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Griezmann hands Atletico win over Las Palmas MADRID: Atletico Madrid kicked off their La Liga campaign with a 1-0 win over newly promoted Las Palmas, but failed to live up to pre-season expectations in a nervy display.Antoine Griezmann got the only goal of the game with a deflected free-kick after 16 minutes.However, Atletico struggled to create clear-cut opportunities and were nearly made to pay when David Simon headed against the bar for the visitors."We are very happy to win the first game at home which is always difficult," said Atletico boss Diego Simeone."In the first-half we had a lot of possession without much penetration."We want to have possession, but to score goals at the end and we have to work on that."Atletico have unusually been the biggest spenders in Spain over the close season after a quiet summer in the transfer market for Barcelona and Real Madrid.Jackson Martinez made his debut up front, whilst Filipe Luis returned ...

Djokovic survives scare to set up Federer final clash CINCINNATI: Novak Djokovic battled back to beat Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Saturday to book a final with Roger Federer at the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters.Djokovic, seeking a 20th ATP Masters 1000 title, will try to claim his first trophy on the hardcourts of Cincinnati after losing in the final four times.Two of those defeats were to Switzerland's Federer, a six-time winner of the tournament who dispatched last week's Montreal ...

Spanish Liga results - collated MADRID: Collated results from La Liga in Spain on Saturday:Deportivo la Coruna 0 Real Sociedad 0Espanyol 1 (Sevilla 3) Getafe 0 Atletico Madrid 1 (Griezmann 16) Las Palmas 0Rayo Vallecano 0 Valencia 0Sunday (all times GMT)Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona (1630), Sporting Gijon v Real Madrid (1830), Levante v Celta Vigo (2000), Real Betis v Villarreal (2030)MondayGranada v Eibar (1830)Played FridayMalaga 0 Sevilla 0Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

World Cup warm-up - Canada 23 United States 41 OTTAWA: World Cup warm-up result on Saturday: Canada 23 United States 41Ht: 6-17Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Federer beats Murray to reach Cincinnati final CINCINNATI: Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) on Saturday to book a showdown with Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati Masters final.Federer, the defending champion and a six-time winner of the US Open hardcourt tune-up, has a chance to regain the world number two ranking Murray seized last week if he can vanquish Djokovic on Sunday.The Swiss great and the top-ranked Serb are neck-and-neck in their head to head, with 20 victories apiece in ...

Australia end Cook's lengthy vigil LONDON: Australia captain-elect Steven Smith ended England skipper Alastair Cook's marathon resistance as the tourists eyed a consolation win in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Saturday. At stumps on the third day, England, following-on, were 203 for six -- still 129 runs behind Australia's first innings 481, which featured Smith's 143.It looked as if left-handed opener Cook would bat until the close.But outgoing Australia captain Michael Clarke's typically inventive decision ...

Ogier leads Volkswagen charge in Germany TRIER: World champion Sebastien Ogier stayed on course for a comfortable Rally of Germany triumph on Saturday when he opened up a 33-second lead.Ogier, who has won five of the season's eight races, led a Volkswagen sweep on Saturday with teammates Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen standing at 33.8sec and 1min 47.5sec behind respectively.A win on Sunday would give Volkswagen their first win in Germany since their championship bow in 2013 despite having won every ...


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