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  • Marseille coach Garcia hopes Evra’s career won’t end with kick

    November 18, 2017 2:13 AM 4

    Marseille coach Rudi Garcia during the Europa League match with Vitoria SC in Guimaraes, Portugal November 2, 2017. — Reuters picMARSEILLE, Nov 18 — Marseille coach Rudi Garcia said yesterday that he hopes Patrice Evra will not finish his “fantastic career” on “this note,” referring to the leftback's attack on a fan. Evra is without a club after kicking

  • Former midfield star Wan Zawawi always jovial in teammates’ regard

    November 17, 2017 10:16 PM 5

    Ex-football international Wan Zawawi Wan Yusof passed away at 68 November 17, 2017. — Malay Mail picPETALING JAYA, Nov 18 — One of the national football legends at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Wan Zawawi Wan Yusof (pic), who passed away at age 68 in Kuantan on Thursday, will always be fondly remembered as a “most jovial teammate.” Datuk Soh Chin Aun, now 67, who played

  • Osmond leads after short programme at France grand prix

    November 17, 2017 4:25 PM 5

    GRENOBLE, France: Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond on Friday took the lead at the second to last qualifying event for the grand prix final next month with a crowd-pleasing but flawed short programme. Skating to Edith Piaf's "Sous le ciel de Paris" and "Milord" at the Internationaux de France in Grenoble, Osmond had the crowd clapping along despite landing awkwardly

  • Badminton great Lee Chong Wei suffers quarter-final upset

    November 17, 2017 4:20 PM 4

    SHANGHAI: Former badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei followed great rival Lin Dan out of the China Open on Friday (Nov 17) as he too was on the end of an upset. The 35-year-old Malaysian Lee, whose world ranking has fallen to seven as he approaches the latter stages of his career, went down in the quarter-finals to Hong Kong's Angus Ng Ka-long in a 70-minute

  • Russia says humiliating to go to Olympics without flag

    November 17, 2017 1:25 PM 5

    MOSCOW: Russia's deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko said that it would be unacceptable and humiliating for Russia to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea without the national flag and anthem, RIA news agency reported on Friday. The International Olympic Committee is set to decide on Russia’s participation in the Winter games at its executive

  • Nicol exits Hong Kong Open after defeat to Serme

    November 17, 2017 12:03 PM 5

    The world number five lost to third-seeded Camille Serme of France 9-11, 11-8, 9-11 and 6-11 in the quarterfinals. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 ― Malaysian squash queen Datuk Nicol David's fine run at the Hong Kong Open squash championship has ended. The world number five lost to third-seeded Camille Serme of France 9-11, 11-8, 9-11 and 6-11 in the quarterfinals

  • Dortmund drop Aubameyang for 'disciplinary reasons'

    November 16, 2017 6:15 PM 6

    BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been dropped for Friday's Bundesliga game against VfB Stuttgart for disciplinary reasons, the German club said on Thursday. Aubameyang has scored 10 league goals in 11 matches this season but is going through a goal drought having failed to net in Dortmund's last five games in all competitions

  • Paraguayan judge authorises extradition of ex-Conmebol president

    November 16, 2017 6:00 PM 5

    ASUNCION: A Paraguayan judge authorised on Thursday the extradition of the former president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Nicolas Leoz to the United States, where he faces bribery accusations in a corruption investigation of world football executives. The decision by Judge Humberto Otazu, which was seen by Reuters, will be appealed

  • Rose takes route 66 in Race to Dubai

    November 16, 2017 2:30 PM 10

    REUTERS: Justin Rose struck an early blow in the Race to Dubai by trouncing his playing partner Tommy Fleetwood as the two went head to head in the season-defining DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Thursday. Briton Rose, the world number six, shot a near flawless 66 to finish one shot behind first-round leader Patrick Reed of the United States and seven

  • Italy team to face Argentina

    November 16, 2017 1:50 PM 9

    REUTERS: Italy coach Conor O'Shea on Thursday named the following team to take on Argentina in Florence on Saturday: 15-Jayden Hayward, 14-Leonardo Sarto, 13-Tommaso Boni, 12-Tomasso Castello, 11-Mattia Bellini, 10-Carlo Canna, 9-Marcello Violi, 8-Sergio Parisse (captain), 7-Abraham Steyn, 6-Francesco Minto, 5-Dean Budd, 4-Marco Fuser, 3-Simone Ferrari