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  • Liew Daren beaten by Momota in semi-finals

    August 4, 2018 11:53 AM 19

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian challenge at the World Badminton Championships ended after professional male singles Liew Daren was beaten by a young Japanese star Kento Momota. Daren was forced to forget his wish to enter the final after Momota showed him the way out in a 37-minute fight in the semi-finals that ended with a 16-21, 5-21 decision at the Nanjing

  • Vidal set to quit Bayern for Barcelona: Reports

    August 3, 2018 12:19 PM 21

    BERLIN: Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly on the verge of signing for Barcelona after leaving the Bayern Munich training camp on Friday. The 31-year-old midfield dynamo was whisked away from Bayern's pre-season training camp in Bavaria and several media outlets claim an announcement of his transfer to Barcelona is imminent. According to Spanish

  • Malaysia garner a silver and bronze at World University Wushu

    August 3, 2018 9:58 AM 17

    KUALA LUMPUR: The national junior wushu squad continued their commendable performance by adding a silver and a bronze medal on the second day of the 2018 FISU World University Wushu Championship in Macau, today. Malaysia who collected a bronze in the opening day yesterday, claimed a silver medal via Khaw Jun Lim in the men's Changquan event with 9.45 points

  • After Pacquiao loss, ex-WBA champ Matthysse calls time on career

    August 3, 2018 9:18 AM 19

    BUENOS AIRES: Just two weeks after a punishing knockout loss to Filipino great Manny Pacquiao, Argentine former WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse announced his retirement on Thursday. "Today I decided to hang up the gloves, another stage in my life is beginning," said the 35-year-old Matthysse, who ends his 43-fight career with a record of 38 wins, 36 inside

  • Kante offered huge raise by Chelsea to deter PSG: Reports

    August 1, 2018 7:23 AM 28

    LONDON: French midfielder N'Golo Kante, labelled the "essential element" in the World Cup-winning side by Didier Deschamps, has been offered a new five-year contract by Chelsea, according to British media reports on Tuesday. The pocket-sized 27-year-old dynamo — who recovered the ball more often than any other team-mate during the finals in Russia — will earn £290,000 (RM1.5 million)

  • Second-ranked Wozniacki stresses fitness ahead of US Open

    July 31, 2018 4:36 AM 18

    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 25

    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 23

    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 53

    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 22

    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