Hamburg sacks coach Bruno Labbadia after poor start

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Hamburger SV sacked coach Bruno Labbadia on Sunday after a poor start to the season with only one point from five matches.

Labbadia was fired despite a tenacious performance by his team in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich on a late goal.

Hamburg's director Dietmar Beiersdorfer said the move was necessary to ensure a turnaround after a disappointing start.

Real Madrid dealing with poor results and unhappy Ronaldo

MADRID (AP) Two consecutive draws and a little rant by Cristiano Ronaldo have put Real Madrid on the verge of an early crisis.

Real Madrid got off to a good start this season but setbacks against Villarreal and Las Palmas in the Spanish league, combined with Ronaldo's angry reaction after being substituted on Saturday, have created an air of turmoil. (MORE)

Kenenisa Bekele wins Berlin Marathon, misses world mark

BERLIN (AP) Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia pulled away late in the race to win the Berlin Marathon just outside the world record time on Sunday.

Bekele's winning time of two hours, 3 minutes and 3 seconds was six seconds outside Dennis Kimetto's world record, also set in Berlin in 2014 and is the second best time. (MORE)

New Zealand set 434 target on day 4 of 1st test vs India

KANPUR, India (AP) India declared its second innings at 377-5 in 107.2 overs on day four of the first test against New Zealand in Kanpur, setting the tourists a target of 434.

Ravindra Jadeja (50) and Rohit Sharma (68) finished unbeaten when the declaration came just before tea. (MORE)

Arruabarrena beats Niculescu in 3 sets to win Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 on Sunday to win the Korea Open and claim her second WTA singles title.

After racing through the opening set, Arruabarrena double faulted twice to surrender her serve in the fourth game of the second and Niculescu seized the opportunity to level the match. (MORE)

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