“His flaying of pace attacks often recalled the release of a coiled-up spring..” Australian opening batsman Phillip Hughes has died at the age of 25 after being struck by a bouncer while playing for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against new South Wales at the SCG

(...) like something else entirely, something closer to golf only with a tennis racquet as his implement(...)

(...) on a black screen sort of replicating tennis. Then computers such as the Commodore 64 came along(...)

‘No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, wager or attempt to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any Event or any other tennis competition’. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A French tennis official has been banned for life after being found guilty of corruption offences(...)

Karl Boyne (31) was sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to four and a half years in jail for the stabbing and two separate offences, burglary and possession of a knife. Photograph: Frank Miller

(...) random attack following a tennis match, a court has heard. Karl Boyne (31) was sentenced at Dublin(...)

 Rory McIlroy  acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green after the final round of the  DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Championship in May just days after calling off his wedding to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. “I learned a lot(...)

2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Champion Katie Taylor. Photograph: Doug McDermott/Inpho
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(...) his team said it all. Finally, tennis all-time great Roger Federer secured the Davis Cup for(...)

Belgrade FRIDAY (Nov 28th) GOLF Sky Sports 4, 6am-10am, noon-4pm Sydney Australian Open TENNIS Sky(...)

 Leinster’s Darragh Fanning scores his first  try against Treviso. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama / Inpho

(...) outplayed at the breakdown for the most part, emphatically lost the kick-tennis exchanges and were woefully(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer  during the Davis Cup final singles tennis match against France’s Richard Gasquet at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq, near Lille. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters

Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 and seal Switzerland’s maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over ho(...)

Lionel Messi takes part in a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona. Photograph: Reuters

Iker Casillas and tennis star Rafa Nadal. Messi is the only one who faces legal proceedings that could(...)