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22 October 2018 8:08 PM Sri Lanka arrests cricket official over $5.5m fraud

Colombo - Sri Lankan police arrested a top cricket board official Monday over a $5.5 million fraud involving the sale of television rights for the ongoing England tour of the island, a spokesman said. Ruwan Gunasekera said the chief financial officer at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Nandika Dissanayake, was taken into custody as the main suspect in the bank fraud 19

21 October 2018 5:17 PM Tsitsipas becomes first Greek ATP champion

Stockholm - Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek man to win an ATP title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ernests Gulbis in Stockholm, ending the Latvian player's perfect record in finals. World No 16 Tsitsipas, who had lost both his previous finals this year to Rafael Nadal in Barcelona and Toronto, went one better than Nicholas Kalogeropoulos 23

21 October 2018 5:02 PM Britain's Edmund wins first ATP title in Antwerp

Antwerp - British No 1 Kyle Edmund fought back to down Gael Monfils in a final-set tie-break and claim his maiden ATP Tour title at the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday. The 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4) victory caps a breakthrough season for the 23-year-old and keeps alive his slim hopes of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month 23

21 October 2018 9:06 AM TDF bad boy Moscon wins Guangxi race

Shanghai - Italy's Gianni Moscon of Team Sky won the Tour of Guangxi on Sunday after Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen triumphed in the sixth and final stage in a bunch sprint. The 24-year-old Moscon, who was thrown out of the Tour de France in July after an altercation with a fellow racer, had been the favourite for victory in China. Moscon topped the general 23

21 October 2018 9:00 AM Meghan to cut back on Australian tour schedule

Sydney - The pregnant Princess Meghan has had her schedule cut back during her first royal tour, after a hectic start to her visit to Australia and the South Pacific with husband Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex's first tour is an extremely busy one, with the royal couple scheduled to attend more than 70 engagements during a 16-day trip across four countries 21

20 October 2018 7:20 PM Bok end of year squad to be named after Currie Cup final

Cape Town - A Springbok training squad, which will assemble in Stellenbosch for a camp in preparation for the upcoming end of year tour to the UK and France, will be named on Sunday, October 21 at 13:30. The training squad, which will exclude players based overseas and those involved in next Saturday's Currie Cup final, will assemble on Sunday afternoon 22

20 October 2018 5:06 PM Flawless Garcia closes in on Valderrama treble

Sotogrande - Home favourite Sergio Garcia fired a magnificent seven-under-par 64 to seize a four-shot lead heading into the third and final round of the weather-hit Valderrama Masters on Saturday. The tournament host had not hit a shot since Thursday after thunderstorms forced the event to be cut to 54 holes, but he carded the lowest score of the week to close 20

19 October 2018 8:37 AM Piercy takes 1-shot lead at CJ Cup

Jeju Island - Scott Piercy led a dominant American leaderboard at the PGA Tour's CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Friday with a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds. Piercy had a 36-hole total of 9-under 135, one ahead of Brooks Koepka, who also shot 65 and is playing in his first tournament since being voted PGA Tour player of the year. Fellow 21

18 October 2018 8:42 AM One of Africa's safest capitals? Brazzaville, Congo on the rise

The 2017 World Economic Forum listed Kigali in Rwanda as the safest African city. Tangiers in Morocco came in second. Yet earlier this year Forbes published a list of the 10 new coolest cities to visit. Surprisingly Brazzaville in Congo made the list. And mainly because of its safety. Despite the country's tumultuous history, Brazzaville, is on the rise. Dubbed 23

17 October 2018 8:35 PM Grounded Abbas determined to continue rapid rise

Abu Dhabi - Pakistan paceman Mohammad Abbas insisted on Wednesday he is confident his rapid success will not go to his head, saying a tough early life has helped him mature as a person. The 28-year-old worked as a welder and a leather factory labourer in Pakistan before his hard work in cricket paid dividends with a first-class debut in 2009. Abbas has been Pakistan's 22