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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 29

June 9, 2018 8:01 AM Former world No. 1 Johnson grabs PGA St. Jude lead

LOS ANGELES: Dustin Johnson, tuning up for the US Open and aiming to regain the world number one ranking, fired a seven-under par 63 on Friday to grab the second-round lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Johnson holed out for an eagle and nabbed six birdies as he built a 10-under par total of 130 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. Johnson had a one-shot 97

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 84

May 19, 2018 11:58 PM Six injured, two seriously, in Juventus title parade

TURIN: Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions' victory parade on Saturday night struck the electric cables of the city's tramway, according the media reports. The team were celebrating winning their seventh straight Serie A title and fourth Italian Cup in a row with an open top bus parade 75

May 16, 2018 6:51 AM Stakes raised for Mourinho-Conte feud in Cup final showdown

LONDON: Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte renew hostilities with the stakes heightened when Manchester United and Chelsea face off in Saturday's FA Cup final needing silverware to mask this season's flaws. Conte's need is the greater. Having missed out on Champions League football for next season, many expect the Wembley showpiece to be the Italian's final 47

May 8, 2018 7:35 AM Neymar set to attend French Cup final

PARIS: Neymar will attend Tuesday's French Cup final between Paris Saint-Germain and minnows Les Herbiers, PSG captain Thiago Silva said. "He is fully motivated but sad that he can't train with us. He will be there to support us tomorrow at the Stade de France and I think he'll be happy," Silva told reporters at a press conference on Monday ahead of the game. Neymar 19

May 4, 2018 6:39 AM KL-Singapore is the world’s busiest air passenger flight route

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore has claimed the title of the world's busiest air passenger flight route, topping the OAG Top 20 Busiest International Routes rankings from March 2017 to February this year. OAG in a statement, said the busiest route recorded 30,537 flights, with more than four million passengers carried by seven carriers on the route 35

May 4, 2018 6:31 AM In-form Tsitsipas beats Anderson in Estoril

ESTORIL, Portugal: Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his excellent form on clay by beating Estoril Open top seed Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals. The 19-year-old held the big-hitting South African to just four aces in a second-round match which lasted for more than two hours in windy conditions 99

April 30, 2018 7:10 AM Roma coach believes in Champions league comeback

MILAN: Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco insisted Sunday his side firmly believe in their ability to pull off another Champions League comeback despite trailing Liverpool 5-2 after the semi-final first leg. "We've done something extraordinary in the Champions League this season," Di Francesco told Italian television on Sunday. "I also came here to send a message 37

April 27, 2018 2:04 PM Royal baby Louis is 11th British prince

LONDON: Prince William and his wife Kate's new baby son, named Friday as Prince Louis, is the 11th living British royal with the title prince. Seven are descended from Queen Elizabeth II and three are her first cousins. The other is her husband Prince Philip who, having renounced his titles as a Greek and Danish prince in order to marry, was created 98