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November 13, 2018 12:00 AM Kuchar survives scare to end title drought

MEXICO CITY: Matt Kuchar survived a late scare to clinch his first title in four years on Sunday with a one-shot victory at the US PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Classic in Playa del Carmen. The 40-year-old American, who had started the final round with a four-shot lead, squeezed home ahead of New Zealand’s Danny Lee after posting a two-under-par 69.Lee had surged 1

November 13, 2018 12:00 AM Babar holds on to No 1 T20I batsmen spot

DUBAI: With scores of 7, 40 and 79 against New Zealand, Pakistan opener Babar Azam has clung on to the top spot among batsmen in Twenty20 Internationals. Babar’s teammate Mohammad Hafeez rose 16 spots to No 53 after his knocks of 45, 34 and 53, and Shoaib Malik made a gain of one spot to No 28 on the latest ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings. Despite the 2-1 series 1

November 11, 2018 12:00 AM Nine die in California wildfires, thousands forced to flee

PARADISE, United States: Nine people were killed and hundreds of thousands ordered to evacuate as wildfires raged on Saturday across California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the resort of Malibu, home to Hollywood stars. The fatalities were reported in a massive late-season inferno in the town of Paradise, in Butte County north of the state 1

November 11, 2018 12:00 AM Kuchar takes two-shot lead over Champ in Mexico

MEXICO CITY: Matt Kuchar grabbed a two-shot lead at the US PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Classic in Mexico on Friday, firing his second straight 64 for a 14-under par total of 128. Kuchar, owner of seven tour titles but seeking his first since the 2014 RBC Heritage, was two strokes clear of Cameron Champ, who fired a nine-under par 62 to set an early target on 130. Champ 1

November 11, 2018 12:00 AM Lopez wins maiden LPGA crown with China victory

SHANGHAI: Mexico’s 136th-ranked Gaby Lopez celebrated the biggest victory of her career on Saturday when she triumphed at the $2.1 million Blue Bay LPGA in China. An emotional Lopez beat off world number one Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand and a late challenge from France’s Celine Boutier for her maiden victory on the US-based LPGA Tour. Lopez carded a final-round 1

November 8, 2018 12:00 AM Thai golfers dominate first round in China

SHANGHAI: Thai golfers dominated the opening round of the $2.1 million Blue Bay LPGA in China on Wednesday, with the world-ranked 89 Thidapa Suwannapura leading the way. Thidapa shot a four-under-par 68 on the island of Hainan to take a one-shot lead from Thailand’s world number one Ariya Jutanugarn and Canada’s Alena Sharp.Six players were tied in fourth 3

November 6, 2018 12:00 AM Lahore SHO along with driver, guard shot dead

LAHORE: The Rang Mahal police station house officer (SHO) Zahid Mehmood, his driver and guard were killed in an attack on his car on Monday. The SHO was critically injured in the attack and succumbed to his wounds while being taken to a hospital, according to Geo News report. The driver and the guard died on-the-spot. "Inspector Mehmood was coming to Lahore 2

November 6, 2018 12:00 AM Late eagle lifts DeChambeau to US PGA Las Vegas title

LOS ANGELES, California: Bryson DeChambeau rolled in a 58-foot eagle putt from off the green at 16 on Sunday on the way to a one-shot victory in the US PGA Tour’s Shriners for Children Open in Las Vegas. DeChambeau fired a five-under par 66 in the final round at TPC Summerlin to edge defending champion Patrick Cantlay by a stroke.On a day that saw several 3

November 5, 2018 12:00 AM Japanese teen Hataoka wins LPGA Japan Classic

TOKYO: Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka shot a dazzling five-under 67 to win the Japan Classic by two strokes on Sunday, her second LPGA Tour triumph this season. Hataoka became the first home player in seven years to win the Japan title, firing seven birdies with two bogeys to finish 14-under par at Seta Golf Club in Shiga.“I’m glad to win here in Japan 3

November 4, 2018 12:00 AM Atletico held by Leganes despite Griezmann stunner

MADRID: Antoine Griezmann scored a brilliant free-kick but Atletico Madrid missed the chance to go top of La Liga on Saturday after drawing 1-1 at struggling Leganes. Griezmann’s bending effort in the second half looked likely to prove the difference in a contest short on chances at Butarque but Guido Carrillo’s 82nd-minute equaliser earned Leganes a deserved 4