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Sep 14, 2013

Davis Cup: Nadal subdues Stakhovsky to put Spain in control

MADRID (Reuters) – A ruthless Rafa Nadal made a seamless transition from hard court to clay when he crushed Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-0 6-0 6-4 to give Spain a commanding 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup World Group playoff in Madrid on Friday.

Turning out for his country only four days after his U.S. Open triumph in New York, the world number two showed no sign of fatigue or sympathy for his 92nd-ranked opponent as he dismantled the hapless Stakhovsky in devastating fashion at the futuristic “Magic Box” venue.

Sep 13, 2013

Nadal subdues Stakhovsky to put Spain in control

MADRID (Reuters) – A ruthless Rafa Nadal made a seamless transition from hard court to clay when he crushed Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-0 6-0 6-4 to give Spain a commanding 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup World Group playoff in Madrid on Friday.

Turning out for his country only four days after his U.S. Open triumph in New York, the world number two showed no sign of fatigue or sympathy for his 92nd-ranked opponent as he dismantled the hapless Stakhovsky in devastating fashion at the futuristic “Magic Box” venue.

Sep 13, 2013

Tennis-Nadal subdues Stakhovsky to put Spain in control

MADRID, Sept 13 (Reuters) – A ruthless Rafa Nadal made a seamless transition from hard court to clay when he crushed Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-0 6-0 6-4 to give Spain a commanding 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup World Group playoff in Madrid on Friday.

Turning out for his country only four days after his U.S. Open triumph in New York, the world number two showed no sign of fatigue or sympathy for his 92nd-ranked opponent as he dismantled the hapless Stakhovsky in devastating fashion at the futuristic “Magic Box” venue.

Sep 13, 2013

Bale to debut for Real at Villarreal – Ancelotti

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid will get their first indication of whether 100 million euros (84.1 million pounds) was money well spent when world record signing Gareth Bale makes his debut in Saturday’s La Liga match at Villarreal.

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti said Bale, whose pre-season was disrupted by protracted negotiations over his move from Tottenham Hotspur, would not necessarily start the game at the Madrigal but would feature at some point and would likely be deployed on the right.

Sep 13, 2013

Soccer-Bale to debut for Real at Villarreal – Ancelotti

MADRID, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Real Madrid will get their first indication of whether 100 million euros ($133.1 million) was money well spent when world record signing Gareth Bale makes his debut in Saturday’s La Liga match at Villarreal.

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti said Bale, whose pre-season was disrupted by protracted negotiations over his move from Tottenham Hotspur, would not necessarily start the game at the Madrigal but would feature at some point and would likely be deployed on the right.

Sep 12, 2013

Preview – Real unlikely to overburden Bale

MADRID (Reuters) – Barcelona have been careful to break new recruit Neymar in gently during the opening weeks of the La Liga season and Real Madrid are likely to follow a similar policy with Gareth Bale, even with several key players carrying injuries.

Soccer’s richest club by income, who like champions Barca have a perfect nine points from three matches, splashed a record 100 million euros to secure Bale’s services and he could make his debut at promoted Villarreal in Saturday’s late kickoff (2000 GMT).

Sep 12, 2013

Real unlikely to overburden Bale

MADRID (Reuters) – Barcelona have been careful to break new recruit Neymar in gently during the opening weeks of the La Liga season and Real Madrid are likely to follow a similar policy with Gareth Bale, even with several key players carrying injuries.

Soccer’s richest club by income, who like champions Barca have a perfect nine points from three matches, splashed a record 100 million euros (84 million pounds) to secure Bale’s services and he could make his debut at promoted Villarreal in Saturday’s late kickoff (09.00 p.m. British time).

Sep 12, 2013

Soccer-Real unlikely to overburden Bale

MADRID, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Barcelona have been careful to break new recruit Neymar in gently during the opening weeks of the La Liga season and Real Madrid are likely to follow a similar policy with Gareth Bale, even with several key players carrying injuries.

Soccer’s richest club by income, who like champions Barca have a perfect nine points from three matches, splashed a record 100 million euros ($133 million) to secure Bale’s services and he could make his debut at promoted Villarreal in Saturday’s late kickoff (2000 GMT).

Sep 12, 2013

Real Madrid unlikely to overburden Bale at Villarreal

MADRID (Reuters) – Barcelona have been careful to break new recruit Neymar in gently during the opening weeks of the La Liga season and Real Madrid are likely to follow a similar policy with Gareth Bale, even with several key players carrying injuries.

Soccer’s richest club by income, who like champions Barca have a perfect nine points from three matches, splashed a record 100 million euros to secure Bale’s services and he could make his debut at promoted Villarreal in Saturday’s late kickoff (2000 GMT).

Sep 12, 2013

Real unlikely to overburden Bale at Villarreal

MADRID (Reuters) – Barcelona have been careful to break new recruit Neymar in gently during the opening weeks of the La Liga season and Real Madrid are likely to follow a similar policy with Gareth Bale, even with several key players carrying injuries.

Soccer’s richest club by income, who like champions Barca have a perfect nine points from three matches, splashed a record 100 million euros (84.2 million pounds) to secure Bale’s services and he could make his debut at promoted Villarreal in Saturday’s late kickoff (9 p.m.).