Glasgow's Anthony McGill lost a high-scoring semi-final at snooker's Zhengzhou Open in China yesterday.

The Scottish Open runner-up had beaten four-time world champion John Higgins on Wednesday, and McGill continued his stunning form against China's Liang Wenbo as breaks of 82 and 74 opened up a 2-0 lead.

Liang took the next three frames with runs of 87 and 76, but the Scot levelled with a 62. Two half-centuries gave Liang a 4-3 win in the deciding frame and he went on to beat compatriot Lu Haotian 4-0 in the final.

CURLING: World champion Eve Muirhead is targeting a Canadian double at the Manitoba Classic, which gets underway in Winnipeg tonight.

Muirhead and her team play local skip Joelle Brown in round one tonight.

ICE HOCKEY: Braehead Clan have signed up Joe Cullen and Daniel Nycholat as they look to strengthen their ranks.

After injuries to Kenton Smith and Ray Macias, coach Ryan Finnerty has acted to boost his depleted numbers.

Clan can go third in the Elite League if they beat visiting Belfast Giants tomorrow.

MOTOR-SPORT: Paul Di Resta hopes his dismal run of form will finally come to an end this weekend as his Force India team gears up for the "massive" challenge of contesting their home grand prix.

The third staging of the Indian GP just outside Delhi would be a fitting venue for the Scot to end a sequence of seven races without a point stretching back to July's race in Germany.

Di Resta's dip has put him in a difficult position regarding his future in the sport, with Force India yet to exercise an option on the 27-year-old's contract for next season.

He said: "We didn't score points in Japan but we made some real progress with setting up the car, so going an extra step and getting in the top 10 has got to be the goal for me this weekend."