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Angels leave it late to stun Athletics

BALTIMORE: The Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-3 in 10 innings in Thursday's opening game of a vital four-game series between the top two teams in the American League, with Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly deciding a game that ended in controversy.

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NEW YORK: The US Open women's draw was blown wide open yesterday as world number two Simona Halep, sixth seed Angelique Kerber and two-time champion Venus Williams tumbled out of the third round.

South Africa ease past Zimbabwe

HARARE: Prosper Utseya became just the second Zimbabwean to take a hat-trick in a one-day international but South Africa still pulled off a 61-run victory in yesterday's triangular series clash.

Mercedes discipline Rosberg for Hamilton crash

LONDON: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with team mate Lewis Hamilton during the Belgian Grand Prix and been disciplined, his Mercedes team said yesterday.

Murray breezes into third round

NEW YORK: Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open.

Sevilla and Everton get tough draws

MONACO: Spanish holders Sevilla and English side Everton have been handed tricky ties in the draw for the Uefa Europa League group stage, made in Monaco yesterday.

Struggling United seek Di Maria spark at Burnley

LONDON: Manchester United top the Premier League spending charts but after a dismal start to life under Louis van Gaal they badly need to beat promoted Burnley yesterday.

Reus stars in Dortmund win

BERLIN: Germany midfielder Marco Reus scored one goal and set up another in three minutes as Borussia Dortmund survived a late comeback to beat Augsburg 3-2 last night and bounce back from an opening Bundesliga defeat last week.

Swann stands by Cook criticism

LONDON: Graeme Swann reiterated yesterday his call to Alastair Cook to stand down as England's one-day captain and quit limited overs internationals completely, saying the team's current approach to the 50-over game was akin to a "two-litre diesel in a Formula One race".

Otto leads the way in Italy as Gallacher gains momentum

FIANO, Italy: Stephen Gallacher produced a sparkling late rush of birdies yesterday to resuscitate his chances of earning an automatic Ryder Cup place at the final points-counting event, the Italian Open in Turin.

De Marchi sprints to stage seven win

BARCELONA: Italian Alessandro De Marchi broke clear with 12-km to go to win stage seven of the Tour of Spain yesterday while home rider Alejandro Valverde kept the overall lead.

Queensland Reds sign O'Connor

BRISBANE: Troubled international James O'Connor and code-hopping star Karmichael Hunt have signed for Queensland Reds, the team said yesterday, in a boost for the struggling side and putting both players in the frame for next year's World Cup.

Golden Double for dominant Dubai

DUBAI scored a golden double yesterday in the 17th GCC All-Filipino Bowling Tour.


COPENHAGEN: Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia continued his charge towards an elusive first world championship title by coasting into the semi-finals of the men's singles in Copenhagen yesterday while rising Indian star P.V. Sindhu won through to the last four of the women's draw.

Spain look to upset US

SEVILLE, Spain: Hosts Spain and the rest of the field must believe they finally have a decent shot at knocking off the mighty United States as the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup tips off today.

Iliadis claims third title as Aguiar shocks Tcheumeo

CHELYABINSK, Russia: Greek star Ilias Iliadis claimed his third world title in the under-90kg category in Chelyabinsk yesterday as Brazilian Mayra Aguiar and Colombian Yuri Alvear won gold in the women's under-78kg and under-70kg divisions respectively.

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