 129. Murray, 29, was broken four times as he struggled with Pospisil’s serve-and-volley style. It was the first victory for Pospisil, 26, in five meetings with Murray. Although he is a qualifier…

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Bellew 'broke hand' during shock win over Haye

Bellew 'broke hand' during shock win over Haye

WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew says he broke his hand early in Saturday night’s heavyweight victory over David Haye in London. Haye suffered an Achilles injury in the sixth round and was knocked down in the 11th to give the 34-year-old Liverpudlian a surprise win. “I broke my right hand in the second or third round,” Bellew told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek. “It is sore now but I don’t feel the pain – all…

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Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray suffers shock defeat by Mischa Zverev

Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray suffers shock defeat by Mischa Zverev

Australian Open 2017 Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne Dates: 16-29 Jan Coverage: Daily live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website; TV highlights on BBC Two and online from 21 January. Andy Murray’s hopes of winning a first Australian Open title ended with a shock defeat by world number 50 Mischa Zverev of Germany in the fourth round. Murray, the world number one, dropped serve…

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