Rafael Nadal rules himself out of ATP World Tour Finals
Rafael Nadal rules himself out of ATP World Tour Finals

Former world number one Rafael Nadal will miss the ATP World Tour Finals next month after opting to have surgery to remove his appendix.

Rafael Nadal crushes Pierre-Hugues Herbert for Basel last-eight place
Rafael Nadal crushes Pierre-Hugues Herbert for Basel last-eight place

Rafael Nadal shrugged off his impending date with appendix surgery by routing outclassed Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the Swiss Indoors quarter-finals.

Rafael Nadal braced for `dangerous` Basel bow
Rafael Nadal braced for `dangerous` Basel bow

afael Nadal admitted Sunday he`s feeling "scared" over his first appearance in a decade at the Swiss Indoors tournament with the shadow of unavoidable appendix surgery hovering over the great Spaniard.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal tackle two extremes in Basel
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal tackle two extremes in Basel

Home hero Roger Federer and ailing Rafael Nadal will be working to completely different agendas when the Swiss Indoors begins on Monday.

Roger Federer in prime position to become year-end World No. 1
Roger Federer in prime position to become year-end World No. 1

With the year-end closing on fast, two of tennis' greatest players are on a collision course with only 1000 points separating them in the ATP ranking. After winning the elusive Shanghai crown last week, Roger Federer has posed a direct challenge to the top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

Roger Federer hazy on return to world number one
Roger Federer hazy on return to world number one

Roger Federer insisted he wouldn`t go out of his way to capture the coveted year-end world number one ranking, despite sealing back-to-back Masters wins in Shanghai on Sunday.

Arsenal face fine as UEFA probe six clubs
Arsenal face fine as UEFA probe six clubs

Arsenal could be fined following crowd disturbances during their midweek Champions League clash with Galatasaray as European football`s governing body UEFA confirmed Friday disciplinary proceedings had been opened against six teams.

Liverpool vs West Brom, Preview: Brendan Rodgers in search of Reds revival
Liverpool vs West Brom, Preview: Brendan Rodgers in search of Reds revival

Brendan Rodgers could be forgiven for thinking the football fates were conspiring against him and lacklustre Liverpool as last season`s runners-up prepare to tackle West Bromwich Albion from 14th place in the Premier League table at Anfield on Saturday.

Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers reach agreement over Daniel Sturridge
Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers reach agreement over Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge will not join up with England for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers after England manager Roy Hodgson and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reached an agreement over the striker`s fitness.

Liverpool down but not out, insists Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool down but not out, insists Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to be downbeat about his side`s Champions League prospects despite a poor performance in Basel on Wednesday and with Real Madrid to come next.

Milan to host 2016 UEFA Champions League final
Milan to host 2016 UEFA Champions League final

Milan will host the 2016 Champions League final, European football`s governing body UEFA decided Thursday at a meeting of its executive committee in Nyon, Switzerland.

Liverpool back as Champions League kicks off
Liverpool back as Champions League kicks off

Liverpool`s return to Champions League action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid`s shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the elite European title on Tuesday.

England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson
England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday he would have liked Monday`s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland, the team he was once in charge of, to have come later in the qualifying programme.

Spartak Moscow thrash Rubin Kazan in season opener

Spartak Moscow`s first competitive match under new coach Murat Yakin ended in a resounding 4-0 win away to Rubin Kazan as the Russian Premier League season got underway on Friday.

Valencia stun Basel as Juve, Benfica and Sevilla win

Valencia turned the tables on a stunned Basle side to reach the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday with a 5-0 win after extra time thanks to a Paco Alcacer hat-trick as they recovered from a three-goal first-leg deficit.

Chelsea complete Salah signing

Chelsea have completed the signing of Basel`s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, the Premier League club said on their website on Sunday.

Schalke to rescue season with Champions League win

Schalke 04 will be eager to "light the fireworks" against Basel on Wednesday as they seek a spot in the Champions League knockout stage and offer troubled coach Jens Keller a much-needed respite.

Leandro Tatu goal gives Steaua draw with Basel

An 88th-minute goal by substitute Leandro Tatu salvaged a 1-1 home draw for bottom club Steaua Bucharest in their Champions League Group E match against Basel at the National Arena on Tuesday.

Mourinho`s flailing fledglings need to grow up fast

Jose Mourinho blamed Chelsea`s surprise 2-1 home defeat by Basel partly on his team`s immaturity and said his young millionaires had better grow up soon or their only Champions League involvement this Christmas will come via their beloved X-boxes.

Tottenham 2-2 Basel: Bale injury sours Spurs comeback

Tottenham overturned a two-goal deficit to rescue a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie against Basel but lost Gareth Bale to a nasty looking ankle injury at White Hart Lane.