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Real Madrid out to break holders' jinx

LONDON: It was Alex Ferguson who once noted famously that watching the World Cup was as excruciating as visiting the dentist while offering the counterpoint that the Champions League was much more fun, quite the best competition in football.

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LONDON: A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a 2-2 draw in the Premier League early this morning.

Deportivo edge Eibar for first Spanish league win

EIBAR, Spain: Deportivo scored early and hung on for a 1-0 win at Eibar early this morning, earning the promoted side their first victory of the Spanish league season.

Serbia dash India's World Group hopes

BANGALORE: Former champions Serbia will remain in the World Group of the Davis Cup after Filip Krajinovic secured a 3-2 win over hosts India yesterday in a rain-interrupted play-off tie.

Anelka signs up for Mumbai City

MUMBAI: Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka sought to relaunch his career yesterday by signing up for the nascent Indian Super League, six months after being sacked from English football in an anti-semitism row.

Windies in cruise control

GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia: West Indies made steady progress through the afternoon session in reaching 90 for two, an overall lead of 309, at tea on the third day of the second and final Test at the Beausejour Stadium yesterday.

Ajmal eyes World Cup comeback

ISLAMABAD: Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal is hoping to compete in next year's World Cup, after completing a rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy.

North Korea off to rousing start

INCHEON, South Korea: North Korea's footballers dismantled China 3-0 yesterday as they got off to a rousing start at the Incheon Asian Games cheered on by fans waving the Korean Unification Flag.

Asian Games ticket sales slow down

SEOUL: South Korean fans have snapped up tickets to see high-profile athletes such as Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games, but overall sales for the multi-sport event are dragging with the opening ceremony just four days away.

Horschel holds off McIlroy to lift FedEx Cup

ATLANTA: American Billy Horschel won the US PGA's season-ending Tour Championship and captured the playoff points crown Sunday, firing a final-round 68 to defeat Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy by three strokes.

Kuwait lift GCC under-15 trophy

Kuwait defeated hosts and defending champions Bahrain 61-55 to clinch the 4th GCC Basketball Under-15 Championship played last night at the Bahrain Basketball Association Sports Hall in Um Al Hassam.

Bahrain to host triathlon event

In line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad, Bahrain is set to host 'Challenge Bahrain' international triathlon championship on December 6 with the participation of many international teams.

'Six Hours' race tickets now available online

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), 'The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East', announced yesterday that tickets to this year's highly anticipated Six Hours of Bahrain are now available for purchase online or by telephone.

Shaikh Isa chairs Amman meeting

FIRST vice-president of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees (UANOC) Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa recently chaired the committees' extraordinary general assembly meeting in Amman.

Titans ease past Sprite

TITANS CC scored a fine four-wicket victory over Sprite CC in the Cricket Bahrain (BCL-CBA Division) Diamond League T20 Tournament.

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