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Struggling Getafe sack coach Victor

Struggling Getafe sack coach Victor Madrid - Struggling Spanish Liga club Getafe said Monday it had dismissed coach Victor Munoz.

The final nail in Victor's coffin was Sunday's 2-1 defeat at home to Villarreal, a result which leaves Getafe fourth from bottom and in big trouble.

Victor, a Spanish international midfielder in the 1980s, is the 10th Liga coach to be sacked this season.

Nadal stays well clear at top of ATP rankings

Nadal stays well clear at top of ATP rankings Hamburg- Rafael Nadal kept a clear lead at the top of the men's tennis rankings issued on Monday by the ATP. Spain's Nadal, who won a fifth straight title at Barcelona on Sunday, leads with 14,890 points, followed by former number one Roger Federer of Switzerland on 10,060 and Serbia's Novak Djokovic on 9,160 points.

The leading six are unchanged, but Gilles Simon of France moves up two places to seventh.

Barcelona battle out valuable late draw in Valencia

Barcelona battle out valuable late draw in ValenciaMadrid - Barcelona were relieved to battle out a late 2-2 away to lively Valencia on Saturday, with an 86th minute equalizer from supersub Thierry Henry.

The hard-fought draw leaves Barca seven points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid, who are away to third-placed Sevilla on Sunday..

"We didn't want to lose tonight," said Henry, "and we showed a lot of courage. This is how leagues are won."

Chidambaram says Davis Cup event is safe, secure

Chidambaram says Davis Cup event is safe, secureChennai, Apr 25: Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the Davis Cup event is completely safe and secure.

Chidambaram's statement came after the Tennis Australia decided to pull out of the Davis Cup tie against India, which is to be held in Chennai next month.

"The Davis Cup event is completely safe and secure. Foolproof security will be provided for the three days event. It is one event, one stadium, three days no security problem," Chidambaram told reporters here.

Canada court reserves judgement in ski jumping case

ski jumping case Vancouver - A court in Canada has reserved judgement in the case of female ski jumpers who are suing to to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics. After five days of hearings, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon said Friday the issues behind the case were "very complex" and that she needed time to consider all the arguments.

Fifteen female ski jumpers took the Vancouver Organizing Committee to court for the right to compete at the Vancouver Games.

Lampard rubbishes ex-fiancee''s neglect claims

Lampard rubbishes ex-fiancee''s neglect claimsLondon, Apr. 25 : Chelsea mid-fielder Frank Lampard took the extraordinary step of calling a radio show to defend himself against suggestions that he had abandoned his two daughters by letting them live "in inferior circumstances" after he split with his Spanish fiancée Elen Rives.

In an emotional exchange, Lampard said he called James O''Brien''s phone-in programme on LBC to defend himself against "idiots like you" after the presenter said men who behaved in that way were "weak and scum".