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Rafael Nadal produces stunning comeback to beat Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal produced an incredible fightback to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev and keep his ATP Finals hopes alive on Wednesday 11-13-2019, saving a match point at 1-5 down in the decider before winning 6-7, 6-3, 7-6. The 33-year-old looked beaten as 23-year-old debutant Medvedev broke serve twice i

Matuidi out of France's Euro 2020 qualifiers with rib knock

Blaise Matuidi has been ruled out of France's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Moldova and Albania with a rib injury, the Juventus midfielder announced on Monday. Matuidi picked up the knock in the 1-0 win over AC Milan that kept champions Juve top of Serie A, and failed to make the trip to Paris ahe

Salazar lodges ban appeal with top sports court

Disgraced running coach Alberto Salazar has lodged an appeal against a four-year ban for doping offences, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Monday. Jeffrey Brown, a Texas endocrinologist who treated many of Salazar's athletes at Nike's Oregon Project training hub in Portland, has al

Djokovic romps to victory in ATP Finals opener

Novak Djokovic began his quest for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title and sixth year-end number one spot on Sunday with an imperious 6-2, 6-1 victory against Italy's Matteo Berrettini. The Serbian was last week nudged off the top position in the rankings by Rafael Nadal, who is also in the

Young pretenders arrive in force in London

The greatest trio ever bestowed on men’s tennis steadfastly refuse to step aside but this year’s ATP Finals boasts a fresh new look that offers a glimpse of the rivalries that should sustain the sport when they go. Top seed Rafael Nadal, who can clinch the year-end top ranking for the f

Klopp warns Liverpool fans against repeat of 'senseless' Man City attack

  Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called for a cauldron of an atmosphere when the European champions host Manchester City on Sunday, but warned fans against overstepping the line. City's team bus was damaged by thrown bottles ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at Anfield

Kolisi is more popular than me, jokes Ramaphosa as 'Boks start tour

The World Cup-winning Springboks began their homecoming tour on Thursday as thousands of people cheered them in Pretoria and President Cyril Ramaphosa joked he was less popular than captain Siya Kolisi.  The Springboks' 32-12 victory against England in Japan has been greeted with joy in Sout

Nadal's late-season injury jinx strikes again

 Rafael Nadal's vulnerability to late-season injuries resurfaced this weekend as the 19-time Grand Slam champion was forced out of the Paris Masters with an abdominal muscle strain. The 33-year-old has carved out one of the sport's greatest-ever careers in spite of persistent injury troubles,

Frankfurt hand Bayern Munich biggest Bundesliga defeat for a decade

BERLIN- Bayern Munich crashed to their heaviest Bundesliga defeat for a decade with a 5-1 thrashing at Eintracht Frankfurt which leaves head coach Niko Kovac under huge pressure. Defending champions Bayern, who had to play the majority of the match with 10 men following Jerome Boateng's ninth-minut

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Tennis Championship marks 50 days before tournament start

ABU DHABI- The first day of this year's Mubadala World Tennis Championship will be "Kid's Day," with organizers announcing on Wednesday that children under 12 can enter for free. Now in its 12th edition, and taking place Dec. 19-21, the Abu Dhabi tournament's Tennis Village will also host autograph

Lakers, Clippers set to star in wide-open NBA season

LOS ANGELES- It’s a whole new ballgame in the NBA, where a seismic shift in star talent has flung the door wide open to an array of 2020 title contenders. The NBA, whose sudden row with China promises to linger, will be hoping on-court excitement in the wake of unexpected off-season moves wil

Murray beats Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery

Andy Murray claimed his first ATP title since having career-saving hip surgery as he fought off Stan Wawrinka in an engrossing duel in the European Open final in Antwerp on Sunday. Former world number one Murray, who appeared on the brink of retirement after losing in the first round of the Austra

Real Madrid Loses Undefeated Status against Mallorca

 Mallorca defeated Real Madrid 1-0 at Son Moix Stadium with a goal by Ivory Coast native Lago Junior in the first half, thereby picking up three golden points in its struggle to improve its up-to-now poor record against a rival that left its unbeaten status and league leadership on the island

Hong Kong protests: NBA fans join anti-China display

Dozens of spectators at a US basketball game have held signs and donned T-shirts and masks in support of protests in Hong Kong.Demonstrators gathered during a match in New York between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors.The move was organised by film producer Andrew Duncan, who bought 300 t

Real Madrid-Barcelona Clasico postponed due to Catalan protests

The "El Clasico" match between Barcelona and Real Madrid scheduled for next Saturday has been postponed over security concerns amid violent political demonstrations in the northeastern Catalonia region, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said. Following huge protests over the jailing of nine Ca

PSG look to fix failings in Europe starting with Real Madrid showdown

Last week was a busy one for Florentino Pérez. As well as apparently anointing Rafael Nadal as his successor as Real Madrid president when he finally calls it a day and attempting to arrange a historic showdown at the Bernabéu between the 19-times grand slam champion and his great ri

Ahmed Raza confident he can steer UAE through troubled waters at T20 World Cup Qualifier

  Ahmed Raza says he is confident he can steer the UAE through their ongoing malaise after being restored to the captaincy at late notice ahead of the T20 World Cup Qualifier.The national team will start their bid for a place at next year’s main event in Australia when they face Oman a

Teenager Coco Gauff seals first WTA title after beating Jelena Ostapenko at Linz Open

American teenager Coco Gauff won her first WTA title on Sunday following a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win over Jelena Ostapenko in the Linz Open.The 15-year-old, who only entered the field as a lucky loser after failing to qualify, completed a dream week to became the youngest player to win a WTA event since C


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