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  • Europe dominate singles to defend EurAsia title

    January 14, 2018 7:54 AM 12

    Team Europe's captain Thomas Bjorn of Denmark (second from left) poses with Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak during the prize giving ceremony after his team won the 2018 Eurasia Cup Golf tournament onJanuary 14, 2018. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — A dominant Europe won eight of the 12 singles matches against Asia today to rally from behind and successfully

  • Jun Hao stuns Hong Kong’s Hu Yun at Thailand Masters

    January 12, 2018 3:29 PM 10

    Jun Hao pulled off a major suprise by defeating veteran player, the fourth seed Hu Yun of Hong Kong, winning in 21-15, 20-22 and 21-7 in the quarter-finals match. — File picKUALA LUMPUR, January 12 — National junior shuttler, Leong Jun Hao continued his smashing run by advancing to the semi-finals in the Thailand Masters Badminton Tournament held at Nimibutr

  • Ronaldo: Neymar’s PSG move a backwards step

    January 12, 2018 2:32 PM 8

    Ronaldo said that he would like to see Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus installed up front for Brazil. — Reuters picRIO DE JANEIRO, January 12 — Neymar’s world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona was a step backwards in his career, according to ex-Brazil star Ronaldo. “He’s at PSG now, but sports-wise, this decision he’s taken is a step backwards

  • Mancini says it would be an honour to coach Italy

    January 11, 2018 11:34 AM 14

    Mancini, a gifted forward in his playing days, won a surprisingly modest 36 caps for Italy and never played at a World Cup. ― Reuters picMILAN, Jan 11 ― Former Manchester City and Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini said that he would like to coach Italy’s national team, describing the possibility as an honour. The job has been vacant since Gian Piero

  • Federer faces Bedene first up in Australian Open

    January 11, 2018 10:05 AM 15

    The Swiss marvel, chasing a sixth Australian Open crown, could also face big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the fourth round in the bottom half of the men’s draw. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 11 ― Roger Federer will open his title defence against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene and has a potential quarter-final with David Goffin in the Australian Open. In today’s

  • All Blacks flyhalf Sopoaga off to Wasps

    January 11, 2018 2:19 AM 8

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand Rugby confirmed Thursday that All Blacks fly-half Lima Sopoaga has signed a three-year deal with English club Wasps and will be leaving New Zealand at the end of the year. The deal would effectively rule the 26-year-old out of the 2019 World Cup. Sopoaga used his Instagram page to say it was "one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make but is one I'm at peace

  • Leganes end 89-year wait to reach Copa del Rey last-eight

    January 11, 2018 2:17 AM 6

    MADRID: Leganes, a modest club from the Madrid suburbs, reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey for the first time in their 89-year existence on Wednesday. Despite losing 2-1 at Villarreal, who are currently sixth in La Liga, Leganes progressed on away goals having won the first leg 1-0. Moroccan international Nabil El Zhar scored the crucial

  • Former Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence dies at age 77

    January 11, 2018 1:23 AM 7

    Goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence who made 390 appearances for Liverpool between 1957 and 1971 has died at the age of 77. — Reuters picLIVERPOOL, Jan 11 ― Former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence has died aged 77, the Merseyside club said yesterday. The Scot, affectionately known as “The Flying Pig” due to his ability to make spectacular saves despite his size, made 390 appearances

  • Izham: JDT do not take pre-season action lightly

    January 10, 2018 11:05 AM 13

    The Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team celebrate winning the Malaysia Cup after a 2-0 win over defending champions Kedah in the final at the Shah Alam Stadium in Shah Alam November 5, 2017. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) goalkeeper Izham Tarmizi Roslan said JDT’s pre-season friendlies in Thailand will determine the direction

  • Standard Chartered KL Marathon eyes 35,000 runners

    January 10, 2018 9:58 AM 11

    KUALA LUMPUR: This year's Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM), scheduled for April 8, aims to attract up to 35,000 participants. The SCKLM will mark its 10th edition this year and returns to its spiritual home, Dataran Merdeka. Its project director, Rainer Biemans said they were very fortunate to have been able to cultivate a loyal following of runners