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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.


Before US Open, Serena Williams smashes glass window on the David Lettermen heels

Aaron Gray   |  August 24, 2014

Serena Williams showed off her well-known fashion style and after they stepped outside the studio, Williams’ amazing power with a tennis racquet and her recklessness abandonment for a city shop window were also on display.


By the numbers: A look at the interesting women’s tennis draw for the US Open

Ahmed Rizvi   |  August 24, 2014

The tennis season’s final grand slam begins this week at the US Open. As usual, the women’s draw features plenty of subplots and storylines, and Ahmed Rizvi takes a look inside some of the compelling numbers.


Sunday cover: Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud leads French resistence at Goodison Park

Matt Smith   |  August 24, 2014

The Sport front page of The National on Sunday, August 24, 2014, features Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrating his 90th-minute goal against Everton at Goodison Park. The match ended in a 2-2 draw.