Strikes destroy seven hospitals in Syria’s Idlib: medics

Seven hospitals and clinics in northwestern Syria have been knocked out of action this month in air strikes by the regime or its ally Russia, medical sources said on Sunday."In April, hospitals in the south of the province of Idlib were systematically ...

Federer says he plans to play at French Open

Roger Federer, coming off victories at the Australian Open and ATP events in Miami and Indian Wells, said Saturday he plans to play in next month's French Open.After defeating John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) in an exhibition at Seattle, Washington, to benefi...

Five memorable Sharapova quotes at Stuttgart comeback

Maria Sharapova made her controversial return from tennis this week at Stuttgart's WTA tournament following her 15-month ban after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.The former world number one and five-time Grand Slam winner re...

Augsburg rout Hamburg in Bundesliga relegation battle

Augsburg climbed out of the Bundesliga relegation zone with a 4-0 hammering of Hamburg on Sunday as Turkey international Halil Altintop netted twice.Hamburg took Augsburg's place in 16th after the away defeat as the hosts climb to 13th, giving themselv...

Trump vows to win ‘battles’ ahead, at home and abroad

After what he called a "very productive" first 100 days, President Donald Trump is vowing to roll out a new health plan and to completely renegotiate the NAFTA continental trade pact.His remarks, in a CBS interview broadcast Sunday, touched on daunting...

Neuville pips Evans by 0.7sec for Argentina Rally win

Thierry Neuville of Hyundai dug deep to edge Ford's long-time leader Elfyn Evans by just 0.7 seconds to win a thrilling Rally of Argentina on Sunday.It was a second consecutive rally win for the 28-year-old Belgian after his success in Corsica last tim...

Israel says 300 Palestinian inmates end hunger strike

An Israeli minister said Sunday that 300 Palestinians have agreed to end an almost two-week-old hunger strike launched in protest at the conditions of their detention.The Palestinians, for their part, said 1,500 prisoners were keeping up their fast in ...

Milan slip-up hands Europa impetus to Inter

AC Milan suffered a second league setback since their takeover by a Chinese consortium to boost rivals Inter's bid for one of two Europa League spots in Italy's Serie A.Milan travelled to relegation-haunted Crotone looking to make up for a shock 2-1 Sa...

West Indies top order exposed again by Pakistan

West Indies' vulnerable top-order batting was again exploited by Pakistan as the home team reached 72 for three at lunch after choosing to bat first on the opening day of the second Test at Kensington Oval on Sunday.Despite a surface that offered very ...

Wild card Siegemund wins Stuttgart WTA title

Germany's Laura Siegemund was the shock winner of Stuttgart's WTA tournament on Sunday after her three-set win over France's Kristina Mladenovic in the final.Siegemund, ranked 49th in the world and a wild card entry for the main draw, sealed a 6-1, 2-6...

McLaren ‘sad’, ‘bad’, dangerous to know for Alonso

Fernando Alonso said he felt "sad" and "bad" after yet another Honda power failure forced him out of Sunday?s Russian Grand Prix, this time before the race had started."It's sad, but (there?s) nothing I can do now," said the two-time world champion who...

Red-hot Nadal wins 10th Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal romped to his 10th Barcelona Open title on Sunday as he swept aside Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 for a 51st clay-court crown.The Spaniard has made the perfect start to the clay-court season and will aim for a 10th French Open next mont...

Trump says North Korea’s Kim is ‘a pretty smart cookie’

US President Donald Trump offered some backhanded praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him "a pretty smart cookie" in a television interview that aired Sunday.Trump's almost admiring remarks came amid soaring tensions with North Korea ov...

New Hamas chief to be announced soon: officials

The new leadership of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas will be announced in the coming days, officials said Sunday, while it also prepared to unveil a new version of its charter.Ismail Haniya, until recently head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, said the...