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England pull off dramatic victory

LONDON: Ben Stokes took two wickets in two balls to inspire England to victory over New Zealand by 124 runs on a pulsating final day of the first Test at Lord's yesterday.

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MURRAY SURVIVES

Paris: Andy Murray had to get to grips with tricky conditions as he advanced to the second round of the French Open yesterday, beating Argentina's Facundo Arguello in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Sharapova advances

PARIS: Maria Sharapova's French Open title defence got off to a comfortable start as she beat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2 6-4 in the first round yesterday.

Hawks on the brink

Cleveland: LeBron James played through a myriad of injuries on Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Gutsy Kirk wins trophy in style

FORT WORTH, Texas: Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial.

'Macca' inspired by Shaikh Nasser

WITH the non-stop support and guidance of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain Endurance 13 Elite Team members continue to attain the best results in triathlon championships across the world.

Real sack Ancelotti

MADRID: Real Madrid have sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti after the world's richest club by income failed to win major silverware this season and, according to local media, Napoli's Rafa Benitez is the favourite to succeed him.

Montgomerie retains title by four shots

FRENCH LICK, Indiana: Colin Montgomerie of Scotland retained his Senior PGA Championship crown by a commanding four shots on Sunday at French Lick, Indiana as he earned his third major title in the over-50 ranks.

Yankees go down to Rangers

NEW YORK: Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Chris Capuano that bounced off the top of the left-field wall as the Texas Rangers sent the New York Yankees to their 10th loss in 11 games with a 5-2 victory on Sunday.

Norwich promoted to Premier League

LONDON: Norwich City were promoted to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the Championship playoff final at Wembley yesterday to secure a £120 million ($185.90m) bonanza from the richest game in world soccer.

Ritz-Carlton squads seal semis showdown

RITZ-CARLTON A have set up a semi-final clash with Ritz-Carlton B in the fourth Inter-Hotel Charity Cricket Tournament at The Ritz-Carlton.

Shaikh Khalid in Amman for MMA event

SUPREME Council for Youth and Sports First Deputy Chairman and Bahrain Athletics Association President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa arrived yesterday in Amman, Jordan to attend the 17th Desert Force Mixed Martial Arts Championship, which is being hosted by Desert Force Organisation.

Dadabhai teams capture trophies

DADABHAI Travel's seniors and U-19 teams were crowned on the final day of the Indian Expat Five-a Side Football Tournament which was played at the Indian Club premises in Manama.

Abu Dhabi trail on transatlantic seventh leg

ALICANTE, Spain: Volvo Ocean Race overall leaders Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing found themselves in the unaccustomed position of last place on the transatlantic seventh leg yesterday and in danger of having their six-point advantage cut drastically.

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