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MARTIN SAMUEL: Sharapova turned in some Oscar-worthy performances

MARTIN SAMUEL: Maria Sharapova produced one final Oscar-worthy performance in her retirement video… but it was pretty much goodbye to elite standard tennis as soon as she said farewell to meldonium Maria Sharapova announced she was ‘saying goodbye’ to tennis at the age of 32 The five-time Grand Slam champion has provided some Oscar-worthy moments  The Russian served a 15-month […]

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Maria Sharapova’s rocky road from £500 to £100m with own candy brand and Porsche sponsorship but drugs ban black mark – The Sun

WHEN Yuri Sharapov and his wife Yelena first spotted their four-year-old daughter Maria hitting tennis balls in Sochi, they dared to dream. Recommended by tennis legend Martina Navratilova that young Maria’s talents would benefit from leaving the communist country, the ambitious parents took a huge gamble. With just $700 savings, and without a word of English to fall back on, […]

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Stuart Broad signs new contract with Nottinghamshire

England fast bowler Stuart Broad has signed a new two-year contract at Nottinghamshire. The Nottingham-born 33-year-old, England’s second-highest Test wicket-taker with 485, has spent 12 seasons at Trent Bridge after signing from Leicestershire in 2008. Broad said: “Every time I step out at Trent Bridge, it feels just as special as the first time I walked onto the turf at […]

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Watch amazing video of 18-year-old Tyson Fury predicting he would become world champion after revealing ambitious plans – The Sun

TYSON FURY amazingly predicted he would become WBC heavyweight champion in 2006 as he vowed to conquer the world once turning professional. The Gypsy King claimed the famous green and gold belt over the weekend when he stopped Deontay Wilder in the seventh round at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was one of the finest-ever performances from a […]

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Jameis Winston, Derek Carr doubts add to NFL’s growing QB drama

A pair of franchise quarterbacks could see their teams give that designation to someone else. The Buccaneers’ Jameis Winston and the Raiders’ Derek Carr could see their runs with the only franchise they’ve each ever played for soon come to an end, with each team’s leadership failing to endorse the return of either longtime starter. Winston, the No. 1 overall […]

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