'Happy' Federer says current 'positive situation' even has him surprised

Roger Federer-Johannesburg, Oct 22 : 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is reportedly taking aim at multiple major goals starting with a sixth title at his home Swiss Indoors, as he admitted that his current positive situation even has him surprised.

Switzerland would play a Davis Cup final in France next month and that has surprised even Federer. He also has a decent shot at regaining the world number one ranking, given the right circumstances.

Olympic star Greg Rutherford welcomes baby boy

Greg RutherfordLondon, Oct 22 - Olympic star Greg Rutherford has welcomed a baby boy with his girlfriend Susie Verill.

The 27-year-old long jump gold medalist, who's now a first time father, took to Twitter to share his happy news along with a cute snap of his baby's hand clasped around his parents' fingers, and wrote "happiest day of my life," the Daily Express reported.

Ferguson says Moyes did not inherit 'antiquated' structure at Man U

Alex FergusonLondon, Oct 22 - Coaching icon and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has denied allegations that his successor David Moyes inherited an 'antiquated' structure at the club.

In an update of his 2013 autobiography, the former boss also responded to claims that Moyes was hand picked by him for taking charge of United.

Messi scores during Barca's 3-1 Ajax win to inch closer to Raul's 71 CL goals record

Lionel MessiLondon, Oct 22 - Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi scored during Barcelona's comfortable 3-1 win over Ajax to move to within two goals of Spanish striker Raul to become Champions League's all- time leading scorer.

Raul, the Real Madrid legend, is Champions League's all-time leading scorer with 71 goals and Messi could have moved even closer to the record in the match but he missed several other chances.

Bhaichung Bhutia inducted in AFC's Hall of Fame

New Delhi - Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been inducted into the AFC's Hall of Fame, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Wednesday.

The AIFF said it got a letter from Dato Alex Soosay, General Secretary, Asian Football Confederation, confirming about the development.

Adriano equals Messi's 'five goal' record in single CL match during Shakhtar's 7-0 Bate win

Luiz AdrianoLondon, Oct 22 - Ukranian football club Shakhtar Donetsk's striker Luiz Adriano scored five goals to equal Barcelona's Lionel Messi's record for goals in a single Champions League match as his side thrashed Belarusian side Bate Borisov 7-0.

Shakhtar recorded their biggest win away in Champions League on a night when record 40 goals were scored. It is the most goals scored on a night in just eight matches, though 44 were plundered on one matchday in 1997 when 12 games were played.

Kane Williamson to miss rest of NZ-South Africa series

Wellington - Batsman Kane Williamson will miss the two remaining matches in New Zealand's limited-overs series against South Africa due to a wrist injury.

Williamson skipped the opening six-wicket loss to South Africa at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday and has subsequently been ruled out of second match at the same venue Friday and the third at Hamilton on Monday.

Pep Guardiola brands Bayern's 'not normal' 7-1 win over Roma 'a fluke'

Pep GuardiolaLondon, Oct 22 - Bayern Munich football team coach Pep Guardiola has branded his side's whooping 7-1 win over Roma as a fluke, saying that it is not normal to win by such a big score.

Bayern stunned Roma with their biggest ever away win in Europe as they maintained their 100 percent record in Group E. Dutch winger Arjen Robben beat Ashley Cole to curl a stunning opener in the eighth minute before Mario Gotze combined with Thomas Muller to double Bayern's lead.

Hockey coach Walsh keeps resignation on hold till Nov.19, happy with SAI solutions

Terry WalshNew Delhi, Oct. 22 - National hockey coach Terry Walsh said Wednesday that he has not withdrawn his resignation, but will keep it on hold till November 19, when he expects the solutions put forward by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to come into effect. He said that once the solutions are incorporated, he will consider the withdrawal option at that point of time.

Kumar Sangakkara doubtful for India tour

Colombo - Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury.

Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies' sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight back injury, team sources said.

All-rounder Thisara Perera has also suffered a hamstring injury of a serious nature the team sources added.

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