Costa Rica Hydro-Bus: It’s a Wrap

G-Force Signs & Graphics wrapped-up the branding for the public hydrogen fuel cell electric bus, which arrived in Costa Rica.

Accuracy key in France for 2018 Ryder Cup says Furyk

US 2018 Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk said Wednesday that accuracy will be critical in next year's Ryder Cup showdown with Europe after a visit to Le Golf National in France.The 47-year-old American, whose lone major title came at the 2003 US Open, will ...

Williams battles into Toronto last 16, Muguruza through

Venus Williams was forced to draw on all of her vast experience before overcoming Czech youngster Katerina Siniakova to reach the last 16 of the WTA Toronto hardcourt tournament on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old American ninth seed, who began playing on the professional circuit before 21-year-old Siniakova was even born in 1996, eventually prevailed 7-5, 7-5 in 1hr 39min.

It was a satisfying win for Williams, who shrugged off the failure to convert a string of break points to raise her game when it mattered late in the second set.

Williams, who will be chasing her third US Open crown next month after reaching the Wimbledon and Australian Open finals this year, said she had remained calm against Siniakova even when errors prevented her from taking control.

At one stage Siniakova saved eight consecutive break points to ensure she always remained in touch. Williams eventually converted only four of 13 break points.

"She played so well, so competitive," Williams said afterwards. "I had a few errors but I think the key is to keep going for it and hopefully you'll get some in at some point.

"On those points she played some great tennis. And what can you do except go back and try again," Williams said of Siniakova's multiple break-point saves.

Williams will now face Elina Svitolina in the next round.

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza advanced with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens.

Top seed Karolína Pliskova of the Czech Republic meanwhile eased past Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-3.

Two seeded Russian players were among those to make an early exit.

Svetlana Kuznetsova, seeded eight, was the highest-profile casualty, tumbling out to Catherine Bellis of the United States 6-4, 7-5.

Elena Vesnina, the 16th seed, was sent packing by Australia's Ashleigh Barty.

Barty, a 21-year-old Queenslander who has also played professional Twenty20 cricket, won a gripping three-setter 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

Other seeds to fall by the wayside on Wednesday included Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova and Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.

Fifteenth seed Sevastova crashed 6-3, 6-4 to Japan's Naomi Osaka while Lucie Safarova accounted for 11th seed Cibulkova 6-2, 6-4.

Warholm storms home in 400m hurdles to make history for Norway

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Francis shocks Felix, Miller-Uibo for world 400m gold

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Sagan takes third stage, Kung stays in Dutch lead

World champion Peter Sagan sprinted to victory in the third stage of the BinckBank Tour on Wednesday, triumphing over the 185km run between Blankenberge and Ardooie in Belgium with Switzerland's Stefan Kung staying in the race lead.

Sagan, who also won the first stage, finished ahead of Belgium's Edwards Theuns and Rudy Barbier of France.

Thursday's fourth stage is over 154.2km from Riemst to Lanaken.

3rd stage results

1. Peter Sagan (SVK/Bora-Hansgrohe) 4hr 14:01, 2. Edward Theuns (BEL), 3. Rudy Barbier (FRA), 4. Dylan Groenewegen (NED), 5. Loïc Vliegen (BEL) all same time

Overall standings

1. Stefan Küng (SUI/BMC) 8hr 15:08, 2. Maciej Bodnar (POL) at 04, 3. Tom Dumoulin (NED) 05, 4. Peter Sagan (SVK) 05, 5. Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) 08

Farah into final to keep dream farewell alive

British track legend Mo Farah sauntered into the 5,000 metres world final on Wednesday looking good to sign off his brilliant track championship career with a fifth successive global title double.The 34-year-old -- who has two Olympic and two world cha...

Van Niekerk’s golden double on track — just

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Netanyahu slams media campaign to ‘overthrow’ him

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday slammed what he called a "left-wing and media campaign" aimed at overthrowing him as he faces ongoing investigations."The media has mobilised in an obsessive campaign against my family and me, but...

Intel set to roll out 100 self-driving cars

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