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  • Inter Milan lose ground in Serie A with Torino stalemate

    August 27, 2018 4:01 AM 17

    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

  • Muric recalled by Man City to cover Bravo injury

    August 23, 2018 8:10 AM 57

    LONDON: Goalkeeper Arijanet Muric will return to Manchester City to deputise for Ederson after his loan spell at Dutch club NAC Breda was cut short on Wednesday. Premier League champions City were in need of cover for the Brazilian international as Claudio Bravo is expected to miss the rest of the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in training

  • MAF: RM10,000 reward for Asiad athletes who bring home medals

    August 22, 2018 12:57 PM 59

    JAKARTA: The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) will reward RM10,000 to any national athlete who wins a medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Its president Datuk Karim Ibrahim said MAF did not mind if it had to spend up to RM100,000 to reward an athlete's drive and determination to attain success and bring glory to Malaysia at Asia's biggest

  • Relief for India swimmer Prakash as family found in killer floods

    August 22, 2018 4:29 AM 60

    JAKARTA: Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash has been to hell and back at the Asian Games, competing in Jakarta while family members went missing in severe flooding in his home country. The 24-year-old became the first swimmer to reach last weekend's 200 metres butterfly final despite the knowledge that five relatives had not been found and his family home in Kerala

  • Balotelli opts to stay at Nice, say French club

    August 21, 2018 7:41 AM 19

    PARIS: Mario Balotelli has signed a new deal to stay at Nice despite strong interest from French rivals Marseille, the Ligue 1 club announced on Monday. The striker, whose strong form in the last two seasons at the Allianz Riviera has seen him return to the Italy team, has scored 43 goals for the club. Nice have got off to a slow start this year under

  • India suffer first kabaddi defeat

    August 20, 2018 2:20 PM 14

    JAKARTA: India's men suffered their first ever kabaddi defeat at the Asian Games when they slumped 24-23 to South Korea in a group match on Monday. The seven-time champions beat both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Sunday to stamp their authority but they met their match in South Korea, ending a run of 32 straight wins. India have only lost once before in the home-grown

  • Pujara and Kohli pile on the agony for England in third Test

    August 20, 2018 2:20 PM 13

    NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom: Chesteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli both scored fifties as India piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. India were 194 for two in their second innings at lunch on the third day, a commanding lead of 362 runs. Pujara was 56 not out and India captain Kohli, who made 97 in the first innings

  • China's Sun Yang roars to second Asian Games gold

    August 20, 2018 2:20 PM 32

    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

  • Poor start for wushu world champion Weng Son

    August 19, 2018 9:34 AM 15

    JAKARTA: Going to the Asian Games as the 2017 world champion did not appear to add any clout to Wong Weng Son in the men's changquan event today. The gold medalist of the 2017 World Championship ended in the ninth position out of 17 participants after collecting 9.59 points in the event held at Dewan B, Jakarta International Expo. Another national representative

  • City star De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury

    August 17, 2018 12:09 PM 16

    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