Sports World: Lloris may miss Southampton game

Lloris may miss Southampton game

LONDON • Tottenham could be without goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for today's Premier League trip to Southampton, with the French footballer suffering from illness, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday.

The club captain has started all but one of Tottenham's 23 league games this season and only sat out of the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in November with a muscle injury.

Third-choice goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga produced an inspired performance on his debut against Palace, but Lloris' back-up Michel Vorm is also fit to step in at St Mary's.


Pyeongchang to see fewer Russians

LAUSANNE • The number of Russian athletes eligible to take part at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been reduced from a pool of 500 to 389, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

The IOC last month banned Russia from taking part in the Games over state-sponsored doping, but clean Russian competitors will be allowed to participate under strict conditions and under a neutral flag.


Birdie spree lifts Landry to the top

LOS ANGELES • Andrew Landry fired seven birdies in a seven-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over world No. 3 golfer Jon Rahm in the PGA CareerBuilder Challenge in California.

His 16-under total of 128 put him one ahead of Spain's Rahm, the overnight leader after a sizzling first-round 62, who carded a 67.


Coleman rewrites 60m indoor mark

LOS ANGELES • World 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60m indoor world record with his 6.37sec on Friday.

The 21-year-old American set the mark at the Clemson Invitational track meet to snap the previous record of 6.39sec held by compatriot Maurice Greene. His previous best was 6.45sec at last year's US collegiate indoor championships.


Oldest Olympic medallist dies at 102

MILAN • Italian Carla Marangoni, who won a silver at the 1928 Games and was the oldest living Olympic medallist, has died at the age of 102 years, the Italian Olympic Committee said on Friday.

Marangoni, who competed in gymnastics, was the only surviving participant of the 1928 Games in Amsterdam where she competed aged 12.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 21, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe