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Emotional Sharapova, Ivanovic into French Open fourth round PARIS: Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the French Open last-16 on Friday although she appeared on the verge of tears at the end of her straight-sets win over Samantha Stosur.The world number two made the fourth round for the 11th time with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the 26th seeded Australian.It was the Russian's 15th win in 17 matches against Stosur who she defeated in a three-set Paris marathon last year."I knew it would be a tough match today," said the 28-year-old Sharapova."But when I come out on to this court all the great memories come flooding back for me."Sharapova, also the champion in 2012 and runner-up in 2013, goes on to face Czech 13th seed Lucie Safarova for a place in the quarter-finals.Both Sharapova and Stosur struggled in the windy, cold conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier.The first set featured five breaks of serve and just four winners for Sharapova ...

Pakistan v Zimbabwe one-day scores LAHORE: Scoreboard after Zimbabwe's innings in the second day-night international against Pakistan played at Gaddafi Stadium on Friday:ZimbabweV. Sibanda b Hafeez 13 C. Chibhabha c Ahmed b Malik 99 H. Masakadza c Hafeez b Shah 18S. Williams c and b Shah 5 Sikandar Raza not out 100R. Mutumbami c Shafiq b Anwar 7 C. Coventry c Ahmed b Riaz 10 G. Cremer c sub (Shehzad) b Riaz 2T. Panyangara not out 4Extras: (lb 5, nb ...

Zimbabwe post 268-7 in second ODI against Pakistan LAHORE: Middle order batsman Sikander Raza scored a fighting hundred while opener Chamu Chibhabha scored a career best 99 as Zimbabwe posted 268-7 in the second day-night international against Pakistan in Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.Raza made an 84-ball 100 not out with eight fours and three sixes while Chibhabha's 100-ball knock featured 11 boundaries and a six after Zimbabwe were sent into bat by Pakistan.Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first match ...

Anderson takes 400th Test wicket LEEDS: James Anderson became the first England bowler, and 12th overall, to take 400 Test wickets when he dismissed New Zealand's Martin Guptill on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday.Anderson, who started this match with 399 Test wickets, needed just eight balls to reach the landmark on Friday when he had opener Guptill well-caught for a duck by Ian Bell, who held a sharp chance above his head at second ...

Platini still haunted by Heysel disaster, 30 years on ZURICH: UEFA president Michel Platini said Friday he is still haunted by memories of the Heysel Stadium disaster on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy during which 39 football fans died.The former French midfield star was playing in the Juventus side against Liverpool on May 29 1985 in the European Cup final when the Brussels stadium became synonymous with tragedy.Platini's second-half penalty sealed Juventus' 1-0 victory, but the result was completely over-shadowed by the disaster ...

Pakistan put Zimbabwe into bat in second one-day LAHORE: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and sent Zimbabwe into bat in the second day-night international in Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.Pakistan made no change from the side which won the first match by 41 runs on Tuesday, also in Lahore.Zimbabwe were forced to make four changes with their regular captain Elton Chigumbura (suspended for slow over rate for two matches), batsman Craig Ervine (hamstring injury), spinner Prosper Utsey (unwell) and paceman Chris Mpofu ...

Tulou heads to Castres, Danty stays at Stade Francais CASTRES: France-qualified New Zealand backrow forward Alex Tulou has joined Castres from Montpellier, the Top14 club announced Friday.Tulou, 28, had been at Montpellier since 2011 but has now signed with the 2013 French champions and 2014 runners-up until the end of the 2016/17 season.Fellow backrower Alexandre Bias will also return to Castres, who finished one spot above relegation this season and who will next season be coached by Oyonnax's Christophe Urios.In the French capital, promising ...


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