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Wawrinka continues winning streak in Russia
The Swiss champ during his US Open title match. Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP

Top seeded US Open champion Stan Wawrinka cruised comfortably into the last eight at the Saint Petersburg Open.

FIFA appoints new auditor to clean-up after scandals
Gianni Infantino said the new autitor was an "important step". Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP

FIFA said on Saturday that it had appointed accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct its audits, after KPMG ended their decade-long association with the scandal-hit world football governing body in June.

Swiss peak serves as stage for slackline meet
Slacklining is becoming more popular. Photo: la-gruyère.ch

Dozens of athletes showed off their slacklining skills at Le Moléson at the weekend.

US Open
Stantastic Wawrinka clinches US Open
Clutching his third Grand Slam trophy. Photo: AFP

Stan Wawrinka has defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title.

US Open
Tennis: Wawrinka faces Djokovic in US Open final
Wawrinka celebrates his semi-final win. Photo: AFP

Stan Wawrinka powers his way into US Open final.

Sepp Blatter faces new FIFA corruption probe
Sepp Blatter. Photo: AFP

The investigations relate to millions of euros worth of illicit bonuses.

US Open
Swiss tennis star bags semifinal spot in New York
Photo: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America/AFP

Stan Wawrinka defeated 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro in a late-night match.

Uefa hosts new football competition for migrants
File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Football is "both a means to inclusion as well as a driver of self-confidence" says Uefa.

Rio 2016
IOC President snubs Rio Paralympics
Thomas Bach at the Olympics closing ceremony. Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP

Bach fails to attend opening ceremony and has "no plans" to travel to Rio.

US Open
Wawrinka to face del Potro in US Open quarterfinals
Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images North America/AFP

The Swiss star beat Ukrainian player Illya Marchenko on Monday.

Golf
Swede wins European Masters title at Crans
Alex Noren. Photo: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images North America/AFP

Alex Noren beat Australia's Scott Hend to win his second European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland.

US Open
Wawrinka battles into fourth round in New York
Wawrinka and Dan Evans. Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images North America/AFP

Swiss star Stan Wawrinka saved a match point to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

Sprint champ Thompson on winning form in Zurich
Thompson was victorious in the 200m. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Jamaican Elaine Thompson wins the 200m in a meet that held some events at Zurich main train station.

2006 World Cup scandal
Football legend Beckenbauer faces money-laundering probe
Photo: DPA.

Swiss federal prosecutors said on Thursday they have opened an investigation into money laundering against Franz Beckenbauer, and three other prominent German football leaders amid allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

American missing in Swiss Alps since March found dead
Speedflying. File photo: Ludovic Peron/AFP

The 28-year-old was speedflying near the Jungfrau when he went missing.

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