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Amla hits ton in South Africa win

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand: South Africa crushed New Zealand to claim a 72-run victory in the second one-day international yesterday, inspired by a superb century from opening batsman Hashim Amla.

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PAKISTAN MOVE INTO COMMAND

DUBAI: Pakistan's spin bowlers shared six wickets between them to take control of the first Test against Australia despite a brilliant hundred by David Warner on the third day yesterday.

Wozniacki seals semi-final berth

SINGAPORE: Serena Williams reached the WTA Finals semi-finals and was crowned year-end World No. 1 without picking up a racquet yesterday when results went her way at the season finale in Singapore.

Serbia awarded aborted Albania match but docked three points

GENEVA: Uefa's disciplinary committee yesterday awarded Serbia a 3-0 victory in their aborted Euro 2016 qualification match with Albania, but deducted them three points.

'600-win club' Ferrer takes on Murray

VALENCIA: David Ferrer became only the fourth active player to record 600 career wins when he cruised past Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Valencia semi-finals last night.

Spirited Bahrain go down to Iran

BAHRAIN'S brilliant run in the Asian Under-20 Volleyball Championship ended at the semi-final stage last night as the hosts went down to Iran in a two-hour thriller at Isa Town Sports City in Riffa.

Hubail brothers on target in Manama victory

HUBAIL brothers, Ala'a and Mohammed, scored a goal each to lead Manama to a 2-0 victory over Al Shabab in the sixth round of Bahrain Viva Fist Division Football League last night at Bahrain National Stadium.

2-day PGIS Golf Extravaganza a big success

HAMAD Salem, Sarah Hobday, Susan Z, Salah Muftah and Eid shared the honours on the second day yesterday in the PGIS Golf Extravaganza at Awali Golf Club.

AFC boss hails winners Qatar

ASIAN Football Confederation president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa congratulated Qatar's under-19 football team on winning the Under-19 Asian Championship on Thursday in Myanmar.

Suarez confirmed for Clasico debut

MADRID: Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his long-awaited debut for the club in tonight's first El Clasico of the season away to Real Madrid.

City aim to recover from CSKA setback

MANCHESTER: Goalkeeper Joe Hart expects Manchester City to recover from their midweek Champions League disappointment to keep their challenge for domestic honours on track at in-form West Ham today.

Caterham gets two-race break

LONDON: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has told the ailing Caterham team they can miss the next two Grand Prix without penalty as administrators continue their quest to find a buyer for the perennial backmarkers.

Teenager Coric sends Nadal crashing

BASEL, Switzerland: Rafael Nadal suffered a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) loss in the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors to teenager Borna Coric late last night and then shut down his season to undergo appendix surgery.

Phangiso to be replaced by Peterson

CAPE TOWN: South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country's cricket board said yesterday.

Bangladesh look to end poor streak

DHAKA: Bangladesh are desperate to end this year's losing streak when they take on fellow wooden spooners Zimbabwe in a three-Test series starting in Dhaka today.

New Zealand not rushing Ryder back into squad

WELLINGTON: Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

Harman charges into share of lead

SEA ISLAND, Georgia: Brian Harman took advantage of home comforts, ideal weather and a red-hot putter as he charged into a share of the lead in Thursday's opening round of the $5.6-million McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in Georgia.

Denver tighten grip on AFC West spot

DENVER: Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders connected for three touchdowns on Thursday in the Denver Broncos' 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

Johnson saves 30 shots in New York's victory

BOSTON: Former Bruins backup goaltender Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots and Kyle Okposo put New York ahead in the second period to help the New York Islanders end a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday.

Whiteford ahead

PERTH: Peter Whiteford's battle to secure his European Tour card could not affect his game as the 34-year-old Scot fired a six-under-par 66 to grab a one-shot halfway stage lead at the Perth International yesterday.

Beale fined in 'text' row

SYDNEY: Utility back Kurtley Beale has been fined 45,000 Australian dollars ($39,559) for sending an offensive text, but has escaped a ban after being cleared of sending a second "more offensive" photograph, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said yesterday.

Saqer notches easy win over Dosary

ISHAM Saqer scored a comfortable 3-0 victory over Nadar Dosary in a Group 'C' clash of the Indian Club Centenary Snooker Tournament.

Pogba to stay on at Juventus

ROME: Young midfielder Paul Pogba delivered a blow to would-be suitors by signing a contract extension with Juventus until 2019, the Serie A champions said yesterday, despite denials from the France international's representatives.


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