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  • Nadal crushes Federer, plays Berdych next

    2013-03-15 12:51

    Rafa Nadal produced vintage form against an out-of-sorts Roger Federer, crushing the Swiss 6-4 6-2 in their heavily anticipated quarter-final at the BNP Paribas on Thursday.

  • Nadal's comeback, so far, smooth

    2013-03-15 11:55

    One of the most charismatic players in the game for nearly a decade, Rafa Nadal has commanded much more attention than usual at the BNP Paribas Open, his first hardcourt tournament in almost a year.

  • Del Potro eager to join party of four

    2013-03-15 11:18

    No one knows better than Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro how difficult it is to win a grand slam title in the era of the "Big Four" of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray.

  • Kim not perfect but good enough at worlds

    2013-03-15 11:03

    Kim Yuna felt her short program at the world figure skating championships on Thursday deserved a perfect score and while the judges did not agree they still gave the Olympic champion top marks.

  • Putin hopes wrestling back in Olmpics

    2013-03-14 10:05

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that wrestling should not be excluded from the Olympics, suggesting its ancient roots made it an integral part of the programme.

  • Russian duo top German rivals

    2013-03-14 09:59

    Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took a step towards ending the reign of four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy by grabbing the lead after the pairs short program on Wednesday.

  • Kvitova ousted by Kirilenko at Indian Wells

    2013-03-14 10:09

    Erratic serving cost Petra Kvitova dearly as the fifth-seeded Czech was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open by Russian Maria Kirilenko on Wednesday, losing 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the quarter-finals.

  • Call me CPPCC member Yao Ming

    2013-03-13 11:36

    Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (C), who is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), lines to enter the Great Hall of the People for a plenary session inBeijingMarch 11, 2013.

  • Wrestling joins European Games

    2013-03-13 09:45

    Wrestling officially became part of the inaugural 2015 European Games on Tuesday despite being axed from the 2020 Olympic Games last month by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

  • CBA changing philosophy on recruits

    2013-03-13 07:33

    Fame doesn't necessarily translate into success on a basketball court.

  • Messi helps Barca to stunning victory

    2013-03-13 09:21

    A fired-up Lionel Messi answered his critics by inspiring Barcelona to a sensational Champions League comeback against AC Milan on Tuesday with two goals in a 4-0 home win to help them reach the quarter-finals.

  • Phelps rules out Rio Olympic comeback

    2013-03-12 09:28

    Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps has ruled out the possibility of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics, saying he is "happier" in retirement.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.