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Tendulkar: Record will be surpassed US F1 lose sponsor Canada thrash Russia

Cricket: Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar has said his record one-day innings can be surpassed after he became the first player to hit a double hundred in a 50-over international.

Tendulkar hit 200 not out as India beat South Africa by 153 runs in Gwalior, scoring his runs off 147 balls after opening the innings with Virender Sehwag.

Pakistan's Saeed Anwar and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry held the previous record (194) for the highest individual score.

Tendulkar was on 199 no heading into the 50th over yesterday and reached his landmark with a single off Charl Langeveldt.

"I will remember this innings," Tendulkar said. "But I will not compare it with my other efforts. Each innings is different, the circumstances are different. No record is unbreakable. But I would be happy if an Indian breaks my record."



US F1 lose sponsor

FORMULA 1: The future of US F1 is in further doubt after the withdrawal of a major potential sponsor for the new team.

The North Carolina-based outfit has already asked the FIA, motorsport's world governing body, about the possibility of missing the opening four races due to their financial difficulties.

A lack of sponsorship money has resulted in work grinding to a halt, delays in last month's payroll and several members of the workforce quitting, leaving just 60 on hand at the team.

To rub salt into their wounds, Geneva-based financial services group Locstein has announced it will not pursue a deal with the team in light of their current problems.



Canada thrash Russia

WINTER OLYMPICS: Canada's dream of men's ice hockey gold stayed alive last night thanks to an impressive 7-3 quarter-final win over Olympic title rivals Russia.

The Canadians and Russians had been tipped to meet in the final but the host nation's loss to the USA last Sunday meant they were in the same half of the draw as the Russians.

Under pressure to live up to high expectations from a hockey-mad country, the Canadians had got back to winning ways with an 8-2 play-off win over Germany on Tuesday to set up a last-eight meeting with Russia at Canada Hockey Place.

The USA also reached the last four with an earlier 2-0 win over Switzerland and they await Finland, while either Sweden or Slovakia will meet Canada in Friday's semi-finals.

NBA RESULTS: Dallas Mavericks 101 LA Lakers 96, Houston Rockets 92 Orlando Magic 110, Chicago Bulls 120 Indiana Pacers 110, Phoenix Suns 106 Philadelphia 76ers 95, Utah Jazz 102 Charlotte Bobcats 93, Milwaukee Bucks 115 New Orleans Hornets 95, Washington Wizards 94 Memphis Grizzlies 99, Toronto Raptors 87 Portland Trail Blazers 101, San Antonio Spurs 95 Oklahoma City Thunder 87, LA Clippers 97 Detroit Pistons 91, Atlanta Hawks 98 Minnesota Timberwolves 92.


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