Pochettino's prodigies

Faith in youth has seen Spurs field the youngest first 11 in the EPL this season

STICKING TOGERTHER: From left to right, Tottenham Hotspur players Ryan Mason, Andros Townsend, Kyle Walker and Harry Kane celebrate an England goal.
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Murray rallies into semi-finals

Andy Murray.
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It's Serena and Simona III

Blockbuster semi-finals what all the neutrals would have wanted

SWEET MILESTONE: Serena Williams, (above, being presented with a cake commemorating her 700th win), will face Simona Halep in the semi-finals. 

SWEET MILESTONE: Serena Williams, (being presented with a cake commemorating her 700th win), will face Simona Halep (above) in the semi-finals. 

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Top male shuttler Wong studying rivals ahead of SEA Games

Derek Wong.

He has not beaten his Malaysian rival in five previous meetings across seven years.

But, the Republic’s top male shuttler Derek Wong aims to reverse his winless streak against Chong Wei Feng at the OUE Singapore Open, which starts on Tuesday at the Indoor Stadium.

The two have been drawn to play in the first of the two-round qualifiers for the men’s singles competition.

After training yesterday, world No. 42 Wong said: “It’s true that I haven’t been beating him, and I have actually spoken to my coach about him and Tanongsak (Saensomboonsuk of Thailand) because these are players I haven’t beaten before, even though I have won against senior players like Taufik (Hidayat, former Olympic and world champion) in the past.”

“It seems like all of them know how to play against me but I don’t know how to play against them,” added the 26-year-old, who lost to India’s Sai Praneeth in the second round of the Super Series tournament last year.

The 2012 Olympian has been analysing videos of the Malaysian and Thai shuttlers with the upcoming South-east Asia (SEA) Games in mind.

Read the full report in our print edition on April 3.

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Harden becomes first player from the club to hit 50 points in a season

ELECTRIFYING: James Harden (above) was offensively dominant for Houston.

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Indonesian Super League in disarray

IN TROUBLE: Arema Indonesia are one of the clubs who have been put under the microscope by the Indonesian Professional Sports Agency.
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Inglorious situation for Perth

Long-time A-League leaders investigated for salary cap breach

IN TROUBLE: Perth Glory, who face heavy sanctions if found guilty, are said to have breached rules in player contracts - including paying part of Irish striker Andy Keogh's (above) wages to his wife.
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Affleck fitter for the task

Battle Paint
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Additional SIA Cup, KrisFlyer entries

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