US OPEN ’20: Djokovic, Osaka, Pliskova highlight Day 1 in NY

Andreescu stuffed fingers in her ears to drown out a crowd pulling for her opponent, Serena Williams, along the way to a 6-3, 7-5 victory for her first Grand Slam title. At 19, Andreescu became the first woman in the professional era to win the U.S. Open in her tournament debut and the first since […]

Djokovic Booted From US Open After Hitting Line Judge With Ball, Later Apologizes Profusely On Social Media

“His point was that he didn’t hit the line umpire intentionally. He said, ‘Yes, I was angry. I hit the ball. I hit the line umpire. The facts are very clear. But it wasn’t my intent. I didn’t do it on purpose.’ So he said he shouldn’t be defaulted for it,” said Friemel, who made […]

Dustin Johnson wins Tour Championship to clinch FedEx Cup and pocket $15 million prize

The sport returned in June following a three-month hiatus and fans are still not permitted to attend events. This will certainly be a detriment to Johnson at the upcoming US Open, the tournament he clinched back in 2016 for his only major to date and somewhere he could usually rely on home support.

US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic disqualified in fourth round after striking line judge with ball ‘in frustration’

A world number one being defaulted sent shockwaves around Flushing Meadows which has witnessed many crazy events down the years, including two high-profile incidents involving Serena Williams, most recently in the 2018 final against Naomi Osaka when she was docked a game near the end.

Norwegian official nominates Trump for Nobel prize, citing Israel-UAE agreement

In 2018, he joined lawmaker Per-Willy Amundsen in praising Trump for signing an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnSarah Sanders memoir reportedly says Trump joked she should hook up with Kim Jong Un Pompeo speaks to GOP convention from Jerusalem in controversial speech North Korea’s Kim admits five-year economic plan has […]

Maggie O’Farrell wins Women’s prize for fiction with ‘exceptional’ Hamnet

“I had this absolutely fantastic English teacher called Mr Henderson and I don’t think I would have written any books, certainly not this one, without the foundation of what he told me about literature when I was a teenager. The play itself got really under my skin – I think it does appeal to this […]

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize for fight against sexual violence

Last year’s prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.”

Wellcome book prize goes to Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree

Solomon uses the book, which is subtitled “a dozen kinds of love”, to investigate different types of family, including children born of rape, children convicted of crime, transgender people, deafness, dwarves, Down’s syndrome, schizophrenia and disability. The author said he was accepting the prize on the behalf of the families he interviewed while writing the […]

Henrietta Lacks’s legacy lives on as Rebecca Skloot wins medical book prize

This was the second year of the Wellcome Trust book prize, which is open to both fiction and non-fiction on the theme of health and medicine. Also shortlisted for the award were Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks, an account of his struggle with a crippling prostate problem and Medic: Saving Lives from […]

Alexander Zverev erases two-set deficit to reach maiden US Open final

Moving as if someone had filled his shoes with glue, Zverev put one serve in the first game of the second set mid-box on the wrong side of the court. “This is a horror show,” said Tim Henman (hardly alone in having picked the fifth seed to win), as Carreño Busta mugged the under-done Zverev […]