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Debutant Sandro hands Barca win at Villarreal

Debutant Sandro hands Barca win at Villarreal

Madrid—Barcelona made it two wins in as many games under new coach Luis Enrique as 19-year-old Sandro Ramirez’s debut goal eight minutes from time was enough to hand them a 1-0 win at Villarreal. Sandro had replaced the ineffective Pedro Rodriguez for the final 20 minutes as Barca looked set for a frustrating evening as Villarreal keeper Sergio Asenjo kept them at bay. However, after Asenjo had again done well to keep out Lionel Messi’s low drive, Sandro was left with the simplest of finishes from close range.
Cycling: Anacona takes 9th stage, Quintana leads Vuelta

Cycling: Anacona takes 9th stage, Quintana leads Vuelta

Aramon Valdelinares (Spain)—Colombian Winner Anacona was victorious in the ninth stage of the Vuelta a Espana as his compatriot Nairo Quintana moved ahead in the general classification.
Dutch trio out of  upcoming internationals

Dutch trio out of upcoming internationals

Amsterdam—Arjen Robben, Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Rafael van der Vaart have withdrawn from the Netherlands squad for international matches against Italy and the Czech Republic, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Monday. Robben has an ankle injury, Huntelaar is sick and Van der Vaart a muscle strain. All three players are Bundesliga-based. Attacking midfielder Luciano Narsingh of PSV Eindhoven, who has scored twice in seven international appearances, has been called up as cover as the squad numbers for the two away matches have been cut from 25 to 23.

Caroline Wozniacki knocks Maria Sharapova out, Errani beats Lucic-Baroni

New York—Five times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova joined the exodus of US Open top seeds, succumbing in three sets to former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. The 10th-seeded Dane booked a quarter-final berth with a 6-4 2-6 6-2 triumph on a steamy Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

Younis Khan urges his fans to pray for his nephew’s departed soul

Bipin Dani Observer Correspondent

Mumbai—Younis Khan, the top-order Pakistani batsman has urged his fans to pray for his nephew’s soul rest in peace. The 37-year-old senior batsman had to fly home immediately from Sri Lanka after the death of his nephew in India.

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