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Kolkata stun Bangalore

SHARJAH: Vinay Kumar held his nerve to defend nine runs off the last over of the match as the Kolkata Knight Riders completed a narrow two-run win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL match here yesterday.

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LISBON, Portugal: Substitute Lima scored six minutes from the end to give Benfica a 2-1 win over Juventus in the Europa League first-leg semifinals last night.

Grand start to Mini Olympics

THE opening ceremony of the 2014 Schools Mini Olympics, organised by Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation with Education Ministry, took place yesterday at Isa Sports City in Riffa.

Phelps wins first race in comeback event

PHOENIX: Michael Phelps made an ominous start in his comeback to competitive swimming yesterday, setting the fastest time in the 100 metres butterfly heats at a USA Swimming Grand Prix meet in suburban Phoenix.

Nadal breezes into last eight

MADRID: World number one Rafael Nadal maintained his quest for a ninth Barcelona Open title with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 over Ivan Dodig yesterday, racking up his 42nd win in 43 matches at the tournament.

Quiros and Dyson claim China lead

SHENZHEN: Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson each shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead after the first round of the China Open yesterday.

Waqar best choice to coach Pakistan says Inzamam

LAHORE: Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq yesterday backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country's national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past.

Heat go up 2-0

MIAMI: LeBron James was again to the fore as Miami beat Charlotte on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA first-round playoff series, while Portland also went up 2-0 with a win at Houston and Dallas squared its series against state rival San Antonio.

United coaches arrive for Viva soccer

THE Viva Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) 2014 football tournament will kick-off today with MUSS coaches from the UK judging football skills of over 150 young players.

Hashaar favourite to claim horse racing Owners Cup

FOUR feature races in a card of seven are the highlights of today's horse racing at Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir.

Manama square up series

DEFENDING champions Manama defeated Muharraq 74-70 in the second of the best of seven finals for the Bahrain Zain Basketball League title at the Bahrain Basketball Association Court in Um Al Hassam last night.

Track Xperience set for off

BAHRAIN International Circuit (BIC), "The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East", will host its widely popular Track Xperience tomorrow in Sakhir.

Indian Club volleyball final set

KCA-Uniform Express defeated Stars Bahrain 25-19, 25-17, 29-9 in the semi-final of the Indian Club-Trans Auto Rental Volleyball Tournament at the club premises last night.

Registration is open for triathlon

THE Bahrain Road Runners have opened registration for the Bahrain Olympic Triathlon set to take place on May 3 at Sofitel Hotel.

Batelco and British Clubs march on

BATELCO Club and British Club scored identical 2-1 victories over Golden Sands and Federation 'B' respectively in the latest round of matches of the Mercury Mena Bahrain Squash League 2014 at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium.

Sharapova reaches Stuttgart quarters

STUTTGART, Germany: Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the last eight of the Stuttgart WTA tournament yesterday with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow-Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Asma Group book berth in last four

ASMA Group proved too strong for Arad Strikers and beat them by 68 runs to book a place in the semi-finals of the Cricket Bahrain (BCL-CBA Division) Golden League T20 Tournament.

RCB edge out Indian School Senior

RCB scored a narrow 13-run victory over Indian School Bahrain Senior in the Bahrain Finance Company-sponsored Cricket Bahrain (BCL-CBA Division) Golden League T25 Tournament.

Gulf Hotel score maiden victory

GULF Hotel claimed its first victory beating Majestic Arjaan by 30 runs in the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa's third Inter-Hotels Seven-a-side Cricket Tournament.

Yankees' Pineda suspended for using pine tar

BOSTON: New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games by Major League Baseball yesterday for using pine tar to help him grip the ball.

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