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LEEDS: India's most celebrated cueist Pankaj Advani clinched the World Billiards Championship (time format) title to bag a record 12th world crown and also complete a rare 'Grand Double' post his third win in both the long and short formats in the same year.

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ABU DHABI: Younis Khan became the first batsman in 90 years to hit three hundreds in consecutive innings against Australia as Pakistan took and early advantage in the second Test in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

Levy leads in Shanghai

SHANGHAI: Frenchman Alexander Levy continued his love affair with China's golf courses by kicking off the European Tour's Final Series with a seven-under-par 65 to lead after the first round of the BMW Masters.

BIC gear up for endurance race

PREPARATIONS are being stepped up for the FIA WEC Six Hours of Bahrain to be held at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) on November 14 and 15.

Hamilton targets fifth straight win

AUSTIN: World championship leader Lewis Hamilton will bid to divert attention from Formula One's looming financial crisis by seeking his fifth consecutive race win at this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

Swansea win appeal against Fernandez red card

LONDON: Swansea defender Federico Fernandez had his ban for a red card against Liverpool rescinded yesterday after a successful appeal by the Premier League club.

Pellegrini 'worried' by City form

LONDON: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted he is "worried" about his side's form after they were knocked out of the League Cup by Newcastle United.

Murray seals World Tour Finals spot

PARIS: Andy Murray guaranteed his place at the World Tour Finals in London with a 6-3, 6-3 third-round victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters yesterday.

Giants clinch World Series

KANSAS CITY, Missouri: The San Francisco Giants rode workhorse left-hander Madison Bumgarner all the way to their third World Series crown in five years with a Game Seven victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

April-May best for 2022 World Cup say Euro clubs

BERNE: Playing the 2022 World Cup in April and May would be the "best solution" for the tournament and would have the least impact on the football calendar, according to the association representing European clubs (ECA).

Karlberg off to hot start in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Tour member Rikard Karlberg upstaged his illustrious PGA Tour counterparts by firing a bogey-free, seven-under-par 65 to lead the co-sanctioned CIMB Classic after yesterday's first round.

Bulls rout Knicks in season opener

NEW YORK: The Chicago Bulls welcomed former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose back from injury Wednesday with a convincing 104-80 win over the New York Knicks.

England's Broad rejects bullying culture claims

LONDON: England bowler Stuart Broad has dismissed claims by former team-mate Kevin Pietersen that there was a bullying culture in the changing room during their time as international colleagues.

'Open Track' day for public is scheduled

BAHRAIN International Circuit (BIC), "The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East", will be opening its doors to the public today evening for another exciting Open Track event exclusive for cars.

Eastern Precast edge out Warrior

EASTERN Precast scored a thrilling 52-47 victory over Dessert Warrior in the first Batelco Cup FCBG Basketball Tournament First Conference 40th Season at the Muharraq Gym.

PCB nominates Sethi for ICC presidency

KARACHI: Pakistan yesterday nominated Najam Sethi as its candidate for the presidency of cricket's world governing body next year, three months after he resigned as the head of the national board.

BVA Organising panel formed for GCC event

THE Bahrain Volleyball Association have formed an organising committee ahead of the GCC Women's Volleyball Championship to be held in Bahrain from November 10 to 16.

Showstoppers to host soccer tournament

SHOWSTOPPERS FC are organising a seven-a-side two-day soccer tournament on November 7 and 14.

Garuda and One Academy in final

GARUDA Badminton Club from Indonesia will face Malaysia's One Academy Badminton in the final of the BKS Optima International Club Championship (BICC 2014).

Triathlon panel tour BIC facility

THE Organising Committee of "Challenge Bahrain" International Triathlon Championship to be held in Bahrain on December 6 continued their visits to various venues to review preparations being made for this prestigious event.

Ahli bag Arab title

AL Ahli Club won the 31st Arab Handball Clubs Championship defeating hosts Makarem Al Mahdiya of Tunisia 25-23 in Tunis late on Wednesday night.

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