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Swiss top two officially tapped for Davis Cup
Wawrinka and Federer at past Davis Cup competition. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss top two officially tapped for Davis Cup

Switzerland captain Severin Luethi will tap the star power of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka when the Alpine country faces Italy in next month's Davis Cup, Swiss Tennis announced Wednesday. READ  

Federer advances to US Open second round
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Federer advances to US Open second round

Switzerland's Roger Federer advanced to the second round of the US Open tennis tournament on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Australian Marinko Matosevic. READ  

Wawrinka reaches second round of US Open
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Wawrinka reaches second round of US Open

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reached the second round of the US Open tennis tournament on Monday with a 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/3) win over Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic. READ  

Mountain bike accidents keep Swiss docs busy
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Mountain bike accidents keep Swiss docs busy

The growing popularity of mountain biking is leading to more injuries among two-wheeling enthusiasts in many tourist regions of Switzerland, according to a survey by the Schweiz am Sonntag newspaper. READ  

Sprinter Bolt bows out of Zurich athletics meet
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Sprinter Bolt bows out of Zurich athletics meet

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has brought his abbreviated season to a close after racing just four times, organizers of the Diamond League final in Zurich announced on Sunday. READ  

Federer poised for fairytale of New York
Roger Federer meets the press at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday in New York City. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Federer poised for fairytale of New York

The tennis legend hopes to mark the tenth anniversary of his first US Open title with a sixth triumph in New York and become the oldest Grand Slam champion in more than 40 years. READ  

Swiss goalie retires from international football
Diego Benaglio played for Switzerland during the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Photo: Juan Mabromata/AFP

Swiss goalie retires from international football

Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio announced his international retirement on Wednesday, saying that he wanted to concentrate on his club career with German side Wolfsburg. READ  

Swiss aid in tax probe of former French footballer
Former French international and ex-Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly. Photo: Ilya Khokhlov

Swiss aid in tax probe of former French footballer

The French footballer Marcel Desailly is suspected of hiding money from the taxman in Paris, it emerged on Tuesday. Authorities in Switzerland say they are helping their counterparts in France probe Desailly's accounts. READ  

Federer poised to make history in New York
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Federer poised to make history in New York

Twelve months after crashing to his worst defeat in New York in a decade, Roger Federer heads to the 2014 US Open poised to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in more than 40 years. READ  

Federer clinches 80th title at Cincinnati Masters
Federer celebrates win in Cincinnati. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America/AFP

Federer clinches 80th title at Cincinnati Masters

Switzerland's Roger Federer won his 80th career title and sixth at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to stamp himself a US Open favourite. READ  

European Athletics Championships
Shirt peeler Mekhissi wins redemption gold
Mahiedine Mekhissi shows off gold medal from podium. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

Shirt peeler Mekhissi wins redemption gold

French athletics bad boy Mahiedine Mekhissi managed to keep his vest on as he completed a show-stealing redemption run with victory in the men's 1,500-metre final on the closing day of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich on Sunday. READ  

Federer to face Ferrer in Cincinnati final
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Federer to face Ferrer in Cincinnati final

Five-time former champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic with a 6-2, 6-3 win Saturday to reach the final of the ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament. READ  

Federer ousts Murray to reach Cincinnati semis
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Federer ousts Murray to reach Cincinnati semis

Roger Federer calmly worked through a second-set deficit to defeat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday for a place in the semifinals of the ATP Tour's Cincinnati Masters. READ  

European Athletics Championships
France's Diniz smashes world record in Zurich
Diniz walking to a new world record. Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP

France's Diniz smashes world record in Zurich

Yohann Diniz of France smashed the world 50-kilometre walk record at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich on Friday in a time of three hours, 32 minutes and 33 seconds. READ  

Ebola-hit athletes banned from Youth Olympics

Athletes from Ebola-hit countries in west Africa have been barred from competing in some sports in the Youth Olympics that open in China at the weekend, the Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee and Chinese organizers said on Friday. READ  

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