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July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Rose set to excel at The Open

CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom: Justin Rose says he can repel the host of young Americans who hold all the major golf titles and claim The Open crown this week despite a mediocre record. The 37-year-old Englishman — whose best finish in his home major remains his astonishing fourth in 1998 when still an amateur — is in fine fettle heading into Thursday’s

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Tepora stops Ortega to win featherweight

KUALA LIMPUR: Jhack Tepora gave fellow Filipino Manny Pacquiao a boost before his showdown with Lucas Matthysse on Sunday by stopping Mexico’s Edivaldo Ortega to win the interim World Boxing Association featherweight title. Cebu’s Tepora, fighting on the undercard of the Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse world title bill in Kuala Lumpur, unleashed a wicked short

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 16, 2018 12:00 AM South Africa’s Justin Harding wins Indonesia Open

JAKARTA: South Africa’s Justin Harding carded a one-under-par 71 to secure his maiden Asian Tour victory at the final day of the Indonesia Open on Sunday. The 32-year-old dropped two shots on holes seven and eight, but bounced back with two birdies and won with an 18-under-par 270 total at Jakarta’s Pondok Indah Golf Course.Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent pressured

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Groenewegen wins yet another TdF stage

AMIENS, France: Dutch ace Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to a second straight win on stage eight of the Tour de France (TdF) on Saturday as second and third Andre Greipel and Fernando Gaviria were disqualified for elbowing and headbutting at 70km/h. Fourth-placed Peter Sagan inherited second with fifth-placed John Degenkolb promoted to third after a thrilling 1

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Waseem faces Mthalane in tough fight today

KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem will on Sunday (today) fight the toughest battle of his pro career when he faces the highly experienced and former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion Moruti Mthalane of South Africa in the IBF flyweight world title shot in Kuala Lumpur. By the time this story will be read by the readers 1

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Judoka Qaisar wins bronze in Hong Kong

ISLAMABAD: Qaisar Khan won bronze medal in Hong Kong Cadets Asian Cup 2018 following a close defeat against Hungarian Judoka, VEG, Zsombor in the semi-finals. Qaisar performed well until semi-final but unfortunately lost to world No 8 ranked player. In quarter-final Qaisar was against Chinese Taipei’s Judoka LIN, Sheng-Kai, world ranker 13. Qaisar qualified 1

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Comcast to pay 243mln pounds in fees for Sky takeover

LONDON: Comcast expects to pay the banks, law firms and other advisers on its 25.9 billion pound ($34.23 billion) bid for Sky as much as 243 million pounds if it wins the battle for the British broadcaster, the U.S. cable giant said on Friday. Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast and Walt Disney that will generate large fees for advisory firms working on all sides 1

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM IMC wins gold at Asia Pacific skill contest

KARACHI: Indus Motor Company’s (IMC) team has won four medals, at “Asia Pacific Skill Contest 2018” in Thailand, defeating India, among other countries, a statement said on Wednesday. Asia Pacific Skill Contest is an annual competition, hosted by Toyota Global. This year’s contest, attracted at least 146 contestants, from 12 Toyota affiliated companies 4

July 10, 2018 12:00 AM Kim Sei-young wins Thornberry crown in style

LOS ANGELES, California: South Korean Kim Sei-young smashed the LPGA 72-hole scoring record Sunday, winning the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic with a stunning 31-under par total. Kim, 24-under to start the day, fired a final-round seven-under par 65 on the par-72 Thornberry course in Oneida, Wisconsin.Her 31-under total of 257 broke the LPGA’s 72-hole