04292016Fri
Last update: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05pm

Other Sports

Sports - Other Sports

Heart condition forces Rogers to retire PARIS: Former time-trial world champion Michael Rogers announced his retirement from professional cycling due to a heart condition on Monday.The 36-year-old Australian had not raced since pulling out of the Dubai Tour in February."I'm grateful for my time as a professional cyclist. It's time to announce my retirement. Thank you cycling!" wrote Rogers on his official Twitter account.A worsening heart condition has forced the Tinkoff rider to call time on his 16-year professional career."Recent cardiac examinations have identified occurrences of heart arrhythmia which have never been detected beforehand," added Rogers in an open letter. "This latest diagnosis, added to the congenital heart condition I was diagnosed with in 2001, means that my competitive career must end."In hindsight I'm grateful my original cardiac condition, a malformation of the aortic valve, remained stable until recently, allowing me to compete from my humble beginnings in the Australian outback town of Griffith, all the ...

Sports - Other Sports

South African coach Erasmus moving to Munster JOHANNESBURG: Former Springbok Rassie Erasmus is quitting a coaching post with South African Rugby (SAR) to become Director of Rugby at Irish provincial team Munster.He will take up his post after South Africa host a three-Test series against Ireland during June, an SAR statement said on Monday."The decision to accept the Munster offer was made with my family at what we believe is the right time," said Erasmus of his move to the twice European ...

Sports - Other Sports

Froome aiming for third Romandie win as snow forecast LAUSANNE: After stretching his legs at Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday, Team Sky leader Chris Froome will be aiming for a third Tour de Romandie title this week.Froome is one of three former winners at this year's event, which begins on Tuesday and ends on Sunday.For many contenders Romandie is an early preparatory race ahead of July's Tour de France and defending Tour champion Froome will be joined by last year's Tour runner-up Nairo Quintana with top ...

Sports - Other Sports

ATP Munich Open results MUNICH: Results from the first day of the Munich Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):1st roundLukás Rosol (CZE) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/2)Santiago Giraldo (COL) bt Mischa Zverev (GER) 7-5, 7-6 (7/5)Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 7-6 (7/3), 6-2Thomaz Belluci (BRA x6) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-3, 1-0 -- retiredCopyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

Sports - Other Sports

Appeals court orders Brady to serve 'Deflategate' ban NEW YORK: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game ban for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal, an appeals court ruled Monday, delivering another twist in the long-running National Football League saga.In a 2-1 ruling in the federal US Court of Appeals in New York, the court found that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had acted properly in issuing the sanction last year.Brady had challenged the four-game suspension and won a legal victory ...

Sports - Other Sports

Spain's Nadal sues ex French minister for 'defamation' MADRID: Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal said on Monday he had filed a lawsuit in Paris against former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused him of covering up a failed drugs test."Through this case, I intend not only to defend my integrity and my image as an athlete but also the values I have defended all my career," he said in a statement announcing "a defamation lawsuit.""I also wish to prevent any public ...

Sports - Other Sports

Verdasco with renewed confidence after title ESTORIL: Spain's Fernando Verdasco was headed to Portugal on Monday to take his place at the Estoril Open boosted by fresh clay confidence after winning his first ATP title in two years.The 32-year-old Spaniard, who will start as a wild card in the seaside resort venue outside Lisbon and faces eighth-seeded compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round, beat Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-2 in a rain-delayed Monday final in Bucharest.His last trophy came ...