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Murray raises heat in Dubai Paceman Lee to call time on Test career

Tennis: Andy Murray brushed aside a spirited challenge from Igor Kunitsyn to book his place in the second round of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships.

The third seed, playing his first match since the Australian Open final, beat the Russian qualifier, ranked a lowly 90th in the world, 6-2 6-3 in one hour 41 minutes.

The British No1 took almost a month off following his exertions in Melbourne, where he lost to Roger Federer in the showpiece, opting not to defend his title in Rotterdam -- which cost him his world number three ranking -- and then pulling out of an event in Marseille.



Casey delivers with Houston handout

GOLF: Paul Casey has announced that he is donating $100,000 (€73,000) to a charity in Houston, the city in which he won his first title on US soil last April.

England's world No6 earned more than €614,000 for finishing runner-up to compatriot Ian Poulter at the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Tucson.

Casey promised to do something for the local community following his victory 10 months ago and returned to Houston to make the announcement.



Paceman Lee to call time on Test career

Cricket: Australia paceman Brett Lee is expected to announce his retirement from Test cricket in Sydney in the next 24 hours.

The 33-year-old intimated last week he had been considering walking away from the longer format of the game as he faces a lengthy rehabilitation following elbow surgery in December.

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