Paul Virgo

Kovalainen wants F1 testing ban scrapped

Formula One's in-season testing ban has made life difficult for the sport's big teams, McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen said this week.

Rome ready to defy critics with perfect final

Rome will mount a security operation to avoid trouble at the Champions League final and prove UEFA were right to award the showpiece to the city.

Nadal defeats Djokovic for record Rome win

World number one Rafael Nadal overcame stubborn early resistance from defending champion Novak Djokovic to claim a record fourth Rome Masters title.

Federer settles score with Canas

Roger Federer settled a score with his bogey player Guillermo Canas on Tuesday, easing his way into the third round of the Rome Masters with a 6-3 6-3 victory. Canas went into the game as one of the few players on the tour to hold a winning record against the world number one, but Tuesday's result evened things up at three victories apiece.

Ronaldo and Rooney steer United to win over Roma

Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney gave Manchester United a clinical 2-0 win at AS Roma on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. Portugal forward Ronaldo soared inside the area six minutes before the break to head home a Paul Scholes cross after Rooney had skipped away from Philippe Mexes.

Italy’s Mallett lays foundations for solid future

With a solitary win over regular wooden-spoon rivals Scotland, Nick Mallett did not disappoint in his maiden Six Nations as Italy coach, but he did not surpass expectations either. Results-wise, the campaign is a step back from last season, when the Azzurri secured their best showing of two wins under his predecessor Pierre Berbizier.

Powell triumphs after breaking world record

Asafa Powell cruised to victory in the 100m final of the Rieti IAAF Grand Prix in Italy on Sunday after breaking his own world record in his heat. The Jamaican set the record of 9,74 seconds and then was back on the track about 90 minutes later to run 9,78 in the final.

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