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Silva hits brace to plot City win

LONDON: Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 3-0 yesterday to move level with Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Radamel Falco earned Manchester United a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

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BRISBANE: Mitchell Johnson's brilliance with both bat and ball inspired Australia to a four-wicket second Test victory over India and an unassailable 2-0 series lead at the Gabba in Brisbane yesterday.

Kolkata pip Kerala to notch ISL crown

MUMBAI: Cricket star Sourav Ganguly earned bragging rights over former team-mate Sachin Tendulkar as his Atletico de Kolkata won the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament in Mumbai yesterday.

Fiery Steyn too hot for Windies

CENTURION, South Africa: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indian batting to send the tourists crashing to a humiliating defeat by an innings and 220 runs on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park yesterday.

Blazers win in triple overtime

SAN ANTONIO: Portland's Damian Lillard scored a career-high 43 points, including 16 in the added periods, to lead the Trail Blazers to a 129-119 victory at San Antonio on Friday, handing the Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime.

Al Khatri claims National Day title

FAHAD Al Khatri raced to victory in the National Day Endurance Ride yesterday.

Holder named new Windies ODI captain

ST JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda: Barbados all-rounder Jason Holder was named as the new captain of the West Indies one-day squad yesterday, taking over from Dwayne Bravo who has been axed after his high-profile role in October's India tour fiasco.

Suarez scores first Spanish league goal

MADRID: Luis Suarez scored his first La Liga goal and Lionel Messi netted twice as Barcelona moved to within a point of leaders Real Madrid with a 5-0 thrashing of Cordoba in their final game of the year yesterday.

Cook out of England team

LONDON: Eoin Morgan has replaced the out-of-form Alastair Cook as England's World Cup captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced yesterday.

Dhoni blames practice wickets for 'unrest'

BRISBANE: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn't want to make too much of a fuss but he said yesterday the practice wickets at Brisbane's Gabba Test ground "can certainly improve."

De Kock in race to get fit for World Cup

PRETORIA: Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup, Cricket South Africa said yesterday.

Real sink San Lorenzo to win Club World Cup

MARRAKECH, Morocco: Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 early this morning to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014.

Bahrain soccer team set for training camps

BAHRAIN national soccer team will take part in two training camps ahead of the Asian Cup to be held in Australia from January 9 to 31, 2015.

Thailand capture Suzuki Cup

KUALA LUMPUR: Late strikes from Swiss-born Charyl Chappuis and Chanathip "Messi Jay" Songkrasin broke Malaysian hearts as Thailand won their fourth Southeast Asian title in a dramatic AFF Suzuki Cup final yesterday.

Fadhel triumphs

KUWAIT'S Ali Fadhel defeated UAE's Nehayan Al Azazi 15-6 yesterday to claim the foil title in the Second National Day International Fencing Championship at Khalifa Sports City Hall in Isa Town.

Nehwal goes down fighting to Tai Tzu

DUBAI: Indian ace Indian Saina Nehwal's invincible run came to a shocking halt after Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying handed her a heart-breaking three-game loss in the semi-finals of the BWF World Super Series Final badminton tournament yesterday.

Matar claims silver in Doha

BAHRAIN'S TALAL Matar won a silver medal yesterday in the under-21 singles snooker competition of the 10th GCC Billiards and 17th GCC Snooker Championships in Doha.

Rodgers and Wenger face off in Premiership

LONDON: Two managers for whom criticism has become an unwelcome bedfellow this season face off in the Premier League today when Arsene Wenger's Arsenal tackle Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool at Anfield.

Singapore win Match Racing Championship

SINGAPORE reserved their best for last and won the Second Kingdom Sailing Match Race Championship (G2) in Zallaq yesterday.

Stevenson knocks out Sukhotsky

QUEBEC CITY: Canada's Adonis Stevenson easily retained his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title Friday, knocking out challenger Dmitry Sukhotsky in the fifth round at the Colisee arena.

Islanders close in on East lead

DETROIT: The New York Islanders closed in on the NHL Eastern Conference lead with a 2-1 win at Detroit on Friday, with the winning goal awarded after a replay review to check it crossed the line.

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