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'I will not bite again'

BARCELONA: Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him.

The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans yesterday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

Suarez said he was ready to "erase" his hist...ReadMore


ARSENAL HELD BY BESIKTAS

PARIS: Ten-man Arsenal were left frustrated after a 0-0 stalemate at Besiktas in last night's Champions League play-off round first leg while Athletic Bilbao earned the upper hand in their tie with Napoli following a 1-1 draw in Italy.

HOT START FOR BOUCHARD

NEW HAVEN, US: Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard got off to a sizzling start on Monday at the WTA Tour's Connecticut Open tournament, a final US Open tune-up. The third-seeded Canadian star thrashed Serb Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-1 in 52 minutes on the hardcourts at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale University.

South Africa take series

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: South Africa claimed the one-day international series against Zimbabwe yesterday after a 61-run victory in the second game gave the tourists an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Orioles too hot for White Sox

CHICAGO: Baltimore stretched its lead in the American League East to a seemingly impregnable 7-1/2 games by beating the Chicago White Sox 8-2 on Monday, with Nick Markakis hitting a two-run homer and preventing one with a leaping catch in right field.

Djokovic and Federer seeded 1-2

NEW YORK: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the US Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

Windies look to extend Bangladesh woes

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada: West Indies and Bangladesh commence a three-match One-Day International series at the Queen's Park Stadium in Grenada today with the home side heavily favoured to extend the tourists' miserable record in 2014.

Celtic look to seize second chance

PARIS: Scottish champions Celtic will look to use their reprieve from Champions League oblivion and gain a positive result away at Slovenian titleholders Maribor today in the first leg of their play-off.

Foreigners 'will boost Indian football'

STOCKHOLM: Foreign players who join India's Super League are not just mercenaries chasing one final big payday but they will help to establish soccer in the cricket-mad country, former Manchester United midifelder Bojan Djordjic said.

Serena eyes 18th Grand Slam title

NEW YORK: World number one Serena Williams is firing on all cylinders as she seeks to stretch her tally of Grand Slam singles titles to 18 at the US Open.

Garcia-Lopez and Nieminen through

WINSTON-SALEM, US: Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Jarkko Nieminen, of Finland, won their second round matches at the ATP Tour's Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University on Monday.

Al Khaldi helps Hidd hold Kuwait's Qadsia

BAHRAIN'S Al Hidd Club held Kuwait's Qadsia SC to a 1-1 draw last night in the first-leg of their AFC Cup quarter-final match-up, played at Peace and Friendship Stadium in Kuwait City.

Naheed Cargo and IM Bassali post victories

NAHEED Cargo and IM Bassali were both victorious in the Premier League semi-finals of the Cricket Bahrain (BCL-CBA Division) T25 Tournament.

Pacquiao featured in new Filipino magazine

FILIPINO global boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is the cover feature of a new quality English-Tagalog magazine launched this month to serve the growing Filipino community in the Kingdom of Bahrain.


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