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Final clash to be form vs pedigree

SYDNEY: There's been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in tomorrow's title decider.

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SEPANG, Malaysia: Lewis Hamilton recovered from a frustrating morning session to lay down a marker to his Formula One rivals with the fastest time of the day in second free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday.

Mature Indian cricket fans accept Cup defeat

MUMBAI: India's notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team's reign as world champions after Thursday's semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney.

England ease past Lithuania

LONDON: England's Harry Kane scored on his debut less than two minutes after coming on as they brushed Lithuania aside 4-0 at Wembley last night to maintain their grip at the top of the Euro 2016 qualifying Group E standings.

Underarm row recalled as Kiwis aim for title

MELBOURNE: New Zealand's cricketing Gallipoli came on February 1, 1981 when Australia captain Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the last ball of a one-day match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground along the ground.

Hull City fined for failing to control players

LONDON: Hull have been fined £30,000 ($44,500) by the Football Association for failing to control their players in March 14's stormy Premier League goalless draw with bottom side Leicester.

Italy 'won't alter tactics' after Marchisio injury

SOFIA: Italy coach Antonio Conte has no intention of altering his tactics in their Euro 2016 Group H qualifier against Bulgaria today following midfielder Claudio Marchisio's injury.

Renault may leave Formula 1

SEPANG, Malaysia: Renault say they are reviewing all their Formula One options, including quitting the sport or buying the Toro Rosso team, after stinging criticism of their engine.

Favourite Telefono wins Batelco Cup

TELEFONO won the Batelco Group Cup, the richest race of the day, at yesterday's horse racing in Sakhir.

Tobias sets up Griekspoor clash

IT was another bad day yesterday for seeded players in the ITF Futures Men's Tennis Championship at Bahrain Tennis Club in Juffair.

Crown Prince Endurance Championship set for off

THE Crown Prince Endurance Championship will be flagged off today at 5.30am at Bahrain International Endurance Village.

Murray marches into third round

MIAMI: Andy Murray backed up a Davis Cup victory over Donald Young with a brisk 6-4, 6-2 win over the American yesterday to open his bid for a third Miami Masters crown.

'Red Bull could be forced out'

SEPANG: Former champions Red Bull say they have no plans to make their own engine and could be forced out of Formula One if current partners Renault walk away.

Ecclestone casts doubt on Germany's return to F1

SEPANG: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubt on Germany's return to the calendar next year and indicated that Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix at Monza remains at risk after 2016.

Hamilton praises mechanics for 'amazing job'

SEPANG: Lewis Hamilton had nothing but praise for his Mercedes mechanics after they worked tirelessly on an engine issue between practice sessions at the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday and produced a car that posted the fastest time of the day.

France need to improve says Deschamps

PARIS: France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Bahrain team leave for Doha training camp

THE Bahrain national rowing team left yesterday for Doha to hold a training camp till Tuesday ahead of the Second GCC Beach Games to be held there from April 1 to 5

Walker surges into lead at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO: American Jimmy Walker took advantage of greatly improved weather conditions at his home tournament to seize an early one-shot lead in the second round of the Texas Open in San Antonio yesterday.

Park apologises for failed dope test

SEOUL: South Korea's Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan choked back the tears yesterday as he apologised for a failed doping test that led to an 18-month ban from the sport and said he wished he could turn back time and do things differently.

New Zealand's challenge for America's Cup in doubt

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's challenge for the next America's Cup could be in doubt, while the Italian challengers Luna Rossa have also threatened to withdraw after the organisers changed their minds on the type of boat to be used for the 35th regatta in 2017.

New Zealand and South Africa off to fine start

HONG KONG: Fiji eased past a team it lost to twice in the final when Samoa was smothered 38-12 in their Hong Kong Sevens opener yesterday.

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