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LONDON: France international Bacary Sagna was ruled out of next month’s European Championship on Saturday after breaking his leg in Arsenal’s 3-3 Premier League draw with Norwich, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed. Sagna, 29, had only recently returned to action after suffering a fractured fibula in a game against Tottenham last October. The defender’s latest leg break occurred in the same area as his previous injury. Sagna was stretchered off during Arsenal’s draw with Norwich at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Cilic enters final
MUNICH: Croatian third-seed Marin Cilic will face Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final of Munich’s ATP tournament after they both enjoyed victories in Saturday’s semi-final. Fourth-seed Kohlschreiber needed three sets and more than two hours to beat Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, the second seed, to seal a 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 victory. In contrast, the 23-year-old Cilic needed just 75
minutes to secure a 6-3, 6-4 win over former world No 2 Tommy Haas, who defeated Marcos Baghdatis in Friday’s quarter-finals and also saw off top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga earlier in the competition.
Alvarez beats Mosley
LAS VEGAS: Rising Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez beat Shane Mosley to retain his World Boxing Council super welterweight title on Saturday at the MGM Grand hotel and casino. The 21-year-old Alvarez defended his title for the fourth consecutive time, winning by unanimous decision and saying the triumph over the aging US great was the start of a new phase in his career. Alvarez’s superior defence and hard, accurate punches proved to be too much for the 40-year-old Mosley, who was giving away 19 years in age to the Mexican. Two of the judges scored it 119-109 and the third had it 118-110.