Transparency the only way, says Nadal
MADRID • Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal believes his call for all his anti-doping tests throughout his career to be released to the public is the only way to end the scourge of doping accusations in tennis.
"My philosophy is easy to understand. I believe in my sport, that is the most important thing, I believe my rivals are clean, our sport is clean and I believe in our anti-doping programme and it is an independent one," the Spaniard said yesterday.
Hanover mourn death of Feierabend
BERLIN • Having been relegated from German football's Bundesliga the day before, Hanover were yesterday mourning their midfielder Niklas Feierabend, after the 19-year-old was killed in a car crash.
The youth-team talent was only given a professional contract in February and had not made his debut.
Ronaldo could return to face Man City
MADRID • Real Madrid's hopes of Cristiano Ronaldo being fit for their Champions League semi-final second leg with Manchester City on Wednesday were boosted as the Portuguese footballer returned to training yesterday.
The forward has missed the last three games due to a thigh injury, but may be risked against City with the tie finely balanced at 0-0.
Kerber crashes out of Madrid Open
MADRID • Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber was dumped out of tennis' Madrid Open in the first round by Czech Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-2.
The German had travelled to the Spanish capital in fine form, having retained her title in Stuttgart last week.
McLeod defies rain to win 110m hurdles
LOS ANGELES • Jamaica's Omar McLeod defied difficult, rainy conditions to clock a world-leading 13.08sec on Saturday to win the 110m hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
With the Rio Olympics approaching in August, McLeod moved atop the 2016 rankings, improving on the 13.33sec posted by American Jason Richardson last week in Florida.