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Basketball 13 Sep 2015 | 8:32 AM

France and Spain sail through as Latvia stun Slovenia

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Holders France and former double winners Spain cruised into the European basketball championship quarter-finals with emphatic victories while Latvia also emerged as big winners on Saturday.

Tennis 13 Sep 2015 | 8:57 AM

Mamma Mia! Pennetta wins U.S. Open, then retires

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Flavia Pennetta won her first grand slam singles title over Roberta Vinci in an improbable all-Italian U.S. Open final on Saturday then added one more shock to a stunning fortnight by announcing her retirement.

Motorsport 13 Sep 2015 | 1:02 PM

Lorenzo grabs pole, Rossi third at Misano

SAN MARINO (Italy): Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo took pole position in record time at the San Marino MotoGP on Saturday with championship-leading team mate Valentino Rossi also on the front row in third place for his home race.

World 13 Sep 2015 | 3:10 PM

Italy's 5-Star Movement grows up with youthful new leader

ROME (Reuters) - Forget the outbursts of Beppe Grillo. To gauge the prospects of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement listen out for the more measured tones of 29-year-old Luigi Di Maio, fast emerging as the next leader of Italy's second largest party.

Views 14 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Some food for thought

THE start of a new school year brings about a new wave of expatriates arriving and settling in Kuala Lumpur as their base of residence for a number of years.

Other Sport 14 Sep 2015 | 1:42 AM

Marquez wins, Rossi extends lead, Lorenzo falls

(Reuters) - Valentino Rossi extended his MotoGP lead over luckless Yamaha team mate Jorge Lorenzo to 23 points at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday despite a strategy blunder that handed victory to Spaniard Marc Marquez.

Cycling 14 Sep 2015 | 4:22 AM

List of Tour of Spain winners since 1980

MADRID (Reuters) - Winners of the Tour of Spain cycle race since 1980:

World 14 Sep 2015 | 5:30 AM

Schengen: Europe's open borders in question

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany's reimposition of border controls with Austria on Sunday has brought home the risks the summer refugee crisis poses to Europe's system of open frontiers, commonly known as "Schengen".

World 14 Sep 2015 | 8:30 AM

EU backs German border controls, urges backing of migrant plan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said Germany appeared legally justified in reimposing border controls with Austria on Sunday, saying the move showed the need for EU states to back the executive's proposed plans for refugees.

Basketball 14 Sep 2015 | 8:32 AM

Czechs stun Croatia as other favourites go through

LILLE, France (Reuters) - The Czech Republic pulled off the biggest upset of the European basketball championship after mauling Croatia 80-59 to reach the quarter-finals of the 24-nation tournament on Sunday.