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June 11, 2018 7:18 AM Guardiola hits back at Toure's racism jibes

MADRID: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (pix) has hit back at Yaya Toure denying accusations he's racist in an interview on Spanish television. "He knows I'm not," insisted Guardiola when asked about Toure's previous claims the Spaniard "has problems with Africans". "What do you want me to do," added Guardiola in an interview with TV3. "We were together 24

June 9, 2018 7:38 AM PANAMA HAVE ALREADY MADE HISTORY: EVERYTHING ELSE IS A BONUS

PANAMA CITY (dpa) – Panama are, along with Iceland, the only teams set to play their first-ever World Cup in Russia 2018. Panama earned their historic berth for the tournament with a dramatic and controversial 2-1 win against Costa Rica in the last round of qualifiers. The country’s population poured out onto the streets and Panamanian President Juan Carlos 24

June 7, 2018 2:12 PM Former Chelsea player Michael Essien released by Indonesian club

BANDUNG, Indonesia: Former Chelsea star Michael Essien has been released from Persib Bandung, the Indonesian club said Thursday, the latest big foreign signing to be axed from the national league in the past two seasons. The Ghanaian, 35, who signed with the Bandung-based club just over a year ago, had his contract terminated on Wednesday because the club had exceeded 30

June 7, 2018 12:16 PM Messi woos Griezmann, hopes Neymar stays in Paris

MADRID: With Antoine Griezmann's reported transfer to Barcelona inching closer, Argentine superstar Lionel Messi described the French striker as a "great player", Spanish sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Thursday. "He is clearly a great player," Messi said when asked about the Atletico Madrid striker, although he said he was "not 100% sure" if the French 73

June 5, 2018 3:07 PM Industry players want clearer foreign workers policy

PETALING JAYA: Industry players have urged the Pakatan Harapan government to meet all stakeholders to come up with a clearer policy on the hiring of foreign workers. A few trade associations contacted by China Press for their response to the government decision to stop the foreign workers rehiring programme on June 30 said the new government should take a serious 13

May 30, 2018 9:09 AM Halep finally makes her bow

PARIS: World number one Simona Halep finally gets her French Open campaign underway on Wednesday while Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev seek spots in the second round. — Romanian top seed and world number one Halep is a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros - losing to Maria Sharapova in the 2014 final and giving up a set and 3-0 lead to lose to Jelena 78

May 29, 2018 12:19 AM Lyon in no hurry to sell possible Liverpool target Fekir

LYON: Rumours might be swirling about club captain Nabil Fekir leaving for Liverpool, but Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said Monday "there is no urgency at all" in completing any deal. "I do not have a rendezvous with the Liverpool directors," Aulas said. "We are prefectly serene. "We try always to go in the same direction as the players. We listen 16

May 25, 2018 1:08 AM Trump pardons boxer Jack Johnson, first black heavyweight champ

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was sent to prison a century ago in a racially charged case. Trump said Johnson, the "Galveston Giant", was the victim of what "many viewed as a racially motivated injustice". Johnson, who held the heavyweight 67

May 23, 2018 8:37 AM Manchester United named most valuable football team

PARIS: Manchester United may have finished second in the English Premier League this season but the club is top of the table in terms of overall value, according to a report by accounting firm KPMG on Wednesday. The Red Devils' overall value increased five percent compared to 2017 to more than 3.2 billion euros (RM14 billion), beating Real Madrid on 2.9 billion 65

May 21, 2018 11:54 PM Ibrahimovic sent off as Galaxy end losing streak

MONTREAL: Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off for the first time in his Major League Soccer career on Monday before the Los Angeles Galaxy ended a four-match losing streak with a 1-0 victory over Montreal Impact. Ola Kamara's 75th-minute winner sealed the badly-needed points for Galaxy, who have slipped to mid-table in the Western Conference as the euphoria 59