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Johnson, Rose to light up Hong Kong Open HONG KONG: Dustin Johnson will make his Hong Kong Open debut in October, joining a field that will also include former US Open champion Justin Rose, the organisers said on Thursday.American Johnson, whose three-putt on the 72nd hole of the US Open last month handed victory to Jordan Spieth, said he was drawn by the history of a tournament won in the past by Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Rory McIlroy."You look at some of the names who have won the tournament... you realise there's a great history there," the 31-year-old said in a statement issued by Asian Tour, who will co-sanction the Oct. 22-26 event with the European Tour."Those are the kind of trophies you want to get your name on," the world number five added."As golfers, we are very lucky to have the chance to travel the world playing the game we love and when you ...

Amir Khan aims to open boxing academy in UAE ISLAMABAD: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has said that he is planning to build an Amir Khan Boxing Academy in the emirate and has been in meetings with potential partners."I love Dubai and the UAE," Khan, a frequent visitor to the UAE was quoted as saying by Abu Dhabi daily The National on Thursday."I've been coming back here since the first time I visited Dubai, back in 2007. The support and love I get from the ...
Kaka powers MLS All-Stars over Tottenham 2-1 DENVER: Brazilian star Kaka scored one goal and set up another as the Major League Soccer All-Stars edged Tottenham 2-1 Wednesday in an international friendly featuring the North American league's elite talents.The MLS team improved to 5-3 in All-Star Games against English Premier League teams. Since the MLS squad began facing European clubs at the All-Star Game in 2005, the North Americans are 7-4, including a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich last year."We played an ...
Zlatan strikes as PSG down United CHICAGO: Manchester United's pre-season US tour ended on a losing note here Wednesday as French giants Paris Saint-Germain claimed a 2-0 victory to clinch the International Champions Cup exhibition tournament.First-half goals from Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were enough to give the Ligue 1 side the win on a sweltering evening at Chicago's iconic Soldier Field stadium, home of the NFL Chicago Bears. United had been aiming to maintain their 100 percent record after registering ...
We are coming to attack, Nigeria warn Congo JOHANNESBURG: Nigeria have vowed to attack Congo Brazzaville in their Pointe-Noire fortress this weekend and move closer to a seventh Olympic Games football tournament appearance.The west Africans take a fragile 2-1 lead into the second leg of a third-round qualifier for the 2016 Rio Games and coach Samson Siasia has revealed his game plan."We will attack because we want to win in Congo -- not avoid defeat," the 47-year-old former national team striker told reporters.A ...
Van Gaal worried by De Gea after United loss CHICAGO: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal conceded that uncertainty surrounding David De Gea was "not favorable" as the Premier League giants ended their US tour Wednesday with a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.De Gea, who is reportedly Real Madrid's top summer transfer target, gave a shaky goalkeeping display as the French champions exposed United's defense with soft first-half goals by Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Van Gaal is hopeful United will retain the services of ...
Tokyo logo design ruffles feathers abroad TOKYO: Tokyo's 2020 Olympic emblem has triggered astonishment in Europe due to its resemblance to the logo of a Belgian theatre and a separate Spanish design.In the latest public relations blow to Tokyo after plans for its $2 billion Olympic stadium were ditched, a Belgium-based designer took to social media to register surprise over the similarities between the logos."Striking when you know the Liege Theatre logo has been regularly shared on Pinterest," Studio Debie wrote ...


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