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Tennis: Pliskova denies Kerber's bid for number one spot CINCINNATI: Karolina Pliskova upset Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Cincinnati women's title and deny the German a chance to reach the WTA Tour's world No. 1 ranking.Olympic silver medalist Kerber was broken early to start both sets as her 15th-seeded Czech opponent earned the upset.The result leaves Serena Williams atop the ranking list with Kerber trailing in second.Kerber, who had said all week she was keeping the number one possibility out of her mind, got off to slow starts in both sets. She went down an immediate pair of breaks in the first set and lost her first service game in the second on the slippery slope to defeat.The momentum mounted fast for Pliskova on a sunny day after a week of poor weather and rain.The Czech, who now owns seven career titles and stands 3-4 against Kerber, claimed the opening set in 32 minutes and ...

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Football: Russian Premier League results MOSCOW: Russian Premier League results on Sunday:Amkar Perm 1 (Bodul 63) Ural Yekaterinburg 0Spartak Moscow 2 (Ze Luis 15, 74) FC Krasnodar 0Lokomotiv Moscow Samara 0Played SaturdayUfa 1 (Fatai 75) Terek Grozny 3 (Balai 48, Sadaev 87, Grozav 89)Zenit St Petersburg 1 (Zhirkov 45) CSKA Moscow 1 (Eremenko 24)Rostov 3 (Novoseltsev 17, Ezzatolahi 45, Yerokhin 52) Tomsk 0Played FridayRubin Kazan 1 (Kanunnikov 34) Anzhi Makhachkala 2 (Budkivskiy 42, Ebecilio 54)Playing MondayArsenal Tula v Orenburg ...

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Tennis: WTA Connecticut Open results LOS ANGELES: Results from the first day of the WTA Connecticut Open on Sunday in New Haven, Connecticut (x denotes seeded player):1st rdEkaterina Makarova (RUS) bt Sara Errani (ITA) 7-5, 6-2Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-1, 6-1Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Olympics: men's freestyle wrestling results RIO DE JANEIRO: Olympic men's freestyle wrestling results on Sunday:65kgGold medal finalSoslan Ramonov (RUS) bt Toghrul Asgarov (AZE) - 4-0Bronze medal matchesFrank Chamizo Marquez (ITA) bt Frank Aniello Molinaro (USA) - 3-1Ikhtiyor Navruzov (UZB) bt Mandakhnaran Ganzorig (MGL) - 3-1Semi-finalsToghrul Asgarov (AZE) bt Frank Chamizo Marquez (ITA) - 3-1Soslan Ramonov (RUS) bt Ikhtiyor Navruzov (UZB) - 4-197kgGold medal finalKyle Snyder (USA) bt Khetag Goziumov (AZE) - 3-1Bronze medal matchesAlbert Saritov (ROM) bt Elizbar Odikadze (GEO) ...

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Mirza moves alone at top of doubles rankings CINCINNATI: India's Sania Mirza took sole possession of the WTA doubles number one ranking after teaming up with Barbora Strycova to beat former partner Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-4 in Sunday's Cincinnati final.The 29-year-old will move alone to the top of the rankings, after her and Swiss Hingis ended their highly successful partnership last month as joint number ones.The dominant pairing claimed 14 titles, including three Grand Slams. Hingis came to Cincinnati off ...

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Olympics-Russia's Isinbayeva earns IOC spot despite opposition RIO DE JANEIRO: Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, a fierce critic of a Russian track and field ban at the Rio Olympics, was elected an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member on Sunday but a third of the votes were against her. The 34-year-old, still the world record holder, was excluded from the Games along with over 100 of her team mates following revelations of a systematic, state-backed doping programme in Russian sport. Isinbayeva ...

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Athletics-Ethiopia's Lilesa makes protest gesture at marathon finish RIO DE JANEIRO: Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa held his arms over his head, wrists crossed, as he finished second at the Olympic marathon on Sunday in a gesture of support for members of his Oromo tribe who have been protesting at government plans to reallocate farmland. Plans to allocate land surrounding the capital for development prompted fierce demonstrations in November and spread for months, in the country's worst unrest in more than a decade.Ethiopia has long ...