Sports world: Sunwolves battle hard but still lose

Sunwolves battle hard but still lose

Super Rugby side the Sunwolves are still seeking their second win of the season, after falling 25-35 to the Reds at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane yesterday.

The Japan and Singapore co-based team battled hard, even managing to level the scores at 25-all after 56 minutes, but tries from Derek Carpenter (two) and Liaki Moli were not enough to overcome the Reds, who secured their third straight home win.

With just one win in 11 matches, the Sunwolves next travel to Canberra to face the Brumbies on Sunday, before they take a one-month international break.

No place for Tevez in Copa America squad

BUENOS AIRES • Argentina national coach Gerardo Martino named his 23-man squad for the Copa America on Friday, pinning his hopes on Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero but ignoring Carlos Tevez.

Idolised by his Boca Juniors club and popular throughout Argentina, Tevez was overlooked in favour of Gonzalo Higuain, who smashed a record 36 goals in the Italian Serie A last season with Napoli.


Ryu takes one-stroke lead at Kingsmill

WASHINGTON • South Korean golfer Ryu So Yeon shot a seven-under 64 on Friday, to seize a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship.

She stood on seven-under 135 after 36 holes at Williamsburg, Virginia, with Japan's Mika Miyazato (71), South Korean Amy Yang (67) and American Stacy Lewis (66) sharing second on 136.


Zika threat forces camp to be moved

MIAMI • USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp in July from Puerto Rico to Atlanta, over concerns regarding exposure to the Zika virus.

It informed coaches and athletes of the change on Thursday, moving the last workouts ahead of August's Rio Olympics to the Georgia Tech Aquatic Centre where the 1996 Atlanta Olympic swim events were held.


Reds, Sevilla charged over crowd trouble

LONDON • Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Liverpool and Sevilla after Wednesday's Europa League final in Basel.

The charges laid against Liverpool are for crowd disturbances and the setting off of fireworks. Those against Sevilla are for crowd disturbances and the throwing of objects. The case will be dealt with by Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body on July 21.


Yes to Catalan flags at Copa del Rey final

MADRID • Catalan separatists can display pro-independence flags when Barcelona face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey football final today, a Spanish court has ruled.

The Madrid-based court accepted the appeal filed by Barcelona and a lawyers' association to challenge the Spanish government's ban of the flags announced earlier this week.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 22, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe