Thursday, 27 July 2017

Sports

Wayne Rooney apologises for drunkenly gatecrashing wedding

LONDON: England captain Wayne Rooney “unreservedly” apologised on Wednesday to interim manager Gareth Southgate and Football Association (FA) technical director Dan Ashworth after the publication of embarrassing photographs at the squad’s hotel. Rooney started England’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over arch-rivals Scotland at Wembley on Friday, a match in which ...

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Williamson keen on following attacking blueprint

CHRISTCHURCH:  The pitch is a vivid green, and the forecast is for rain, but bury caution, Kane Williamson said; “freedom” is his call to action with the bat. The reasoning is simple: it is what has worked for New Zealand at home, in the past. Thrashed in India, and beaten ...

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Messi leads Argentina team ban on talking to media

Lionel Messi led his 26-man Argentina squad in a protest on Tuesday against perceived mistreatment by the media, saying they were boycotting the press until further notice. Messi had just inspired a 3-0 home win over Colombia scoring one goal and laying on the other two to put Argentina’s World ...

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New Zealand search for first series win against Pakistan since 1985

CHRISTCHURCH: 12 Consecutive undefeated Test series for Pakistan against New Zealand (including one-off Tests) – they have won seven and drawn five. The only ongoing streak of undefeated Test series between two of the top eight teams is South Africa’s run of 15 unbeaten series against New Zealand. Australia also ...

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South Africa humble Australia in Test series triumph

HOBART: South Africa demolished Australia by an innings and 80 runs after yet another batting collapse to claim their third successive Test series Down Under Tuesday, plunging the hosts further into crisis. The Proteas bowled out the home side for 161 before lunch on the fourth day, rattling through their ...

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New-look sides clash in middleweight fight

HARARE – Visiting teams to Zimbabwe often use their time here as a looking glass into the future: which new combinations might be worth exploring? Who are the up-and-coming players? Who’s staking a claim for the next major tour? While West Indies’ circumstances might be a little more tempestuous, both ...

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England’s Selby sends World No. 4 Mossad crashing

England’s Daryl Selby (left) in action against Egyptian second seed Omar Mossad during their first round Qatar Classic squash match. DOHA: ‘It was tough as it always is, and it hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I’m delighted obviously to beat him for the first time’ Daryl Selby has been ...

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Luck deserts Warner as Proteas maintain grip

HOBART – Luck deserted Australia in their desperate bid to salvage the second Test with South Africa snaring the vital wicket of David Warner in unfortunate circumstances in Hobart. Warner, who was seeking redemption after his reckless dismissal in the opening over of the first innings, lost his wicket while ...

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Hamilton wins to take title showdown to final race

SAO PAULO: Lewis Hamilton survived carnage and relentless rain to send this year’s world championship down to the wire in Abu Dhabi as he claimed a spectacular victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The defending three-time world champion showed all his tenacity and skill with a near-flawless drive in treacherous ...

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Strycova levels to force Fed Cup final decider

STRASBOURG: Barbora Strycova forced a deciding fifth rubber in Sunday’s Fed Cup final after beating France’s Alize Cornet to draw the Czech Republic level at 2-2 in Strasbourg. Strycova replaced injured two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and kept alive Czech hopes of a fifth title in six years with a ...

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