• Mexico’s Olympic gold medalist dies

    MEXICO CITY — Soraya Jimenez, the weightlifter who won a gold medal in 2000 in Sydney to become Mexico’s first female Olympic champion, has died of a heart attack. She was 35. The Mexican Olympic Committee released a statement Thursday …

  • Ryder gives family a ‘thumbs up’

    WELLINGTON — New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder’s condition was improving and gave family the thumbs-up Friday as police said they had arrested two men in connection with the alleged assault.

    A 20-year-old man and 37-year-old had been charged with assault …

  • Charr calls out Haye for Syria benefit bout

    BERLIN — Former world heavyweight challenger Manuel Charr has vowed to donate half his purse to the Syrian peace process if loud-mouthed Brit David Haye will face him in the ring. Charr was born Mahmoud Omeirat Charr in Beirut to …

  • Batsmen and bowlers share honors in WPCA Hyundai Afternoon

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    JEDDAH — Zultrack, UCC, Crown Blue, Pak Kashmir, Al-Safree and Contraco came out winners in the WPCA Hyundai Naghi Summer Afternoon Tournament matches played here recently.

    Contraco thrashed Fuchs Alhamrani by 61 runs. Contraco, batting first, posted …

  • Penguins move within three of NHL consecutive win mark

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — Russian star Evgeni Malkin made his presence felt in his first game back from injury, helping Pittsburgh stretch their win streak to 14 games with a 4-0 win over Winnipeg Thursday.

    The Penguins didn’t have their newest …

  • Strong overseas lineup chases $10m in Dubai

    DUBAI — Horses from Britain, France, South Africa and the USA will oppose a five-strong domestic team of runners in the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse Saturday.

    The world’s richest race, which is run over 2,000 meters, …

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