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City go down to brave West Ham

LONDON: Manchester City's bid to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham yesterday.

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MADRID: Luis Suarez's Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win El Clasico 3-1 yesterday.

Halep takes on Serena in final

SINGAPORE: If beating Serena Williams is considered the toughest challenge in women's tennis, then spare a thought for Romania's Simona Halep.

Pakistan on path to huge victory

DUBAI: Pakistan took a huge step towards victory in the first Test by taking four key Australian wickets after hundreds from Younis Khan and Ahmed Shehzad put them in the driving seat in Dubai yesterday.

Iran beat China for Asian crown

IRAN were last night crowned champions of the Asian Under-20 Volleyball Championship in Bahrain.

Struggling Parma fall to Sassuolo

MILAN: Rock bottom Parma's season went from bad to worse with a 3-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Sassuolo as Cagliari moved up four places with a 4-0 rout of promoted Empoli yesterday.

Birmingham suffer worst home defeat

LONDON: Birmingham's miserable season hit a new low as the managerless Championship strugglers suffered their worst ever home defeat in an 8-0 thrashing by Bournemouth yesterday.

Spartans and Central Cafe enter quarters

THE quarter-final slots are fast filling up in the Indian Club Seven-a-side Centenary Cup Cricket Tournament.

Murray edges Ferrer to reach Valencia final

VALENCIA, Spain: Andy Murray took a huge step towards sealing his place in the ATP World Tour finals as he beat top seed David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 to reach the Valencia Open final yesterday.

WTA plans World Cup for women

SINGAPORE: Women's tennis is considering introducing a new World Cup team event, its head said yesterday, a move which may bring competition for the soon-to-be-launched International Premier Tennis League.

Royals edge past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO: The Kansas City Royals followed their formula for success to perfection turning a tight game over to their "monstrous" bullpen to beat the San Francisco Giants on Friday and seize the upper hand in the World Series.

Leeds fire Milanic after just 32 days

LONDON: Leeds manager Darko Milanic was sacked yesterday after just 32 days in charge following a 2-1 home defeat against Wolves.

Federer returns to Swiss final

BASEL, Switzerland: Roger Federer defied a 33-ace onslaught from Ivo Karlovic to reach his ninth straight final at the Swiss Indoors yesterday with a 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-3 victory.

Kerala XI score over Rangers in T20 clash

KERALA XI scored a four-wicket victory over Rangers in the Cricket Bahrain (BCL-CBA Division) Golden League T20 Tournament.

Three battle for first leg lead

ALICANTE, Spain: Three boats were vying for the 6,487-mile first leg honours in the Volvo Ocean Race yesterday with 30 miles separating them at the front of the seven-strong fleet.

Bangladesh restrict Zimbabwe

DHAKA: Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan took six for 59 as Bangladesh dismissed Zimbabwe for 240 on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka yesterday.

India finalise Sri Lanka ODI schedule

MUMBAI: The Indian cricket board have announced the tour itinerary for the series between India and Sri Lanka.

Ducks topple Blue Jackets

ANAHEIM, California: Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday for their seventh consecutive victory.

England survive Samoa scare in Four Nations opener

BRISBANE: Samoa gave England a massive fright before going down 32-26 in a thrilling opening game of the Four Nations rugby league tournament in Brisbane yesterday.

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