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Rain washes out Dhaka Test

Wet conditions forced the umpires to call off play on the third day of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Dhaka yesterday. The first two days were also washed out due to rain and bad weather. With only two days remaining in the match, Bangladesh have lost all realistic hopes of squaring the two-match series. They lost the first Test by three wickets at Chittagong last week.


Kim wins Skate America

South Korea’s Kim Yu-na led an Asian sweep at Skate America in Everett, Washington, winning the title in a runaway Sunday over Japan’s Yukari Nakano and Miki Ando. With a lead of nearly 12 points entering the free skate, the 18-year-old Kim added to her substantial cushion, ending with a total of 193.45. Nakano, 23, won silver with a score of 172.53, and Ando, last year’s world champion, took bronze with 168.42. Skating with power and grace, the long-limbed Kim landed six triples in a program with no substantial gaffes. She changed a triple loop to a single and was charged with minor flaws on two spins. No Americans made the podium, with Rachael Flatt finishing fourth.


Edwards wins Atlanta race

Carl Edwards won his seventh race of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, but points leader Jimmie Johnson increased his lead in his quest for a third consecutive NASCAR championship. Johnson roared from 11th place to second in the final eight laps to boost his points lead to 183 over Edwards with three races remaining. Johnson had dropped as low as 30th when he received a penalty for speeding on pit road. Denny Hamlin finished third, followed by Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch.


Henson inspires Ospreys

Gavin Henson scored a superb solo try, which saw him beat former Wallaby star Chris Latham, as holders Ospreys moved nearer the semi-finals of the Anglo-Welsh Cup with a 37-22 win over Worcester. The Wales star’s 40m run suggested he was ready for the Six Nations title-holders match against world champions South Africa at the Millennium Stadium next Saturday. Wales wing Shane Williams scored one of the Ospreys’ other three tries with Test outside-half/center James Hook kicking 17 points. In the day’s other Anglo-Welsh tie, Scotland international Gordon Ross kicked 23 points in Saracens’ 33-19 victory over rival Premiership side Northampton. Both team scored two tries, with England Under-20 left-wing Noah Cato and scrum-half Moses Rauluni crossing for Saracens while full-back Ben Foden and Roger Wilson touched down for the Saints.


Player fined for freak shot

A South Korean golfer has paid a heavy price for an embarrassing shot that landed his caddy in hospital. The golfer, identified by the country’s Supreme Court only as “Jung,” was fined 2 million won (US$1,400) for the incident, which occurred at a club in Gunsan Province more than two years ago. Media reports said Jung had wound up a huge swing at the third hole, but when his left foot slipped, the ball rocketed off in the wrong direction and struck his caddy — standing 8m behind him — in the stomach. The caddy needed seven weeks of hospital treatment. The Supreme Court recognized lower courts’ ruling that Jung had violated the duty of due care to prevent injury to others while playing a sport.

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