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Bernard triumphs

Bogota: Australia’s Bernard Tomic claimed his second career title and secured a return to the world top 100 Sunday when he beat defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4) in the Colombia Open final. The 21-year-old Tomic defied the 39 aces of Karlovic to take victory in two hours and 13 minutes.

Evra move

London: French left-back Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United after eight-and-a-half seasons to join Serie A champions Juventus, the Italian club said on Monday. Juve confirmed that they had agreed a £1.2 million fee for the 33-year-old, who signed a two-year contract.

Negredo injured

London: Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo will miss the start of the new season and be sidelined for several months after breaking his foot in the Premier League champions’ 2-1 pre-season win over Hearts in Edinburgh on Friday.

Schools’ meet

Calcutta: St James’ School thrashed Julien Day, Ganganagar 4-1 in a quarter final of the Keventer Cup, an inter-school football tournament organised by Debanjan Sen Foundation, on Monday. In another quarter final, La Martiniere for Boys defeated Future Hope 1-0.

Exposure trip

Calcutta: A 25-member Under-23 Indian football squad left for Czech Republic for a 19-day exposure tour in preparation for the Incheon Asian Games, to be held from Sep. 19 to Oct. 4.

The team, which will be based in Pilsen, will play three matches against three Czech clubs - Senco Doubravka, FK Most and TJ Domazlice.

Massa point

Hockenheim: Brazilian Felipe Massa has urged Formula One’s younger drivers to calm down after he suffered another big collision in German GP.

Rory at No. 2

London: Rory McIlroy climbed to No. 2 in the golf rankings on Monday following his victory in the 143rd British Open. The Northern Irishman rose from eighth to second behind Australian Adam Scott.

Bolt schedule

Raleigh: Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 metres on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday. He added the Aug 17 “Mano a Mano” 100m on Copacabana Beach to three previously announced races in what he said was his finalised schedule for 2014.