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Rafael Nadal stays top of ATP pile with French Open repeat

Spain’s Rafael Nadal maintained his hold on top spot in the men’s ATP rankings Monday after his 11th French Open success.

No Zlatan Ibrahimovic, no surprise as Sweden name World Cup squad

Sweden coach Janne Andersson named a 23-man World Cup squad on Tuesday that dashed the faint hopes of fans expecting to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature at Russia 2018.

Federer replaces Nadal as number one, Djokovic on the slide

Rafael Nadal's surprise quarter-final exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as world number one by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday.

James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao back for Colombia World Cup friendlies

Two key Colombia players Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez and Monaco striker Radamel Falcao figure in coach Jose Pekerman’s squad for upcoming friendlies against France and Australia.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal World Cup friendlies against Egypt, Netherlands

Cristiano Ronaldo headlined the Portugal squad named on Thursday to face Egypt in Zurich on March 23 and the Netherlands in Geneva four days later.

Simona Halep reclaims world number one ranking

Simona Halep has reclaimed the world number one ranking from Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, despite pulling out of last week's Dubai Championships due to a foot injury.

Major January transfers in Europe

AFP Sport rounds up some of the most notable deals to have happened in Europe as the January window prepares to slam shut on Wednesday.

Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal’s heels in rankings

Roger Federer's victory in the Australian Open has taken him to within 155 points of world number one Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings released on Monday.

Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic fall out of ATP Top 10

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic dropped outside the ATP top 10 for the first time in years in the latest rankings released on Monday.

Monaco’s Radamel Falcao absent for Colombia World Cup warm-ups

Injured Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is the key name missing in Colombia’s squad released Friday for upcoming friendlies against South Korea and China.

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial earns France recall

Fresh from netting the winner against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was rewarded on Thursday with a call-up to Didier Deschamps’s France squad.

Top 10 global football transfers

Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco that could be worth up to 180 million euros ($215m, £166.5m), according to French media reports.

Nadal tops ATP charts for second week

Rafael Nadal attacks the US Open which starts Monday as world number one for the second week running.

Robin van Persie returns to Dutch squad

Dutch coach Dick Advocaat on Friday recalled record goalscorer Robin van Persie from the international wilderness to a 24-man squad for World Cup qualifiers against France and Bulgaria.

Villa back for Spain World Cup qualifiers

Veteran strker David Villa is set for an international recall after being named Friday in Spain’s squad for key 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Neymar denied Barca return in Champions League groups

Neymar will be denied an immediate return to Barcelona when the Champions League draw is made in Monaco on Thursday.

Zidane leads nominees for FIFA coach prize

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the FIFA men's coach of the year award announced on Thursday.

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Lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent

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Traders lose N150 million to inferno in Ekiti

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Group: 75% of sickle cell births in Nigeria don’t see fifth birthday

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Senator Saraki seeks Russian support to fight ‘new terrorism’ in Nigeria

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