Usain Bolt surges past Justin Gatlin to win 100m gold

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won his third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 100 metres with a time of 9.81 seconds on Sunday. The win took the sprinter a step closer to his goal of winning a historic “triple-triple” combination of gold in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay in three consecutive Olympics. American Justin…

HOLDER TAKES AIM AT BATSMEN AFTER DEFEAT

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder has taken a swipe at his batsmen after his side crashed to a humiliating 237-run defeat against India in the third Test here on Saturday. Facing a victory target of 345 after India declared nearly an hour into the morning session; West Indies imploded…

Pakistan triumph sees England series drawn

A rampant Yasir Shah has fired Pakistan to a comprehensive 10-wicket victory in the final Test at The Oval, securing a 2-2 series stalemate with England. The hosts had few answers for Yasir; the leg-spinner finished with 5-71 from 29 overs with Jonny Bairstow (81) providing the only real resistance on the fourth day. England…

Barcelona beat Sevilla in Super Cup first leg

Luis Suarez was back in the goal-scoring routine as Barcelona claimed a Spanish Super Cup advantage with a 2-0 victory away to Sevilla. Suarez, who scored 59 goals for Barca last season, opened his account for the new campaign early in the second half and substitute Munir added a second nine minutes from time. The…

Ibrahimovic leads the way for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho made a winning Premier League start as Manchester United manager with a comprehensive opening victory at Bournemouth. Juan Mata, who was substituted after coming on in last week’s Community Shield, opened the scoring with a tap-in after Simon Francis’ error. Wayne Rooney headed the second before Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his United league debut…