Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Paulo Fiuza in action during the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday. Associated Press
The action in the Dakar Rally was overshadowed by the death of Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves, who became the 25th fatality on Sunday. Goncalves met with a fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the seventh stage from Riyadh to Wadi ad-Dawasir.
Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz, the 2010 and 2018 champion, consolidated his overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning Thursday’s fifth stage, his 34th stage victory in the race
Stephane Peterhansel won the sixth stage of the Dakar rally on Friday as his Mini team-mate Carlos Sainz retained the overall lead. Ricky Brabec won the motorbike section
The UAE’s top-ranked golfer Ahmad Skaik will compete at this year’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship having received the UAE National Amateur invite on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur, in just his second Test, put on 123 runs for the seventh wicket — a record for India at the Gabba — taking their team from a precarious 186 for seven to 309 before Thakur was bowled by Pat Cummins for an entertaining 67.
The Cricket South Africa on Sunday informed that the Proteas team members have tested negative for the novel coronavirus in the first round of testing conducted upon their arrival in Karachi.
Hayward, meanwhile, took the overall honours in the 10km run with a time of 47:28, finishing a minute and 37 seconds ahead of Helen Boland of Ireland (49:05), while Kahli Johnson of the UK was third overall with a time of 49:10.