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Safarova lifts Qatar trophy

DOHA: Lucie Safarova continued her fine start to 2015 by claiming her first ever victory over Victoria Azarenka to win the Qatar Open title in Doha yesterday.

The Czech won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, to boost her chances of realising her "dream" of getting into the world top 10.

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DUBAI: Roger Federer's enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time yesterday.

Rooney double seals United win

LONDON: Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against a dogged Sunderland yesterday.

Ashwin traps UAE in a spin

PERTH: India's World Cup confidence continued to climb as they thrashed the UAE by nine wickets in their Pool B match at Perth's WACA Ground yesterday.

Top bowlers set for Bahrain test

THE biggest bowling event in the Kingdom will kick-off tomorrow at the Ozone Entertainment Centre at Sitra Mall.

Bahrain racer 'doing well' after horrific crash

BAHRAIN drag racer Khalid Mohammed is reportedly doing well after escaping a horrific crash on Thursday night.

Thunder Boult stuns Aussies

AUCKLAND: Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one-wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the cricket World Cup hosts at Eden Park yesterday.

Terminally ill Crowe inducted into Hall of Fame

AUCKLAND: New Zealand great Martin Crowe was inducted into Cricket's Hall of Fame yesterday, the terminally ill former batsman describing it as a "great honour" and prompting a standing ovation from 40,000 fans at Eden Park.

Ali claims Grand Prix crown

MUSLIM Ali claimed the Grand Prix title yesterday in the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) Showjumping Championship held under the patronage of Breef president Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa at the Military Sports Association field in Al Raffah and sponsored by Ezz Al Khail.

Boult delighted to be last man standing

AUCKLAND: New Zealand's last pair of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult said their edge-of-the-seat, one-wicket World Cup triumph over Australia yesterday will live in the memory for a long time.

Hearts hit ten past lowly Cowdenbeath

GLASGOW: Dutch striker Genero Zeefuik plundered a four-minute first-half hat-trick as runaway Scottish Championship leaders Hearts annihilated 10-man Cowdenbeath 10-0 at Tynecastle yesterday.

Spurs take on Chelsea in Cup final

LONDON: Inspired by their stunning 5-3 demolition of Chelsea on New Year's Day, Tottenham Hotspur will attempt to spoil Jose Mourinho's love affair with the League Cup in today's final (starting at 7pm, Bahrain time).

Wales down France to revive hopes

PARIS: Wales kept their Six Nations hopes alive with a fourth straight victory over France as they triumphed 20-13 at the Stade de France yesterday.

Italy stun Scotland with late strike

EDINBURGH: A penalty try with just 28 seconds left on the clock earned Italy a 22-19 victory over Scotland yesterday and only their second ever Six Nations win on the road in a tense contest at Murrayfield.

Sharapova pulls out

ACAPULCO, Mexico: Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew on Friday before her Mexico Open semi-final against Caroline Garcia of France because of a stomach virus.

Nadal barges into last four

Buenos Aires: Rafael Nadal, who is gunning for a record-tying 46th clay-court title, surged into the semi-finals of the Argentina Open on Friday with a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Federico Delbonis.

England aim to bounce back

WELLINGTON: England are looking at their return to Wellington for today's World Cup clash with Sri Lanka as a chance to put their last visit to the New Zealand capital behind them, all-rounder Chris Woakes said yesterday.

Elyas and Frana lift singles titles

ELYAS Abdulredha staged a brilliant rally from a set down to beat Hamad Essam Abdula'al 3-6, 6-1,10-8 to claim the boys under-18 singles title in the 13th Al Hekma International School Tennis Championship organised in co-operation with Bahrain Tennis Federation (BTF) at the BTF premises in Isa Town.

Pakistan seek 1992 inspiration

BRISBANE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq summoned up the spirit of Imran Khan and his 1992 World Cup warriors yesterday as the strife-hit Asian giants look to salvage their 2015 campaign.

Mansoori races to gold

UAE'S Ahmed Yousif Al Mansoori claimed the gold medal in the men's (159kms) adults race yesterday on the concluding day of the 16th Men's and 17th Youth GCC Cycling Championship, organised by Bahrain Cycling Association under the patronage of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports general secretary Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa.

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