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  • Villas-Boas out of Dakar rally

    January 10, 2018 8:07 AM 10

    Andre Villas-Boas and Ruben Faria (PRT) of Overdive Toyota before the start of Rally Dakar 2018 in Lima January 4, 2018. — Red Bull Content Pool pic via ReutersSAN JUAN DE MARCONA (Peru), Jan 10 — Portuguese football coach André Villas-Boas has been forced out of the Dakar Rally after hurting his back on yesterday’s fourth stage, his team Toyota Overdrive

  • Atletico, Valencia breeze into Copa del Rey quarters

    January 10, 2018 7:39 AM 7

    MADRID: Atletico Madrid booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday after seeing off third-tier Lleida, while new signing Luciano Vietto's hat-trick fired Valencia past Las Palmas. Playing in front of a sparsely populated Wanda Metropolitano, it took dominant Atletico until the 57th minute to extend their 4-0 first-leg lead, Yannick

  • Nicol David continues winning streak at Saudi Masters

    January 10, 2018 3:54 AM 6

    Datuk Nicol David defeated Joshna Chinappan of India 6-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 in the second round of the 2018 Saudi Women's Masters. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 ― National squash queen Datuk Nicol David continues her winning streak after making it to the quarter finals of the 2018 Saudi Women's Masters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Nicol, who is seeded

  • Reunions and introductions for Coutinho at Barcelona

    January 9, 2018 3:15 PM 10

    FC Barcelona’s new signing Philippe Coutinho during the presentation Auditorium 1899, Barcelona January 7, 2018. — Reuters picBARCELONA, Jan 9 — Philippe Coutinho met his new Barcelona team-mates for the first time today following the completion of his €160 million (RM765.3 million) move to the Camp Nou. “WELCOME my friend @Phil_Coutinho how nice is to share

  • Mutko appeals to Court of Arbitration for Sport

    January 9, 2018 2:51 PM 6

    Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks at news conference in Moscow July 23, 2016, Rio Olympics athletes doping ban. REUTERS/Sergei KarpukhinLAUSANNE, Jan 9 — The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said today that it has received an appeal from former Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko against a life ban for his role in doping. “CAS has received

  • Zidane named French coach of the year

    January 9, 2018 2:39 PM 9

    Zinedine Zidane has been named French coach of 2017 for leading the club to a Liga and Champions League double. ― Reuters picPARIS, Jan 9 — Real Madrid may have ended the year badly, but Zinedine Zidane has been named French coach of 2017 for leading the club to a Liga and Champions League double. “I want to show that I can also be a good coach in tough

  • TM needs RM300,000 to prepare athletes for 2018 Asian Games

    January 9, 2018 12:40 PM 6

    KUALA LUMPUR: Taekwondo Malaysia (TM) technical chairman Dhanaraj Rassiah said they need at least RM300,000 to prepare their athletes for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia this August. "We need funding to pay the allowance of athletes and the salary of coaches. TM will organise the Taekwondo G1 tournament to raise funds," he told reporters after a meeting

  • Pesaka calls for transparent judging in Asian Games

    January 9, 2018 12:32 PM 6

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian National Silat Federation (Pesaka) has expressed its concerns on the judging system at the 2018 Asian Games Indonesia in August. Pesaka general manager Datuk Osman Nok hoped the quality of judging at the Asian Games would be conducted with full transparency and not be biased. "We are worried ... but in this aspect, Pesaka

  • Zainal: Khairul Hafiz not guaranteed of place in Gold Coast

    January 9, 2018 8:51 AM 7

    National athletics squad coach Zainal Abas said there is no guaranteed spot for anyone in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, including sprint king Khairul Hafiz Jantan (pic). — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — Track and field athletes have to work hard if they want to make the squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia this April

  • Nottingham Forest appoint Spaniard Karanka as new boss

    January 8, 2018 11:23 PM 7

    Spanish coach Aitor Karanka is Nottingham Forest’s new manager. — Reuters picMANCHESTER, Jan 9 ― Nottingham Forest, who upset Arsenal in the FA Cup third round, have appointed Spanish coach Aitor Karanka as their new manager. Championship club Forest beat Arsenal 4-2 on Sunday with caretaker manager Gary Brazil in charge following the departure of Mark Warburton