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Sharapova comeback cut short by new injury

WUHAN: Maria Sharapova's comeback from a leg injury lasted less than three sets on Monday before she retired with a left arm problem against unseeded Barbora Strycova at the Wuhan Open.The world number three had been out with a persistent leg injury since July, when she lost a Wimbledon semi-final to Serena Williams, and pulled out of three events including ... Read More »

Mourinho goes back to Porto as Chelsea seek comfort in Europe

PORTO: In the midst of a frustrating start to the season, Jose Mourinho returns to Portugal on Tuesday as Chelsea face his old side FC Porto in the Champions League.The London club are looking to make it two wins out of two in Group G after their straightforward 4-0 victory against Maccabi Tel-Aviv at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, but ... Read More »

Blatter says payments to Platini were legitimate

GENEVA: FIFA President Sepp Blatter told Swiss investigators that a two-million Swiss franc payment to UEFA boss Michel Platini was legitimate, despite a claim from prosecutors that the payment was "disloyal" to FIFA, Blatter's lawyer said Monday."On the Platini matter, President Blatter on Friday shared with the Swiss authorities the fact that Mr. Platini had a valuable employment relationship with ... Read More »

Kyrgios cruises through opening round in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Australian Nick Kyrgios advanced to the second round of the Malaysian Open on Monday after scoring an easy victory over Colombian Santiago Giraldo in Kuala Lumpur. Following a four-week suspension from ATP events, seventh seed Kyrgios looked dominate as he won the first set 6-1. Giraldo later pulled out in the second, as he trailed 1-2, due to ... Read More »

Wales rise to second in world, England slide after defeat

LONDON: Wales have climbed to second in the world rankings after Saturday's thrilling victory over England, while the Rugby World Cup hosts have slumped to six after the chastening Twickenham defeat. Warren Gatland's injury-hit Welsh stunned England by fighting back to win 28-25 with a converted Gareth Davies try and Dan Biggar penalty in the last 10 minutes and are ... Read More »

Wood let-off gives England much-needed boost

LONDON: England flanker Tom Wood will be free to play in Saturday's crucial World Cup Pool A clash with Australia after he received just a warning from for an incident during the 28-25 defeat to Wales.There had been fears the 28-year-old could be cited after his shin connected with Welsh fullback Liam Williams' head 14 minutes from time as the ... Read More »

PSL to give great boost to Pakistan cricket: Najam Sethi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Super League (PSL) Governing Council Chairman Najam Sethi has expressed optimism that the PSL would give a great boost to the country's cricket by providing players an opportunity to play with top international cricketers.Talking in a TV programme, Sethi said that each of the five teams participating in the event would have to include four foreign and two ... Read More »

Clarke, Singh to helm 2016 EurAsia Cup teams

KUALA LUMPUR: European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke and Jeev Milkha Singh of India will lead rival teams at the 2016 EurAsia Cup in Malaysia, organisers announced Monday.Following a spectacular 10-10 draw at the inaugural edition in 2014, the biennial Ryder Cup-styled showdown between Europe and Asia will take place at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Cup, located west of ... Read More »

Radwanska climbs six places to seventh

PARIS: Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska has been rewarded for her victory in the Tokyo Open last week by climbing six places to seventh in the new WTA rankings released on Monday.American Serena Williams, the Wimbledon, Roland Garros and Australian Open champion, continues to dominate the rankings with more than double the points of everyone except second-placed Simona Halep.The other significant mover ... Read More »