Barbarians-New Zealand clash confirmed

World champions New Zealand will play the Barbarians at Twickenham on November 4, both sides confirmed Saturday.The match, which forms part of New Zealand Rugby’s 125th anniversary celebrations, had been thrown into doubt by an attempt by England to pl…

May 6, 2017

Hur upsets Ko, Ariya advances at LPGA Match Play

South Korea’s Hur Mi-Jung upset top-ranked Lydia Ko 1-up Saturday to reach the quarter-finals of the LPGA Lorena Ochoa Match Play while third-ranked Thai star Ariya Jutanurgan also advanced.Seoul-born New Zealander Ko, already assured of holding off Ar…

May 6, 2017

Germany’s Zverev targets first home title in Munich final

Germany’s rising star Alexander Zverev will face Argentina’s Guido Pella in Sunday’s final of Munich’s ATP clay-court tournament as the 20-year-old bids for his first title on home soil.Hamburg-born Zverev has a shot at his third ATP title after beatin…

May 6, 2017

Controversial Verratti goal helps PSG keep pressure on Monaco

A hotly contested goal by Marco Verratti helped Paris Saint-Germain to a comfortable 5-0 win over bottom club Bastia on Saturday as the reigning champions kept the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco.Edinson Cavani scored twice and also had a late penal…

May 6, 2017

Washington’s Oubre suspended for key playoff game

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jnr was suspended by the NBA on Saturday for Sunday’s crucial playoff game against Boston after throwing Celtics center Kelly Olynyk to the court.The violation, which brought Oubre a flagrant foul and ejection, to…

May 6, 2017

Britain down Australia to win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Great Britain won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup for the first time ever on Saturday by defeating defending champions Australia 4-3 in Malaysia.With the victory, Britain became the first European team to win the cup since the Netherlands in 2006.Alan Forsyt…

May 6, 2017

Saul fires Atletico to top-four finish

Atletico Madrid secured Champions League football for a fifth straight season as Saul Niguez’s solitary strike earned a 1-0 home win over Eibar on Saturday.Diego Simeone’s men still harbour outside hopes of returning to the Champions League final for t…

May 6, 2017

German FM rebukes Switzerland over tax scandal

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday upbraided Switzerland for allegedly monitoring German finance inspectors who hunt cross-border tax cheats.In a further sign of Germany’s anger over the affair, Gabriel said the episode was “incredible”…

May 6, 2017

Greipel tickled pink with a Giro stage for Mum

Germany’s Andre Greipel bounced back from an untimely puncture to power his way to a stage two victory on the 100th Giro d’Italia Saturday that gave him possession of the leader’s pink jersey.Greipel, known as the ‘Gorilla’, was unstoppable in a thrill…

May 6, 2017

Italy’s Molinari grabs lead at weather-hit PGA event

Italy’s Francesco Molinari completed a second-round level par 72 Saturday morning to grab a one-stroke lead at the weather-hit US PGA Wells Fargo Championship.Molinari was among 68 players still on the course when darkness halted play Friday at Eagle P…

May 6, 2017

7 held in Russian anti-government rally

Russian police arrested seven protesters at an opposition demonstration on Saturday held to commemorate violent rallies five years earlier against President Vladimir Putin.The seven were arrested for “public disorder” but four were quickly released wit…

May 6, 2017

Bernat nets as Bayern relegate Darmstadt

Spain defender Juan Bernat netted the only goal of the game as champions Bayern Munich beat Darmstadt 1-0 on Saturday, a result that confirmed their opponents’ relegation.Bayern, Bundesliga champions for the fifth year in a row, were made to work for v…

May 6, 2017

City boost top four bid, Hull remain in trouble

Manchester City improved their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League with a 5-0 demolition of Crystal Palace, while relegation-threatened Hull suffered a damaging 2-0 defeat against Sunderland on Saturday.Frustrated by damaging draws in thei…

May 6, 2017