Australia captain Michael Clarke says he has no idea how the sandy conditions will affect the wear and tear on the ball in the Dubai Test.
Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo has defeated fifth seed John Isner in the opening round of the Valencia Open.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Monica Puig did not come close to qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore but she still came away as one of the big winners at the season...
LONDON (Reuters) - Ulster pair Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall will miss Ireland's November internationals after both sustaining injuries that will rule them out...
LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool must drop Mario Balotelli because they cannot afford any "passengers" when they host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday...
LONDON (Reuters) - England centre Manu Tuilagi will miss the November internationals after suffering a groin injury during Leicester Tigers' first match in the...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis on Tuesday after India, the world's richest board, suspended all future tours with them...
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp,...

Nicky Smith gets Wales rugby call-up

Wales have named a 34-man sqad for the upcoming Tests against Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa.
Terry Walsh has quit as India hockey coach, the Australian bemoaning the country's sporting bureaucracy.
LONDON (Reuters) - After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's belief that his side...

Pistorius cannot run in Paralympics

Even if he is released early from his five-year jail term Oscar Pistorius will not be allowed to run in the Paralympics during that time.
LONDON (Reuters) - Ospreys' 20-year-old prop Nicky Smith was the only uncapped player named in Warren Gatland's squad for Wales's November internationals but...
There is rare optimism at Brisbane after the popular decision to return to the traditional Fitzroy lion guernsey design for the 2015 AFL season.
LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British bookmaker William Hill said it expected operating profit this year to come in at the top end of market forecasts after the...
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