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* Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic enjoyed some sweet revenge following their US Open heartbreak as they retained their French Open doubles title to claim their fourth Grand Slam as a pair with a 6-4 7-5 victory against Desirae Krawczyk and Alexa Guarachi in the Roland Garros final on Sunday (Oct 11).

* France drew 0-0 at home to Portugal in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday (Oct 11) in a cagey clash between the world and European champions which largely failed to live up to its billing.

* Bosnia and Herzegovina put the disappointment of European Championship playoff elimination behind them to hold the Netherlands to a goalless draw in their Nations League A Group 1 match on Sunday.

* Croatia celebrated their first Nations League top-tier Group 3 win after a late goal by substitute Andrej Kramaric gave them a 2-1 home win over Sweden on Sunday (Oct 11).

* Marcus Rashford’s penalty and a deflected strike from Mason Mount helped England come from a goal down to overcome top-ranked Belgium 2-1 at Wembley on Sunday (Oct 11) and climb above them in their UEFA Nations League group.

* Ireland managed to hang on for a gritty 0-0 draw at home to Wales in their UEFA Nations League tie in Dublin on Sunday, despite seven players missing out due to COVID-19 precautions.

* Home favourite Tyrrell Hatton came through a final-round battle with France’s Victor Perez to secure a four-stroke victory at the BMW PGA Championship in Surrey on Sunday.

* England international Fran Kirby made one goal and scored another as champions Chelsea eased to a 3-1 home win over title rivals Manchester City in the Women’s Super League on Sunday.

* The French Open will have night sessions that will be televised in France exclusively on Amazon Prime Video as of next year, organisers said on Sunday. The French tennis federation said that one match a day, from the first Monday until the quarter-finals, would start at 2100 local time.

* Ruben Guerreiro became the first Portuguese rider to win on the Giro d’Italia in 31 years when he claimed the ninth stage, a 208km mountain ride from San Salvo on Sunday. The EF-Education First rider beat fellow breakaway rider Jonathan Castroviejo (Ineos-Grenadiers) of Spain by jumping away in the last 300 metres of the final climb.

* Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Formula One wins on Sunday (Oct 11) when he guided his Mercedes to a narrow, if measured, victory at a frantic Eifel Grand Prix.

* French tennis federation president Bernard Giudicelli says there are no plans to move the 2021 Roland Garros tournament from its traditional May-June slot after this year’s event was shifted to the autumn due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

* Inter Milan’s Ashley Young has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serie A club said on Sunday, becoming the sixth member of their squad to be infected in the last week. Inter said in a statement that the Englishman, who plays as a full back or winger, was in quarantine at home.

* Veteran Brazilian striker Robinho has rejoined his boyhood club Santos, who he left to join Real Madrid as a 21-year-old rising star before spells with Manchester City and AC Milan. The 36-year-old penned a five-month deal paying the nominal amount of about €230 a month with bonuses and an extension if things go well.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News