PARIS: Former Indian football chief Alberto Colaco has been banned for three years by world football governing body FIFA for taking a bribe.
LONDON: Tottenham were forced to apologise after their 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League was halted for around 10 minutes after a series of pitch invasions at White Hart Lane on Thursday.
MANU Ginobili scored 28 points as the San Antonio Spurs won without coach Gregg Popovich, rallying for a 106-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
SUBANG JAYA: “Powered by dreams”, Honda City overtook its competition to win the New Straits Times-Maybank Car Of The Year (COTY) 2014.
COLOMBO: A magnificent century by Moeen Ali (pic) proved in vain as England suffered a 25-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the first of seven one-day internationals on Wednesday.
AUSTRALIAN cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital yesterday, two days after being struck by a ball that led to a “catastrophic” injury which caused “massive” bleeding to his brain and ultimately proved fatal.
WITH Premier League leaders Chelsea on top form, Manchester City will be hoping their Champions League win over Bayern Munich boosts confidence and re-ignites their title defence when they visit high-flying Southampton on Sunday.
PARIS: The controversial ‘double points’ system in the final Formula One Grand Prix of the season will be abandoned next year, British magazine Autosport reported on Wednesday.
US MASTERS runner-up Jordan Spieth upstaged tournament drawcards Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott to grab a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Australian Open in Sydney yesterday.
MCLAREN’S first proper test with new engine partner Honda ended on Wednesday with the Formula One team completing only a handful of laps over two days in Abu Dhabi due to electrical problems.
MANILA: Tennis heads into a brave new era this weekend when the International Premier Tennis League debuts its fast-paced, TV-friendly format which is already making waves in the sport.
LONDON: Jonny Evans says Louis van Gaal’s training methods are not to blame for Manchester United’s painfully long injury-list.
LONDON: The England FA has charged Everton and West Ham for ‘failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’ following their game on Saturday.
UNDER-PRESSURE Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he always believed his side’s Champions League fate would come down to the last match at home to FC Basel and he has been proved right.
BASEL: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 71st Champions League goal as Real Madrid recorded a club record-equalling 15th consecutive win by beating FC Basel 1-0 in Switzerland in the Champions League on Wednesday.
DEFENDING champions Malaysia got off to a fine start on the opening day of the US$1 million (RM3.3 million) Axiata Cup following a 3-1 victory over Vietnam at the Britama Arena in Jakarta yesterday.
LEVERKUSEN: Monaco boosted their hopes of finishing as Champions League Group C winners with a 1-0 win at leaders Bayer Leverkusen, who progressed to the last 16 despite Wednesday’s defeat.
ARSENE Wenger celebrated Arsenal’s progress to the last 16 of the Champions League by taking a swipe at the critics inside and outside the Emirates Stadium.
MADRID: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his players for turning round a poor start to their Champions League campaign to qualify for the last 16 with a game to spare.
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