Former FIFA member Makudi suspended for 90 days

Tuesday, 13 October 2015.

ZURICH: Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi has been suspended for 90 days pending a full investigation, the Ethics Committee of soccer’s governing body said on Monday.


Chelsea's Hazard says he's in the worst form of his life

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 14:56

LONDON: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard cannot explain why he is struggling for his club this season and said manager Jose Mourinho has been right to drop him from the starting line-up as he is in the “worst form of his life.”

Septuagenarian Dr Jega join Asia Metropolitan University run and aerobics

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, October 12, 2015 - 11:42

KUALA LUMPUR: Former sprint king and Olympic athlete Tan Sri Dr Mani Jegathesan showed that he still had it in him when he joined hundreds of students and staff of Asia Metropolitan University for some aerobics and a 5km run.

Dortmund’s Watzke, Ferguson tip Klopp for Liverpool success

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 11:21

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke and Alex Ferguson are tipping Jurgen Klopp to bring success back to Liverpool, but legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says it won’t be so easy.

Giroud at double as France down Denmark 2-1

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 11:01

COPENHAGEN: Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored twice in the first six minutes as Euro 2016 hosts France defeated Denmark 2-1 in a friendly international on Sunday.

Japan closes World Cup pool stage with 28-18 win over US

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:49

GLOUCESTER: Japan’s 28-18 win over the United States on Sunday brought the curtains down on a Rugby World Cup pool stage that it lit up.

Germany, Poland head to Euro 2016, play-offs for Ireland

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 09:08

PARIS: World champions Germany secured their place at Euro 2016 despite labouring to a 2-1 win at home to Georgia on Sunday, while Poland also qualified for next summer’s finals after beating the Republic of Ireland 2-1.

Football: Dark days for Dutch as Euro hopes slump

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 09:07

AMSTERDAM: The Netherlands, who were within a penalty shootout victory of reaching the 2014 World Cup final, now stand on the brink of missing the European Championships for the first time since 1984.

Formula One: Hamilton wins in Sochi, Rosberg retires

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 21:02

SOCHI, Russia: Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix to take a massive 73 point lead in the world championship after closest rival and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg retired.

RugbyU: Williams latest withdrawal for cursed Welsh team

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 18:37

Weybridge, United Kingdom: Liam Williams joined Wales’ World Cup casualty list after he was ruled out of the rest of the tournament on Sunday with a foot injury.

Sainz fit to race in Russia

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 17:31

SOCHI, Russia: Spanish Formula One driver Carlos Sainz was passed fit to race for Toro Rosso in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, a day after he crashed heavily and ended up in hospital.

Jessica wins Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia title

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 15:23

KUALA LUMPUR: American Jessica Korda kept her cool to bag a fourth career title at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia today.

Malaysian riders shine at Motegi

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 13:47

KUALA LUMPUR: After what has largely been a lukewarm season so far, Malaysian riders were all right on the pace at the Japan Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

England crushes Uruguay before inquest into RWC failure

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 09:31

MANCHESTER: England thrashed Uruguay 60-3 in its last Rugby World Cup pool match on Saturday, ending an otherwise miserable campaign that raised questions about its ability to compete at the highest level.

Goh fails to reach final

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 00:56

KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles shuttler Goh Sooh Huat failed to book the ticket in the final of Dutch Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament at Topsportcentrum Almere Arena, Netherlands.

Formula One: Sainz ‘ok’ after high speed Sochi crash

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 20:07

SOCHI, Russia: Carlos Sainz’s father and his manager both said he was fit and well after his high speed crash during Saturday’s final practice for Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.

Payne out of Rugby World Cup with broken foot

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 18:30

CARDIFF, Wales: Ireland centre Jared Payne has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup because of a broken foot.

Platini appeals against FIFA ban

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 18:07

PARIS: UEFA chief Michel Platini has appealed against a 90-day suspension imposed on him by world governing body FIFA as part of a corruption investigation, a close associate said on Saturday.

Jessica moves into the lead at Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 15:42

KUALA LUMPUR: American Jessica Korda put herself in prime position to bag a first tour title since May last year after moving into the lead at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia today.

Fighter Ev Ting wants another crack at Gafurov

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 14:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Ev Ting left no doubt as to who he wants to fight next after his quick victory over former featherweight world champion Honorio Banario of the Philippines at ONE Championship's Tigers of Asia in Bukit Jalil late yesterday.

RWC 2015: Japan could still make it but must depend on another result

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 09:00

THE top two teams from two pools that qualify for the knockout phase have been decided, defending champions New Zealand and South Africa are also in while two more teams will be determined in the next few days.

Prince William presents Wales shirts

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 01:24

LONDON: There was a royal touch to Wales’ preparations for their World Cup match against Australia when Britain’s Prince William presented the players with their match shirts on Friday.

Golf: South Korean Jang Ha-na leads Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

By Fadhli Ishak - Friday, October 9, 2015 - 16:36

KUALA LUMPUR: South Korean Jang Ha-na moved into top spot on the leaderboard at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia with some superb play at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club today.

Chile too spicy for Brazil

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:05

SANTIAGO: Chile got their 2018 World Cup campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday when two late goals gave them a 2-0 win over five-time champions Brazil.

Messi-less Argentina suffers shock defeat to Ecuador

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:50

BEUNOS AIRES: Argentina suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to Ecuador here Thursday as goals from Frickson Erazo and Felipe Caicedo secured a famous upset in the opening round of South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament.

Last-gasp Lewandowski ends Scottish hopes

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 09:38

GLASGOW: Robert Lewandowski scored four minutes into stoppage time to earn Poland a 2-2 Group D draw with Scotland at Hampden that ends the hosts’ slender hopes of earning a place at Euro 2016.

World champion Germany stunned by Ireland

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 09:25

DUBLIN: Shane Long stunned world champions Germany with a goal that guaranteed Ireland a Euro 2016 playoff spot on an historic night at Lansdowne Road as the hosts won 1-0.

Liverpool appoint charismatic Klopp as manager

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 08:30

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool named former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp as manager on Thursday with the club posting photos of him signing his contract on their official Twitter account.

Benzema double helps France ease past Armenia

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 08:23

NICE: Euro 2016 hosts France coasted to a third successive victory on Thursday as Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored twice in a 4-0 friendly win over Armenia.

Malaysia down Laos 3-1 for first win of the year

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 19:49

KUALA LUMPUR: The national football team claimed its first win this year after beating Laos 3-1 in a friendly international match in Bangkok today.

US’ Lee leads day one of LPGA Malaysia

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 19:11

KUALA LUMPUR: United States’ Alison Lee got off to a fine start topping the leaderboard at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia today.