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Marathon man Cook gets 263

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 3:33 PM
AP England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after reaching 250 during the fourth day of first Test match against Pakistan at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates yesterday.

Venus in Hong Kong semis


Venus Williams closed in on a spot in the season-ending WTA Finals by beating Alize Cornet 6-1, 6-1 yesterday to reach the Hong Kong Open semi-finals.

The third-seeded American, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, won the Wuhan Open this month.

Williams will next meet Jelena Jankovic, who beat Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-1.

Angelique Kerber and Samantha Stosur also advanced, and will face each other in the semi-finals. Stosur beat Heather Watson 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 while Kerber defeated Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-3.