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Tennis - French Open : Drama as Federer loses, screen falls on court
Roger Federer was knocked out of the French Open at the quarter-final stage yesteday, falling in three sets to fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka, the eighth seed, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
Tennis - French Open : Can Nadal get birthday wish?
As most had hoped and everybody had expected, there was no altering the collision course. Rafael Nadal, the nine-time French Open champion, will face Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1, in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.
Champions League : Juve plan to repel 120-goal trident
Even as Lionel Messi described Neymar and Luis Suarez as the best strike partners he has ever had at Barcelona, Massimiliano Allegri insisted his Juventus side will be ready for the trio in Saturday's Champions League final.
Tennis - French Open : Williams outguns the Sloane ranger
Just hours after defending champion Maria Sharapova was sent packing from tennis' French Open in the fourth round yesterday, Serena Williams found herself just one game away from a premature exit of her own.
EPL : Wenger won't overpay
Arsene Wenger has indicated that he will not pay "stratospheric numbers" for Europe's top players this summer even though the Arsenal manager acknowledges that his side are not yet the finished article.
Benitez can't wait to sign Real deal
Rafael Benitez's final game as Napoli coach ended in disappointment after Gonzalo Higuain missed a crucial penalty in their Champions League spot shoot-out against Lazio.
Platform for EPL challenge
Arsenal lifted the FA Cup for a record 12th time on Sunday after defeating Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley. But from front to back, the silverware that the Gunners are really eyeing is the Premier League trophy.
'Perfect time' for Barca to face Juve in final
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique believes the Champions League final against Juventus comes at "the perfect time" after his side beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the King's Cup final on Saturday.
Tennis - French Open : Irate Azarenka slams umpire's call
A furious Victoria Azarenka called for a review of tennis' rules after falling foul of what she perceived as a bad umpiring decision in her 6-3, 4-6, 2-6 French Open fourth-round defeat by Serena Williams.
Signs of big split amid UEFA nations
As Uefa prepares to meet this week in Berlin to discuss its relations with Fifa, it appears that not all of the associations of European football's governing body are on the same page.
EPL : S'pore trip a big positive, as Per usual
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has often spoken against long-haul pre-season trips, which, to the Frenchman, remain more a commercial exercise than a proper pre-season workout.
FA Cup will define Arsenal's season: Wilshere
Jack Wilshere has heaped pressure on his team-mates by claiming that Arsenal's season will be a failure if Aston Villa lift the FA Cup today.
Football : Villa fear Benteke may leave
Tim Sherwood admits Aston Villa cannot stop Christian Benteke leaving because the Belgium striker has a buy-out clause in his contract.
Football : Star trio raise treble stakes
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has hailed the club's attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar as the best strike force he has ever played with.
Football : PSG one win away from historic sweep of titles
Paris St-Germain are overwhelming favourites to become the first French football club to complete a clean sweep of the domestic honours, as they take on second-tier Auxerre in the French Cup final today.
Football : Dortmund want Cup win to send off Klopp
Borussia Dortmund hope to bring down the curtain on Juergen Klopp's seven years as head coach, by lifting the German Cup on his swan-song in today's final against Wolfsburg.
Tennis : Easy wins for Federer and Ivanovic
Roger Federer continued his smooth progress at the French Open yesterday, with a straightforward 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur to reach the fourth round.
Young challengers storm into third round where Djokovic, Murray await
Next-generation Australian tennis talents Thanasi Kokkinakis, 19, and Nick Kyrgios, 20, reached the French Open third round on Thursday, setting up intriguing clashes today with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray respectively.
Defiant Blatter will seek 5th term
Sepp Blatter, the president of Fifa, is to press ahead with his bid for a fifth term at the head of football's world governing body, resisting calls for him to step aside in the wake of the corruption crisis gripping the organisation.
S. Africa rejects 2010 World Cup bribery claims
South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula yesterday denied allegations that huge bribes were paid to win the right to host football's 2010 World Cup, saying that public money had not been given to "criminals".
Football : Bacca unstoppable as Sevilla trump Dnipro
Sevilla's Carlos Bacca is a striker at the peak of his powers, and no amount of preparation by Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk coach Myron Markevych could stop the Colombian making his mark in Wednesday's Europa League final.
Football : Benitez resigns as Madrid job awaits
Rafael Benitez moved a step closer to taking over Spanish football giants Real Madrid, after the Spaniard resigned as Napoli coach yesterday.
Tennis : Smooth ride for 'solid' Nadal
Defending champion Rafael Nadal stayed on course for a 10th French Open title with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 breeze past compatriot Nicolas Almagro yesterday.
Paying the price for 'poor' run
Just 366 days after delivering Real Madrid their much-awaited 10th Champions League title, Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by club president Florentino Perez.
Blues, City will rule EPL, says Lampard
Frank Lampard has delivered a parting shot that will be felt by rivals Arsenal and Manchester United after ending his English Premier League career at Manchester City.
EPL : High-flying Canaries boss relishes challenge
Norwich manager Alex Neil is relishing the prospect of pitting his wits against the best of the English Premier League after his remarkable rise reached a new high with promotion at Wembley.
EPL : Drogba proud he's in demand
Didier Drogba was pleased that, within minutes of announcing that Sunday's football game against Sunderland would be his last for Chelsea, his phone started ringing with offers.
Tennis - French Open : Smooth start for Nadal
Tennis : Mauresmo not reliving past through Murray
From the day she drew inspiration from Yannick Noah's win in 1983, as a young girl watching from her home in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, just north of Paris, and all through her serial disappointments in front of her home crowd over 15 years, the French Open represented a prize too far.
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk vs Sevilla : Europa history beckons for triple champs Sevilla
Sevilla can become the first football team to win four Europa League or Uefa Cup titles when they face a Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk side playing in their first major European final today.
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