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Spanish armada set to strike

A four-strong Spanish contingent, led by title holders Sevilla, pose the most menacing of threats in the UEFA Cup last 16 round which kicks off today.

Barca’s reign ends

Holders Barcelona went out of the Champions League in the first knockout phase on Tuesday when their 1-0 win at Anfield was not enough to prevent Liverpool advancing on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate.

FIFA act against Croatia for Nazi salutes

FIFA have begun disciplinary proceedings against the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) following racist behaviour by Croatia fans, the world governing body said on Friday.

Russian says he’s still short on confidence

Marat Safin admitted he was still struggling with his confidence despite battling to a first-round win over Italian qualifier Fabio Fognini at the Estoril Open on Tuesday.

Safin gets confidence-boosting victory in Estoril first round

Marat Safin admitted he was still struggling with his confidence despite battling to a first-round win over Italian qualifier Fabio Fognini yesterday at the Estoril Open.

Slovakia end Spain’s reign

Slovakia ended Spain's Davis Cup reign yesterday, winning the doubles match in their World Group first round tie to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Jolly Roger's great milestone

On a wet, cold Thursday, May 16, 1954, Roger Bannister did the unthinkable. He ran the mile in under four minutes. Fifty years on, the feat still remains one of the most momentous in athletics. It broke a long-standing mental barrier. Although Hicham El-Guerrouj now holds the world record of 3:43.13, it is Bannister's run that remains etched in memory.

Coach hopes one of his Red Dragons will rule the world

CHINESE head coach Li Yongbo expressed strong hope that one of his players will go on to lift the world title in Birmingham on Sunday.

Martin out to bite Mosquito

A topsy-turvy men#8217;s tournament at this year#8217;s French Open could finish up with the proverbial biter being bitten in today#8217;s final.

Spanish armada steam forth

Sizzling Spaniards Albert Costa and Juan Carlos Ferrero raced into the French Open quarter-finals, underlining their claycourt expertise with rampaging wins to move within one match of a repeat of last year's final.