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July 21, 2018 11:43 PM Ramanathan aims to end India's 20-year title drought in Newport

NEW YORK: Ramkumar Ramanathan will try to add to India's record of success in the ATP tournament at Newport when he takes on third-seeded Steve Johnson in the final on Sunday. Ramanathan, ranked 161st in the world, defeated American Tim Smyczek 6-4, 7-5 in a battle of first-time semi-finalists on the grass court of Newport, Rhode Island. America's Johnson 27

July 18, 2018 11:36 PM Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands, says Sarri

LONDON: The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board, said the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday. The 59-year-old Italian, speaking at his unveiling after being appointed the successor to sacked compatriot Antonio Conte, admitted to being disinterested by the transfer market. This will be music 106

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 10, 2018 11:16 AM Pacman and Matthysse ready to rumble in KL

PETALING JAYA: Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is in fighting mood for the biggest boxing match in Kuala Lumpur since Muhammad Ali beat Joe Bugner world heavyweight title bout at Stadium Merdeka in 1975. Pacquiao, also known as Pacman, declared himself ready for Sunday's WBA welterweight title fight against Lucas Matthysse 32

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 96

July 1, 2018 5:16 AM 1MDB probe: Najib's former special officer freed on bail

PUTRAJAYA: The former special officer to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak who was remanded since last Monday to assist in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) investigation into the case related to 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB), was released today. Magistrate Muhammad Bukhari Md Ruslan ordered the 42-year-old man with a title 31

June 30, 2018 12:43 PM Lee sets up Malaysia Open final clash with Momota

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei set up a sensational final clash against Japan's Kento Momota at the Malaysia Open after an easy 21-18, 21-15 victory over Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto in the semifinals on Saturday. The triumph meant Lee, 35, extended his win ratio against Sugiarto to 17-0 following the 53-minute victory. Favourite Lee has won the Malaysia 93

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 97

June 30, 2018 5:16 AM Nadal to play in Brisbane ahead of Australian Open

BRISBANE, Australia: World number one Rafael Nadal will launch his 2019 Australian campaign at the Brisbane International in January, organisers said on Saturday. The Spaniard first played the tournament last year and went on to reach the final of the Australian Open against Roger Federer. "I am really looking forward to starting another season in Brisbane 88

June 29, 2018 7:43 AM AirAsia signs up as Official Airline Partner for Asean WESG

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian low-cost airline, AirAsia has come on board as the Official Airline Partner for the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) in Asean countries. The WESG is an international esports championship organised by Alisports, the sports branch of Alibaba Group. According to AirAsia in a statement today, the sponsorship deal with Agri Mind Sdn Bhd, which 22