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Spain's Rafael Nadal holds his racket in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
2017-05-26, DNA India
The Spanish star withdrew from the 2016 tournament with a left wrist injury on the eve of his third round match, going on to miss Wimbledon before returning for the Rio...
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, greets Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, second right, before the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
2017-05-25, The Washington Times
MADRID (AP) - Spanish prosecutors are considering whether Cristiano Ronaldo should face charges over allegations by the country's tax agency that he defrauded the...
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi controls the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar, at Ipurua stadium in Eibar, northern Spain
2017-05-25, Supersport
La Liga club Barcelona have expressed their support for Argentine striker Lionel Messi and his father after the Spanish Supreme Court upheld their prison sentences over...
Roger Federer (SUI) in action during the 2017 Miami Open in Key on March 25, 2017, at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Biscayne, FL. (Photo by Aaron Gilbert
2017-05-25, Business Day
Roland Garros organisers are confident the absence from the 2017 French Open of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will just be a footnote when the story...
Rafael Nadal (ESP) is defeated by Roger Federer (SUI) for the Men's Championship during the 2017 Miami Open in Key on April 2, 2017, at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Biscayne, FL. Photo by Aaron Gilbert
2017-05-25, The News International
PARIS: The video of Dominic Thiem’s surprise win over Rafael Nadal last week in Rome will be in high demand for those harbouring hopes of stopping the...
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi gestures at the end of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017.
2017-05-24, Daily Star Lebanon
Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and two-million-euro ($2.2-million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the...
Kei Nishikori (JPN) in action during the 2017 Miami Open in Key on March 24, 2017, at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Biscayne, FL. Photo by Aaron Gilbert
2017-05-24, Supersport
Kei Nishikori stood on the brink of history after sweeping into the 2014 US Open final, but three years later he is no closer to becoming the first Asian man to win a...
DNA India: Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday: SOCCER FA Cup finalArsenal v Chelsea, Wembley Stadium (1630) Chelsea bid for double against Arsenal at WembleyLONDON - Antonio Conte's Premier League champions Chelsea are favourites to secure the club's...
The Guardian: We examine how the average burden on British people earning £25,000, £40,000 and £100,000 compares with taxes paid by similar earners in Europe, Australia and the US...
Supersport: AustralianDaniel Ricciardo and Dutch teenager Max Verstappen have no escape clauses in their contracts and will remain with Red Bull in 2018, team principal Christian Horner said on Friday. Asked at the Monaco Grand Prix if the two drivers had...
Longview News Journal: VATICAN CITY — In a surprise announcement Sunday, PopeFrancis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden. "Their origin, from different parts of the world, manifests the...
The Guardian: Aged nearly three, Alex Hanscombe saw his mother, Rachel Nickell, murdered in front of him. It was a case that shocked the nation. AnnaMoore meets him and his father, André, and finds, after 25 years, that they have a remarkable bond...
DNA India: The Spaniard, who hits 31 next week, has turned back the clock to sweep through the European clay-court season with titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid and is a daunting obstacle for anyone with genuine title ambitions. For the first time in three...
Deseret News: While most college basketball players don't ever get the chance to play in the NBA, there are still plenty of opportunities to play the game around the world. Professional leagues are in just about every country you can imagine, and players from Utah schools...
Yahoo Daily News: >Madrid: Gerard Pique wants Barcelona to reward outgoing coach Luis Enrique with a ninth trophy of his three-year spell in charge in Saturday's Copa del Rey final against Alaves. Victory would see Barca lift the Cup for the third straight season under...
Hindustan Times: Manchester City began their campaign to snatch the Premier League title from Chelsea next season when they signed Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva from French champions Monaco in a deal reported to be worth almost 50 million euros on Friday. Silva’s...
Zeenews: The Catalans missed out on La Liga to Real Madrid last weekend and were dumped out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage by Juventus. ......
Irish Independent: Manchester City have made their first signing of what could be a busy summer by landing Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva. The 22-year-old Portugal international will join City from the Ligue 1 champions on July 1. Press AssociationSport understands City will...
Sporting News: Chelsea star Eden Hazard is unfazed by where he ranks among the world's best but believes greater leadership can move him closer to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The story behind Diego Costa's rise Hazard, 26, is widely considered one of the best players...
The News International: MADRID: Jorge Sampaoli moved a step closer to taking over the vacant position as Argentina coach on Friday as the Argentine Football Association (AFA) reached a deal with his club...
Bits and Pieces2017-05-27
The News International: ‘Green-shirts World Cup berth prospects brighter this time’ KARACHI: Former PakistanOlympianShahnaz Sheikh has said that the Green-shirts would find it easier this time to secure a place in World Cup since the number of participating teams has...