Tuesday, May 22, 2018
LONDON – Agence France-Presse Debutant Rob Cross stunned 16-time world champion Phil Taylor in the World Championship final on Jan. 1. Taylor had been aiming for a 17th world crown before retiring after the championships but Englishman Cross, 30 years his junior, beat him 7-2 at Alexandra Palace. Cross, a former electrician...
Arsenal and Chelsea have been reduced to also-ran status by Manchester City’s blistering pace in the title race, but there is still a lot to learn when the London rivals clash at the Emirates Stadium on Jan. 03. With champion Chelsea lagging 14 points behind City and Arsenal sitting six...
SHENZHEN – Reuters Former world number one Maria Sharapova cruised past Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas and into the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open in China on Jan. 4. Sharapova, who won 6-3 6-3, struck 24 winners and five aces to stay on course for a title clash with top-ranked Simona Halep after...

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