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Back injury forces Leicester Tigers prop Ayerza to retire

REUTERS: Leicester Tigers and Argentina prop Marcos Ayerza has retired from professional rugby after being advised to end his playing career due to a back injury, the English Premiership club said on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Ayerza, who last played for the club against Harlequins in November 2016, made 246 appearances during his 11 years at… Read More »

With major monkey off back, Henrik Stenson eyes Masters improvement

AUGUSTA, Georgia: Henrik Stenson has rarely featured on the leaderboard in 11 trips to the U.S. Masters, a tournament he loves to play in but which is by far his least successful major. The Swedish world number five, however, will begin his Augusta challenge on Thursday as the British Open champion after claiming his first… Read More »

South Korea president's lawyer says no evidence to back impeachment

SEOUL: The impeachment trial of South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye got under way Thursday (Jan 5), with her lawyers arguing there is no evidence to back the corruption allegations that threaten to force her from office. Parliament voted to impeach Park last month over an influence-peddling scandal that has brought hundreds of thousands of protesters… Read More »

Football: Napoli rediscover scoring touch, back to drawing board for Inter

MILAN: Napoli rediscovered their scoring touch as they brushed aside Inter Milan 3-0 on Friday, sending their opponents’ new coach Stefano Pioli back to the drawing-board. The result was never in doubt after Piotr Zielinski and Marek Hamsek put Napoli 2-0 ahead after six minutes. Lorenzo Insigne completed the scoring early in the second half.… Read More »

Football: Italy fight back to hold Spain, Wales denied in Austria

PARIS: Daniele De Rossi’s late penalty rescued a point for Italy against Spain in a heavyweight World Cup qualifier on Thursday (Oct 6), as Wales played out an entertaining draw in Austria. Spain dominated possession against the Italians in Turin and looked set to come away with a precious victory when Vitolo pounced on an… Read More »