Leaders seek first major crown in Masters shootout

A tension-packed shootout among 15 golfers bunched within five shots atop the leaderboard began unfolding Saturday as the third round of the Masters opened at Augusta National.Co-leader Sergio Garcia, playing his 72nd consecutive major tournament and 7...

Russia, Iran army chiefs vow to continue Syria fight

The army chiefs of Russia and Iran discussed the US strikes in Syria by phone Saturday, and vowed to continue the fight against "terrorists" and their supporters, Iranian media reported.The two chiefs of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri and Genera...

Sharks edge Jaguares in error-filled clash

Coastal Sharks of South Africa ground out an 18-13 victory over the Jaguares of Argentina Saturday in an error-strewn Super Rugby match. Endless handling errors by both teams and many penalties led to a stop-start match that offered minimum entertainm...

Son turns up heat on Chelsea, subs save Liverpool

South Korean forward Son Heung-Min scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur overpowered Watford 4-0 on Saturday to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.Dele Alli and Eric Dier were also on target as Spurs closed to within four points of Chelsea, who...

North Korea blasts US strikes on Syria, says justify nukes: state media

North Korea has said the US missile strikes on Syria were an "intolerable act of aggression" that "proves a million times over" that strengthening its nuclear programme was the right choice, state media reported Saturday.The comments were Pyongyang's f...

Poulsen’s late strike trims Bayern’s lead

Yussuf Poulsen's late goal sealed ten-man RB Leipzig's 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday to trim Bayern Munich's runaway lead to seven points with seven Bundesliga games left.Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday eveni...

Valverde secures overall victory in Basque Tour

Veteran Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde won the Tour of the Basque Country for the first time after coming in second in Saturday's final sixth stage, a time trial in Eibar.The 36-year-old Movistar rider, who finished second behind Slovenia's Primoz Ro...

Uzbekistan link to Stockholm ‘terror attack’

Swedish authorities said Saturday that a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, who was known to the national intelligence agency, was the suspected driver of a truck that ploughed into a crowd in Stockholm on Friday, killing four people.The announcement bri...

Fresh protests against new Serb president

Thousands of Serbs rallied in Belgrade on Saturday for the sixth straight day to protest the election of premier Aleksandar Vucic as the country's next president. The protestors, who gathered outside government offices, were mostly students but were a...

Tunisia sack Polish coach Kasperczak

Tunisia, aiming to qualify for their first World Cup finals since 2006, have sacked their coach Henryk Kasperczak, the country's football federation announced on Saturday.The 70-year-old Pole, who guided Tunisia to the final of the 1996 Africa Cup of N...

Lee, Lin to battle in Malaysia Open finals

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China, the two greatest badminton stars of this era, on Friday stormed into the finals of the Malaysia Open for an epic showdown.Lee, the world No. 1, inflicted a crushing 21-12, 21-9 de...