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Hurley grabs two-shot halfway stage lead

KUALA LUMPUR: American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club yesterday.

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ABU DHABI: Younus Khan hit a stellar double hundred while skipper Misbah-ul-Haq also joined the run-feast with his sixth Test century as Pakistan tightened their grip on the second and final Test against Australia yesterday.

Chelsea upbeat as Costa returns

COBHAM, UK: Jose Mourinho said yesterday that star striker Diego Costa would return for Premier League leaders Chelsea's all-London clash at home to strugglers Queens Park Rangers today.

World's top marathon runner Jeptoo tests positive

NAIROBI: The world's top female marathon runner, Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, has tested positive for the banned blood-boosting drug EPO during an out-of-competition doping control, Kenya's athletics governing body told AFP last night.

Federer and Murray crash out

PARIS: Big serving Milos Raonic upset world number two Roger Federer 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 to make the Paris Masters semi-finals yesterday and stay alive in the race to reach the World Tour Finals.

Formula One urged to tackle cost crisis

AUSTIN, Texas: Sauber principal Monisha Kaltenborn has urged Formula One's decision makers to act in the sport's best interests and tackle a looming crisis after two teams went into administration in the space of a week.

Navarro beats Pironkova to reach semis

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 yesterday.

Hamilton fastest in US practice

AUSTIN, Texas: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton and his title rival team mate Nico Rosberg were separated by mere fumes yesterday in a familiar Mercedes one-two in U.S. Grand Prix practice.

Wanderers eye historic victory in Riyadh

RIYADH: Western Sydney Wanderers can complete a run that will go down in Asian football lore when they take a 1-0 lead into the AFC Champions League final second-leg today.

Beale fined for mid-air argument

SYDNEY: Troubled Australia back Kurtley Beale has been fined Aus$3,000 ($2,650) over a mid-flight row linked to the resignations of coach Ewen McKenzie and a staff member, officials said yesterday.

Penguins blank Kings

PITTSBURGH: Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, and Chris Kunitz had two goals in a three-point game to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Thursday night.

Knicks wreck James return

CLEVELAND: LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn't look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air.

Toyota dominate Shanghai practice

TOYOTA Racing tandem of Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson steered their TS040 Hybrid to the top of the timesheets yesterday in both free practice sessions that kicked off the weekend's events at the Six Hours of Shanghai in China.

Wanderers eye historic victory

RIYADH: Western Sydney Wanderers can complete a run that will go down in Asian football lore when they take a 1-0 lead into the AFC Champions League final second-leg today.

Injured Junaid out of series against Kiwis

KARACHI: Pakistan will be without leading paceman, Junaid Khan for the series against New Zealand after he was advised to undergo another six weeks of rehabilitation following his knee injury.

South Africans look to create winning habit

SYDNEY: South Africa hope a win against Australia in a Twenty20 series getting under way this week will set them on the path for a successful summer, coach Russell Domingo said yesterday.

Suarez backed despite Clasico setback

BARCELON: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has backed Luis Suarez after the Uruguay forward came in for criticism for his performance in last weekend's 'Clasico' defeat at Real Madrid.

Injured Silva to miss key United clash

LONDON: Manchester City midfielder David Silva will miss tomorrow's derby against Manchester United and could be out of action for up to a month with a knee injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said yesterday.

Pernice takes lead with fine round of 65

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona: Tom Pernice Jr shot a five-under 65 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer and three others in the Champions Tour's Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Colsaerts leads in Shanghai

SHANGHAI: Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts snatched the halfway lead at the BMW Masters in Shanghai yesterday, shooting an eight-under-par 64 at Lake Malaran.

Le Clos urges Phelps to start training again

SINGAPORE: Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016.

Saints regain NFC top spot

NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Saints cracked open a scrappy game late in the first-half to forge to a 28-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, wrestling top spot in the NFC South from their opponents in the process.

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