Tuesday 20 March 2018

Murray through despite troubles

TENNIS: Andy Murray blamed over-hydration for the discomfort which threatened to derail his Sony Ericsson Open title bid.

Murray, the 2009 winner, made it through to the semis in Miami with a 4-6 6-3 6-4 win over Janko Tipsarevic, to set up a last-four clash with Rafael Nadal or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Women's world number one Victoria Azarenka's 26-match winning streak finally came to an end with a 6-3 6-3 defeat to France's Marion Bartoli in Miami.

Irish boxers fly out

BOXING: Ireland's Elite boxers flew out to Ukraine today for their final training camp before the last Olympic qualifier for European male boxers in Turkey.

Darren O'Neill, John Joe Nevin and Michael Conlan, who have already qualified for the London Games, are included in the 13-strong squad for the camp.

World No1 Katie Taylor, Tyrone McCullagh and Chris Phelan join the panel in Kiev next Monday.

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