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  • Southgate looking ahead after England penalty shootout win

    July 4, 2018 12:51 AM 20

    MOSCOW: England manager Gareth Southgate said he "doesn't want to go home" as he called on his young side to build on their penalty shootout victory over Colombia in the World Cup last 16 on Tuesday. After a second-half penalty gave Harry Kane his sixth goal of the tournament, Yerry Mina's last-gasp header kept Colombia alive, only for England to win on penalties

  • 'That's life' says Iniesta after Spain farewell ends in defeat

    July 2, 2018 12:31 AM 18

    MOSCOW: Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta said Sunday his international career had ended on a bitter note after his side were knocked out of the World Cup by Russia on penalties. "It was not a good way to say goodbye, but football and life are like that," said Iniesta, after his 131st and last appearance for his country. "I am leaving with a nasty taste

  • Korea's Ryu charges into lead at Women's PGA Championship

    July 1, 2018 7:22 AM 19

    KILDEER, United States: South Korea's Ryu So-yeon used a hot putter and a lucky bounce on No. 7 to seize a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Women's PGA Championship on Saturday. The two-time major champion, who celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday, started the day tied with Brooke Henderson for the top spot but gained five strokes

  • Lee sets up Malaysia Open final clash with Momota

    June 30, 2018 12:43 PM 18

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei set up a sensational final clash against Japan's Kento Momota at the Malaysia Open after an easy 21-18, 21-15 victory over Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto in the semifinals on Saturday. The triumph meant Lee, 35, extended his win ratio against Sugiarto to 17-0 following the 53-minute victory. Favourite Lee has won the Malaysia

  • Tiger equals best comeback score, leaps into National hunt

    June 30, 2018 7:00 AM 19

    POTOMAC, United States: Tiger Woods roared into contention for his first victory since 2013, matching the best round of his injury comeback with a five-under par 65 Friday at the US PGA Quicken Loans National. With a spectacular chip-in and four putts beyond 15 feet among his seven birdies, the 14-time major winner stood on five-under 135 after 36 holes

  • Suarez fired up as Uruguay prepare for showdown with Ronaldo's Portugal

    June 30, 2018 6:35 AM 13

    SOCHI, Russia: Criticised for his lack of sharpness in Uruguay's opening game at the World Cup, Luis Suarez insists he is in better shape now as he goes head to head with Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the last 16. The 31-year-old had a desperate day in front of goal as Uruguay eventually ground out a 1-0 win against Egypt to kick off their campaign

  • Ibrahimovic, Villa to power MLS All-Stars against Juventus

    June 30, 2018 6:35 AM 13

    NEW YORK: Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Spanish striker David Villa will lead the Major League Soccer All-Stars against Italian giant Juventus in the MLS All-Star Game, the league announced Friday. The select squad from the North American league for the August 1 showdown at Atlanta includes players from a record 16 nations, including five from this year's

  • Nadal to play in Brisbane ahead of Australian Open

    June 30, 2018 5:16 AM 16

    BRISBANE, Australia: World number one Rafael Nadal will launch his 2019 Australian campaign at the Brisbane International in January, organisers said on Saturday. The Spaniard first played the tournament last year and went on to reach the final of the Australian Open against Roger Federer. "I am really looking forward to starting another season in Brisbane

  • Murray drawn to face Paire in Wimbledon first round

    June 29, 2018 10:24 AM 14

    LONDON: Andy Murray has been drawn to face France's Benoit Paire in the Wimbledon first round after the two-time champion entered the All England Club draw on Friday. Murray had left his participation in the grass-court Grand Slam to the last minute as the former world number one makes tentative progress in his return from hip surgery. The 31-year-old

  • 'Compliments don't win games' as Australia bow out with Peru defeat

    June 26, 2018 11:57 PM 17

    SOCHI: Australia's outgoing coach Bert van Marwijk was left with mixed feelings after seeing the Socceroos bow out of the World Cup with a 2-0 defeat against Peru in Sochi on Tuesday. Van Marwijk's team were again made to pay for their lack of a cutting edge and succumbed to goals from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero for the already-eliminated South