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Tennis: Djokovic is second after Nadal shock

New world number-two Novak Djokovic continued his brilliant start to the year when he upset top seed Rafael Nadal in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

The third-seeded Serbian's 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory over the Spaniard secured his third title of the year after triumphs at the Australian Open and in Dubai.

The win also extended his unbeaten run to 20 matches, but he is not resting on his laurels.

"I don't think anybody is unbeatable," Djokovic said.

Farah to stay with track after NY win

ATHLETICS: Mo Farah remains in no hurry to swap the track for the roads, despite a stunning half-marathon debut yesterday.

Farah outsprinted Ethiopia's Gebre Gebremariam to win the New York City half-marathon in one hour and 23 seconds, the third fastest time ever on the undulating course.

"I would like to test myself over the marathon after 2012, but I still like the track and I have a few years left in me on the track," said the Briton. "Running a half-marathon does not mean you're good in a marathon."

England want scalp

CRICKET: England can today stick with Plan A and leave for Colombo to take on Sri Lanka in the final World Cup quarter-final.

England beat Sri Lanka 3-2 in their most recent 50-over series on the Indian Ocean island in October 2007 and Ian Bell appeared happy with the draw.

"We're very excited," he said. As a group, that's the one place we would have liked to go."

NBA: Washington 98 New Jersey 92, Atlanta 104 Detroit 96, Milwaukee 100 NY Knicks 95, LA Clippers 99 Phoenix 108, Minnesota 95 Sacramento 127, Houston 110 Utah 108, Oklahoma City 93 Toronto 95, Dallas 101 Golden State 73, LA Lakers 84 Portland 80.