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Fraser-Pryce kicks off Diamond League with Doha win

DOHA: Jamaican sprint sensation Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce kicked off the 2014 Diamond League season with a comfortable victory in the women’s 100m in Doha on Friday.



FIFA seeks to improve World Cup organization

ZURICH: Russia cannot avoid problems with its 2018 World Cup and FIFA will call a special meeting in September to improve organization of future tournaments, the world body's secretary general said Fr



Premier League chief pours scorn on FA ‘B-team’ plans

LONDON: Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore on Friday questioned plans announced by Football Association chairman Greg Dyke to launch a new league for top-flight ‘B teams’.



Nadal, Sharapova into semis as Serena withdraws in Madrid

MADRID: World No.1 Rafael Nadal stormed into the semi-finals of the Madrid Masters on Friday with his 17th consecutive win over Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 6-2.



ICC defends anti-corruption unit despite review

ABERDEEN, United Kingdom: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has defended the work of its anti-corruption and security unit, despite announcing a review into how the sport cracks down on fixing.<



Kaymer shoots 63 to seize Players lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH: Germany’s Martin Kaymer birdied his last four holes to complete a record-tying nine-under par 63 Thursday for a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the US PGA Players Champio



Vettel sputters out of practice; Hamilton fastest

MONTMELO, Spain: Sebastian Vettel’s day ended with the four-time defending Formula One champion hitching a ride on a scooter after his Red Bull puttered out.



Mixers off to flying start against Texters in Finals

San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone tried so hard to downplay the Mixers’ dominating form in Game 1 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup title series against Talk ‘N Text on Friday night at the Araneta Coliseum.



Bruins edge Canadiens in OT to square series

MONTREAL: Boston’s Matt Fraser had a playoff debut to remember, scoring early in overtime to give the Bruins a 1-0 victory at Montreal on Thursday, leveling their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal seri



Spurs pound Blazers

SAN ANTONIO: Kawhi Leonard tallied 20 points as San Antonio dominated almost every facet of the game en route to a 114-97 win over Portland in game two of their NBA playoff series.

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