Nadal confident he’ll be fit for London

2 Nov

Rafael Nadal insisted he would be ready to play at the World Tour Finals in London later this month, despite having his knee strapped during his Paris Masters last-16 win over Pablo Cuevas on Thursday.The world number one called the trainer to tape his…

Smalling doesn’t pass muster for Southgate’s England

2 Nov

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling’s international future is in doubt after England manager Gareth Southgate said he had been overlooked for the latest squad due to concerns about his passing.Southgate on Thursday included uncapped Liverpool def…

Anger, pessimism in Barcelona as Catalan leaders jailed

2 Nov

“It will make everything worse,” said retired teacher Dolores, 66, of the “bad news” that a judge in Madrid had ordered eight deposed Catalan ministers to be held in jail.”I have never voted separatist and I don’t feel represented by either the pro or …

Eder extends Inter Milan contract

2 Nov

Italian international Eder has extended his contract with Serie A challengers Inter Milan until June 2021, the club confirmed on Thursday.The deal adds a further twelve months to the 30-year-old forward’s deal at the San Siro.The Brazilian-born player …

Argentina call up Boca Juniors duo for Russia clash

2 Nov

Boca Juniors strikers Dario Benedetto and Cristian Pavon were called into the Argentina squad on Thursday for the November 11 friendly international against World Cup hosts Russia in Moscow.They join the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dyba…

Evra red-carded before game for karate kick on own fan

2 Nov

Marseille defender Patrice Evra was sent off after launching a karate-style kick at one of his team’s own supporters before Thursday’s Europa League match against Vitoria Guimaraes.Evra, 36, was engaged in a heated exchange with a group of fans from an…

Spain detains Catalonia’s ex-ministers

2 Nov

A large chunk of Catalonia’s deposed government was behind bars Thursday after a Spanish judge ordered their detention pending probes into their role in the region’s independence drive, prompting fresh street protests.Carles Puigdemont, dismissed last …

Apple delivers higher profit as iPhone X launches

2 Nov

Apple on Thursday reported profits rose on the back of strong iPhone sales in the past quarter, with the US tech giant set to begin selling its newest flagship handset seen as a key to its future.Net profit rose 19 percent from a year ago to $10.7 bill…

Syria army retakes Deir Ezzor city from IS: monitor

2 Nov

Syria’s army and allied fighters have retaken the city of Deir Ezzor from the Islamic State group in a Russian-backed operation, a monitor said on Thursday.There was no immediate confirmation from official sources, though state media earlier reported a…

Ex-president Kirchner’s appeal denied in Argentina

2 Nov

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner lost a legal appeal Thursday against corruption charges, with a high court saying the prosecution’s case against her can go ahead.The federal appeals court upheld a previous ruling that Kirchner, 64, answer …

Everton dumped out of Europa League, AC Milan must wait

2 Nov

Struggling Everton crashed out of the Europa League group stage on Thursday with two matches still to play after a 3-0 defeat in Lyon, while AC Milan missed a chance to clinch a spot in the last 32.Languishing in the relegation zone in the Premier Leag…