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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.