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RugbyU: England's Ashton charged with biting LONDON: Saracens wing Chris Ashton has been charged with two acts of biting by the English Rugby Football Union and will appear before a disciplinary panel on Tuesday, the governing body said Monday.The 29-year-old, capped 39 times by England, is alleged to have bitten Northampton prop Alex Waller during Saturday's 27-12 Premiership victory for champions Saracens.The two incidents occurred in the 24th and 25th minutes of the clash at Saracens' Allianz Park ground in north London, with Ashton's mouth appearing to make contact with Waller's hand during a clash on the floor.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Tennis: German teenager wins St Petersburg opener SAINT PETERSBURG: German teenager Alexander Zverev, ranked 27th in the world, on Monday cruised into the second round of the St Petersburg Open with a straight-set win over Russian wildcard Karen Khachanov.The 19-year-old fifth seed won his first ever meeting with Khachanov 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, as he targets his maiden ATP title.The German took the opening set in a tiebreak after 47 minutes before fighting back from 3-0 down in the second set to close ...

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Cycling: Groenewegen sprints to opening Eneco Tour stage win BRUSSELS: Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen held off a fast-finishing Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni to win the opening stage of the Eneco Tour on Monday.World champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia took third at the end of the 185km stage in the Netherlands.The Eneco Tour used to be known as the Tour of Benelux, although it no longer crosses into Luxembourg, remaining in Belgium and the Netherlands.Tuesday's second stage is a 9.5km individual time trial in Breda. The tour ...

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Motor racing-Alonso says motivation is key to contract extension MADRID: Fernando Alonso says he is only thinking as far ahead as next season and any extension of his McLaren Formula One contract beyond 2017 will depend on how he feels about the sport. "I'm 35 and I could go on for more years but it's all about motivation and willingness," the Spaniard told Cadena Ser radio. "I'm just thinking about next year. "We will see how I feel when the time comes, if I ...

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Pakistan beat Oman 3-0 in third hockey test LAHORE: Pakistan, rode on a hat trick of Amjad Ali, showed consistency and defeated Oman 3-0 in the third under 18 test here on Monday at National Hockey Stadium.After a resounding 6-1 win in the second test, before the opener ended in a 2-2 draw , the green shirt now lead the four match series with two victories advantage.In todays match Pakistan team management played not only their reserves over long periods of time but ...

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WTA elite unchanged, as teenager leaps rankings PARIS: The top 20 in the WTA rankings were unchanged Monday with German Angelique Kerber ahead of Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza of Spain in third place.New faces emerged lower down the order with French teenager Oceane Dodin breaking into the top 100 with her first WTA title in Montreal on Sunday.It was her first ever final and launched the 19-year-old 39 places up the rankings to 93.WTA top 201. Angelique Kerber (GER) 8,730 points2. ...

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All Black Kaino to miss Argentina Test WELLINGTON: Powerhouse flanker Jerome Kaino will miss the All Blacks' Rugby Championship Test against Argentina due to a shoulder injury, New Zealand Rugby said Monday.Kaino was omitted from a 31-man squad leaving for Argentina Friday for the October 1 Test in Buenos Aires.Waisake Naholo, who pulled a hamstring in the opening Championship match against Australia, and George Moala, who injured a knee during New Zealand's June series against Wales, were named in the squad.Kaino picked ...