South Africa draw 2nd Test, jump to number one position


COLOMBO: A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka’s spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of ...


Bell ends century drought as India toil in third Test


SOUTHAMPTON: Ian Bell ended his century drought as England continued to pile up the runs against ...

England build healthy lead as Cook falls just short


SOUTHAMPTON: England captain Alastair Cook fell agonisingly short of ending his barren spell ...


David wins gold for Malaysia in squash


GLASGOW: Nicol David won Malaysia's second gold of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday, crushing English world champion Laura Massaro 12-10, 11-2, 11-5 in a one-sided final, which lasted just 44 minutes. The world number one started slowly and trailed 8-2 in the opening game before finding ...

Cuevas wins Croatian Open title


UMAG: Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas ousted defending champion Tommy Robredo in straight sets to win his second ATP title in as many weeks at the Croatian Open on Sunday. Cuevas saw off the Spanish second seed 6-3, 6-4 in the final after earlier beating number one seed Fabio Fognini in the ...

Nigeria stun India to take bronze in table tennis


GLASGOW: Nigeria pulled off a minor surprise by beating India 3-1 to claim the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games men’s team table tennis on Monday. There were wild scenes after Ojo Onaolapo, ranked 488th in the world, beat Kamal Achanta, who is ranked 50th, to seal a noteworthy triumph ...

Bronze for Singapore in badminton


GLASGOW: Singapore secured the bronze medal in the mixed teams badminton at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday with a 3-2 victory over India. In the final rubber, the women’s doubles, Sari Shinta Mulia and Yao Lei beat Indian pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa 29-27 in the second ...

Kazakhstan wants to host Tour de France


PARIS: After Kazakhstan won the Tour de France, the Central Asian state now wants to host the Tour, a top official said Monday. Rejoicing after Vincenzo Nibali of the government-backed Astana team clinched victory on Sunday, Kairat Kelimbetov, president of Kazakh Cycling, told AFP his country wants ...

Clark powers past Furyk for Canadian Open win


MONTREAL: South Africa’s Tim Clark birdied five of his last eight holes on Sunday to power past Jim Furyk and win the US PGA Tour’s Canadian Open. Clark, who won the prestigious Players Championship in 2010 for his only prior PGA Tour title, posted a final round five-under par 65 on ...

Isner downs Sela to retain Atlanta ATP crown

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ATLANTA: Top seed John Isner claimed the Atlanta Open title for the second successive year with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Israel’s Dudi Sela on Sunday. Standing 6-foot-10, Isner towered over the 5-foot-9 Sela and punished him with his serve. The world number 12 cracked down 15 aces to end the run ...

Mozo sinks winning putt as Spain lift LPGA Crown title


BALTIMORE: Spain swept four singles matches Sunday to capture the inaugural LPGA International Crown team match-play title with Belen Mozo sinking an eight-foot birdie putt for the clinching point. Mozo’s clutch birdie at the par-5 16th hole defeated Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn 3 and 2 ...

Pakistan’s Waseem reaches quarterfinals in boxing

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan contingent’s experienced mixed fortunes yet ...

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