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Athletics: Nauraj now second in world ranking

By Bernama - Friday, 29 April 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The jump of 2.29 metres at the 78th Singapore Open Championship at the National Stadium, Singapore has placed national high-jumper Nauraj Singh in second place in world ranking.

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Pellegrini wants Sterling to finish debut season on a high

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 08:25

SOUTHAMPTON: Manuel Pellegrini has challenged Raheem Sterling to end his first season with Manchester City on a high as the Champions League semi-finalists travel to Southampton on Sunday.

Khairy won't interfere, trusts Frost' evaluation

By Bernama - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 22:12

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin does not want to interfere in the selection of players for the Malaysian Thomas Cup squad and has confidence in the evaluation by the technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen.

Massaro, Sherbini to contest World Championship final

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 21:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Laura Massaro and Nour El Sherbini set up a repeat of the 2013 world title match after both reached the Naza Women's World Squash Championship final in Bukit Jalil on Friday.

Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

By AP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 18:24

LAUSANNE: Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA over a US$2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.

Dortmund's Hummels wants a move to rivals Bayern Munich

By Reuters - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 15:39

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund centre back Mats Hummels has told his club that he wants to join Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after the season ends.

Vardy absence won't stop Leicester title coronation, says Simpson

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:06

LONDON: Leicester City defender Danny Simpson insists the prolonged absence of star striker Jamie Vardy won’t stop the Premier League leaders clinching the most incredible title triumph in English football history at Manchester United on Sunday.

Bayern poised to make history despite Atletico distraction

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:54

BERLIN: Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich can become the first club to win a fourth consecutive Bundesliga title by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, amidst the distraction of their Champions League semi-final.

Tottenham's Alli banned for rest of the season

By Reuters - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:34

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will miss the rest of the season after he was give a three-match ban for violent conduct by the Football Association on Thursday.

Liverpool told to pay Burnley £6.5m for Ings

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:14

LONDON: Liverpool have been ordered to pay English second-tier club Burnley £6.5 million (US$9.5 million) for striker Danny Ings following a tribunal on Thursday.

Gameiro penalty gives Sevilla edge against Shakhtar

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:58

LVIV: Holders Sevilla remain on course to reach yet another Europa League final after escaping from Ukraine with a 2-2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in their semi-final first leg on Thursday.

Villarreal strike late to dent Liverpool Europa hopes

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:45

VILAREAL: Adrian Lopez’s stoppage-time winner put Villarreal on the verge of reaching their first ever Cup final with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

Nicol David makes early exit from World Championship

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 23:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Nour El Sherbini interrupted Nicol David's quest for a ninth world crown after winning their quarter-final tie 11-7, 10-12, 11-7, 11-5 at the Naza Women's World Squash Championship in Bukit Jalil today.

Drunk Liverpool fans force emergency flight landing

By AFP - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 20:26

LIMOGES: A flight from Liverpool to Alicante was forced to land in France on Thursday after two drunken British nationals began fighting on board.

Chong Wei checks into Badminton Asia Championships q-finals

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 19:00

LEE Chong Wei checked into the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships today following a 23-21, 21-12 win over Hong Kong's Vincent Wong in the second round.

World's press flock to cover Leicester fairytale

By AFP - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:14

LONDON: A sweep of the press room before Leicester City’s recent victory over Swansea City confirmed the extent to which their pursuit of Premier League glory has captivated global audiences.

Klopp seeks brave Liverpool against Villarreal

By AFP - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:08

VILLARREAL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called for bravery from his players if they are to overcome Villarreal to reach the Europa League final and maintain their hopes of Champions League football next season.

Alibaba on verge of leading Chinese takeover of AC Milan

By AFP - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:00

ROME: Online retail giant Alibaba is on the verge of leading a Chinese takeover of AC Milan from disgraced former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, Italian media reported Wednesday.

Atletico hero Saul delights in 'most beautiful goal'

By Reuters - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:44

MADRID: Saul Niguez announced himself as one of Europe’s most promising midfielders by scoring a stunning individual goal to edge Atletico Madrid a step closer to their second Champions League final in three years.

Chong Wei clears Badminton Asia Championships first round

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 22:43

LEE Chong Wei got off to a great start at the Badminton Asia Championships today with a convincing 21-16, 21-14 win over China's Wang Zhengming.

(Squash) Nicol David edges a step closer to ninth world title

By DEVINDER SINGH - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 20:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David took a step closer to a ninth world title after advancing to the quarter-finals of the Naza Women's World Squash Championship in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.

South Korea reveals long-sleeved athlete clothing for Rio

By AP - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 17:42

SEOUL: South Korea’s Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled long-sleeved shirts and pants it says will help protect the country’s Olympic athletes from the mosquito-borne Zika virus at this year’s games in Rio de Janeiro.

Indonesian officials meet FIFA chief over crisis

By AFP - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:34

JAKARTA: Indonesian officials have met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Zurich in a bid to end the crisis engulfing football in the Southeast Asian nation.

Olympic forecast: US to top medal table; China, Russia next

By AP - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:04

RIO DE JANEIRO: If the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were held today, the United States would win the most medals — and the most golds. And American swimmer Michael Phelps would collect five more gold medals and a bronze, bringing his overall total to 28 with a career gold-medal haul of 23.

Liverpool unites for Hillsborough tribute

By AFP - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:36

LONDON: Thousands of sympathisers were expected to pay an emotional tribute to the Hillsborough disaster victims on Wednesday after a landmark inquest found that 96 Liverpool football fans were unlawfully killed.

No Ronaldo, no goals as Man City, Real Madrid draw

By AFP - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 08:35

MANCHESTER: Champions League top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was a frustrated spectator as his Real Madrid side played out a slow-burning 0-0 draw at Manchester City in Tuesday’s semi-final first leg.

(Motorsports) Malaysia's Adam Khalid chases F1 dream

By NST - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 00:11

THE inaugural F4 Southeast Asia championship (F4SEA) will help aspiring drivers make it to Formula One.

(Motorsports) Jazeman makes history as first Asian to finish on podium at Blancpain Endurance Series

By Fadhli Ishak - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 22:57

KUALA LUMPUR: Jazeman Jaafar made a historic debut in the Blancpain Endurance Series as he became the first Asian to stand on the podium in the competition after coming in second at the Monza Circuit in Italy recently.

(Squash) Nicol survives Grinham scare in Women's World Championship defence

By DEVINDER SINGH - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 20:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David survived a scare against former world champion Rachael Grinham to get her title defence at the Naza Women's World Championship underway in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday.

ICC blasts Windies for World T20 outburst over pay

By Reuters - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 12:26

MELBOURNE: The International Cricket Council has criticised West Indies for using their victory speech at the World Twenty20 tournament to complain about their cricket board after a long drawn-out pay dispute.

Atletico get chance for revenge against Bayern 42 years on

By Reuters - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:06

BARCELONA: Bayern Munich destroyed Atletico Madrid’s dreams of winning the European Cup in 1974 and are out to wreck their hopes of reaching a second Champions League final in three years when they visit the Spanish capital for the semi-final first leg.