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  • Monaco players set 70-point tie-break record

    2013-01-09 09:38

    A record of 70 points for the longest tie-break in professional tennis has been set at a Futures event in Florida when Monaco's world number 636 Benjamin Balleret beat unranked compatriot Guillaume Couillard 36-34.

  • Swimmer Lochte gets US reality TV series

    2013-01-08 11:22

    Gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer and party boy Ryan Lochte will get his own reality television series as he trains with one eye on the 2016 Summer Games and another looking for love, US network E! said on Monday.

  • Boateng was 'courageous' to walk off

    2013-01-08 09:47

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter praised AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng on Monday for displaying courage when he walked off the pitch last week in protest at racial abuse.

  • Nothing can stop Istanbul from bidding

    2013-01-08 09:38

    Istanbul's 2020 Olympic bid has no more obstacles in its way after a decision to stage the 2020 European soccer championship across the continent lifted a huge burden, bid leader Hasan Arat said on Monday.

  • Chinese swimmers achieve historic breakthroughs

    2013-01-07 17:41

    The year of 2012 was one with a rich harvest for Chinese swimmers, who stunned the world with major breakthroughs at the London Olympic Games.

  • Walking off is not the answer to racism

    2013-01-07 10:09

    Walking off the field in the face of racist abuse, as AC Milan players did last week, is not the solution to the problem according to FIFA head Sepp Blatter.

  • Ferguson hails van Persie, Giggs

    2013-01-07 08:10

    Alex Ferguson hailed the last-minute contributions of substitutes Robin van Persie and Ryan Giggs as "world-class" after they combined to keep Manchester United in the FA Cup.

  • Guangdong new coach gains good start win

    2013-01-07 11:11

    Guangdong Hongyuan' s new coach Du Feng, the former China international player, reaped his first win over Shanxi Zhongyu by 109-97 in Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) League on Sunday.

  • Juventus stunned by Sampdoria, Cavani hat-trick sinks Roma

    2013-01-07 10:31

    Argentine teenager Mauro Icardi scored twice as Serie A leaders Juventus lost 2-1 at home to lowly 10-man Sampdoria and Edinson Cavani's hat-trick helped Napoli to a 4-1 win over AS Roma on Sunday.

  • Emotional Murray battles to Brisbane victory

    2013-01-06 21:53

    An emotional Andy Murray fought back tears and dedicated his victory to "a sick friend" after defeating Grigor Dimitrov in a gripping Brisbane International final on Sunday.

  • Li gets Melbourne boost with Shenzhen title

    2013-01-06 09:10

    Top seed Li Na survived a mid-match meltdown to overcome Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-3 1-6 7-5 in the final of the inaugural Shenzhen Open on Saturday, earning the Chinese a seventh career title.

  • Chinese Li Na eyes 7th WTA title

    2013-01-05 09:45

    Chinese ace Li Na will seek to lift her seventh WTA title Saturday when she meet Czech Klara Zakopalova in the final of the inaugural Shenzhen Longgang Gemdale Open.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.