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Thiem denies Federer sixth Indian Wells title

Publication date 19 March 2019 | 14:41 | ICT

DOMINIC Thiem denied Roger Federer a record sixth Indian Wells title, beating the Swiss great 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to claim his first ATP Masters 1000 crown.



  • Andreescu bags Indian Wells title

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 14:05 | ICT

    CANADIAN sensation Bianca Andreescu became the first wild card to win the WTA title at Indian Wells on Sunday with a gritty 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.

  • Sky’s Colombian prodigy Egan Bernal wins Paris-Nice

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 12:19 | ICT

    SKY’S 22-year-old all-rounder Egan Bernal won the Paris-Nice eight-day cycling race on Sunday after a battle of nerves with his Colombian compatriot Nairo Quintana of Movistar.

  • McIlroy holds off Furyk to take Players Championship

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 11:50 | ICT

    RORY McIlroy celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day with a one-shot victory at The Players Championship on Sunday, firing a two-under-par final round 70 to claim his first title of 2019.

  • Fantastic Messi hat-trick blows away Real Betis

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 11:47 | ICT

    EVEN the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on Sunday and leave them with one hand on the La Liga trophy.

  • Reds survive Fulham scare to go top of Premier League

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 11:47 | ICT

    LIVERPOOL usurped Manchester City to take top spot in the Premier League but needed a James Milner penalty nine minutes from time to see off lowly Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

  • Wales eye World Cup glory but injuries could cloud the picture

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 14:04 | ICT

    WALES may seem Europe’s best hope of World Cup glory in Japan this year after winning the Six Nations with a Grand Slam, but injuries could yet play a part by the time the tournament starts in September.

  • Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 14:06 | ICT

    VALTTERI Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever”.

  • Zidane enjoys winning start, Atletico beaten

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:44 | ICT

    ZINEDINE Zidane brought Real Madrid’s outcasts in from the cold and they repaid him with a win over Celta Vigo on Saturday but La Liga’s title race could well be over after Atletico Madrid were beaten by Athletic Bilbao.

  • Fed, Nadal, steam into Indian Wells last eight

    Publication date 15 March 2019 | 15:14 | ICT

    FORMER champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal edged closer to a blockbuster semi-final showdown at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Wednesday with brisk fourth-round wins.

  • Skateboard whizz-kid chooses Britain in blow to Japan

    Publication date 15 March 2019 | 15:00 | ICT

    TEN-YEAR-OLD skateboarding sensation Sky Brown, who had been a medal hope for Japan at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, on Thursday opted to qualify under the British flag.