• Nadal rallies to reach semis

    MADRID — Rafa Nadal recovered from accidentally striking himself in the face with his racket to see off Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 4-6, 7-6, 6-0 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals Friday.

    World No. 4 Ferrer, ranked one place above Nadal …

  • Al-Attiyah, Bernacchini shoot into Jordan lead

    DEAD SEA, Jordan — Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Italian co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini held a 1min 11.2sec lead in the 2013 Jordan Rally after eight drama-filled special stages in the Dead Sea area Friday.

    The Ford Fiesta RRC driver edged …

  • Chess champ Anand draws against Carlsen

    SANDNES, Norway — Chess world champion Viswanathan Anand of India halved a point with the Norwegian world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen to draw in Thursday’s second round of the Norway Chess Tournament. Playing white, the 22-year-old Carlsen showed aggressive intent, …

  • Bangalore edges Delhi

    DELHI — An inspired batting performance from the Delhi Daredevils was not enough to grab a morale-boosting, yet academic win, as they were edged by the Royal Challengers Bangalore by four runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League match here …

  • British Olympian dies in America’s Cup training after yacht flips




    SAN FRANCISCO — British yacht-racing champion and two-time Olympic medalist Andrew “Bart” Simpson was killed Thursday when his vessel capsized in San Francisco Bay during training for the America’s Cup, his team said.

    Simpson, 36, who won …

  • Kings stay alive on Macklin’s heroics

    Jay R. Gotera
    Saudi Gazette

    MANILA — Withstanding numerous hard fouls, Vernon Macklin played through pain and fatigue to keep the Kings alive.

    The gritty import scored a career-high 37 points, including the go-ahead basket with 54.4 second left, to …

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