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Unseeded Bencic upsets Kvitova to lift Dubai title

(Reuters) - Switzerland's Belinda Bencic ended a four-year title drought with a 6-3 1-6 6-2 victory over Petra Kvitova in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday.

Teenager Ntamack shows flair to inspire France

PARIS (Reuters) - Romain Ntamack usually plays at centre, but the Toulouse teenager put on the most impressive display of his career at flyhalf as he inspired France to a 27-10 victory over Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Ntamack shines as France restore pride with Scotland win

PARIS (Reuters) - France, led by a scintillating Romain Ntamack, finally found something to cheer about when they hammered an injury-depleted Scotland 27-10 to claim their first victory in this year's Six Nations on Saturday.

Sri Lanka defy the odds to claim historic test series win

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's historic 2-0 test series victory over South Africa had seemed somewhat fanciful when they arrived in some disarray and on a long losing streak, but leave as the first Asian side to win a series in the country.

Fernando, Mendis guide Sri Lanka to historic series win in South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) - Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis struck unbeaten half-centuries as Sri Lanka claimed a historic eight-wicket win in the second and final test at St George's Park to become the first Asian side to win a test series in South Africa.

Rugby - Crusaders give Hurricanes another rude welcome in Christchurch

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Canterbury Crusaders condemned the Wellington Hurricanes to another forgettable trip to Christchurch on Saturday with a 38-22 hiding to claim their second win of the Super Rugby season.

CAS sets March 26 deadline for verdict in Semenya case

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has set a deadline of March 26 for a verdict in the appeal hearing of Caster Semenya against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that concluded on Friday.

South Africa scraps 30-cap eligibility rule

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South Africa's rugby union will scrap a rule that requires overseas-based players to have at least 30 test caps to be eligible for Springboks selection as part of a "radical" overhaul of its contracting system.

Indonesia to host MotoGP round at Lombok in 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Grand prix motorcycle racing will return to Indonesia for the first time in over 20 years when the island of Lombok plays host to a round of MotoGP in 2021, organisers said on Saturday.

India, Australia look to put final touches to World Cup plans

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Cementing spots in their World Cup squad will top the agenda for Indians and Australians alike when their limited-over series starts with the first Twenty20 in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

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