Anglique Kerber confirmed as top women's tennis player

Anglique Kerber confirmed as top women's tennis player

The better fitness, via extra time in the gym and longer, more intense practice sessions; an improved serve and a new willingness to attack during points, rather than mainly counter-punching, via instruction from coach Torben Beltz; a more positive attitude on court, via help from a mental coach.

Chris Bosh declares himself ready for training camp

Chris Bosh declares himself ready for training camp

Bosh made an appearance on Bleacher Report's Uninterrupted podcast, where he said he feels ready to return to game action after missing the second half of last season with his a second blood clot issue. The Heat, however, have remained silent on Bosh's status, with the exception of a joint statement declaring him out for the season last May and a brief word from Pat Riley in a July press conference.

Serena Williams' reign as world number one over

The 34-year-old Williams, who was gunning for a 23rd Grand Slam title that would take her past the record she shares with Steffi Graf for most in the Open Era, said "some serious left knee problems" had affected her game - as much mentally as physically.

India send largest-ever contingent as Rio Paralympics gets underway

Team Namibia will be represented by a total of 15 athletes - most of whom are sprinters - at this year's Paralympics in Rio, with the glittering opening ceremony having taken place yesterday. Russian Federation opened an alternative event for national Paralympians banned from the Paralympic Games in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro on September, 7, 2016.

Stan Wawrinka deserves to be in 'big five' - Novak Djokovic

Maintaining his clean record in Grand Slam finals, Stanislas Wawrinka pulled off his maiden US Open title after surprising World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Sunday's title-clash. Rod Laver tends to agree, saying Monday that Wawrinka can "prove he's up there" with that other quartet with some better showings at the Masters. Stan Wawrinka cradles the trophy after winning the U.S.

Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid spirit

Those in the United Kingdom can catch the action on the internet if they're subscribed to BT Sport . Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is sure that Real Madrid will prove to be too stronger than Barcelona and Atletico. Zidane wants to play him for ninety minutes, and is aware of Ronaldo's "special moment". The Portuguese side had coach Jorge Jesus sent to the stands for his remonstrations at referee Paolo Tagliavento's decision to book William Carvalho for a challenge on Luka ...