‘Perfect’ Djokovic thrashes Nadal to win Qatar Open

DOHA: Novak Djokovic won his first title of 2016 yesterday, playing “perfect” tennis to thrash arch-rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets during a breathtaking...

Kings hold off Bryant’s Lakers

LOS ANGELES: The Sacramento Kings squandered a 27-point lead but dug deep late for a 118-115 NBA victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in...

Federer breezes past German Qualifier

BRISBANE: Top seed Roger Federer barely broke a sweat as he breezed past German qualifier Tobias Kamke 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of...

India greats say don’t knock Mumbai boy’s record 1,009

MUMBAI: A Mumbai teenager's record-breaking 1,009 not out wasn't the match's only startling statistic-one of the boundaries was only 30 yards long, while the...

Zidane debuts as Madrid coach against Deportivo

BARCELONA: Zinedine Zidane will make his coaching debut tomorrow when Real Madrid hosts Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league. The former France great...

Barcelona beats Espanyol in brutal Copa cup match

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi scored two goals and set up two more to lead Barcelona’s 4-1 win over cross-town rival Espanyol, which finished a hot-tempered...

Juventus continue resurgence, Fiorentina go top

ROME: Champions Juventus continued their resurgence by beating Hellas Verona 3-0 at home yesterday for an eighth successive Serie A victory as Fiorentina provisionally...

Ali blasts ‘irresponsible’ Blatter and Platini

LONDON: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were "totally irresponsible" to agree a payment that has brought ignominy to world football, according to Prince Ali...

Amla quits as S Africa captain

CAPE TOWN: Hashim Amla said yesterday he was stepping aside as South Africa’s cricket test captain with immediate effect, a day after a double...

Cricketer’s sexism storm worsens with new allegations

SYDNEY: The storm surrounding star cricketer Chris Gayle over an attempt to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV intensified yesterday as new...

Djokovic eases into Qatar quarter-finals

DOHA: Novak Djokovic breezed through to the quarter- finals of the Qatar Open yesterday, losing just four games in a comprehensive defeat of Spain’s...

Zidane takes command at Real in ‘difficult’ challenge

MADRID: Thousands of Real Madrid fans turned out to cheer Zinedine Zidane as one of the all-time great players started his first day as...

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