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Blackwood leads West Indies fightback NORTH SOUND: Jermaine Blackwood continued to ride his luck in defying England as the West Indies reached 234 for six in reply to the tourists' first innings total of 399 at lunch on the third day of the first Test on Wednesday The teams have stopped for lunch at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.Reprieved when he offered a slip catch off a no-ball delivered by Ben Stokes on the second evening, Blackwood enjoyed another moment of good fortune half-an-hour into the day when on 43 as James Tredwell failed on hold to a difficult chance diving to his left at gully. Stokes was the suffering bowler yet again.Making the most of those lapses, the 23-year-old Jamaican reached 69 off 172 balls with nine fours and one six - his fourth half-century and highest Test score - at the break and will resume alongside Jason Holder (7 not out) ...

Porto v Bayern Munich line-ups PORTO: Starting line-ups for the Champions League quarter-final, first leg between FC Porto and Bayern Munich at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday:Porto (4-3-3):Fabiano; Danilo, Maicon, Martin Indi, Alex Sandro; Herrera, Casemiro, Oliver Torres; Ricardo Quaresma, Jackson Martinez (c), BrahimiCoach: Julen Lopetegui (ESP)Bayern Munich (4-3-3):Manuel Neuer; Rafinha, Jerome Boateng, Dante, Juan Bernat; Philipp Lahm (c), Xabi Alonso, Thiago Alcantara; Thomas Mueller, Robert Lewandowski, Mario GoetzeCoach: Pep Guardiola (ESP)Referee: Carlos Carballo (ESP)Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

England take first innings lead of 104 runs NORTH SOUND: Jermaine Blackwood's maiden Test century held the West Indies innings together but England still gained a healthy first innings lead of 104 in dismissing the home side for 295 at tea on the third day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday.Defending a total of 399, English perseverance in the field on another sweltering day's play eventually paid off and was highlighted by the effort of ...

Lyon go top of Ligue 1 after defeating Bastia PARIS: Lyon went back to the top of Ligue 1 on Wednesday, two points in front of Paris Saint-Germain, after second-half goals from substitute Mohamed Yattara and captain Alexandre Lacazette sealed a 2-0 win at home against struggling Bastia.PSG are now second two points behind Lyon but have a game in hand and could reclaim top spot when they host second-from-bottom Metz on April 28.The defending champions are in Champions League action against Barcelona in ...

Phelps looks to Rio after 'brutal' personal journey PHOENIX: Michael Phelps is looking to the future and a possible fifth Olympics in Rio after emerging from treatment for alcohol addiction with renewed ardor for swimming and for life.Looking forward to his first races in nearly eight months, the 29-year-old US superstar said he knows he'll have to convince skeptics he has changed in the wake of the drunk-driving episode last September 30 that sent him into an inpatient addiction treatment facility and also ...

Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka off the mark in Monte Carlo MONTE CARLO: Finalist Roger Federer and holder Stan Wawrinka rolled to quick-fire opening wins at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday as clay king Rafael Nadal also joined the Swiss pair with a solid start.Second seed Federer, a three-time runner-up at the seaside Country Club, took just 54 minutes to dominate Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-1 as the Frenchman sent in a pair of double-faults in the penultimate game while Federer advanced with his third ace ...

Bubba back on course after Masters disappointment SHENZHEN: Bubba Watson hardly had time to wipe the sleep out of his eyes before he was back on the golf course, half a world away from the disappointment that was this year's Masters.As defending champion, the 36-year-old finished on one over par, 19 strokes behind runaway winner Jordan Spieth when play came to end on Sunday at Augusta National.Watson presented the new champion with his green jacket then got on a plane before dusting ...


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