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Kvitova snaps Serena run to reach Madrid final

Serena Williams’s stunning 27-match winning streak stretching back to last year’s WTA finals was snapped in resounding fashion by Petra Kvitova Friday as the Czech progressed to the Madrid Open final 6-2, 6-3. Kvitova will face Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova in Saturday’s final after she also pulled off a big upset in beating defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4. Kvitova has ...

UBA defy the odds to reach first finals

Few at the start of the season would have bet on a Riyadi-UBA’s clash in the final of the Lebanese Basketball League. Despite UBA consistently improving from year to year, all odds were in favor of another finals clash between archrivals Riyadi and Sagesse. But the script has been altered this season as it nears its conclusion. Sagesse entered the ...

Morata sends Juventus into final at Madrid’s expense

Juventus will face Barcelona in the Champions League final after Alvaro Morata came back to haunt former club and holders Real Madrid with the precious away goal in a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their semifinal Wednesday to progress 3-2 on aggregate. With Juventus leading 2-1 from the first leg, Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half penalty had put the hosts ...

Paul lifts Clippers past Spurs in Game 7

Chris Paul banked in a shot with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a thrilling 111-109 victory over San Antonio in Game 7 Saturday that eliminated the defending NBA champion Spurs from the playoffs. After Spurs veteran Tim Duncan made two free throws to tie it with 8.8 seconds left, Paul drove the right side. He ...

Efficient Chelsea’s title built on granite foundations

While some of his rivals were spending millions on marquee defenders last summer Jose Mourinho was happy to sell David Luiz secure in the knowledge that he had a back-four that would be the bedrock of Chelsea’s title push. With the Premier League trophy now back at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho’s judgement has again proved spot on as John Terry, Gary ...

The Phoenix Rise to Victory in Lebanon

From between the 13th – 18th of April the Lebanese Rugby Union federation hosted the West Asian Rugby Championships at Fouad Chehab Stadium, Jounieh. During the tournament the Lebanese National Rugby team convincingly defeated the national teams of the Kingdom of Jordan and the Islamic Republic of Iran.   Lebanon’s National Rugby Team known as the Phoenix, the national bird ...

Chelsea’s title bid on hold, Everton overpower United

Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards thePremier League title was checked by a goalless draw away toArsenal Sunday. Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho’s men would have traveled to Leicester Wednesday knowing that victory over the resurgent Foxes would have ...

Champville stun Riyadi to level series

Champville silenced the critics as they defeated reigning champions Riyadi Beirut 96-88 to level the best-of-seven semifinal series 1-1 Sunday at Dik al-Mehde. Champville were on the receivingend of local critics after slumping to a 44-point opening loss last Friday, but they had the perfect reaction by wrapping up an impressive victory over the defending champions. The hosts began the ...

Serena to fight through knee pain at Miami

World No. 1 Serena Williams is prepared to fight through pain to get onto the court Friday and begin defending her title at the ATP and WTA Miami Open. The 19-time Grand Slam singles champion, forced out before her Indian Wells semifinal last week against eventual champion Simona Halep, said Wednesday that she expects to “manage pain” when she opens ...

Champville edge Mouttahed as Riyadi cruise

Champville survived a late scare to beat Mouttahed 91-88 in Game 1 of their quarterfinal series at Dik El Mehdi Saturday. Champville dominated the ealry goings and were ahead 46-29 at halftime. But Mouttahed have one of the deadliest offensive duo in the league in Dewarick Spencer and Perry Petty, with the latter hitting some big-time shots to claw the ...

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