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Bell recaptures form with ton

SOUTHAMPTON, England: Ian Bell returned to form in spectacular fashion with a superb 167 and debutant Jos Buttler also shone to help England strengthen their dominant position over India on the second day of the third Test yesterday.

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COLOMBO: South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket's Test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka yesterday to win the series 1-0.

City too hot for Milan in friendly

PITTSBURGH: English Premier League champions Manchester City cruised to a 5-1 triumph over Italy's AC Milan on Sunday in a weather-hit friendly at Heinz Field, home of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.

Red Sox snap losing streak

PHILADELPHIA: David Ortiz hit a three-run homer as the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Sunday to end a five-game losing streak and stop the Rays' longest winning streak in 10 years at nine games.

Bahrain win steeplechase bronze

BAHRAIN capped a spectacular showing at this year's IAAF World Junior Championships by adding another bronze medal yesterday on the final day of action in Oregon, the US.

Ricciardo 'new F1 contender'

MELBOURNE: Put "baby-faced assassin" Daniel Ricciardo behind the wheel of a Mercedes and there would be no doubt he would take the Formula One title race to the wire, according to compatriot Alan Jones, Australia's last world champion.

Isner puts down Sela to keep Atlanta trophy

ATLANTA: Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successfully defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 1.75-metre Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory.

Arsenal sign Chambers to 'long-term' deal

LONDON: Southampton lost another key player yesterday when Arsenal completed the signing of 19-year-old defender Calum Chambers as part of the Gunners' preparations for a renewed assault on the Premier League title.

Lovren goes to Liverpool

LONDON: Liverpool's raid on Britain's south coast continued with the capture of Southampton's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren for a reported £20 million ($33.95 million).

India bag fourth shooting gold at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW: India won their fourth shooting gold medal of the Commonwealth Games when Jitu Rai won the 50-metre pistol event yesterday.

Advocaat takes over Serbia

STARA PAZOVA, Serbia: Dick Advocaat was introduced as Serbia's new football coach yesterday and set his sights on qualifying for the 2016 European Championship.

Messi tax case to go ahead

MADRID: A Spanish court will push ahead with the process of prosecuting Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion despite a recommendation from the public prosecutor the charges be dismissed.

Clark wins Canadian Open title

MONTREAL: South African Tim Clark clinched his second PGA Tour title when he sank a six-foot par putt to beat American Jim Furyk by one stroke at the Canadian Open on Sunday.

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