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World champion Marin wins Hong Kong women's title HONG KONG: Two-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain took her sixth title of the year at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, beating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in a tightly fought marathon three sets.The epic 84 minute final -- the longest match in the women's competition this tournament -- saw the world number one have six championship points before finally taking the crown 21-17, 18-21, 22-20.After steaming through the first set, Marin was seven points down in the second set. The Spaniard looked on course for victory early on in the third until her Japanese rival had a late surge."I think it was a tough match. She had a good comeback at the end of the game but I tried to just keep myself down and think positive things that I can beat her," said Marin.Marin has had a strong year, defending her World Championship title in August and shooting ...

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Romo back for Cowboys, Niners end Kaepernick's season WASHINGTON,: Tony Romo, sidelined for two months by a broken collarbone, was reactivated Saturday by the Dallas Cowboys while fellow NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick of San Francisco saw his season end.Romo will return for Dallas on Sunday at Miami as the Cowboys, who won their first two games this season but have lost all seven contests Romo has missed, try to revive their fortunes in time to make a run at a playoff spot.Despite their ...

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US PGA Tour RSM Classic scores SEA ISLAND: Leading scores after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Tour's RSM Classic (par 70, USA unless noted):196 - Kevin Kisner 65-67-64199 - Kevin Chappell 66-65-68200 - Graeme McDowell (NIR) 67-68-65201 - Alex Cejka (GER) 67-67-67202 - Jeff Overton 64-72-66, Jim Herman 66-69-67203 - Jon Curran 67-70-66, Jason Dufner 67-70-66, David Hearn (CAN) 64-72-67, Ricky Barnes 68-67-68, Freddie Jacobson (SWE) 65-67-71204 - Smylie Kaufman 68-70-66, Tyler Aldridge 70-67-67, Scott Brown 67-72-65, Jamie Lovemark ...

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Benitez not fearing sack despite Barca thrashing MADRID: Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez insisted he is more worried about recovering his players' confidence than being sacked after the Spanish giants were thrashed 4-0 at home by bitter rivals Barcelona on Saturday.The former Liverpool and Chelsea manager has only been in charge for 16 games, but back-to-back defeats now leave Madrid six points behind Barcelona in the title race."Logically we are hurting. It hurts to lose and particularly to lose in that manner," ...

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Kisner seizes PGA lead as McDowell makes charge SEA ISLAND: American Kevin Kisner birdied the last three holes to fire a six-under par 64 and seize a three-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA's RSM Classic.Kisner, who has four runner-up finishes this year but has still never won a PGA title, stood on 16-under 196 after 54 holes with countryman Kevin Chappell second on 199.Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, coming off a victory last week in Mexico, shook off an epic ...

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Davis Cup final still on despite security concerns PARIS: The Davis Cup final between Belgium and Great Britain will still go ahead next weekend despite the International Tennis Federation (ITF) admitting to concerns over the security lockdown in Brussels.The November 27-29 final is to be staged at the 13,000-capacity Flanders Expo arena in Ghent which lies just 60km to the west of the Belgian capital.On Saturday, Brussels closed its metro system and shuttered shops and public buildings as a terror alert was raised ...

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India's Bopanna in doubles World Tour Final LONDON: India's Rohan Bopanna and his doubles partner Florin Mergea will face the season's number one pairing in Sunday's World Tour Final.The eighth-seeded Bopanna and Mergea needed just 59 minutes to beat 2014 finalists and third seeds Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Brazil's Marcelo Melo 6-4, 6-2 in Saturday's semi-finals at London's O2 Arena.They will now play for the title against Jean-Julien Roger of the Netherlands and Romania's Horia Tecau, who beat US twins Bob ...