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(Soccer) Chile retain Copa with shootout win over Argentina

By Reuters - Monday, 27 June 2016.

EAST RUTHERFORD: Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world’s oldest continental soccer competition.

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(Football) Ibrahimovic reunited with Mourinho at United

By AFP - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 01:46

MANCHESTER: Swedish superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed his transfer to English Premier League giants Manchester United on Friday on a free transfer.

(Tennis) Venus made to wait on match point as rain returns

By AFP - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 01:22

LONDON: Rain caused more havoc at Wimbledon on Friday as Venus Williams was forced off court at match point in her third round clash with Daria Kasatkina.

(Fooball) Chelsea release trio after contracts expire

By Reuters - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:47

CHELSEA have opted against renewing contracts for strikers Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato, and goalkeeper Marco Amelia, the Premier League club said on its website (www.chelseafc.com) on Friday.

(Formula One) Rosberg on top after opening free practice

By AFP - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:31

SPIELBERG: Championship leader Nico Rosberg clocked the fastest ever lap at the Red Bull Ring on Friday as he topped the times in an incident-filled opening free practice for this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

(Badminton) Chong Wei wants coaches Hendrawan, Seu Bock to be with him in Rio

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 16:46

KUALA LUMPUR: World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei who is the country’s best hope of winning a first ever gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month, wants his two coaches, Hendrawan and Tey Seu Bock, to be with him in Brazil.

Chinese investors close to buying AC Milan

By Reuters - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 09:36

SHANGHAI: Chinese investors are close to agreeing an 80 percent stake buy in football club in AC Milan and will acquire the remaining 20 percent in the next two to three years, the China Daily newspaper reported on Friday.

(Football) Neymar agrees new five-year Barcelona deal

By AFP - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 09:19

SAO PAULO: Brazilian striker Neymar will sign a new five-year contract with Barcelona this week, his agents said Thursday, ending speculation over his future at the Spanish champions.

(Euro 2016) Wonderkid Sanches leaves Ronaldo in the shade

By AFP - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 09:06

MARSEILLE: Cristiano Ronaldo found himself overshadowed by the rising star of Portuguese football, 18-year-old Renato Sanches as they booked their place in the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

(Euro 2016) Del Bosque quits as Spain manager

By AFP - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 09:04

MADRID: Vicente del Bosque brought the curtain down on one of the most successful managerial careers in football on Thursday, saying he has resigned from the Spain job and does not expect to coach again.

(Euro 2016) Poland coach sees solid base for future success

By Reuters - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 08:43

MARSEILLE: Poland have proved at Euro 2016 that they can compete with the best, but must now step up a level to be able to progress further in future tournaments, coach Adam Nawalka said on Thursday.

(Euro 2016) Portugal beat Poland in shootout to reach semis

By Reuters - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 08:02

MARSEILLE: Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma, keeper Rui Patricio and 18-year-old midfield sensation Renato Sanches were the heroes as Portugal beat Poland 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach the Euro 2016 semi-finals on Thursday.

(Football) I'm joining Manchester United - Ibrahimovic

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 23:34

Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Thursday that he is joining Manchester United, ending intense speculation about where the 34-year-old Swedish superstar forward will be playing next season.

(Football) Giggs 'set to leave' Manchester United

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 19:51

LONDON: Ryan Giggs has rejected an offer to stay at Manchester United and is ready to end his association with the club after 29 years, a British newspaper reported on Thursday.

(Tennis) Tomic told to apologise for 'retard' comment

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 19:04

LONDON: Controversial Australian Bernard Tomic was ordered to apologise on Thursday after he used the word “retard” in a Wimbledon press conference.

(Football) England could struggle to find a top manager - Dyke

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 16:45

LONDON: The Football Association (FA) might struggle to convince top managers to take the England job, chairman Greg Dyke has said.

Man City signs Australian Mooy

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 16:15

SYDNEY: Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy has signed a three-year deal with Manchester City, joining the English Premier League side from sister club Melbourne City.

(Cricket) Shastri in spat with Ganguly after India coaching snub

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 15:21

MUMBAI: Denied another stint as India’s head coach, Ravi Shastri has been embroiled in an ugly spat with former captain Sourav Ganguly, who was part of the panel which awarded the job to Anil Kumble last week.

(Euro 2016) France set for Iceland clash

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:36

PARIS: France coach Didier Deschamps is keeping his players out of the spotlight amid mounting expectations ahead of the Euro 2016 hosts’ quarter-final against Iceland on Sunday.

(Euro 2016) Rival golden generations of Wales, Belgium bid for glory

By Reuters - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:39

BORDEAUX: Wales are happy to cast themselves as underdogs in their Euro 2016 quarter-final against Belgium on Friday but such modesty belies their proven ability to bite hard.

(Euro 2016) Bergkamp to the rescue for misfiring Poland striker?

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:29

MARSEILLE: Misfiring Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik has turned to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp for assistance ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2016 quarter-final against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

(Euro 2016) Italy ready for German 'Everest': Florenzi

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:24

MARSEILLE: Beating world champions Germany to a semi-final place at Euro 2016 will be like scaling Everest, but a united Italy are ready to strap on the crampons, says Alessandro Florenzi.

Formula One: Rosberg seeks Austrian hat-trick

By AFP - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 08:37

SPIELBERG: Nico Rosberg is out to confirm his renewed momentum in the title race by completing a hat-trick at one of his favourite circuits at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

MRU out to boost rugby development

By Fadhli Ishak - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 18:21

TAKING a page out of the football playbook, the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) are set to roll out a grassroots development initiative modeled after the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) and are also considering privatising their leagues in the mould of the Football Malaysia Limited Liabil

(Football) New foreign legion for Pahang

By T.N.Alagesh - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 18:03

KUANTAN: Afghanistan national team captain Faysal Shayesteh is set to become the first footballer from his country to play in the Malaysian League after agreeing to join Pahang for the second round of the Super League and Malaysia Cup, which kicks off on July 15.

(Football) Brazilian Hulk arrives in Shanghai for transfer talks

By AFP - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 14:21

SHANGHAI: Zenit St Petersburg’s Brazilian international Hulk arrived in Shanghai Wednesday for talks with Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Shanghai SIPG side, as the cash-flush Chinese Super League embarks on a new round of transfer spending.

Montella named as new AC Milan manager

By Reuters - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 13:02

AC Milan have appointed former Fiorentina and Sampdoria boss Vincenzo Montella as their new manager on a two-year contract, the Serie A club said on their website on Tuesday.

Tough love: Psychology of Argentina's Messi relationship

By AFP - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:10

BUENOS AIRES: Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation’s many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis.

(Euro 2016) Ronaldo-Lewandowski face off for semis slot

By AFP - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 09:40

MARSEILLE: Two of Europe’s most prolific marksmen go head-to-head as Robert Lewandowski aims to end Cristiano Ronaldo’s dreams of landing an international trophy when Poland meet Portugal in a Euro 2016 quarter-final clash on Thursday.

Broken mirrors to X-ray plates: Olympic gold not what it seems

By Reuters - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 09:05

RIO DE JANEIRO: Ask athletes what goes into Olympic gold medals, and they will likely say sweat and years of training. For Brazil’s National Mint the answer is simpler: recycled silver.

(Football) Liverpool signs Southampton's striker Mane

By AFP - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 21:03

LONDON: Senegal striker Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton on a “long-term contract” for an undisclosed fee, the Anfield club announced Tuesday.