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Hudson committed to Bahrain says BFA

COACH Anthony Hudson remains fully committed to Bahrain and is scheduled to meet with top officials from the Bahrain Football Association (BFA) after the Eid Al Fitr holidays to discuss new terms to his contract.

This was detailed in a BFA statement issued last night, in response to unconfirmed...ReadMore


ENGLAND TAKE FIRM CONTROL

SOUTHAMPTON: Stuart Broad took wickets at either end of a long, hot day while Moeen Ali turned the focus back on to his cricket as England strengthened their grip on the third Test against India in Southampton.

England shock Aussies in pool

GLASGOW: England achieved a stunning victory over Australia in the men's 4x100m relay on the final day of swimming at the Commonwealth Games yesterday, while Jamaica dominated on the track.

Sturridge ready to step up

LONDON: Daniel Sturridge has said he is confident he has the ability to keep the Liverpool goal machine running in the new season despite the transfer of Luis Suarez to Real Madrid.

Nigerian female lifter first doping case

GLASGOW: A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organisers said yesterday.

Pirates blank Giants

SAN FRANCISCO: Pittsburgh's Vance Worley pitched his first career shutout to guide the Pirates to a 5-0 win over San Francisco on Monday, closing within two games of the lead in the National League Central division.

Stosur upset in Stanford

STANFORD, California: Germany's Andrea Petkovic reached the second round of the Bank of the West Classic with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Croatia's Alja Tomljanovic on Monday and also benefited from the elimination of an experienced potential opponent in the next round.

Weightlifting gold medallist fails doping test

GLASGOW: A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organisers said yesterday.

Woods looks to salvage season

AKRON, Ohio: The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

Hudson confirms New Zealand offer

COACH Anthony Hudson will be meeting with the Bahrain Football Association (BFA) after the Eid Al Fitr holidays to discuss his future with the national team.

Ecclestone seeks to settle bribery case

MUNICH: Lawyers for Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone held talks with German prosecutors yesterday to try to settle a bribery trial that threatens his grip on the motor sport.

NCAA settles head injury lawsuit with $70m fund

CHICAGO: The NCAA, the powerful collegiate sports governing body, agreed yesterday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

Chouly named new Clermont captain

PARIS: No.8 Damien Chouly will be Clermont's new captain from next season after emblematic centre Aurelien Rougerie opted to pass on the responsibility, the club announced yesterday.

Hughes sets List A record

DARWIN, Australia: Phillip Hughes set a domestic batting record when he plundered an unbeaten 202 in Australia A's one-day game against South Africa A yesterday.

Lippi upbeat on Guangzhou title defence

BEIJING: Guangzhou Evergrande have looked far from convincing in their AFC Champions League title defence but coach Marcello Lippi believes they can beat Western Sydney Wanderers in the quarter-finals and go on to reach the final.

Giles and Zamanly emerge winners

MARRIED couples and families dominated the fifth match of the BMMI Monday Madness Night Golf Series at the Royal Golf Club, but it was the pairing of Murtuz Zamanly and Wayne Giles who clinched first prize with a nett score of 32.75.

Andujar off to winning start

KITZBUEHEL, Austria: Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup yesterday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad.

Cornet shocked in first round

WASHINGTON: Alize Cornet and Madison Keys were the high-profile casualties on the opening day of the Citi Open, while veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova breezed through to the second round yesterday.

Drogba aims to end Chelsea's five-year title wait

LONDON: An excited Didier Drogba is back at Chelsea to try to help the former European champions end a five-year wait to land the Premier League title, he said yesterday.

Fading stars may fail to impress in India league

NEW DELHI: Robert Pires and Joan Capdevila will add a modicum of star quality to India's new franchise-based soccer league but critics believe the presence of such European veterans is unlikely to help develop the sport in the country.

Lakers name Scott as new head coach

LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday, bringing an end to their "extensive and thorough" search for Mike D'Antoni's replacement.


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