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Rumours around Rafa

Rafael Nadal denies new doping allegations by ex-France sports secretary 
Facing new accusations that he sat out portions of 2012 because he feared testing positive for a banned substance, Rafael Nadalagain denied he has ever used performance enhancers to speed his recovery from injury.
"You know what? I heard [about the accusations] a few times again," the 14-time Grand Slam champion told reporters Wednesday night after being asked for his reaction to Maria Sharapova's failed drug test. "I am a completely clean guy. I have never had the temptation of doing something wrong. When I get injury, I get injury. I never take nothing to be back quicker." On Tuesday, Roselyne Bachelot, the former French secretary of sport, accused Nadal of doping in 2012, echoingaccusations made by former French Open champion Yannick Noah in 2011 and by former Belgian pro Christophe Rochus in 2013. "We know that Nadal's famous seven-month injury was without a doubtdue to a positiv…

Penguin visits Rio

Loyal penguin travels 5,000 miles to visit man who saved him from the brink of death
The adorable animal was washed up on a beach covered in oil back in 2011 and nursed back to health by the retired fisherman 

Meet the loyal penguin who travels 5,000 miles every year to visit the man who saved him from the brink of death.

Retired bricklayer and part-time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, found the animal back in 2011 when he washed up on a beach, starving and covered in oil.

Joao, who named the penguin Dindim after discovering him in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, decided to take the creature home and nurse it back to health.

Once Dindim was well again, Joao released him back into the wild - and didn't expect to see the penguin ever again.

But just a few months later, the South American Magellanic penguin returned to the beach and followed Joao home.

According to Globo TV, Dindim spends eight months with Joao and the rest of the year breedingoff the coast of Argentina and Chile - 5,…