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Garcia stuns Radwanska

WUHAN, China: World number six Agnieszka Radwanska was booted out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open yesterday by a determined Caroline Garcia of France in a hard-fought three-set battle.

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CHINA SURGE AHEAD

INCHEON, South Korea: Japanese swim star Kosuke Hagino gave another glimpse of his vast potential by winning two more Asian Games gold medals yesterday, while food safety came sharply into focus after the dangerous bacteria salmonella was found in athletes' lunches.

'Qatar will not host World Cup'

BERLIN: The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, Fifa Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said yesterday.

Bahrain handball team sink Saudis

BAHRAIN handball team beat arch-rivals Saudi Arabia 26-20 yesterday to top Group 'A' and move in style and unbeaten into the second round at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.

Al Tayyeb goal seals Riffa win

DEFENDING champions Riffa defeated rivals East Riffa 1-0 in the opening match of the second round of Bahrain VIVA Football League played last night at the Bahrain National Stadium.

Hilfenhaus back for Pakistan clash

MELBOURNE: Two years is a long time to spend in the international freezer, so paceman Ben Hilfenhaus is keen to stake his claim on the sun-baked pitches of the Middle East when Australia take on Pakistan in a Test series next month.

Pirates edge past Brewers

PITTSBURGH: Vance Worley pitched eight sparkling innings, Russell Martin hit a late RBI single and the Pittsburgh Pirates trapped a runner in the ninth to edge Milwaukee 1-0 in Major League Baseball on Sunday, extending their wild-card lead over the Brewers.

Bindra set to take last shot at Asian Games gold

INCHEON: India's top rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra confirmed yesterday that this will be his last shot at an Asian Games gold medal, although he is keeping his options open for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Mata apologises for United meltdown

LONDON: Manchester United forward Juan Mata has apologised for his team's Premier League meltdown against Leicester that left them 12th in the league after five matches.

Bahrain youngsters set for Saudi clash

BAHRAIN take on Saudi Arabia in the third round of the 14th GCC Youth Volleyball Championship today.

Seahawks beat Broncos in overtime

NEW YORK: The Seattle Seahawks needed overtime this time, but the Super Bowl champions defeated the Denver Broncos again on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFL title game.

China beat South Korea for badminton title

INCHEON, South Korea: China beat South Korea to take women's team badminton gold at the Asian Games yesterday after a fierce battle which saw Korea's top seed break down in tears at her defeat.

Fighting with dislocated shoulder

INCHEON: South Korea's Jeong Gyeong-Mi won the first inter-Korean final at the Asian Games yesterday as a judoka team-mate won bronze despite fighting with a dislocated shoulder.

Federer replaces injured Nadal in new India event

NEW DELHI: Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) but the organisers pulled off a coup yesterday by naming Swiss maestro Roger Federer as replacement for the injured Spaniard.

Teams ready for Banagas Snooker League

THE 10th Banagas Snooker League gets underway tonight at 8pm at Bapco Club in Awali.

AFC president in Zurich for Fifa panel meetings

ASIAN Football Confederation president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa arrived in Zurich yesterday to attend various meetings of Fifa standing committees set to take place from today until Thursday.

BTC to discuss preparations for ITF tournament

THE Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC) will set up a board meeting tonight at 7.30pm at its premises in Juffair to discuss its preparations to host the 6th Bahrain International ITF Tennis Tournament for juniors that will be held from Ocotber 13 to 18.


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