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Mercedes drivers set for title clash

ABU DHABI: Lewis Hamilton goes into Sunday's 'double jeopardy' season-ending showdown at Abu Dhabi knowing he is one race away from his dream of a second world title, or a nightmare end to Formula One's duel in the desert.

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DUBAI: Rory McIlroy rattled in six birdies in an opening round six-under 66 at the DP World Tour Championship yesterday as he showed no signs of rustiness from a six-week break to share a one-shot lead with Ireland's Shane Lowry.

Sarfraz ton lifts Pakistan

DUBAI: Sarfraz Ahmed struck a defiant century and Pakistan's spinners wrecked New Zealand's top and middle order to leave the second Test in Dubai nicely poised yesterday.

Australia wait on Clarke's fitness

SYDNEY: Australia are hopeful that captain Michael Clarke will be available for next month's first Test against India despite a recurrence of his hamstring injury, physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said yesterday.

Tahir may skip fourth ODI

SYDNEY: South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for today's fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday.

Pietersen offers to coach schools

LONDON: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter yesterday to offer his services as a coach to British schools after expressing concern about falling participation levels.

Federer fit for Davis Cup final

LILLE, France: Switzerland's Roger Federer, who has been hampered by back problems, has been named to play in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final against France's Gael Monfils today.

Abanilla stars in Arsenal win

RIO Abanilla was the hero as Arsenal Interiors-Dabarakadz-A beat BMMI 77-75 in the Commercial Division of the FCBG First Batelco Cup Basketball Tournament First Conference 40th Season.

Bahrain set for Muscat challenge

Bahrain Rugby Football Club's first XV will awaken in Oman this morning, ahead the final game of what has otherwise been a pretty disappointing Gulf Premiership campaign.

Erebus favourite to win Late Abdulla Ahmed Cup

SEVEN races are scheduled for the third week of horse racing today at Sakhir.

Triathlon set for off

SUPREME Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa will lead the Bahrain triathlon team today in an Olympic triathlon race being organised by Public Security Sports Association.

Bahrain bow out of handball clash

BAHRAIN yesterday crashed out of the handball competition in the Fourth Asian Beach Games in Phuket.

Indian Club enter final

INDIAN Club stormed into the final of the KCA-Zayani Motors International Volleyball Tournament, powered by Lulu and UAE Exchange.

I still have a chance says Anand after another draw

SOCHI, Russia: Despite being down 4-5 with just three more games to go, Viswanathan Anand yesterday said he was fine with an easy draw in the ninth game and insisted that he still has a chance of posting a win in the World Chess Championship Match.

UAE down Iraq to reach Gulf Cup semis

ALI Alhajeri's double led the UAE to a 2-0 final group game victory over Iraq which sent the Whites through to the Gulf Cup semi-finals at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh last night.

Golfers tee off for top charity

INDEPENDENT 3 set early pace on the opening day of the 17th AHM Island Classic Charity Golf Tournament.

Spurs win thriller against Cavaliers

CLEVELAND: Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time with a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers in NBA action on Wednesday.

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