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Millsap stars in Atlanta victory

ATLANTA: Paul Millsap scored 20 points and Al Horford added 19 as Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-100 on Sunday, extending the Hawks' club record with their 16th straight win.

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Melbourne: Serena Williams and sister Venus displayed all their fighting qualities to stay alive at the Australian Open yesterday, but two-time champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out.

A fine victory for Shaikh Isa

Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa won the big tour CSI1* 140m class as he led the charge of all Bahraini riders competing in the Sharjah Rulers Cup in the UAE.

Djokovic books slot in quarters

MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic will contest his 23rd consecutive grand slam quarter-final after easing past Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller 6-4 7-5 7-5 at the Australian Open yesterday.

DR Congo grab spot in quarters

EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea: Democratic Republic of Congo squeezed into the African Nations Cup quarter-finals last night by the slimmest of margins as Jeremy Bokila scored a second-half goal against Tunisia in Bata to ensure their progress despite failing to win a match.

Mourinho looks to avenge FA Cup disaster

LONDON: Jose Mourinho insisted Monday that Chelsea's stunning FA Cup exit at the hands of fourth-tier Bradford City had been consigned to history as far as he was concerned.

South Korea topple Iraq to reach final

SYDNEY: South Korea moved a step closer to burying their 55-year Asian Cup hoodoo when they grabbed a goal in each half to beat Iraq 2-0 yesterday and set up a final against Australia or UAE who will battle today.

Japan support for bodybuilding

BAHRAIN and Asian Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Federations President Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa received at his office Japanese specialist Dr Reiko Kato, who is being nominated by the IFBB to present a number of programs, courses and workshops to develop the sport of bodybuilding through the Olympic Solidarity Program.

Saudi and Kuwait in final

SAUDI Arabia and Kuwait have reached the final of the GCC Football U-23 Championship after registering shootout victories in their semi-final matches yesterday.

UAE's Abdulrahman fit for Aussie clash

NEWCASTLE: The UAE coach Mahdi Ali has assured that key midfielder Omar Abdulrahman will be fit to play in today's Asian Cup semi-final against Australia.

Shaikh Abdulla honours karting winners

Chairman of International Karting Committee (CIK) at FIA and Bahrain Motors Federation (BMF) President Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa crowned the winners of karting season 2014 in a honoring ceremony which was held in Milan, Italy.

Isa Town and Galali move into last 16

GALALI, Al Tadhamun and Isa Town made it to the last 16 round of the King's Cup Football Championship after winning their preliminary round matches last night.

Iraq boss hits out at 'unfair' Cup schedule

SYDNEY: Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishil took a swipe at the Asian Cup scheduling after the 2007 champions crashed out to South Korea in the semi-finals yesterday.

Qatar's Olympic bid 'inevitable'

LUSAIL, Qatar: A bid by Qatar to host the Olympics was inevitable but the country has not yet decided which summer Games it will bid for, the head of the country's most powerful sports organisation said yesterday.

Australia v India ODI abandoned due to rain

SYDNEY: Yesterday's tri-series one-day international between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground was abandoned due to rain.

Nadal seeks to dominate Berdych

MELBOURNE: Rafa Nadal will hope to make it 19 wins in succession against seventh seed Tomas Berdych today to book an Australian Open semi-final berth and continue his impressive comeback from injury and illness.

Haas holds on to lift Humana Challenge title

LA QUINTA, United States: Bill Haas rolled in some huge birdies and made some key pars on the back nine to beat five challengers by one shot and win the PGA Tour's Humana Challenge on Sunday.

Afridi set for English T20 stint

LONDON: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is to play for Northamptonshire in the first six rounds of English cricket's 2015 T20 Blast competition, the Midlands county announced yesterday.

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