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Motorcycling: Spain's Marc Marquez wins Aragon Grand Prix ALCAÑIZ: Marc Marquez extended his lead in the MotoGP world championship over rival Valentino Rossi with victory on home soil at the Aragon Grand Prix on Sunday.Marquez started on pole and overcame a minor technical issue early in the race that saw him briefly slip down to fifth to claim his fourth win of the season.Defending champion Jorge Lorenzo passed Yamaha teammate Rossi with five laps to go to take second.Marquez now leads Rossi by 52 points with just four races remaining. Lorenzo is a further 14 points adrift in third. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Tennis: Vinci downs gold medallist Puig in Wuhan first round WUHAN: Roberta Vinci downed Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday.Italy's Vinci took just one hour and 20 minutes to defeat the Puerto Rican in two sets, 6-3, 6-3.Vinci, last year's US Open finalist who halted Serena Williams' bid for a rare calendar-year Grand Slam, served eight aces en route to the second round of the $2.6 million hard-court event.Puig had a fairytale run at the Rio ...

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RugbyU: Nadolo stars as Montpellier climb to second PARIS: Burly Fiji wing Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick of tries as Montpellier thumped Brive 42-13 to earn a bonus point that took them up to second in the French Top 14.Former Crusaders back Nadolo made the most of clever kicking by his team-mates to dot down three times in a comprehensive Montpellier performance."It's been a long time coming," Nadolo, who is in his second spell in France following an unsuccessful six months at Bourgoin ...

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Golf: Task force revamps US Ryder Cup team after 2014 flop CHASKA: A US Ryder Cup task force formed only days after a humbling 2014 defeat at Gleneagles has revamped the Americans' mindset and attitude entering this year's showdown against Europe.And part of how they did it is by stealing some tricks from their trans-Atlantic rivals.Echoes of Phil Mickelson's 2014 post-Cup comments detailing a lack of player input on captain Tom Watson's team and how that differed from a 2008 US home triumph will be felt ...

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Bonus point the key for hat-trick hero Ashley-Cooper PARIS: Wallaby Adam Ashley insisted that claiming an attacking bonus point against Lyon was what counted most after he ran in a hat-trick of tries for the second time since joining Bordeaux-Belges following last year's World Cup.The 32-year-old was making only his second appearance of the season for Bordeaux due to international commitments with Australia.But having already run in a trio against Oyonnax last season, Ashley-Cooper was in scintillating form to dot down following a ...

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Vinci outs gold medallist Puig in Wuhan 1st round WUHAN: Roberta Vinci downed Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday.Italy's Vinci took just one hour and 20 minutes to defeat the Puerto Rican in two sets, 6-3, 6-3.Last year's US Open finalist Vinci -- who was responsible for halting Serena Williams' bid for a rare calendar-year Grand Slam -- served eight aces en route to the second round of the $2.6 million hard court event.Puig had ...

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Lee bags sixth Japan Open title TOKYO: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei on Sunday won his sixth Yonex Open Japan title, defeating third seed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark.Lee, a silver medallist in the last three Olympics, triumphed 21-18, 15-21, 21-16 against the Dane.The 33-year-old world number one had sailed through the men's singles at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium without losing a single game.But he had more of a contest in the final, with Jorgensen taking the second game.Lee also won the Japan ...