Benitez seeks first Madrid win on Bernabeu bow

Friday, 28 August 2015.

MADRID: Real Madrid will be looking to put a disappointing start to Rafael Benitez’s reign in charge behind them when Real Betis visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.


Liu wins world 20km walk title for China

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:58

BEIJING: World record holder Liu Hong won the women’s 20 kilometres walk on Friday to give hosts China a first gold medal of the world championships.

Leverkusen out to keep Bayern off top spot

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:11

BERLIN: Bayer Leverkusen head to Bayern Munich on Saturday planning to keep the Bavarians from the top of the Bundesliga table, but resigned to losing South Korea striker Son Heung-Min.

Pogba doubts as Juve face scudetto rivals Roma

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:45

MILAN: Misfiring Paul Pogba could start on the bench while new defender Alex Sandro could make his debut as Juventus travel to Roma in the first big clash of the fledgling Serie A season on Sunday.

RugbyU: Folau wins top Australian player award

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:20

SYDNEY: Fullback Israel Folau has been named Australia’s best player by his peers, winning the prestigious John Eales Medal for the second year running.

Champions League draw smiles on Barca, Man Utd

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:29

MONACO: Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favourable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday.

Bolt beats Gatlin for 4th world 200m gold (with video)

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:20

BEIJING: Usain Bolt delivered Justin Gatlin a second knockout blow in five days to win his fourth straight 200 metres world title on Thursday and prove that when it comes to major championship sprinting, he simply has no peer.

Duo Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying reaches quarter-finals

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 21:14

KUALA LUMPUR - CHAN Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying extended their fine run at the Vietnam Open GP by reaching the quarter-finals today.

Kind Malaysia Cup draws for JDT, Pahang

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 15:27

PETALING JAYA: Pahang received a kind draw in their bid to complete a hat-trick of Malaysia Cup titles when the tournament kicks off on Sept 11.

Everton to reject Stones transfer request

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 15:23

LONDON: Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that defender John Stones had handed in a formal transfer request and added the club would reject it on Thursday.

Bangladesh hoping Australia will only score 3 goals

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 15:17

DHAKA: Bangladesh are just hoping to lose by no more than three goals when they take on Asian champions Australia for the first time in next week’s highly-anticipated World Cup qualifier in Perth.

World Rugby demands new Japan venue list after stadium fiasco

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 14:53

TOKYO: Rugby’s world body Thursday called on Japan to supply a list of confirmed venues for the 2019 World Cup after Tokyo’s “disappointing” decision to remove a new national stadium from the line-up amid huge cost overruns.

FAM looking to reform itself for future growth

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 13:43

PETALING JAYA: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will set up an independent advisory committee to reform the sport's national governing body.

Rooney fires United, Lazio dumped out in Champions League

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 09:13

PARIS: A Wayne Rooney hat-trick fired Manchester United back into the group stage of the Champions League with a 4-0 win, 7-1 on aggregate, in their play-off second leg at Club Brugge on Wednesday as Lazio crashed 3-0 at Bayer Leverkusen, 3-1 on aggregate.

Everton survive Barnsley scare as Martinez slams Stones ‘circus’

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 09:08

LONDON: Everton came from 2-0 down to beat Barnsley 5-3 in extra-time in the second round of the English League Cup on Wednesday.

Pahang hit for four in AFC Cup quarter-finals

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 01:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang's AFC Cup campaign is on the verge of imploding after crashing to a 4-0 defeat against Istiklol in the first leg of their quarter-final tie in Dushanbe on Wednesday.

Vietnam Open GP: National shuttlers to face bigger match tomorrow

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 21:01

Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, dropped a game but still came good to overcome Indonesia's Irfan Fadhilah-Weni Anggraini in the first round of the Vietnam Open GP today.

Column: Movements aplenty before RWC

By Aziz Hassan - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 20:24

THERE have been many developments these last few days and there’ll be more by the end of the week as teams try to cut out the uncertainties with the 8th World Cup beckoning.

Aaron Smith commits to All Blacks until 2019

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:12

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Rugby (NZR) on Wednesday announced scrum-half Aaron Smith has signed a four-year contract extension taking him through to the 2019 World Cup.

Balotelli gatecrashes Milan as EPL misfits find solace in Serie A

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:02

MILAN: Some ‘tifosi’ might be licking their lips, but for some pundits AC Milan fans got the rawest deal on Tuesday when Mario Balotelli became the latest Premier League flop to return ‘home’ in a quest to resurrect his career.

Spurs face Arsenal in League Cup thriller

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 09:17

LONDON: Tottenham will face north London enemies Arsenal and Aston Villa will take on bitter rivals Birmingham in a pair of League Cup third round derby showdowns.

Celtic and Monaco fail to make Champions League grade

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 08:52

PARIS: A header by Markus Rosenberg and an own goal from Dedryck Boyata condemned Scottish champions Celtic to a second successive season without the riches to be accrued from the Champions League group stage as Malmo beat them 2-0 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate in their play-off on Tuesday.

AFC Cup: Uphill task for JDT

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 00:43

JOHOR BARU: Darul Ta’zim who defended their Super League title this season will be having a tough task ahead in the AFC Cup after only managing a 1-1 draw against Hong Kong side South China in their quarter-final first leg match at their home turf, the Tan Sri Hassan Yunos Stadium in Larkin here ton

Kenya’s Rudisha wins world 800m title

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 21:14

BEIJING: Kenya’s David Rudisha claimed a second world 800m title with a smart tactical race in Beijing on Tuesday.

KLESTA on the lookout for new talents

By Fadhli Ishak - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 17:43

THE Kuala Lumpur Elite Sports Talent Avenue (KLESTA) will leave no stone unturned in working towards creating Olympians.

Malaysia Championship Series: Family feuds to take centre stage

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 15:27

KUALA LUMPUR: Fiery, but friendly family feuds will take centre stage at the Sepang circuit this weekend.

JDT supporters plead guilty for causing disturbance

By at 11am outside the stadium after the match ended. - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 15:15

JOHOR BARU: Thirteen Johor Darul Taa'zim (JDT) supporters were fined after they pleaded guilty a charge of being involved in a fracas after the Super League match between JDT and Perak last week.

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dead

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 10:14

LOS ANGELES: English driver Justin Wilson was declared dead on Monday after suffering a severe head injury during an IndyCar race in Pennsylvania, plunging the sport into mourning and triggering calls for a review of safety measures.

Balotelli to sign Milan loan deal

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 09:22

MILAN: Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli will return to AC Milan on a season-long loan deal thrashed out by the clubs on Monday, reports in Italy said.

Man Utd and Lazio aim for Champions League group stage

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 09:13

PARIS: Manchester United are looking to complete the job over Club Brugge in their Champions League play-off second leg on Wednesday while Italy’s Lazio may have slightly more to do to secure a place in the group stages.

Arsenal, Liverpool settle for draw

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 08:56

LONDON: Arsenal and Liverpool had to settle for a point each after a richly entertaining game of two halves beneath the Emirates Stadium drizzle implausibly finished 0-0 on Monday.