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  • Second-ranked Wozniacki stresses fitness ahead of US Open

    July 31, 2018 4:36 AM 7

    WASHINGTON: Hard work and peak fitness are the major concerns for world number two Caroline Wozniacki as she starts her first run to the US Open as a Grand Slam champion. The 28-year-old Dane captured her first major title in January at the Australian Open, downing current world number one Simona Halep in the final, and the 2009 and 2014 US Open runner-up

  • Ibrahimovic helps Galaxy fightback in 'El Trafico'

    July 27, 2018 8:56 AM 13

    LOS ANGELES: Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped launch another dramatic fightback as Los Angeles Galaxy overturned a 2-0 deficit to snatch a 2-2 draw with Los Angeles Football Club in their "El Trafico" derby on Thursday. In another pulsating edition of Major League Soccer's newest city rivalry, Galaxy conjured two goals in the final eight minutes to grab a share

  • Barcelona host Real Madrid for first Clasico in October

    July 25, 2018 7:43 AM 11

    LAS ROZAS DE MADRID, Spain: Defending Spanish champions Barcelona will host Real Madrid on Oct 28 in the first Clasico of the 2018/19 season, the Spanish football federation said Tuesday. Real Madrid, who finished third in the league, 17 points behind champions Barcelona, will host the second meeting of the two Spanish giants on March 3, the federation

  • Investigation opened after complaint against Spanish football boss – reports

    July 24, 2018 12:10 AM 6

    MADRID: A complaint has been lodged against the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales accusing him of trying to finance work on his house through the union of players he chaired, according to Spanish media reports on Monday. Radio Cadena SER, which first reported the story, said a court in Valencia opened a preliminary inquiry after

  • Arsenal youngster Nwakali joins Porto B on loan

    July 19, 2018 1:32 PM 12

    LONDON: Arsenal's Nigeria midfielder Kelechi Nwakali joined Portuguese champions Porto on a season-long loan on Thursday. Nwakali, 20, has yet to break into the Arsenal team since moving to the Premier League club in 2016. He was sent on loan to Dutch side MVV Maastricht for the 2016-17 season and returned to Holland for a loan spell at VVV Venlo last term. "Kelechi

  • Liverpool close in on record 75 million euro deal for Alisson

    July 19, 2018 9:54 AM 7

    LONDON: Brazilian international Alisson is expected to sign for Liverpool on a five-year deal worth 75 million euros, a world record for a goalkeeper, media reports suggested Wednesday. The 25-year-old, who currently plays for Roma in Italy, is cutting short his vacation to undergo a medical on Merseyside after being given permission to talk to Liverpool

  • Prudential Astro Masters returns with RM300,000 in prizes

    July 19, 2018 7:44 AM 9

    PETALING JAYA: The search for the best amateur golfer continues with the 21st edition of the Prudential Astro Masters (PAM), making it the longest and most successful national amateur golf series in Malaysia. PAM 2018 offers amateur golfers the arena to show off their talent, vying for the top berths to compete at the Grand Finals in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands, says Sarri

    July 18, 2018 11:36 PM 7

    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

  • 'Africa real' World Cup winners, says Venezuela's Maduro

    July 17, 2018 11:57 PM 12

    CARACAS: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday's final in Moscow, but with a team featuring number players of African heritage. "The French team seems like the African team, in reality, Africa won, the African immigrants who arrived in France

  • Brazil's Fernandinho target of racist insults after World Cup own goal

    July 8, 2018 1:17 AM 15

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia. Several internet users referred to the Manchester City player as a "monkey", while some even threatened to kill him after