Tadhg O’Shea rides AF Al Moreeb during the Darrenstown Stud race in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Asif left the team's tour of England and returned to Pakistan following the death last Sunday of 19-month-old Dua Fatima, who had been receiving cancer treatment in the United States.
Naomi Osaka said on Friday it would be “cool” to complete a Grand Slam sweep in 2019 even if her meteoric rise to fame has left her feeling as if she’s 35 rather than 21. The world number one won her first major at the US Open last year and then backed it up with the Australian Open in January.
The Russian thereby climbs to third in the overall standings, which is where the now 29-year-old finished on the 2017 Giro.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis says the team’s record of repeated World Cup woes will have no bearing on a largely youthful squad at the 2019 tournament. Since making their World Cup debut in 1992 after decades of apartheid-enforced isolation, South Africa