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Sharapova teaches Bouchard lesson to set up Russian semi MELBOURNE: The experienced Maria Sharapova slapped down young pretender Eugenie Bouchard Tuesday, dominating the ambitious Canadian to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final with dark horse Ekaterina Makarova.The world number two, who could claim the top ranking from arch-rival Serena Williams if she wins the title, showed her intent by breaking the seventh seed in the first game of the match and never looked back.Billed as a Glam Slam showdown between two of the game's most marketable women, an intense Sharapova was all business in the crushing 6-3, 6-2 win on a cool, overcast Melbourne day."She's been playing so well at Slams, so confident and so aggressive," said the Russian, gunning for a sixth Grand Slam crown and her first in Australia since 2008."I just really tried to take that away from her a little bit. I did a great job of that today." She now faces Makarova, who ...
Man United confirm loan move for Falcao LONDON: Manchester United have completed the shock signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco on a season-long loan, the Premier League giants announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning."MUFC is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1-year loan from Monaco with an option to buy," United announced on their Twitter account, alongside a picture of the player posing with a club shirt.United have reportedly paid Monaco around 10 million euros ...
Pak judokas to chip in World Championships ISLAMABAD: Pakistan judo team will feature in the World Judo Championships 2014, scheduled to be held in Chelyabinsk, Russia from August 25 to 31.Pakistan judokas failed to show outstanding performance in the last World Championship, but Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) Secretary Masood Ahmad is optimistic that this time the results would be different. "We are yet to select team for the event team, but we are trying our best to send a strong outfit," he ...
Brazil's Alves wants leniency for 'banana' fan RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian-born Barcelona defender Daniel Alves said Sunday he wanted some leniency for the Spanish fan banned for throwing a banana near him during a game."There does have to be a punishment, but I don't believe in paying evil with evil," Alves told broadcaster Globo."People have to educate. You can't do it in this way," said Alves, after Liga outfit Villarreal last week handed a life ban to the fan who threw the ...
Hong Kong arrests nine over possible match-fixing HONG KONG: Nine people have been arrested over alleged match-fixing in multiple football fixtures in Hong Kong, the city's anti-corruption watchdog said Tuesday."Nine persons, including professional football players, were arrested for alleged bribery in rigging the results of football matches involving a local football club," the Independent Commission Against Corruption said in a statement released late Tuesday, without specifying names of the players or the club."Enquiries revealed that the sponsor's representative and the executive officer ...

 



 
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