Hamilton’s blistering lap to claim pole for Australian F1 GP
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Hamilton’s blistering lap to claim pole for Australian F1 GP

MELBOURNE: Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a sizzling final lap to grab pole position for the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne on Saturday. The…

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Shedding weight, scoring goals in Mexico’s obese football league
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Shedding weight, scoring goals in Mexico’s obese football league

MONTERREY, Mexico: Dripping with sweat, the burly footballers sprint across the pitch seeking to score in Mexico’s Heavyweight Football league, where points are awarded not just for goals…

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Garnett clings to one-shot lead in PGA’s Dominican debut
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Garnett clings to one-shot lead in PGA’s Dominican debut

SANTO DOMINGO: American Brice Garnett, seeking his first US PGA Tour title, fired a four-under par 68 to hold a one-stroke lead after Friday’s second round of the…

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Messi isn’t missed as Argentina down Italy
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Messi isn’t missed as Argentina down Italy

MANCHESTER: Ever Banega ensured Argentina weren’t derailed by Lionel Messi’s absence as the World Cup contenders clinched a 2-0 win over Italy in Friday’s friendly at the Etihad…

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Lingard strike sees new-look England enjoy Dutch friendly success
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Lingard strike sees new-look England enjoy Dutch friendly success

AMSTERDAM: Jesse Lingard scored his first England goal as a reshaped side beat the Netherlands 1-0 in an Amsterdam friendly on Friday. This was England’s last away match…

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Quintero stuns France as Colombia hit back to win 3-2
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Quintero stuns France as Colombia hit back to win 3-2

PARIS: Substitute Juan Quintero lashed home a penalty five minutes from time as Colombia came back from 2-0 down to stun France 3-2 on Friday. Barcelona centre-back Samuel…

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McLeish’s second spell as Scotland boss starts with Costa Rica defeat
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McLeish’s second spell as Scotland boss starts with Costa Rica defeat

GLASGOW: Alex McLeish saw his second spell as Scotland manager start with a defeat as Costa Rica won 1-0 in a friendly international at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on…

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Venus Williams rallies to advance at Miami Open
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Venus Williams rallies to advance at Miami Open

MIAMI: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams stormed back from deficits in both sets to defeat qualifier Natalia Vikhlyantseva 7-5, 6-4 in the second round of the WTA…

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Ronaldo’s last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight
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Ronaldo’s last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight

ZURICH: Cristiano Ronaldo hit two goals in stoppage time as European champions Portugal defeated Egypt 2-1 in a friendly international on Friday, winning his personal duel with Mohamed…

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Almost 100 England fans arrested after Amsterdam trouble
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Almost 100 England fans arrested after Amsterdam trouble

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam police said on Friday they had arrested almost 100 England football supporters ahead of a friendly international against the Netherlands, with videos posted online showing crowds…

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