Northern Ireland Open: Judd Trump beats Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 in final

Judd Trump’s last ranking event win came in the European Masters in October 2017 Judd Trump secured his first world ranking title for 13 months by beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 in the Northern Ireland Open final in Belfast. The players were level at 4-4 after a first session which saw Trump knock in three centuries…

ATP Finals: Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson to reach final

Novak Djokovic’s serving has been impeccable this week – he has not been broken at all in four matches World number one Novak Djokovic put in a ruthless display to beat Kevin Anderson and reach the final of the ATP Finals in London. The Serb will play Germany’s Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s season finale after…

Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson to top group at ATP Finals

Six-time champion Roger Federer beat Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-3 to secure his place in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals for the 15th time. Federer’s victory means he tops his group to boost his chances of avoiding world number one Novak Djokovic in the last four in London. The Swiss, 37, looked out of sorts…

ATP Finals: Novak Djokovic beats Alexander Zverev in group match

After a challenging first set, Novak Djokovic raced through the second set in 29 minutes ATP Finals Venue: O2 Arena, London Dates: 11-18 November Coverage: Follow live coverage across BBC TV, radio, the BBC Sport website & mobile app. Live text commentary available on selected matches. World number one Novak Djokovic took a big step…

Roger Federer beats Dominic Thiem to keep alive ATP Finals hopes

Roger Federer is chasing a 100th career title at the ATP Finals Roger Federer recovered from his first-match nightmare to keep alive his hopes at the ATP Finals with a comfortable victory over Dominic Thiem. Switzerland’s Federer, knowing defeat would mean he would not advance from his group, beat the Austrian 6-2 6-3. The six-time…

Oleksandr Usyk beats Tony Bellew to retain IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO cruiserweight belts

Oleksandr Usyk has won all 16 of his professional fights Tony Bellew’s shot at becoming the first Briton to hold four world titles in a weight division ended in failure as Oleksandr Usyk produced a stunning finish in the eighth round at Manchester Arena. The Ukrainian, cautious and behind on the cards early on, found…

Symantec second-quarter profit beats estimates, shares rise 

Cybersecurity firm Symantec beat analysts’ estimates for second-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday, easing investor concerns following three consecutive quarters of disappointing results and forecast cuts. Symantec shares jumped more than 8 percent in extended trade following the announcement. The stock ended up 3.2 percent at $18.73. “This was a big step in the right…

Coconut oil-based bug repellant beats DEET, study says

Illustration of coconut oil(Photo: rodrigobark, Getty Images/iStock) Compounds derived from coconut oil have been found to repel some insects better than DEET, a synthetic chemical considered the “gold standard” of repellents, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture bulletin published Wednesday. The release highlights a study by USDA researchers published on Sept. 19 in the journal Scientific Reports. The study found…

Start-up beats major players to launch world’s first foldable smartphone

Royole, a six-year-old components manufacturer, said FlexPai would “subvert people’s perception of traditional smart phones,” functioning as a portable device and a high-definition large screen tablet, with the capability to support dual-screen use. During the press conference, Bill Liu, founder and CEO of Royole, also announced that the firm would invest 200 million yuan into…