Sports World: Angry Puyol calls for Barca focus on Europe

Angry Puyol calls for Barca focus on Europe

BARCELONA • Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is "furious" after seeing Real Madrid win the European Cup for a record 13th time and says the LaLiga champions must change their priorities next season.

Real beat Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday in Kiev to win the Champions League for the third season running, and Real's success has taken the focus away from Barca's league and King's Cup double. And Puyol told Spanish daily La Vanguardia that the club need "to get their priorities straight and he's furious about losing an opportunity as a Barca fan".


Rose ties Faldo with 9th US PGA Tour title

LOS ANGELES • Justin Rose saved his best for last on Sunday, firing eight birdies in a six-under 64 to win the Fort Worth Invitational by three strokes from Brooks Koepka (63).

With a ninth US PGA Tour title, he matched Nick Faldo for the most by an English golfer since the US tour began keeping records in 1983.

The 2013 US Open winner was never threatened as he won his second US tour title of the season with a 20-under total of 260 - one shot off the tournament record.


Lee turns 22 with Volvik C'ship present

LOS ANGELES • Australia's Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday with a victory in the LPGA's Volvik Championship, after a birdie at the final hole lifted her to a one-shot win over South Korean Kim In Kyung (67).

She fired a four-under 68 for a 16-under total of 272. Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn, who carded a 65, finished one stroke behind Kim.


Qatar wants illegal broadcasters out

DOHA • Qatar's beIN Media Group yesterday called on world football's governing body Fifa to take legal action against what it claims are pirate broadcasters in Saudi Arabia ahead of the World Cup.

beIN says the expensively bought broadcast rights it has secured for major sporting events in the region, including football's biggest tournament which starts on June 14, are being undermined by beoutQ, a vast and sophisticated bootlegging network operating from Saudi Arabia.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe