Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
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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.

Win No 11 for Marc
Runaway world championship leader Marc Marquez made it 11 wins from 12 races this season as he won the British MotoGP at Silverstone.

Joy as Filipinos make world take notice
Despite losing to Croatia on the first day of the Basketball World Cup in Spain, basketball-crazy Philippines still celebrated its team's strong showing after forcing the Balkan powerhouse into overtime.

`Complete' Costa pleases Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed Diego Costa as the complete striker after his side's 6-3 win over Everton, but is concerned opponents will try to get the Spain international sent off.

Alonso set for Bayern
Bayern Munich are close to signing Xabi Alonso from Champions League winners Real Madrid.

Cup shockers
Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered 1-0 defeats against fourth-tier Burton Albion and third-tier Leyton Orient, respectively, in the second round of the League Cup.

`Orchestrated' plan to unsettle Wanderers before Guangzhou tie
Western Sydney Wanderers weathered an alleged "orchestrated" disruption campaign before knocking out holders Guangzhou Evergrande in the Asian Champions League.

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