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Kenya names unchanged squad for Dubai Sevens NAIROBI: Kenya has named an unchanged squad from the one that qualified for the Rio Olympics for the season-opening Dubai Sevens next month.Long-serving skipper Andrew Amonde, Oscar Ayodi and Dennis Ombachi, who scored the last-gasp try against Zimbabwe to send Kenya to next year's Rio Games will miss the event.Amonde is on compassionate leave after a bereavement so star winger Collins Injera will skipper the side for both the Dubai Sevens on December 4-5 and the Cape Town Sevens a week later.Kenya coach Benjamin Ayimba has selected Robert Aringo and Nelson Oyoo to replace Amonde and Ombachi."Amonde is busy arranging his sister's funeral. We just want him to have a bit of rest mentally and physically, we want him back fresh after the tournament. We expect the new entrants to the squad to produce results given that we've got good senior players as well," said Ayimba.Kenya are drawn in Pool ...

Vonn crashes out in Aspen giant slalom ASPEN: US ski star Lindsey Vonn crashed out in the first run of the giant slalom Friday at her home nation Alpine Ski World Cup event.Four-time World Cup champion Vonn, 31, was running seventh when she faltered, the third of 18 skiers who failed to finish the opening run."My left ski came off," Vonn said. "To be honest I am a bit perplexed. It wasn't even bumpy. It never happened to me in a race ...

Pakistan v England Twenty20 scoreboard DUBAI: Scoreboard of the second Twenty20 international between Pakistan and England played at Dubai stadium on Friday: EnglandJ. Roy c Ahmed b Afridi 29 A. Hales lbw b Afridi 11 J. Vince c Anwar b Afridi 38 J. Root c Afridi b Malik 20 J. Buttler c Ahmed b Tanvir 33 S. Billings c Umar b Riaz 11 D. Willey c Maqsood b Anwar 4 L. Plunkett c Ahmed b Anwar 1 C. Woakes not ...

England down Pakistan in thriller to take Twenty20 series DUBAI: Paceman Chris Woakes held his nerve in the final over to give England a hard-fought three-run win in the second Twenty20 international over Pakistan in Dubai on Friday.Woakes conceded just seven runs in the 20th over to restrict Pakistan to 169-8 and help England defend a 173-run target to give his team an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at Dubai stadium. The 24,000 fans, mostly expats from Pakistan, had expected their team ...

Alfred Dunhill Championship scores JOHANNESBURG: Leading second round scores in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in South Africa on Friday (GBR/IRL unless stated, par 72):133 - Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 66 67 138 - Joost Luiten (NED) 68 70, Benjamin Hebert (FRA) 68 70, Pablo Martin Benavides (ESP) 69 69, Richard Sterne (RSA) 68 70 139 - Jason Scrivener (AUS) 69 70, Eddie Pepperell 74 65, Mark Williams 67 72 140 - Ben Evans 71 69, David Drysdale ...

Schwartzel takes five-shot lead at Leopard Creek JOHANNESBURG: Three-time champion Charl Schwartzel stormed into a five-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday, mastering difficult windy conditions with a 67 to add to his opening 66.Schwartzel, 31, stands at 11 under for the two rounds of the 2015/2016 season-opening event at Malelane where he has also finished runner-up on four occasions.Benjamin Hebert, Joost Luiten, Pablo Martin and Richard Sterne are all five shots behind the South African ...

Dallas, New York need MLS playoff home wins DALLAS: FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semi-final matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week's Major League Soccer Cup final.The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday's Western Conference semi-final opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 at Columbus in the Eastern Conference semi-final opener.Aggregate winners advance to next week's league championship match. Dallas, New York and Portland have never won the ...


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