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Japan's Kitajima sets world record
Double Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima of Japan has set a world record in the men's 200-meter breaststroke.
Kitajima has clocked a time of 2 minutes, 07.51 seconds at the Japan Open yesterday, taking almost a second off the previous mark set by American Brendan Hansen in 2006.
It is the 38th world record set by a swimmer using Speedo's LZR Racer swimsuit since it was introduced in February.
Stoner takes pole
Australia's world champion Casey Stoner took his first pole position of the season at the Catalan MotoGP on Saturday, leaving Valentino Rossi trailing back in ninth.
Stoner, who pipped Italy's Rossi across the line to win at the Circuit de Catalunya last year, set the pace with a record pole time of 1:41.186 on his Ducati, just holding off local favorite Dani Pedrosa.
The Spaniard's Honda team mate American Nicky Hayden was the third fastest to complete the front of the grid for yesterday's race.
Argentina victory
Argentina beat Scotland 21-15 in the first Test here on Saturday, scoring two tries, and five penalties from the boot of Chris Paterson was the tourists' haul.
Scotland had been hoping for revenge from their 19-13 quarter-final World Cup loss to Argentina in October last year but tries from Alvaro Tejeda in the first half, then Gonzalo Tiesi in injury time, played a large part in their winning points haul.
Fans arrested
Seven German supporters were arrested in Klagenfurt after incidents with Polish fans late Saturday on the eve of their Euro-2008 encounter, local police said.
The first incidents of the tournament involving about 100 supporters took place in the center of the Carinthian capital. After glasses were thrown the police moved in to separate the two camps.
Nearly 25,000 Germans and 20,000 Poles were expected for yesterday's Group B match.
Some 2,300 police, including Polish officers, were to be mobilized yesterday, with 2,000 security agents being held in reserve. The matches in Klagenfurt involving Germany, Poland and Croatia are deemed high-risk because of the fans' reputation for violence.


Updated : 2021-07-29 18:23 GMT+08:00