Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle, others toilNew York—Former champions Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova sparkled under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to end a steamy first day that proved more than a little stressful for several of the US Open favourites on Monday.
Arsenal striker Giroud out of Besiktas clashLondon—Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will miss Wednesday’s Champions League playoff second leg against Besiktas with an ankle injury, manager Arsene Wenger said.
Giroud, 27, was hurt late in his side’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Everton on Saturday, with media reports suggesting the France forward could be out for up to three months.
Indian boxer Vijender Singh out of Asian GamesMumbai—Leading Indian boxer Vijender Singh has been ruled out of next month´s Asian Games due to a hand injury, the Olympic bronze medallist said on Tuesday.
Singh, whose middleweight bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics helped raise boxing´s profile in India, injured his hand during the Commonwealth Games final in Glasgow.