Ronaldo takes Portugal tally to 70 in Hungary stroll

LISBON Cristiano Ronaldo scored two stunning goals and took his international tally to 70 as he led Portugal to an emphatic 3-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

The Portugal captain scored from 25 metres after he was set up by an outrageous backheel from Andre Silva and smashed in a long-range free kick in the second half. Silva had opened the scoring from a move in which Ronaldo also played a part.

Vinales on pole after Qatar qualifying abandoned

Spaniard Maverick Vinales will make his Yamaha debut on pole position after Saturday's qualifying for MotoGP's floodlit season-opening Qatar Grand Prix was abandoned due to rain and thunderstorms.

With standing water left by overnight rain and more storms building up, all action on the Losail track was cancelled for the evening with the starting grids for Sunday's race decided on combined times from practice.

Drmic keeps up Switzerland's perfect qualifying record

GENEVA Josip Drmic scored less than two minutes after coming on as a substitute to give Switzerland a 1-0 win over Latvia which kept up their 100 percent record in their World Cup qualifying group on Saturday.

The Borussia Moenchengladbach forward, who had not scored a goal for either club or country this season, came off the bench in the 65th minute to replace Gelson Fernandes and 90 seconds later rose at the far post to majestically head in Admir Mehmedi's cross.

Wawrinka makes quick work of opening Miami match

Top seed Stan Wawrinka made his opening appearance at the Miami Open a quick one as he defeated Argentina's Horacio Zeballos in 65 minutes on Saturday.

Swiss Wawrinka fired seven aces as he turned back Zeballos 6-3 6-4 in less than favourable conditions.

"I'm really happy with the match today," the Indian Wells finalist told reporters. "It's quite tough conditions, raining and really windy today. It's really windy on the court, so it's never easy.

Chinese investors create new firm to finalise purchase of AC Milan

ROME Chinese investors set to buy AC Milan have created a new company structure in Luxembourg to finalise acquisition of the Serie A soccer club, a spokesman for the consortium said on Saturday.

Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux will replace the Chinese bidding group, identified by AC Milan's owners as Sino-Europe Sports Investment Management Changxing Co Ltd, the spokesman said in a statement, adding that the new entity was controlled by investor Li Yonghong.

Dustin Johnson, Mickelson advance to Match Play quarter-finals

World number one Dustin Johnson beat Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson continued his strong form to reach the WGC-Dell Match Play quarter-finals in Texas on Saturday.

Dustin Johnson used birdies on 13 and 14 to end the match as he defeated double champion Zach Johnson 5&4 in the round of 16 to advance to the last eight, where he will take on Sweden's Alex Noren later on Saturday.

Noren was a 3&1 winner over American Brooks Koepka at Austin Country Club.

Five-times major champion Mickelson advanced with a 4&3 victory over in-form Australian Marc Leishman.

Tamim century sets up Bangladesh win over Sri Lanka

Opener Tamim Iqbal struck his eighth hundred and shared a 144-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan to set up a comprehensive 90-run win for Bangladesh over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at Dambulla on Saturday.

Left-hander Tamim hit a 142-ball 127 while all-rounder Shakib scored a brisk 72 off 71 deliveries to help Bangladesh post 324-5 in their 50 overs after the hosts won the toss and put them in to bat.

Sri Lanka, who suffered their first test loss to their South Asian rivals on Sunday, were bundled out for 234 in reply with nearly five overs remaining.

Arrogate wins Dubai Cup

DUBAI Arrogate, ridden by Mike Smith, won the $10 million (8 million pound) Dubai World Cup on Saturday.

Gun Runner took second place and Neolithic came third of the 14 runners in the 2,000-metre contest.

The contest was the world's richest horse race until being surpassed by Florida's $12 million Pegasus World Cup earlier this year.

Lions take bonus point with late try in away win

PORT ELIZABETH A five-try first half blitz set the Lions on their way to a 42-19 away win over the Southern Kings in Super Rugby at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday but they only made sure of a bonus point right near the end.

The Lions, who were runners-up in the competition last year, won for a fourth time in five games this season as teenage Congo-born winger Madosh Tambwe grabbed two tries and the Springbok trio of Malcolm Marx, Elton Jantjies and Jaco Kriel also scored before halftime.

Impey wins stage six in Catalonia, Froome out of contention

REUS, Spain South African Daryl Impey won the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia as Chris Froome fell out of contention after being trapped on the wrong side of a peloton split on Saturday.

Italians Alessandro De Marchi and Dario Cataldo looked set to contest a two-man sprint after jumping away from the leading group 15km from the end but they were reined in within 50 metres of the line as Orica Scott's Impey surged ahead.