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  • Ashwin eyes India white-ball return

    September 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    MUMBAI: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is plotting a return to white-ball cricket in a bid to play at the ICC World Cup in England and Wales next year. He has been out of India’s limited-overs outfits for over a year, with his last ODI and T20I coming in July and June 2017 respectively.Ashwin has not given up on a recall in time to represent India

  • Hong Kong restrict India to 285 despite Dhawan’s ton

    September 19, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    DUBAI: Shikhar Dhawan scored his 14th One-day International (ODI) century but Hong Kong managed to restrict India to 285 for 7 in their Asia Cup 2018 match at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday. After Hong Kong invited them to bat, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma perished after making 23 with four boundaries. He was caught by Nizakat off Ehsan Khan’s

  • Australian cricket needs Smith back, says Waugh

    September 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    SYDNEY: Australian cricket needs disgraced ex-captain Steve Smith and he is likely to be welcomed back with open arms, former skipper Steve Waugh forecast Tuesday, although it might be tougher for David Warner. The pair are serving one-year suspensions from international and state cricket over their part in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa

  • Nibali, Aru make provisional Italy team for cycling worlds

    September 18, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    MILAN: Veteran Italian cycling stars Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru have been selected for a provisional 12-man Italy team for the road race world championships in Austria this month. The two all-rounders struggled during the Tour of Spain, which ended on Sunday.Former ‘Vuelta’ winner, Aru, 28, crashed on the Spanish stage race while 33-year-old Nibali

  • Former Ipswich and England defender Kevin Beattie dies at 64

    September 18, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LONDON: Former Ipswich Town and England central defender Kevin Beattie has died aged 64, the player’s family announced Sunday. Beattie, born in Carlisle, northern England, became a key member of the successful Ipswich side under future England manager Bobby Robson that won the FA Cup in 1978.Beattie also won nine caps for England, scoring one goal, in a career

  • Park Sang-hyun claims win at Shinhan Donghae Open

    September 17, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    SEOUL: South Korean golfer Park Sang-hyun on Sunday fired an eight-under-par 63 to claim a stunning wire-to-wire victory at the Asian Tour’s Shinhan Donghae Open in Incheon, South Korea. The 35-year-old finished his fourth round with eight birdies for a final score of 262, ending 22-under-par and five strokes ahead of Scott Vincent from Zimbabwe. Kiwi Nick Voke came third

  • Mola claims third straight World Triathlon Series title

    September 17, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    GOLD COAST, Australia: Spain’s Mario Mola clinched his third straight World Triathlon Series men’s title after finishing second in the final race here on Sunday. Frenchman Vincent Luis won the race in 1:44:34, 14 seconds ahead of Mola, while South Africa’s Richard Murray finished third.“It has been a great season and finishing with a second place behind

  • Barcelona fight back to beat Real Sociedad, Real held in Bilbao

    September 17, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    MADRID: Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Sociedad on Saturday as Real Madrid lost ground in La Liga after a 1-1 stalemate at Athletic Bilbao. Real, unbeaten after three games, fell behind to Iker Muniain’s 32nd-minute goal on a counter-attack.Athletic keeper Unai Simon held Real, who open their Champions League campaign against Roma at the Santiago

  • Ronaldo gets off the mark for Juventus

    September 17, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    MILAN: Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus and then added a second in Sunday’s fourth Serie A game of the season, against Sassuolo in Turin. The 33-year-old tapped in on the line after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and added a second 15 minutes later to give the reigning seven-time

  • Alvarez downs Golovkin with majority decision win

    September 17, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another attritional contest between the two evenly-matched rivals at the T-Mobile Arena, one year after