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LONDON: The late American crooner Andy Williams once sang about being 'almost there' and about being close to a 'paradise so rare' and that is how Chelsea must have felt after their 1-0 victory at West Ham United.

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NELSON, New Zealand: Tamim Iqbal came agonisingly close to scoring Bangladesh's first World Cup century as his side completed a six-wicket win over Scotland in their Pool A clash at Saxton Oval here yesterday.

Shaikh Hamad aims high again

CHAMPIONSHIP leader Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is upbeat heading into today's sixth round of the 2014-2015 BIC 2,000cc Challenge.

India look to rein in Gayle

Perth: Defending champions India will look to continue their recent success against Chris Gayle when they clash with the West Indies in the World Cup at the WACA ground in Perth today.

Davis Cup quarter-final race is on

THIS weekend the top 16 countries that make up the World Group will battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup. Spain, the most successful team of the past ten years, is out of the World Group along with the Netherlands while Croatia and Brazil join the elite group. Which teams have a realistic shot at the title?

Murray faces Young in Davis Cup opener

Glasgow: Andy Murray was yesterday drawn to face Donald Young in today's opening rubber of the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between Great Britain and the United States.

Memphis win with Gasol's late heroics

HOUSTON: Memphis' Marc Gasol made a jump shot with 0.1 seconds left to give the Grizzlies a 102-100 win at Houston on Wednesday, widening their lead over the Rockets atop the NBA Southwest Division to 2-1/2 games.

Ashwin to tackle big-hitters with one-sided ploy

PERTH: Restricting scoring to any one side of the wicket could be an effective ploy to tame big-hitting batsmen like Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers at the World Cup, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said yesterday.

Lin struggles to tame Wei

BIRMINGHAM: Olympic champion Lin Dan was made to struggle on his return to the All-England championships after a three-year interval, needing more than an hour's tenacious effort to survive his opening round on Wednesday.

Hamilton and Rosberg title favourites says Vettel

MILAN: Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are joint favourites for the Formula One world title as well as the season-opening Grand Prix in Melbourne, according to Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel.

Watson hopeful of World Cup comeback

MELBOURNE: Shane Watson's spectacular decline as Australia's premier all-rounder has not yet robbed him of his self-belief and the 33-year-old blond is still hopeful of making a comeback in the World Cup team.

Daugherty back in top bracket

AMERICAN PBA pro Tom Daugherty of Tampa, FL, moved into second position in the overall qualifying standings of the PBA-WBT 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Open Bowling Championship at the Ozone Bowling Centre in Sitra Mall.

Marussia cleared to rejoin F1 after successful crash tests

LONDON: The Manor Marussia Formula One team were given the green light to compete at next week's Australian season-opener after passing mandatory crash tests yesterday.

Bahrain team set for Gaelic World Cup

TWENTY-eight senior men and women teams from all over the globe will be descending on Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi tomorrow for the kick-off of the first ever World Cup of Gaelic football.

True Event tipped to win Shaikh Nasser Cup

EIGHT feature races are scheduled for today's horse racing in Sakhir.

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