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Published: Tue, 26 September 2017 22:12:50 +0800


Las Palmas coach Marquez quits

Tue, 26 September 2017 21:55:31 +0800

BARCELONA: Las Palmas coach Manolo Marquez has become the third La Liga manager to leave his job this season, calling a surprise news conference on Tuesday to announce his resignation after losing four of the first six games of the campaign. Las Palmas are 15th in the standings with six points and ...

Man United midfield injuries won't affect quality - Mourinho

Tue, 26 September 2017 21:20:18 +0800

MOSCOW: The absence of key midfielders due to injury will have no impact on the Manchester United team's quality in their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow, manager Jose Mourinho said. United will be without Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick, leaving Mourinho with Nemanja ...

New Trump outburst after another NFL team takes a knee

Tue, 26 September 2017 21:10:38 +0800

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump once again lashed out at the National Football League on Tuesday (Sep 26), adding heat to brewing controversy over the right of players to hold symbolic protests. His early morning Twitter barbs came hours after the Dallas Cowboys, along with coaches and the ...

NFL signs deal to put game highlights on Facebook

Tue, 26 September 2017 21:05:22 +0800

NEW YORK: The National Football League and Facebook Inc have signed a deal to bring NFL game recaps and highlights to the world's largest social network, culminating years of talks, the NFL said on Tuesday. The deal comes with both parties at strategic turning points, as Facebook seeks to add more ...

Tennis: Halep out at Wuhan Open as another top seed rolls

Tue, 26 September 2017 20:50:39 +0800

WUHAN: World number two Simona Halep was booted out of the Wuhan Open 6-2, 6-1 by Russia's Daria Kasatkina on Tuesday (Sep 26), becoming the ninth seed to tumble out at the unpredictable tournament. Halep, seeded two, begun the second-round match strongly and immediately broke her opponent. But ...

Cricket-England's Stokes out of fourth ODI after arrest in Bristol

Tue, 26 September 2017 21:25:38 +0800

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was arrested early on Monday after an incident in Bristol and will miss the fourth one-day international against West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.

No country for old women: China refuses visa to elderly India runner

Tue, 26 September 2017 19:04:53 +0800

A 101-year-old Indian runner said Tuesday that China has refused to grant her a visa to participate in the Asian Masters Athletics Championships, robbing her of a potential medal.

Rugby-Springbok captain Whiteley to return for European tour

Tue, 26 September 2017 19:00:23 +0800

Sept 26 (Reuters) – South Africa captain Warren Whiteley will not be fit for the last two matches of the Rugby Championship but should return for the tour of Europe, officials said.

Motor racing-Gasly replaces Kvyat at Toro Rosso for next races

Tue, 26 September 2017 18:35:16 +0800

LONDON: French driver Pierre Gasly will make his Formula One debut at the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after being drafted in by the Toro Rosso team in place of Russian Daniil Kvyat. The Red Bull-owned team said the switch "gives us an opportunity to make a more informed decision regarding ...

Hectic schedule pushing players to limits, says England's Youngs

Tue, 26 September 2017 17:55:24 +0800

England scrumhalf Ben Youngs says players are being pushed to their limits by the hectic fixture schedule and could go on strike to prevent Premiership Rugby from extending the club season further.

Australia recall Tye to replace Cummins in T20 squad

Tue, 26 September 2017 17:45:25 +0800

Australia have recalled pace bowler Andrew Tye to the squad for next month's three-match Twenty20 international series against India, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.

Enjoy it while Benitez is there, Carragher tells Newcastle

Tue, 26 September 2017 17:35:14 +0800

Jamie Carragher does not expect Rafa Benitez to have a long stint at Newcastle United but backed the Spanish manager to keep the promoted side in the Premier League.

NBA: No regrets over Trump 'bum' jibe says LeBron

Tue, 26 September 2017 15:40:09 +0800

LeBron James said Monday he did not regret branding President Donald Trump a "bum", accusing the US leader of dividing the nation in his feud with the sports world.

South Korea banks federation boosts 2018 ticket sales

Tue, 26 September 2017 14:40:20 +0800

Amid dismal domestic ticket sales for February's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Korea Federation of Banks said on Tuesday it will buy 1 billion won worth of briefs as part of its "social responsibility" efforts.

Spurs' Eriksen out of Apoel clash with illness

Tue, 26 September 2017 13:05:10 +0800

Tottenham Hotspur will be without playmaker Christian Eriksen for Tuesday's Champions League game against Apoel Nicosia after the Danish midfielder pulled out due to illness, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

Wallabies expect backlash from humbled South Africa

Tue, 26 September 2017 12:15:16 +0800

REUTERS: South Africa will be stung by their humiliating 57-0 defeat to the All Blacks and looking to prove a point when they take on Australia in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, Wallabies lock Adam Coleman has said. Australia head into the clash in Bloemfontein with confidence after their 45 ...

India showing they are a class above, says Finch

Tue, 26 September 2017 09:35:11 +0800

Opening batsman Aaron Finch marked his return to the Australia side with a defiant century in the third one-day international against India but the thrill was tempered by another loss for Steve Smith's struggling side.

Football: Barry breaks record for Premier League appearances

Tue, 26 September 2017 07:40:39 +0800

LONDON: Gareth Barry broke Ryan Giggs' Premier League appearance record as the West Bromwich Albion midfielder played his 633rd game in Monday's (Sep 25) clash against Arsenal. Barry was named Albion captain at the Emirates Stadium in honour of his milestone moment and received a warm reception ...

USOC chief backs athlete protests

Tue, 26 September 2017 05:25:23 +0800

PARK CITY, Utah: Athletes should feel free to express their political opinions during next February's Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite strict Olympic rules barring such demonstrations, the head of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Monday. Referring to Sunday's protest by over ...

Napoli coach Sarri opposes reduction of Serie A teams

Tue, 26 September 2017 05:25:20 +0800

Rather than reducing the number of teams in Serie A, international fixtures need to be better planned to deal with player workloads, Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri said ahead of his team's Champions League match against Feyenoord on Tuesday.

Football: Lacazette double takes spotlight from Barry milestone

Tue, 26 September 2017 05:20:38 +0800

LONDON: Alexandre Lacazette stole the spotlight from record breaker Gareth Barry as the Arsenal striker's double clinched a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday (Sep 25). Albion midfielder Barry broke Ryan Giggs' Premier League appearance record by playing in his 633rd game, but it was ...

Trump blasts NFL for anthem protests, says not about race

Tue, 26 September 2017 05:40:25 +0800

U.S. President Donald Trump kept up his verbal battle with the National Football League over players who drop to one knee during the national anthem, saying on Monday their acts of protest had nothing to do with racism.

First eSports competition kicks off at Asian games in Turkmenistan

Tue, 26 September 2017 02:18:42 +0800

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan: The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat kicked off its first ever eSports competition as global interest surges in video games as a spectator sport. The inclusion of eSports as a demonstration sport in the event hosted by the isolated ...

Keeper Karius to start for Liverpool against Spartak Moscow

Tue, 26 September 2017 02:10:11 +0800

Back-up German goalkeeper Loris Karius will start for Liverpool in their Champions League group match against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday, the club said.

Kroos back in the squad as Real search first win in Dortmund

Tue, 26 September 2017 02:05:10 +0800

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has eased Real Madrid's injury concerns and could be fit to play in their Champions League match at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, coach Zinedine Zidane said.

Business as usual as USOC prepares for Winter Games

Tue, 26 September 2017 02:00:11 +0800

PARK CITY, Utah: Not a single American athlete has expressed security concerns about next year's Winter Games in South Korea and it is business as usual for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as it pushes ahead with preparations, officials said on Monday. The USOC's reaction to mounting ...

Football: Klopp grouchy ahead of Liverpool's Spartak test

Tue, 26 September 2017 02:00:39 +0800

MOSCOW: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cut a tetchy figure during a slightly shambolic press conference in Moscow on Monday (Sep 25) to preview his side's Champions League game against Spartak Moscow. Sound issues, some peculiar questions from local reporters and a confused interpreter made for a ...

Tennis: Konta, Stephens crash out of Wuhan Open

Tue, 26 September 2017 01:29:49 +0800

WUHAN, China: Johanna Konta crashed out of the Wuhan Open Monday (Sep 25), joining an exodus of top seeds including US Open finalists Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys after a shock-prone beginning to the Chinese tournament. Konta, who was handed a bye as the fifth seed, failed to get on the ...

Golf-Thomas headlines nominees for PGA Tour's Player of the Year

Tue, 26 September 2017 00:50:18 +0800

Justin Thomas's breakout campaign earned him a nomination for the PGA Tour's Player of the Year award along with Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth, the tour said on Monday.

Elgar backs new opening partner as the real deal

Tue, 26 September 2017 00:35:11 +0800

JOHANNESBURG: South African opener Dean Elgar is backing new cap Aiden Markram to make a successful step up to senior international cricket when the Proteas meet Bangladesh in the first test in Potchefstroom on Thursday. Markram, with whom Elgar shared a 184-run stand in South Africa's domestic ...

Feyenoord suffer injury blow ahead of Napoli match

Mon, 25 September 2017 22:50:18 +0800

Feyenoord have suffered an injury blow ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League tie at Napoli as Brazilian defender Eric Botteghin was ruled out of the game.

Fellaini ruled out of United clash in Moscow

Mon, 25 September 2017 22:20:13 +0800

Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini will miss Manchester United's Champions League game against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

Rugby-Ireland, France and South Africa pitch for 2023 World Cup

Mon, 25 September 2017 21:20:33 +0800

LONDON: Ireland, France and South Africa all promised millions in the bank, great stadiums and "the best tournament ever" before figuratively plucking on the emotional heartstrings as they sought to earn the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The Irish, who have never been the main host, are ...

Motor racing- The name's Red Bull, Aston Martin Red Bull from 2018

Mon, 25 September 2017 19:45:22 +0800

Aston Martin will become Red Bull's Formula One title partner next season in a move that will raise the British marque's track profile against commercial sportscar rivals Ferrari and McLaren.

Mourinho won't be charged over Southampton sending-off

Mon, 25 September 2017 19:35:24 +0800

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no punishment from the English FA after being sent off during his side's 1-0 Premier League victory over Southampton on Saturday.

England selectors ponder Ashes top-order conundrum

Mon, 25 September 2017 19:25:12 +0800

England's selectors name their squad on Wednesday for the Ashes series with the team in a surprising state of flux despite recent home series wins over South Africa and West Indies.

Napoli striker Milik may face knee surgery

Mon, 25 September 2017 19:00:17 +0800

Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik faces further tests to assess whether he needs to undergo knee surgery, the Serie A club said on Monday (

Chelsea won't rush Hazard back, says Conte

Mon, 25 September 2017 18:55:13 +0800

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has the club's long-term interests in mind with his cautious approach towards selecting Eden Hazard as they prepare for Wednesday's Champions League game against Atletico Madrid.

Festive start a distant memory for disjointed Milan

Mon, 25 September 2017 18:35:24 +0800

AC Milan were greeted with a festive atmosphere in their first home game of the season but less than two months later it seems like a distant memory as doubts multiply over their young, expensively-assembled team.

Juve defender Hoewedes suffers new injury setback

Mon, 25 September 2017 18:25:13 +0800

Juventus defender Benedikt Hoewedes will have to wait for up to four more weeks to make his debut for the Serie A champions after picking up a thigh strain, the club said on their website (

Valencia coach pays price for exuberant goal celebration

Mon, 25 September 2017 18:15:11 +0800

Simone Zaza’s 85th-minute winner in Valencia’s 3-2 victory over Real Sociedad was bittersweet for coach Marcelino.

Villarreal sack coach Escriba

Mon, 25 September 2017 17:55:18 +0800

Spanish club Villarreal have sacked coach Fran Escriba after a poor start to the season including a 4-0 defeat by Getafe on Sunday. Escriba was dismissed on Monday with Villarreal 14th in the La Liga standings after six games in which they also lost to Levante and Real Sociedad, drew with ...

Internationals facing underdog role at Presidents Cup

Mon, 25 September 2017 17:45:15 +0800

The International team has little choice but to embrace the role of underdog as it takes on a formidable United States side at the Presidents Cup starting on Thursday.

Klopp keen to shore up Liverpool defence ahead of Moscow test

Mon, 25 September 2017 17:20:26 +0800

Juergen Klopp is determined to stop Liverpool leaking goals this season but has faith in the way his side are playing ahead of Tuesday's Champions League trip to Spartak Moscow.

Yoshida ready to compete for place after Van Dijk's return

Mon, 25 September 2017 16:40:25 +0800

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida knows Virgil van Dijk's return to the squad will make it even more difficult to hold down a place in the starting line-up but says the increased competition can only be good for the Premier League club.

Cricket - Agar out of remainder of India tour with broken finger

Mon, 25 September 2017 16:10:13 +0800

Australia spinner Ashton Agar has been ruled out of the last two one-day internationals in India after suffering a broken finger, Cricket Australia said on Monday.

Dembele a doubt for Spurs' Champions League trip to Nicosia

Mon, 25 September 2017 15:40:17 +0800

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele could miss Tuesday's Champions League match against Apoel Nicosia due to a persistent foot injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

Arsenal will not sacrifice any competition this season - Wenger

Mon, 25 September 2017 15:10:10 +0800

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said the club cannot afford to ignore any competition unlike rival managers who have questioned the value of the League Cup.

After Pradip Subramanian's death, organisers of fight events emphasise focus on safety

Mon, 25 September 2017 21:01:17 +0800

Pradip Subramanian died after taking part in a celebrity Muay Thai bout on Saturday evening, after replacing former Singapore Idol contestant Sylvester Sim who pulled out the day before.

Football: Neymar earns €3m per month at PSG: Report

Mon, 25 September 2017 07:04:56 +0800

BERLIN: Brazil superstar Neymar earns just over €3 million a month at Paris Saint-Germain, according to German magazine Der Spiegel. The magazine, using Football Leaks as a source, claims the 25-year-old Neymar, who cost PSG €222 million (US$265 million) from Barcelona, earns €36.8 million per ...

Football: Manager pulls hamstring in celebrating Valencia triumph

Mon, 25 September 2017 06:25:31 +0800

MADRID: Valencia moved ahead of Real Madrid into fourth in La Liga as Simone Zaza's winner five minutes from time edged a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday (Sep 24. However, it was all too much for Valencia manager Marcelino who pulled his hamstring in celebrating the winner. Three ...

Golf: PGA Tour rookie Schauffele wins Tour Championship by one shot

Mon, 25 September 2017 05:50:11 +0800

REUTERS: PGA Tour rookie Xander Schauffele upstaged his better known rivals to win the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday. Schauffele sank a two-foot foot birdie putt at the final hole, his ball catching the edge and circling the cup before dropping in at East Lake. He edged fellow American ...

Golf - Thomas crowned FedExCup champion at Tour Championship

Mon, 25 September 2017 05:40:12 +0800

American Justin Thomas clinched the FedExCup on Sunday, claiming a US$10 million bonus for winning the season-long points race on the PGA Tour.

Football: D'Ambrosio saves Inter, AC Milan crash in Serie A

Mon, 25 September 2017 04:40:39 +0800

MILAN: Danilo D'Ambrosio scored late as Inter Milan squeezed past Genoa 1-0 in Serie A action on Sunday (Sep 24) to keep in touch with the leaders, as AC Milan fell 2-0 at Sampdoria. D'Ambrosio headed in off a corner with two minutes to go at the San Siro to earn three points for Luciano ...

Tennis: Federer leads Europe to maiden Laver Cup title

Mon, 25 September 2017 07:47:20 +0800

PRAGUE: World number two Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World's Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague on Sunday (Sep 24). Federer, this year's Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, won 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 11/9 to give Team Europe an ...

Golf - Kisner leads Tour Championship with nine holes left

Mon, 25 September 2017 04:15:11 +0800

REUTERS: Kevin Kisner enjoyed a one-stroke lead over fellow American Xander Schauffele halfway through the final round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday. Kisner negotiated the front nine at East Lake with two birdies and one bogey to improve to 11 under par at the turn. Schauffele was ...

Triathlon - Zaferes takes first women's Super League title

Mon, 25 September 2017 04:05:09 +0800

JERSEY, Channel Islands: Katie Zaferes led an American one-two at the first women's triathlon Super League on Sunday after a weekend of high-octane racing across various formats in the sport's newest competition. Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt won the men's event, with Britain's double Olympic ...

Cricket: Ton-up Ali too much for West Indies

Mon, 25 September 2017 03:50:39 +0800

BRISTOL: Moeen Ali's blazing century set up England's 124-run victory over West Indies in the third one-day international at Bristol on Sunday (Sep 24) as the hosts went 2-0 up with two to play in a five-match series. Ali's 53-ball ton - with his second fifty coming off just 12 deliveries - was ...

Football: Hemed gives Brighton revenge over Newcastle

Mon, 25 September 2017 02:52:47 +0800

BRIGHTON: Israeli striker Tomer Hemed's 51st-minute goal earned Brighton and Hove Albion a 1-0 victory over last season's Championship sparring partners Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday (Sep 24). Hemed struck early in the second half at the Amex Stadium to give Brighton manager ...

Cricket: India beat Australia, clinch ODI series

Mon, 25 September 2017 01:20:38 +0800

INDORE, India: Hardik Pandya hit an aggressive half-century to lead India to a series-clinching five-wicket win over Australia in the third one-day international in Indore on Sunday (Sep 24). Pandya's 72-ball 78 and his crucial fifth-wicket stand with Manish Pandey, who remained unbeaten on 36 ...

Athletics: Kipchoge wins Berlin men's marathon, misses record

Mon, 25 September 2017 00:07:54 +0800

BERLIN: Kenya's Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge underlined his status as the world's best current long-distance runner by winning the Berlin men's marathon on Sunday (Sep 24), but missed the world record. Kipchoge clocked an official time of two hours, three minutes 32 seconds after holding off ...

Motorcycling: Marquez surges into MotoGP title lead with Aragon win

Mon, 25 September 2017 02:08:24 +0800

ALCANIZ, Spain: Marc Marquez opened up a 16-point lead over Andrea Dovizioso with an impressive ride to claim his fifth win of the season at the Aragon MotoGP on Sunday (Sep 24). Marquez edged out Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa with Jorge Lorenzo taking third. Meanwhile, nine-time world champion ...

Badminton: Axelsen wins first Japan Open title

Sun, 24 September 2017 23:52:01 +0800

TOKYO: World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark beat Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei on Sunday (Sep 24) to clinch his first Japan Open title. Axelsen, who defeated two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China to bag the world title in Glasgow last month, edged out Lee 21-14, 19-21, 21-14 in the men's ...

Cycling: Sagan wins historic third straight world title

Mon, 25 September 2017 00:42:16 +0800

BERGEN, Norway: Slovakia's Peter Sagan pipped Norway's Alexander Kristoff in a photo-finish to win a historic third straight world title in Bergen on Sunday (Sep 24). Sagan emerged out of the final corner in the perfect position on Kristoff's shoulder and just had enough to edge past the home ...

Clarke brace brings Steel City derby joy for United

Sun, 24 September 2017 23:05:10 +0800

REUTERS: Leon Clarke scored twice against his former club as Sheffield United upset local rivals Sheffield Wednesday with a 4-2 victory in an enthralling 'Steel City derby' at Hillsborough on Sunday in the English Championship (second tier). The first Sheffield derby in five years, played in front ...

NFL: Wave of protests in NFL after Trump criticism

Mon, 25 September 2017 03:29:56 +0800

US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged fans to boycott National Football League games to pressure the league to fire or suspend players who show disrespect for "Flag and Country."

Milan lose at Samp despite VAR reprieve

Sun, 24 September 2017 22:06:48 +0800

MILAN: Sampdoria, deprived of an early penalty when the referee changed his mind after consulting the VAR, scored twice in the final 20 minutes to comprehensively defeat AC Milan 2-0 in Serie A on Sunday. Milan were quickly in trouble when Ivan Strinic's cross struck Franck Kessie's arm and the ...

Cycling - Hayman blames service cars for world championships crash

Sun, 24 September 2017 20:30:08 +0800

BERGEN, Norway: Australian Mathew Hayman blamed the service cars for a crash which forced him to retire from the road race at the cycling world championships on Sunday. The 2016 Paris-Roubaix champion said he had 'nowhere to go' when service cars came to a sudden halt on a corner on the 19.1-km ...

Uruguay cancels Sunday football after referees attacked

Sun, 24 September 2017 18:15:10 +0800

MONTEVIDEO: The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) cancelled all scheduled matches on Sunday after the country's referees decided they would refuse to officiate further due to increasing violence. "Given the resolution by the Uruguayan Association of Football Referees to not take charge of games ...

Latvia's Ostapenko wins Korea Open tennis

Sun, 24 September 2017 17:11:42 +0800

Top seed Jelena Ostapenko clinched victory at the Korea Open on Sunday, defeating Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia in a closely contested three-set final.

Friends and family pay last respects to Pradip Subramanian

Sun, 24 September 2017 21:42:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: Friends and family of Pradip Subramanian paid their last respects to the bodybuilder at his wake on Sunday (Sep 24) afternoon, before his cremation at Mandai Columbarium. The 32-year-old president of the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) Singapore died after ...

Pradip Subramanian suffered cardiac arrest according to preliminary medical report: AFC organiser

Sun, 24 September 2017 23:52:15 +0800

SINGAPORE: A preliminary report released by the Singapore General Hospital found that World Bodybuilding and Physique (WBPF) Singapore president Pradip Subramanian suffered a cardiac arrest which led to his death, the organiser said on Sunday (Sep 24). The 32-year-old died in the aftermath of the ...

Dedication the key to world record lift, says Moradi

Sun, 24 September 2017 14:40:08 +0800

REUTERS: Olympic champion Sohrab Moradi is reaping the benefits of a life completely devoted to weightlifting, the 28-year-old said after breaking the men's 94kg world record at the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. "I have worked very hard and devoted my life to ...

'He died doing something he loved': Friends pay tribute to late bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian

Sun, 24 September 2017 18:33:49 +0800

Close friends, many of them members of the bodybuilding community, share memories of Subramanian, who was "friendly" and "well-liked" by the fraternity.

Wozniacki powers to Pan Pacific title in Tokyo

Sun, 24 September 2017 13:40:08 +0800

Caroline Wozniacki ended her string of final failures by beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0 7-5 in Tokyo on Sunday to win her second straight Pan Pacific Open title.

Anti-corruption unit launches investigation in Sri Lanka

Sun, 24 September 2017 09:25:07 +0800

REUTERS: The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit has launched an investigation in Sri Lanka, world cricket's governing body has said. The ICC did not give any details as to what the nature of their investigation entailed, only that ACU officers had recently visited the country ...

Barca, Real and Atletico all win in La Liga

Sun, 24 September 2017 06:30:25 +0800

Barcelona opened up a four-point gap at the top of La Liga, maintaining their 100 percent start as they cruised to a 3-0 victory at Catalan rivals Girona on Saturday.

Football: Emery expects swift Neymar return after stalemate

Sun, 24 September 2017 06:03:07 +0800

Paris Saint-Germain lost their perfect start to the Ligue 1 season as they struggled to a 0-0 draw at Montpellier on Saturday without the injured Neymar.

Football: Dybala double as Juventus whip Torino

Sun, 24 September 2017 06:00:39 +0800

MILAN: Paulo Dybala scored a double as Juventus outclassed 10-man Torino 4-0 in Saturday's (Sep 23) Turin derby to stay top of Serie A alongside Napoli who battled past SPAL 3-2. The Argentine striker has now scored an impressive ten goals - including two hat-tricks - in six Serie A games with ...

Football: Barca remain perfect in Girona, Real bounce back

Sun, 24 September 2017 05:50:39 +0800

MADRID: Barcelona maintained their perfect start to La Liga with a sixth straight win as Luis Suarez and two own goals secured a 3-0 win at Girona in a match laced with political tension on Saturday (Sep 23). Real Madrid remain seven points behind Barca thanks to Dani Ceballos's double on his full ...

Tennis: Power couple Nadal, Federer take Europe closer to Laver Cup

Sun, 24 September 2017 05:32:02 +0800

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took Team Europe to within two wins of lifting the Laver Cup as they won their singles and their first-ever doubles rubber together in Prague on Saturday.

Strong start gives Casey two-stroke lead at Atlanta

Sun, 24 September 2017 09:05:08 +0800

England's Paul Casey held a one-stroke lead over Americans Kevin Kisner and Brooks Koepka midway through the third round of the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta on Saturday.

NBA, NFL hit back after Trump tirade

Sun, 24 September 2017 23:59:05 +0800

The National Football League hit back at Donald Trump on Saturday, branding the US leader's call for players protesting the national anthem to be sacked as "divisive" and disrespectful.

Ceballos double enough for unconvincing Real

Sun, 24 September 2017 03:45:11 +0800

MADRID: Two first-half goals from Dani Ceballos helped Spanish champions Real Madrid to get back to winning ways with a nervy 2-1 victory away to lowly Alaves in La Liga on Saturday. When Ceballos opened the scoring after 10 minutes it appeared as if normal service had been resumed for Madrid ...

Man United bid to identify fans who chanted Lukaku song

Sun, 24 September 2017 03:40:14 +0800

Manchester United have asked for CCTV footage to help identify fans who ignored pleas not to chant a controversial song about Romelu Lukaku in the club's 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday.

Football: Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

Sun, 24 September 2017 04:27:12 +0800

Teenage midfielder Dennis Geiger scored his first league goal to help fire Hoffenheim top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday as they beat Schalke 2-0 at home.

Football: Lukaku, Sterling keep Manchester clubs on top

Sun, 24 September 2017 03:08:42 +0800

Raheem Sterling shone for Manchester City and Romelu Lukaku delivered for Manchester United as the Manchester clubs maintained a tight grip on the Premier League title race with Saturday victories.

Manchester City too strong for Palace as United labour

Sun, 24 September 2017 02:50:21 +0800

LONDON: Manchester City ran riot in the second half at the Etihad to thrash Crystal Palace 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, while Manchester United made hard work of their 1-0 win at Southampton. City were second-best for much of the first half but Leroy Sane's goal just before halftime gave ...

Napoli see off brave SPAL to extend perfect start

Sun, 24 September 2017 02:50:18 +0800

Napoli saw off a brave challenge from promoted SPAL when a late Faouzi Ghoulam goal gave them a 3-2 win on Saturday, leaving them with maximum points from six games.

Mignolet saves Vardy penalty as Liverpool beat Leicester

Sun, 24 September 2017 03:05:18 +0800

Leicester City 2 Liverpool 3 Sept 23: Simon Mignolet conceded and then saved a late penalty as Liverpool clung on for a 3-2 win over Leicester City in a pulsating Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. The Belgian keeper fouled Vardy with a mistimed fly-kick when desperately ...

Weightlifting: Olympic champion Moradi breaks 18-year-old world record

Sun, 24 September 2017 02:36:26 +0800

Iranian Olympic champion weightlifter Sohrab Moradi broke the longest standing world record in the sport to win gold at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games on Saturday.

EFL probe AFC Wimbledon over failure to use MK Dons' full name

Sun, 24 September 2017 01:15:18 +0800

REUTERS: AFC Wimbledon could find themselves in hot water with the English Football League (EFL), who are looking into reports the club failed to recognise bitter foes MK Dons by their full name at their League One game on Friday. The two sides have a fierce rivalry. AFC Wimbledon was formed in ...

Bodybuilding champ Pradip Subramanian dies after Muay Thai match with Steven Lim

Sun, 24 September 2017 18:14:49 +0800

SINGAPORE: It was a tragic turn to a headline celebrity fight at the inaugural Asia Fighting Championship. World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) Singapore president Pradip Subramanian, 32, has died after he took on YouTube personality Steven Lim in a Muay Thai match at Marina Bay ...

Late Richarlison strike leads Watford to victory over Swansea

Sun, 24 September 2017 00:45:26 +0800

REUTERS: Brazilian striker Richarlison grabbed a late winner as Watford beat Swansea City 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday for their third successive away league victory this season. Watford, who were looking to bounce back from a 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City last weekend, piled on the ...

Cycling: Blaak takes women's gold as Netherlands ride a perfect race

Sun, 24 September 2017 01:12:34 +0800

Chantal Blaak recovered from a crash and claimed a solo win in the women's road race as the Netherlands put on a perfect performance on a sunny Saturday at the cycling world championships.

Lukaku strikes again as Man United beat Saints 1-0

Sun, 24 September 2017 00:30:41 +0800

Manchester United equalled their best start to a Premier League campaign after Romelu Lukaku scored his eighth goal of the season in all competitions to give them a 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday.

Burnley and Huddersfield share a scrappy point

Sun, 24 September 2017 00:25:27 +0800

Burnley were held to a goalless draw at home to promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday in a Premier League game which offered little entertainment.

Motorcycling: Remarkable Rossi qualifies third for Aragon MotoGP

Sun, 24 September 2017 01:24:58 +0800

MADRID: Valentino Rossi made a remarkable comeback to qualify third for the Aragon MotoGP on Saturday just three weeks after suffering a broken leg, with team mate Maverick Vinales taking pole ahead of Jorge Lorenzo. The 38-year-old Italian showed no signs of the injury that he suffered while ...

Basketball: Trump withdraws Golden State Warriors' invitation to White House

Sun, 24 September 2017 03:15:44 +0800

President Donald Trump said Saturday he was withdrawing a White House invitation extended to the Golden State Warriors after several players on the NBA championship-winning side voiced misgivings about attending a reception.

Winner of 'dirtiest race in history' Alptekin banned for life - Anadolu

Sat, 23 September 2017 21:20:11 +0800

Asli Cakir Alptekin, who won Olympic gold at London 2012 before being stripped of the title, has been banned for life by the Turkish Athletics Federation for a third doping offence, state-run Anadolu news agency have reported.