Carlos Sainz extends his Dakar lead, Sam Sunderland crashes out

Spaniard Carlos Sainz extended his Dakar Rally lead with a second stage win in five days on Thursday while Britain’s Sam Sunderland, motorcycle champion in 2017, crashed out in the Saudi Arabian desert. Sainz, a two-times Dakar winner, finished almost three minutes ahead of closest rival and defending champion Nasser Al-Attiyah

Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC’s Bach

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Politicians and athletes should keep politics out of this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games to protect the event’s neutrality and its status as a peaceful meeting place, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Thursday.   The Games have seen both political protests by athletes in the past as

Six world titles but domestic honors elusive for Hamilton

London- Lewis Hamilton’s absence from Britain’s New Year’s honors list has angered his Formula One fans and triggered fresh debate about the sport’s status and whether the six-times world champion is sufficiently appreciated at home. The Briton this year became the second most successful F1 driver of all time, and is

Beating England much needed boost for flagging South Africa

Pretoria- South Africa desperately needed a win to regain their confidence after five successive test defeats, plus a poor World Cup, and beating England in the first test on Sunday was just the tonic, said captain Faf du Plessis. “It’s been a tough year for the test team and it’s been