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Noren breezes to second Scandinavian Masters win MALMÖ: Sweden's Alex Noren played a solid final round on Sunday to easily protect his overnight lead and win the Scandinavian Masters by four shots over last week's Irish Open winner Soren Kjeldsen.The 32-year-old, from nearby Stockholm, wins his fourth EPGA event and second at the Malmo-hosted event after winning by seven strokes in 2011. A final round of one-under par 71 was enough to see the former Oklahoma University student home on a day when birdies were at a premium. Noren's 72-hole total of 276 was 12-under par and left Kjeldsen alone in second on a difficult day of golf that was hindered by poor weather conditions at the PGA Sweden National. "I'm so pleased. Now I can relax a bit because it was probably the toughest weekend in terms of wind I've ever felt," said Noren following his victory. "When you're in the lead you can think a ...

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Serena wins 20th Grand Slam in Paris PARIS: Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title and third French Open crown at Roland Garros on Saturday, clawing her way back from a break down in the last set to defeat Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-2.In what was a disjointed affair, the 33-year-old American was coasting to a straight-sets win, a set and 4-1 up against the Czech 13th seed, playing in her first Grand Slam final at the age of 28.But ...

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Neymar wants to cap 'dream' final with a kiss   BERLIN: Brazil star Neymar says Barcelona's Champions League final against Juventus will be a dream come true on Saturday as he plans to celebrate writing history by kissing the trophy.The 23-year-old will finish his second season at Barca in his first Champions League final with the Spaniards bidding to emulate their 2009 feat of winning the treble of European, league and cup titles.Victory would see Barca become the first club to win the European treble ...

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Chiefs devote win over Reds to fallen Collins BRISBANE: The Waikato Chiefs devoted their herculean defence to the memory of Jerry Collins as they shut out the Queensland Reds to clinch a Super Rugby play-off berth in Brisbane on Saturday.The two-time winners outclassed the Reds 24-3, scoring three tries to nil and ensuring they will be playing in the top-six finals with one regular round to play.It was an emotional victory for the Chiefs with skipper Liam Messam dedicating the win to former ...

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Djokovic downs Murray, faces Wawrinka for French Open title PARIS: Novak Djokovic beat battling Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 Saturday to reach his third French Open final and stand on the cusp of a career Grand Slam.The world number one, who knocked out nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals, goes on to face eighth-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's title match.After their thrilling semi-final was halted due to a storm at 3-3 in the fourth set on Friday, Murray levelled the ...

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Hamilton crashes but still quickest in Canada MONTREAL: Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton crashed into the tyre wall but still stayed top of the timesheets after a rain-lashed Canadian Grand Prix practice on Friday.The Mercedes driver put Monaco disappointment behind him to set the pace in a dry morning session before the heavens opened in the afternoon and rendered the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve undriveable.Hamilton was caught out in the deluge after going out on intermediate tyres, a mere passenger as he braked ...

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Argentina team for Copa America SANTIAGO: Profile of the Argentina team for the Copa AmericaPrevious appearances: 39 (first in 1916)Best performance: winners 14 times - 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993Drawn in Group B with Uruguay, Paraguay and JamaicaCoach: Gerardo MartinoCame to the job with an impressive CV having steered Paraguay to their best ever World Cup performance, reaching the quarter-finals in South Africa in 2010, then the Copa America final in ...