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Mercedes look to dominate again

BUDAPEST: Less than a week after his back-to-front charge through the field at the German Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton will be hoping for a more straightforward task in this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.

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AUSTRALIANS SET WORLD RECORDS

GLASGOW: Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch struck gold for hosts Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow yesterday, whilst Australia claimed three golds including a world record in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay.

Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka on top

COLOMBO: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene hit a classy unbeaten century to help Sri Lanka close on 305 for five on the first day of the second test against South Africa yesterday.

Stanley sets pace in Canada

MONTREAL: Kyle Stanley has endured a frustrating 2013-14 PGA Tour season with 11 missed cuts in 25 starts but hinted at better things to come as he surged into an early one-shot lead at the Canadian Open in Montreal yesterday.

Australia and England begin gold rush early

GLASGOW: No surprises so far at the Commonwealth Games: Traditional powers England and Australia dominated the first day of competition yesterday, and an Australian women's relay team set a world record in the pool.

Britain 'not chasing 2022 World Cup'

LONDON: Britain has no intention of lobbying to get the 2022 football World Cup that was awarded to Qatar shifted to the United Kingdom, the government said yesterday.

Nibali closes in on Tour victory

ARGELES-GAZOST, France: Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France yesterday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.

United crush Galaxy

PASADENA, California: Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 friendly victory over the LA Galaxy.

Suarez set for Barca debut in El Clasico

MADRID: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is currently serving a four-month suspension for biting, is poised to potentially make his club debut against bitter rivals Real Madrid in late October.

Bapco honoured for supporting Nasser 7

BAHRAIN Petroleum Company (Bapco) has been recognised for its co-sponsorship of the 'Nasser 7' Ramadan Football Tournament, which was held from July 2 to 22 under the patronage of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Shaju steers LuLu Lions past Hempel

SHAJU scored a fine unbeaten half century to lead LuLu Lions to a four-wicket victory over Hempel Paints in the Bahrain Finance Company-sponsored Cricket Bahrain (BCL-CBA Division) Golden League T25 Tournament.

Colon lifts Mets past Mariners

SEATTLE: Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning as the New York Mets held off a late comeback to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday.

Afghanistan draw series

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: Batsman Shafiqullah Shafiq and bowler Sharafuddin Ashraf starred as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs in Bulawayo yesterday to draw a four one-day international series.

Bangladesh recall Kayes for Windies ODI series

DHAKA: Bangladesh yesterday recalled opening batsman Imrul Kayes in their 15-man squad for the three-match one-day international series against the West Indies in the Caribbean next month.

Cirstea crashes out

BAKU, Azerbaijan: Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round yesterday.

Youzhny in quarters

GSTAAD, Switzerland: Top seed Mikhail Youzhny began his title defence at the Swiss Open yesterday with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Frenchman Kenny De Schepper which put him into the quarter-finals.


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