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September 4, 2018 9:56 AM Henderson signs new contract with Liverpool

LONDON: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders on Monday. Henderson has emerged as a key figure under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and the new deal is a reward for the England midfielder's fine form. The 28-year-old has made 283 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 24 goals, since arriving from Sunderland 19

September 2, 2018 3:22 AM Suleimanov late show sees Krasnodar stun champions Lokomotiv

MOSCOW: Substitute Magomed-Shapi Suleimanov struck a dramatic injury-time winner as Krasnodar stunned reigning champions Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 on Saturday. Krasnodar's hard-fought win lifted them into fourth, five points behind league leaders Zenit St Petersburg, who take on second-placed Spartak Moscow on Sunday. "We dominated play and possession throughout 11

August 27, 2018 4:01 AM Inter Milan lose ground in Serie A with Torino stalemate

MILAN: Inter Milan, considered among the Serie A title challengers this season, lost further ground by letting a two-goal led slip to draw 2-2 with Torino on Sunday with Luciano Spalletti's side collecting a single point from their first two games. Champions Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 and last season's runners-up Napoli came from two goals down to rally 13

August 23, 2018 8:10 AM Muric recalled by Man City to cover Bravo injury

LONDON: Goalkeeper Arijanet Muric will return to Manchester City to deputise for Ederson after his loan spell at Dutch club NAC Breda was cut short on Wednesday. Premier League champions City were in need of cover for the Brazilian international as Claudio Bravo is expected to miss the rest of the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in training 14

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM Anti-Muslim rant sparks backlash against AFL personality

SYDNEY: A leading Australian media personality sparked controversy Wednesday after lashing out at the nation's Muslim community, saying they "share no common interest" with the rest of the country. Sam Newman, a former Aussie Rules football player who co-hosts the popular "Footy Show" on commercial television, was reacting after two leading Muslim players 11

August 22, 2018 4:29 AM Pjanic signs contract extension with Juventus

MILAN: Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic has signed a contract extension to keep him at Juventus until 2023, the Italian champions announced on Tuesday. The 28-year-old has won back-to-back Serie A and Italian Cup doubles since joining the Bianconeri from Roma in 2016. Known as a set-piece specialist, Pjanic has scored 15 league goals directly from free-kicks 13

August 21, 2018 2:43 PM Salvini refuses to let migrants disembark as boat docks in Italy

ROME: Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini remained defiant Tuesday in refusing to allow about 170 migrants to disembark from an Italian coastguard boat after it docked in Sicily for technical reasons. The Diciotti vessel, which rescued the migrants five days ago, arrived at the port of Catania overnight "for a technical stopover". Salvini was forced 13

August 17, 2018 12:09 PM City star De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury

LONDON: Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, a pivotal figure in Manchester City's title-winning campaign, will be out of action for three months because of a knee injury, the club said Friday. The 27-year-old midfielder — who scored eight goals and provided 16 assists as City romped to the title last season — will not have to undergo surgery on the injury 14

August 13, 2018 1:28 PM Maybank IB named best investment bank for fourth time

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank IB) was named the best Malaysian investment bank for the fourth time in a row in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018. According to Euromoney, the accolade has been conferred on Maybank for its strong performance during the period under review. “Maybank IB had gone from strength to strength as a regional 14

August 11, 2018 12:24 PM Proud Pogba happy to repay trust as Man Utd captain

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba declared his pride at being named captain for Friday's Premier League opening 2-1 win over Leicester, but pointedly suggested he wants to be trusted more by manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho surprisingly put Pogba straight into the starting line-up and handed him the armband even though 16