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Filipino Treat Huey and British Dominic Inglot continue their build up for the 2014 French Open as they compete in the Dusseldorf Open in Germany. Huey and Inglot are the top-seeded pair in the tournament. They are scheduled to face Marcel Granollers and Pere Riba of Spain in the opening…

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ROME: Novak Djokovic fought back to stun defending champion and seven-time winner Rafael Nadal to claim the Rome Masters 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Serbia’s world number two Djokovic claimed his third title on the red clay of Rome, having won in 2008 and 2011, the latter…

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ROME: World number one Serena Williams warmed up for the defense of her French Open crown by cruising to her second straight Italian Open title on Sunday (Monday in Manila) with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Sara Errani of Italy. Errani had been looking to become the first Italian winner…

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PARIS: Nigerian Ikechukwu Uche and Ghanaian Richmond Boakye were among the scorers on the final weekend of the Spanish La Liga season. Uche raised his season goal tally to 14 by striking midway through the second half for Villareal in a 2-1 win at Real Sociedad. Boakye netted a stoppage-time…

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LOS ANGELES: Mexican veteran Juan Manuel Marquez rallied from a ninthround knockdown to win a unanimous decision over Mike Alvarado in a 12-round non-title welterweight fight on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The 40-year-old Marquez, who scored a knockdown of his own in the eighth, has likely earned a shot at…

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Frankie MiÑoza hopes to provide the leadership and experience as he reinforces an already-formidable Team South after the North squad in The Duel 3, which unwraps on Wednesday at the Cebu Country Club in Cebu. Minoza, the region’s former No. 1 player and winner of three local tournaments last year,…

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ROME: Rafael Nadal said he expects a tough battle with Novak Djokovic for his eighth Rome Masters title on Sunday after sweeping aside Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals. Nadal came through a tough clash with British number one Andy Murray late on Friday but the world number…

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The search for talented swimmers continues as the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) stages its 58th Leg Series dubbed as the PSL-Magnolia Swim Meet on May 24 to 25 at the Diliman Preparatory School Swimming Pool in Quezon City. More than 400 swimmers are expected to see action in the two-day…

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Australian Marcus Both won an emotional two-shot victory at the Philippine Open on Sunday to seal an amazing comeback after a “hard road” of a year, which saw him almost leaving the game. Both, 35, sank a bogey on the last hole at the touchy Wack Wack Golf and Country…