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  • Liverpool close in on record 75 million euro deal for Alisson

    July 19, 2018 9:54 AM 19

    LONDON: Brazilian international Alisson is expected to sign for Liverpool on a five-year deal worth 75 million euros, a world record for a goalkeeper, media reports suggested Wednesday. The 25-year-old, who currently plays for Roma in Italy, is cutting short his vacation to undergo a medical on Merseyside after being given permission to talk to Liverpool

  • Prudential Astro Masters returns with RM300,000 in prizes

    July 19, 2018 7:44 AM 21

    PETALING JAYA: The search for the best amateur golfer continues with the 21st edition of the Prudential Astro Masters (PAM), making it the longest and most successful national amateur golf series in Malaysia. PAM 2018 offers amateur golfers the arena to show off their talent, vying for the top berths to compete at the Grand Finals in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands, says Sarri

    July 18, 2018 11:36 PM 16

    LONDON: The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board, said the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday. The 59-year-old Italian, speaking at his unveiling after being appointed the successor to sacked compatriot Antonio Conte, admitted to being disinterested by the transfer market. This will be music

  • 'Africa real' World Cup winners, says Venezuela's Maduro

    July 17, 2018 11:57 PM 19

    CARACAS: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday's final in Moscow, but with a team featuring number players of African heritage. "The French team seems like the African team, in reality, Africa won, the African immigrants who arrived in France

  • Brazil's Fernandinho target of racist insults after World Cup own goal

    July 8, 2018 1:17 AM 22

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia. Several internet users referred to the Manchester City player as a "monkey", while some even threatened to kill him after

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

    July 5, 2018 12:17 AM 23

    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 23

    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 20

    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 18

    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 20

    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