Rodgers demands solid defence

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers wants to see an all-round improvement in his side’s defending when they face Hull City in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday.


Weightlifters found guilty for doping, banned

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 17:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak's weightlifter Jelinie Em Pera has been banned for two years for a doping offence in the Malaysia Games in Perlis in June.

Marquez grabs pole for Malaysian MotoGP

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 16:28

SEPANG, Malaysia: Recently crowned world champion Marc Marquez will start on pole position for Sunday’s Malaysian MotoGP, surpassing the record for the most poles in a single season.

Japan’s Machida dominates short programme

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:12

CHICAGO: Defending champ Tatsuki Machida took advantage of a major slip-up by Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten as the post-Olympic figure skating season began in earnest at Skate America on Friday night.

US, Costa Rica qualify for Women's World Cup

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:02

CHESTER: The United States and Costa Rica have qualified for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada after advancing to the CONCACAF Women’s final on Friday.

Rodgers warns Reds to plug leaky defence

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:26

LONDON: Brendan Rodgers concedes Liverpool’s season is destined to end in frustration unless his side can plug the gaps in their leaky defence.

‘Rabona’ all in the past for Pochettino

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:22

LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino will demand his Tottenham Hotspur side forget about Erik Lamela’s stunning Europa League goal and attempt to revive their Premier League campaign when Newcastle United visit White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Suarez to return in clasico after biting ban

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:11

BARCELONA: Luis Suarez’s long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes today against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup.

Weakened Kangaroos face test of supremacy

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:09

SYDNEY: New Zealand and England have their best chance to end injury-hit Australia’s international dominance in the Four Nations tournament kicking off today.

Pakistan in command

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:09

PAKISTAN grabbed four wickets in the second session to eye a big first innings lead after David Warner’s aggressive hundred in the opening Test against Australia in Dubai yesterday.

Dunga’s don’ts

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:09

SAO PAULO: Brazil players are being told not to wear hats, earrings or flip-flops while serving the national football team under the command of coach Dunga (pic).

Morning chill fails to stop red-hot Compton

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:09

SEA ISLAND (United States): Erik Compton started his day by putting on extra clothes to battle a morning chill but it didn’t take him long to get hot once he teed off at The McGladrey Classic on Thursday.

No Bale for Real

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:09

THE most star-studded game in world football will be missing one of its brightest lights today as Real Madrid host Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu without the injured Gareth Bale.

Maria’s exit is good for Serena

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:09

SINGAPORE: Caroline Wozniacki stormed into the WTA Finals last four yesterday as Maria Sharapova’s (top) early exit crowned Serena Williams as year-end World No 1 for the second season in a row.

Murray shrugs off slow start

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:09

Andy Murray collected more points to aid his World Tour finals qualification bid when he fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open yesterday.

Trouble flares ahead of match

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:08

LILLE: French riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse large groups of Everton fans gathered on Lille’s main square on Thursday afternoon, hours before the team’s Europa League match.

Lamela stunner

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:08

ERIK Lamela’s outrageous goal in a big win for Tottenham illuminated the third round of Europa League group-stage matches, in which Fiorentina and Dynamo Moscow maintained their perfect starts to the competition.

Marseille chase a record

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:08

PARIS: Ligue 1 leaders Marseille chase a club record ninth consecutive victory on Sunday when they travel to Lyon while defending champions Paris Saint-Germain are in action at home to Bordeaux 24 hours earlier.

Koeman the great Saint

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:07

SOUTHAMPTON: With the meanest defence in the Premier League, an 8-0 win in his team’s latest showing and the Manager of the Month trophy sitting on his mantelpiece, Ronald Koeman would have been forgiven for allowing himself a wry smile when the inevitable question was asked.

Balotelli in trouble for ‘threatening’ woman

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:07

LONDON: Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is being investigated by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) for ‘threatening’ a woman who took photographs of his red Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

No problem for Jose

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:07

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has shrugged off the fitness concerns surrounding his three main strikers ahead of the Premier League leaders’ match against Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow.