Insigne latest victim of armed robbery
ROME • Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne is the latest player from the Serie A football club to be robbed at gunpoint, according to reports yesterday.
Insigne and his companions were robbed of a luxury watch, cash and other valuables.
Former Napoli players Valon Behrami, Juan Zuniga and captain Marek Hamsik have all been victims of armed robbers.
Dhoni angered by umpires' earpieces
DHAKA • India's cricket captain M.S. Dhoni on Saturday questioned umpires using earpieces during international matches, suggesting the devices might hinder their decision-making ability.
He spoke out after a controversial umpiring decision that saw Pakistan's Khurram Manzoor given not out, despite apparently nicking a ball by left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra during India's defeat of their bitter rivals during the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament.
McIlroy rejoices as Frampton triumphs
LONDON • Boxer Carl Frampton defeated Scott Quigg on a split points decision to become the WBA and IBF super-bantamweight champion on Saturday and guaranteed fellow Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy a night out at the expense of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.
Frampton triumphed after 12 rounds. As the victory was confirmed, golf star McIlroy tweeted: "YESSSS!!!! Well done @RealCFrampton! Fought a smart fight. Get your wallet out @WayneRooney!!"
Vonn ignores injury to set fastest time
SOLDEU (Andorra) • Skier Lindsey Vonn defied injury to set the fastest time in the first leg of a World Cup super-combined yesterday.
The American suffered a hairline fracture of her left knee 24 hours earlier when she fell heavily in a super-G race. But she took to the slopes and clocked 57.04sec in a shortened speed leg of the combined.
Oosthuizen wins as Mardan takes eighth
PERTH • Overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen eased to a one-shot victory in the ISPS Handa Perth International after a final-round 71 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
Mardan Mamat, who at one stage was in fourth spot on 11 under before slipping to joint sixth, finished 10 under in eighth.
He followed up his opening-round 68 with a 65, followed by 73 and 71.