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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record

LOS ANGELES: World 100 meter silver medalist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60 meter indoor world record with a time of 6.37sec on Friday. The 21-year-old American set the new mark at the low-level Clemson Invitational track meet to surpass the previous record of 6.39sec held by fellow American Maurice Greene. Greene ran the time twice 1

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes court date clashes with T20 return

LONDON: Ben Stokes’s return to international cricket could be further delayed as he faces having to be in court the day he was due to play a T20 match in New Zealand, police revealed on Thursday. The talismanic 26-year-old has been included in the squad to play a triangular T20 tournament being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February but according

January 16, 2018 12:00 AM Kizzire prevails in marathon playoff to win Sony Open

LOS ANGELES, California: Patton Kizzire outlasted James Hahn over six playoff holes to win the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday for his second win of the PGA Tour season. Kizzire, who entered the day a shot back of the lead, carded a two-under-par 68 that put him tied at the top of the leaderboard on 17-under with Hahn (62).Kizzire, who also won the OHL Classic 3

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM Olunga scores hat-trick in Girona romp

MADRID: Kenyan striker Michael Olunga had a day to remember on Saturday as he came off the bench to score a hat-trick in Girona’s historic 6-0 win over struggling Las Palmas in La Liga. Olunga played a starring role as the Catalan side, in their debut season in Spain’s top flight, recorded their biggest victory at this level. Girona were ahead at half-time 2

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM Money-laundering probe opens into AC Milan sale

ROME: Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes, La Stampa reported on Saturday. Milan prosecutors want to know if the 740 million euros ($786 million) paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued 2

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM Ashwin boosts India against SA

CENTURION, South Africa: Two run-outs and the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin gave India the edge on the first day of the second Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Saturday. South Africa finished on 269 for six. They had been cruising at 246 for three and seemed set for a big total after winning the toss and batting on an easy-paced pitch 3

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM British bobsledder Tasker to miss Games after suffering stroke

LONDON: British bobsledder Bruce Tasker will miss next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics after suffering a minor stroke last week, Team GB said on Thursday. The 30-year-old Welshman, who is being treated for groin and hip injuries at home, was taken to Wexham Park Hospital on January 4 after experiencing dizziness and nausea.Tasker was subsequently transferred 2

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Drone users in Thailand must register or face jail, fines

BANGKOK: Drone users who fail to register their devices in Thailand by Tuesday could face up to five years in jail or a $3,000 fine, officials said, tough new rules that may hit tourists and media alike. The regulations, which were announced in October but take effect this week, cover nearly all forms of drone use from commercial and recreational to scientific 2

January 8, 2018 12:00 AM Coutinho in Barcelona to tie up third-richest transfer

BARCELONA: Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho was here on Sunday to tie up a 160-million-euro ($192 million) move from Liverpool, the third-richest deal of all time. “Bem-vindo! Welcome! Benvingut! ¡Bienvenido!” Barca tweeted to Coutinho along with a waving hand sign and a video showing a shirt bearing his name in a locker.The swoop for the 25-year-old

January 6, 2018 12:00 AM Son rescues point for Spurs against West Ham

LONDON: Son Heung-min’s superb equaliser rescued a point for Tottenham Hotspur as they drew 1-1 with West Ham United in the Premier League derby at Wembley on Thursday. Pedro Obiang’s 70th-minute piledriver looked like giving West Ham a smash-and-grab victory after they spent virtually all evening manning a claret and blue defensive barricade.But with Tottenham 4