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Athletics-Desisa bids for repeat in fast Boston field

Boston—When Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa returns to the starting line of the Boston Marathon on Monday after winning the fabled footrace last year one of his fiercest challengers may be Kenyan Dennis Kimetto. Both men arrive in Boston with short but enviable records, with this marking only the fourth marathon for each and the first time they will meet in a race.

Federer flies into Monte Carlo final

Monte Carlo—Roger Federer is into the Monte Carlo Masters final for the fourth time in his career after the Swiss overcame reigning champion Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2. Federer, a runner-up to Rafael Nadal in 2006, 2007 and 2008, will take on fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday’s final after the current Australian Open champion defeated David Ferrer in straight sets.

Moores gets second stint as England coach

London—Peter Moores has been given a second chance as England head coach, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced his appointment on Saturday. Moores, the first man to twice be appointed England coach, replaced Andy Flower after the former Zimbabwe batsman stood down following the team’s 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.

Hanif Mohammad in hospital again for suspected mild stroke

Bipin Dani Observer Correspondent

Mumbai—Hanif Mohammed, the former Pakistani captain and the first Test triple centurion from Asia has been again admitted to the hospital in Karachi. This was revealed by his younger son Shahzeb, who has been based in London where he is a resear- cher.

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