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  • Three young squash players make Malaysia proud in Australia

    January 21, 2018 12:43 PM 4

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Three young squash players today made Malaysia proud when they won their respective categories at the 2018 Australian Squash Junior Open Championships in Queensland, Australia, today. D. Vharshamithraa won the Girls Under 15 (U-15) category by defeating Natalie Sayes of New Zealand; 11-4, 11-5, 11-8, at Nerang Squash and Fitness

  • Suarez Navarro hits back to reach quarter-finals

    January 21, 2018 3:17 AM 3

    Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia at the Australia Open in Melbourne, January 21, 2018. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 21 — Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro became the first player through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open as she dug herself out of a hole to beat Estonian Anett Kontaveit 4-6 6-4 8-6 today

  • Battling Bournemouth hold West Ham to 1-1 draw

    January 21, 2018 1:59 AM 4

    West Ham United’s James Collins in action with Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser during their Premier League match at London Stadium, January 20, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, Jan 21 — West Ham United and Bournemouth fought out a lively 1-1 draw as substitute Javier Hernandez cancelled out Ryan Fraser’s opener for the visitors at the London Stadium yesterday. Bournemouth

  • Zidane fuels Neymar to Madrid speculation

    January 20, 2018 3:54 PM 5

    Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar celebrates after scoring the first goal from the penalty spot. ― Reuters picMADRID, Jan 20 — Under pressure Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane today described Neymar, a rumoured transfer target for the European champions, as a “great player who everyone loves”. Madrid are the Spanish champions and have won the past two Champions

  • Thiem eases past Mannarino into Open fourth round

    January 20, 2018 7:54 AM 5

    Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates after beating Adrian Mannarino of France at the Australian Open in Melbourne. ― Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 20 ― Austria's fifth seed Dominic Thiem reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino today. Thiem downed the 26th-seed 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 in 2hr 8min on Margaret

  • Madison Keys cruises into Australian Open last 16

    January 20, 2018 3:03 AM 3

    Madison Keys celebrates after beating Ana Bogdan of Romania at the Australian Open. ― Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 20 ― US Open finalist Madison Keys continued her serene progress through the Australian Open draw with a 6-3, 6-4 win over unseeded Ana Bogdan today. The 17th seed, who made the semis at Melbourne Park in 2015, has not dropped a set and breezed

  • Tennis legend Agassi urges Kyrgios to get a coach

    January 20, 2018 1:41 AM 3

    Australian Nick Kyrgios is showing greater maturity at the Australian Open after frequent criticism in the past for his on-court blow-ups. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 20 ― Tennis great Andre Agassi has urged fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios to get a coach to fulfil his unquestionable potential, believing there will be a queue of people keen to help him out. The 22-year-old

  • Angry Wozniacki battles past Bertens after tantrum

    January 19, 2018 2:17 PM 3

    Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki shakes hands with Netherlands' Kiki Bertens after winning thematch at the Australian Open, Melbourne January 19, 2018. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 19 — Second seed Caroline Wozniacki overcame a late temper tantrum to forge into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4 6-3 win over Kiki Bertens today. Serving for the match

  • Kyrgios takes down idol Tsonga to reach fourth round

    January 19, 2018 12:00 PM 3

    Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates winning against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the Australian Open, Melbourne January 19, 2018. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 19 — Nick Kyrgios toppled his childhood idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a tense clash to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open today and raise home fans’ hopes of a first men’s champion in 42 years

  • Brazil great Pele collapses with exhaustion

    January 19, 2018 11:56 AM 5

    Pele has been taken to hospital for kidney and prostrate problems in recent years and also underwent hip surgery. — Reuters picSAO PAULO, Jan 19 — Brazilian football great Pele has collapsed with exhaustion and been forced to cancel a long-planned trip to London this weekend, the Football Writers Association (FWA) said today. The FWA was due to host a dinner