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Nadal crashes out of Wimbledon

Friday, 3 July 2015.

LONDON: Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown on Thursday, his fourth successive humiliation at the All England Club.

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Rugby Column: Sellout crowd for Super Rugby final

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 09:37

It isn’t quite what was anticipated at the start of the competition in mid-February but today (Saturday, *10pm Astro Supersport 3/ 816) the Hurricanes will host the Highlanders in the final of the 20th edition of Super Rugby in front of a sellout crowd of 36,000.

Serena tells Wimbledon fans to support Venus

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 08:28

LONDON: Serena Williams has called on fans to support her sister Venus when the two five-time Wimbledon champions meet in an emotional fourth round clash on Monday.

Malaysia beat France 4-1, qualify for fifth-sixth playoff

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 00:16

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Samoans granted half-day holiday for All Blacks test

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 15:19

WELLINGTON, (New Zealand) : Samoans have been granted a half-day holiday next Wednesday to mark the historic first home rugby test against New Zealand at Apia.

Adelaide Crows coach killed, son arrested

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 08:22

SYDNEY: The coach of Australian Football League (AFL) side Adelaide Crows was killed at his house today during a domestic dispute, police alleged, with his son arrested.

Milan sign Brazil hotshot Luiz Adriano

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 08:05

MILAN: Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano’s goalscoring exploits for Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in last season’s Champions League earned him a move to Italian giants AC Milan on Thursday, the buying club announced on its website.

National U-13 squad move into Iber Cup quarterfinals in Portugal

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:04

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Under-13 (U-13) squad wrapped up their Group B match in style by beating Portugal’s SC Linda-a-Velha 3-0 to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the Iber Cup 2015 at the Oeiras Stadium in Portugal, yesterday.

Malaysia blows first Olympic ticket

By Jugjet Singh - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 09:45

MALAYSIA blew their first Olympics ticket when they lost 3-2 to India, but still have another chance to make the trip to Rio de Janeiro next year.

Farid and Hazlanshah speeding up for Suzuka 8-hour debut

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 00:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian riders, Mohd Farid Badrul Hisham and Hazlanshah Mohd Noor are all set for their debut in the Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Road Race with Team Nozuka & Bike ART at the Suzuka Circuit, Japan from July 23 to 26.

Argentina routs Paraguay 6-1, reaches Copa America final

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:36

CONCEPCION, Chile: Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals this morning, setting up a final against host Chile.

US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 09:22

MONTREAL: Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 this morning to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup.

Sweden beat Portugal to win first Euro U21 title

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 08:26

PRAGUE: Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved two penalties in a shoot-out to lead Sweden to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in Prague this morning.

FIFA hopeful Bility says would step aside for Hayatou

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 22:54

MONROVIA, (Liberia): The Liberian who wants to be FIFA president says he would step aside if longtime African soccer head Issa Hayatou decided to run.

Vargas double as Chile sink Peru

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 09:32

SANTIAGO: Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile downed fierce rivals Peru 2-1 here today to reach the Copa America final and edge closer to their dream of a first tournament win in 99 years.

Jara ban slashed to two games

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 09:19

SANTIAGO: Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara’s three-match suspension for a lurid off-the-ball incident involving Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani was reduced to a two-game ban following an appeal, disciplinary chiefs confirmed Monday.

Hiddink leaves Dutch coaching post

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 08:22

THE HAGUE: Under-pressure Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink, whose side have struggled in qualifying for Euro 2016, has stepped down, the Dutch football federation (KNVB) announced on Monday.

Chong Wei wins Canada Open

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 16:35

KUALA LUMPUR: National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei achieved a back-to-back victory after clinching the 2015 Canada Open in Calgary today.

Jara banned for Cavani backside incident

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 08:24

SANTIAGO: Chile defender Gonzalo Jara was thrown out of the Copa America on Sunday over his attempt to shove his finger into the backside of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, the Chilean Football Federation confirmed.

Djokovic denies on-court coaching claims

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 22:28

LONDON: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has denied accusations of cheating despite admitting top players routinely break the rules by communicating with their coaches during matches.

FIFA election monitor urges Blatter to commit to going

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 21:45

ZURICH: FIFA election monitor Domenico Scala has urged Sepp Blatter to state clearly he is leaving as president.

Tim Bradley survives weird finish, beats Vargas for WBO belt

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 13:37

CARSON, California: Timothy Bradley got rocked in the final minute and survived a confusing finish to beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision Saturday night, claiming the interim WBO welterweight title.

England dump hosts Canada to reach semis at Women’s World Cup

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:05

VANCOUVER: Early goals from Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze gave England their first ever spot in the semi-finals at a Women’s World Cup this morning with a 2-1 victory that dumped hosts Canada out of the tournament.

Pahang stay clear of champions JDT after Super League stalemate

By DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 08:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang held on to their two-point lead at the top of the Super League standings after a 1-1 draw with defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim in Kuantan on Saturday.

Super sub Iwabuchi puts Japan into World Cup semis

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 08:29

EDMONTON, Canada: A late goal from substitute Mana Iwabuchi put holders Japan into the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup this morning with a 1-0 win over Australia.

Paraguay stuns Brazil to reach Copa semis

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 08:22

CONCEPCION, Chile: Paraguay sent Brazil crashing out of the Copa America here this morning as the five-time world champions’ penalty shoot-out jinx struck again.

Rossi holds off Marquez to win Dutch MotoGP

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 23:29

ASSEN, (Netherlands): Valentino Rossi strengthened his world championship lead on Saturday by coming out on top in a thrilling battle with Marc Marquez to win the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

Pahang and JDT supporters reminded not to be emotional

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 21:41

KUANTAN: Pahang and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) supporters have been reminded not to be emotional but show maturity and sportsmanship as their teams clash at the Darul Makmur Stadium here tonight.

Column: Umaga takes a step up

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:01

THE coaching career of former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga goes up another gear with his recent appointment as coach of the Blues franchise, taking over from John Kirwan.

Football: Argentina beat Colombia to reach Copa semis

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:19

VINA DEL MAR, Chile: Argentina reached the semi-finals of the Copa America here Friday, defeating Colombia 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after a fiercely contested match finished 0-0 at full-time.

Gymnast Farah Ann gets Sultan of Selangor’s backing

By Mazlinda Mahmood - Friday, June 26, 2015 - 15:41

PETALING JAYA: Artistic gymnast Farah Ann Hadi, who has been censured by some quarters for her gymnast costume, has received the backing of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.