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Monaco grabs quarter- final place in Gstaad
The Swiss Open at Gstaad takes place at 1,010m. Photo: Alain Grosclaude/AFP

Monaco grabs quarter- final place in Gstaad

Juan Monaco held his nerve in a tight final set to upset third seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 on Wednesday for a second consecutive place in a quarter-final at the Swiss Open. READ  

Palestinian meets Fifa chief over Gaza crisis
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter. Photo: Marcello Casal Jr.

Palestinian meets Fifa chief over Gaza crisis

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter on Tuesday raised the alarm about the spiralling Gaza crisis as he held talks with the head of the Palestinian Football Association. READ  

Troicki returns from ban with Swiss Open win
Viktor Troicki playing at Wimbledon last year. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP

Troicki returns from ban with Swiss Open win

Viktor Troicki made the most of his return to tennis after serving a one-year ban as the Serb defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Swiss Open in Gstaad. READ  

Bern football player's own goal goes global
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Bern football player's own goal goes global

Milan Gajic, a player for the Bern football team Young Boys, is facing the embarrassment of a lifetime after a video of his own goal over the weekend went viral on the internet. READ  

Federer and Vonn play tennis at Jungfraujoch
Federer and Vonn on the glacier. Photo: Alexandra Way/Photopress

Federer and Vonn play tennis at Jungfraujoch

Roger Federer played tennis with American ski racing star Lindsey Vonn at the top of the Jungfrau Railway — 3,454 metres above sea level — in an unusual promotion on Wednesday for a Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate shop at the Bernese Oberland station. READ  

Powell makes third-place return at Lucerne meet
Sprinter Asafa Powell returned to action in Lucerne after a doping ban. Photo: Vinod Divakaran

Powell makes third-place return at Lucerne meet

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell wasted no time getting back into the thick of the action a day after his doping ban was reduced, running a modest 10.30 seconds in the 100m at the Lucerne meeting on Tuesday. READ  

Lifted doping ban frees sprinters for Swiss races
Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell: set to run in Lucerne. Photo: Chell Hill

Lifted doping ban frees sprinters for Swiss races

Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are set to race in Switzerland on Tuesday, a day after the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced their doping bans. READ  

IOC chief warns Germany against 'complacency'
IOC President Thomas Bach. Photo: IOC

IOC chief warns Germany against 'complacency'

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has warned his home team Germany not to be complacent if they want to win the World Cup after their 7-1 semifinal thrashing of Brazil. READ  

Swiss heli-firm denies role in Schumacher leak
Photo: Rega

Swiss heli-firm denies role in Schumacher leak

Swiss helicopter company Rega on Tuesday denied that any of its staff had been involved in leaking a medical file on injured Formula One champion Michael Schumacher and filed a lawsuit over the theft. READ  

Three cities vie for 2022 Winter Olympic Games
View of Almaty, one of three cities vying for 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: FixerKZ/Wikimedia Commons

Three cities vie for 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Beijing, Oslo and Almaty will contest the race to win the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday. READ  

Stolen Schumacher med report tracked to Zurich
Photo: Mark McArdle

Stolen Schumacher med report tracked to Zurich

UPDATE: France has tracked down the IP (internet protocol) address of the computer used by the alleged thief of Michael Schumacher's medical records, prosecutors said on Monday, locating it in a Zurich-based helicopter firm that reportedly was to have transported the Formula One champion. READ  

Japanese striker to join Swiss champs FC Basel
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Japanese striker to join Swiss champs FC Basel

Japan striker Yoichiro Kakitani is set to join Swiss champions FC Basel, his Japanese club Cerezo Osaka said on Monday. READ  

Defeated Federer pledges return to Wimbledon
Roger Federer blows kiss to Wimbledon crowd. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP

Defeated Federer pledges return to Wimbledon

Roger Federer insists his agonizing Wimbledon final defeat against Novak Djokovic won't be his farewell to the All England Club. READ  

Djokovic beats Federer in epic Wimbledon battle
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Djokovic beats Federer in epic Wimbledon battle

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon tennis title and seventh career major with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer Sunday, shattering the Swiss star's dream of a record eighth triumph in a titanic struggle. READ  

Federer into Wimbledon final for ninth time
Federer and Raonic shake hands after the match. Photo: Carl Court/AFP

Federer into Wimbledon final for ninth time

Seven-time champion Roger Federer demolished Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to reach his ninth Wimbledon tennis tournament final, where he will face old rival Novak Djokovic for the 35th time. READ  

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