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June 18, 2018 1:59 AM Proud Serb Djokovic would happily miss World Cup final for Wimbledon glory

LONDON: Novak Djokovic (pix) insists he would happily miss a first appearance for Serbia in the World Cup final if it means he is back in the Wimbledon title match. Djokovic is an avid fan of the Serbian national team, who kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Russia on Sunday. Celebrating wildly after his friend Aleksandar 4

June 17, 2018 12:21 AM 3 Asean countries eye World Cup 2034

KUANTAN: Three Asean countries, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam may put in a bid to host World Cup 2034. FIFA Executive Committee member Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said, should any of the countries be successful, Malaysia might have the opportunity to co-host, if the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and the government were agreeable 4

June 15, 2018 11:35 PM Swiss World Cup star Xhaka extends Arsenal stay

The 25-year-old midfielder, a member of Switzerland's World Cup squad, featured in all 38 Premier League matches last season. In a message on Arsenal's Twitter feed, Xhaka said: "Hi Gunners, here is the Granit. "I am happy and I am proud to sign a new contract here for Arsenal and I hope for good results in the future." New Arsenal manager Unai Emery 7

June 15, 2018 11:35 PM Watford sign Navarro from Espanyol

LONDON: Watford have signed defender Marc Navarro from Espanyol for an undisclosed fee, the English Premier League club announced Friday. The 22-year-old Spaniard, who rose through the youth ranks at Barcelona, has joined the Hornets on a five-year deal. Watford chairman Scott Duxbury told the club's website: "Marc has attracted interest from a host of top European 6

June 14, 2018 12:30 PM Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan dies in home fire

PETALING JAYA: Nazrin Hassan, CEO of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, died today after he was trapped by a fire in a bedroom of his house in Mutiara Damansara here, according to police. Nazrin, 48, was in a bedroom on the upper floor of the house in Lorong PJU 7/24A during the incident this afternoon, said Petaling Jaya District Police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din. He said Nazrin 13

June 14, 2018 9:14 AM Anwar meets former UK premier David Cameron in London

PUTRAJAYA: Pakatan Harapan and PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met former UK premier David Cameron in London to thank him for raising the issue of his imprisonment and subsequent treatment on several occasions to local officials. "Met with former UK Prime Minister David Cameron to thank him for raising the issue of my incarceration and treatment 11

June 14, 2018 3:21 AM Michael Jackson street naming scrapped

CHICAGO: An honorary street naming in Detroit for the King of Pop was cancelled Wednesday. Michael Jackson Avenue was supposed to be officially unveiled Friday in Motor City, just as the late artist's surviving brothers prepared to perform at a weekend concert. But the ceremony was called off, as members of the Jackson 5 – the family act where Michael 4

June 13, 2018 2:00 PM Court orders Spain king's brother-in-law to jail in five days

PALMA, Spain: A Spanish court has given the king's brother-in-law, Inaki Urdangarin, five days to report to jail after he lost his appeal against a graft conviction and prison sentence, a judicial source said Wednesday. The former Olympic handball player and husband of Princess Christina has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in jail in a case which 9

May 22, 2018 11:38 PM Newlywed royal couple 'boost Commonwealth Games' relevance': CEO

LONDON: Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan have provided an unexpected but welcome boost to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games, the quadrennial sports event's chief executive David Grevemberg told AFP. The American – who has been in his role since 2014 after overseeing Glasgow's successful hosting of the Games that year – based his assumption 6

May 21, 2018 8:59 AM Almost 200 Games athletes, officials seek Australia asylum

SYDNEY: Nearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month's Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in Australia, an official said Monday. Several participants from Africa vanished during the international event held on the east coast from April 4-15. A handful of African athletes resurfaced and sought legal advice on how to apply for asylum 8