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Croatian Coric fights back in Estoril ESTORIL: Croatian hope Borna Coric had to go the two-hour distance to reach the quarter-finals of the Estoril Open on Wednesday as he held off a charge from Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.The sixth-seeded teenager duplicated his showing from a year ago on his debut when he moved into the last eight.Coric, 19, looked like winning in straight sets against a 101-ranked Brazilian opponent, but he lost his way as he dropped serve to trail 4-5 in the second set after earning the first.Dutra Silva levelled at a set each but faded in the third as Coric roared back to stake his claim on victory through five aces and the same number of service breaks.Coric stands just 13-11 this season despite finals in Chennai and Marrakech and will wait for an opponent as second seed Nick Kyrgios makes his 2016 birthday debut in Portugal.The controversial Australian, who turned 21 ...

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Banned Farrell and Marler free for European and Australia duty LONDON: Six Nations Grand Slam-winners Owen Farrell and Joe Marler will both be available for their clubs' respective European finals and England's tour of Australia after they each received two-week bans on Thursday.England goal-kicker Farrell was suspended after being cited for a dangerous tackle on Wasps' scrum-half Dan Robson early in the second half of Saracens' 24-17 European Champions Cup semi-final win last Saturday. Meanwhile prop Marler was cited for kicking Grenoble hooker Arnaud Heguy ...

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Kittel takes Romandie sprint, Izagirre keeps lead MOUDON: Germany's Marcel Kittel claimed the weather-curtailed first stage of the Tour de Romandie in a sprint finish on Wednesday.The start was scheduled for La Chaux-de-Fonds but with the threat of ice and hail the riders started from Mathon, reducing the circuit to 100 kilometres.Kittel (Etixx) saw off Italy's Niccolo Bonifazio by half a wheel length with Swiss rider Michael Albasini in third.Spaniard Ion Izagirre retained the lead in the overall standings after his surprise ...

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ATP Munich Open results - collated MUNICH: Collated results from the ATP Munich Open on Wednesday:1st roundJan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN x7) 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-2Fabio Fognini (ITA x5) bt Maximilian Marterer (GER) 6-3, 6-1Victor Estrella (DOM) bt Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) 7-5, 6-2Alexander Zverev (GER x8) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2Igor Sijsling (NED) bt Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 6-2, 6-4Juan Martin Del Porto (ARG) bt Dustin Brown (GER) 7-6 (7/2), 6-42nd roundDominic Thiem (AUT x3) bt Santiago Giraldo ...

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Fury says he 'hates' boxing, taunts Klitschko LONDON: Tyson Fury said Wladimir Klitschko had let a "fat man beat him" before insisting he hated boxing at a foul-mouthed news conference to promote their world heavyweight title re-match.British boxer Fury ended Klitschko's nine year-reign as a world champion with a unanimous points win in Dusseldorf in DecemberThe pair will meet again in Fury's home city of Manchester, northern England, on July 9 and it was there that the Englishman continued to taunt the ...

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Banned Farrell and Marler free for European and Australia duty LONDON: Six Nations Grand Slam-winners Owen Farrell and Joe Marler will both be available for their clubs' respective European finals and England's tour of Australia, after they each received two-week bans in separate disciplinary hearings in London on Wednesday.England goal-kicker Farrell was suspended after being cited for a dangerous tackle on Wasps' scrum-half Dan Robson early in the second half of Saracens' 24-17 European Champions Cup semi-final win last Saturday. Meanwhile prop Marler was cited ...

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Simeone handed three-game ban for extra ball prank MADRID: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been banned from the touchline for the final three La Liga games of the season after a second ball was thrown onto the pitch disrupting a Malaga attack in Atletico's 1-0 win on Saturday.The suspension was confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation on Wednesday after Simeone was sent to the stands at half-time in the Malaga game by referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.The extra ball was thrown onto the ...