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Rafael Nadal wins but Andy Roddick out of Japan Open

World number one Rafael Nadal coasted through to the semi-finals of the Japan Open in Tokyo but second seed Andy Roddick was beaten by Gael Monfils. Top seed Nadal took only 72 minutes to beat Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 6-1 and make it two wins out of two against him. But […]

Manchester United reports pre-tax loss of £80m

Manchester United, hit by one-off finance charges and reduced revenues from the sale of players, has reported an annual pre-tax loss of £79.6m. The loss for the 12 months to 30 June compares with a profit of £48m for the year before, when revenues were boosted by the £80m sale […]

Rafael Nadal reaches quarter-finals of Japan Open

World number one Rafael Nadal beat Canadian qualifier Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open in Tokyo. Spaniard Nadal will next play Russia’s Dmitry Tursunov, who beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Wednesday. American second seed Andy Roddick beat Jeremy Chardy 6-4 7-6 (7-4) to set […]

Injured Dani Pedrosa ruled out of Malaysia MotoGP

Honda’s Dani Pedrosa will miss Sunday’s Malaysian MotoGP after breaking his left collarbone last week. That means championship leader Jorge Lorenzo only needs to finish in the top 10 to be crowned world champion with three races of the season to spare. A Repsol Honda statement said there had been […]

Commonwealth Games 2010: Ill swimmers force pool probe

Commonwealth Games officials are to investigate whether the quality of the water in the practice pool is causing illness among the swimmers. England’s team leader John Atkinson said 20% of the swim team, including Rebecca Adlington and Fran Halsall, have suffered with stomach problems. Australia are blaming the practice pool […]

Swansea defender Ashley Williams set to captain Wales

Ashley Williams will lead Wales against Bulgaria in Friday’s Euro 2012 qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium, BBC Sport Wales understands. It will be the third time the Swansea City defender will have captained his country in the absence of Craig Bellamy, who is out with a knee injury. And […]

FA to look into Newcastle request to punish De Jong

The Football Association will consider Newcastle’s request for action to be taken against Nigel de Jong but may be powerless to implement any punishment. The Tyneside club have written to the FA after Magpies winger Hatem Ben Arfa had his leg broken by a tackle from De Jong in a […]

Moody in race to face All Blacks

England captain Lewis Moody is a doubt for the first autumn Test against New Zealand after he was injured playing for Bath against Gloucester on Friday. England play the All Blacks on 6 November, but the 32-year-old flanker is likely to be out for four weeks after suffering bruising to […]