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  • Japan’s Murakami, Shirai capture world titles

    October 10, 2017 12:00 AM 9

    MONTREAL: Japan’s Mai Murakami won the women’s floor exercise crown and compatriot Kenzo Shirai captured the men’s vault for his second title at the injury-hit World Gymnastics Championships on Sunday. Murakami, a disappointing fourth in the all-around, claimed Japan’s first women’s world floor medal since 1958 with a score of 14.233 points, edging American

  • Cancer victim gives Kyrgios ‘higher purpose’

    October 10, 2017 12:00 AM 5

    SYDNEY: Troubled Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he has finally found a purpose in life and will build a facility for disadvantaged kids after being struck by the death of a young boy from cancer. The combustible but talented 22-year-old, who had another meltdown in losing the China Open final to Rafael Nadal on Sunday, has long struggled with his demons

  • Sony Pictures Network Acquires Rights for India's 2018 Oz Tour

    October 9, 2017 5:43 PM 6

    New Delhi: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has acquired the exclusive media rights for multiple tours of Indian cricket team to Australia along with upcoming Ashes, starting November. The agreement for the Indian subcontinent covers a number of countries, including Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and SPN will broadcast Australian cricket via its sports network

  • Extreme Kayaking competition held in Austria

    October 9, 2017 7:37 AM 6

    New Zealand's Sam Sutton won his fourth Extreme Kayaking world title on Saturday (October 7) while Frenchwoman Nouria Newman won the women's title. Sutton, 29, was the only competitor to go under 55 seconds in his final run. Spain's Aniol Serrasolses was second, less than a third of a second behind Sutton with German Alexander Grimm third - half a second

  • Wahab strikes but Sri Lanka in command of second Test

    October 9, 2017 3:59 AM 6

    DUBAI: Paceman Wahab Riaz took three wickets in a fiery spell but Sri Lanka were still in the driving seat after the third day of the second day-night Test in Dubai on Sunday. Riaz grabbed 3-10 to derail Sri Lanka´s second innings -- 34-5 at close -- but the visitors were still in a strong position with an overall lead of 254 runs with five wickets intact

  • Bruguera, Medina named Spanish Davis, Fed Cup captains

    October 9, 2017 12:00 AM 6

    MADRID: Two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera was named captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team on Sunday with Anabel Medina to take over as Fed Cup captain, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) announced on Sunday. “The board have unanimously decided to name Sergi Bruguera and Anabel Medina as captains for the Spanish Davis and Fed Cup teams

  • Wales and Ireland face World Cup shootout

    October 9, 2017 12:00 AM 9

    LONDON: Wales manager Chris Coleman says his side will embrace the pressure of Monday’s (today’s) knife-edge World Cup qualification shootout against the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff. Victory for either team will guarantee them a play-off berth at their opponents’ expense and could yield an automatic qualifying spot if Group D leaders Serbia falter

  • Rupp, Dibaba win first major marathons at Chicago

    October 9, 2017 12:00 AM 5

    CHICAGO, Illinois: Galen Rupp became the first American man in 15 years to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday while Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba, a three-time Olympic champion, captured the women’s crown. It was only the fourth career start at the 26.2-mile (42.16km) distance for Rupp, who was second in April’s Boston Marathon and third in last year’s

  • Britain’s Whitlock, Japan’s Shirai defend world titles

    October 9, 2017 12:00 AM 7

    MONTREAL: Britain’s Max Whitlock captured his second consecutive pommel horse title and Japan’s Kenzo Shirai took his third floor exercise crown as defending champions dominated Saturday at the World Gymnastics Championships. All five apparatus titles decided at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium went to those who had taken crowns in 2015 at Glasgow in the previous

  • Mehfooz, Shabbir, Akram, Rashid Niners in semis

    October 9, 2017 12:00 AM 6

    KARACHI: Muhammad Mehfooz, Shabbir Sharif, Muhammad Akram and Rahid Minhas Niners reached the semi-finals of Nishan-e-Haider hockey tournament, defeating their rivals in quarter-finals here on Sunday. In the first quarter-final, Mehfooz Niners defeated Muhammad Sarwar Niners by 6-4. Mehfooz team won the penalty shootout 4-3. Later both teams played well in the regular