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WTA Qatar Open results DOHA: Results from the fifth day of the WTA Qatar Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):Semi-finalsLucie Safarova (CZE) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x9) 6-3, 6-2Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Clarke misses cut as Coetsee grabs Jo'burg Open lead JOHANNESBURG: Just a week after the euphoria of being named Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke missed the cut at the European Tour's Jo'burg Open following a sloppy round of 72 on Friday. The Northern Irishman played on the supposedly easier West Course at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Club, but three bogeys on his back nine meant the former British Open champion missed out on the weekend action by four strokes. Overnight leader ...
Europa League last-16 draw PARIS: The draw for the last-16 of the Europa League was made on Friday at Nyon, Switzerland (teams listed first play first leg at home): Everton (ENG) v Dynamo Kiev (UKR)Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR) v Ajax (NED)Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS) v Torino (ITA)VfL Wolfsburg (GER) v Inter Milan (ITA)Villarreal (ESP) v Sevilla (ESP)Napoli (ITA) v Dinamo Moscow (RUS) Club Brugge (BEL) v Besiktas (TUR)Fiorentina (ITA) v Roma (ITA)First leg matches will be played March 12 with ...
Alonso insists he'll be back 'very soon' BARCELONA: Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has said he expects to be back racing "very soon" despite spending three nights in hospital after suffering concussion in a crash last weekend.Alonso crashed into a wall after completing just 20 laps on the final day of the second pre-season test on Sunday and was airlifted to hospital under sedation.He was released from hospital on Wednesday, but was sent home to the northern Spanish city of ...
Western Force 13 Hurricanes 42 PERTH: Result of a Super 15 match between the Western Force and Hurricanes in Perth on Friday:Western Force (AUS) 13 Hurricanes (NZL) 42H-t: 6-15 Scorers Force - Tries: Mitch Scott. Conversion: Luke Burton. Penalties: Zack Holmes, Burton.Reds - Tries: Cory Jane, Mark Abbott, Victor Vito, Julian Savea, James Marshall. Conversions: Beauden Barrett (2), James Marshall (2). Penalties: Barrett (3).Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (RSA) Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Van Gaal desperate for Champions League spot MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes it would be a major disappointment if his side are unable to escape "the rat race" and secure a return to the Champions League.The Red Devils currently occupy fourth place, a point of ahead of fifth-placed Southampton, ahead of their Premier League fixture against Sunderland.However, just four points separate Arsenal in third with 48 points and Tottenham in seventh place with 44 points after 26 matches of ...
England make two changes for Ireland clash LONDON: England have made two changes to their starting XV for the Six Nations clash against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.Alex Goode takes over at full-back after Mike Brown was ruled out of the potentially title-clinching game due to a bout of concussion he sustained during the 47-17 rout of Italy a fortnight ago.Jack Nowell meanwhile replaces Jonny May on the left wing for his first cap since making his five previous Test appearances during ...


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