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Blind rescues point for insipid United

Daley Blind’s late second-half strike helped a lackluster Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the English Premier League on Monday. United, who have now gone six games without an away win in the Premier League, their worst runFULL STORY

Wozniacki, Sharapova in marathon duel

Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova were locked in a marathon duel in the opening white group round-robin match at the WTA Finals in Singapore at press time last night. Danish world No. 8 Wozniacki won the first set in a tiebreak 7-6 (7/4), but Russian worldFULL STORY

Roethlisberger’s Steelers rally past stunned Houston

Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another during a frantic stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday. Pittsburgh (4-3) needed just over a minute toFULL STORY

Proteas cruise to six-wicket victory over the Black Caps

South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international at Mount Maunganui yesterday, guided home by a captain’s knock from A.B. de Villiers. The Proteas ended their run chase at 236-4 in 48.1 overs, easily overhauling the 231 target NewFULL STORY

Nugent-Hopkins gives Oilers first win

Taylor Hall scored on a penalty shot and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. Justin Schultz also scored for theFULL STORY

Kings player suspended after arrest over violence

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League following his arrest early on Monday on a felony domestic violence charge, the league said. Voynov, 24, will be paid during the suspension, but will be barred from all club activities pendingFULL STORY

Soccer authorities tackle growing issue of drones

Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It is not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote-controlled contraptions costing just a few hundred US dollars that can be sent soaringFULL STORY

Royals’ S Korean ‘charm’ headed to Kansas

A die-hard, long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who became an international celebrity after he was superstitiously credited with sparking the team’s playoff run departed yesterday for Missouri to watch the Royals appear in their first World Series since 1985. After learning of his passionFULL STORY

Appendix problem no hindrance as Nadal beats Bolelli

An ongoing appendix problem did not affect Spanish former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal as he breezed through 6-2, 6-2 in his first round match with Italian journeyman Simone Bolelli at the Swiss Indoors on Monday. The 28-year-old Spaniard — who has been on a 10-dayFULL STORY

Yoda’s late brace stuns Sociedad

Two late goals by Abdoul Yoda gave Getafe a 2-1 win at Real Sociedad in La Liga on Monday. Sociedad opened the scoring in the 83rd minute when Pablo Hervas tapped in after Carlos Vela controlled Sergio Canales’ back-heel and looked up to find his teammateFULL STORY

UEFA: Liverpool expect fans to raise roof for Madrid clash

Liverpool will expect their noisy fans to recreate the special Anfield atmosphere that has helped them become kings of Europe five times when they take on UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid tonight. Brendan Rodgers’ team, third in Group B with three points from two matches,FULL STORY

UEFA: Arsenal’s injuries offer hope to RSC Anderlecht

If RSC Anderlecht are to have any realistic chance of prolonging their involvement in the UEFA Champions League beyond the group stage, a home win over Arsenal today is paramount. The Belgium side are joint bottom of Group D with one point from their opening twoFULL STORY

UEFA: Borussia Dortmund looking to brush off horror form against Galatasaray

Borussia Dortmund are looking to brush off their nightmarish Bundesliga form when the Group D leaders protect their perfect UEFA Champions League record at Turkish giants Galatasaray today. Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp described his side’s 3-0 win at RSC Anderlecht earlier this month as “perfect,” butFULL STORY

Indian soccer player dies after fatal goal celebration

A 23-year-old Indian soccer player has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official said on Monday. Bethlehem Vengthlang midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala died on Sunday at a hospital in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram after theFULL STORY

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