VICTOR AND VANQUISHED: Alexandr Dolgopolov, left, of Ukraine, shakes hands with Rafael Nadal, of Spain, after defeating him in their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Monday in Indian Wells, Calif. Dolgopolov won 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5). (AP)
DORAL, Florida: He wore black pants and a red shirt, his Sunday colors.
PARIS: Pele is counting on Neymar to lead Brazil to World Cup victory and erase the painful memory of the last time the football-mad country hosted the tournament.
LAS VEGAS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably didn’t have enough fuel to finish. Being in Vegas, he decided to gamble.
LOS ANGELES: Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, helping the Lakers overcome a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant to score an upset 114-110 victory on Sunday
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico: PGA Tour rookie Chesson Hadley survived a late charge from Danny Lee to win the $3.5 million Puerto Rico Open by two strokes on Sunday.
Jayme Lugue was surprised to be in the final as a replacement for the last spot but the beginning bowler got an even bigger surprise when he won the men’s title in the OFBC Monthly Tournament for Fe
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said Monday his players’ performance in the Asia Cup had raised his hopes for the team in the upcoming World Twenty20.
LONDON: In a scenario that will delight organizers, TV executives and armchair fans, the Six Nations championship is set to be decided in the final minutes of the final fixture of next weekend’s Sup
In another first for Dubai a new sporting event was launched Monday.
SAINT-GEORGES-SUR-BAULCHE, France: Dutch rider Moreno Hofland won a sprint finish for the 205km second stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race to Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche in Burgundy on Monday.
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