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VOLLEYBALL

Men’s WORLD CUP

HAMAMATSU, Brazil bt Tunisia 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-11) l South Korea bt Venezuela 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 26-24) l Italy bt France 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 25-20) l HIROSHIMA, US bt Egypt 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 25-14) l Canada bt China 3-2 (25-23, 24-26, 34-36, 25-22, 15-13) l Serbia Montenegro bt Japan 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-20).

WEIGHTLIFTING

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

VANCOUVER, Men 94kg Combined (snatch + clean and jerk) 1. Milen Dobrev (Bul) 405.0kg (185.0+220.0) 2. Hakan Yilmaz (Tur) 400.0 (180.0+220.0) 3. Vadim Vacarciuc (Mda) 400.0 (177.5+222.5) l Snatch 1. Milen Dobrev (Bul) 185.0 2. Alexey Petrov (Rus) 185.0 3. Pavel Harkavy (Blr) 182.5 l Clean and jerk 1. Vadim Vacarciuc (Mda) 222.5 2. Milen Dobrev (Bul) 220.0 3. Hakan Yilmaz (Tur) 220.0 l Women 75kg Combined (snatch + clean and jerk) 1. Shang Shichun (Chn) 273.0 (120.0+153.0) 2. Nahla Ranadan (Egy) 262.5 (117.5+145.0) 3. Slaveyka Ruzhinska (Bul) 252.5 (112.5+140.0) l Snatch 1. Shang Schichun (Chn) 120.0 2. Nahla Ranadan (Egy) 117.5 3. Sule Sahbaz (Tur) 115.0 l Clean and jerk 1. Shang Shichun (Chn) 153.0 2. Nahla Ranadan (Egy) 145.0 3. Slaveyka Ruzhinska (Bul) 140.0.

CRICKET

SHEFFIELD SHIELD

MELBOURNE, (Day III): Western Australia 273 (C. Rogers 103, M. Goodwin 70; A. McDonald 4/35, A. Wise 3/56) and 100 for no wicket (J. Langer 53 n.o.) vs Victoria 355/ 9 wkts decl. (B. Hodge 100, M. Elliott 71; J. Taylor 4/70) l ADELAIDE (Day IV): New South Wales 267 (G. Mail 94; P. Rofe 4/62, J. Gillespie 2/46) and 267 (S. Katich 69, G. Mail 46; J. Gillespie 5/54, G. Blewett 2/29) lost to South Australia 400 (M. Cosgrove 118, J. Davison 84, D; M. Nicholson 6/76, S. MacGill 3/119) and 137/5 (G. Blewett 65 n.o.; S. Clark 2/29) by five wickets. Points: South Australia six, New South Wales nil. Brisbane (Day II): Tasmania 233 (M. Di Venuto 59, M. Dighton 42; D. MacKenzie 4/43) and 144/ 6 (M. Di Venuto 39 n.o.; S. Jurgensen 3/35) vs Queensland 104 (M. Love 28; D. Wright 4/30).

GOLF

PHOENIX MEET

MIYAZAKI, Round II leaders: 131 Sergio Garcia (Spa) l 132 Thomas Bjorn (Den), Daisuke Maruyama (Jpn) l 133 Tetsuji Hiratsuki (Jpn) l 136 Toshimitsu Izawa (Jpn), Jun Kikuchi (Jpn) l 137 Kenichi Kuboya (Jpn), Kim Jong-duk (Kor), Prayad Marksaeng (Tha) l 138 Hideki Kase South (Jpn) l 139 Craig Parry (Aus), Jyoti Randhawa (Ind), Masahiro Kuramoto (Jpn), Nobuhito Sato (Jpn).

PRESIDENTS CUP

GEORGE, Phil Mickelson/David Toms lost to Robert Allenby (Aus)/Mike Weir (Can) 3 and 1 l Kenny Perry/Davis Love III bt Retief Goosen (RSA)/K.J.Choi (Kor) 2 and 1l Jim Furyk/Jay Haas bt Stuart Appleby (Aus)/Adam Scott (Aus) 6 and 5 l Chris DiMarco/Justin Leonard bt Vijai Singh (Fiji)/Nick Price (Zim) 1 up l Tiger Woods/Charles Howell III lost to Ernie Els (RSA)/Tim Clark (RSA) 5 and 3 l US 5 1/2 Internationals 5 ½.

TENNIS

FED CUP

MOSCOW, semi-finals: France bt Russia 3-2. (Russian names first): Anastasia Myskina/Nadia Petrova bt Emilie Loit/Stephanie Cohen-Aloro 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 l Vera Zvonareva lost to Mary Pierce 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 l Anastasia Myskina lost to Amelie Mauresmo 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 4-6 Wednesday’s matches: Anastasia Myskina bt Mary Pierce 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5 l Vera Zvonareva lost to Amelie Mauresmo 2-6, 2-6.

ITF MEN’S MEET

DEHRADUN, quarter finals: Punna Vishal (Ind) bt Naim Lalji (GBR) 6-3, 7-5 l Aisam Ul-haq Qureshi (Pak) bt Tushar Liberhan (Ind) 6-3, 6-4 l Dmitry Mazur (Uzb) bt Mikhail Ledovskikh (Rus) 6-2 6-3.

For the book

Former Manchester United and Scotland striker Denis Law is battling prostate cancer. Law, 63, is recovering in hospital after a surgery on Tuesday.


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