17 July 2019, Wednesday | 03:39am


Tiger chases 16th major, No. 1 spot as PGA pratice begins

BETHPAGE: Tiger Woods launched his quest for a 16th major title, and a possible return to world number one, with a PGA Championship practice round in cold and rainy conditions Monday.

History made as women to referee men’s AFC Cup clash

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Football Confederation announced Tuesday that for the first time an all-female referee team will take charge of a men’s continental club cup clash.

Bulgarian boxer suspended in California for kissing broadcaster

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Bulgarian boxer who grabbed a female broadcaster's face and kissed her on the lips during a post-fight interview was suspended until July by the California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday following tearful testimony by the interviewer.

Villa into playoff final after shootout win over West Brom

(Reuters) - Aston Villa beat Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion 4-3 on penalties to reach the Championship playoff final on Tuesday after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.

First Australian men’s footballer comes out as gay

SYDNEY: Former Newcastle Jets player Andy Brennan has revealed he is gay, becoming what is thought to be the first Australian professional footballer to come out.

History makers JDT down reigning ACL champions

Johor Darul Ta'zim created the biggest shock of the 2019 AFC Champions League after achieving a 1-0 win over defending champions Kashima Antlers.

Chelsea, Arsenal seal pair of all-English finals in Europe

LONDON: Four clubs from the same country will feature in the finals of Europe’s two club competitions for the first time after Chelsea and Arsenal sealed their passage to the Europa League title decider in Baku on May 29.

Beckham handed driving ban for using phone at the wheel

LONDON: Former England footballer David Beckham was on Thursday disqualified from driving for six months after using his phone while behind the wheel.

Lucas hat-trick takes Tottenham to Champions League final and breaks Ajax hearts

AMSTERDAM: Lucas Moura’s last-gasp strike took Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League final for the first time in their history on Wednesday, completing his hat-trick and sealing an incredible 3-2 win over Ajax to leave the Dutch side heartbroken.

Five great Champions League comebacks

LIVERPOOL pulled off one of the most stunning fightbacks in Champions League history on Tuesday as Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum both scored twice in a 4-0 victory over Barcelona. Having trailed 3-0 after last week’s first leg at the Camp Nou, Origi’s 79th-minute strike sent Jurgen Klopp’s men into the final in Madrid on June 1. Here’s a look at five other famous Champions League comebacks: