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Mayuka set to return to England after injury EBIBEYIN: Zambia's lead striker Emmanuel Mayuka is set to return to Southampton this week after a double groin injury effectively ruled him out of the African Nations Cup in another blow to his country's hopes, officials said on Sunday.Mayuka, who has played just 49 minutes of Southampton's impressive Premier League run this season, hurt himself on Thursday when Zambia lost their second group game in Ebibeyin to Tunisia.It followed a knee injury to key midfield Nathan Sinkala in their first game -- a 1-1 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo -- that ruled the Grasshoppers Zurich player out of the rest of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.Zambia, the 2012 winners, need victory in their last Group B match against Cape Verde on Monday to stand any chance of a advancing to the weekend's quarter-finals.Copyright Reuters, 2015


Jansrud wins Kitzbuehel downhill KITZBUEHEL: Kjetil Jansrud of Norway joined the pantheon of greats to win the men's World Cup downhill at Kitzbuehel on Saturday.Bad visibility payed havoc with the 75th running of the World Cup's most prestigious event, with the 3.3 kilometre course truncated and the start delayed.Jansrud put those distractions aside to see off Italy's Dominik Paris and Guillermo Fayed of France.Jansrud was providing Norway with a first downhill victory in Kitzbuehel since Lasse Kjus (in additional ...

Qatar Masters heading for thrilling finish DOHA: The Qatar Masters was heading for a thrilling conclusion on Saturday with South African Brandan Grace among six players tied for the lead midway through the final round at the Doha golf Club.A play-off is a distinct possibility for the second consecutive year after Sergio Garcia pulled off a fine win over Mikko Ilonen in 2014.The overnight leading quartet of Grace, Bernd Wiesberger, Emiliano Grillo and Marc Warren continued their neck and neck battle ...

Ferrer beats Simon to reach fourth round MELBOURNE: Spain's ninth seed David Ferrer grafted out a four-sets win over Frenchman Gilles Simon to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Saturday.Ferrer, a two-time semi-finalist, downed the 18th seeded Simon 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (7/4) in 3hr 37min and will play Japan's Kei Nishikori in the round of 16.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Sale 'close' to new Cipriani deal LONDON: Danny Cipriani is in line to sign a new deal with Sale, the English Premiership side said Saturday.England fly-half Cipriani has been linked with a potentially lucrative move to French and European champions Toulon.But the decision of England coach Stuart Lancaster to revive the 27-year-old's stop-start Test career by including him in his initial Six Nations training squad earlier this week, and so boost Cipriani's chances of featuring at the World Cup later this ...

American Keys upsets Kvitova to make fourth round MELBOURNE: American teenager Madison Keys toppled fourth seed Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 in an impressive display of clean hitting to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.The 19-year-old captured the decisive break at 5-5 in the second set and served out the match nervelessly under the lights of Rod Laver Arena, stunning the two-time Wimbledon champion.Keys' win made it four American women in the last 16 at Melbourne Park, the most since ...

Sizzling Serena joins Wawrinka, Azarenka in last 16 MELBOURNE: World number one Serena Williams took time to wake up before sizzling into the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday, joining two-time winner Victoria Azarenka and men's defending champion Stan Wawrinka.The American top seed, vying for a sixth Australian title and the first since 2010, was slow to get in the groove against 26th-ranked Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, going down 6-4 in the first set.But she shook off the cobwebs under the blazing sun on ...


 



 
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