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Korean Lee breaks her own 500m world record SALT LAKE CITY: South Korea's Lee Sang-Hwa broke the women's world 500-meter record Saturday for the third time in eight days to win an ISU World Cup Speedskating race.Reigning Olympic and world champion Lee, racing in the last heat on the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic oval, crossed the finish line in 36.36 seconds, breaking the mark of 36.57 she set Friday in winning a 500m World Cup race on the same ice.Lee also set a world record last Saturday at Calgary, Canada, with a win at the opening World Cup stop in 36.74, lowering the global mark of 36.85 she had established last January at Calgary.American Heather Richardson was second on home ice on Saturday in 36.90 with Russian Olga Fatkulina third in 37.13.Lee's 400 points from sweeping the first four races of the season put her 120 ahead of second-place Wang Beixing of China in the World ...

England defender Jones out of Germany friendly LONDON: Defender Phil Jones will miss England's friendly against Germany at Wembley on Tuesday after sustaining a groin injury in the 2-0 defeat by Chile. The Manchester United player was replaced by club mate Chris Smalling in the second half against Chile at Wembley on Friday and the FA said on Saturday that Jones had returned to Old Trafford for treatment. Two other United players, Michael Carrick and Danny Welbeck, had already been ...

Vettel fastest in final US Grand Prix practice AUSTIN: Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel continued to set the pace at the US Formula One Grand Prix, topping the final practice time sheets in another Red Bull one-two on Saturday. Vettel, who started from pole at the inaugural race in Austin last year, will be favoured to do so again on Sunday after lapping the Circuit of the Americas in a best time of one minute 36.733 seconds. The 26-year-old German, who ...

Vettel stays on top in Austin AUSTIN: Sebastian Vettel continued his domination at the United States Grand Prix on Saturday when he topped the times in the final free practice session.As on Friday afternoon, he wound up fastest with some ease ahead of his nearest rival, and Red Bull team-mate, retirement-bound Mark Webber.The newly crowned four times world champion clocked a best lap time of one minute and 36.733 seconds to outpace Webber by two-tenths of a second.On a clear and ...

Stenson stays ahead as Dubuisson charges DUBAI: Henrik Stenson had four birdies in the last five holes to stay ahead after three rounds of the $8 million DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Saturday, but the Swede was feeling the heat from in-form Frenchman Victor Dubuisson.At the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates, Stenson closed with a five-under par 67 for a three-day tally of 17-under par 199, but that was good enough for just a one-shot lead over the ...

England v New Zealand teams LONDON: Teams for the one-off international between England and New Zealand at London's Twickenham on Saturday (1430GMT kick-off):England (15-1)Mike Brown; Chris Ashton, Joel Tomkins, Billy Twelvetrees, Ben Foden; Owen Farrell, Lee Dickson; Billy Vunipola, Chris Robshaw (capt), Tom Wood; Courtney Lawes, Joe Launchbury; Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley, Joe MarlerReplacements: Tom Youngs, Matt Mullan, David Wilson, Geoff Parling, Ben Morgan, Ben Youngs, Toby Flood, Alex GoodeNew Zealand (15-1)Israel Dagg; Charles Piutau, Ben Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Julian ...

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand, draw ODI series DAMBULLA: Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by 36 runs (by the Duckworth-Lewis method) in the rain-hit third and final one-day international in Dambulla on Saturday to draw the series 1-1.The Black Caps, set a D/L target of 216 in 33 overs, were 126-6 in 25 overs when bad light ended play. The tourists should have been 162 at that stage to win.Sri Lanka had made 211-8 from 33 overs after the start was delayed by ...


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