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15 January 2019 4:59 AM Koepka targets world No 1 spot in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Brooks Koepka admitted he is gunning for the world number one ranking as he prepares to take part in the $7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week. The American, who is ranked second in the world after winning the US Open and the PGA Championship last year, lost top spot to his closest rival Justin Rose when he failed to finish inside 193

10 January 2019 4:57 AM Djokovic, Halep top seeds for Australian Open

Melbourne - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds on Thursday for next week's Australian Open, with 23-time major winner Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women's side. Djokovic heads long-time rival Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer, with young-gun Alexander Zverev seeded four as he targets a maiden 176

09 January 2019 6:14 AM World's best Halep falls at first hurdle in Sydney

Sydney - World No 1 Simona Halep's preparations for next week's Australian Open suffered a huge setback on Wednesday when she was bundled out of the Sydney International at the first hurdle. The Romanian hadn't played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in October with a herniated disc, and was no match for fast-rising Australian Ashleigh Barty, who scored 130

03 January 2019 1:05 PM Almost 500 people killed on Thai roads during New Year holidays

A total of 463 people died and nearly 4 000 others were injured in road accidents in Thailand between December 27 and January 2, according to officials. The figure is higher than the one from New Year holidays a year ago, when 423 people were killed in road accidents. On New Year's Day alone, 89 people were killed, while almost 700 more were injured 127

03 January 2019 4:57 AM Djokovic backs 'legend' Nadal to return from injury again

Doha - Novak Djokovic said that sport needed "legend" Rafael Nadal to make another comeback after it was announced on Wednesday that the injury-plagued Spaniard had withdrawn from his season-opening tournament in Brisbane. Nadal said that he would not play in Brisbane because of a left thigh strain, prompting yet more fears over the 32-year-old's long term future 108

20 December 2018 12:17 PM Belgium end year ranked ahead of world champions France

Paris - Belgium will end the year as No 1 ahead of world champions France in the global rankings released by FIFA on Thursday. Belgium, beaten by France in the World Cup semi-finals, edge Didier Deschamps' team by one ranking point. Belgium have 1 727 points by FIFA's calculations to 1 726 for France. Brazil are third on 1,676. FIFA noted on their website 106

06 December 2018 2:54 PM Oosthuizen grabs 1-shot SA Open lead

Cape Town - SA's top ranked golfer Louis Oosthuizen has seized the lead in the opening round of the South African Open at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday. Oosthuizen fired a superb round of 62 to finish on 9-under on the Bushwillow course. Heis the highest-ranked golfer in the 240-man field with a world ranking of 36th. Zambia's Madalitso Muthiya, who also played 98

06 December 2018 11:41 AM McEnroe backing Andy Murray to return to greatness

Cape Town - Tennis legend John McEnroe believes Andy Murray has the will and the talent to return to the top of men’s tennis following an injury hiatus. The Scot missed three of the four grand slams in 2018 while trying to recover from hip surgery, dropping to outside the top 800 at one point. This is a far cry from his purple patch of form in 2016, which 96

28 November 2018 2:28 PM Archaeologists discover ancient mummies south of Cairo

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered eight limestone sarcophagi with mummies inside about 40km south of the capital Cairo. The Antiquities Ministry said the mummies dating to the Late Period (664-332 BC) are covered with a layer of painted material called cartonnage in the form of a human. The ministry said late on Tuesday that the mummies were found 87

21 November 2018 12:26 PM Le Clos fails to defend swimming World Cup title

Cape Town - Chad le Clos has failed to defend his FINA Swimming World Cup title as Russia's Vladimir Morozov was confirmed as the overall winner this year. Morozov, who was the runner-up last year behind Le Clos, won his second overall title after winning in 2016 - and pocketed a cool $150 000 for his efforts. Meanwhile, Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom was confirmed 93