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Proteas bowled out for 79 in third Test

India seized control of the third Test in Nagpur yesterday after South Africa, shot out for a record low of 79, fumbled again in their chase of a tough target. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin finished with five for 32 and Jadeja took four for 33 on aFULL STORY

Yu Chun-an off to great start at Australian Open

Taiwan amateur Yu Chun-an trailed two shots behind leader Lincoln Tighe after the first round of the Australian Open in Sydney yesterday. Yu, who moved from Taiwan to Orlando, Florida, earlier this year, scored a three-under-par 68 to share third place with former Australian Open winnerFULL STORY

IAAF spotlight shines on Coe, Russia

World athletics’ beleaguered governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), was meeting yesterday to flesh out the measures that track and field powerhouse Russia needs to implement in order to resume international competition after its suspension over state-sponsored doping. The IAAF Council meeting wasFULL STORY

Cuba’s Erislandy Lara successfully defends WBA super welterweight title

Cuba’s Erislandy Lara successfully defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight title on Wednesday night, stopping former welterweight champion Jan Zaveck in the third round. Utilizing quicker punching skills, Lara (22-2-2, 13 knockouts) outclassed Zaveck, from Slovenia, at Hialeah Park and Casino. Lara lives in Houston,FULL STORY

NTNU listed among world’s best sports sciences universities

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) has been listed among the top seven in the world in terms of sport sciences, physical education and kinesiology, according to a comparison conducted by Japan’s University of Tsukuba. Others schools on the list are Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand),FULL STORY

Red Devils made to wait by PSV

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United squandered an opportunity to reach the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 on Wednesday after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to PSV Eindhoven. On a night when Old Trafford marked 10 years since the death of United legend George Best,FULL STORY

Real Madrid survive nervy finale to wrap up top spot

Spanish giants Real Madrid survived a nervous finish when they conceded three late goals to edge Shakhtar Donetsk 4-3 and wrap up top spot in UEFA Champions League Group A. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, while Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal were also on target for Real,FULL STORY

Ibrahimovic scores on his return home, PSG advance

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his return to his first senior club with a goal as Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, while Juventus claimed top spot to qualify from Group D with a 1-0 win over Manchester City. AtleticoFULL STORY

Philadelphia equal record losing streak

The Philadelphia 76ers equaled the record for the worst losing streak in NBA history on Wednesday, suffering a last-gasp defeat against the Boston Celtics to chalk up their 26th consecutive loss. The 76ers led heading into the final minutes, but were overhauled by a late rallyFULL STORY

Canadiens win Eastern powers matchup

Star Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price exited with a recurring injury, but Devante Smith-Pelly and Alex Galchenyuk scored in the opening 1:29 of the third period as the Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 5-1 on Wednesday in a matchup of the top two teamsFULL STORY

Goffin carries Belgium’s Davis Cup hopes

If Belgium are to win the Davis Cup Final for the first time this week, then baby-faced David Goffin will have to come of age. The 24-year-old world No. 16 has climbed the rankings quickly in the past 18 months, but he has yet to experienceFULL STORY

Safety in focus one year after Hughes’ tragic death

On the first anniversary of the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, questions are being asked about safety — and the new pink ball being used at this week’s historic day-night Test. Hughes, who played 26 Tests, died from bleeding on the brain on Nov.FULL STORY

NFL’s Gifford had degenerative brain disease: family

Former professional football player and TV commentator Frank Gifford, who died in August, aged 84, suffered from a degenerative brain disease triggered by the effect of repetitive head trauma. “We as a family made the difficult decision to have his brain studied in hopes of contributingFULL STORY

‘Drongo’ Aussie fan banned for pouring beer on draft pick

An Australian fan was branded “a drongo” and banned for the season yesterday after pouring beer over the Sydney Kings’ Boston Celtics draft pick Marcus Thornton during a National Basketball League (NBL) game. Captured on live television, the man lent over a sponsor’s signage as theFULL STORY


TENNIS ITF defends Betway call The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Wednesday defended its decision to sign up one of the world’s top online betting companies to sponsor its flagship Davis Cup and Fed Cup events. Betway was introduced as an international sponsor at last week’s FedFULL STORY

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