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  1. Sport - Tennis - Davis Cup

    Czechs bounce Japan to reach Davis Cup semi-finals

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 01:33am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... the deciding rubber for the Czechs in the last two finals – against Spain and Serbia respectively. “The Davis Cup has an incredible history,” added the 35-year-old, a toddler when Ivan Lendl propelled ... Ito’s racquet and landed flush on the baseline, sending them into their fifth semi-final in six years and rendering Sunday’s reverse singles dead rubbers. ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - Davis Cup

    Italy dash Great Britain’s dreams of Davis Cup last four berth

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:16am by Agence France-Presse in Naples

    ... on clay within the last nine months. After the rubber Murray said: “He played very well today, that’s for sure. He’s a very good player especially on this surface. “I knew it would be a tough one, ... in the final game Fognini pounced to earn three match points at 0-40. Murray saved two, but netted a forehand to hand Fognini his 12th win in 13 Davis Cup clay-court rubbers. It left Ward needing ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - Davis Cup

    Hat-trick chasing Czechs whitewash Japan 5-0 in Davis Cup

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 11:14pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... on Saturday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in Tokyo. Lukas Rosol and Jiri Vesely showed no mercy in winning Sunday’s dead singles rubbers, however, with the holders facing a trip to either France ... a lot and I look forward to next year.” Radek Stepanek, who won the deciding rubber for the Czechs in the last two finals, beat Tatsuma Ito in four sets, while Rosol beat Daniel in five on day ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - ICE HOCKEY

    And let the battle for the Stanley Cup commence

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:04pm by Reuters

    ... York Rangers and arch-rivals the Philadelphia Flyers. The Anaheim Ducks took the top seed in the Western Conference and open against the Dallas Stars, who are in the postseason for the first ...

  5. Sport - Tennis

    Czech Republic take charge against Japan in Davis Cup quarter-final

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... through injury. Despite a scare Stepanek beat Tatsuma Ito 6-7, 7-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the opening rubber but Rosol toiled to overcome Nishikori’s replacement Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - Davis Cup

    Switzerland, Italy and France join Czech Republic in Davis Cup semi-finals

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:38am by Reuters

    ... against holders Czech Republic who breezed past Japan in Tokyo 5-0. When you need a player to win a decisive fifth rubber in a gripping Davis Cup tie, having one with 17 grand slam titles to his ...

  7. Sport - Tennis

    Czech Republic hold all the aces in Davis Cup tie

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... golf's Ryder Cup, to make the competition "more attractive" in an increasingly packed tennis calendar. Radek Stepanek, who has won the deciding rubber for the Czechs in the past two ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Yung overcomes Sha Tin duck with a double

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 10:17pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Yung overcomes Sha Tin duck with a double Tai Po Fortune and Precision King left Sha Tin as first-time winners on Saturday and their freshman trainer Benno Yung Tin-pang also recorded a maiden success. Yung had prepared four winners to date at Happy Valley, but it took until the 16th Sha Tin meeting of the season for him to break through ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Axing Kevin Pietersen was a brave call to make: Alastair Cook

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... and that of Cook, who does not play in the format- the side bowed out of this year's edition with an embarrassing dead-rubber defeat by the non-test Netherlands in Bangladesh on Monday.   "It ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Blitzbokke in front by a nose in two-horse Sevens race

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:24pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... and then captain. Now he is back as coach of the Blitzbokke, hoping to break the duck and confident the Cup is within reach. South Africa head into the seventh leg of the IRB Sevens World Series ...




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