Maria Sharapova arrives on court for her first match since being suspended for 15 months. Maria Sharapova made her return to tennis after a 15-month drug suspension this week at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, where the former world no. 1, now unranked, was given a wildcard entry into a tournament that a) is sponsored by one of her sponsors b) actually started before her ban was lifted and c) conveniently scheduled her first match just hours after she became eligible again. Not surprisingly, this didn’t sit well with some of her peers, who already carry a not-so-high opinion of Sharapova who, during the the 2016 Australian Open, tested positive for meldonium, a drug — commonly used by athletes in Russia — that had landed on the WTA’s banned substances list weeks before.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — World No. 1 Andy Murray lost to Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the Barcelona Open semifinals on Saturday. Murray's defeat came a week after he exited the third round at Monte Carlo. That loss prompted Murray to enter Barcelona to whip up some form for the French Open following a right elbow injury. Murray fell for the first time in three meetings with Thiem. Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal played Horacio Zeballaos of Argentina in the other semifinal later Saturday. Thiem started strong, breaking Murray's first two service games before adding a third break en route to taking the first set. The ninth-ranked Thiem had a break point in the second set, but Murray held
Sunderland manager David Moyes tells Black Cats fans the club will do "everything they can" to put things right, after being relegated from the Premier League by losing 1-0 to Bournemouth. MATCH REPORT: Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth Watch highlights on Match of the Day, 22:20 BST on BBC One, the BBC Sport app and this website.