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Spain’s Nadal Claims No. 2 Rank Heading into U.S. Open

Spain’s Nadal Claims No. 2 Rank Heading into U.S. Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who won the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati over the weekend, is back in the No. 2 spot in the ATP rankings for the first time since June 2012. continue reading »

Nadal Wins First Cincinnati Title, Defeats Isner

Nadal Wins First Cincinnati Title, Defeats Isner

Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated American John Isner 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3) Sunday in the final of the Western & Southern Open, taking his first title at the Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Goalkeeper Victor Valdes Feels Offensive Pressure is What They Need

FC Barcelona Goalkeeper Victor Valdes Feels Offensive Pressure is What They Need

Returning to the aggressive attack that brought FC Barcelona 14 titles during the 2008-2012 tenure of coach Pep Guardiola is essential to realizing the club's lofty ambitions for this season, goalkeeper Victor Valdes said Monday. "Pressure is vital for us. It's one of the secrets this team has had these last few years," the veteran keeper said after practice. continue reading »

Mexico’s 2013 Apertura Soccer Tourney: Morelia Moves into 1st

Mexico’s 2013 Apertura Soccer Tourney: Morelia Moves into 1st

Morelia defeated Atlas 2-0 in the sixth week of Mexico's Apertura soccer tourney, consolidating itself in first place with 13 points, one ahead of Veracruz, which battled to a scoreless tie with Queretaro and fell to the No. 2 slot. continue reading »

Buffalo Bills Rookie QB Manuel Out For Rest of Preseason

Buffalo Bills Rookie QB Manuel Out For Rest of Preseason

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will undergo a procedure on his left knee and miss the rest of the preseason, head coach Doug Marrone said. continue reading »

Nadal Goes Up Against Isner in Cincinnati Masters Final

Nadal Goes Up Against Isner in Cincinnati Masters Final

Spain's Rafael Nadal beat the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) in the semifinals to book a spot in Sunday's final at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, against American John Isner. continue reading »

Isco Says Bale Would Be Great Addition to Real Madrid

Isco Says Bale Would Be Great Addition to Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Francisco Roman Alarcon "Isco" said at a press conference here Friday that Tottenham's Gareth Bale would be a great signing for Los Blancos and create "quite a problem" for coach Carlo Ancelotti, who would need to find room on the field for the Welsh winger. continue reading »

While Wrestling’s Darren Young Comes Out, Boxer Orlando Cruz Announces He’s Engaged (VIDEO)

While Wrestling’s Darren Young Comes Out, Boxer Orlando Cruz Announces He’s Engaged (VIDEO)

Two high-profile men in decidedly macho sports are making waves with very public affirmations of their homosexuality. Openly-gay boxer Orlando Cruz proposed to his boyfriend, Jose Manuel, via video on Facebook while WWE wrestler Darren Young came out to a TMZ roving reporter. continue reading »

Alex Rodriguez May Sue if MLB Won’t Take Back PED Allegations, Suspension

Alex Rodriguez May Sue if MLB Won’t Take Back PED Allegations, Suspension

TMZ is reporting Alex Rodriguez is prepared to sue Major League Baseball unless they agree to take back his recent suspension and the performance enhancing drug (PED) allegations. continue reading »

Nadal Knocks Out Djokovic in Montreal Semifinals

Nadal Knocks Out Djokovic in Montreal Semifinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal, the No. 4 seed, beat Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. "You always dream of matches like the one I played against the world No. 1," Nadal said after Saturday night's match. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Heads to Semifinals in Montreal

Rafael Nadal Heads to Semifinals in Montreal

Spain's Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Australia's Marinko Matosevic. The world No. 4 won the first set of Friday night's match on the strength of two service breaks, but he encountered tougher opposition from his 28-year-old opponent at the start of the second set. continue reading »

Liverpool Refuses to Sell Luis Suarez At Any Price

Liverpool Refuses to Sell Luis Suarez At Any Price

The principal owner of Liverpool FC vowed that the club would not sell Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez this summer at any price. "We are not going to sell Luis," U.S. magnate John W. Henry said during a brief stop in Liverpool. continue reading »

Barça Midfielder Cesc Fabregas: I’ve Never Thought About Leaving

Barça Midfielder Cesc Fabregas: I’ve Never Thought About Leaving

Spanish international Cesc Fabregas said Thursday that his plan has always been to remain with FC Barcelona, ending speculation about a possible move. continue reading »

Oops! Mariners’ Raul Ibanez has Less Than Stellar Throw (VIDEO)

Oops! Mariners’ Raul Ibanez has Less Than Stellar Throw (VIDEO)

We all have our off days, but for most of us, those days don't occur in front of thousands...or on television. Unfortunately for Raul Ibanez of the Seattle Mariners, that is exactly what happened. continue reading »

Nadal to Make First Appearance Since Disappointment at Wimbledon

Nadal to Make First Appearance Since Disappointment at Wimbledon

Spain's Rafael Nadal plans to return to singles action on Wednesday at the hard-court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Montreal, where he will play Canadian Jesse Levine in his first match since making an early exit from Wimbledon. continue reading »