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Shan Masood of Pakistan bats during the first one-day international cricket match between Pakistan and Australia at Sharjah International Crikcet Stadium on Friday. Karim Sahib / AFP
Untiring efforts of the Jebel Ali Racecourse management finally paid off as the venue put all concerns regarding its racing surface behind and successfully hosted the biggest race of their season, the 1600m Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile on Friday.
China’s Wu Ashun maintained the momentum that he got after egaling in his opening round to finish the day with a one-shot lead at the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday.
Home favourite Nick Kyrgios went five sets to ensure an Australian Open showdown with Rafael Nadal on Saturday as a series of shocks caused carnage in the women’s draw.
Quique Setien’s honeymoon period lasted less than a fortnight as he tasted his first Barcelona defeat on Saturday in his second La Liga game in charge after a 2-0 loss to Valencia.