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Salah makes World Cup headlines for Chechnya photo

GROZNY (AFP) – Mohamed Salah, a star attraction ahead of football s 2018 World Cup in Russia, has made headlines for a smiling photo with Ramzan Kadyrov, strongman of Chechnya where his Egypt team have set up camp. “Mo Salah was woken from his sleep so a man accused of ...

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Steyn returns to South African squad

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Much-injured fast bowler Dale Steyn was on Monday named in a 15-man South African squad for two Test matches in Sri Lanka next month. Steyn, who turns 35 on June 27, has missed 27 of South Africa s most recent 32 Test matches. He has been plagued ...

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Brilliant Belgium rip into Costa Rica

BRUSSELS (AFP) – A powerful brace from Romelu Lukaku and a glittering performance from Eden Hazard saw Belgium beat Costa Rica 4-1 in Brussels in their final World Cup warm up on Monday. But Belgium fans will have watched in horror as Hazard, showing great form lately, limped off in ...

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West Indies crush Sri Lanka by 226-runs in first Test

PORT OF SPAIN (AFP) – West Indies completed a crushing 226-run victory over Sri Lanka just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Sunday as the tourists surrendered meekly following the demise of century-maker Kusal Mendis and captain Dinesh Chandimal. Set a daunting target of 453, ...

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Rafael Nadal wins 11th French Open title

(AFP) – Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th French Open title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Dominic Thiem despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of the final. The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger ...

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