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Athletics: India's gender-row sprinter Chand says she is gay

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:10
NEW DELHI: Top Indian sprinter Dutee Chand revealed on Sunday (May 19) that she is gay, becoming the first athlete from the socially conservative country to do so, and adding she feared being ostracised by her family after the admission. Chand, who was at the centre of a lengthy international ...

Football: Bale bows out on bench as Real Madrid blow season finale

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:04
MADRID: Real Madrid delivered a suitably dreadful end to their miserable season, and Gareth Bale was not even given the chance to say a likely goodbye, as Zinedine Zidane's side were beaten 2-0 at home to Real Betis on Sunday (May 19). Zidane had indicated this could be Bale's final game ahead of ...

Rugby: Montpellier beat Stade Francais to edge closer to Top 14 playoffs

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:50
PARIS: Montpellier can continue to dream of making the Top 14 play-offs as they moved into sixth spot after making a 14-man Stade Francais pay in the final 10 minutes of a crucial 42-25 victory on Sunday (May 19). Stade hooker Laurent Sempere was shown yellow in the 69th minute and the home side ...

Golf: Runaway leader Koepka seeks fourth major title at PGA

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:27
BETHPAGE: Defending champion Brooks Koepka appeared on the verge of completing a wire-to-wire PGA Championship victory on Sunday (May 19) to capture his fourth major title in a record-shattering onslaught. Third-ranked Koepka's 54-hole total of 12-under par 198 at Bethpage Black was good for a ...

Saudi energy minister recommends driving down oil inventories, says supply plentiful

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:05
Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Sunday he recommended driving oil inventories down and that global oil supplies were plentiful.

Betis coach Setien to leave club after beating Real Madrid

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:02
Real Betis coach Quique Setien is to leave the club by mutual consent, the La Liga side said on Sunday after he enjoyed a memorable end to his two-year tenure by winning 2-0 at Real Madrid.

Sri Lanka president vows to eliminate terror threat after Easter Sunday bombings

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 21:38
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's president marked the 10th anniversary of the end of a protracted war with Tamil rebels by vowing to crush the militants responsible for the Easter bombings that killed 258 people. Speaking on Sunday (May 19), President Maithripala Sirisena said Sri Lankan security forces and ...

Motorcycling - Marquez extends championship lead with French GP win

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 21:15
Honda's world champion Marc Marquez won the French Grand Prix at Le Mans on Sunday for his third victory in the last four races to extend his lead at the top of the MotoGP standings.

French fighter jets make emergency landing in Indonesia

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 21:11
BANDA ACEH: Seven French navy fighter jets were forced to make an emergency landing in Indonesia's northern most province due to bad weather, an air force official said on Sunday (May 19). The Dassault Rafale planes managed to land safely in the Aceh province on the tip of the island of Sumatra ...

Huawei will not bow to US pressure, says founder Ren Zhengfei

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:58
BEIJING: Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is ready to deal with Washington's crackdown and will reduce its reliance on US components, its founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei told Japanese media on Sunday (May 19). President Donald Trump effectively barred Huawei from the US market on Wednesday and added it ...

Pliskova ends Konta run to win Italian Open

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:45
ROME: Karolina Pliskova ended Johanna Konta's hopes of landing a first claycourt title with a 6-3 6-4 victory in the Italian Open final on Sunday. The Czech world number seven did not drop a single service game as she secured the third clay title of her career and her first in Rome in one hour 25 ...

Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros in poor health

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:16
KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros is deteriorating, said Sabah's Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew on Sunday (May 19). "Tam's appetite and level of activity have dropped suddenly since the end of April, and he is now given ...

PM Lee congratulates Scott Morrison on Australia election victory

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:20
SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday (May 19) after his ruling coalition's victory in the country's national elections. "Singapore and Australia share a robust and longstanding relationship, and cooperate closely ...

Real Madrid end campaign with 12th league defeat

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:15
Real Madrid's harrowing season came to a fittingly miserable end on Sunday as they slumped to a staggering 12th La Liga defeat, losing 2-0 at home to Real Betis as many fans left the stadium early and those who stayed booed the players off the pitch.

Australia's Smith, Warner ready for hostile crowds at World Cup - Langer

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 18:35
Australia's returning duo of Steve Smith and David Warner could face hostility from English crowds during the World Cup but can rely on their team mates to cope, coach Justin Langer has said.

US President Donald Trump 'strongly pro-life' but favours exceptions for rape, incest

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 18:35
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has declared himself "strongly Pro-Life", days after two US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions, but said exceptions should be made for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The United States president spelled out on Saturday (May 18) his ...

UEFA adopts 'fan-first' ticketing policy for Euro 2020

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 18:30
UEFA has adopted a "fan-first" ticketing policy for Euro 2020 with a record three million tickets available to supporters, European soccer's governing body announced on Sunday.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 17:21
NEW YORK: A Nigerian peacekeeper was killed on Saturday (May 18) in an attack on the United Nations' stabilization mission in Mali, the UN said. The victim "succumbed to his wounds following the armed attack by unidentified assailants" in Timbuktu, a statement said. A Nigerian peacekeeper was also ...

Basketball: Green triple-double fuels Warriors' comeback win

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 17:15
LOS ANGELES: Draymond Green exploded for a seventh career playoff triple-double on Saturday (May 18) as the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 110-99 victory over the Trail Blazers in Portland and a 3-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals. The two-time defending champion Warriors trailed by ...

Austrian chancellor, president to discuss election after far-right video scandal

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 17:12
VIENNA: Austria's chancellor and president will discuss a date on Sunday (May 19) for an early parliamentary election and the makeup of a caretaker government, after a video sting brought down the leader of the far-right junior partners in the ruling coalition. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the ...

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