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  • Najib congratulates diving champs Pandelela and Jun Hoong

    April 12, 2018 2:31 AM 7

    Cheong Jun Hoong and Pandelela Rinong in their Commonwealth Games gold medal winning performance at the Optus Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast, Australia April 11, 2018. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak praised national divers Cheong Jun Hoong and Pandelela Rinong for delivering Malaysia’s third gold medal at the 2018 Gold Coast

  • Barcelona’s Rakitic set for operation on fractured finger

    April 11, 2018 3:49 PM 6

    Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic in action during the Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match against AS Roma in Rome April 10, 2018. — Reuters picBARCELONA, April 11 — Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has fractured a finger in his left hand and will need an operation, the club announced today. Rakitic sustained the injury during Barca’s shock 3-0 defeat

  • Roma chairman makes major donation to city after illegal dive

    April 11, 2018 3:20 PM 5

    James Pallotta has promised to pay not just a €500 fine but also offered €230,000 to restore a separate city fountain. — Reuters picROME, April 11 — A celebratory dive into a Rome fountain has cost the chairman of AS Roma dear. James Pallotta apologised today for his late-night plunge following Roma’s victory over Barcelona in the Champions League and promised

  • Uefa to probe Guardiola and Liverpool

    April 11, 2018 3:03 PM 6

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gestures to referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz at half-time during the Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg against Liverpool in Manchester April 10, 2018. — Reuters picLAUSANNE, April 11 — Pep Guardiola’s current torrid time as Manchester City manager took a further turn for the worse today with news that Uefa has opened

  • Jun Hoong and Pandelela strike gold in 10m synchronised platform

    April 11, 2018 12:40 PM 5

    Cheong Jun Hoong and Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia compete in the Women’s Synchronized 10m Platform Final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia April 11, 2018. — Reuters picBRISBANE, April 11 — The national diving squad took gold and bronze medals in the women’s 10m synchronised platform at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In the final

  • Arsenal's Elneny has ban overturned

    April 11, 2018 7:20 AM 11

    LONDON: Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had his red card against Southampton overturned by the Football Association on Tuesday. Elneny was dismissed in the closing moments of Arsenal's 3-2 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday after the Egyptian pushed Southampton defender Cedric Soares. The incident came just after Southampton defender Jack Stephens

  • Buffon upbeat despite potential Champions League farewell

    April 10, 2018 11:51 PM 7

    MADRID: Gianluigi Buffon has admitted he could be playing his final Champions League game when Juventus take on Real Madrid in the quarter-final second leg on Wednesday. But the 40-year-old claims he is not saddened by the prospect, instead insisting there would be few better places to bow out than the Santiago Bernabeu. Buffon is yet to confirm his plans

  • Jong Yee Khie bags silver in powerlifting

    April 10, 2018 2:49 PM 7

    BRISBANE, April 10 — National powerlifter Jong Yee Khie took the silver medal in the men’s heavyweight powerlifting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In the final event held at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre today, Yee Khie lifted 188.7kg to take second place in the event that was won by Abdul Azeez Ibrahim from Nigeria with a lift of 191.9kg while

  • Chalmers swims down Proud to give Australia final title at pool

    April 10, 2018 1:18 PM 7

    Gold medallists team Australia take the podium after winning the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane April 10, 2018. — Reuters picBRISBANE, April 10 — Kyle Chalmers produced a blistering final freestyle leg as Australia regained the men’s 4x100m medley relay title in the final race of the pool at the Gold Coast Commonwealth

  • Campbell gamble pays off as Australia win 4x100m medley relay

    April 10, 2018 1:14 PM 6

    Gold medallists team Australia take the podium after winning the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane April 10, 2018. — Reuters picBRISBANE, April 10 — Bronte Campbell repaid the faith in her by Australia’s selectors as she chased down Canada’s Taylor Ruck in the final leg of the 4x100 metres medley relay to ensure the home nation