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Manchester United to make statement on Van Gaal soon

By Reuters - Monday, 23 May 2016.

LONDON: Manchester United will make an announcement about the future of manager Louis van Gaal at 1200 GMT on Monday amid British media reports that the Dutchman has been sacked.

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Ronaldo limps out of Real Madrid training

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:15

MADRID: Doubts over Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness for Real Madrid’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday intensified after the three-time World Player of the Year limped off towards the end of training on Tuesday.

Ayestaran named Valencia coach till 2018

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:00

MADRID: Former Liverpool assistant manager Pako Ayestaran was confirmed as Valencia coach on a permanent basis on a two-year deal on Tuesday.

Liverpool sign Mainz goalkeeper Karius

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:56

LONDON: Liverpool signed Germany Under-21 goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz on Tuesday for a fee reported to be £4.7 million (US$6.8 million.

France's Varane rules out of Euro 16

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:43

PARIS: France’s Euro 2016 preparations took a knock on Tuesday with key defender Raphael Varane ruled out injured of next month’s tournament on home soil with his place taken by Adil Rami.

Football: Love him or hate him, Mourinho set for United

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:40

LONDON: Jose Mourinho will be faced with a litany of problems once the polarising Portuguese manager finally starts his Manchester United reign later this week.

(Cricket) Coulter-Nile, O'Keefe in Aussie squad for Sri Lanka series

By AP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:09

BRISBANE: Australia selectors have recalled Stephen O’Keefe as a second spinning option and given paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile a chance to push for his test debut in a 15-man squad for the three-match series in Sri Lanka.

Lewandowski has score to settle on biggest stage

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:04

WARSAW: Poland’s Robert Lewandowski has chalked up so many big-game landmarks during his club career that the 27-year-old seems overdue a major tournament performance with his country.

Frankfurt beats Nuremberg 1-0 to survive Bundesliga playoff

By AP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:55

NUREMBERG: Haris Seferovic scored to keep Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win at Nuremberg in the second leg of their end-of-season playoff on Monday.

Injury-hit Germany must rediscover tournament form

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:24

BERLIN: The German side setting their sights on Euro 2016, 20 years after their last continental trophy, may be completely different from the one that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Vulnerable England set to extend 50 years of hurt

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:18

LONDON: When England fans sang about “30 years of hurt” at Euro ‘96 they had high hopes of ending the pain with a first trophy since the 1966 World Cup but 20 years on from that agonising near miss there is precious little optimism in the air.

Football: Mourinho set to fulfil United dream after van Gaal exit

By AFP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 09:27

LONDON: Jose Mourinho is on the verge of fulfilling his dream of managing Manchester United after Louis van Gaal’s troubled two-year reign at Old Trafford came to a bitter end.

Tennis: Djokovic, Nadal and Serena primed for Paris openers

By AFP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 09:09

PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic, record nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and women’s title-holder Serena Williams begin their French Open campaigns on Tuesday with the forecast far more promising after a rain-hit first two days at Roland Garros.

Get set for the Klang Valley derby this Malaysia Cup

By AJITPAL SINGH - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 01:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The Klang Valley derby between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will light up this year’s Malaysia Cup as both teams were placed in Group B along with Kelantan and Pahang in the draw conducted yesterday.

Davies and Gopinathan doubtful for Asian Cup playoff

By AJITPAL SINGH - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 20:35

KELANA JAYA: Australian-born Matthew Davies and R. Gopinathan are doubtful for next month’s Asian Cup playoffs as national coach Ong Kim Swee disclosed that a decision will be made tomorrow on whether to replace them.

Msian Wan Kuzain signs for United Soccer League team St Louis FC

By AJITPAL SINGH - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 20:07

KUALA LUMPUR: United States-born Malaysian, Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal has signed a professional contract with USL side Saint Louis FC, according to the club’s website.

Manchester United sacks van Gaal – British media

By AFP - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:04

London: Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, several British media outlets reported Monday, amid speculation he will be replaced by Jose Mourinho.

TSG's Whitehouse clinches overall win at Tour de Flores

By Fadhli Ishak - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Daniel Whitehouse clinched Terengganu Cycling Team's (TSG) first general classification (GC) victory in five years after coming in third in a hard fought final stage at the inaugural Tour de Flores in Indonesia today.

Discus thrower Irfan sets national record in Germany

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 16:04

KUALA LUMPUR: National discus thrower Muhammad Irfan Shamsuddin bettered his own national record after posting a distance of 58.33 metres at a competition in Germany on Sunday.

Phil Neville tips Mourinho to make quick success of United job

By AFP - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:12

LONDON: Jose Mourinho may not last long as Manchester United manager but will bring trophies to Old Trafford, according to former Reds defender Phil Neville.

Vardy the hero as Kane misses penalty in 2-1 win over Turkey

By AFP - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:08

MANCHESTER: Jamie Vardy spared Harry Kane’s blushes with a late winner as England edged Turkey 2-1 in their first Euro 2016 warm-up match at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Football: Barcelona edge out Sevilla in bad-tempered Cup final

By AFP - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 08:26

MADRID: Jordi Alba and Neymar struck in extra-time as Barcelona completed a league and Cup double by lifting the Copa del Rey for a 28th time after a 2-0 win over Sevilla in a fiery game that saw three red cards on Sunday.

(Motorsports) Hafizh fifth as Khairul crashes out at Mugello

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 21:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah forced his way to a positive fifth place finish, his second best result this season, in a shortened Moto2 race at the Italian Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

(Cycling) TSG's Whitehouse on brink of victory at Tour de Flores

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 20:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu Cycling Team's (TSG) Daniel Whitehouse remains in the overall lead going into the fifth and final stage of the Tour de Flores in Indonesia after notching another calculated performance today.

Drug-related NGOs should prioritise outcome of anti-drug programmes, says Zahid

By Bernama - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 17:54

KUALA LUMPUR: Drug-related non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been advised to give priority to the outcome of their anti-drug programmes.

(Badminton) Denmark claims first Thomas Cup

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 17:52

KUNSHAN, CHINA: Denmark today clinched their maiden Thomas Cup title following a 3-2 win over Indonesia in the final at the Kunshan Sports Centre.

(Football) Ibrahimovic lifts French Cup in PSG swansong

By AFP - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 13:04

PARIS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals and set up another as Paris Saint-Germain defeated bitter rivals Marseille 4-2 to clinch a 10th French Cup title on Saturday in the Swede’s final game with the club.

(Football) Morata strikes as Juve retain Cup, keep Milan out of Europe

By AFP - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 12:58

Milan: An extra-time winner from late substitute Alvaro Morata saw Juventus to their 11th Italian Cup with a 1-0 triumph over AC Milan on Saturday.

(Football) Bayern clinch German Cup on Guardiola farewell

By AFP - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 12:55

BERLIN: Pep Guardiola celebrated a dramatic final victory as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday, as his side beat Borussia Dortmund on penalties to win the German Cup final.

Man United wins FA Cup for 1st title since Ferguson era

By AP - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 08:40

LONDON: Louis van Gaal delivered Manchester United’s first trophy since Alex Ferguson retired three years ago with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace after the 135th FA Cup final went to extra time on Saturday.

(Football) Fellaini makes Man Utd return in FA Cup final

By AFP - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 01:27

LONDON: Marouane Fellaini returned from suspension to take his place in the starting XI for Manchester United’s FA Cup final clash with Crystal Palace at Wembley on Saturday.