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  • South African football ‘giant’ Masinga dies

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 16

    JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa star Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association said in a statement. “We have lost a giant of South African football,” said football association president Danny Jordaan. “This is a sad day and I am gutted.“I saw him last Sunday before I flew to Dakar

  • India call up Shankar,: Gill to replace suspended pair

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 16

    SYDNEY: India Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home in disgrace over comments made about women. Rahul and Pandya were axed ahead of India’s opening one-day international against Australia in Sydney on Saturday, which the tourists

  • Rayudu reported for suspect bowling action

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 19

    NEW DELHI: India’s Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action in the first One-day International against Australia, the International Cricket Council said Sunday. The part-time spinner’s action was flagged by match officials, citing concerns about its legality, after the match in Sydney.“Rayudu’s bowling action will now be scrutinised

  • Aussies stun India in 1st ODI despite Sharma’s ton

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 14

    SYDNEY: Australia fended off an explosive century from Rohit Sharma to post a morale-boosting 34-run victory over India in the first one-day international in Sydney on Saturday. The Australians made 288 for five off their 50 overs after winning the toss and restricted India to 254 for nine. Sharma blasted 133 off 129 balls in a scintillating effort to keep India

  • Hirscher trumps Henrik in giant slalom

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 10

    ADELBODEN, Switzerland: Austria’s world and Olympic champion Marcel Hirscher trumped Norwegian arch-rival Henrik Kristoffersen to claim victory in Saturday’s World Cup giant slalom in Adelboden. The 29-year-old Austrian was second after the first run dominated by the Norwegian, but laid down the quickest second run to snatch victory by an impressive

  • Master/Diamond Paints win subsidiary final

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    LAHORE: Master Paints/Diamond Paints edged past PBG/Remounts by seven and a half goals to six to win the subsidiary final played here at Cavalry Polo Ground on Saturday. For the winning side, which had a half goal handicap, Umer Malhi emerged as star of the day as he fired in fabulous four goals while Saqib Khan Khakwani, Mir Huzaifa and Sufi Farooq

  • Sevilla sign El Haddadi

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 14

    SEVILLE, Spain: Sevilla have signed one forward in Munir El Haddadi from Barcelona but lost another after the club confirmed on Saturday that Nolito will be out for three months due to injury. Nolito broke his fibula in training ahead of Sevilla’s La Liga game away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The Spaniard has not been a regular in Pablo Machin’s starting

  • Iran, Iraq power into Asian Cup knockout phase

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 10

    ABU DHABI: Iran sank Vietnam and Iraq beat Yemen as the neighbours and arch-rivals powered into the Asian Cup round of 16 on Saturday ahead of their highly anticipated group decider next week. Sardar Azmoun struck both goals in Iran’s 2-0 win in Abu Dhabi, while teenager Mohanad Ali’s early solo strike kick-started Iraq’s 3-0 victory in Sharjah. Iran and Iraq will meet in Dubai

  • Sandgren claims maiden ATP crown

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 9

    AUCKLAND: American Tennys Sandgren was left speechless Saturday after claiming his first ATP tour title with a comprehensive straight sets win over Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the Auckland Classic final. The 27-year-old Sandgren took just 79 minutes to beat Norrie 6-4, 6-2 to round out a remarkable week of tennis without dropping a set. “I’m a little

  • Hamid wins U14 crown in Thailand

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    ISLAMABAD: Hamid Israr pairing with a Bangladesh player won the doubles title in the ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships 2019 Division II in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Hamid and Hossain Mohammad Roman beat the third seeded Iranian pair of Amirali Ghavam and Kasra Rahmani 6-2, 6-1 in the final. In the boys’ singles category, Hassan Ali was the best performer