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Pastore stars in Argentina win

NEW JERSEY: Argentina beat Ecuador 2-1 to notch a second straight Copa America warm-up victory without Lionel Messi at a freezing MetLife stadium in New Jersey on Tuesday.

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Miami: Serena Williams marked another milestone yesterday, punching her semi-final ticket in Miami with her 700th career match win, a 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 6-3 triumph over Sabine Lisicki.


MIAMI: Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro came back from a dreadful first set to defeat three-times Miami Open champion Venus Williams 0-6 6-1 7-5 at Key Biscayne on Tuesday and set up a semi-final clash with Germany's ninth seed Andrea Petkovic.

ICC president quits over World Cup snub

DHAKA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) was left red-faced yesterday when its president Mustafa Kamal resigned claiming he was snubbed at the presentation ceremony after Sunday's World Cup final in Melbourne.

'F1 should stand by traditional races'

LONDON: Formula One great Jackie Stewart has bemoaned the downfall of the German Grand Prix and is urging the sport's bosses not to forsake tradition for money as the number of European races on the calendar dwindles.

Haddin says sorry for final 'sledge'

SYDNEY: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has offered an unusual half-apology after his final World Cup sledging of New Zealand, suggesting that liquid celebrations may have fuelled his frank comments during a radio interview.

Chen and Saina power ahead

Kuala Lumpur: World champion Chen Long of China was on top form as he stormed into the second round of the Malaysia Open after an easy win over Japan's Takuma Ueda yesterday.

Djokovic struggles through to quarter-finals

MIAMI: Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare from Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals.

Woods plays practice round at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Georgia: Tiger Woods played a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National, a strong indication that the four-time champion could make his return at the Masters.

Hafeez set for bowling action reassessment

KARACHI: Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo a reassessment test on his bowling action in India on April 9 to try to revive his struggling career, a statement said yesterday.

Sangakkara urged to carry on playing

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's sports minister yesterday urged the world's number one batsman Kumar Sangakkara to reconsider plans to retire from Test cricket and urged him to play on for another year.

Sacked Burns vows to fight back into team

MELBOURNE: Queensland batsman Joe Burns is determined to avoid membership of the burgeoning club of Australian batsmen who have made brief cameos in the Test team before permanently falling into obscurity.

Mills joins Vettori in announcing retirement

WELLINGTON: New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills announced his retirement from all cricket yesterday, following Daniel Vettori in calling it quits after the World Cup final.

America's Cup boats cut to size

SAN DIEGO: America's Cup teams have voted to reduce the size of boats to be sailed in the 2017 regatta in Bermuda, a cost-cutting move that could lead to the two strongest challengers dropping out.

Warriors hold off stiff LA challenge

LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry scored 27 points and Klay Thompson 25 as the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 on Tuesday for their 10th consecutive NBA victory.

Sailing boss to attend meeting in Abu Dhabi

BAHRAIN Maritime Sports Association president and GCC Sailing Committee chairman Shaikh Khalifa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa left yesterday for Abu Dhabi to head the 11th GCC Sailing Committee meeting to be held tomorrow at Abu Dhabi Yacht and Sailing Club.

Top bowlers set for Batelco tournament

THE Batelco Open Bowling Tournament gets underway today at 5pm at Bapco Club under the patronage of acting chief executive of Batelco Bahrain Muna Al Hashemi.

Tehrani shocks seeded Scholsen

ONE more seeded player bit the dust yesterday in the ITF Women's Circuit Championship at Bahrain Tennis Club in Juffair.

Teaching Pro Fuentes joins RGC Academy

PGA Teaching Professional Juan Manuel Fuentes has joined the Royal Golf Club's Academy Team.

Indian Club soccer set

THE Indian Club are organising a Five-A-Side Football Tournament from April 11.

King sets pace on first day of testing

JORDAN King set the pace yesterday on the first day of GP2 Series pre-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.

I have still got things to prove says Townsend

TURIN, Italy: England substitute Andros Townsend declared that he had silenced his critics after his memorable goal earned Roy Hodgson's side a 1-1 draw in their friendly with Italy in Turin.

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