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Sanchez plots revenge over Brazil LONDON: Chile forward Alexis Sanchez plans to make the most of home advantage as the Arsenal star plots on revenge against Brazil in Sunday's friendly at the Emirates Stadium.Sanchez is still smarting from Chile's World Cup exit at the hands of the hosts less than 12 months ago and he would love to make amends by leading his country to victory over their South American rivals at the home of his current club.The 26-year-old, who moved to north London from Barcelona last year, scored Chile's equaliser in a dramatic last-16 clash in Belo Horizonte, but it was Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar who finished as the hero after saving two penalties, including one from Sanchez, to seal a 3-2 win in the shoot-out.With that in mind, Sanchez has set his sights on handing Brazil, including his good friend and former Barca team-mate Neymar, a first defeat in eight matches under new ...

Nadal wins Miami opener, but rain sidelines Serena MIAMI: Second-seeded Rafael Nadal launched his bid for a first Miami Masters title on Friday with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.Nadal, who has four runner-up finishes in 10 prior appearances on the hardcourts of Miami, showed no signs of the training mishap which left him with a sore ankle and threatened to compromise his start."I think I did the things well when I had to do. I played with no mistakes ...

Rain delays Serena, sets stage for busy Saturday MIAMI: World number one Serena Williams' quest for an eighth Miami crown was temporarily put on hold Friday as rain washed out night matches at the combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament.Stormy weather moved into the Miami area shortly after men's second seed Rafael Nadal won his match over fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-2.Organizers had hoped to wait it out, but finally suspended play for the day, setting the stage for a busy Saturday.Williams, ...

Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat ATLANTA: DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points, Paul Millsap had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference with a 99-86 win over Miami on Friday.Al Horford added 15 points and Dennis Schroder had 12 points and 11 assists for Atlanta, who have bounced back from a three-game losing streak with two straight victories.The Hawks had already secured the Southeast Division title.With the win, Atlanta secured the top seed and ...

Rockets nab playoff berth with win over Timberwolves HOUSTON: The Houston Rockets secured their third straight NBA post-season berth on Friday with a 120-110 victory over Minnesota.Houston drained a season-high 20 three-point shots, led by James Harden's six and Jason Terry's five.Harden led all scorers with 33 points, and chants of "MVP" rained down when he touched the ball as fans made their feelings known on his chances of winning the coveted NBA Most Valuable Player award."The guy has been there all season ...

Pressel joins Lee atop LPGA leaderboard CARLSBAD: Morgan Pressel fired record-equalling eight-under par 64 on Friday to join Lee Mi-Rim atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the LPGA Kia Classic.America's Pressel had eight birdies with no bogeys in a round that matched the course record at Aviara Golf Club.Her 10-under par total of 134 tied her for the halfway lead with South Korea's overnight leader Lee, who signed for a second-round 69 that included six birdies and three bogeys.They were ...

Leeds star Peacock agrees Hull KR switch LONDON: Former England captain Jamie Peacock revealed on Friday that he will leave Leeds to join Super League rivals Hull KR in a newly-created role of football manager.Peacock is currently completing a masters degree in sports management and will start his new job when he brings his illustrious career to a close at the end of the season.The 37-year-old's new role will see him responsible for contract negotiations, club strategy, recruitment and pre-season training camps.Friday's ...


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