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Villumsen lands landmark medal for New Zealand GLASGOW: Linda Villumsen claimed an historic 600th Commonwealth Games medal for New Zealand in Glasgow on Thursday as she raced to gold in the women's cycling individual time trial.New Zealand becomes the fourth Commonwealth Games Association to reach that total after Australia, England and Canada.Villumsen was able to banish the memory of New Dehli, where she had to settle for silver four years ago, to finish in a time of 42 minutes 25.46 seconds over the 29.6km course."It is just incredible; it's something I've worked hard for over the last four years now," the 29-year-old, who was second in last year's world championships, said."Every year at the Olympics or the world championships I am always nearly there but missing something. I came here thinking that it could happen again but today finally everything worked out from start to finish so I'm really happy."England's Emma Pooley, who was recently crowned the ...

Aussie weightlifter thrown out over altercation GLASGOW: Australian weightlifter Francois Etoundi had his Commonwealth Games accreditation revoked on Thursday after an alleged assault at the athletes' village in Glasgow, organisers announced.Etoundi, who won a bronze medal in the 77kg category, was detained by police after an early-morning disturbance on Wednesday and was due to appear before a court on Thursday."We do not want the gentleman returning to the village and as a consequence of that, we have worked with the Australian ...

Ali's six appeal too strong for India SOUTHAMPTON: Moeen Ali spun England to victory as they ended a streak of 10 Tests without a win by beating India by 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton on Thursday.Ali took six for 67 in 20.4 overs, including a spell of four for 17 in 22 balls as England completed a crushing win that saw them level the five-match series at 1-1.India, chasing what would have been a new fourth innings record winning ...

England win third Test against India, level series SOUTHAMPTON: England beat India by 266 runs to win the third Test at Southampton on Thursday and level the five-match series at 1-1.India, resuming on their overnight 112 for four, were bowled out in under 25 overs on Thursday for 178 before lunch on the final day in pursuit of what would have been a new fourth innings record winning total of 445.Victory saw England end a run of 10 Tests without a win, a ...

James, Rutherford give Glasgow Olympic touch GLASGOW: Olympic champions Kirani James and Greg Rutherford brought world-class performances to the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday while Usain Bolt hit back at claims that he'd made disparaging remarks about the event.James won the men's 400m to give Grenada its first Commonwealth Games gold and became the first man to win gold in that event at both Olympic and Commonwealth level."I am happy for my country and everyone affiliated to us," said 21-year-old James who ...

Root revels in England return to form SOUTHAMPTON: Joe Root said England had enjoyed close to a perfect day after starring with both bat and ball in the third Test against India at Southampton on Wednesday.First Root made a rapid 56, which with England captain Alastair Cook's 70 not out formed the cornerstone of a second innings score of 205 for four declared.That enabled Cook to set India, who won the second Test at Lord's by 95 runs, a huge target of ...

India in a spin as England eye victory SOUTHAMPTON: England were in sight of their first win in 11 Tests as they closed in on a series-levelling victory against India at Southampton on Wednesday.India were 112 for four, still needing a further 333 runs to make what would be a new record 445 to win, at stumps on the fourth day of the third Test.Renowned for their ability to play spin, India lost three wickets to Moeen Ali and Joe Root -- both ...


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