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Glancy makes second round India fight back

TENNIS: Daniel Glancy enjoyed a stroke of good fortune yesterday when he dumped out the top seed in the opening round of the Green Property Irish Men's Open at the Fitzwilliam Club.

Glancy capitalised on an injury to Britain's Joshua Goodall, who was forced to retire with a hip problem, to advance. The Mayo man was up 6-4 5-1 at the time.

Glancy now faces a second-round showdown with another Briton, 787-ranked Daniel Cox.

Dubliner Colin O'Brien joined Glancy in the second round after seeing off the challenge of 18-year-old French qualifier Albano Olivetti 7-5 7-6.

In the second round, O'Brien takes on Malta's 924-ranked Matthew Asciak.



Pedrie: I'm clean

RUGBY: Ulster new signing Pedrie Wannenburg insists he is ready to wipe the slate clean following his drugs shame.

Wannenburg, a South African No8, hit the headlines earlier this year after revealing he took cocaine, but he claims he is desperate for a fresh start after arriving in Belfast yesterday.

Wannenburg (29) said: "I was honest and confessed that I used drugs. I used ecstasy and cocaine which goes hand-in-hand with drinking."

Meanwhile, South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has rung the changes ahead of Saturday's Tri Nations clash with Australia at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.

Gio Aplon, who was on the bench for the last Test, starts in place of the suspended Jean de Villiers on the right wing, while Ruan Pienaar comes in for Ricky Januarie at scrum-half. BJ Botha starts ahead of CJ van der Linde at tighthead prop, while Ryan Kankowski replaces Francois Louw on the flank.



India fight back

CRICKET: Virender Sehwag struck a 98-ball 85 as India reached 140-3 at stumps on day three of the first Test in Galle in response to Sri Lanka's 520-8 declared.

Muttiah Muralitharan moved closer to the unprecedented 800-wicket mark by grabbing the key scalp of Sachin Tendulkar for eight as the visitors lost three wickets within 21 overs.

Earlier in the day, half-centuries from Rangana Herath (80no) and Lasith Malinga (64) helped Sri Lanka maintain a grip on the Test as a batting display from the tailenders pushed up the total and led to the home side's declaration.

MLB: Baltimore 11 Tampa Bay 10 (13 innings), NY Yankees 2 LA Angels 10, Detroit 0 Texas 8, Pittsburgh 11 Milwaukee 9, Atlanta 4 San Diego 1, Florida 0 Colorado 10, Cincinnati 8 Washington 7, Chicago Cubs 14 Houston 7, Kansas City 1 Toronto 13, Minnesota 3 Cleveland 4, St Louis 7 Philadelphia 1, Arizona 3 NY Mets 2, Oakland 5 Boston 4 (10 innings), Seattle 0 Chicago White Sox 4, LA Dodgers 5 San Francisco 7


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