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  • Juventus make bid for Real's Ronaldo – media reports

    July 5, 2018 12:17 AM 15

    MADRID: Italian champions Juventus have made an offer of 100 million euros (RM 473.10 million) for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, according to various media reports on Wednesday. The 33-year-old, whose Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup last 16 by Uruguay on Saturday, hinted after May's Champions League final victory over Liverpool that he was considering

  • Uruguay's Cavani unlikely to face France in quarter-final

    July 5, 2018 12:17 AM 16

    NIZHNIY NOVGOROD: Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is likely to miss his side's World Cup quarter-final against France on Friday after suffering a calf injury in the last-16 win over Portugal. The Uruguayan Football Association (UFA) posted photos of Wednesday's training session on social media, with Cavani a notable absentee. After tests on Monday, doctors

  • Costa Rica part company with coach Ramirez

    July 5, 2018 12:17 AM 13

    SAN JOSÉ: Costa Rica's football federation has parted ways with coach Oscar Ramirez after a disappointing World Cup showing by the Central American nation. "Oscar Ramirez will not continue as coach, his contract has expired," the federation's president Rodolfo Villalobos told a press conference. Costa Rica went out of the competition in the group stage

  • England World Cup penalty hero Pickford says he did the homework

    July 4, 2018 3:12 AM 11

    MOSCOW: Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford said he had done his research on Colombia and that his "power and agility" helped save Carlos Bacca's penalty in a nail-biting shootout victory that saw England reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday. The Everton player was criticised after conceding Adnan Januzaj's winner in a group-stage 1-0 loss to Belgium

  • Konta, Edmund revive British spirits at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2018 2:54 AM 11

    LONDON: With Andy Murray pulling out of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament, the two-time champion's shock absence has put the spotlight on his fellow Britons at the grass-court Grand Slam. Of the four Britons in action on Monday, only teenager Katie Swan emerged victorious with a shock success against world number 36 Irina-Camelia Begu. After a combined

  • Southgate looking ahead after England penalty shootout win

    July 4, 2018 12:51 AM 12

    MOSCOW: England manager Gareth Southgate said he "doesn't want to go home" as he called on his young side to build on their penalty shootout victory over Colombia in the World Cup last 16 on Tuesday. After a second-half penalty gave Harry Kane his sixth goal of the tournament, Yerry Mina's last-gasp header kept Colombia alive, only for England to win on penalties

  • 'That's life' says Iniesta after Spain farewell ends in defeat

    July 2, 2018 12:31 AM 12

    MOSCOW: Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta said Sunday his international career had ended on a bitter note after his side were knocked out of the World Cup by Russia on penalties. "It was not a good way to say goodbye, but football and life are like that," said Iniesta, after his 131st and last appearance for his country. "I am leaving with a nasty taste

  • Korea's Ryu charges into lead at Women's PGA Championship

    July 1, 2018 7:22 AM 14

    KILDEER, United States: South Korea's Ryu So-yeon used a hot putter and a lucky bounce on No. 7 to seize a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Women's PGA Championship on Saturday. The two-time major champion, who celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday, started the day tied with Brooke Henderson for the top spot but gained five strokes

  • Lee sets up Malaysia Open final clash with Momota

    June 30, 2018 12:43 PM 13

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei set up a sensational final clash against Japan's Kento Momota at the Malaysia Open after an easy 21-18, 21-15 victory over Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto in the semifinals on Saturday. The triumph meant Lee, 35, extended his win ratio against Sugiarto to 17-0 following the 53-minute victory. Favourite Lee has won the Malaysia

  • Tiger equals best comeback score, leaps into National hunt

    June 30, 2018 7:00 AM 12

    POTOMAC, United States: Tiger Woods roared into contention for his first victory since 2013, matching the best round of his injury comeback with a five-under par 65 Friday at the US PGA Quicken Loans National. With a spectacular chip-in and four putts beyond 15 feet among his seven birdies, the 14-time major winner stood on five-under 135 after 36 holes