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Murray celebrates climb with a win

DUBAI: Andy Murray followed his climb above Rafael Nadal to world No. 3 with a checkered but foundation-laying straight-sets win over Gilles Muller to begin his bid to win the Dubai Open title Tuesday. The Scot’s 6-4, 7-5 win over the Luxemburger illustrated how far the former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion has come in the one year since returning ...

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Harden’s triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves

HOUSTON: James Harden had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double this season, leading the Houston Rockets to a 113-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night. Harden got off to a slow start, missing his first seven shots. He got going late in the first quarter, had 13 points at halftime and was a rebound ...

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Iranian women stand united in protest and hope at Asian Cup

The noise and colour of Iranian fans at this Asian Cup have made watching Team Melli just like back at home in Tehran – except of course for the women It was the unity of the Iranian fans, more than anything else, that shocked Talieh Akbari. Sitting in Stadium Australia in Sydney with her mother for Iran’s second group match ...

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Warriors conquer Kings 121-96

Calif.: Stephen Curry had 23 points and nine assists as the Golden State Warriors rode a 23-0 spurt in the first half to beat the Sacramento Kings 121-96 Tuesday. The Warriors shut down Sacramento for more than seven minutes at the end of the first quarter and start of the second quarter to take an 18-point lead. They went ahead ...

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