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Memphis pip Spurs

SAN ANTONIO: Memphis prevailed in a triple-overtime classic at San Antonio on Wednesday, blowing a 23-point lead before recovering to eke out a 117-116 victory over the NBA champions, a day after ending Golden State's 16-game winning streak.

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BRISBANE: Josh Hazlewood's five for 68 on debut helped Australia battle back into the second Test against India yesterday but the contest remained in the balance when the hosts finished the second day in Brisbane on 221 for four.

Russian sailors maintain lead

THE Russian sailing team, led by Sergei Moscen, maintained their lead at the end of second day of the 12th Kingdom GCC Sailing Match Race Championship (G2 category) organised by Bahrain Marine Sports Association at its premises in Zallaq.

Atletico set up Real Madrid clash

BARCELONA: Atletico Madrid set up a crosstown Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid despite drawing 2-2 with third-division Hospitalet last night, advancing 5-2 on aggregate.

Newcastle faces goalkeeping crisis

LONDON: Newcastle United are facing a goalkeeping crisis and manager Alan Pardew is considering asking the Premier League about the possibility of an emergency loan.

Juventus ease into mid-season lead

MILAN: Reigning champions Juventus are certain to top Serie A at Christmas after a 3-1 win at Cagliari last night in their final league game of 2014.

Launchbury ruled out

LONDON: England lock Joe Launchbury will undergo a neck operation today and face up to four more months on the sidelines.

Djokovic and Serena top ITF awards

PARIS: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named as men's and women's World Champions for 2014 yesterday by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

David overcomes Serme challenge

CAIRO: Top-seeded Nicol David battled hard yesterday to reach her 11th semi-final in the World Championships.

Galatasaray reach Top 16

BELGRADE: Galatasaray reached the second group stage of basketball's Euroleague with a 79-74 home win over Olympiakos Piraeus yesterday with former NBA guard Carlos Arroyo holding his nerve in a tense finish to net a game-high 24 points.

Pakistan and Kiwis set for series decider

ABU DHABI: Pakistan and New Zealand will aim to end their UAE tour on a high as they look to clinch the five-match ODI series here today.

Amla and Van Zyl plunder runs

CENTURION: South African captain Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on debut before rain brought a premature end to the second day of the first Test yesterday.

'Bench guys' lighten load on Nowitzki

NEW YORK: Dirk Nowitzki can still fill up the basket in his 17th season with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, but it has become time to lighten the load on the 7-foot German sharpshooter.

AFC chief backs Palestine FA

ASIAN Football Confederation president and Fifa's Executive Committee member Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa met Fifa president Joseph Blatter in Marrakech in presence of Arab Football Union president Prince Talal bin Bader Al Saud, Palestinian FA president Jibril Al Rajoub and Palestinian FA international relations director Susan Shalabi.

Areej and Ali bag singles crowns

AREEJ Fareh underlined her supremacy once again yesterday claiming the 18 years and under girls singles title in the 12th Zain Bahrain Juniors Open Tennis Championship at the Bahrain Tennis Club in Juffair.

Azizi best bet to lift National Day Trophy

AZIZI is the favourite to win the National Day Trophy, the richest race of today's horse racing at Sakhir.

Bahrain teams set for fencing clash

THE Second National Day Fencing International Championship kicks off today morning at Khalifa Sports City Sports Hall in Isa Town.

Royal Team for Dubai challenge

THE Bahrain Royal Endurance Team will participate in the Saeed bin Hamdan Endurance Challenge today at 7am at Dubai International Endurance City.

National Day endurance ride set for off

THE National Day Endurance Race will be held tomorrow over 120kms and the international qualifying race over 80kms at the Bahrain International Endurance Village.

BIC gear up for double racing treat

TRACK temperatures are set to rise at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) today with an action-packed double-header featuring two top-class national championships.

Matar and Fuad score fine wins in GCC snooker

BAHRAIN billiards and snooker teams continued their encouraging performances at the 10th GCC Billiards and 17th GCC Snooker Championships in Doha.

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