TOKYO: The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium blamed the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking back at claims that it was because of the design.
MONTEVIDEO: Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has been suspended for two matches over his flare-up with Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara at the Copa America, the South American Football Confederation announced.
WELLINGTON: A major study of rugby union players points to a potential link between frequent concussion and brain function, the project’s lead researcher said Tuesday.
NEW YORK: Queens Park Rangers winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is to be reunited with his brother Bradley after signing for Major League Soccer outfit the New York Red Bulls, the club announced on Monday.
LONDON: Stoke City have signed former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay on a free transfer, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday.
MONTREAL: Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba joined Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact on Monday, the Ivory Coast striker signing with the Canadian club after a rights transfer from the Chicago Fire.
KUALA LUMPUR: Several sections of roads in the city will be closed for traffic during the inaugural KL City Grand Prix race from Aug 7 to 9, from 6am to 6pm.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is not in a hurry to find a replacement for national mixed doubles coach Tan Kim Her who announced his resignation yesterday.
NEW YORK: David Villa scored twice to help ensure new team-mate Andrea Pirlo launched his Major League Soccer career in style with New York City FC’s 5-3 victory over Orlando.
ROME: Montenegrin international striker Stevan Jovetic’s injury-plagued spell at English side Manchester City is set to come to an end as he is to join Serie A outfit Inter Milan, the buying club announced on its’ Twitter account on Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA: Andres Guardado became the first player to score in three Gold Cup finals and Mexico also capitalised on two defensive blunders Sunday to defeat Jamaica 3-1 and hoist a record seventh trophy.
LONDON: Manchester United on Sunday confirmed the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal.
LONDON: Arsenal stepped up their impressive preparations for the new season by winning the Emirates Cup for the first time since 2010 as Theo Walcott’s strike clinched a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg on Sunday.
LONDON: Villarreal piled on the pain for Lyon with a 2-0 victory that kept alive the Spanish club’s hopes of winning the Emirates Cup on Sunday.
SANTA CLARA: The future of unsettled Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria was thrown into doubt here Saturday after it emerged the Argentine international had failed to join up with the club’s US tour as scheduled.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia: Relief for Germany. Apprehension for Spain, Italy, France, and the Netherlands. And England resuming international football’s oldest rivalry with Scotland.
PHILADELPHIA: Reserve goalkeeper Luis Mejia denied the last three US shooters and suspension-weakened Panama edged the United States 3-2 on penalties Saturday to claim third place in the Gold Cup.
CHARLOTTE: Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made the difference Sunday, making two shoot-out saves and firing home the winner as the Blues downed Paris Saint Germain on penalties in an International Champions Cup friendly.
MENDOZA: Australia set up a Rugby Championship title decider with New Zealand next month after two late tries completed a 34-9 triumph over Argentina in Mendoza Saturday.
KOTA BARU: Kelantan failed to take home advantage after settling for a draw against bottom club Sime Darby FC in the only fixture for the Super League last night at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium here.
SANTA CLARA, California: Wayne Rooney raised both arms in delight after his early goal and Manchester United had many more moments to celebrate in an impressive victory over Champions League winner Barcelona.
LONDON: Arsenal made a stylish start to their Emirates Cup campaign as four goals in nine minutes inspired a scintillating 6-0 rout of Lyon on Saturday.
ST PETERSBURG: European qualifying competition draw for 2018 World Cup in Russia.
KUALA LUMPUR: Two national shuttlers have advanced to the final of the 2015 Russian Open Gold GP Badminton Championship.
JAKARTA: Five players from Italian club AS Roma will miss Saturday’s friendly match in Jakarta after they were refused entry to Indonesia and forced to fly home.
STAMFORD: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.
It’s one of rugby’s great rivalries and playing this Rugby Championship match at Ellis Park makes it all the more exciting.
KUALA LUMPUR: National football head coach, Dollah Salled praised his young charges for putting up a sizzling performance against English Premier League (EPL) side, Liverpool FC in an international friendly match at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, here, tonight.
LONDON: Usain Bolt insists he is still king of the sprinters after returning from injury with back-to-back 100m times of 9.87sec at the London Diamond League meeting.
MELBOURNE: Cristiano Ronaldo was at his dazzling best as Real Madrid proved a different class to Manchester City winning 4-1 before a record crowd in the International Champions Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
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