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Sri Lanka set South Africa large target

Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the series-deciding second Test against South Africa yesterday. Sangakkara (72) hit his 10th 50-plus score of the year, and Mathews chipped in with an unbeaten 63 asFULL STORY

Cook, England make steady start in third India Test

England captain Alastair Cook led his side to 78-1 at lunch on the first day of the third Test at Southampton yesterday, after India missed an excellent chance to dismiss the opener. Left-hander Cook, dropped on 15, moved on to 48 not out at the interval,FULL STORY

Bankers undefeated in series

By Paul Huang

Erupting for eight unanswered runs in the late innings, Taiwan Cooperative Bank rallied from two down in the seventh to defeat National Sports Training Center 8-2 at the Taipei Tianmu Baseball Stadium yesterday afternoon to sweep the weekend series. Chien Ting-an’s bases-clearing triple with the bagsFULL STORY

Team White win high-scoring All Star game at Taoyuan Baseball Stadium

By Paul Huang

All-Star Team White roughed up Bank of Taiwan Team Red’s pitching with a late-game scoring burst to run away with a 12-7 win in this year’s All-Star Game at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium last night. Chang Chien-ming’s (EDA Rhinos) two-run single off Team Red relieverFULL STORY

Taiwan’s Chuang wins showdown over compatriot

By Dave Carroll

Taiwan’s Chuang Chia-jung won a Taiwanese showdown in the doubles final at the Zhonghong Jiangxi International Women’s Open in China yesterday, defeating fellow Taiwanese Chan Chin-wei. Chuang and her partner, Junri Namigata of Japan, edged Chan and her partner, Xu Yi-fan of China, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3FULL STORY

Nibali all but confirmed as champion

Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali all but confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first timeFULL STORY

Taiwan eliminated in team event

Spain eliminated Taiwan on Saturday with a pair of contrasting victories in the final round before the finals of the International Crown in Owings Mills. Carlota Ciganda sank a 5-foot birdie putt on No. 13 to seal a 6-and-5 win with teammate Azahara Munoz. The duoFULL STORY

Isner reaches fourth Atlanta final

On Saturday, top seed and defending champion John Isner reached his fourth Atlanta ATP final in five years with a straight-sets victory over fellow American Jack Sock. Isner, ranked 12th in the world, broke the unseeded Sock once in each set — both times to takeFULL STORY

Gennady Golovkin beats Geale at Garden

Unbeaten Kazakh star Gennady Golovkin stopped Australian Daniel Geale in three brutal rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday to retain his World Boxing Association middleweight world title. Golovkin sent Geale to the canvas in the second round with a barrage of blows. InFULL STORY

Toronto end 17-game Bronx drought

MAJOR LEAGUES Dan Johnson drove in four runs with a go-ahead infield hit and a three-run homer, helping the Toronto Blue Jays end their 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium with a 6-4 victory over New York on Saturday. Brian McCann’s two-run homer put the Yankees aheadFULL STORY

Whiteford shares lead with Horsey at Russian Open

England’s David Horsey and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford shared the lead, four shots clear of their nearest rivals, heading into the final round of the Russian Open. Horsey, who led the opening two rounds, shot a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday to reach 13-under 203 and was joinedFULL STORY

Jim Furyk takes three-shot lead at Canadian Open

Jim Furyk closed in on a third Canadian Open crown on Saturday, firing a five-under 65 for a three-shot, third-round lead in the US PGA Tour event. Furyk had five birdies and no bogeys on the par-70 Royal Montreal Golf Club’s Blue Course for a 54-holeFULL STORY

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