Sports World: Akram unscathed in shoot-out after crash

Akram unscathed in shoot-out after crash

KARACHI • Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram escaped unhurt when a gunman opened fire at his car in Karachi yesterday after a traffic collision.

The 49-year-old was on his way to coach at the city's National Stadium.


Russian free diver feared drowned off Ibiza

LONDON • Natalia Molchanova, considered one of the greatest free divers of all time, is feared dead after she failed to surface after a dive near La Savina port on Formentera, a small island that lies south of Ibiza in Spain's Balearic Islands, on Sunday.

The 53-year-old Russian holds 41 world records and can hold her breath for nine minutes.


Bale will fire in favoured role

MUNICH • Gareth Bale is confident that he will score goals and lead Real Madrid to trophies this season, if manager Rafael Benitez continues to play him in a central attacking role.

The Spaniard used the Welsh football forward as one of his strikers in a 4-4-2 formation against Tottenham on Tuesday and he watched Bale score a late goal in Real's 2-0 win at the Audi Cup.


Yamaguchi's maiden goal gives Japan point

BEIJING • Hotaru Yamaguchi scored his first goal with the national team to give Japan a 1-1 draw with South Korea in football's East Asian Cup yesterday.

Jang Hyun Soo put South Korea in front from the penalty spot in the 27th minute.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe