JAKARTA: Five players from Italian club AS Roma will miss Saturday’s friendly match in Jakarta after they were refused entry to Indonesia and forced to fly home.
STAMFORD: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.
It’s one of rugby’s great rivalries and playing this Rugby Championship match at Ellis Park makes it all the more exciting.
KUALA LUMPUR: National football head coach, Dollah Salled praised his young charges for putting up a sizzling performance against English Premier League (EPL) side, Liverpool FC in an international friendly match at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, here, tonight.
LONDON: Usain Bolt insists he is still king of the sprinters after returning from injury with back-to-back 100m times of 9.87sec at the London Diamond League meeting.
MELBOURNE: Cristiano Ronaldo was at his dazzling best as Real Madrid proved a different class to Manchester City winning 4-1 before a record crowd in the International Champions Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Liverpool warmed up for their exhibition against a Malaysian Selection tomorrow with a 7-0 rout of Felda United in a practice match today.
MELBOURNE: Manager Rafael Benitez said Thursday he is “100 percent” confident skipper Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid amid fevered speculation linking him with Manchester United.
HARRISON, New Jersey: A New York Red Bulls team made up of mostly developmental third-division players scored four second-half goals and stunned Chelsea 4-2 on Wednesday night in the English Premier League champion’s first game on its US preseason exhibition tour.
LONDON: Liverpool signed Belgian international striker Christian Benteke from Premier League rivals Aston Villa, the Merseyside club announced Wednesday.
ATLANTA: Jamaica’s “Reggae Boyz” stunned defending champion United States 2-1 Wednesday in a Gold Cup semi-final, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the final by shocking the heavily favoured hosts.
NYON, (Switzerland): UEFA says it has charged Beitar Jerusalem and Charleroi over racist incidents involving fans at a Europa League qualifying match.
SAN JOSÉ, (United States): Louis van Gaal criticized new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger and his Manchester United team mates after the Premier League giants eased to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.
THE losing team didn’t raise a hue and cry but online comments show that many were doubtful if television match official Ben Skeen of New Zealand got it right in the match between the Wallabies and the Springboks last Saturday in Brisbane.
TOKYO: Construction of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin in January or February.
LONDON: Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has joined Newcastle on a five-year contract the English Premier League club announced Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former world number one, Datuk Lee Chong Wei will rebound at the World Championship in Jakarta, scheduled from Aug 11-16, despite his recent quarterfinal defeat to Chen Long at the Taiwan Open, according to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Technical Director, Morten Frost Hansen
PARIS: Montenigrin international defender Stefan Savic signed for Spanish side Atletico Madrid from Serie A outfit Fiorentina on Monday, the buying club announced.
ADELAIDE: Manager Brendan Rodgers says it has been a humbling experience for Liverpool to play before packed grounds on their pre-season tour and wants the team to make a quick return to Australia.
ZURICH: Sepp Blatter’s news conference at FIFA was disrupted and delayed Monday by a British comedian’s stunt.
NICE: Jules Bianchi’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Nice on Tuesday.
ZURICH: FIFA will hold a presidential election on Feb. 26, giving Sepp Blatter seven more months in power before leaving the scandal-tainted governing body.
ADELAIDE: James Milner scored again as Liverpool downed Adelaide United 2-0 on Monday to win both their pre-season games in Australia before the new English Premier League season.
ZURICH: UEFA chief Michel Platini will decide in the next two weeks whether to run in an election to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, a source close to the UEFA leadership said Monday.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Veteran star Ronaldinho joined Rio side Fluminense on Sunday, the fourth Brazilian club of his widely-travelled career.
ZURICH: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein wants Sepp Blatter to leave now as FIFA president, and let a leader from outside the sport oversee the next election and reforms of soccer’s scandal-scarred governing body.
SYLVANIA, United States: Chella Choi parred the first playoff hole to defeat fellow South Korean Jang Ha-Na Sunday for her first US LPGA Tour title at the Marathon Classic and likely send her father into retirement.
MACAU: Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum has blasted the injured Manny Pacquiao for missing a planned rehab visit to his doctor and says he has no idea when “Pacman” might return to the ring.
LONDON: Liverpool have agreed a 32.5 million pounds (US50.73 million) deal with Aston Villa for striker Christian Benteke, British media reported on Sunday.
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