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Golf: Dubai Ladies Masters scores DUBAI: Leading first-round scores in the Dubai Ladies Masters on Thursday at the par-72 Majlis Course of Emirates Golf Club:67 - Florentyna Parker (ENG)68 - Cheyenne Woods (USA), Sophie Giquel-Bettan (FRA)69 - Jade Schaeffer (FRA), Anne van Dam (NED), Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN), Nuria Iturrios (ESP), Ashleigh Simon (RSA), Laura Jansone (LAT)70 - Linda Wessberg (SWE), Leticia Ras-Anderica (GER), Whitney Hillier (AUS), Amerlia Lewis (USA), Gwladys Nocera (FRA), Aditi Ashok (IND), Kylie Walker (SCO)71 - Georgia Hall (ENG), Lydia Hall (WAL), Klara Spilkova (CZE), Lynn Carlsson (SWE), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG), Marianne Skarpnod NOR), Isabella Ramsay (SWE), Isi Gabsa (GER), Beth Allen (USA), Isabelle Boineau (FRA), Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP), Angel Yin (USA), Emma Cabrera-Bello (ESP), Thidapa Suwannapura (THA)72 - Jung Min Lee (KOR), Charley Hull (ENG), Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA), Carly Booth (SCO), Agathe Sauzon (FRA), Kelsey McDonald (SCO), Nontaya Srisawang (THA), Pamela Pretswell (SCO), Shanshan Feng (PRC), Belen Mozo ...

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Top seeds move to quarterfinals of BB Shaheed Tennis Tourney ISLAMABAD: Top seed Aqeel Khan, second Seed Muhammad Abid Yasir Khan, Ahmed Ch, Shahzad Khan, Heera Ashiq, Muzammil Murtaza and Muzammil Murtaza moved into the quarterfinals of Men's Singles by beating their respective opponents on Thursday in the Second Benazir Bhutto (Shaheed) International Tennis Tournament at Islamabad Tennis Complex, G-5, Islamabad.The best encounter of the day was played between Yasir Khan and junior player Aman Attiqe. In the first set the score went up to ...

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RugbyU: North LONDON: Northampton's George North is "well" but has been stood down from playing after his under-fire club decided Tuesday to refer him to an independent expert following a tackle which left the Wales wing spreadeagled."All rugby supporters will no doubt be delighted to learn that George remains well," Northampton said in a statement."Nevertheless, Northampton Saints continues to place player welfare as its number one priority, and is referring George to an independent expert as part of the club's ongoing assessment process and George ...

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LeBron stops the rot as Cavs hold off Raptors      LOS ANGELES: LeBron James scored 34 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their three-game losing streak with a battling 116-112 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday.James led the scoring for the Cavs, who also saw Kevin Love pour on 28 points with 14 rebounds as the Raptors' six-game winning streak came to an end.The Cavs had looked to be easing to victory after opening up a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter.But a determined Raptors fightback, which saw them move ...

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Federer, Serena skip IPTL over India cash crunch   NEW DELHI: Tennis stars Roger Federer and Serena Williams have both pulled out of an exhibition tournament in India next week as a result of the country's cash crunch, organisers said Tuesday.The two former world number ones had been the big-name draws of the Indian leg of this year's International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) which is scheduled to take place in Hyderabad from December 9-11.But the IPTL said in a statement it was "sad to announce that Roger Federer and Serena ...

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Thompson explodes for 60 as Warriors rout Pacers         LOS ANGELES: Klay Thompson exploded for a career-high 60 points in a phenomenal individual display as Golden State steamrolled the Indiana Pacers 142-106 on Monday.Thompson tormented Indiana with a mesmerizing performance which saw him rack up 40 points in the first two quarters alone.A further 20 points in the third quarter gave Thompson the highest individual game tally of his career and the highest of any player in the NBA this season as the Warriors improved to 18-3.Thompson sat out the ...

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Selby downs Ronnie O YORK: Mark Selby added a second UK Championship to his world title with a 10-7 win over Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final on Sunday.World number one Selby swept into a 7-2 lead before five-champion O'Sullivan clawed his way back to 7-5 and then 8-7.But the 33-year-old held his nerve to become just the sixth player to secure the world and UK titles in the same calendar year."To play Ronnie in any game means it's always a great atmosphere and ...