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NFL: No dancing, just dejection for Newton

Cam Newton arrived in Sunday's Super Bowl after a record-breaking season which left long-time observers of the National Football League declaring that he had redefined the role of quarterback.

Djokovic makes no Tsonga and dance about injury

If there were fears Novak Djokovic's double-fisted backhands may malfunction after a heavy fall on his shoulder three days ago, they were allayed on Monday by a show-stopping crosscourt service return on match point. That effort left Jo-Wilfried Tsonga praying for a Hawkeye miracle - after the linesman and umpire failed to agree on whether the ball had kissed the line - while the wide-eyed Serb nodded his head and lapped up the cheers with outstretched arms. Running to the net to shake hands with his French victim,…

Williamson ton puts NZ in control of deciding test

Kane Williamson registered his seventh test century to put New Zealand in control of the third and deciding test against West Indies at the end of a rain-affected fourth day in Barbados on Sunday. Williamson made an unbeaten 161, his highest test score, after more than three hours of play had been lost. "Every time you get the chance to play a knock that puts the team in a good position is always one you remember," he said after New Zealand finished on 331 for seven, a lead of 307 runs. "It's always nice to get a big…

Williamson gives NZ 99-run lead in decider v W.Indies

Kane Williamson stroked his 14th test half-century as New Zealand battled their way to a 99-run lead on the third day of the deciding test against West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday. Williamson went to the crease with his side in trouble at one for one in their second innings, having lost opener Tom Latham for a duck. The right hander held the innings together, despite losing Hamish Rutherford (19) and Ross Taylor (six), with 58 not out as New Zealand reached 123 for three when bad light stopped play for the…

Nadal fights off bogeyman Rosol, Serena on a roll

LONDON: World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him. Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the hard-hitting Czech in a late night Centre Court horror show, the Spaniard found himself a point away from falling two sets behind before fighting back to win 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4. "Today is another history, another story," Nadal, who could now use his escape as a springboard…

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Suarez

MANAUS: FIFA said on Tuesday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, who bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during a game earlier in the day. "FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay," the world soccer body said in a statement. FIFA said Suarez and the Uruguayan soccer association had until 5 p.m. Brasilia time on Wednesday to "provide their position and any documentary evidence they deem relevant". (Reuters)

FIFA World Cup: Algeria beats South Korea to keep hopes alive

PORTO ALEGRE:¬†Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation. Algeria's first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who beat Russia 1-0 earlier in the day to top the standings on six. South Korea and Russia, who drew 1-1 in their tournament opener, both have one point. The only Arab…