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February 20, 2018 12:00 AM Watson’s wait ends with third Riviera triumph

LOS ANGELES, California: Bubba Watson fired a two-under-par 69 on Sunday to win an emotional third Genesis Open title, ending a drought that stretched back to his 2016 triumph here at Riviera Country Club. One-over for the day after three bogeys and two birdies on the front nine, Watson produced three birdies without a bogey coming home for a 12-under-par 2

February 20, 2018 12:00 AM Unsentimental Vonn feeling like a ‘million bucks’

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: US speed queen Lindsey Vonn insisted she would not get sentimental about what will likely be her last Olympic downhill on Wednesday, saying instead she felt like “a million bucks” going into the blue riband event. Vonn, 33, won the 2010 downhill title in Vancouver, but missed Sochi through injury. Her outing in the super-G in Pyeongchang 2

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM Navy cruise to landslide win in National Air Gun Championship

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy recorded a landslide victory in the third edition of National Air Gun Shooting Championship which concluded here at the Pakistan Navy Shooting Range on Sunday. Pakistan Navy shooters accumulated a tally of 15 medals in the three-day championship to comfortably win the title ahead of second-placed Pakistan Army. Navy made a clean 4

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM Matloob triumphs as Zulfiqar blows away chance to win CAS Open

KARACHI: Unheralded local golfer Zulfiqar Ali squandered a perfect opportunity to land the biggest title of his career on Sunday when two three-putts by him allowed the seasoned Matloob Ahmed to win the coveted CAS Open golf crown here at the Airmen Golf Course. DHA’s Zulfiqar, a hard-working yet under-achieving pro, seemed down and out when he carded 5

February 18, 2018 12:00 AM Goffin out after freak eye injury

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Grigor Dimitrov moved into the final of the Rotterdam Open on Saturday as David Goffin was forced to retire after he was hit in the eye by a ball which bounced off his own racquet. After dropping the first set 6-3, the Belgian fourth seed had the worst of luck in the opening game of the second set against Bulgarian Dimitrov, with the ball taking 1

February 18, 2018 12:00 AM Hanyu magic as snowboarder Ledecka pulls off ski shock

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: “Ice Prince” Yuzuru Hanyu clinched the first back-to-back men’s Olympic figure skating titles in 66 years on Saturday as snowboarder Ester Ledecka pulled off a major shock as she skied to women’s super-G gold. Hanyu lost his balance twice in his free skate but a total score of 317.85 gave the peerless Japanese gold with room to spare 2

February 16, 2018 12:00 AM Germany tops FIFA rankings

LAUSANNE: World champions Germany remain top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday as there was no move in the top 10 during a last month in which few internationals took place. Iceland were the only climbers in the top 20, up two places to 18th having thrashed minnows Indonesia in two friendlies in January. Olympic champions Brazil are second in the rankings 3

February 16, 2018 12:00 AM Alam takes slim lead at CAS Open Golf

KARACHI: Muhammad Alam on Thursday gave the 37th CAS Open Golf Championship an usual start. Unusual because normally a major golf tournament in Pakistan begins with one of the big guns of the national circuit taking the pole position on the leader-board.But on day one of the Rs8 million championship, it was the little-known Alam, who took a one-shot 2

February 16, 2018 12:00 AM FIH says Pakistan will play in World Cup in India

New Delhi: Hockey’s governing body indicated Thursday that Pakistan will take part in the men’s World Cup this year in India. Pakistan has qualified for the World Cup to be held in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar between November 18 and December 16. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) told AFP however that no participating nation has indicated 2

February 15, 2018 12:00 AM Halep wins on return, Wozniacki cruises

DOHA: World number two Simona Halep won on her return to competitive action since losing the Australian Open final, beating Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets in the Qatar Open Wednesday. Halep eased through 6-3, 6-0 against the Russian, in a second round match — she received a first round bye — but admitted afterwards she was still anxious about an ankle 2