Sharapova eases past Makarova into Stuttgart quarters

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Sharapova eases past Makarova into Stuttgart quarters

Former world number one Maria Sharapova eased past fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5 6-1 on Thursday to reach the Stuttgart Grand Prix quarter-finals and continue her winning comeback from a 15-month doping ban.

The 30-year-old…

Motor racing: Alonso says Indy 500 is even bigger than he thought

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Motor racing: Alonso says Indy 500 is even bigger than he thought

Fernando Alonso had a hunch that entering next month's Indianapolis 500 was going to be a big deal but on Thursday he confessed to a misjudgement – the race was even bigger than he had imagined.

Speaking to…

Sony sees profit nearing 20-year-old record with 73 percent jump this year

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Sony sees profit nearing 20-year-old record with 73 percent jump this year

Sony Corp said on Friday it expects annual operating profit to surge 73.2 percent, closing in on a two decade-old record, as its cash-cow image sensor business recovers from quake damage and enjoys strong demand from…

Amazon revenue soars as cloud, retail businesses dominate

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Amazon revenue soars as cloud, retail businesses dominate

Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) retail and cloud-computing sales rose in the first quarter, inching above Wall Street's expectations and sending the company's shares to an all-time high in extended trading.

The world's…

Tesla’s Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with CEO Musk – sources

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Tesla's Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with CEO Musk – sources

Tesla executive Klaus Grohmann was ousted last month after a clash with Chief Executive Elon Musk over the strategy of Grohmann's firm, which Tesla had acquired in November, a source familiar with the matter…

Google parent Alphabet’s profit up 29 percent on strong ad sales

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Google parent Alphabet's profit up 29 percent on strong ad sales

Google parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) posted a surge in profit and revenue on Thursday as its core advertising business continued to grow at an extraordinary rate and problems such as an advertiser boycott of YouTube had…

Japan’s Sharp posts narrower loss for the year, cost cuts paying off

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Japan's Sharp posts narrower loss for the year, cost cuts paying off

Sharp Corp on Friday reported a narrower annual loss for the year ended in March, as a cost-cutting drive by Taiwanese owner Foxconn started to show results.

The liquid crystal display manufacturer booked an annual…