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July 5, 2018 7:12 AM World Cup over for German referee in Serbia controversy

After Germany's World Cup exit, the country's referee at the tournament is also heading home early. Felix Brych, who was criticized by Serbia for his performance in their group-stage defeat to Switzerland, has been told he will not be used again at the World Cup. Serbia had issued a complaint to football world governing body FIFA after they felt they should 19

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 71

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 174

July 1, 2018 7:22 AM Korea's Ryu charges into lead at Women's PGA Championship

KILDEER, United States: South Korea's Ryu So-yeon used a hot putter and a lucky bounce on No. 7 to seize a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Women's PGA Championship on Saturday. The two-time major champion, who celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday, started the day tied with Brooke Henderson for the top spot but gained five strokes 78

June 30, 2018 7:00 AM Tiger equals best comeback score, leaps into National hunt

POTOMAC, United States: Tiger Woods roared into contention for his first victory since 2013, matching the best round of his injury comeback with a five-under par 65 Friday at the US PGA Quicken Loans National. With a spectacular chip-in and four putts beyond 15 feet among his seven birdies, the 14-time major winner stood on five-under 135 after 36 holes 79

June 30, 2018 6:35 AM Ibrahimovic, Villa to power MLS All-Stars against Juventus

NEW YORK: Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Spanish striker David Villa will lead the Major League Soccer All-Stars against Italian giant Juventus in the MLS All-Star Game, the league announced Friday. The select squad from the North American league for the August 1 showdown at Atlanta includes players from a record 16 nations, including five from this year's 70

June 29, 2018 7:30 AM Local players look forward to Sarawak golf championship

KUCHING: Malaysia's professional golfer Ben Leong is looking forward to next week's Sarawak Championship at the Damai Golf and Country Club Course near here from July 4 to 7. "It is a nice golf course in great shape and beautiful scenery and I am sure golfers will enjoy playing there," said Ben at a press conference here today. Ben is ranked 40 in the Asian 17

June 29, 2018 1:20 AM Januzaj goal gives Belgium win over England to top Group G

Belgium beat England 1-0 in a low-key game in Kaliningrad on Thursday to top Group G and set up a World Cup last 16 clash with Japan. The Belgians will take a perfect group record into their match with Japan, Group H runners-up, on Monday in Rostov-on-Don. England finish second and will play Colombia on Tuesday in Moscow. It was a slow-paced affair with both sides 40

June 28, 2018 11:11 AM Malaysia lost RM200 billion in less than 50 days

Why the many raids and press conferences? The answer is simple and I will not need to write a long article about this. It is a diversionary tactic. More than RM200 billion has disappeared from the stock market while an estimated RM40 billion of that has left the country. The majority of the market players, the Chinese, are keeping very quiet and do not dare grumble 136

June 27, 2018 11:54 PM UEFA bans AC Milan from Europa League next season

LAUSANNE: UEFA said Wednesday it had banned AC Milan from the Europa League next season for violating financial fair play rules after the club took on risky levels of debt. "The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two (2) seasons," UEFA said in a statement. The Italian 16