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September 1, 2018 4:07 AM Nadal survives Khachanov epic to reach US Open last 16

NEW YORK: World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal came back from a set and break down to defeat big-hitting Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) and reach the US Open fourth round on Friday. The top seeded Spaniard triumphed after an epic 4 hour 23 minute struggle on Arthur Ashe Stadium in a match where the 22-year-old Khachanov 8

August 31, 2018 6:56 AM Hong Kong's Sarah Lee eases into sprint final

JAKARTA: Hong Kong's Sarah Lee Wai-sze eased into women's sprint final as she went in search of her second track cycling gold at the Asian Games on Friday. The defending champion, who set a tournament-record 10.583 seconds in Thursday's qualifying round, beat South Korea's Cho Sun-young in two straight races. The 31-year-old former Olympic keirin bronze 13

August 27, 2018 4:01 AM Inter Milan lose ground in Serie A with Torino stalemate

MILAN: Inter Milan, considered among the Serie A title challengers this season, lost further ground by letting a two-goal led slip to draw 2-2 with Torino on Sunday with Luciano Spalletti's side collecting a single point from their first two games. Champions Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 and last season's runners-up Napoli came from two goals down to rally 15

August 24, 2018 9:51 AM King will not confer titles in conjunction with official birthday celebration

PETALING JAYA: In a break with tradition, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V will not confer titles in conjunction with his official birthday celebrations next month. According to an exclusive news report by an online news portal, this was confirmed by an officer from the Prime Minister's Office. Another source told the portal that the Agong would 14

August 21, 2018 7:06 AM Woman living in fear of losing home to Ah Long

PONTIAN: A helpless wife, fed up of the constant harassment from loan sharks over a loan her husband took, wants to sever ties with him. Wong Lee Sze, 45, told the media that her husband had run away from home as he was being chased by nine loan sharks who claimed they owed him some RM100,000 from two years ago. To make matters worse, her husband used the land title 10

August 20, 2018 2:20 PM China's Sun Yang roars to second Asian Games gold

JAKARTA: Chinese heavyweight Sun Yang battered his rivals to create history Monday as the swimming goliath scooped the first-ever Asian Games men's 800m freestyle gold with another monstrous performance. Greeted like a rock star with high-pitched squeals from a excitable section of female Chinese fans in Jakarta, the triple Olympic champion claimed a runaway 28

August 19, 2018 9:45 AM China's Sun wins first gold medal of Asian Games

JAKARTA: Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table on Sunday. Sun, 28, scored 9.75 to win the men's changquan category of the Chinese martial art, denying hosts Indonesia the Games' opening title as he edged Edgar Xavier Marvelo into second 15

August 18, 2018 3:18 AM Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

WASHINGTON: Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points. Snedeker knew it would be hard to follow his Thursday performance, when he became just the ninth golfer to post a sub-60 round on the US PGA Tour. Unable to build 12

August 17, 2018 12:09 PM City star De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury

LONDON: Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, a pivotal figure in Manchester City's title-winning campaign, will be out of action for three months because of a knee injury, the club said Friday. The 27-year-old midfielder — who scored eight goals and provided 16 assists as City romped to the title last season — will not have to undergo surgery on the injury 16

August 14, 2018 3:39 PM AirAsia sells remaining 25% share of joint venture with Expedia for US$60m

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group Bhd has divested its remaining 25% stake in its joint venture (JV) company AAE Travel Pte Ltd for US$60 million (RM240 million) to the 75% stakeholder, Expedia Inc's Expedia Southeast Asia Pte Ltd, in a bid to monetise its investment and utilise the proceeds as working capital. The group announced in a bourse filing yesterday 27