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Federer and Nadal win with ease in Basel
Federer acknowledges hometown spectators after win. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Federer and Nadal win with ease in Basel

Top seeds Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal raced through their Swiss Indoors assignments on Wednesday, spending under an hour each on court and dropping just five games between them. READ  

Federer poised for home-town glory in Basel
Federer at Swiss Indoors last year. Photo: AFP

Federer poised for home-town glory in Basel

Life couldn't be better — or more surprising — for Switzerland's Roger Federer as the 33-year-old takes aim at multiple major goals starting with a sixth title at his home Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel. READ  

Federer and Nadal seek different goals in Basel
Federer at last year's Swiss Indoors. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Federer and Nadal seek different goals in Basel

Home hero Roger Federer and ailing Rafael Nadal will be working to completely different agendas when the Swiss Indoors begins on Monday. READ  

Skiers face more price rises in new season
Lift prices will rise by 1.5 percent. Photo: SBS

Skiers face more price rises in new season

The already hefty cost of skiing in Switzerland will rise by on average 1.5 percent this season, ski lift organization Seilbahnen Schweiz (SBS) has announced as high-altitude resorts gear up to open. READ  

Football chiefs condemn Serbia-Albania violence
Platini: "Saddened by events". Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Football chiefs condemn Serbia-Albania violence

World football boss Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini on Wednesday strongly condemned the violent scenes that forced a Serbia-Albania football international match to be abandoned. READ  

Fifa bans Mongolian football boss over bribes
Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Photo: Fifa

Fifa bans Mongolian football boss over bribes

Zurich-based Fifa, the world's governing body for football, on Wednesday banned Mongolian football chief Ganbold Buyannemekh for five years for taking bribes to vote for former Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam in the organization's leadership election. READ  

Switzerland beat San Marino in Euro qualifier
Swiss players thank fans after win in San Marino. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Switzerland beat San Marino in Euro qualifier

Switzerland’s football team easily defeated San Marino 4-0 on Tuesday night to gain their first points in the 2016 European Championship qualifying round. READ  

Federer beats Simon to win Shanghai Masters
Photo: AFP

Federer beats Simon to win Shanghai Masters

Switzerland's Roger Federer beat Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/2) to win the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament and claim the 81st victory of his career on Sunday. READ  

Federer scrapes through to third Shanghai round
Roger Federer pulls out a come-from-behind win. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP

Federer scrapes through to third Shanghai round

Switzerland's Roger Federer joins Serbian Novak Djokovic in the third round of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament after winning by the skin of his teeth on Wednesday, while Spain's Rafael Nadal lost in a day of shocks. READ  

Wawrinka crashes early at Shanghai Masters
Wawrinka knocked out in early rounds again. Photo: AFP/File

Wawrinka crashes early at Shanghai Masters

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka crashed out of his second successive tennis tournament at the first hurdle Wednesday, losing his Shanghai Masters opener after squandering a 3-0 lead in the final set. READ  

Confident Federer ready for Shanghai challenge
Federer at French Open earlier this year: resurgent confidence. Photo: AFP

Confident Federer ready for Shanghai challenge

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael Nadal enter this week's Shanghai Masters tennis tournament bidding to unseat current champion Novak Djokovic, who appears on an unstoppable march to ending the year as number one for the third time. READ  

FC Basel beat lame Liverpool 1-0 at home
Basel's goal-scoring forward Marco Streller (left) vies with Liverpool's Spanish defender Jose Enrique during match. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

FC Basel beat lame Liverpool 1-0 at home

Liverpool became the latest English club to fall victim to FC Basel as the Swiss side triumphed 1-0 in their Champions League Group B clash at the St Jakob-Park on Wednesday. READ  

Wawrinka knocked out early at Japan Open
The top seeded Swiss struggled to make his mark. Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Wawrinka knocked out early at Japan Open

Tatsuma Ito followed the winning example of Japanese compatriot Kei Nishikori as the number 103-ranked local dumped top seed Stan Wawrinka out 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open tennis tournament on Tuesday. READ  

Basel tackle Liverpool in Champions League duel
FC Basel coach Paulo Sousa: "We'll be stronger." Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP

Basel tackle Liverpool in Champions League duel

Liverpool are confident that they can put a frustrating run of domestic form behind them when they face FC Basel in Switzerland in Champions League Group B football action on Wednesday. READ  

Fifa official: corruption probe 'must be public'
Photo: AFP

Fifa official: corruption probe 'must be public'

The results of a corruption probe over bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup must be made public, a senior official with Zurich-based Fifa who represents the game in Asia said on Wednesday. READ  

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