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Firefighters and a police officer are seen near a building that caught fire in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. Photograph:  Geoffroy Van der Hasselt/AFP

A 40-year-old woman has been transferred from police custody to the psychiatric unit at the Paris prefecture, after being arrested on suspicion of set(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates his semi-final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

John McEnroe does not get a lot wrong. However, when he suggested a few days ago that Stefanos Tsitispas’s victory over Roger Federer might represent (...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts after his win against Japan’s Kei Nishikori during the men’s singles semi-finals match at the 2018 US Open. Photo: Timothy A Clary/Getty Images

Not long after Rafael Nadal had to quit against Juan Martin del Potro with a knee injury, Novak Djokovic inflicted more conventional pain on Kei Nishi(...)

 Rafael Nadal  reacts after defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili  during the  US Open quarter-final at Flushing Meadows, New York.  Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Expectations that the US Open quarter-finals would bring together last year’s finalists were shredded on Sunday when Rafael Nadal won after a struggle(...)

Serena Williams hits a return to Magda Linette during their 2018 US Open women’s singles match. Photo Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

On her 18th visit to the place where she has won six of her 23 majors, Serena Williams took a little over an hour to crush Magda Linette, the 26-year-(...)

Andy Murray: decided he wasn’t  ready to return at Wimbledon after a long absence due to hip surgery. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Hours before Andy Murray pulled out of this year’s championships, he spoke of the difficulty of coming back into a competitive tennis environment. Fo(...)

Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin  in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph:  Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/EPA

Sport and politics shouldn’t mix, goes the earnest cliché. Except they do – all the time. And that’s partly what makes some sports so interesting. The(...)

 Rafael Nadal celebrates after victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem during their men’s singles final at Roland Garros. Photograph: Christophe  Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

The Roland Garros men’s final and a squadron of jets with red, white and blue smoke trailing behind, rush low above the heads of the people in the Par(...)

Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates winning the French Open by kissing the trophy. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Strength comes in all shapes and sizes. At 5ft 6in, officially, Simona Halep is not blessed in terms of simple physical stature. But the Romanian is a(...)

An emotional Rafael Nadal celebrates his French Open final victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Rafael Nadal roared to French Open title number 11 with a straight-sets demolition of Dominic Thiem in Paris. The Spaniard continued his extraordinar(...)

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