South Korea’s Kang leads Fowler by three in Houston

1 Apr

South Korean Kang Sung’s third-round 71 was good enough for a three-shot lead on Saturday after American Rickie Fowler’s late stumble at the US PGA Houston Open.Kang, a 29-year-old chasing a first US PGA Tour title that would give him a late invitation…

Saracens boss voices global season fears

1 Apr

Saracens coach Mark McCall is concerned that club rugby union could go the way of English county cricket when the new global season kicks in from 2020.The plan to provide greater harmony between the northern and southern hemisphere seasons, with rugby …

UK trade delegation heads to India after Brexit trigger

1 Apr

British finance minister Philip Hammond will head a business delegation to India next week in an effort to boost international trade as Britain begins the process of leaving the European Union.Chancellor of the Exchequer Hammond will be joined by Inter…

Schweinsteiger off mark as Chicago held by Montreal

1 Apr

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored on his Major League Soccer debut on Saturday as Chicago Fire snatched a 2-2 draw with Montreal Impact.Former Germany star Schweinsteiger headed home David Accam’s perfectly flighted cross from close range after 17 minutes …

PSG thrash Monaco to retain French League Cup

1 Apr

Edinson Cavani scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Monaco 4-1 on Saturday to lift the French League Cup for the fourth successive season.Julian Draxler fired PSG ahead with just four minutes played in the final in Lyon, but Thomas Lemar levell…

Painter James Rosenquist dies in New York at age 83

1 Apr

James Rosenquist, a leading pioneer of Pop Art who appropriated industrial painting methods to cultivate his bold, graphic style, has died in New York. He was 83.The internationally acclaimed artist passed away Friday at his home following a long illne…

Prince Charles to meet Italy quake survivors

1 Apr

Britain’s Prince Charles is set to visit the quake-hit Italian town of Amatrice on Sunday as part of a European tour designed to shore up relations with EU allies post Brexit.The Prince of Wales is expected to tour the historic town in central Italy an…

18 hurt in accidental blast at French carnival

1 Apr

Eighteen people were hurt, five of them seriously, when a bonfire effigy blew up at a carnival north of Paris on Saturday, emergency workers said.The blast happened when organisers set fire to a wooden figure during a carnival at Villepinte after a tra…

Soaring Atletico too good for Malaga

1 Apr

Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into third place in La Liga as goals from Koke and Filipe Luis secured a 2-0 win at struggling Malaga on Saturday.In a game of few chances, Atletico were by a distance the more clinical side to register a fourth stra…

April Fool’s marchers in New York elect Trump as their ‘king’

1 Apr

Wearing Donald Trump masks and marching behind a life-sized doll of the president sitting on a toilet, dozens of people took part Saturday in a wry and often bizarre April Fool’s Day march in New York.”Donald Trump has been elected King of Fools this y…

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Konta beats Wozniacki for Miami WTA title

1 Apr

Johanna Konta defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 to win the Miami Open on Saturday – the biggest title won by a British woman in 40 years.Konta, who had never won an elite WTA premier mandatory event, will move to number seven in the world rankings …

Anti-occupation peace demo in Jerusalem

1 Apr

Several hundred mostly Jewish protesters marched in Jerusalem late Saturday to denounce nearly 50 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, police said.The demonstration’s organisers and media estimated that some 2,000 people marched …

Mudslide kills over 100 in Colombia

1 Apr

An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 112 unsuspecting residents in their sleep, authorities said Saturday.

More reports of harassment by Fox star O’Reilly: NYT

1 Apr

Bill O’Reilly, a star Fox News commentator, has been accused of harassment by at least five employees of the network, which has paid millions to resolve their claims, The New York Times reported Saturday.It said Fox had paid the five women a total of $…

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Former champ Thompson takes lead at LPGA ANA Inspiration

1 Apr

American Lexi Thompson put the finishing touches on a second-round 67 on Saturday to claim the 36-hole lead at the LPGA ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California.High winds that halted play on Thursday saw organizers still scrambling to get the firs…

Pakistan 137-8 in third T20 against Windies

1 Apr

Pakistan frittered away a promising position but still managed to post a competitive 137 for eight in the third T20 International against the West Indies at the Queen?s Park Oval in Trinidad on Saturday.Veteran Kamran Akmal (48) and Babar Azam (43) had…

Federer, Nadal to meet again for Miami crown

1 Apr

The greatest rivalry in tennis resumes on Sunday in the final of the Miami Open when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet at the venue where it all began.It was 13 years ago, at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne where the two first faced each other on a cour…

Boonen ambitious for final Flanders ride

1 Apr

Tom Boonen may be a week away from retirement but the Belgian legend still believes he can win Sunday’s Tour of Flanders.Boonen is a major star in his home country and has won Belgium’s biggest race a joint record three times — 2005, 2006 and 2012.But…

Payet rescues Marseille at home to Dijon

1 Apr

Dimitri Payet scored a sublime free-kick to salvage a point for Marseille in a 1-1 home draw against relegation-threatened Dijon in Ligue 1 on Saturday.Dijon arrived at the Stade Velodrome above the bottom three only on goal difference but grabbed a su…

Unexploded WW2 bomb found near Boat Race course

1 Apr

An unexploded Second World War bomb has been found in London’s River Thames near the start of Sunday’s Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, police said on Saturday.”Police were called by a member of the public at approximately 1.50 pm (1250 GMT) on Saturday rep…

Canadian ice dancers win third world gold

1 Apr

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir capped their successful return this season with a third gold at the world figure skating championships on Saturday.The 2010 Olympic champions held on despite 29-year-old Moir stumbling during the free da…

New Chinese-French generation speaks up after killing

1 Apr

The first generation of Chinese nationals to settle in France, most of whom arrived in a wave in the 1970s, rarely if ever expressed themselves publicly.Many lacked legal working papers and struggled to learn French, but still they found a foothold as …

Masked Aubameyang back in black for goal celebration

1 Apr

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated his latest goal against arch-rivals Schalke by again donning a black mask in Saturday’s derby. The 27-year-old, who has hinted he may leave Dortmund at the end of the season, netted his 24t…

Shakespeare fairytale continues as Foxes beat Stoke

1 Apr

Craig Shakespeare became the first Englishman to win his first four matches as a Premier League manager after reigning champions Leicester City moved closer to top-flight survival with a 2-0 victory at home to Stoke City on Saturday.Victory saw Shakesp…

Palace pair Zaha, Benteke stun leaders Chelsea

1 Apr

Chelsea’s march towards the Premier League title was stalled as goals from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke earned Crystal Palace a shock 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Defeat ended Chelsea’s run of 13 successive home wins and enabled se…

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Man Utd’s top-four hopes hit by stalemate

1 Apr

Jose Mourinho’s fears that a gruelling schedule could prove problematic for Manchester United were confirmed in a drab 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.The first of nine fixtures to come in April ended with United having to settle for …

Lewandowski nets hat-trick in Bayern romp

1 Apr

Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 6-0 thrashing of Augsburg on Saturday to go level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in his battle to be the Bundesliga’s top scorer.The win ensured Bayern remained 13 points clear at the summit while A…

Palace’s Zaha stuns Chelsea, Spurs close gap

1 Apr

Wilfried Zaha rocked Chelsea as Crystal Palace breathed new life into the Premier League title race with a stunning 2-1 win over the leaders at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.In a frantic start, the Ivory Coast winger cancelled out Cesc Fabregas’s opener …

India’s highways run dry after court liquor ban

1 Apr

Thousands of liquor outlets along India’s national and state highways closed after a supreme court order kicked in Saturday in an attempt to reduce drunken driving on the world’s deadliest roads.The top court set the April 1 deadline in December barrin…