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Totti facing fan boycott on what could be final derby

By AFP - Friday, 1 April 2016.

MILAN: Roma icon Francesco Totti faces the ignominy of playing possibly his final derby in a virtually empty stadium following a call by fans to boycott Sunday’s fixture against Lazio.

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Neymar open to 'dream' PSG move but would cost US$220mil

By AFP - Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 09:22

PARIS: Brazilian superstar Neymar could join Paris Saint Germain, if the French giants pay his huge 193 million euros (US$220 million) get out clause, his agent said Monday.

Police probe Vardy baby Twitter threats

By AFP - Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 09:12

LONDON: Police are looking into sexual threats made on Twitter against the one-year-old daughter of Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy.

Higuain set for four-game ban

By AFP - Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 09:04

MILAN: Gonzalo Higuain will pay for a moment of madness during Napoli’s title-crushing 3-1 defeat to Udinese by serving a four-game Serie A ban, a report in Italy claimed on Monday.

Long distance travelled since last meeting for Paris Saint-Germain, Man City

By AFP - Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 09:00

PARIS: When nouveaux riches Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City meet at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday, they will do so as two of the ogres of the modern game.

Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

By AFP - Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 08:59

BARCELONA: The family of Lionel Messi denied on Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.

Bayern wary of a slip-up against 'dangerous' Benfica

By AFP - Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 08:50

BERLIN: Bayern Munich are eager to avoid suffering another Champions League slip-up to Portuguese opposition in the quarter-finals when they host Benfica on Tuesday in the first leg.

Atletico tougher than Real Madrid, warns Pique

By AFP - Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 08:45

BARCELONA: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes Atletico Madrid pose an even greater threat to his side than Real Madrid, who ended Barca’s 39-game unbeaten run in El Clasico on Saturday.

New Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2016 logo launched

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 22:06

SUBANG: Celcom Axiata Bhd launched the official logo of one of badminton's most anticipated tournaments, the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2016, with a blast here today.

Sonny Bill Williams to rejoin Toulon

By AFP - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 20:48

PARIS: The much travelled cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams is set for a return to Top 14 big guns Toulon according to reports Monday in L’Equipe.

Chelsea appoints Antonio Conte as new coach

By Reuters - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 20:18

LONDON: Italian Antonio Conte was named as Chelsea’s new head coach with a three-year contract, the outgoing Premier League champions announced on Monday.

(MotoGP) Khairul Idham's family proud their 'kampung racer' a success on world stage

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 15:11

KAMPUNG GAJAH: His father has encouraged him to join motorcycle races to stop him from being involved in illegal ones.

Malaysians flood social media to express pride over Khairul Idham's historic MotoGP win

By NSTOnline - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 14:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians from all walks of life came together to celebrate the victory of Khairul Idham Pawi, who made history by becoming the first Malaysian to win a MotoGP World Championship race.

Adam does Malaysia proud with 'never say die' attitude (Video)

By MAZIZUL DANI - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 14:12

KUALA LUMPUR: 'Never give up, never surrender'.

PM, Zahid congratulate Khairul Idham on victory

By Bernama - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 14:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Khairul Idham Pawi’s feat at the at the MotoGP World Championship, Argentina Motorcycle Grand Prix yesterday did not go unnoticed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Leicester extend lead as United close on Champions League place

By AFP - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:37

LONDON: Premier League leaders Leicester City went seven points clear at the top of the table after skipper Wes Morgan scored in a 1-0 win at home to Southampton on Sunday as Manchester United beat Everton by the same scoreline to maintain their bid for a top-four finish.

52 gold target for Sukma by Terengganu

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:36

HULU TERENGGANU: Cycling, athletics and archery will lead Terengganu’s charge to bag 52 gold medals at the 18th Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Sarawak on July 22-31.

West Indies board slam Sammy's 'inappropriate' remarks

By AFP - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:27

KOLKATA: The bitter divisions in Caribbean cricket were laid bare Sunday as the West Indies board publicly reprimanded captain Darren Sammy just hours after his team’s stunning victory in the World T20 over England.

Brilliant Brathwaite leads Windies to stunning World T20 title

By AFP - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:24

KOLKATA: Carlos Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes in the last over as the West Indies stunned England to lift the World Twenty20 title in Kolkata on Sunday.

Djokovic moves past legends with historic Miami win

By AFP - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 08:55

MIAMI: World number one Novak Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer as the highest-earning player in ATP Tour history on Sunday after capturing a third consecutive Miami Open crown with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

Hafizh stays in the points in Argentina

By Fadhli Ishak - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 08:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah continued to put valuable points in the bag after notching a respectable sixth in Moto2 at the Argentina Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

Marquez spoils Rossi anniversary party in Argentina

By AFP - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 07:59

TERMAS DE RIO HONDO: World champion Marc Marquez spoilt Valentino Rossi’s anniversary celebrations with success from pole in the Grand Prix of Argentina on Sunday.

Barca seek Clasico tonic in Champions League

By AFP - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 07:51

PARIS: Holders Barcelona will seek to overcome their defeat in El Clasico when they host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in an all-Spanish Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Camp Nou.

Khairul Idham makes history as first Msian to win MotoGP World Championship race

By Fadhli Ishak - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 01:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Rookie Khairul Idham Pawi created history by becoming the first ever Malaysian to emerge victorious in the MotoGP World Championship after winning the Moto3 race at the Argentina Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

Zulfahmi finishes eighth at Aragon

By Fadhli Ishak - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 01:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Zulfahmi Khairuddin did well to battle his way to an eighth place finish in the Supersport class at the Aragon round of the FIM Superbike World Championships (WSBK) today.

Rugby: Angels down Conlay for maiden Super League title

By Fadhli Ishak - Monday, April 4, 2016 - 00:30

BANGI: Serdang Angels won their first ever Super League title with a close 16-13 win over defending champions Keris Conlay in the final at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia campus here today.

National coach disappointed with performances of youth swimmers

By AJITPAL SINGH - Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 21:30

THE future looks bleak for swimming in Malaysia as none of the upcoming swimmers in the National Age Group Championships, which ended today, managed to impress national coach Paul Birmingham.

Alexander, Vodickova win Putrajaya Ironman 70.3 titles

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 19:43

PUTRAJAYA: Two-time Half Ironman world champion Craig Alexander won the Putrajaya Ironman 70.3 men's title on Sunday while Radka Vodickova claimed the women's crown for a second time.

Khairul fourth fastest in Argentina qualifying

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 15:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Rookie Khairul Idham Pawi notched an impressive fourth fastest time in qualifying at the Argentina Motorcycle Grand Prix this morning but was left to rue a penalty he had incurred earlier in free practice.

Buoyant blue half of Manchester

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 14:36

“SHEIKH Mansour went to Spain, in a Lamborghini, brought us back a manager, Manuel Pellegrini...” Don’t ever dream of going to the Etihad Stadium claiming to be a Manchester City fan if you don’t know this chant by heart.

Arsenal not giving up on title, says Wenger

By AFP - Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 10:38

LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vowed that his side will not give up on the Premier League title after closing the gap on leaders Leicester City to eight points.