U.S. teenager Melanie Oudin’s fairy-tale run at the U.S
Third seed Rafael Nadal of Spain overcame a first set tiebreaker loss to cruise through the next three sets and beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in the U.S.
Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay stayed on course for their 100 meters showdown at the world championships by coasting through their quarterfinal heats in Berlin on Saturday evening. Defending champion Gay surged through with a 9.98 seconds clocking, again showing fine speed after a sluggish start
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been ruled out of their crunch Premier League clash against Arsenal at Anfield on Tuesday. Gerrard’s groin injury is threatening Liverpool’s bid for a first English league title in 19 years, with manager Rafael Benitez admitting that it will be “difficult” for him to recover in time for Saturday’s match at Hull
Holders Manchester United swept into the last eight of the Champions League with a 2-0 second leg victory over Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan — and Arsenal joined them after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win at Roma. That means all four Premier League contenders are in the quarterfinal draw on March 20 after Liverpool and Chelsea triumphed on Tuesday.
Second seed Andy Murray collected his 10th career title after defeating world number one Rafael Nadal, who was hampered by a knee injury, 6-3 4-6 6-0 in the final of the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday. World number four Murray was himself carrying an ankle injury he picked up during his quarterfinal win over Marc Gicquel, but showed little signs of early discomfort as he raced around the court before burying two forehands to take his first service game. Nadal held before spurning his first break point to allow Murray to take a 2-1 lead and the match stayed with serve as Murray let a 0-30 lead slip to lose the fourth before he thundered an ace down on the way to take a 3-2 lead despite his second double fault of the game.