SHANGHAI: China’s Liu Xiang put himself in pole position for the Olympic 110m hurdles yesterday as he beat the world outdoor and indoor champions with a season-leading 12.97sec at the Shanghai Diamond
LAND’S END, United Kingdom: The Olympic flame was greeted by thousands of cheering spectators as it began its 70-day relay journey around Britain and Ireland yesterday ahead of the 2012 London Games.<
HELSINKI: NHL scoring champion Yevgeni Malkin scored a hat-trick in the world championship semi-final to put Russia into the title-decider and dethrone defending champions Finland following a 6-2 win
NEW YORK: Kobe Bryant refused to let a second successive game slip through his fingers as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-96 in a cliffhanger on Friday to avoid going down 3-0
LE MANS, France: Spaniard Dani Pedrosa will start in pole position in Sunday’s French MotoGP after posting the fastest time in a rain-hit qualifying session yesterday.
LONDON: West Ham clinched promotion to the Premier League as Ricardo Vaz Te’s late winner sealed a dramatic 2-1 victory over Blackpool in the Championship playoff final at Wembley yesterday.
IRVING, Texas: Standing over his ball in a swale behind the 18th green, Jason Dufner would have been content with a par and a spot in the big group tied for the lead in the Byron Nelson Championship.<
CASARES, Spain: All five English golfers including titleholder Ian Poulter were eliminated at the World Match Play Championship here yesterday.
LONDON: Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels launched a rearguard action as they battled to prevent the West Indies going down to defeat by England in the first Test at Lord’s yesterday.
CERVINIA, Italy: Andrey Amador earned himself a niche in cycling’s history books yesterday when he claimed Costa Rica’s first ever stage win in the Giro d’Italia in a tough mountain stage, while a lat
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