MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal has urged Marouane Fellaini to keep his aggression in check but said the midfielder’s violent reaction which got him banned for three matches by the Football Association was normal.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool’s performances in this season’s Europa League have illuminated a path for the team’s future, manager Jurgen Klopp declared after his side sank Villarreal brilliantly to reach the final.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool romped into the Europa League final with a 3-0 win over Villarreal on another magical night at Anfield to tee up a showpiece clash with holders Sevilla who swatted away visitors Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 on Thursday.
LE MANS: Valentino Rossi arrives at Le Mans for this weekend’s French MotoGP targeting back-to-back wins after his masterful ride in Jerez and with a watchful eye on the weather.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Sarawak continued to dominate the throws as Ng Ing Biao won the boys' Under-18 discus in record-breaking fashion at the Malaysian Schools Athletics Championships on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Phee Jing En is getting closer to qualifying for the Rio Olympics Games after she broke the women’s 100m breaststroke national record in the Malaysian Open Swimming Championships at Darul Ensan Aquatic Centre in Shah Alam today.
LONDON: English Premier League strugglers Newcastle United said Thursday that French duo Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux have left St James’ Park by “mutual consent.”
LONDON: Manchester City’s meek exit from the Champions League following Wednesday’s 1-0 semi-final second leg defeat by Real Madrid suggested that incoming head coach Pep Guardiola cannot arrive quickly enough.
LEICESTER City’s unexpected Premier League title triumph has helped Claudio Ranieri rediscover himself as a manager after his failed spell at AS Roma, the Italian’s mother, Renata Ranieri has said.
LONDON: Red Bull dropped Daniil Kvyat to sister team Toro Rosso following his disastrous weekend at the Russian Grand Prix and promoted Max Verstappen as his replacement ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.
MADRID: Gareth Bale believes he has turned a corner at Real Madrid after leading the Spanish giants to their second Champions League final in his three years at the club.
SYDNEY: Golfer Marc Leishman pulled out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday over fears about the Zika virus and its possible impact on his wife, after fellow Australian Adam Scott also withdrew.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Shot putter Aidil Taufek of Kuala Lumpur and hurdler Norhazim Ahmad of Sarawak set new records in their respective events as the pace slowed at the Malaysian Schools Athletics Championships on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Adam Nor Azlin scored in the second minute of stoppage time to earn Selangor a 2-1 win over T-Team on their return to the Shah Alam Stadium in a Super League match today.
LONDON: Leicester City’s exultant players and beaming manager Claudio Ranieri went back to work in a daze on Tuesday as the sports world saluted their outlandish Premier League triumph as the perfect example of the “magic of football.”
LEICESTER: Claudio Ranieri is sticking with Leicester’s title-winning blueprint and said the club won’t be in the market for established, expensive talent to strengthen the Premier League champions.
MUNICH: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola was brought to the club to extend their European dominance, but will leave at the end of the season having lost three successive Champions League semi-finals.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Haiqal Hanafi and Azreen Nabila Alias were crowned the fastest sprinters at the Malaysian Schools Athletics Championships on the opening day of action in Kuala Terengganu on Tuesday.
ROME: The Italian premier called it "insane." The country's national sports newspaper called him "King Claudio."
NEW DELHI: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was named Tuesday as one of India's goodwill ambassadors for the upcoming Rio Olympics following a furore over Bollywood star Salman Khan's appointment, which was slammed as inappropriate.
KUALA LUMPUR: Kelantan are at risk of being docked points this season if they fail to settle the wages of five former players on May 11.
MUNICH: Javi Martinez has promised Bayern Munich will attack Atletico Madrid’s one goal advantage from the first whistle in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final, second-leg, as two of Europe’s most miserly defences go head-to-head.
MADRID: A year ago as Gareth Bale sneaked out the side exit to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium he was engulfed by cat calls and insults by his own fans.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool and France defender Mamadou Sakho’s 30-day suspension for failing an anti-doping test has been extended worldwide by world soccer’s governing body FIFA.
LONDON: Five sporting fairytales to rival Leicester City’s against-the-odds Premier League triumph:
BANGKOK: The Buddhist monk who has blessed Leicester City’s players and stadium was Tuesday swift to congratulate the Foxes after they sealed one of the biggest sporting shocks in history.
LONDON: Leicester winger Marc Albrighton says the secret to his side’s astonishing Premier League title triumph was their bloody minded refusal to accept defeat.
LONDON: Lionel Messi spoke for the great and the good of world football, not to mention millions of grassroots fans, when he acclaimed Leicester City’s extraordinary Premier League triumph by tweeting: “The reason why we all love football. Congratulations“
LONDON: Leicester City are on course for a windfall of more than US$220 million for winning the English Premier League, a new study said.
LONDON: At the start of the English football season last August, bookmakers in Britain were offering odds of 5,000-1 against Leicester City winning the Premier League.
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