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(Football) Milan readies for glitzy, all-Spanish Champions League final

By AFP - Saturday, 28 May 2016.

MILAN: Milan’s San Siro stadium is preparing for a glitzy all-Spanish final of the Champions League final on Saturday as fans of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid packed the city in glorious summer sunshine.

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(Badminton) Kien Keat-Boon Heong target World C'ships

By Fabian Peter - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 19:34

KOO Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong have set their sights on a new goal, and that is to qualify for the BWF World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland next year.

'I don't know what I sign', Messi told judge in fraud case

By AFP - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 18:00

BARCELONA: Argentina star Lionel Messi, who is due to go on trial in Barcelona for alleged tax fraud, told a judge that he never looks at the contracts he signs, the El Periodico daily said Monday.

(Motor racing) Rossi's F1 dream on hold after Indy 500 win

By Reuters - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:00

INDIANAPOLIS: Only three men have ever won both the Indianapolis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix and Alexander Rossi is halfway to becoming the fourth after the rookie scored an unlikely win at the Brickyard on Sunday.

(Football) Terry backs Mourinho to be United success

By AFP - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 09:45

LONDON: Chelsea captain John Terry believes his former manager Jose Mourinho will lead Manchester United back to the top.

(Motorsports) Tough for Zulfahmi at Donington

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 21:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Zulfahmi Khairuddin struggled to make an impact at the United Kingdom round of the Supersport World Championship, finishing far from the points in the race at Donington today.

(Football) Zidane hails Real deal as Simeone ponders future

By AFP - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 08:44

MILAN: Zinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid as the “club of my life” after a dramatic Champions League penalty shoot-out victory over Atletico Madrid that left Diego Simeone pondering his future.

Nigerian-Malaysian teen making waves on local cycling scene

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 08:23

KUALA LUMPUR: He arrived on the scene to mysterious glances, his curled locks and features had already set Mohd Azim Ibrahim apart from the rest of the young cyclists bidding to make a career in the sport.

Investments in sports will not go wrong assures Khairy

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 23:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has urged more private companies to come forward and support SportsExcel’s vision for talent development.

(Football) Harimau Malaysia "fangless" against Myanmar

By BERNAMABERNAMA - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:31

KUALA LUMPUR: The Harimau Malaysia (national football squad) were “fangless” in their Class A international friendly match against Myanmar at the Thuwunna Youth Training Centre Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar today.

(Formula One) Ricciardo secures maiden pole for Monaco GP

By AFP - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:11

MONTE CARLO: Daniel Ricciardo secured his maiden pole position for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix with a stunning fastest lap for Red Bull in an incident-filled qualifying session on Saturday.

(Tennis) No Nadal but Djokovic back in action

By AFP - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 13:48

PARIS: Top seed Novak Djokovic resumes his quest for tennis glory at Roland Garros on Saturday with the job on the hand made all the easier by the bombshell withdrawal of Rafael Nadal.

(NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto Raptors to reach NBA finals

By AFP - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 12:16

NEW YORK: LeBron James scored 33 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers booked their place in the NBA finals with a 113-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday.

(Football) Messi scare as Argentina down Honduras

By AFP - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:25

SAN JUAN: Lionel Messi was taken to hospital after suffering an injury scare on Friday as Argentina defeated Honduras 1-0 in their only warm-up game before next month’s Copa America Centenario in the United States.

Malaysia look to return to winning ways against Myanmar

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 21:32

KUALA LUMPUR: National coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee is looking to end a run of four matches without a win when Malaysia face Myanmar in a friendly international in Yangon on Saturday.

Mourinho-Guardiola rivalry set to rekindle in England

By AP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 19:24

MADRID: The rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is about to be renewed.

(Football) Manchester United make Mourinho official

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 16:48

MANCHESTER: Manchester United on Friday officially named Jose Mourinho as their new manager in place of the sacked Louis van Gaal.

Lukaku eyes move away from Everton to 'win titles'

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:45

LONDON: Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku said he is looking for a move away from Everton to increase his chances of winning trophies.

Messi to give tax fraud testimony on June 2

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:35

BARCELONA: Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi will give evidence along with his father for allegedly defrauding Spain’s tax office of over four million euros (US$4.5 million) in unpaid taxes on June 2, a court source confirmed on Thursday.

Five classic Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid derbies

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:12

MADRID: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid clash in the Champions League final for the second time in three years in Milan on Saturday.

Bale finally at home with Real stardom

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 08:59

MADRID: On the eve of his second Champions League final since joining Real Madrid, Welsh star Gareth Bale admitted he is more at home with the fame and demands at the world’s richest club.

Promotion about pride not cash says Bruce

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 08:53

LONDON: Steve Bruce insists Hull City will be motivated by glory rather than greed when they face Sheffield Wednesday for the lucrative prize of promotion to the Premier League in Saturday’s Championship play-off final.

(Football) Safiq Rahim ruled out of Msia friendly against Myanmar

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 19:39

PETALING JAYA: Captain Safiq Rahim has been ruled out of Malaysia's friendly international against Myanmar in Yangon on Saturday and is also an injury doubt for the Asian Cup qualifiers against Timor Leste in early June.

Leicester's Kante set for international stardom at Euro 16

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:38

PARIS: From rejection for being too small and too timid, N’Golo Kante has become a hot property who will be one of the most watched players at the European Championship finals.

Benitez takes full control over football matters at Newcastle

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:30

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE: Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has been assured full control of football-related decisions by the club’s hierarchy as he aims for the side’s immediate return to the Premier League.

Bayern hint Goetze not first choice under Ancelotti

By Reuters - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 15:33

BERLIN: Bayern Munich on Thursday suggested attacking midfielder Mario Goetze’s playing future at the German champions may remain on the bench, even though he showed his desire to earn a starting spot after turning down a possible move away.

Atletico seek final step to rewrite Madrid derby history

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:51

MADRID: In the dying moments of Diego Simeone’s second Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid coach, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: “Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby.”

Rashford faces Euro audition as decision time looms

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 09:59

SUNDERLAND: England manager Roy Hodgson has challenged Marcus Rashford to make his life difficult when the Manchester United sensation auditions for a Euro 2016 place in Friday’s friendly against Australia.

Tennis: Djokovic wary of 'shark' attack at French Open

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 09:15

PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic will go ‘shark’ hunting at the French Open on Thursday as he looks to seal a place in the last 32.

Al Jufferi, Pandelela are sportsman, sportswoman of the year

By Fadhli Ishak - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 01:02

PUTRAJAYA: Mohd Al Jufferi Jamari entered the history books as the first ever pencak silat exponent to win Sportsman of the Year as diver Pandelela Rinong took the women's title for a third time at the 2015 National Sports Awards ceremony here tonight.

(AFC Cup) Kaya is toast after 7-2 defeat to JDT

By DEVINDER SINGH - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 23:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim strolled into the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup after hammering Kaya of the Philippines 7-2 in a second round match at the Larkin Stadium on Wednesday.