Sports World: Weigh-in fatality as gunmen open fire

Weigh-in fatality as gunmen open fire

DUBLIN • One man was killed and two others injured on Friday when gunmen opened fire on boxing fans at a weigh-in at a Dublin hotel, Irish police said.

The attack was carried out by three men apparently armed with rifles and dressed in police-style uniforms, according to Irish media.

Boxers were weighing in ahead of Saturday's "Clash of the Clans" bout at the city's National Stadium. Among the fighters on the bill are Dublin boxer Jamie Kavanagh, who will fight for the World Boxing Organisation European lightweight title against Portuguese Antonio Joao Bento.


Hahn shines to take Phoenix Open lead

LOS ANGELES • James Hahn fired a bogey-free six-under 65 on Friday, to grab the lead in the second round of golf's Phoenix Open ahead of Rickie Fowler and Danny Lee.

Korean-American Hahn had a 10-under total of 132 after 36 holes at TPC Scottsdale.

World No. 4 Fowler fired a 68, while New Zealand's Lee carded a 66 for 133.


$1.97m IPL deal for all-rounder Watson

MUMBAI • Australia's Shane Watson attracted a top bid of US$1.4 million (S$1.97 million) and will join Bangalore for the next edition of cricket's Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 07, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe