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Ferrer ousts Murray, Berdych reaches Shanghai quarters SHANGHAI: Fifth seed David Ferrer knocked Andy Murray out of the Shanghai Masters third round on Thursday, coming from a set down to prevail 2-6 6-1 6-2 and boost his chances of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.Murray, ranked 11th, had little trouble in the first set and looked poised for a quarter-finals berth, but Ferrer staged a brilliant comeback, breaking the Briton twice to take the second and level the match.There was no let up in the final set either as the Spaniard raced to a 5-2 lead and raised his arms in celebration when twice champion Murray buried a return into the net.Ferrer now replaces Murray in ninth spot in the race for the eight-man Tour Finals."I needed to play my best tennis today," Ferrer told the ATP World Tour website ( "I think this match was very important for both players. Today was ...

UEFA unlikely to support overseas Premier League matches LONDON: Any ideas England's Premier League might have of playing matches overseas would be unlikely to get any backing from UEFA, a top official of European soccer's governing body said on Thursday.UEFA failed to support the idea when it was first mooted six years ago, and Gianni Infantino, UEFA's general secretary, told delegates at the Leaders In Sport Summit that he did not think UEFA would change its stance on the issue."Whenever these kind of ...

Clark wins Super League 'Man of Steel' award LONDON: Castleford hooker Daryl Clark was named as both Super League's Man of Steel and the English-based competition's young player of the year at an awards ceremony in Manchester on Wednesday.Completing a hat-trick of honours for the Tigers, by way of compensation for a season of near-misses, Daryl Powell was named coach of the year.Castleford lost to Leeds in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley and then narrowly missed out on finishing top of the ...

Villa stint fuels A-League excitement SYDNEY: Spanish great David Villa's 10-match loan stint has galvanised his rebranded Melbourne City club into one of the favourites to land this season's Australian A-League title ahead of Friday's kick-off.Villa, Spain's all-time leading goalscorer, will play with City, formerly Melbourne Heart, between October and December before linking up with New York City in Major League Soccer.Villa, 32, was the first major signing announced by Melbourne since they were bought by English Premier League giants ...

Taylor takes title over limping Aussie Soliman BILOXI: Former undisputed world champion Jermain Taylor captured the International Boxing Federation middleweight title Wednesday with a unanimous decision over Australian Sam Soliman, who finished 12 rounds despite a right leg injury.Taylor spent two years away from the ring after a severe brain injury before returning in 2011 and achieved the crowning moment of his comeback when judges awarded the 36-year-old American the verdict by scores of 116-111, 115-109 and 116-109."I heard it before. Now ...

West Indies players drop boycott plans, take on India NEW DELHI: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) was spared a major embarrassment after its leading players, who had issued a strike threat following a row with their own union, showed up for the tour opener against India on Wednesday.The WICB and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) signed a new agreement last month covering pay and conditions but one-day captain Dwayne Bravo said players were kept in the dark about the talks and would ...

Wawrinka out, Murray through at Shanghai Masters SHANGHAI: Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka crashed out of the Shanghai Masters with a second round loss to Gilles Simon on Wednesday, while Andy Murray advanced with an assured 7-5 6-2 win over Jerzy Janowicz.With five spots still up for grabs at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, Wawrinka, who fell at the first hurdle in Tokyo last week, suffered the same fate in China with a 5-7 7-5 6-4 defeat to the Frenchman.Wawrinka broke ...


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