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April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Conte says Man City could dominate for years

LONDON: Antonio Conte says Manchester City could dominate English football for years after Pep Guardiola’s side dethroned Chelsea as Premier League champions. City were crowned champions last weekend with five games of the season still to go and boast a 16-point lead over second-placed Manchester United.“Manchester City is one club that can continue

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM UEFA bans Sion for two seasons

GENEVA: Swiss club FC Sion has been fined and barred from taking part in European competitions for the next two seasons after failing to pay for the transfer of a player, UEFA said Tuesday. “The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two seasons,” European football’s governing 3

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Stewart wants IPL cut-off date after Surrey lose Curran

LONDON: Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart wants a cut-off date for county players to join the Indian Premier League (IPL) after losing seamer Tom Curran to the Twenty20 tournament just days before the start of their championship campaign. Curran went unsold in February’s IPL auction but Kolkata Knight Riders recruited him for around $247,000 earlier

April 16, 2018 12:00 AM Froome continues Giro warm-up despite doping probe

MILAN: Chris Froome continues his preparations for the Giro d’Italia at next week’s Tour of the Alps despite his case remaining under consideration by cycling’s anti-doping unit. The British four-time Tour de France champion returned an adverse analytical finding for the asthma drug salbutamol at the Vuelta a Espana in September — a race he won in a historic

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Villa stay on course for EPL

LONDON, United Kingdom: Aston Villa moved to within two points of the automatic promotion places for the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Leeds United on Friday. Lewis Grabban’s first-half header was good enough to give the Birmingham club victory at Villa Park as Leeds suffered their 10th defeat of 2018. Villa, the 1982 European Cup winners, have played 1

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Arshad takes 8th place in javelin throw finals

GOLD COAST: Pakistan’s premier javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem could not click at a stage when it mattered the most when he finished eighth in the men’s javelin throw finals of the 21st Commonwealth Games athletics competitions here at the Carrara Stadium on Saturday. The Asian Junior Championships, South Asian Games and Islamic Games bronze medalist

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Ngidi to fly back home after father’s death

MUMBAI: Lungi Ngidi, the Chennai Super Kings pacer, is travelling back to South Africa following the passing away of his father, Cricket South Africa confirmed on Saturday. Jerome Ngidi, the father of Lungi, expired at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital on Friday. The young fast bowler, who bagged a six-wicket haul on his Test debut against India, was picked up by the Chennai 1

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Motherwell reach Scottish Cup final

GLASGOW: Motherwell will face Celtic or Rangers in the Scottish Cup final on May 19 after Curtis Main scored twice in a comprehensive 3-0 semi-final win over Aberdeen on Saturday. A second Cup final of the season awaits for the Steelmen who lost 3-0 to Celtic in the League Cup final in November. Two goals in as many first-half minutes swung the game in Motherwell’s

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Milne replaces Cummins at Mumbai Indians

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians have brought in New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne as a replacement for the injured Pat Cummins, who was ruled out of the season and did not arrive in India. Milne will join Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman and former New Zealand team-mate Mitchell McClenaghan in Mumbai’s pace attack. Though neither the IPL nor the franchise had announced 1

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Arshad finishes eighth in men’s javelin throw

GOLD COAST, Australia: Pakistan’s premier javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem could not click when it mattered after he finished eighth in the men’s javelin throw finals of the 21st Commonwealth Games athletics competitions here at the Carrara Stadium on Saturday. The Asian Junior Championships, South Asian Games and Islamic Games bronze medalist, who had bettered