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England hopes hang by a thread

England’s hopes of reaching the quarter-finals were left hanging by a thread as Sri Lanka inflicted their third crushing defeat of the World Cup yesterday, while Pakistan began a salvage operation with a tense 20-run win over Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly stiff targetFULL STORY

Hsieh, Mirza fail to claim first doubles title together

By Dave Carroll

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Sania Mirza of India failed in their bid for a first WTA Tour doubles title together at the Qatar Total Open on Saturday. The top seeds fell to a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to fourth-seeded American duo Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears inFULL STORY

Amy Yang wins, Yani Tseng tied for second place

Amy Yang of South Korea won her second career LPGA Tour title at the Honda LPGA Thailand at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course yesterday. Yang, who won her maiden title on home soil in Incheon in 2013, finished two shots ahead of overnight leaderFULL STORY

Kinmen Kaoliang round off ‘mission impossible’

By Paul Huang

Kinmen Kaoliang accomplished mission impossible by downing Bank of Taiwan 83-57 at the Sinjhuang Sports Complex in New Taipei City last night in their regular-season finale to clinch the sixth and final playoff berth. Coming into the weekend needing to win both of their games andFULL STORY

Federer floors Djokovic to claim seventh Dubai title

Roger Federer’s enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships singles title for a seventh time on Saturday. The 33-year-old’s serve is the least praised of his repertoire, butFULL STORY

Wretched France defeated by Wales

Awful France suffered their second defeat in three in this season’s Six Nations as Wales rekindled their title hopes with a 20-13 win in Paris on Saturday. The hosts, who still have to travel to Italy and England, lie fourth in the table behind third-placed Wales,FULL STORY

Azzurri stun Scotland with last-gasp victory

Italy’s perseverance was rewarded as a last-gasp penalty try gave them a 22-19 win over Scotland on Saturday for only their second away victory in the Six Nations. Scotland looked like holding out in a messy battle of the tournament also-rans, but Italy had other ideasFULL STORY

Bulls get back on track with a thrilling victory

The Northern Bulls put a disastrous start to the Super XV season behind them on Saturday with a thrilling 43-35 triumph over the Coastal Sharks in a South African derby. After home losses to compatriots the Western Stormers and the New Zealand Wellington Hurricanes, the BullsFULL STORY

Hawks rest four regulars, have enough to beat Heat

Paul Millsap scored 22 points, while Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists as the intentionally depleted Atlanta Hawks still had enough to beat the Miami Heat 93-91 in the NBA on Saturday. Kent Bazemore scored 15, including a big three-pointer with about a minuteFULL STORY

Tomas Tatar lifts the Red Wings over the Predators

Tomas Tatar scored on a power play in the third period to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators in the NHL on Saturday. Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off PredatorsFULL STORY

Ref blunder eclipses United win

Manchester United rode their luck as Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 2-0 win against struggling 10-man Sunderland, but his success was overshadowed by another refereeing controversy in the English Premier League on Saturday. One week on from the fury at Chelsea’s home clash with Burnley,FULL STORY

Dortmund down Konigsblauen to win Ruhr Derby

Borussia Dortmund beat Schalke 04 3-0 in the Ruhr Derby on Saturday for their fourth consecutive Bundesliga victory. After missing half a dozen chances in the first half, Dortmund’s attack came alive late on, with goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus in theFULL STORY

Suarez shines to put Barca on Real’s heels

Barcelona trimmed Real Madrid’s lead at the top of La Liga to one point when in-form forward Luis Suarez played a part in all three of their goals in a scrappy 3-1 victory at Granada on Saturday. Barca struggled to find their rhythm at the EstadioFULL STORY

Lyon’s title ambitions take a hit in 2-1 defeat to Lille

Olympique Lyonnais coach Hubert Fournier acknowledged their French title hopes took a big hit in a 2-1 loss to LOSC Lille Metropole on Saturday that opened the door for defending champions Paris Saint-Germain to move to the top Ligue 1. Leaders Lyon made the perfect startFULL STORY

Milan’s European hopes at risk after goalless draw

AC Milan’s struggles continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw at lowly AC Chievo Verona on Saturday, leaving Filippo Inzaghi’s side in danger of missing out on a European spot for the second straight season. The seven-time European champions have 34 points from 25FULL STORY

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TENNIS Nadal eyeing historic win Reigning French Open champion Rafael Nadal defeated Carlos Berlocq in straight sets to reach the final of the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, where he will try to secure a slice of clay-court history. The 28-year-old left-handed Spaniard rallied in the opening-setFULL STORY

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