WELLINGTON, (New Zealand) : Samoans have been granted a half-day holiday next Wednesday to mark the historic first home rugby test against New Zealand at Apia.
LONDON: Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown on Thursday, his fourth successive humiliation at the All England Club.
SYDNEY: The coach of Australian Football League (AFL) side Adelaide Crows was killed at his house today during a domestic dispute, police alleged, with his son arrested.
MILAN: Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano’s goalscoring exploits for Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in last season’s Champions League earned him a move to Italian giants AC Milan on Thursday, the buying club announced on its website.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Under-13 (U-13) squad wrapped up their Group B match in style by beating Portugal’s SC Linda-a-Velha 3-0 to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the Iber Cup 2015 at the Oeiras Stadium in Portugal, yesterday.
MALAYSIA blew their first Olympics ticket when they lost 3-2 to India, but still have another chance to make the trip to Rio de Janeiro next year.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian riders, Mohd Farid Badrul Hisham and Hazlanshah Mohd Noor are all set for their debut in the Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Road Race with Team Nozuka & Bike ART at the Suzuka Circuit, Japan from July 23 to 26.
CONCEPCION, Chile: Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals this morning, setting up a final against host Chile.
MONTREAL: Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 this morning to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup.
PRAGUE: Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved two penalties in a shoot-out to lead Sweden to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in Prague this morning.
MONROVIA, (Liberia): The Liberian who wants to be FIFA president says he would step aside if longtime African soccer head Issa Hayatou decided to run.
SANTIAGO: Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile downed fierce rivals Peru 2-1 here today to reach the Copa America final and edge closer to their dream of a first ever victory in the South American football showpiece.
SANTIAGO: Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara’s three-match suspension for a lurid off-the-ball incident involving Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani was reduced to a two-game ban following an appeal, disciplinary chiefs confirmed Monday.
THE HAGUE: Under-pressure Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink, whose side have struggled in qualifying for Euro 2016, has stepped down, the Dutch football federation (KNVB) announced on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei achieved a back-to-back victory after clinching the 2015 Canada Open in Calgary today.
SANTIAGO: Chile defender Gonzalo Jara was thrown out of the Copa America on Sunday over his attempt to shove his finger into the backside of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, the Chilean Football Federation confirmed.
LONDON: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has denied accusations of cheating despite admitting top players routinely break the rules by communicating with their coaches during matches.
ZURICH: FIFA election monitor Domenico Scala has urged Sepp Blatter to state clearly he is leaving as president.
CARSON, California: Timothy Bradley got rocked in the final minute and survived a confusing finish to beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision Saturday night, claiming the interim WBO welterweight title.
VANCOUVER: Early goals from Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze gave England their first ever spot in the semi-finals at a Women’s World Cup this morning with a 2-1 victory that dumped hosts Canada out of the tournament.
KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang held on to their two-point lead at the top of the Super League standings after a 1-1 draw with defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim in Kuantan on Saturday.
EDMONTON, Canada: A late goal from substitute Mana Iwabuchi put holders Japan into the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup this morning with a 1-0 win over Australia.
CONCEPCION, Chile: Paraguay sent Brazil crashing out of the Copa America here this morning as the five-time world champions’ penalty shoot-out jinx struck again.
ASSEN, (Netherlands): Valentino Rossi strengthened his world championship lead on Saturday by coming out on top in a thrilling battle with Marc Marquez to win the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.
KUANTAN: Pahang and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) supporters have been reminded not to be emotional but show maturity and sportsmanship as their teams clash at the Darul Makmur Stadium here tonight.
THE coaching career of former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga goes up another gear with his recent appointment as coach of the Blues franchise, taking over from John Kirwan.
VINA DEL MAR, Chile: Argentina reached the semi-finals of the Copa America here Friday, defeating Colombia 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after a fiercely contested match finished 0-0 at full-time.
PETALING JAYA: Artistic gymnast Farah Ann Hadi, who has been censured by some quarters for her gymnast costume, has received the backing of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
TEMUCO: A Paolo Guerrero hat trick led Peru to a 3-1 win against Bolivia, securing a place in the semifinals of the Copa America.
SANTIAGO: Players and coaches lined up to condemn Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara Thursday after he apparently attempted to shove his finger in an opponent’s backside during the stormy Copa America quarter-final win over Uruguay.
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