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TENNIS: Easy for Dominika

TENNIS: Easy for Dominika

SLOVAK Dominika Cibulkova fired a warning in the BMW Malaysian Open by cruising into the second round for her first win as the new World No 10 at the Royal Selangor Golf Club yesterday.

GOLF: Greens excite Oosthuizen

GOLF: Greens excite Oosthuizen

SOUTH African Louis Oosthuizen predicted a 20-under-par winning score at the Maybank Malaysian Open after playing in the Pro-Am, as the greens at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) are “unbelievable”.

Interest ends

Interest ends

IT was the end of the road for Malaysia at the World Junior Championships in Alor Star, following the exits of the remaining shuttlers in the quarter-finals yesterday.

Wenger hails Giroud

Wenger hails Giroud

ARSENE Wenger believes Olivier Giroud’s decisive contribution to Arsenal’s vital 3-1 win over West Ham is a sign the France striker is back to his best in time to fire his side into the Champions League.

United close in on Shaw deal

United close in on Shaw deal

Manchester United are moving closer to making £30 million (RM165 million) England star Luke Shaw their first signing of the summer.

Barca still the best in the world

Barca still the best in the world

BARCELONA are out of the Champions League and far from a shoo-in for the Primera Liga title but at least even the average players in the Nou Camp squad are unlikely to worry about money ever again.

FORMULA ONE: Advantage Mercedes as rivals backpedal

FORMULA ONE: Advantage Mercedes as rivals backpedal

DOMINANT Mercedes will look to capitalise on fresh woes at Red Bull and Ferrari and hammer home their championship advantage with a fourth straight win at Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

TENNIS: A stroll for Djokovic

TENNIS: A stroll for Djokovic

NOVAK Djokovic opened his Monte Carlo Masters title defence with a 6-1, 6-0 demolition of Spanish qualifier Albert Montanes on Tuesday to reach the third round.

BASKETBALL / NBA: Clippers  down Denver for club record

BASKETBALL / NBA: Clippers down Denver for club record

THE Los Angeles Clippers downed the Denver Nuggets 117-105 for their club-record 57th victory of the season Tuesday, while the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 to win the season series between city rivals.

54 arrested over World Cup protest

SAO PAULO: Brazilian police arrested 54 people at a demonstration late on Tuesday against the World Cup in which two banks were vandalised, officials said.