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Team USA end skid with vital win
HAMILTON: Jimmy Spithill skippered Oracle Team USA to its first victory in the 35th America’s Cup on Saturday, taking a thriller in Race 6 on the Great Sound to slow Emirates Team New Zealand’s momentum. Oracle Team USA, owned by software tycoon Larry Ellison, won by 11 seconds, the closest margin in the first-to-seven match, to cut the Kiwis’ lead to 4-1. Team New Zealand has won five races but began with a negative point
 
 
England’s new boy Curran has need for speed
Taunton: England newcomer Tom Curran believes he can bowl even quicker after taking three wickets on his international debut. Although he appears slightly-built the Surrey paceman surprised several South Africa batsman with his speed on the way to figures of three for 33 in his maximum allowed four overs in the second Twenty20 international at Taunton on Friday. And even if his haul could not prevent South Africa winning by
   
China may face sanctions after top players’ no-show
Beijing: The International Table Tennis Federation threatened on Sunday to slap sanctions on China’s national team after three top players quit a tournament in apparent protest at their head coach’s removal. The ITTF received a public apology from the Chinese team but it said it was taking the matter “extremely seriously” as it “damaged the image and the integrity of table tennis globally”. “Right now, all potential sanctions
 
 
Harrison, Kendricks excel at US trials
Sacramento: Hurdles star Keni Harrison romped to victory at the US World Championships trials on Saturday as pole vaulter Sam Kendricks soared through the six-meter barrier with a season-best jump. Harrison, the 100m hurdles world record-holder, blasted to a flawless win in 12.60 seconds in sweltering conditions at Sacramento’s Hornet Stadium. Olympic silver medallist Nia Ali was second in 12.68 with Christina Manning third in
   
Sweat shines in New York City victory over Red Bulls; Fire burn Lions
HARRISON: Ben Sweat scored his first MLS goal and set up Jack Harrison’s strike to help New York City FC beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Saturday in the Hudson River Derby. Harrison opened the scoring with a curling shot in the 33rd minute. Rodney Wallace drew two defenders at the corner of the penalty area, found an overlapping Sweat and Harrison deftly finished the cross home. Sweat scored in the 65th minute on a header off
 
 
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