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A view of the Australian Tennis centre and MCG from Eureka Tower as smoke and haze from bushfires  hangs over Melbourne. Photograph: David Crosling/EPA

Someone once told me about a film actor who had developed a powerful ecological conscience, and in this spirit he bought every cast and crew member on(...)

Heavy rain falls during an Australian Open practice session at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Scott Barbour/EPA

Like farmers in a drought peering into an unforgiving sky, tennis turned to the heavens – and Roger Federer – to break the iron grip of heat and smoke(...)

Liverpool sponsor New Balance has lost a legal battle to force the club to renew its contract, which expires in 2020.  Photograph: François Walschaerts/AFP via Getty

Liverpool Football Club has won a multimillion-pound battle with New Balance, with a British high court judge ruling the company could not match Nike’(...)

Cori Gauff: tennis’s age eligibility regulation is a rare piece of altruism in the world of professional sport.   Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Gettty

Coco Gauff is one of the most enthralling figures in sport right now. The 15-year-old is certainly a branding godsend for tennis. Charismatic, brill(...)

Royals on tour: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex in South Africa this week. Photograph: Epa/Kim Ludbrook

Yes, there are many urgent and important things happening in the world. Yes, there is Brexit, climate change and homelessness and the weekend’s sporti(...)

Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Nike’s earnings miss in July is looking like an aberration. The footwear giant on Tuesday reported quarterly sales and earnings that beat analysts’ e(...)

Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev at the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Brian Hirschfeld/EPA

Rafa Nadal has never taken his talent for granted. Of the three players who have defined his era, he is the most humble. So, as he stands on the verge(...)

Serena Williams after defeating Elina Svitolina in the US Open semi-final. Photograph: AP

A spectacular sunset settled over Manhattan as Serena Williams, reluctant to embrace the evening of her own glowing career, blazed again to reach the (...)

Roger Federer was beaten in five sets in New York. Photograph: Elsa/Getty

Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals at the US Open. The 20-time grand slam winner had looked (...)

Serena Williams is into the semi-finals of the US Open. Photograph: Elsa/Getty

Fast and furious Serena Williams dropped just one game as she blew away China’s Wang Qiang 6-1 6-0. Wang, seeded 18th, did not manage to hit a single(...)

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