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(Soccer) Chile retain Copa with shootout win over Argentina

By Reuters - Monday, 27 June 2016.

EAST RUTHERFORD: Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world’s oldest continental soccer competition.

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(Football) I'm joining Manchester United - Ibrahimovic

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 23:34

Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Thursday that he is joining Manchester United, ending intense speculation about where the 34-year-old Swedish superstar forward will be playing next season.

(Football) Giggs 'set to leave' Manchester United

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 19:51

LONDON: Ryan Giggs has rejected an offer to stay at Manchester United and is ready to end his association with the club after 29 years, a British newspaper reported on Thursday.

(Tennis) Tomic told to apologise for 'retard' comment

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 19:04

LONDON: Controversial Australian Bernard Tomic was ordered to apologise on Thursday after he used the word “retard” in a Wimbledon press conference.

(Football) England could struggle to find a top manager - Dyke

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 16:45

LONDON: The Football Association (FA) might struggle to convince top managers to take the England job, chairman Greg Dyke has said.

Man City signs Australian Mooy

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 16:15

SYDNEY: Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy has signed a three-year deal with Manchester City, joining the English Premier League side from sister club Melbourne City.

(Cricket) Shastri in spat with Ganguly after India coaching snub

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 15:21

MUMBAI: Denied another stint as India’s head coach, Ravi Shastri has been embroiled in an ugly spat with former captain Sourav Ganguly, who was part of the panel which awarded the job to Anil Kumble last week.

(Euro 2016) France set for Iceland clash

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:36

PARIS: France coach Didier Deschamps is keeping his players out of the spotlight amid mounting expectations ahead of the Euro 2016 hosts’ quarter-final against Iceland on Sunday.

(Euro 2016) Rival golden generations of Wales, Belgium bid for glory

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:39

BORDEAUX: Wales are happy to cast themselves as underdogs in their Euro 2016 quarter-final against Belgium on Friday but such modesty belies their proven ability to bite hard.

(Euro 2016) Bergkamp to the rescue for misfiring Poland striker?

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:29

MARSEILLE: Misfiring Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik has turned to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp for assistance ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2016 quarter-final against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

(Euro 2016) Italy ready for German 'Everest': Florenzi

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:24

MARSEILLE: Beating world champions Germany to a semi-final place at Euro 2016 will be like scaling Everest, but a united Italy are ready to strap on the crampons, says Alessandro Florenzi.

Formula One: Rosberg seeks Austrian hat-trick

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 08:37

SPIELBERG: Nico Rosberg is out to confirm his renewed momentum in the title race by completing a hat-trick at one of his favourite circuits at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

MRU out to boost rugby development

By Fadhli Ishak - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 18:21

TAKING a page out of the football playbook, the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) are set to roll out a grassroots development initiative modeled after the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) and are also considering privatising their leagues in the mould of the Football Malaysia Limited Liabil

(Football) New foreign legion for Pahang

By T.N.Alagesh - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 18:03

KUANTAN: Afghanistan national team captain Faysal Shayesteh is set to become the first footballer from his country to play in the Malaysian League after agreeing to join Pahang for the second round of the Super League and Malaysia Cup, which kicks off on July 15.

(Football) Brazilian Hulk arrives in Shanghai for transfer talks

By AFP - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 14:21

SHANGHAI: Zenit St Petersburg’s Brazilian international Hulk arrived in Shanghai Wednesday for talks with Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Shanghai SIPG side, as the cash-flush Chinese Super League embarks on a new round of transfer spending.

Montella named as new AC Milan manager

By Reuters - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 13:02

AC Milan have appointed former Fiorentina and Sampdoria boss Vincenzo Montella as their new manager on a two-year contract, the Serie A club said on their website on Tuesday.

Tough love: Psychology of Argentina's Messi relationship

By AFP - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:10

BUENOS AIRES: Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation’s many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis.

(Euro 2016) Ronaldo-Lewandowski face off for semis slot

By AFP - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 09:40

MARSEILLE: Two of Europe’s most prolific marksmen go head-to-head as Robert Lewandowski aims to end Cristiano Ronaldo’s dreams of landing an international trophy when Poland meet Portugal in a Euro 2016 quarter-final clash on Thursday.

Broken mirrors to X-ray plates: Olympic gold not what it seems

By Reuters - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 09:05

RIO DE JANEIRO: Ask athletes what goes into Olympic gold medals, and they will likely say sweat and years of training. For Brazil’s National Mint the answer is simpler: recycled silver.

(Football) Liverpool signs Southampton's striker Mane

By AFP - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 21:03

LONDON: Senegal striker Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton on a “long-term contract” for an undisclosed fee, the Anfield club announced Tuesday.

Sevilla confirms Sampaoli as Emery's replacement

By Reuters - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 16:07

MADRID: Sevilla have appointed Jorge Sampaoli as their new manager after the Spanish side confirmed that the former Chile coach has agreed a two-year deal with the Europa League champions to replace Unai Emery.

(Euro 2016) Spain have bright future despite Euro defeat - Del Bosque

By Reuters - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:21

PARIS: Holders Spain may have been inferior in a 2-0 defeat by Italy in the last 16 at Euro 2016 on Monday but their exit did not mark the end of an era and they have a bright future, said coach Vicente Del Bosque

(Euro 2016) England's defeat by Iceland a perfectly logical result

By Reuters - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 09:16

NICE: England’s 2-1 defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016 may have looked like one of the worst reverses in their history yet in many was it was a perfectly logical result.

(Euro 2016) Iceland celebrates biggest victory with win over England

By AP - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 09:09

NICE: Aron Gunnarsson, every inch the bearded Viking, ran shirtless toward the Iceland fans and led them in their victory chants.

(Euro) Italy avenged, dropping Spain out of Euro 2016 with 2-0

By AFP - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 02:21

Paris: Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle scored the goals as Italy exacted revenge for their Euro 2012 final hammering by dumping Spain out of Euro 2016 with a deserved 2-0 last 16 win in Paris on Monday.

(Football) Messi retires as Chile stun Argentina in Copa America

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:02

EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to defeat against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final.

France, Germany and Belgium reach Euro 2016 quarterfinals

By AP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:11

PARIS: France, Germany and Belgium sealed their places in the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Sunday as three of the pre-tournament favourites lived up to their promise.

(Euro 2016) Germany's Boateng confident of being fit for quarter-final

By Reuters - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:50

LILLE: Germany defender Jerome Boateng, who scored in their win over Slovakia on Sunday, said his calf injury was improving and he was confident of being fit for the quarter-final with holders Spain or Italy.

(Euro 2016) Hungary bow out with heads high, looking to future

By Reuters - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:40

TOULOUSE: Hungary may have been trounced by Belgium in Toulouse on Sunday, but as the Magyars bow out of Euro 2016, they can look forward to a brighter future, coach Bernd Storck said.

(Euro) Germany enters quarter-finals, defeating Slovakia 3-0

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 02:31

Lille: Jerome Boateng scored his first international goal to set Germany on their way to a 3-0 win against Slovakia at Euro 2016 on Sunday as the world champions cruised into the quarter-finals.

(Euro) France beat Ireland 2-1 to make final eight

By Reuters - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:27

LYON: Hosts France came from behind to beat 10-man Ireland 2-1 and reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after a tactical switch freed forward Antoine Griezmann to score two second-half goals at Parc OL on Sunday.