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  • TThe United States are set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's number two oil producer this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday. "This year promises to be a record-setting one for the US," the IEA wrote in its ...

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  • TNew Zealand defeated Pakistan by 15 runs in the fifth one-day international in Wellington on Friday to complete a rare series whitewash over the tourists. Set a target of 272, Pakistan were all out for 256 with one over remaining. It is only the third ...

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  • TWELLINGTON: Martin Guptill scored a century as Pakistan limited New Zealand to a modest 271 for seven in the fifth one-day international (ODI) here on Friday. Pakistan top order, however, stumbled yet again as the Green Shirts lost three quick wickets to pacer Matt Henry, with Umar Amin dismissed ...

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  • TASTANA - Fifty-two Uzbeks were killed Thursday when a Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan. The bus burst into flames at 10:30 am local time (0430 GMT) with 55 passengers and two drivers on board, Kazakhstan’s emergency services ...

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  • TCHILECITO - Carlos Sainz has his second Dakar rally title in his sights after overcoming his second tough exam in the Argentine dunes in Wednesday's 11th stage and maintaining his lead over Stephane Peterhansel in the general classification. Spaniard Sainz is an hour ahead of fellow Peugeot driver ...

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  • TKITZBÜHEL - Italian Matteo Marsaglia topped a second men's World Cup downhill training at Kitzbuehel on Thursday. On a shortened Streif course, with organisers obliged to move the finish up the mountain in a bid to preserve the snow lower down, Marsaglia timed 1min 24.73sec having started well ...

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  • TMELBOURNE - Defending champion Roger Federer cooly swept into the Australian Open third round Thursday as Novak Djokovic survived a gruelling fitness test under the brutal Melbourne sun. But with temperatures touching an energy-sapping 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and ice-towels in use, third seed ...

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  • TMADRID - Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August, 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday. Oscar Melendo slotted home a neat finish with two minutes remaining of a temperamental derby ...

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  • TLONDON - Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan. Antonio Conte's side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at ...

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