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Garcia resigns as Fifa investigator

NEW YORK: Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia resigned yesterday as Fifa's chief corruption investigator in protest at the football governing body's handling of his report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur strolled into the League Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 rout of Premier League rivals Newcastle United early this morning and Liverpool's Raheem Sterling netted a sharply-taken double in a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

De Villiers and Amla hit tons

CENTURION: Captain Hashim Amla and his senior lieutenant AB de Villiers both hit centuries as South Africa took command after early setbacks on the first day of the first Test against the West Indies here yesterday.

Grizzlies see off Warriors

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Memphis snapped Golden State's 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory in Tuesday's clash of the NBA's two top teams.

Thailand clinch first-leg victory

BANGKOK: Thailand hold a two-goal advantage in the AFF Suzuki Cup final after a penalty and a late strike gave the three-time champions a deserved 2-0 win over Malaysia in Bangkok yesterday.

Devi banned for Asiad medal snub

NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Sarita Devi was banned for one year from the sport yesterday for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games in an extraordinary protest against judging decisions.

Vijay century puts India in command

BRISBANE: Indian opener Murali Vijay put Australia to the sword in their Brisbane fortress with a brilliant 144 to help drive the tourists to 311 for four at the close of play on the opening day of the second Test yesterday.

Bahrain gear up for Asian Cup

BAHRAIN National Football team started their final preparations for Asian Cup 2015 to be held in Australia from January 8 to 27.

San Lorenzo reach Club World Cup final

MARRAKECH, Morocco: South American champions San Lorenzo needed extra-time to see off the gallant challenge of Auckland City as they beat the New Zealand part-timers 2-1 in the Club World Cup semi-final early this morning.

Bahrainis excel in G3 category

BAHRAIN 'B' finished on top while Bahrain 'A' came second in the G3 Match Race category on the opening day of the 12th Kingdom Sailing Match Race Championship.

'Bata' defies Father Time

Sixty-year-old billiards legend Efren "Bata" Reyes has done it again.

US to bid for 2024 Olympics

LOS ANGELES: The United States has announced that it would bid to host the 2024 Summer Games but their Olympic committee plans to wait until January before naming their candidate city.

Pereira clinches title

CASSIUS Pereira beat Stalin Joseph 6-4, 7-6 to capture the veterans singles title of the Indian Club Centenary Open Tennis Tournament played yesterday at the Indian Club.

Williamson century helps New Zealand level series

ABU DHABI: Kane Williamson hit a brilliant hundred as New Zealand won the fourth day-night international against Pakistan by seven runs in an exciting finish in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

Qatar faces World Cup 'reforms' challenge

BERLIN: Qatar must meet a March deadline for specific labour reforms or it could risk losing the 2022 World Cup finals, Fifa executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Tuesday.

Ex-cricket chief rues Pakistan's chucking negligence

ABU DHABI: Former Pakistan cricket chief Nasim Ashraf said yesterday he regretted that a failure to deal with bowlers with suspect actions had resulted in the loss of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.

Americans tipped as Gold Cup favourites

MIAMI: Holders the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico were installed on Tuesday as the top seeded teams for the three first-round groups of the 2015 Gold Cup.

Lord's set to host World Cup finals

LONDON: Lord's has been chosen to host the 2019 World Cup final and the 2017 Women's World Cup final, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced yesterday.

Tendulkar and Ganguly teams clash

NEW DELHI: Teams owned by former India cricket captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly will clash in the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after Atletico Kolkata pipped FC Goa on penalties in the second semi-final yesterday.

Dortmund held by Wolfsburg

BERLIN: Ailing German giants Borussia Dortmund remain in the Bundesliga's relegation places after a battling 2-2 draw with second-placed VfL Wolfsburg early this morning.

Getafe barge into last 16

BARCELONA: Getafe scored twice in the first half to win 2-1 at Eibar and advance 5-1 on aggregate to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey early this morning.

Fencers set for National Day championship

THE National Day Fencing International Championship, organised by Bahrain Fencing Association, begins today at the Khalifa Sports City sports hall.

Bahrain-Zain tennis closing ceremony set

BAHRAIN Tennis Club (BTC) will hold the closing ceremony of the 12th Bahrain-Zain Tennis Open Championship for Juniors tonight starting 5.30pm.

Riders gear up for National Day Endurance

BAHRAIN Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) continued preparations for the National Day Endurance Championship, to be held on Saturday at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.

Rizq clinches title

KADRI Rizq won the title as Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC) concluded its National Day celebration activities with the National Day Tennis Championship sponsored by Gulf Marcom Company.

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