MANCHESTER, England — Javier Hernandez sends Manchester United seven points clear at the Premier League summit by pouncing in the 90th minute to clinch a 4-3 victory over Newcastle as second-place Manchester City loses at Sunderland on Wednesday. Moved. By Rob Harris. With separates on the nine matches.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Captain Michael Clarke resumes on 20 and Australia at 150-3 in reply to Sri Lankas first innings of 156 on the second day of the second cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. First copy by 0200 GMT. By Neil Frankland.
CRI--SOUTH AFRICA-NEW ZEALAND
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — South Africa recovers from the early loss of captain Faf du Plessis to reach 179-6 and Aaron Phangiso and Rory Kleinveldt share six wickets to beat New Zealand by 33 runs in the series-deciding Twenty20 on Wednesday. Moved.
UNDATED — UEFA responds to widespread outrage against the racism sanctions imposed on Serbia for the abuse directed at England players during an under-21s match in October by deciding to appeal against its own disciplinary panel's verdict. Moved. By Rob Harris.
— GLASGOW, Scotland — BC-SOC--SCOTTISH ROUNDUP. Moved.
— MANCHESTER, England — BC-SOC--MAN UNITED-ROONEY. Moved.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Andy Murray is feeling less pressure after winning his first Grand Slam title and credits coach Ivan Lendl with having made the difference at the U. S. Open. Moved.
RAC--KING GEORGE VI CHASE
KEMPTON, England — Long Run regains his crown in the King George VI Chase after beating Captain Chris by a neck at Kempton Park on Wednesday. Moved.
SYDNEY — Favorite Wild Oats XI opens up a lead of 15 nautical miles over fellow super maxi and defending champion Ragamuffin Loyal on Thursday morning in the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Moved, will be updated.
— SEATTLE — BC-BBA--MARINERS-IBANEZ. Moved.
— BOSTON — BC-BBO--PIRATES-RED SOX TRADE. Moved. By Howard Ulman.
— ARLINGTON, Texas — BC-BBA--RANGERS-PIERZYNSKI. Moved.
— MONTREAL — BC-HKN--CANADIENS-GORGES. Moved.
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