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Yachting: Giacomo set for Sydney-to-Hobart race handicap win

SYDNEY: New Zealand’s Giacomo was set on Thursday (Dec 29) to win handicap honours in the record-breaking Sydney-Hobart yacht race as rivals were becalmed on Hobart’s breathless River Derwent. The Volvo 70 came in second fastest in line honours on Wednesday, just two hours behind triumphant Australian supermaxi Perpetual LOYAL. Both yachts sped into Hobart… Read More »

Fillon wins French conservative ticket for presidential race – partial results

PARIS: Former prime minister Francois Fillon won the conservative ticket for next year’s presidential election in France by a wide margin, beating ex-premier Alain Juppe, partial results of a primaries’ vote showed on Sunday. Fillon won 69.5 percent of the votes based on 2,121 polling stations out of a total 10,228, the election’s organisers said.… Read More »

Swimming – Russia vs. USA: a tense race, a strained aftermath

RIO DE JANEIRO: The women’s 100 metres breaststroke final at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Monday had already crackled with tension in a tight finish but it was nothing compared to what transpired afterwards. American Lilly King held off fast-finishing Russian Yulia Efimova to clinch the title, with fellow American Katie Meili winning bronze.… Read More »