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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Williams out

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Top-ranked Serena Williams has been upset by unseeded French player Alize Cornet in the the semi-finals of the WTA event in Dubai. Cornet, ranked 26th in the world, won 6-4 6-4 to prevent the first WTA final since 2009 to feature both Williams sisters.

Charged

GENEVA, Switzerland - UEFA yesterday announced that it had charged Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini for his verbal attack on the referee after his side's 2-0 Champions League loss to Barcelona. European football's governing body said Pellegrini had been charged with "violation of the general principles of conduct" set down in UEFA regulations, and his case would be heard on February 28.

First game

DUNEDIN, NZ - England and former Wigan star Sam Tomkins' first full outing for the Warriors against the Brisbane Broncos in Dunedin has coach Matthew Elliott excited. Tomkins, 24, will play at fullback in the Warriors' final trial today before their NRL season-opener against the Parramatta Eels on March 9.

Hockey final

SOCHI, Russia - Jamie Benn scored early in the second period and Carey Price stopped 31 shots as defending champ Canada defeated the United States 1-0 to reach the hockey gold medal match tomorrow. Canada will face Sweden in the final after the Swedes beat Finland 2-1 in the other semi-final.

First gold

SOCHI, Russi - Ukrainian athletes won an emotional first gold of the Sochi Games for their violence-wracked nation yesterday as defending champions Canada saw off the United States in a tight ice hockey semi-final. Ukraine's victorious women's biathlon team dedicated their triumph to a nation grieving over violence that has claimed dozens of lives.

Winning start

LONDON - St Helens scored five second-half tries as they came from behind to see off Hull 34-22 and maintain their winning start to the Super League season. The hosts trailed 10-6 at the break at Langtree Park, but tries from former Sydney Roosters hitman Sia Soliola, Jonny Lomax and James Roby - his second of the night - put Australian coach Nathan Brown's side in command yesterday.

James injured

MIAMI, Florida - Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James is doubtful for the reigning champion Miami Heat's home game against Chicago tomorrow due to a broken nose. James suffered the injury midway into the fourth quarter of a 103-81 victory on Friday in a showdown of two of the NBA's major stars, James and NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant of the Thunder.

Ireland stopped

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Ireland's flirtation with cricketing history came to a disappointing end in Kingston's Sabina Park yesterday when they lost their second Twenty20 international against the West Indies.

Victory, following a famous six-wicket win on the same ground earlier in the week, would have given the Irish a first series win over a Test-playing nation.





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