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July 15, 2018 10:30 AM Pacquiao knocks out Matthysse to regain WBA title

WITH the 60th victory of a stellar career, Manny Pacquiao regained the WBA world welterweight title with a TKO of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur today. At the ripe old age of 39 and without long-time trainer Freddie Roach, Pacquiao showed no signs of slowing down to take his record to an impressive 25

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 22

June 29, 2018 2:20 AM Ramos and Faghani to take charge of first last 16 matches Saturday

Referees from Mexico and Iran will take charge of the first knock-out games of the World Cup, governing body FIFA said Thursday. Mexican referee Cesar Ramos will take charge of Uruguay v Portugal in Sochi while the meeting between France and Argentina in Kazan will be refereed by Iranian official Alireza Faghani. Both matches are on Saturday to open the round 32

June 26, 2018 3:19 AM World Cup records: video referee speeds along penalty tally

Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty for Portugal against Iran on Monday was the 19th spot-kick of the World Cup so far - with the video assistant referee helping to ensure a record tally even before the end of the group stage. The previous record was 18 penalties in 1990, 1998 and 2002 but that mark has been reached with only 36 of 64 games played in Russia 38

June 25, 2018 11:48 PM Portugal concede late penalty as Uruguay await in last 16

SARANSK, Russia: Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty before Portugal conceded an injury-time spot-kick in a 1-1 draw with Iran at the World Cup on Monday as the European champions set up a last-16 clash with Uruguay. Ricardo Quaresma curled in a trademark 'trivela' goal on the stroke of half-time at the Mordovia Arena, but Karim Ansarifard's late penalty 35

June 24, 2018 11:48 AM FIFA open disciplinary proceedings against Swiss duo Xhaka, Shaqiri

Moscow (dpa) - FIFA announced on Saturday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri after a controversial gesture made during the team's World Cup victory over Serbia. Football's ruling body also started an initial investigation into Serbian coach Mladen Krstajic. FIFA said the two Swiss players 30

June 20, 2018 11:46 PM Queiroz 'concerned' as Iran staff member in hospital after Spain defeat

KAZAN ARENA: Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said he was concerned after a member of his staff was taken to hospital during the nail-biting 1-0 World Cup defeat to Spain on Wednesday. A lucky goal by Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa handed Spain their first win of the tournament following a 3-3 draw with Portugal last week. Iran, 1-0 winners over Morocco 95

June 18, 2018 10:51 AM No red cards after 11 World Cup matches for first time since 1986

There is no seeing red in Russia - at least not at the World Cup. Zero red cards have been given after 11 matches through four days of games, the longest wait for the first dismissal of the finals in 32 years. The 2018 World Cup still has a while though before it would snap the all-time mark. The first red card of Mexico 1986 came in the 16th match 31

May 1, 2018 12:19 PM JDT-Selangor match postponed to tomorrow

JOHOR BARU: The match between Johor Darul Ta'zim and Selangor scheduled at 9pm tonight has been cancelled after the pitch at Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium, Larkin was found not suitable for the match tonight. The Malaysian Football League (MFL) in a statement on its Facebook site today said this followed non-stop rain in Johor Baru from last night 191

April 11, 2018 3:03 PM Uefa to probe Guardiola and Liverpool

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gestures to referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz at half-time during the Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg against Liverpool in Manchester April 10, 2018. — Reuters picLAUSANNE, April 11 — Pep Guardiola’s current torrid time as Manchester City manager took a further turn for the worse today with news that Uefa has opened 59