Messi Sr plays down Barca exit

Friday, 21 November 2014.

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi’s father Jorge has sought to play down comments his son made this week which suggested the four-times World Player of the Year could consider leaving Barcelona.


V Shem’s wish

By Fabian Peter - Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 15:50

DESPITE being ruled out of the Axiata Cup, Goh V Shem is hoping Malaysia will retain the title.

Hamilton on top

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

LEWIS Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg yesterday with the fastest lap in practice for Formula One’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Stevens makes debut in Abu Dhabi

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

THE last race of the 2014 Formula One season will be a first for Will Stevens but the Briton showed no qualms about being thrown in at the deep, and slow, end with stricken Caterham on Thursday.

Pakistan salvage draw after Taylor’s century

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

DUBAI: Pakistan salvaged a draw in the second Test after New Zealand set a challenging target of 261 off 72 overs on the back of a brilliant hundred from Ross Taylor in Dubai yesterday.

Super Smith

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

STEVE Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international yesterday.

Samoa’s age old problem rears its ugly head again

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

IT’S a real pity that off field problems are again affecting the very people the sport cannot do without — the players — but considering that nothing positive was heard out of Samoa when it faced a similar situation after the 2011 World Cup, no one should be too surprised.

Wright takes outright lead

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

UNHERALDED Queenslander Michael Wright broke clear of a logjam atop the Australian Masters leaderboard to take a two-shot lead after the second round yesterday, while double defending champion Adam Scott battled hard to keep in touch.

Bayern prepared for life without Lahm

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

BERLIN: Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich need to adjust to life without captain Philipp Lahm when they host Hoffenheim today ahead of next week’s Champions League match at Manchester City.

Clippers subdue Heat

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

MIAMI: Blake Griffin and Chris Paul found themselves all alone on a fast break late in the third quarter, no Miami Heat player even remotely close to them.

Milan test for Mancini

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

MILAN: The first Milan derby of the season provides Roberto Mancini with his first test on his return to Inter while Lazio host leaders Juventus looking for the win that could boost the title chances of city rivals Roma.

Real to rule on

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

REAL Madrid’s superstars, flying high at the top of La Liga, enter the land of Spanish football’s little people today when they take on humble Eibar in the Basque country.

Kimi to play it cool with Alonso

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

KIMI Raikkonen saw fun times ahead after Ferrari ended months of waiting and confirmed that Sebastian Vettel would replace Fernando Alonso at the Formula One team next season.

Get ready for an earful!

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:05

JOSE Mourinho will discover whether his decision to criticise the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge has had the desired effect when his Chelsea side face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League today.

Whelan sorry for comments

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

LONDON: Dave Whelan, owner of Championship club Wigan Athletic, has apologised after being accused of anti-Semitism and condoning racism for referring to Chinese as “chinks” and saying Jewish people “chase money.”

Sheffield cut ties with Evans

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

LONDON: Sheffield United have withdrawn their controversial offer to let convicted rapist Ched Evans (pic) train with the League One club.

Van Gaal relaxed ahead of Welbeck reunion

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

LONDON:Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has no regrets about selling Danny Welbeck to Arsenal, he said as the England striker prepares to face his former club today.

Gunners to shoot down Devils

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

ARSENAL striker Danny Welbeck’s reunion with former club Manchester United supplies one of the sub-plots as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break.

KLHC closer to title

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

DOUBLE champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) demolished Maybank 5-1 to tighten their grip on the Malaysia Hockey League Premier Division League title.

Jing Yi crashes

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

TEE Jing Yi’s impressive run at the Hong Kong Open came to an end at the hands of world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the quarter-finals yesterday.

Delia to face Rachael in final

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

DELIA Arnold is on course to clinch the IJM Land Penang Women’s Open title after qualifying for the final at the Nicol David International Squash Centre in Bukit Dumbar yesterday.