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September 22, 2018 10:26 AM Iran Revolutionary Guard member says attack on military parade signals weakness: FARS

DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior figure in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday a shooting attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran that killed 24 people was a continuation of the activities of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “This terror act is not a sign of power, but one of weakness and a continuation of the actions of Daesh (Islamic 50

September 19, 2018 6:10 PM Nadal to skip Asian tournaments

Rafael Nadal announced Wednesday he will skip the Asian swing of the ATP tour because of his injured right knee. He said on Twitter he won’t play in upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai. The top-ranked Nadal retired in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open earlier this month. He was down two sets to Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina when he stopped 73

September 18, 2018 7:29 PM Russia Blames Israel for Loss of Plane Shot Down by Syrian Forces

But leaders of the two countries quickly worked to defuse further tensions MOSCOW—Russia blamed Israel on Tuesday for the loss of a reconnaissance plane downed accidentally by Syrian forces reacting to a raid by Israeli jet fighters, but leaders of the two countries quickly worked to defuse further tensions, underscoring the desire of regional powers 54

September 12, 2018 10:45 AM Andrea Pirlo 'not interested' in coming out of retirement amid Avondale FC interest

Andrea Pirlo's management team have told ESPN FC the former Italy midfielder would not be interested in coming out of retirement. It had reported that Australian club Avondale FC were interested in a deal which would see Pirlo join in time for the FFA Cup quarterfinal against Sydney FC on Sept 19. And Avondale -- a semi-professional side based in Melbourne 93

September 9, 2018 12:29 PM Iran Guard claims missile attack on separatist Kurds in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Sunday claimed responsibility for a missile attack targeting an Iraqi base of a Kurdish separatist group. Iranian state television aired footage of surface-to-surface missiles launching Saturday toward the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan base in Iraq, as well as drone footage of the base in the aftermath 76

September 9, 2018 12:01 AM Factbox: Serena's run-ins with U.S. Open officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Factbox on Serena Williams’s controversial moments with officials at the U.S. Open following her defeat to Japan’s Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s final. * Losing her 2004 quarter-final match to Jennifer Capriati, Williams was upset by several line calls and the tournament later removed umpire Mariana Alves from officiating. The incident 65

September 8, 2018 2:29 PM Iran attacks Iranian Kurdish opposition group base in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iran attacked the base of an Iranian Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 11 people and wounding scores more, Iraqi Kurdish officials said. The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), an armed opposition group fighting for greater autonomy for Iran’s Kurdish community, tweeted pictures 69

September 7, 2018 4:12 AM Rafa Nadal: player profile

Grand Slam titles: 17 (Australian Open: 2009; French Open: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018; Wimbledon: 2008, 2010; U.S. Open: 2010, 2013, 2017) Nadal arrived in New York for his title defense after another successful season, having lifted five titles including a record-extending 11th French Open crown. After two comfortable 86

September 6, 2018 3:16 PM Lionel Messi does school run with sons Thiago and Mateo during international break

Having removed himself from Argentina selection for the foreseeable future, the international break has afforded Lionel Messi to indulge in a bit of family time. Indeed, far departed from his day job as a global footballing superstar, the Barcelona forward was able to partake in some of the more menial aspects of parenthood on Thursday. In a set of photos 51

September 6, 2018 8:10 AM Madison Keys: player profile

Last year’s runner-up Keys kept alive hopes of an American champion at Flushing Meadows for the second straight year with a powerful display in against Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the semi-finals. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a steady season despite not winning a title and is one of two players to reach the last eight or better at three of the four majors 61