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July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Gor Mahia shed goal-shy image with four in CAF romp

JOHANNESBURG: Gor Mahia of Kenya shed a goal-shy record by trouncing Young Africans of Tanzania 4-0 Wednesday and boosting their hopes of reaching the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals. Ivorian Ephrem Guikan was the matchday 3 destroyer-in-chief, scoring late in each half, after Rwandan Jacques Tuyisenge had broken the deadlock in Nairobi.A Mwinyi

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Thomas triumphs in yellow, but booed on Alpe d’Huez

ALPE D’HUEZ, France: Geraint Thomas became the first yellow jersey wearer since disgraced Lance Armstrong to triumph on the legendary Alpe d’Huez after a thrilling finale to a punishing Tour de France 12th stage on Thursday. But the Welshman, along with teammate Chris Froome, was met by a chorus of boos and jeers at the finish as Team Sky’s domination

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Kim stretches lead at John Deere Classic

LOS ANGELES: Michael Kim celebrated his 25th birthday with a seven-under par 64 in the third round of John Deere Classic on Saturday, stretching his lead to five strokes over Bronson Burgoon. Kim shrugged off two weather delays, capping his round with four straight birdies to put himself in prime position to strike on Sunday for a first US PGA Tour title

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Car crash victim Degenkolb wins 9th stage of Tour de France

PARIS: John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals made for a slapstick spectacle amidst clouds of dust. The win marks a return to form for the German, a former winner of Paris-Roubaix, who was knocked down by a car in Mallorca two years ago. Van Avermaet

July 15, 2018 3:28 PM France snatch World Cup glory from Croatia to win second title

France become new world champions after an epic final that has featured a series of firsts including an own goal and a penalty awarded after a video review. Les Bleus, as they are colloquially known, will lift their first World Cup trophy since 1998. France coach Didier Deschamps was thrown into the air in a celebration by his players after becoming 1

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Hedwall, Henderson share LPGA Marathon lead

LOS ANGELES, California: Canadian Brooke Henderson birdied her last two holes Friday to join Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall atop the leaderboard at the LPGA Marathon Classic in Ohio. “To finish birdie-birdie was really important, and it’s fun to see your name at the top,” said Henderson, who had five birdies without a bogey in a five-under-par 66. Hedwall 1

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM After N-League, PTI also decides to flex muscles in Lahore

LAHORE: To reciprocate Pakistan Muslim League-N show of power in Lahore, Pakistan Tehree-e-Insaf would also flex its muscles in the city during its two-day campaign on July 18-19. Sources said PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif held stormy visits to various constituencies of Lahore during the past week and also led a rally in Lahore on July 13 to welcome 1

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM FIFA asks TV producers to cut down on fan close-ups

MOSCOW: FIFA said Friday it had asked TV producers to reduce the number of close-up shots of spectators at the World Cup final to avoid any “suggestions of sexual connotations”. The feed supplied by FIFA and used by TV stations around the world shows spectators in the stands to complement the coverage of the matches in Russia. The cameras sometimes zoom in on female 4

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Hatton sets pace in Scottish Open

LONDON: England’s Tyrrell Hatton was out in front as players from ‘south of the border’ took up leading positions on the second day of the Scottish Open at Gullane near Edinburgh on Friday. Hatton added a second-round score of 64 to his opening 65 to put himself on 11-under par — a total that gave him a one-shot clubhouse lead over compatriot Eddie Pepperell 4

July 11, 2018 12:05 PM Bilawal suspends Peshawar jalsa in solidarity with Bilour family

ISLAMABAD: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that he is suspending his political activities for today and his Thursday jalsa in Peshawar in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack on an ANP’s political meeting. At least 20 people, including ANP candidate Haroon Bilour, were martyred in the suicide attack in Peshawar’s Yaqatoot area. “In solidarity 4