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Benitez seeks first Madrid win on Bernabeu bow

Friday, 28 August 2015.

MADRID: Real Madrid will be looking to put a disappointing start to Rafael Benitez’s reign in charge behind them when Real Betis visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

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Marquez claims pole for British MotoGP

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 22:47

LONDON: Defending world champion Marc Marquez rode his Honda to pole position for Sunday’s British MotoGP at Silverstone on Saturday as he continues his quest to catch championship leaders Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Italian Valentino Rossi.

FIM Asia Road Racing Championship: Japan's Yuki Takahashi wins race one

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 19:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Japan's Yuki Takahashi clinched his third win of the season in the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship SuperSports 600cc series after emerging victorious in race one in Thailand today.

Virandeep steers Malaysia to second win in ACC tournament

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 16:17

KLANG: Malaysia trounced Kuwait by eight wickets to register a second straight win in the ACC Under-19 Premier League cricket tournament at the Bayuemas Oval today.

Serena, Djokovic, Nadal start Monday at US Open

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 16:11

NEW YORK: World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic will launch their bids for the US Open title on Monday’s first day of competition, tournament organizers announced Friday.

Column: Tense weekend for top teams

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 08:13

IT’S not going to be an easy and calm few days for both players and coaches as four teams in the top tier prepare to name their World Cup squads by the Monday deadline.

Kelantan win the President's Cup for a sixth time

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, August 28, 2015 - 23:48

KUALA LUMPUR: Kelantan won their sixth President's Cup Under-21 title after beating Penang 2-1 in the final at the City Stadium in Georgetown on Friday despite playing with 10 men for more than half-an-hour.

Japan organizers defend designer over logo, deny it’s copied

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 23:00

TOKYO: Tokyo Olympic organizers have defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Games was taken from a Belgian theater.

Wei Feng to meet South Korean Lee Hyun Il at Vietnam Open GP

By Fabian Peter - Friday, August 28, 2015 - 22:46

CHONG Wei Feng's fairy tale run at the Vietnam Open GP continued following his victory in the quarter-finals today.

Liverpool face tricky Europa League group

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 21:43

MONACO: Five-time European champions Liverpool face a stern test of their continental experience after drawing former French champions Bordeaux and Russia’s Rubin Kazan in the Europa League group stages on Friday.

Dollah Salleh hopes to end national team's poor run

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, August 28, 2015 - 20:20

PETALING JAYA: The national football team play Bangladesh in a friendly match at the Shah Alam Stadium on Saturday looking to win for the first time this year.

Malaysian junior cricketers trounce Saudi Arabia in ACC Under-19 opener

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, August 28, 2015 - 19:46

PETALING JAYA: The national junior cricket team began their ACC Under-19 Premier League campaign on a strong note with a 181-run win over Saudi Arabia at the Kinrara Oval today.

German sailor treated for infections after Rio test event

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 19:15

BERLIN: German sailor Erik Heil, who was third at the Rio De Janeiro Olympic test event this month, is being treated for several infections which he says were caused by the polluted waters during the sailing regatta there.

Liu wins world 20km walk title for China

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:58

BEIJING: World record holder Liu Hong won the women’s 20 kilometres walk on Friday to give hosts China a first gold medal of the world championships.

Leverkusen out to keep Bayern off top spot

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:11

BERLIN: Bayer Leverkusen head to Bayern Munich on Saturday planning to keep the Bavarians from the top of the Bundesliga table, but resigned to losing South Korea striker Son Heung-Min.

Pogba doubts as Juve face scudetto rivals Roma

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:45

MILAN: Misfiring Paul Pogba could start on the bench while new defender Alex Sandro could make his debut as Juventus travel to Roma in the first big clash of the fledgling Serie A season on Sunday.

RugbyU: Folau wins top Australian player award

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:20

SYDNEY: Fullback Israel Folau has been named Australia’s best player by his peers, winning the prestigious John Eales Medal for the second year running.

Champions League draw smiles on Barca, Man Utd

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:29

MONACO: Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favourable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday.

Bolt beats Gatlin for 4th world 200m gold (with video)

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:20

BEIJING: Usain Bolt delivered Justin Gatlin a second knockout blow in five days to win his fourth straight 200 metres world title on Thursday and prove that when it comes to major championship sprinting, he simply has no peer.

Duo Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying reaches quarter-finals

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 21:14

KUALA LUMPUR - CHAN Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying extended their fine run at the Vietnam Open GP by reaching the quarter-finals today.

Kind Malaysia Cup draws for JDT, Pahang

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 15:27

PETALING JAYA: Pahang received a kind draw in their bid to complete a hat-trick of Malaysia Cup titles when the tournament kicks off on Sept 11.

Everton to reject Stones transfer request

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 15:23

LONDON: Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that defender John Stones had handed in a formal transfer request and added the club would reject it on Thursday.

Bangladesh hoping Australia will only score 3 goals

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 15:17

DHAKA: Bangladesh are just hoping to lose by no more than three goals when they take on Asian champions Australia for the first time in next week’s highly-anticipated World Cup qualifier in Perth.

World Rugby demands new Japan venue list after stadium fiasco

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 14:53

TOKYO: Rugby’s world body Thursday called on Japan to supply a list of confirmed venues for the 2019 World Cup after Tokyo’s “disappointing” decision to remove a new national stadium from the line-up amid huge cost overruns.

FAM looking to reform itself for future growth

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 13:43

PETALING JAYA: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will set up an independent advisory committee to reform the sport's national governing body.

Rooney fires United, Lazio dumped out in Champions League

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 09:13

PARIS: A Wayne Rooney hat-trick fired Manchester United back into the group stage of the Champions League with a 4-0 win, 7-1 on aggregate, in their play-off second leg at Club Brugge on Wednesday as Lazio crashed 3-0 at Bayer Leverkusen, 3-1 on aggregate.

Everton survive Barnsley scare as Martinez slams Stones ‘circus’

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 09:08

LONDON: Everton came from 2-0 down to beat Barnsley 5-3 in extra-time in the second round of the English League Cup on Wednesday.

Pahang hit for four in AFC Cup quarter-finals

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 01:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang's AFC Cup campaign is on the verge of imploding after crashing to a 4-0 defeat against Istiklol in the first leg of their quarter-final tie in Dushanbe on Wednesday.

Vietnam Open GP: National shuttlers to face bigger match tomorrow

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 21:01

Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, dropped a game but still came good to overcome Indonesia's Irfan Fadhilah-Weni Anggraini in the first round of the Vietnam Open GP today.

Column: Movements aplenty before RWC

By Aziz Hassan - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 20:24

THERE have been many developments these last few days and there’ll be more by the end of the week as teams try to cut out the uncertainties with the 8th World Cup beckoning.

Aaron Smith commits to All Blacks until 2019

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:12

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Rugby (NZR) on Wednesday announced scrum-half Aaron Smith has signed a four-year contract extension taking him through to the 2019 World Cup.