Federer ends three-year claycourt drought with Istanbul title

Roger Federer won the inaugural Istanbul Open on May 3, beating third seed Pablo Cuevas 6-3 7-6 (11) for his first clay title in three years.

The world number two took his 85th ATP World Tour title to end a long drought on clay dating back to the 2012 Madrid Masters, which was played on a slick blue surface. 

Alleged AFC cover-up effort highlights problems in Asian football

A senior executive of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) allegedly requested in 2012 a subordinate to tamper with or hide documents related to inquiries by independent auditors and FIFA into management of the group by ousted AFC President Mohammed Bin Hammam, according to claims.

Romania's Halep loses Porsche Tennis Grand Prix semi-final to Danish Wozniacki

Romania's tennis player Simona Halep on Saturday lost a women's singles semi-final of the 731,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, to Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, 5-7, 7-5, 2-6.


For advancing to the semi-finals, Halep won 28,601 US dollars and 185 WTA points.

Emirates Airline picks Rolls-Royce for $9.2 bln engines deal

Dubai's Emirates Airline on April 17 awarded a lucrative engines deal worth a record $9.2-billion (8.5-billion-euro) to British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce.

"Emirates today announced an historic $9.2 billion deal with Rolls-Royce for Trent 900 engines and a long-term TotalCare package," it said in a statement.