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  • 2018 Asian Games torch reaches Jakarta

    August 15, 2018 4:50 PM 21

    JAKARTA: The torch for the 18th Asian Games reached Indonesia's capital Jakarta Wednesday, ending a month-long journey across the Southeast Asian archipelago nation. It was welcomed in style by marching bands, traditional dances and concerts, after starting its journey in the host country's cultural centre Yogyakarta on July 17. The flame was lit in India's

  • Proud Pogba happy to repay trust as Man Utd captain

    August 11, 2018 12:24 PM 24

    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba declared his pride at being named captain for Friday's Premier League opening 2-1 win over Leicester, but pointedly suggested he wants to be trusted more by manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho surprisingly put Pogba straight into the starting line-up and handed him the armband even though

  • LeBron James to make Lakers home debut against Rockets

    August 11, 2018 7:54 AM 24

    LOS ANGELES: LeBron James will make his Los Angeles Lakers' home debut on October 20 against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center arena, the National Basketball Association announced on Friday. The four-time league MVP James, who left the Cleveland Cavaliers last month to sign with the Lakers, and his new teammates travel to Portland on the 18th for their

  • Greek chic: Tsitsipas stuns Djokovic in Toronto

    August 10, 2018 7:54 AM 17

    TORONTO, Canada: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated his second seed in as many days at the Toronto Masters on Thursday, stunning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals. The Greek teenager, who turns 20 on Sunday, followed up his defeat of seventh seed Dominic Thiem, beating four-time champion Djokovic, seeded ninth

  • Chelsea swoop for Kepa in record move as transfer deadline looms

    August 9, 2018 12:08 PM 30

    LONDON: Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday as the Premier League transfer window prepared to slam shut. While the rest of Europe's leading leagues don't close the window until later in August, England's top-flight clubs have until 1600GMT on Thursday

  • Arsenal's 'silent Stan' unfazed by unhappy fans

    August 8, 2018 11:38 PM 28

    LONDON: American businessman and entrepreneur Stan Kroenke is unlikely to be upset by the outpouring of heated opposition from Arsenal fans following his takeover of historic Premier League club. The hard-nosed multi-billionaire from Columbia, Missouri, who joined the American invasion of English football over a decade ago, has absorbed a steady volume

  • Christmas cracker as LeBron and Lakers visit Warriors

    August 8, 2018 11:38 PM 24

    NEW YORK: LeBron James and his new Los Angeles Lakers teammates will visit defending champion Golden State on Christmas in a 2018-19 NBA campaign that opens Oct16, the league announced Wednesday. James has faced the Warriors in the NBA Finals the past four years as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning the 2016 crown. But the four-time NBA Most Valuable

  • Real Madrid end US tour with 2-1 win over Roma

    August 8, 2018 11:00 AM 21

    LOS ANGELES: Gareth Bale is serving notice that he is ready to shine without Cristiano Ronaldo, factoring in both goals as Real Madrid wrapped up their US tour with a 2-1 win over Roma on Tuesday. Bale and Marco Asensio scored for Real Madrid who put on a strong performance especially in the first half of the International Champions Cup friendly at MetLife

  • Boro swat aside Sheffield United, West Brom snatch first point

    August 7, 2018 11:49 PM 17

    LONDON: Tony Pulis's Middlesbrough claimed an impressive 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Tuesday, while West Brom struck late at Nottingham Forest to grab their first point of the English Championship season. Middlesbrough, who scored twice late on to snatch a 2-2 draw at Millwall in their season-opener on Saturday, carried on from where they left off at the Riverside

  • England cricketer Stokes mocked gay couple before brawl, court told

    August 6, 2018 11:33 PM 22

    BRISTOL: England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked a gay couple's "camp behaviour" before losing his self-control and knocking two other men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday. Stokes – on trial for alleged affray – acted in "revenge, retaliation or punishment" and was involved in a "sustained episode of significant violence"