Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
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Peng Shuai reached a Grand Slam singles quarter-final for the first time when she beat 14th seed Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 to set up an unlikely showdown with Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic at the US Open.

United in Falcao swoop
Manchester United swooped from nowhere to make Radamel Falcao the surprise big signing on the last day of Europe's record-breaking summer transfer window.

Lee says sorry to Malaysia as final failure clouds national day
Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei apologized to the nation after its independence day celebrations were soured by his defeat in the world championship final in Copenhagen.

Injured Clarke heads home after letdown
Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke will return home after aggravating a hamstring injury during his side's embarrassing one-day international loss to Zimbabwe in Harare.

Stewart exits early on return to racing
Tony Stewart received a rapturous welcome and made a fast start before making a premature exit on his return to competitive racing, three weeks after he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track in New York.

Wenger admits to striking problem
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted Yaya Sanogo's struggles in front of goal are becoming a problem, but refused to say whether he will delve into the transfer market for a new striker.

Serena is last home hope in singles as US stars bow out
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray stayed on course for a mouth-watering US Open quarter-final showdown as five-time women's champion Serena Williams stood alone as America's last singles title hope.

Elshorbagy in final flourish as David extends Hong Kong reign
Mohamed Elshorbagy of Egypt and women's No1 Nicol David pulled off thrilling victories in the finals of the Cathay Pacific/Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open.

Gay draftee vows to fight on after Rams axing
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, was cut from the St Louis Rams but said he is confident he will have another shot at making a professional gridiron football roster this season.

Gold for China pair
China's Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei claimed the first gold medal of the badminton world championships in Copenhagen by defeating compatriots Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli in the women's doubles final.

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