SUZUKA:The Formula One establishment is nervously watching to see how Max Verstappen – too young to drive a car on his home Dutch roads – handles a 300 kilometres an hour beast on the legendary Suzuka track on Friday.
BASEL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to be downbeat about his side’s Champions League prospects despite a poor performance in Basel yesterday and with Real Madrid to come next.
BEIJING: Novak Djokovic continued his 100 per cent record at the China Open yesterday overcoming late resistance from Vasek Pospisil to win 6-3, 7-5, while Petra Kvitova powered through her women’s singles match.
LEWIS Hamilton wants a first Japanese Grand Prix victory on the demanding Suzuka track this weekend to complete a hat-trick of wins and pull away from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ championship.
LONDON: Manchester United have been dealt another injury blow after it was confirmed midfielder Ander Herrera suffered a fractured rib in the weekend win over West Ham.
LONDON: Alan Pardew has admitted he is lucky not to have been sacked by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley — but will continue to fight for his future by axing senior players at Swansea.
KEI Nishikori thrilled his home fans as the US Open finalist posted a 6-3, 6-4 opening victory over Ivan Dodig yesterday to reach the second round of the Japan Open.
BALTIMORE: Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.
LONDON: Olivier Giroud’s new contract with Arsenal is ‘done’, according to manager Arsene Wenger.
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal are through to their first Asian Champions League (ACL) final, despite losing the away leg of their last-four encounter against Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates 2-1 on Tuesday.
EVERTON winger Aiden McGeady’s experience of Russian football gives him reason to be confident as the Toffees travel to face FC Krasnodar in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
LIVERPOOL striker Daniel Sturridge won’t be fit to play in England’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia next week, according to his club manager Brendan Rodgers.
MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his side need to sharpen up their act after they were held 1-1 by Roma in their second Champions League Group E game.
LISBON: Jose Mourinho enjoyed a happy return to his native city of Lisbon on Tuesday as Chelsea defeated Sporting Lisbon 1-0 in Champions League Group G action at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
BARCELONA coach Luis Enrique refused to point the finger at his defence after the Catalans went down 3-2 to Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League Group F on Tuesday.
THE proposal to disband the Young Tigers A, B and C squads has caused friction in the FA of Malaysia (FAM).
SINGAPORE: Singapore swimming star Joseph Schooling is facing an investigation over an allegedly boozy night out at the Asian Games which ended in the early hours.
JAPANESE swimmer Naoya Tomita remains in South Korea despite being cleared to return home after paying a fine for stealing a camera at the Asian Games.
CELEBRATED Indian women’s boxer Mary Kom won her first Asian Games gold yesterday but a teammate sensationally refused to accept her bronze medal in a row over judging standards.
A CHANGE in roles in the men’s singles department looks almost certain with the arrival of China’s junior coach He Guo Quan on Tuesday.
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