Gilbert wins Giro 18th stage

Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert of the BMC team won his second stage on the Giro d'Italia this year as he triumphed in Thursday's 18th stage after a late breakaway.

Federer, Sharapova march on

Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the French Open on Wednesday as Maria Sharapova brushed aside fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko to also reach the last 32.

Contador boosts Giro lead

Alberto Contador took a massive step towards his second Giro d'Italia triumph by increasing his overall lead after an epic 16th stage.

Nadal eases to win at Roland Garros

Defending champion Rafael Nadal began his campaign for a 10th French Open with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 breeze past France's world number 296 Quentin Halys on Tuesday.