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July 19, 2018 1:32 PM Arsenal youngster Nwakali joins Porto B on loan

LONDON: Arsenal's Nigeria midfielder Kelechi Nwakali joined Portuguese champions Porto on a season-long loan on Thursday. Nwakali, 20, has yet to break into the Arsenal team since moving to the Premier League club in 2016. He was sent on loan to Dutch side MVV Maastricht for the 2016-17 season and returned to Holland for a loan spell at VVV Venlo last term. "Kelechi 6

July 14, 2018 3:18 AM Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

LONDON: Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the English Premier League giants announced Friday. The Reds said he had signed "a long-term contract", with British media reports saying Shaqiri had arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million (RM70 million). The 26-year-old winger's move follows Stoke's 7

July 9, 2018 1:41 PM Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, are you inviting bloodshed?

Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, why are you so stupid? Do you know we created Bersih in 2007? Yes, we! At first Anwar Ibrahim did not care much about Bersih or was bothered to support it. Then, when he saw it was successful, he hijacked it and changed it to Bersih 2.0. And do you know why we used yellow T-shirts for our Bersih movement? It is because we wanted to demonstrate 12

July 8, 2018 1:35 AM Pahang lifts third FA Cup trophy

KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang lifted the FA Cup for the third time after beating five-time champions Selangor 2-0 in the final at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. Playing in front of over 43,000 fans, Dollah Salleh's men started the match with a slew of dangerous attacks, keeping Selangor goalkeeper Mohd Khairulazhan Khalid hard at work. The Elephants' 6

July 8, 2018 1:17 AM Brazil's Fernandinho target of racist insults after World Cup own goal

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia. Several internet users referred to the Manchester City player as a "monkey", while some even threatened to kill him after 12

July 5, 2018 4:40 PM Moscow wanted to sow confusion with fresh attack, says Novichok chemist

NEW YORK: A Russian chemist living in the United States who first revealed the existence of Novichok believes Moscow orchestrated the poisoning of a British couple to sow confusion about the origin of an earlier attack. Britain says the couple were exposed to the same nerve agent used on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter last March in the English market 12

July 5, 2018 6:43 AM Matrade encourages SMEs to be part of its initiatives

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) is encouraging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate aggressively in the various initiatives undertaken by the trade promotion agency in order to boost their business. Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sharimahton Mat Saleh said financial assistance offered under the Market 12

July 4, 2018 12:51 AM Southgate looking ahead after England penalty shootout win

MOSCOW: England manager Gareth Southgate said he "doesn't want to go home" as he called on his young side to build on their penalty shootout victory over Colombia in the World Cup last 16 on Tuesday. After a second-half penalty gave Harry Kane his sixth goal of the tournament, Yerry Mina's last-gasp header kept Colombia alive, only for England to win on penalties 9

July 2, 2018 12:31 AM 'That's life' says Iniesta after Spain farewell ends in defeat

MOSCOW: Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta said Sunday his international career had ended on a bitter note after his side were knocked out of the World Cup by Russia on penalties. "It was not a good way to say goodbye, but football and life are like that," said Iniesta, after his 131st and last appearance for his country. "I am leaving with a nasty taste 9

July 1, 2018 1:26 AM Three things we learned from the World Cup today

SAINT PETERSBURG: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were sent packing from the World Cup on Saturday as French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe made his case to follow in their footsteps as a Ballon d'Or contender. Mbappe scored twice as France edged a World Cup classic 4-3 thriller over Argentina to possibly end Messi's last attempt to win a major international 9