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Chan sisters falter in Eastbourne final

By Dave Carroll

Taiwan’s Chan sisters were on Saturday edged out in a tight doubles final at the Aegon International in Eastbourne, England, in a blow before they begin their Wimbledon campaign this week. Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan fell to a 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 10-6 defeat to DarijaFULL STORY

Brothers defeat Lions in season first-half finale

By Jason Pan

Led by veterans coming through with key hits, the Brothers Baseball Club yesterday wrapped up the first half of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) season in winning fashion, scoring one late run to edge the Uni-President Lions 5-4 at Cheng Ching Lake Baseball StadiumFULL STORY

Jack Miller wins chaotic, rain-hit Dutch TT

Rank-outsider Jack Miller yesterday won a chaotic and rain-disrupted Assen TT that saw second-placed Marc Marquez consolidate his lead atop the championship standings after his rivals suffered in the wet. Australian Miller, 21, riding a Honda Marc VDS, finished ahead of Marquez (Honda) and Briton ScottFULL STORY

Castro drives in go-ahead run to lead Yankees to 2-1 victory against Twins

Starlin Castro on Saturday drove home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning with a sharp one-hopper as the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 with more dominant pitching from the back end of their bullpen. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller (5-0) and Aroldis ChapmanFULL STORY

Warriors’ Kerr says US ‘insane’ for lack of gun control laws

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, whose father was murdered by extremists in 1984, has made a passionate plea for stronger background checks on US gun purchases. Kerr on Friday spoke in a podcast by San Jose Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami about the Warriors’FULL STORY

Russian athletes to apply to participate in Games: minister

Sixty-seven Russian athletes are planning to apply to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to compete at the Olympic Games in August, despite their country’s suspension for state-sponsored doping, Russian Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko said on Saturday. The IAAF Council on June 17 decidedFULL STORY

EURO 2016: Ronaldo, Portugal end Croatia’s run

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal seized their chance to stay in the chase for an elusive first title together on Saturday. Ronaldo’s only shot created a rare scoring opportunity and substitute Ricardo Quaresma finished it off, helping Portugal to beat Croatia 1-0 on Saturday and advance toFULL STORY

EURO 2016: McAuley own-goal sends Wales into quarter-finals

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley scored a heart-breaking own-goal to hand Wales a 1-0 victory in the so-called Battle of Britain and a place in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. In a cagey contest, Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland largely succeeded in muzzling Gareth Bale, but the Real MadridFULL STORY

EURO 2016:Poland’s penalty prowess ousts Switzerland

Poland reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after beating Switzerland 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out on Saturday as Jakob Blaszczykowski proved again he has the Midas touch. Borussia Dortmund winger Blaszczykowski gave Poland a first-half lead in the last-16 clash before Xherdan Shaqiri’s spectacular second-half bicycle-kickFULL STORY

South Africa clinch series against Ireland

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies kicked South Africa to a 19-13 win over Ireland in the third and final Test, but it took some desperate defending to clinch the series on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The Springboks, who only saw about 30 percent of theFULL STORY

Colombia beat US to take third in Copa America

AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca scored the only goal as Colombia defeated the US 1-0 to clinch third place in the Copa America Centenario on Saturday. Bacca, 29, bundled home the winner on 31 minutes, nudging in from close range to settle a hard-fought contest. The US,FULL STORY

Ko storms to share of lead in Arkansas

Lydia Ko is comfortable on almost any golf course she steps onto these days. The top-ranked player feels exceptionally at home at Pinnacle Country Club in the LPGA Tour’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, and that comfort level has shown in her performances over the past fewFULL STORY

Steady Hurley secures two-stroke lead at Quicken

Billy Hurley III on Saturday relied on his experience as a naval officer to stay focused during a bogey-free round in the Quicken Loans National. Only a few times did his mind slip away. Hurley could not help, but drift away from golf when he madeFULL STORY

Greenbrier Classic canceled due to flooding

The PGA Tour on Saturday canceled the Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, because of devastating flooding in West Virginia. The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, was inundated with floodwater after heavy storms rolled into the state on Thursday last week. Tour officialsFULL STORY

Thurman edges Porter on points, cites defense as key

Keith Thurman on Saturday put his stamp on the deeply talented welterweight division, beating challenger Shawn Porter by a unanimous decision to retain his World Boxing Association title. Thurman kept his undefeated record alive and showed he deserves to be regarded as the kingpin ofFULL STORY

Joshua punishes Breazeale over seven rounds in defense of heavyweight title

Anthony Joshua on Saturday defended his International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title by knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the seventh round, ending his US challenger’s unbeaten record. It was only the second time in 26-year-old Joshua’s career than he has required more than three rounds toFULL STORY

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GOLF Rain suspends play at BMW Heavy rain on Saturday wreaked havoc on the BMW International Open, leaving the leading group of players facing 36 holes yesterday after only four hours of action were possible on the third day. Leading duo Henrik Stenson and Raphael Jacquelin wereFULL STORY

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