1. With Rafa Nadal’s “egregious” 15-5(75%) win-loss record, heading into the new clay season, word’s going around that his chances at winning another french open grand slam have never been slimmer. 

Read, here

Here is another article about Rafa going back to clay basics before his run at the Monte Carlo masters, if you’re interested. You might also wanna read about what the Swiss Maestro thinks of veteran golfer, Tiger Woods’ chances at the masters, here

You can also read about some contenders that are favored to win at the Masters 2015, here


2. Novak Djokovic has made quite the stronghold for himself at the number one position in the ATP rankings. This season, it’s anyone’s guess as to who is going to make the final cut for the season end, tour finals in London, at the esteemed O2 arena.

You can read about some analysis, here

In fact, he feels so confident that he feels in place to be harbinger of a new age of on court tantrums. Read about his little outburst at the Miami finals against Briton, Andy Murray, (which he won, by the way) here

Make what you will of his apology, here


3. You would never guess what Serena Williams plans to adopt as her new career after tennis.

Find out, here


4. Bryan brothers ousted at US men’s clay court championships, an ATP 250 level tournament, fresh of the back of a Miami masters win.

Read more, here


5. Maria Sharapova to represent Russia in Fed cup semis.

Read, here


6. EPL table toppers, Chelsea have made a euro 4 million bid for Japanese forward, Yoshinori Muto. Read more, here 


7. The always entertaining, Jose Mourinho, has struck again: says he is not “most important” in Chelsea.

Read all about it, here

You might also view the current standings, here

Also, click on this link for an update on upcoming fixtures.


8. Ahead of the gargantuan clash between League hightails, Manchester United and Manchester city, here is some expert views on the possible outcome of the clash.

While you’re at it, you might also read about news of certain Manu transfers coming up, here


9. Former Australian captain, Richie Benaud passes away.

Read about it, here


10. After routing India in the semifinals, denying the blues a title defense, Australia clinch the world cup for a staggering 5th time. 

You can follow some of the highlights of their triumph, here

For what it’s worth, you could take a final look at the ICC cricket world cup details leading up to the win, here, as well.


So, that’s it for this installment of international sports coverage. Sound off in the comments below and feel free to mention any current international sports news item that we may have missed, but that you think deserves attention as well.