Brief Sport

30th May 2013



Mo Farah: Hoping for his fifth win in succession at the London road race


Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will target a fifth straight victory in the Bupa London 10k road race on May 27, event organisers have announced.


Farah has been an ever-present in the event since it started in 2008, finishing third in the inaugural race and then winning four in a row, setting British records in 2009 and 2010.


His main threat should come from Scott Overall who was third in the race 12 months ago.







Amir Khan wants his next fight to be for the world title in the US in December. The former world light-welterweight champ recovered from being floored by Julio Diaz to secure a hard-fought win over the Mexican on April 27.


Khan lost his WBA and IBF titles to Peterson in 2011, before being reinstated as champ after the American failed a drugs test.


However, Khan lost the belt again last year when he was stopped in round four by Danny Garcia. The 26-year-old returned to winning ways with victory over Carlos Molina before beating Diaz.


Peterson faces Lucas Matthysse in May, with the winner fighting Garcia. The eventual victor is likely to fight Khan in December.







Aussie Trent Woodhill has been named Pakistan’s batting coach


Pakistan have appointed the Australian Trent Woodhill as their batting coach for the Champions Trophy. He will join the squad directly in England and will be on probation for three weeks with the national side in June.


Woodhill, 42, is currently part of the support staff with Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing IPL. He was New Zealand’s assistant coach till last year and has also been involved with Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League in Australia.






Hatem Ben Arfa is on his out of Newcastle according to French media reports


Transfer news: Newcastle could be set to lose Hatem Ben Arfa in the summer after reports suggested Tottenham have begun discussions with the midfielder’s reps. Ben Arfa has suffered an injury plagued but that hasn’t stopped the Frenchman being linked with Liverpool.


It appears that Tottenham have stolen a march on both Liverpool and PSG by opening negotiations.


According to French TV he has already begun conducting talks with Tottenham despite Newcastle having three games left this season and the threat of relegation.








WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix – Stuttgart, Germany  (Apr 22-28)


Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands finished runners-up at the after losing the final to Sabin Lisicki and Mona Barthel, on April 28. Playing their third final of the season, the unseeded Indo-American pair lost 4-6 5-7 to the local favourites, who were unseeded wild card entrants.


With their wins Brisbane and Dubai the duo take their 2013 titles to three, they’ve also earned 320 ranking points each and split € 17,046.


Mirza and Mattek-Sands squandered four break chances in the opening set. They saved two chances but one break of serve was enough to hand advantage to their rivals.


In the second set they trailed 1-3 and had the chance to level the scores in the sixth game but they squandered their fifth chance of the set to allow the Germans go ahead 4-2.


Finally, they succeeded in converting one break chance and made it 4-4, raising hopes of a turn around.


With two holds, it was 5-5 but Lisicki and Barthel came from nowhere to get a break in the 11th game and served out the match in the next game.








Iran has inflicted a crushing 6-1 defeat on the US  in a wrestling exhibition event at a crowded train station in a friendly match.


In a rare sign of cooperation, wrestlers from the US, Iran and Russia joined in New York’s Grand Central Terminal on May 15 as part of a unified effort to save wrestling as an Olympic sport and raise money for the New York based organization Beat the Streets.


An American freestyle wrestling team first faced the wrestlers of Iran and then Russia in the main hall.


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