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Five players to watch out for this Serie A season

Ian Hawkey   |  August 29, 2014

As the Serie A campaign prepares for kick off, we take a look at five players expected to shine in Italy this season.


Philosopher Ernest Gulbis’ rules for life at the US Open

Associated Press   |  August 28, 2014

Upcoming tennis player removes all thoughts about the point to life from his head as most tennis players do, according to the Latvian.


Defender turns heroic goalkeeper in Uefa Champions League qualifier

Reuters   |  August 28, 2014

Romanians Steaua led 1-0 from the first-leg and were moments away from securing their place in the lucrative next phase before Brazilian Wanderson struck in the 90th minute for Ludogorets forcing the game into extra time.


Federer relishes win in front of ‘my idol’ Michael Jordan

Reuters   |  August 27, 2014

Roger Federer breezed by Marinko Matosevic in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday. Perhaps more exciting for the Swiss, he met Michael Jordan before the match.


Wednesday cover: Gyan and Al Ain reach Asian Champions League semi-finals

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  August 27, 2014

The National's Sport cover for Wednesday, August 27, featuring Al Ain's successful bid to reach the last four at the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night.


Is Josh Shaw’s story an act of heroism or a tall tale?

Associated Press   |  August 26, 2014

No sooner did the Josh Shaw story become public, however, than did other versions of the event surface. In fact, the school said it is investigating claims that there was no family party and no rescue.


Tuesday cover: Stevan Jovetic and City drop season’s first exclamation point

Matt Smith   |  August 26, 2014

The National's Sport cover for the Tuesday, August 26 issue, featuring Stevan Jovetic and Manchester City delivering an emphatic 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the English Premier League.


AFC fails its own professionalism test with stadium switch

Paul Freelend   |  August 26, 2014

Paul Freelend details the insufficient rationale behind the AFC's decision to move Al Ain's Champions League quarter-final second leg match with Al Ittihad from Jeddah to Mecca at the last minute.


Manny Pacquiao drafted into Philippine Basketball Association

The National Sportsdesk   |  August 25, 2014

Manny Pacquiao was taken with the 11th pick of the PBA draft on Sunday by Kia Motors, where he's slated to play professional basketball in his native country as a player-coach.


Monday cover: Collision course for Rosberg and Hamilton on display in Belgium

Matt Smith   |  August 25, 2014

The National's Sport cover for the Monday, August 25 issue, featuring Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.