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Serena survives Ivanovic scare

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Serena survives Ivanovic scare

Serena survives Ivanovic scare

CINCINNATI: Defending champion Serena Williams reached the semi-finals of the Western & Southern tournament in Cincinnati but not before having her mettle tested in a 3-6 6-4 6-2 win over sixth-seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic on Friday. Williams, who will be chasing a calendar sweep of the four grand slams at the Aug. 31- Sept. 13 […]

India take charge after Mathews’s century

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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India take charge after Mathews’s century

India take charge after Mathews’s century

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews hit a century before India fought back to assume control of the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday. The tourists, seeking a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Galle, ended Sri Lanka’s first innings at 306 after tea on the third day in […]

Hamilton takes pole trophy

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Hamilton takes pole trophy

Hamilton takes pole trophy

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Double world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched the Formula One pole trophy at the Belgian Grand Prix yesterday with a flawless lap to take top slot on the starting grid for the 10th time in 11 races. The Mercedes driver will have his closest rival and team mate Nico Rosberg, last year’s inaugural pole trophy […]

Farah makes history in Beijing

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Farah makes history in Beijing

Farah makes history in Beijing

BEIJING: Mo Farah etched his name in the pantheon of middle distance running greats and put a tough season opening behind him yesterday when he defended his 10,000m title at the world championships in Beijing. The Briton’s victory was his sixth consecutive global track distance title, an unprecedented feat that saw him better the likes […]

Rooney misfires as Newcastle hold Utd

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Rooney misfires as Newcastle hold Utd

Rooney misfires as Newcastle hold Utd

MANCHESTER: Manchester United’s early-season goal-scoring problems resurfaced in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United yesterday that left them with just two goals from their opening three Premier League games. The spotlight will inevitably fall on England centre-forward Wayne Rooney, who has now gone 10 games without a goal for his club and was once again […]

Djokovic routs Wawrinka for semi spot

Posted by on 21/08/2015
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Djokovic routs Wawrinka for semi spot

Djokovic routs Wawrinka for semi spot

CINCINNATI: World number one Novak Djokovic brushed aside Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to advance to the semi-finals of the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters yesterday. The top-seeded Serb breezed past Wawrinka with little difficulty in just over an hour, winning 6-4, 6-1 to avenge his defeat to the Swiss in the French Open […]

Bilbao end 31-year trophy wait

Posted by on 19/08/2015
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Bilbao end 31-year trophy wait

Bilbao end 31-year trophy wait

MADRID: Athletic Bilbao claimed their first trophy in 31 years as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Barcelona to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate on Monday. Lionel Messi had given the European champions-who trailed 4-0 from the first leg-a glimmer of hope with the opener two minutes before half-time. However, any realistic hope […]

Benteke secures Liverpool victory

Posted by on 19/08/2015
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Benteke secures Liverpool victory

Benteke secures Liverpool victory

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers backed new signing Christian Benteke to transform his side’s play after the former Aston Villa striker’s goal secured a 1-0 victory over promoted Bournemouth. Benteke struck in the 26th minute at Anfield on Monday, prodding home a cross from Jordan Henderson in front of the Kop, and the goal stood […]

City sharpen Chelsea’s pain

Posted by on 17/08/2015
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City sharpen Chelsea’s pain

City sharpen Chelsea’s pain

MANCHESTER: Manchester City deepened the gloom at Chelsea with a rousing 3-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium yesterday that took them five points clear of the Premier League champions. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in typically deft fashion in the 31st minute before late goals from captain Vincent Kompany-his second in two games-and Fernandinho signalled […]

Djokovic advances, Kyrgios exits to boos

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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Djokovic advances, Kyrgios exits to boos

Djokovic advances, Kyrgios exits to boos

MONTREAL: World number one Novak Djokovic, second seed Andy Murray and three-time champion Rafa Nadal were all cheered into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup on Thursday while controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios exited to boos and a hefty fine. Djokovic, also a three time winner on the Canadian hardcourts, needed only 54 minutes to complete […]

Pedro Barca’s hero in Super Cup classic

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

PARIS: Barcelona’s Uruguay forward Luis Suarez was yesterday named on a three-man shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award for 2014/15. The 28-year-old joins perennial top player nominees Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Suarez’s Barca teammate Messi won the inaugural UEFA Best Player in Europe award in 2011 while Real Madrid’s Ronaldo is the […]