Kvitova looking to Wimbledon after comeback title

Petra Kvitova said on Sunday that coming back from a set down to win her first title since suffering a career-threatening injury has given her added confidence ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on July 3.The Czech beat Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3…

June 25, 2017

Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

Germany’s Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped Chile to top spot in Group B.The Germans play Mexico in Sochi for a place in next Sunday’s final in Sa…

June 25, 2017

After Ostapenko, Sevastova strikes another blow for Latvia

Anastasija Sevastova won her first trophy since 2010 on Sunday when she captured the Mallorca Open, becoming the second Latvian in two weeks to clinch a title after Jelena Ostapenko’s Roland Garros triumph.The 27-year-old world 19 defeated Germany’s Ju…

June 25, 2017

High emotion as Queen Mary 2, four trimarans race to New York

Four high-tech trimarans, made purely for racing speed, and the Queen Mary 2, built soley for luxury, set off for New York on Sunday, the centrepiece of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the arrival of US troops in Europe to fight in World …

June 25, 2017

The stench of death rises over Mosul’s Old City

Devastated buildings, piles of rubble and putrid corpses of jihadists: apocalyptic scenes unfold in the Old City of Mosul where Iraqi forces are battling the last Islamic State group fighters.Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed al-Tamim walks past the body of …

June 25, 2017

Coleman cruises, Lyles out at US world team trials

Christian Coleman blasted into the final of the 200m at the US world championships trials on Sunday as rising star Noah Lyles saw his World Championship hopes end in injury.Coleman, the fastest man in the world this year over 100m, raced to an impressi…

June 25, 2017

Dixon stretches IndyCar lead with Road America win

New Zealand’s Scott Dixon stretched his IndyCar season points lead Sunday by taking his first victory of the campaign, holding off Josef Newgarden to win the Road America Grand Prix.Dixon, a four-time season champion, won his 41st career IndyCar race a…

June 25, 2017

Weary Mongolians to vote after ‘dark’ campaigns

Mongolians head to the polls on Monday to choose between a horse breeder, a judoka and a feng shui master after a presidential campaign rife with corruption scandals and nationalist rhetoric.The sprawling, resource-rich country of just three million sa…

June 25, 2017

Rahane century, Kohli assault as India make 310-5

Ajinkya Rahane?s third hundred and a blistering assault by captain Virat Kohli lifted India to a formidable 310 for five against the West Indies in the second one-day international at the Queen?s Park Oval in Trinidad on Sunday.In a match reduced to 43…

June 25, 2017

US sets Gold Cup lineup with eye on World Cup

US national team coach Bruce Arena named a 23-player roster Sunday for next month’s Gold Cup, using the North American championship to evaluate talent for next year’s World Cup.A squad dominated by talent from Major League Soccer features 13 players wi…

June 25, 2017

Iran seeks stronger ties with Qatar: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a Saudi-led blockade of the Gulf Arab emirate.”Iran’s policy is to develop more and more its relations with Doha,” Rouhani said in a phone convers…

June 25, 2017

Visitor numbers down but Paris Air Show was ‘good vintage’

This year’s Paris Air Show at Le Bourget has proved a “good vintage” with orders up 13 percent though fewer visitors showed up, organisers said as the event wound down Sunday.Tight security owing to an ongoing state of emergency in the wake of several …

June 25, 2017

Colombia: Final death toll put at 13 in mine explosion

Colombian authorities on Sunday put the final death toll at 13 in an explosion Friday at an illegal coal mine in the center of the country. The explosion, in a mine near the town of Cucunuba in Cundinamarca department, was believed to be caused by an a…

June 25, 2017