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Tennis: Opelka stings top seed Isner again to reach New York Open final

Reilly Opelka saved six match points and blasted 43 aces to hand John Isner another crushing loss as he stunned the top seed 6-7(8) 7-6(14) 7-6(4) in the semi-finals of the New York Open on Saturday.

Soccer: Man City end Newport's Cup dream to reach quarter-finals

Manchester City endured some anxious moments but escaped from fourth-tier Newport County with their FA Cup hopes intact as Phil Foden scored twice in an ultimately comfortable 4-1 fifth-round victory on Saturday.

Soccer: AS Monaco set to appoint Oleg Petrov as CEO - source

Russian Oleg Petrov is set to be appointed as vice-president and Chief Executive Officer of French football club AS Monaco at a board meeting on Feb 22, a source close to the club told Reuters on Saturday.

Tennis: Mertens stuns Halep to lift Qatar Open title

Belgium's Elise Mertens rallied from a set down to beat top seed Simona Halep 3-6 6-4 6-3 and clinch her first Premier-level title at the Qatar Open on Saturday.

Soccer: Monaco out of relegation zone after win over Nantes

Monaco beat Nantes 1-0 to record their second home win of the season in Ligue 1 on Saturday to move out of the relegation zone for the first time since September.

Tennis: Wawrinka outlasts Nishikori in Rotterdam, faces Monfils in final

Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka battled past Kei Nishikori 6-2 4-6 6-4 at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday to set up a final against Frenchman Gael Monfils.

Soccer: Poulsen double helps Leipzig close in on top three

RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen scored twice to help beat VfB Stuttgart 3-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to move within a point of third place, while Werder Bremen's Claudio Pizarro became the league's oldest scorer at 40.

Soccer: Piatek at the double as AC Milan beat Atalanta

Two goals from Krzysztof Piatek helped AC Milan come from behind to beat Atalanta 3-1 away in Serie A and move four points clear in fourth place on Saturday.

Tennis: Top seed Thiem knocked out by home favourite Schwartzman

Local favourite Diego Schwartzman recovered from a shaky start to overcome top seed Dominic Thiem 2-6 6-4 7-6(5) on Saturday and set up a final showdown with Italy's Marco Cecchinato at the Argentina Open.

Soccer: Messi penalty helps under-par Barca beat Real Valladolid

Lionel Messi scored one penalty and missed another as Barcelona beat Real Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday to open up a seven-point lead at the top of La Liga.

Golf: Former U.S. Open champion 'Gene the Machine' Littler dies at 88

Californian Gene Littler, a U.S. Open champion and Hall of Fame golfer, has died at the age of 88, the PGA Tour announced on Saturday.

Motor Racing: Di Grassi seizes Mexico Formula E win at the line

Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi seized a last-gasp victory in a wild finish to the Mexico City ePrix on Saturday, with Belgian Jerome d'Ambrosio returning to the top of the all-electric Formula E standings.

Golf: Kuchar hopes belated caddie payment preserves reputation

Matt Kuchar said on Saturday he had been stubborn and hard-headed over the furore surrounding his $5,000 payout to a substitute caddie from his Mayakoba Classic winner's take, but hoped the incident would not ruin his reputation.

Golf: Thomas leads Scott by one shot early in third round at Riviera

Justin Thomas eagled the first hole and took the sole lead early in the third round at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles on Saturday as Tiger Woods made a charge at a tournament he has never won.

Cricket: Campbell gets first call-up for West Indies ODI squad

John Campbell, Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell have been called up to the West Indies squad for next week's first two one day internationals against England.

Soccer: Balotelli strikes again as Marseille go fourth

Mario Balotelli continued his impressive form with Olympique Marseille by scoring the winner as his new club beat Amiens 2-0 to move into the top four in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Soccer: Griezmann helps below-par Atletico scrape win over Rayo

Antoine Griezmann's deflected volley earned Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Saturday, ending a run of two consecutive defeats for Diego Simeone's side.

Soccer: Cole scores first FA Cup goal but Derby exit at Brighton

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole scored his first ever goal in the FA Cup but it was not enough for Championship side Derby County as they were beaten 2-1 by Brighton and Hove Albion in the fifth round on Saturday.

Cricket: Farbrace to step down as England assistant coach for Warwickshire role

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace is to leave his role at the end of the ongoing tour of West Indies to join county side Warwickshire as sport director, England's cricket board (ECB) said on Saturday.

Soccer: Argentines pay tribute to Sala at special memorial

Grieving Argentines paid tribute to footballer Emiliano Sala on Saturday at a special memorial in his home region of Santa Fe.