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Wales back Liam Williams undergoes foot surgery LONDON: Livewire Wales back-three star Liam Williams has undergone foot surgery, leaving him with a potential battle to regain fitness for the World Cup.The Scarlets full-back has been retained in Wales' World Cup camp, but there is no timescale yet on his recovery.The 24-year-old has become an integral part of coach Warren Gatland's Wales set-up, and would prove a big loss should he fail to beat the problem in time for the kick-off of the September 18-October 31 World Cup."Liam Williams has undergone surgery on a foot complaint. He will continue his World Cup preparations within the Wales camp," the Welsh Rugby Union said in a statement.Williams dislodged wing Alex Cuthbert in Wales' Six Nations starting line-up, but is equally adept at full-back, his preferred position.Gatland will be at pains to allow the 23-cap star as much opportunity to recover as possible, with versatility vital in final 31-man World Cup ...

India beat Bangladesh in third one-day to avoid whitewash DHAKA: India beat Bangladesh by 77 runs in the third one-day international to avoid a whitewash in a three-match series on Wednesday. Replying to India's 317-6, Bangladesh were all out for 240 in 47 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. The home side took the series 2-1 thanks to their 79-run and six-wicket win in the first two matches respectively.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Huth seals permanent Leicester switch LONDON: German international defender Robert Huth on Wednesday signed a three-year deal at Leicester, the club he helped save from relegation last season.The 30-year-old spent a large part of the 2014/15 season on loan at Leicester from Stoke as the club battled to save their Premier League status.Huth becomes manager Nigel Pearson's second summer signing following the arrival of Austria defender Christian Fuchs from Schalke.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Wozniacki into Eastbourne last-eight, Bouchard injured EASTBOURNE: Caroline Wozniacki reached the quarter-finals of the Eastbourne International on Wednesday with a 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 6-1 win over fellow former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.But 2014 Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard was facing a fitness battle ahead of the third Grand Slam event of the season next week after suffering an event-ending abdominal strain.The ex-titleholders at Devonshire Park (Wozniacki, 2009 and Kuznetsova, 2004) were meeting for the 10th time, with second seed Wozniacki now leading the ...

Pakistan recall Haris Sohail from Sri Lanka tour KARACHI: Pakistan Wednesday recalled batsman Haris Sohail from the tour of Sri Lanka after he sustained a knee injury in practice, putting his participation in the one-day series that follows the Tests in doubt.The 26-year-old has yet to play a Test but has been a regular part of the one-day squad since 2013. He has hit seven fifties in 22 games and has a healthy average of 43."Sohail is suffering from a tendon injury in ...

Record prize money for British Open LONDON: The winner of this year's British Open will collect more than £1 million ($1.6m, 1.4m euros) for the first time in the tournament's history, organisers the R&A announced on Wednesday.The overall prize fund for the game's oldest major championship has increased £900,000 to £6.3 million, with the champion receiving £1.15 million. That is £175,000 more than Rory McIlroy won at Hoylake last year."The Open is one of the world's pre-eminent sporting events," R&A chief ...

Djokovic, Serena top seeds at Wimbledon, Nadal at 10 LONDON: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named top seeds for Wimbledon on Wednesday as two-time champion Rafael Nadal was seeded at 10, his lowly status reflecting his recent struggles.Defending champion Djokovic and five-time winner Williams are both current world number ones and their top billing was a formality.Former number one Nadal, the Wimbledon champion in 2008 and 2010, has endured a miserable record at the All England Club in recent times, losing in the ...


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