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ear infection delays rafael nadal's madrid open start


madrid: rafael nadal has asked to begin his participation in the madrid open a day later than planned due to an ear infection, meaning he will face italian fabio fognini on wednesday.nadal is seeking a third consecutive clay court title of the season after winning the barcelona open and monte carlo masters but his preparation for the tournament in the spanish capital has been interrupted by the infection. nadal's preparation for the madrid open has been interrupted by an ear infection.  photo: ap"on friday i woke up at three in the morning with pain, a discomfort i had never felt before," the 14-times grand slam winner told a news conference on monday."i went to the doctor and he told me i had an ear infection. it's nothing important but it is bothering me. it has caused me heada...






rafael nadal’s second round at madrid open delayed due to ear infection


by: reuters | madrid | published:may 8, 2017 9:21 pm rafa nadal will face fabio fognini in the second round of madrid open. (source reuters)rafael nadal has asked to begin his participation in the madrid open a day later than planned due to an ear infection, meaning he will face italian fabio fognini on wednesday.nadal is seeking a third consecutive claycourt title of the season after winning the barcelona open and monte carlo masters but his preparation for the tournament in the spanish capital has been interrupted by the infection.“on friday i woke up at three in the morning with pain, a discomfort i had never felt before,” the 14-times grand slam winner told a news conference on monday.“i went to the doctor and he told me i had an ear infection. it’s nothing important but i...






rafael nadal teaches nick kyrgios a lesson in madrid


madrid: nine-time french open champion rafael nadal has handed australia's nick kyrgios a clay court lesson at the madrid open.fourth seed nadal won 6-3 6-1 in 72 minutes in a match which showed promise early but quickly became a procession. outgunned: nick kyrgios plays a forehand back to rafael nadal. photo: getty imagesnadal served first, racing to a 30-0 lead before kyrgios made an early declaration of intent with a stunning two-handed return.the spaniard had some work to do to get back into the fourth game, but luck was on his side when his drop shot hit the net, gifting the four-time madrid champion the early break.it was the start of three consecutive breaks of service. kyrgios immediately squared the ledger, singing along to compatriot sia's chandelier at the change of ends...






real madrid vs barcelona highlights: lionel messi winner in dying seconds keeps


by: express web desk | published:april 24, 2017 8:25 am lionel messi scored the winner for barcelona deep into stoppage time. (source: reuters)lionel messi once again showed why he is head and shoulders above the rest of the footballing world when he scored a brace in an all-important game for barcelona against arch-rivals real madrid at the bernabeu. to make it even more special, the second of the two goals was the final kick of the game and kept the spanish league title race wholly and squarely open. after barcelona’s 3-2 win in the clasico, barcelona went top of the table with madrid level on points. however, real do have the luxury of a game in hand at celta vigo.in the first half, casemiro gave real madrid the lead after sergio ramos kept the ball alive from a marcelo cros...






champions league semi-final draw: real madrid get atletico madrid, monaco to fac


by: express web desk | updated: april 21, 2017 5:32 pm real madrid beat atletico in the final in 2014 and 2016. (source: file)in a repeat of the 2016 champions league final real madrid will play atletico madrid for a place in this years champions league final. on the other hand  juventus will square off against as monaco. the first leg will be played at santiago bernabeu and monaco respectively. real madrid beat atletico in the final in 2014 and 2016 but playing the second leg away could favour their bitter rivals.it may be recalled here that real madrid is the most successful club in the competition’s history, having won the tournament 11 times, including its first five seasons.former wales international and liverpool european cup winner ian rush was brought back to uefa headquar...






madrid rallies past villarreal to stay top in spain


published 4:35 pm, sunday, february 26, 2017 madrid (ap) — with three goals in 20 minutes on sunday, real madrid made sure that barcelona’s stint at the top of the spanish league didn’t last more than a few hours.barcelona defeated atletico madrid 2-1 with a late winner by lionel messi earlier sunday to move into the lead, but madrid scored three times in the second half to erase a two-goal deficit and beat villarreal 3-2.“in the end we come away with three points against an opponent that can make things difficult for you,” madrid coach zinedine zidane said. “we’re happy to earn the win against a great side.”gareth bale, cristiano ronaldo and alvaro morata scored for madrid, which was coming off a loss at valencia.zidane’s team equaled barcelona’s record from ...






madrid open: novak djokovic forced to put up a fight against nicolas almagro


by: reuters | updated: may 10, 2017 8:43 pm novak djokovic came back with a vengeance to win six consecutive games, finishing the last with a tidy drop shot. (source: reuters)novak djokovic was made to sweat by nicolas almagro in the first match of his madrid open defence but eventually overcame the spaniard 6-1 4-6, 7-5 on wednesday to reach the third round.almagro, ranked 76, broke djokovic in the opening game but the world number two came back with a vengeance to win six consecutive games, finishing the last with a tidy drop shot.the spaniard, who has never gone beyond the quarter-finals in a grand slam, grew in confidence in the second set, however, with the backing of the home support on the manolo santana court and saved two break points before forcing a decider.an upset looked ...






novak djokovic gets walkover to madrid open semis as kei nishikori withdraws


by: reuters | published:may 12, 2017 5:36 pm novak djokovic will play the winner of match between david goffin and rafael nadal. (source: ap)defending champion novak djokovic reached the semi-finals of the madrid open without hitting a ball on friday when his quarter-final opponent kei nishikori withdrew minutes before the match was due to start with a wrist injury.the same injury forced world number eight nishikori, seeded sixth in madrid, to miss the barcelona open last month. he said he aimed to be at next week’s rome masters.“unfortunately i’m still not 100 percent so i’d prefer not to take a risk,” the japanese player told reporters.“i’m going to take a couple of days to see how the injury evolves but i hope to be in rome.”in saturday’s semi-final, djokovic will...






sevilla win late to move even with atletico madrid in third place


by: ap | madrid | published:april 28, 2017 5:43 pm wissam ben yedder netted the winner from close range after a low cross by samir nasri. (source: ap)wissam ben yedder scored three minutes after entering the game to give sevilla a late 2-1 win over 10-man celta vigo in the spanish league on thursday. the victory moved sevilla even on points with third-place atletico madrid with four matches left. third place guarantees an automatic spot in the champions league next season, while the fourth-placed team has to go through a playoff.ben yedder netted the winner from close range after a low cross by samir nasri in the 79th minute, beating a defender to the ball and hitting the top of the net with a right-footed shot.“it was a complex game but the team was able to overcome the difficultie...






lionel messi's 500th barcelona goal sinks real madrid in thriller


lionel messi scored his 500th career goal for barcelona to give the catalans a dramatic 3-2 win over 10-man real madrid el clasico, leaving the spanish la liga title race wide open.messi netted his milestone goal – his second of the night – with a low left- footed shot from inside the area after a cross by jordi alba two minutes in to stoppage time.klopp: palace defeat harsh on liverpoolvideo duration00:31previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:30messi hits final second winner in el ...messi hits final second winner in el clasicolionel messi broke real hearts, hitting a dramatic late winner to put barcelona on top of the la liga table.klopp: palace defeat harsh on liverpoolvideo duration00:31video duration00:31klopp: palace defeat harsh on liverpoolklopp: palace defeat harsh on live...






la liga roundup: cristiano ronaldo turns provider in real madrid’s 2-1 win over


by: ap | barcelona | published:march 19, 2017 11:21 am real madrid scored the winner courtesy casemiro just three minutes after conceding the equaliser. (source: reuters)cristiano ronaldo turned into real madrid’s playmaker by setting up two goals to beat athletic bilbao 2-1 on saturday and keep on track to reclaim the spanish league title. ronaldo passed for karim benzema to open the scoring at san mames stadium. bilbao equalized through aritz aduriz’s header in the 65th, but three minutes later ronaldo flicked on a corner kick for casemiro to finish off.“we won at a very difficult ground. we had to dig in but we played with real character,” madrid coach zinedine zidane said.madrid, which hasn’t won the league since 2012, leads second-placed barcelona by five points. barce...






real madrid vs atletico madrid live score, madrid derby: real madrid name bbc in


by: express web desk | updated: april 8, 2017 6:45 pm real madrid vs atletico madrid live, la liga: antoine griezmann will play a key role in atletico madrid’s attack at the bernabeu. (source: ap)atletico madrid make a short trip in the spanish capital to take on arch-rivals real madrid at the bernabeu with the los blancos looking to extend their stay at the top of the la liga table. atletico, on the other hand, have climbed the ladder to third at the expense of a free-falling sevilla. barcelona will hve their eyes transfixed on this fixture in the hope that they can lead the table later with a win over malaga. catch live score and updates from real madrid vs atletico madrid.real madrid vs atletico madrid live score:1841 hrs ist: bench:real madrid: casilla, nacho, james, kovacic, ...






real madrid vs atletico madrid live score, madrid derby: real madrid and atletic


by: express web desk | updated: april 8, 2017 8:45 pm real madrid vs atletico madrid live, la liga: first half produced few chances for both sides with no goals scored. (source: ap)atletico madrid make a short trip in the spanish capital to take on arch-rivals real madrid at the bernabeu with the los blancos looking to extend their stay at the top of the la liga table. atletico, on the other hand, have climbed the ladder to third at the expense of a free-falling sevilla. barcelona will hve their eyes transfixed on this fixture in the hope that they can lead the table later with a win over malaga. catch live score and updates from real madrid vs atletico madrid.real madrid vs atletico madrid live score:2029 hrs ist: half time! real madrid and atletico madrid locked at 0-0 after the ...






la liga recap: air ramos takes real madrid to top; barcelona brought back to ear


written by karan prashant saxena | published:march 14, 2017 8:00 pm sergio ramos scored the winner for real madrid against real betis over the weekend. (source: ap)“this is right about the time the ultras start chanting for sergio ramos on a goal – and there it is! right on cue!” these were the words spoken by match day show’s english commentator in the 81st minute during real madrid’s fixture against real betis at santiago bernabeu. it was a similar situation for the zinedine zidane side which they have faced quite so often this season. the team trailing- the fans cheering- and all they need is one goal to save the game. and just like before, it was captain sergio ramos to the rescue.for the seventh time this season, madrid’s “superhero” headed the ball back into...






la liga recap: air ramos takes real madrid to top; barcelona brought back to ear


written by karan prashant saxena | updated: march 14, 2017 10:55 pm sergio ramos scored the winner for real madrid against real betis over the weekend. (source: ap)“this is right about the time the ultras start chanting for sergio ramos on a goal – and there it is! right on cue!” these were the words spoken by match day show’s english commentator in the 81st minute during real madrid’s fixture against real betis at santiago bernabeu. it was a similar situation for the zinedine zidane side which they have faced quite so often this season. the team trailing- the fans cheering- and all they need is one goal to save the game. and just like before, it was captain sergio ramos to the rescue.for the seventh time this season, madrid’s “superhero” headed the ball back into...






angelique kerber sets up potential maria sharapova clash, overcomes katerina sin


by: afp | madrid | published:may 8, 2017 10:43 pm tennis – wta – madrid open – angelique kerber of germany v katerina siniakova of the czech republic – madrid, spain – 8/5/17 – kerber celebrates. reuters/juan medinatop seed angelique kerber fought back from 5-3 down in the deciding set as she overcame katerina siniakova 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 to set up a potential third round showdown with maria sharapova.however,  world number three karolina pliskova was dumped out of the second round of the madrid open today 6 -3, 6-3 by latvia’s anastasija sevastova.pliskova, seeded second in the absence of world number one serena williams as she is expecting her first child, has struggled on the clay after a great start to the season on the hard courts of australia and the usa.following earl...






madrid open: rafa nadal battles through to reach third round


by: reuters | madrid | published:may 11, 2017 12:11 am rafael nadal next faces australian nick kyrgios. (source: reuters)defending champion novak djokovic and home favourite rafa nadal were made to work hard to reach the third round of the madrid open on wednesday. djokovic overcame spaniard nicolas almagro 6-1 4-6 7-5 while nadal endured a three-hour epic with italy’s fabio fognini before progressing 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-4.almagro, ranked 76th, broke djokovic in the opening game but the world number two roared back to win six consecutive games, finishing the last with a tidy drop shot.spaniard almagro, who has never gone beyond the quarter-finals in a grand slam, grew in confidence in the second set, however, with the backing of the home support and saved two break points before forcing...






2nd seed pliskova struggles to win madrid open opener


second-seeded karolina pliskova struggled to beat lesia tsurenko of ukraine 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-2 in the first round of the madrid open         






madrid open: andy murray loses to 20-year borna coric in straight sets


by: reuters | madrid | published:may 11, 2017 10:29 pm andy murray surrendered his serve in the seventh game, giving borna coric three break points. (source: reuters)world number one andy murray crashed out of the madrid open in the third round on thursday to 20-year-old borna coric in straight sets (6-3 6-3). the briton, who was thrashed 6-3 6-1 by the croatian in the dubai championships in 2015, performed poorly in the first set and after recovering in the second he then surrendered his serve in the seventh game, giving coric three break points.world no. 59 coric, who won his first atp title earlier this year in the grand prix hassan ii in marrakech, took the second break point to serve out for the match, sending last year’s finalist and two-time madrid winner murray packing.“it...






real madrid vs barcelona: lionel messi silences bernabeu with his ‘bloody’ goals


written by natasha singh | published:april 24, 2017 10:42 am lionel messi scored a brace to help barcelona beat real madrid 3-2. (source: ap)scoring twice against real madrid in a thrilling el clasico on sunday, lionel messi showcased man of the match performance to reach 500 goals with barcelona and help the club win by 3-2.the argentinian did not let casemiro and james rodriguez celebrate their goals for long. after casemiro gave real the lead in the 28th minute, messi made sure they go into the half-time break only after levelling the match.  it took him five minutes and a left-footed shot past goalkeeper keylor navas in the 33rd minute. this was his first goal at the bernabeu since 2014.real madrid vs barcelona highlights: lionel messi winner in dying seconds keeps title...






lionel messi strikes late again to sink atletico madrid


by: reuters | madrid | published:february 26, 2017 11:33 pm lionel messi scored his league-leading 20th goal with a shot from close range after a pass by luis suarez.lionel messi came to barcelona’s rescue for the second time in a week by snatching a late winner to give his side a barely deserved 2-1 win at atletico madrid on sunday which provisionally took the champions top of la liga.rafinha had put luis enrique’s side ahead against the run of play in the 63rd minute but godin nodded in koke’s free kick to level in the 70th and bring back memories of his title-clinching goal for atletico at the nou camp in may 2014.for much of the game, barca looked to be suffering a lack of confidence from their 4-0 thrashing at paris st germain in the champions league. they made a timid star...






lionel messi nets two as barcelona beat sporting gijon 3-2


by: ap | barcelona | published:april 16, 2017 3:33 am barcelona will next play arch rivals real madrid. (source: twitter)lionel messi scored twice on saturday to help barcelona rebound from back-to-back losses and go into the next round at real madrid within striking distance of the spanish league leader.messi added an assist as barcelona saw off a dangerous real sociedad side 3-2 at camp nou, with the defending champions struggling to end a run of defeats at malaga in the league and juventus in the champions league.madrid needed two goals from francisco “isco” alarcon, including his 90th-minute winner, to stay three points ahead of barcelona at the top of the table after prevailing 3-2 at sporting gijon. madrid also has a match in hand.before the fierce rivals meet next round, bo...






atletico madrid’s injuries could give real madrid an edge in semi-finals


by: ap | madrid | published:may 1, 2017 4:50 pm atletico is trying to get past madrid after three straight defeats by its city rival in the european competition. (source: ap)atletico madrid might not be able to rely on its mighty defense when it makes another run for the champions league title.atletico’s back line has been depleted because of a series of injuries and coach diego simeone will have to improvise when his team takes on real madrid’s powerful attack in tuesday’s first leg of their semifinal.simeone won’t be able to count on key defensive players such as jose gimenez and juanfran torres for the game at the santiago bernabeu stadium, and they may not even recover in time for the second leg at the vicente calderon next week.atletico is trying to get past madrid after ...






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la liga recap: battle at the top stays hot as real madrid, barcelona and atletic


written by tanuj lakhina | new delhi | published:march 20, 2017 4:49 pm real madrid’s gareth bale and cristiano ronaldo celebrate a goal. (source: reuters)the race for the top spot in the primera division of the la liga continued to remain hot with wins for real madrid (2-1 vs athletic bilbao), barcelona (4-2 vs valencia) and atletico madrid (3-1 vs sevilla). the top four, qualification for champions league, thus has real madrid on 65 points, barcelona on 63 points, sevilla on 57 and atletico madrid on 55 points (los blancos have a game in hand). here’s a look back at the action-packed games, summed up in ten points:1. from once being nine points behind sevilla and atletico madrid have bridged the gap to just two. one of the main reasons for that is the drop in form for jorg...






champions league semi-final draw: real madrid get atletico madrid, monaco to fac


by: express web desk | updated: april 21, 2017 4:33 pm the uefa champions league semi-final draw was held in switzerland. (source: reuters)in a repeat of the 2016 champions league final real madrid will play atletico madrid for a place in this years champions league final. on the other hand  juventus will square off against as monaco. the first leg will be played at santiago bernabeu and monaco respectively.former wales international and liverpool european cup winner ian rush was brought back to uefa headquarters in switzerland to make the draw. the semi-final ties will be played may 2-3 and 9-10, with the final taking place in cardiff on june 3.it may be recalled here that real madrid is the most successful club in the competition’s history, having won the tournament 11 times, in...






real madrid win has revitalised barcelona title bid, feels luis enrique


published:april 25, 2017 9:13 pm luis enrique said el clasico win has given barcelona’s title bid a shot in the arm. (source: reuters file)lionel messi’s 92nd minute winner against real madrid has given barcelona’s title bid a shot in the arm, coach luis enrique said on tuesday, while warning his side that they can ill afford any slip-ups as they seek a third straight la liga crown.the argentine’s last-gasp strike on sunday shunted the catalans ahead of real at the top of the standings due to their superior head-to-head record although real, level with the leaders on 75 points, have a game in hand.barcelona will look to maintain their slender advantage at the top when they host osasuna on wednesday before real visit deportivo la coruna.“it has a huge psychological value and ...






rafael nadal wins fifth madrid title on run to french open


rafael nadal consolidated his flying start to the clay-court season by taking a record-extending fifth madrid open title on sunday, battling past a determined dominic thiem to win 7-6(10-8) 6-4.the spaniard, who snapped a seven-match losing streak against novak djokovic to win their semi-final on saturday, was given a much sterner test by thiem than in last month's final of the barcelona open.sharapova and bouchard react to madrid open thrillervideo duration01:15previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:01mladenovic ends sharapova's runmladenovic ends sharapova's runkristina mladenovic inflicted maria sharapova's first defeat since returning from a doping ban in the semi-finals of the porsche tennis grand prix.sharapova and bouchard react to madrid open thrillervideo duration01:15video ...






karolina pliskova struggles to win madrid open opener


by: ap | madrid | published:may 7, 2017 11:20 am karolina pliskova broke lesia tsurenko three times in the decisive third set. (source: file)second-seeded karolina pliskova struggled to beat lesia tsurenko of ukraine 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-2 in the first round of the madrid open on saturday. pliskova was up 5-2 in the first set but tsurenko fought back to force a tiebreaker that pliskova won by hitting two of her five aces.tsurenko recovered from a break down to claim the second set, but pliskova broke her three times in the decisive third set.“i’m not really happy with the way how i was playing,” pliskova said. “definitely the best was the third set. i was playing more aggressive. otherwise, i was losing all the long rallies. it was tough.”the czech has won titles this year at doh...






roberto soriano hands villarreal shock win against atletico madrid


by: afp | published:april 26, 2017 10:46 am roberto soriano of villarreal scored a late winner against atletico madrid. (source: reuters)villarreal kept their slim hopes of champions league football next season alive as roberto soriano’s late winner shocked atletico madrid 1-0 at the vicente calderon.a battle between the two best defences in la liga was unsurprisingly settled by a single goal when the italian turned home cedric bakambu’s cross eight minutes from time.victory hauls villarreal to within five points of fourth-placed sevilla, who have a game in hand, and eight of atletico in third.atletico enjoyed the vast majority of the play and chances, but were undone by a brilliant performance by andres fernandez in the villarreal goal.“many times we have won this way ...






roger federer pulls out of 2017 french open at roland garros to concentrate on g


there were grand-slam developments for two of the world's highest-earning players on tuesday morning.maria sharapova won her first-round match in rome and thus booked her place in wimbledon's qualifying event. but roger federer announced that he would be skipping the french open to optimise his chances in sw19.sharapova and bouchard react to madrid open thrillervideo duration01:15previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:58federer to skip french openfederer to skip french openroger federer has pulled out of this month's french open as he feels he needs to avoid playing on clay this season in order to prolong his career.sharapova and bouchard react to madrid open thrillervideo duration01:15video duration01:15sharapova and bouchard react to madrid ...sharapova and bouchard react to madrid ...






antoine griezmann strike enough for atletico madrid to beat espanyol


by: reuters | madrid | published:april 23, 2017 10:42 am atletico madrid beat espanyol 1-0. (source: ap)antoine griezmann’s second-half strike was enough for under-par atletico madrid to beat espanyol 1-0 on saturday, tightening their grip on third place in la liga.the frenchman scored with a left-footed volley in the 73rd minute after saul niguez’s shot was deflected into his path, extending atletico’s unbeaten record to 12 games.atletico’s yannick carrasco had forced a smart save from goalkeeper diego lopez as the visitors made the early running, though it was the catalans who enjoyed the lion’s share of possession during the first half without ever threatening.after the break pablo piatti had a shot cleared off the line by atletico defender stefan savic before the visitor...






nadal beats thiem in madrid, wins 3rd straight title


rafael nadal defeated dominic thiem 7-6 (8), 6-4 in the madrid open final to win his third consecutive title and continue his good form heading into the french open         






andy murray advances to third round in madrid open


by: ap | madrid | updated: may 10, 2017 2:00 am murray broke serve once in each set and didn’t concede any break opportunities to marius copil. (source: ap)top-ranked andy murray made his debut at the madrid open with a comfortable 6-4, 6-3 win over wild card marius copil of romania in the second round on tuesday.murray broke serve once in each set and didn’t concede any break opportunities to the 104th-ranked copil.“when i started to control the points more towards the end of the first set and second set, i was hitting the ball pretty clean, creating a few chances,” murray said. “i didn’t give him any opportunities. it was good for the first match.”murray won the madrid title in 2008 and 2015 and was runner-up to novak djokovic last year. he improved to 11-0 in his open...






karim benzema’s great escape puts real madrid in champions league final


by: ap | madrid | published:may 11, 2017 7:33 pm madrid, an 11-time european champion, will try to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the competition’s new format was created in 1992. (source: reuters)it was an inspired piece of skill by karin benzema that shattered atletico madrid’s hopes of a comeback in the semifinals of the champions league.the french striker’s spectacular move to evade three atletico defenders led to the crucial away goal that helped put real madrid in the final against juventus on june 3 in cardiff.the goal by francisco “isco” alarcon just before halftime halted atletico’s onslaught and allowed madrid to advance to its third final in four seasons with a 4-2 aggregate score following a 2-1 loss on wednesday.“benzema’s move chan...






ratebeer ranks russian river, moonraker and other norcal brewers among best in w


image 1of/4captioncloseimage 1 of 4sfgatesfgateimage 2 of 4david buchmueller (left) from santa rosa meets david mendivil (right) visiting from arizona as he tries a sampler tray at the russian river brewing company brewpub in santa rosa, calif., on monday, october 26, 2015. lessdavid buchmueller (left) from santa rosa meets david mendivil (right) visiting from arizona as he tries a sampler tray at the russian river brewing company brewpub in santa rosa, calif., on monday, october 26, ... more p o: liz hafalia, the chronicle image 3 of 4an overview of the production plant at russian river brewing company in santa rosa, calif., on monday, october 26, 2015.an overview of the production plant at russian river brewing company in santa rosa, calif., on monday, october 26, 2015. p o: liz hafalia,