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  • Malaysia’s Alice Chang shows Welsh table tennis prodigy exit in Brisbane

    April 10, 2018 11:49 AM 5

    Hursey came unstuck in her second pool match against Malaysia’s Alice Chang Li Sian, who won 11-8, 11-8, 11-3, 11-4. — AFP picBRISBANE, April 10 — An 11-year-old Welsh table tennis prodigy who broke records and caused amazement at the Commonwealth Games met her match today when she was ousted from the women’s singles. Anna Hursey thrashed Uganda’s Halima

  • Good start for national squash doubles team at Commonwealth Games

    April 10, 2018 11:45 AM 7

    BRISBANE, April 10 — Three national squash doubles won their respective first round opening group matches at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) today. Under the Games’ doubles format, the top two pairs from each group will advance to the second round on Thursday. Women’s doubles, Rachel Arnold-S. Sivasangari shocked world champions, Joelle

  • Transgender weightlifter Hubbard says injury career-ending

    April 10, 2018 7:29 AM 5

    Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand competes in the Women's +90kg division during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast April 10, 2018. ― Reuters picGOLD COAST, April 10 ― The elbow injury that forced transgender competitor Laurel Hubbard out of the Commonwealth Games weightlifting competition has ended her career, she said today. Having led the standings

  • Lebron James, Love lead Cavs past Knicks

    April 10, 2018 3:14 AM 5

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. ― Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters picNEW YORK, April 10 ― Kevin Love had 28 points and LeBron James added 26 points, 11 assists and six rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 123-109 win over the host New York Knicks

  • Eight Argentine cities to feature in 2030 World Cup bid

    April 9, 2018 11:22 PM 6

    The 2030 World Cup bid will feature eight cities in Argentina, two in Paraguay and two in Uruguay. — Reuters picBUENOS AIRES, April 10 ― A joint South American bid to host the 2030 World Cup will feature eight cities in Argentina, two in Paraguay and two in Uruguay, the three nations confirmed yesterday. “Our country will have eight host cities, but those

  • Simbine upsets Blake to win 100 metres gold

    April 9, 2018 12:48 PM 7

    Akani Simbine of South Africa (left) and Yohan Blake of Jamaica compete in the Commonwealth Games Men’s 100m Final – Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia, April 9, 2018. — Reuters picGOLD COAST, April 9 — Akani Simbine upset Jamaica’s Yohan Blake to win the 100 metres gold medal for South Africa at the Commonwealth Games today. With a packed crowd

  • English sprinter Gemili out of Games 100m final with injury

    April 9, 2018 8:43 AM 7

    Adam Gemili of England competes in the 2018 Commonwealth Games Men’s 100m Heats at Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia, April 8, 2018. —Reuters picGOLD COAST, April 9 — English star sprinter Adam Gemili said he was “hugely gutted” after injury forced him out of today’s 100m final at the Commonwealth Games. The 24-year-old, who took silver in Glasgow

  • Wijnaldum ready for deeper role against Man City

    April 9, 2018 7:42 AM 7

    Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Everton’s Tom Davies at Goodison Park in Liverpool April 7, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, April 9 — Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum believes preparations carried out in training will help him adapt to a deep-lying role in tomorrow’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Manchester City. As Emre Can sits out with a back injury

  • Mourinho plays down Guardiola’s ‘mistake’ in Pogba claim

    April 9, 2018 1:55 AM 8

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (right) and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester April 7, 2018. — Reuters picMANCHESTER, April 9 — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola, but believes his counterpart made a mistake in claiming he had been offered the chance

  • Hoffman eases Masters aches with final-round ace

    April 9, 2018 12:55 AM 7

    Charley Hoffman hits off the second tee during third round play of the 2018 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 7, 2018. — Reuters picAUGUSTA, April 9 — Charley Hoffman enlivened the final round of the 82nd Masters yesterday with an unlikely hole-in-one at the par-3 16th hole. Hoffman was just hoping his 6-iron