(Olympics) Rio sends off rocky yet rousing Games with tropical tribute

By Reuters - Monday, 22 August 2016.

RIO DE JANEIRO: A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America’s first Games.


4 athletes stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Games

By AP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 00:25

LAUSANNE: Eight years later, more athletes continue to be stripped of medals from the Beijing Olympics because of positive doping tests.

(Football) Sissoko in last-minute move from Newcastle

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 18:11

PARIS: French midfielder Moussa Sissoko, a standout at Euro 2016, left a national team training camp on Wednesday to finalise a last-minute transfer from Newcastle United, the French Football Federation said.

(Football) Ballotelli set for medical at Nice

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 18:03

NICE: Liverpool’s outcast Italian striker Mario Balotelli was to have a medical at French side Nice on Wednesday amid transfer deadline day talks between the clubs, l’Equipe newspaper reported.

Man City's Aguero may miss derby match vs Man United over elbow incident

By AP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 16:27

LONDON: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the derby match against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sept 10 after being charged with violent conduct on Tuesday for elbowing an opponent during a game.

Day to remember for Dataran Merdeka crowd cheering for Malaysian Olympians

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 15:49

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a National Day parade to remember for undergraduate Tam Ho Yan, 20, from Puchong as she joined thousands at the Dataran Merdeka to watch athletes who represented Malaysia in the recently-concluded Rio Olympic Games.

(Football) Chelsea's Remy joins Crystal Palace on loan

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 15:27

LONDONA: France international striker Loic Remy will spend the 2016-17 season on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, the two Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday.

After Rio scandal, Lochte to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars' reality show

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:58

WASHINGTON: US swimming star Ryan Lochte will look to turn the page after his drunken hijinks at the Rio Olympics cost him lucrative endorsements – by appearing on the reality TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”

(Football) Arsenal reinforce back-line with Valencia's Mustafi

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 13:38

LONDON: Arsenal have signed German international central defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, the London club said on Tuesday.

(Football) Inter announce 'Gabigol' deal

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 13:27

MILAN: Inter Milan confirmed on Tuesday the signing of exciting young Brazil striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa from Brazilian side Santos on a five-year deal.

From helicopter crash survivor to Paralympian: Yuhaizam aims for the stars

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:29

KUALA LUMPUR: From helicopter crash survivor to Paralympic archer, there can be few more courageous life stories than that of 45-year old Yuhaizam Yahaya.

(Football) Cashed-up Premier League leads record transfer spree

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:44

PARIS: The cashed-up English Premier League led a record-breaking raid by Europe’s top clubs before the transfer window slams shut Wednesday, with Arsenal alone paying more than 60 million euros for German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez.

(Football) Schweinsteiger clings to Man Utd dream

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:31

BERLIN: Bastian Schweinsteiger will wear the Germany jersey one last time on Wednesday, insisting he has not given up on his dream of playing for Manchester United despite Jose Mourinho’s snub.

Malaysia U-22 draw 0-0 with Bahrain

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 02:05

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia Under-22 (U-22) draw 0-0 with Bahrain U-22 in an international friendly match at Shah Alam Stadium tonight.

Sports can unite Malaysians: Olympians

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The strong support of people of various races for Olympians proves that sports can unite the people, said Datuk Lee Chong Wei.

Nur Dhabitah targets medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 23:21

(Football) Rooney to end England career after 2018 World Cup

By AFP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 21:51

BURTON-ON-TRENT: Wayne Rooney announced on Tuesday that the campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be his last as an England player.

(Football) Ex-Chelsea star Malouda returns to Indian Super League

By AFP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 19:29

NEW DELHI: Former Lyon and Chelsea star Florent Malouda has returned to the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) as the marquee player for the Delhi Dynamos team.

(Football) Moyes hunts for goalkeeper before window shuts

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 15:37

LONDON: Manager David Moyes is racing to recruit a goalkeeper before the summer transfer window closes on Wednesday after first-choice shot-stopper Vito Mannone was ruled out for at least three months with an elbow injury.

(Football) Allardyce open to selecting foreign-born players for England

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:55

ENGLAND manager Sam Allardyce is keen to the leave the door open for foreign-born players to enter the national team set-up and has told British media he would have no problem picking a player who qualified only through residency.

(Tennis) Djokovic into second round but new concerns over fitness

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:31

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic opened defence of his US Open title with a laboured 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 win over Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz on Monday that brought new concerns about the world number one’s fitness.

(Football) Ex-LA Dodgers owner McCourt set for Marseille takeover

By AFP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:50

MARSEILLE: American businessman Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, on Monday entered into exclusive discussions for the acquisition of Marseille football club.

(Football) Hart set for Torino medical: BBC

By AFP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 09:13

LONDON: England goalkeeper Joe Hart looks set to clinch a much-needed loan move from Manchester City before the transfer deadline as he is to undergo a medical at Serie A side Torino according to the BBC.

Messi comeback for Argentina on hold after injuring hamstring

By AP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 08:55

BARCELONA: Barcelona says that Lionel Messi has hurt his left hamstring and may not play in Argentina’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England

By AP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 08:46

LONDON: Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain but his midfield experiment with the national team is over, with the Manchester United veteran set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward under new coach Sam Allardyce.

(Formula One) Rosberg surprised by Hamilton podium

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 21:13

Spa-Francorchamps: A victorious Nico Rosberg had no idea where his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton had finished in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix until he studied the results after finishing the race.

Pendrive has 279 pages, give me time to go through, says Khairy

By AMIN MOKHTAR - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:14

PUTRAJAYA: Youths and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today said he needed some time to read through the content of the pendrive, given to him by Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

(Formula One) Rosberg wins but Hamilton fights back

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:57

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Nico Rosberg rekindled his world championship ambitions with victory in Sunday’s chaotic crash-hit Belgian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton staged an astonishing fightback to finish third.

(Football) Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad

By AP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:43

LONDON: Sam Allardyce dropped midfielder Ross Barkley on Sunday and called up uncapped winger Michail Antonio for his first England squad since taking charge after the team’s disappointing European Championship campaign.

(Football) Sabitzer strike rescues debutants RB Leipzig

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:35

BERLIN: After four promotions in seven seasons, RB Leipzig made an impressive Bundesliga debut on Sunday, twice coming from behind as Marcel Sabitzer’s equaliser sealed a 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim.