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Haas Withdraws from Wimbledon

Tommy HaasTommy Haas (GER) has withdrawn from the Gentlemen's Singles due to an abdominal strain. Haas was due to play Roger Federer (SUI). The order of play for Centre and Court 1 has been revised.

Champs from the start

Mighty Mexico's greatest-ever footballing glory came not via Hugo Sanchez or Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Garcia Aspe or Luis 'El Matador' Hernandez, but rather a smashing gang of largely unknown teenage go-getters who set the world of football alight with a run to the FIFA U-17 World Cup title in Peru.

Wimbledon 2007 Monday Preview

Schedule of Play for Monday
The second Monday of Wimbledon is traditionally the hottest ticket of the tournament. Since Wimbledon stands alone among the four Grand Slams as the one which does not play on the middle Sunday, the seventh day of this event takes in the fourth round of both the men’s and women’s singles. Add to that the matches carried over from soggy Saturday and, as long as it doesn’t rain again, it should be a sumptuous occasion.

Heroic Poles stun Brazil

A stunning long-range free kick from Grzegorz Krychowiak saw the finals in Canada get off to a thunderous start as European outsiders Poland beat four-time champions Brazil 1-0 on 30 June in the first match at Montreal's cavernous Olympic Stadium.

Ketsbaia announces retirement

Temuri KetsbaiaGeorgian midfielder, one of the Valuable Player in Georgian Soccer History and soccer legend Temuri Ketsbaia, from Abkhazia, has announced that he will retire from professional soccer.


Abidal joins Barcelona

Barcelona's spending spree continued on Friday as they signed French international defender Eric Abidal from French champions Lyon for 15million euros on a four year contract.

Old pals hold Canuck hopes

Any football coach will tell you that chemistry between players is crucial to success. With their shared history, mutual respect and enduring friendship, Canada U-20 centre back David Edgar and jet-heeled winger Jaime Peters have more chemistry than most and will be eager to put it to good use at the FIFA U-20 World Cup on home soil.

Cavani, Uruguay's new goal machine

CavaniUruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is a man on a mission: to stamp his authority on the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007. With his rangy figure and ungainly gait, the free-scoring youngster might not look like a deadly striker but his potent right foot and nose for goal speak for themselves. And despite the demands of a long, hard year that has seen him shoot to prominence on the world stage, the goalscoring youngster is hungry for success in the land of the maple leaf.

Krol aiming high with Poland

In grabbing the final qualifying berth for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, leaving the likes of France, Italy and the Netherlands empty-handed, Poland certainly sprung a surprise. And according to left-back Krzysztof Krol, there is still a lot more to come.

No Play on Middle Sunday

Ian Ritchie, Chief Executive of the All England Club, released an offical statement on Saturday lunchtime concerning the middle Sunday of the Championships, 2007

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