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Aguero equals City mark in Burnley rout
Manchester: Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time goal-scoring record as the Premier League leaders wore down Burnley to secure a 3-0 victory on Saturday. Aguero, making his first appearance since breaking his rib in a taxi crash on September 28, struck his 177th goal for City with a penalty, equalling the mark set by Eric Brook between 1927 and 1939. The penalty was awarded when Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was
 
 
Champions double for Dettori, O’Brien matches record
ASCOT: Frankie Dettori stole the show with a British Champions Day double at Ascot on Saturday as master Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien celebrated a record-equalling 25th top tier winner of the season. Dettori added another chapter to his golden year when the flamboyant Italian horseman punched home 13-8 favourite Cracksman in the Champion Stakes to follow up his success on Persuasive in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. He was all
   
India maul Pakistan to stroll into Asia Cup final
DHAKA: India entered the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship after a thumping 4-0 win over arch-foes Pakistan in their final second-round clash in Dhaka on Saturday. After the teams were deadlocked goalless at the half-time, India pumped in goals from Satbir Singh (39th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (51st) Lalit Upadhyay (52nd) and Gurjant Singh (57th). India now have seven points from three games, while Pakistan are
 
 
England U-17s thrash US to join Mali in World Cup semis
FATORDA: Rhian Brewster grabbed a hattrick as England thrashed the US 4-1 in their quarter-final clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Fatorda, Goa, on Saturday. Brewster struck in the 11th, 14th and 90+6 minutes while Morgan Gibbs White (64th) completed the tally. Josh Sargent got a consolation goal for the US in the 72nd minute. England will next meet either Brazil or Germany in the semi-finals in Guwahati on Wednesday. The
   
PCB boss Sethi confirms bookie’s approach to player
SHARJAH: A top Pakistan cricket official Saturday confirmed a national team player was approached by a bookie with an offer of fixing which was reported to the anti-corruption unit. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said the matter was being dealt with by his board and the International Cricket Council (ICC). “A player was approached,” Sethi said on Twitter. As per rules he immediately reported to PCB who
 
 
Perera to lead Lankan T20 squad for Pakistan series
SHARJAH: All-rounder Thisara Perera will lead a 16-man Sri Lankan squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan announced on Saturday, the last of which will be played in Lahore. Th Sri Lankan team will return to Pakistan for the first time since gunmen attacked their bus in Lahore in March 2009, forcing international teams to shun tours of Pakistan over security fears. The first two matches will be played in
   
In-form India take on NZ in first ODI
MUMBAI: On a roll after consecutive series wins against Sri Lanka and Australia, a confident India will aim to hunt New Zealand when they face-off in the opener of the three-match One-day International (ODI) series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. The Virat Kohli-led side will also have one eye on reclaiming the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings after being pushed to the second position by South Africa. India and
 
 
Thomas, Brown share top spot at CJ Cup; Ji stays ahead
JEJU: Justin Thomas battled to a two-under par 70 in brutal winds at the CJ Cup on Saturday and thought he played better than when shooting 63 two days earlier. It took Thomas into a share of the lead with fellow American Scott Brown on nine-under 207, two strokes clear of India’s Anirban Lahiri and Australia’s Marc Leishman. The US PGA Tour’s first event in South Korea has taken the players to the slopes of the 1,950-metre
   
Kohli hails India’s latest spin attack
Mumbai: Skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday hailed India’s rotation policy for helping unearth his side’s potent new spin attack of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. The batsman said giving younger and more inexperienced players a go was crucial as India try to build the strongest squad possible for the 2019 World Cup. “We are giving chances to guys who we think have the ability to perform at this level,” Kohli said. “It is
 
 
Zimbabwe spin out WI on day 1 of Bulawayo Test
Bulawayo: Zimbabwe spinners Graeme Cremer and Sean Williams shared seven wickets as the West Indies were bowled out for 219 on the opening day of the first Test at Queens Sports Club on Saturday. Only Shai Hope stood firm for West Indies on the first day at Queens Sports Club as Zimbabwe’s bowlers consistently chipped away to run through the West Indies’ batting line-up and ensure the hosts had the upper hand at the close.
   
Wallabies hold on to beat All Blacks in Brisbane thriller
Brisbane: Australia withstood a furious late charge to upset New Zealand 23-18 in a pulsating Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday, piercing a fresh hole in the world champions’ aura of invincibility. Reece Hodge’s monster, 53-metre penalty just before the final whistle sealed victory for the Wallabies, who celebrated just their second win in 19 games against their exalted neighbours. After trailing by one point at half-time,
 
 
Marquez takes pole for Australian Moto Grand Prix
Phillip Island: World championship leader Marc Marquez snatched pole position and left title rival Andrea Dovizioso in his wake in the final seconds of qualifying Saturday for the Australian MotoGP. Triple world champion Marquez grabbed his 44th pole in his 88th MotoGP with a best lap time of one minute 28.386 seconds at Phillip Island, while Ducati’s Dovizioso struggled to 11th fastest and will start Sunday’s race from the
   
Laker rookie Ball gets rolling against Suns
Los Angeles: What a difference a day makes for Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball who rebounded from a dreadful NBA debut to flirt with a triple double on Friday. Ball had 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in his second NBA game to power the Lakers to a 132-130 win over the Phoenix Suns. “We weren’t proud of yesterday so we came out tonight and gave them a fight,” said Ball, who scored six consecutive points late in the
 
 
Goerges clinches Kremlin Cup crown
Moscow: Germany’s Julia Goerges clinched a career third WTA title with a straight-sets romp over Daria Kasatkina of Russia in the final of the Kremlin Cup on Saturday. The seventh-seeded German prevailed 6-1, 6-2 in one hour six minutes to chalk up her third victory over the 20-year-old Kasatkina in their fifth head-to-head meeting. “I just feel amazing,” Goerges said on court after the match. “I’ve been working hard for this
   
Srikanth in Denmark Open final
Odense: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will have the chance to win his third Superseries title of the season as he entered the final of the Denmark Open in Odense on Saturday. Men’s singles eighth seed Srikanth overcame Hong Kong’s Vincent Ki Wing Wong 21-18, 21-17 in 37 minutes in the semi-finals. With this win, Srikanth has taken a 3-2 lead in head-to-head records against Vincent. In the final on Sunday, the 24-year-old
 
 
Wenger eyes more misery for Everton
LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions from Watford striker Troy Deeney that his players can be bullied and show little stomach for a physical battle. Deeney made the remarks after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road last weekend, when his introduction as a substitute unsettled the Arsenal defence and turned the game in Watford’s favour. But Wenger, speaking ahead of the Gunners’ visit to Everton on
   
Suarez left out of Uruguay squad to recover from injury
Montevideo: Luis Suarez will play no part in Uruguay’s two friendlies in Europe in November, at the request of his club Barcelona, to allow the striker to rest a nagging knee injury. Uruguay play Poland on Nov. 10 in Warsaw before facing Austria four days later in Vienna as they begin their preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “Barcelona’s medical staff are proposing a course of treatment, which will include a rest
 
 
Bilic on brink after dire Hammers performance
London: West Ham manager Slaven Bilic appeared resigned to his fate on Friday following his side’s woeful performance in a 3-0 home defeat by Brighton. Bilic, who just survived a tough period last season, said he assumed full responsibility for the hapless display which had home fans heading for the exits midway through the first-half. “It’s very hard for me to say anything clever now. I take full responsibility for it. I don’t
   
Dortmund throw away 2-goal lead in Frankfurt draw
Berlin:Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund threw away a two-goal lead in their 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday as the pressure remains on goalkeeper Roman Burki. Dortmund are winless in their last three games after losing 3-2 at home to RB Leipzig last Saturday and drawing 1-1 at Cypriot side APOEL on Tuesday in the Champions League. Goals by Turkey international Nuri Sahin and winger Maximilian Philipp either side
 
 
Neymar a mentor for Mbappe at PSG: Marquinhos
Paris: Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar will be crucial to the development of fellow new recruit Kylian Mbappe, the club’s vice-captain Marquinhos has told AFP. Marquinhos also said he believes Neymar will do more to bring glory to the Qatar-owned Paris club than its former Brazilian number 10 Ronaldinho. Marquinhos and Neymar were on the same gold medal-winning Brazil team at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the defender believes
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