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Djokovic and Federer advance, Nadal cruises

INDIAN WELLS, California, (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each needed three sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Wednesday while Rafa Nadal advanced with a comfortable victory over Alexandr Dolgopolov.

Dwight Howard decides to stick with Magic

Dwight Howard

(Reuters) – Dwight Howard, the face of the Orlando Magic franchise, will stay with the team for at least another season rather than test the free agent market later this year, the six-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star said yesterday.

De Villiers gives South Africa edge over NZ

(Reuters) – AB de Villiers guided his side to a 68-run first innings lead after Mark Gillespie had ripped the heart out of South Africa’s batting line-up with a five-wicket haul on the second day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton last night.

Bulls overcome Rose absence to beat Heat

(Reuters) – The Chicago Bulls overcame the absence of league MVP Derrick Rose to earn a 106-102 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday with third-string point guard John Lucas III scoring 24 points to emerge as an unlikely game winner.

Sammy looking to “happy hunting ground” Arnos Vale

HAPPY TIMES: West Indies captain Darren Sammy (right) shares a laugh with coach Ottis Gibson at yesterday’s media conference. (Photo by Windiescricket.com)

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent,  CMC – West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes Arnos Vale can prove a “happy hunting ground” for his side, as they prepare to square off with Australia there in the first three One-Day Internationals of the five-match series starting tomorrow.

Caribbean side braces for Baggy Green invasion

West Indies vs Australia one-day series preview…

Brett Lee

From 1977/78 to 2009/10, the West Indies and Australia have been engaged in 20 one-day series in the respective teams’ backyards, that have either been bilateral, triangular or in some cases quadrangular.