■ Biathlon Sergi Rozhkov wins 10km \n \nRussia's Sergei Rozhkov won a men's World Cup 10km biathlon sprint Friday to take the lead in the overall standings. Rozhkov, whose shooting was clean, won in 24 minutes and 5.4 seconds. Austria's Ludwig Gredler finished second, 11.7 seconds back with one missed target. Another Russian, Sergei Chepikov, was third, 21.2 seconds behind. He also missed one target. Four-time Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway did not compete in the race in this central Slovak resort. Rozhkov leads the standings with 208 points, five points ahead of Norway's Halvard Hanevold. \n \n■ Basketball \nMourning has new kidney \n \nFormer NBA All-Star center Alonzo Mourning underwent kidney transplant surgery Friday and was listed in good condition, hospital officials said. The surgery, performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, came less than a month after Mourning retired from the NBA due to a kidney disease. The kidney donor, a family member, was also in good condition, officials said. Mourning, 33, retired from the New Jersey Nets on Nov. 24 because of complications from the disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. He was diagnosed before the 2000-2001 season, when he was with the Miami Heat. \n \n■ Golf \nDownes is up down under \n \nAustralian Chris Downes led for the third day straight Saturday, taking a one-shot lead into the final round of the Australian Open golf tournament at Moonah Links. Downes had four birdies, a bogey and a double bogey to card a 1-under 71 and go to eight-under. Fellow Australian Stephen Leaney scored a 4-under 68 to go alone in second, with seven players at six-under. Among those is 2002 US Amateur champion Ricky Barnes. Barnes, from Stockton, CA, was challenging for the lead before bogeys at the 16th and 17th. Defending champion Stephen Allan was another at six-under. He followed his second-round course record 66 with an even-par 72 to join Barnes, Stuart Appleby (68), Steven Conran (68), Matthew Millar (69), Peter Lonard (70) and Craig Jones (70).
“Road Runner” Alphonso Davies lived up to his nickname with another lightning sprint on Saturday as Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead in the Bundesliga. Having defeated second-placed Borussia Dortmund 1-0 away in midweek, Bayern enjoyed a 5-0 romp over Fortuna Duesseldorf. Defender Mathias Joergensen scored an early own-goal before Benjamin Pavard, Robert Lewandowski (2) and Davies scored for Bayern. With five games remaining, the defending champions, who have won their past eight league games, are comfortably on course for an eighth straight league title. Davies scored the best goal of the game when the fleet-footed defender pressed Duesseldorf into making a mistake, barged
The losing captain thanked the winning team’s players for their personal sacrifices leading into the match and a charter flight pilot received a big round of applause when his plane beat incoming fog to touch down after midnight following another game as feel-good stories off the field matched those on it as the National Rugby League (NRL) restarted its season in Australia over the weekend. The New Zealand Warriors’ 18-0 win over St George Illawarra was the Auckland-based team’s first of the season after three rounds and it could not have come at a better time. Due to international travel restrictions
Taiwan Steel celebrated a big win over Tatung in the Taiwan Premier League yesterday, while undefeated Taichung Futuro remained at the top of the table, although their lead is only one point. Four of the eight teams were in action, completing matches postponed the previous weekend due to rain, with Taipower and Hang Yuan playing out a scoreless draw in Kaohsiung. Taiwan Steel are sorting out their early-season problems as they chase the leaders and it showed against defending champions Tatung at the Jhubei Stadium in Hsinchu County. Haitian striker Benchy Astama netted a brace and midfielder Kuo Po-wei’s outstanding solo effort sent
DISTANCING RULES: The government said social distancing should be maintained during disputes and celebrations, but conceded it would not be possible during play The Premier League on Saturday was given British government approval to press ahead with its June 17 restart, although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing. Further details of the league’s plans for dealing with COVID-19 cases have been disclosed with clubs likely to have to play even if they only have 15 fit squad members. In a further boost to the league’s restart plans, there were no positives in the fourth round of twice-weekly testing. Tests were conducted on 1,130 players and club personnel on Thursday and Friday as contact training resumed. The season