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June 30, 2018 6:35 AM Suarez fired up as Uruguay prepare for showdown with Ronaldo's Portugal

SOCHI, Russia: Criticised for his lack of sharpness in Uruguay's opening game at the World Cup, Luis Suarez insists he is in better shape now as he goes head to head with Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the last 16. The 31-year-old had a desperate day in front of goal as Uruguay eventually ground out a 1-0 win against Egypt to kick off their campaign 70

June 30, 2018 6:21 AM Pakatan Harapan can fall unless it upholds people's trust: Dr M

LANGKAWI: The Pakatan Harapan government has pledged not to do what the previous government had done - failing to uphold the people's trust, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said he and the Pakatan Harapan coalition could be toppled by the people if they did anything contrary to the laws and religion. "Tell me if I cheat. I can be dropped 19

June 30, 2018 3:25 AM 3,400 from Kelantan to perform Haj pilgrimage this year

BACHOK: Some 3,400 people in Kelantan have been selected to perform the Haj pilgrimage this year, with the first batch to leave for Makkah on July 14. Tabung Haji (TH) head of strategic management and transformation, Affan Mohd Nawi, said 60% of the potential pilgrims were from Kota Baru district. "The last flight is scheduled on Aug 14," he said at the opening 12

June 29, 2018 10:24 AM Iran striker retires at 23 over World Cup criticism

TEHRAN: Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun has announced his retirement from international football aged just 23, saying criticism from fans of his performance at the World Cup had harmed his mother's health. Azmoun, a rising star, who with 11 goals had been Iran's top scorer in qualification for the finals in Russia, drew brickbats from fans after he failed 25

June 29, 2018 10:23 AM Tribute to Richard 'Old Man' Harrison in Pawn Stars marathon

IN TRIBUTE to Richard 'Old Man' Harrison's passing on June 25, History is presenting past episodes of Pawn Stars which show the Old Man in action. After serving in the US Navy and losing a million dollars in the real estate market, Harrison uprooted his family and moved to Las Vegas in pursuit of a fresh start. Opening the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1988, he had to learn 75

June 26, 2018 12:21 AM Egypt keeper El Hadary to become World Cup's oldest player

Egypt keeper Essam El Hadary will become the oldest player in World Cup history when his side plays Saudi Arabia on Monday. El Hadary was named to start in the Group A game at the Volgograd Arena at the age of 45 years and 161 days. He surpasses the record of Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 years and 3 days old in his final appearance at the 2014 World 19

June 25, 2018 1:42 AM Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran

SARANSK, Russia: Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in Monday's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16. European champions Portugal are level with Spain on four points at the top of Group B and need a draw to guarantee qualification. Iran, who beat Morocco in their opening game before 92

June 25, 2018 1:31 AM Big, mean and making the green: 'Jurassic' tops N. America box offices

HUGE, green and scary stomped on cute, young and funny in North American theatres this weekend as new release Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took in a healthy US$150 million (RM602 million) to leap past last weekend's leader, "Incredibles 2." The dinosaur sequel, from Pixar and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment studio, fell short of the then-record 184

June 23, 2018 9:49 AM Johor Baru set to help orang asli on compensation issues over land

JOHOR BAHRU: The state government is ready to assist Orang Asli residents from Kuala Masai here who are facing compensation issues over their land since 2010. Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said he was prepared to review the case, especially on compensation, so that the state government understood the actual situation. He hoped to 'fine-tune' 11

June 21, 2018 10:00 AM Alli sits out training ahead of Panama World Cup clash

SAINT PETERSBURG: England midfielder Dele Alli missed training on Thursday as doubts grow about whether he will be fit to face Panama in England's second match of the World Cup. Alli picked up a thigh strain during the opening win against Tunisia and is likely to be rested on Sunday. Panama lost their first match 3-0 to Belgium and, even if fit, Gareth 79