Basketball, NBA: Joakim Noah scored 21 points as the undermanned Chicago Bulls defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 96-89. Luol Deng had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Chicago, who recorded their fourth win in five National Basketball Association games. Marco Belinelli (16) and Nate Robinson (14) also reached double figures as Chicago outscored Philadelphia 17-9 over the final five minutes

Golf: Illness forced former world number one Greg Norman to withdraw from the Australian PGA Championship yesterday after just two holes of his first round. Norman, 57, made two bogeys on the resort course at Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast before pulling out because of suspected food poisoning. “He is quite ill, we understand,” PGA of Australia chief executive Brian Thorburn said. “He is getting medical attention.”

Motor Racing: Mercedes motorsport head Norbert Haug (picture) will leave the company at the end of 2012. “His contract will come to an end by mutual agreement with the Board of Management. Prepa-rations for the forthcoming season continue as planned,” Mercedes added. Haug, who turned 60 last month, has led Mercedes’s motorsport division since October 1990 and played a part in signing Britain’s Lewis Hamilton from McLaren for next season.

Boxing: Philippine media union demanded yesterday that Manny Pacquiao punish two members of his camp after they allegedly assaulted a photographer mo-ments after his brutal knockout in Las Vegas. Photographs showed a man in a training suit lashing out with a leg from inside the ropes at a man with a camera below as a mob of people swarmed onto the ring. The assault occurred at the Las Vegas ring shortly after Pacquiao was knocked out in a non-title bout by Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.

Cycling: Michele Scarponi has been banned for three months by the Italian Olympic Committee over his contacts with Michele Ferrari, the doctor at the centre of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. Ferrari is accused of being at the centre of a sophisticated doping network involving athletes, sports agents and corrupt banking officials.

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