Thompson wins, advantage Kendricks in pole vault

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, the reigning double Olympic sprint champion, put on the afterburners in the final 20 metres to rack up a convincing victory at Saturday’s Diamond League meet in Paris.Thompson clocked 10.91 seconds to finish ahead of Ivorian …

July 1, 2017

DR Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak

The Congolese health minister on Saturday declared the end of an Ebola outbreak in a remote northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo which caused four deaths in the area.On May 12, officials declared an outbreak of the highly contagious …

July 1, 2017

Neuville, Tanak battle to line in Poland

Belgian Thierry Neuville and Estonian Ott Tanak will battle into the final day of the Rally of Poland after leading the way on Saturday.

Hyundai’s Neuville won three of the day’s specials — SS14, SS15, SS18 — to lead Ford Fiesta’s Tanak by 3.1sec with New Zealand’s Hayden Paddon third in a Hyundai at 25.5sec.

“Will I be able to hold off Tänak tomorrow? We’ll see,” said Neuville of an unpredictable rain-hit race with the sixth stage cancelled due to dangerous conditions.

“We don’t have a big time advantage so we can’t take it easy Sunday. Victory is still open and I know that Ott will be chasing right behind us,” added the Belgian.

After the rain of Friday, the sun came out, but it wasn’t the end of problems for the drivers as the rally headed north towards the border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

The 29-year-old Neuville — winner in France and Argentina this year — suffered a puncture in SS16 allowing Tanak to grab a lead of 15 seconds.

But Tanak then lost his right wing and had to navigate the following two specials at reduced speed, allowing Neuville to recapture the advantage after SS18.

Four-time defending world champion Sebastien Ogier slipped to 1min 32sec behind Neuville in fourth place.

Ogier, whose world championship lead is under threat from Neuville, damaged his Ford Fiesta as early as the day’s second special SS12, losing more than 30 seconds as he skidded off the road.

Handicapped by the damage to his car he lost further time.

Jari-Matti Latvala also suffered during SS16. The Finn was third and less than 15 seconds off the leader when his Toyota pulled up with mechanical problems.

“We are very disappointed but this is part of the rally & we have to accept it,” Latvala later said on Twitter.

Neuville and Tänak will have four stages to battle for victory on Sunday.

Tanak is looking to make it two wins in a row after claiming his maiden victory in Sardinia last time out.

But he remains wary after a puncture in slippery and muddy conditions on the penultimate stage last year cost him victory.

“Anything is possible tomorrow,” warned the Estonian.

July 1, 2017

Swede Lingmerth clings to lead at storm-hit PGA National

Sweden’s David Lingmerth clung to a one-stroke lead over American Daniel Summerhays when threatening weather halted play during Saturday’s third round of the US PGA National.Lingmerth, seeking his second PGA title after taking the 2015 Memorial, stood …

July 1, 2017

US Navy carrier stops off in Israel on break from IS fight

A US Navy supercarrier anchored off the Israeli port of Haifa Saturday on a break from operations supporting the US-led coalition’s fight against the Islamic State group.It is the vessel’s first visit to Israel in 17 years, according to the Israeli mil…

July 1, 2017

Trump administration stalls on transgenders in military

The Trump administration has delayed a plan to accept transgender recruits into the military, putting on hold a divisive integration effort that could reverberate in other aspects of American public life.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Friday ev…

July 1, 2017

Brazilian police nab ‘phantom’ cocaine kingpin

One of South America’s biggest cocaine kingpins, who evaded police for three decades, even undergoing surgery to change his face, has been captured, Brazilian authorities said Saturday.Luiz Carlos da Rocha, nicknamed White Head, was arrested in the wes…

July 1, 2017

Lions savage Sunwolves in 14-try massacre

Golden Lions of South Africa humiliated Sunwolves of Japan 94-7 Saturday in Johannesburg for a record Super Rugby winning margin this season and the second biggest ever. The 14-try massacre began in the sixth minute when scrum-half Ross Cronje scored…

July 1, 2017

Controversial Moscow housing plan comes into force

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed a controversial law authorising the demolition of several thousand Soviet-era Moscow apartment blocks and the relocation of their inhabitants.The controversial urban redevelopment programme prompted a…

July 1, 2017

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July 1, 2017