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Tennis: Murray edges out Ferrer to reach Valencia final

by AFP
British player Andy Murray returns the ball to Spanish player David Ferrer during their semi-final tennis match at the ATP Valencia tennis Open at the City of Arts and Science complex in Valencia. Photo - AFP
Murray can move as high as fifth in the standings with his third title in little over a month when he faces Jeremy Chardy or Tommy Robredo in the final on Sunday.

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Football: Real Madrid fight back to take ‘El Clasico’ spoils
Barca are top with 22 points and Real, who had an early-season wobble but have been in scintillating form in recent weeks, second on 21. Sevilla, who host Villarreal on Sunday, are third with 19.

Tennis: Federer defies Karlovic to make 11th Swiss final
The five-time hometown champion is now into his 11th career final at the St Jakobshalle, the event where he got his start in the sport two decades ago as a ballboy.

Football: Classy Paris Saint Germain make Bordeaux pay penalty
Resurgent Marseille have 25 points ahead of their game on Sunday at Lyon, where they can clinch a club record 10th straight league win. PSG are second with 21 having played a game more.

Cricket: Six-wicket Shakib skittles Zimbabwe out in first Test
Shakib, who made his Test comeback after serving a three-month ban for poor discipline, led a three-pronged spin attack that strangled Zimbabwe on the slow wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium


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English Premier League: Impressive West Ham see off champions Man City
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Paul Gascoigne has been placed on an emergency three-day detox programme after a drinking binge which led to the troubled former England star being rushed to hospital, reports said on Saturday
Tennis: Wozniacki targets New York Marathon after tennis loss
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Football: Wanderers edge Al Hilal in AFC Champions League final first leg
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Football: Bayern face testing times, says Coach Guardiola
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Williams and Halep advance to Women’s Tennis Association Finals
The world number one will face Simona Halep in Sunday’s final after the pint-sized Romanian crushed Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 in the second semifinal.
Cricket: Pakistan in command despite Warner’s ton in Dubai Test
David Warner smashed 133 for his ninth Test century and his third in as many innings to match the indomitable Donald Bradman
Cricket: South Africa crush New Zealand to clinch ODI series
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Football: Seeb Club stun Al Nahda in Omantel Professional League
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Abdullah Al Barwani and Zakariya Al Suleimani played aggressive tennis to demolish their respective opponents in the boys under-14 competition
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