Messi Sr plays down Barca exit

Friday, 21 November 2014.

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi’s father Jorge has sought to play down comments his son made this week which suggested the four-times World Player of the Year could consider leaving Barcelona.


Pakistan 32-1 at lunch on last day, 2nd test v NZ

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:56

DUBAI: New Zealand got early success after setting Pakistan a tricky target of 261 on the last day to win the second cricket test.

Mayweather doubtful, Garcia next for Pacman

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:50

MACAU: Trainer Freddie Roach played down hopes of a Manny Pacquiao showdown with Floyd Mayweather and said unbeaten two-belt world champion Danny Garcia could be next for “Pacman” after he fights Chris Algieri on Sunday.

Full strength All Blacks to face Wales

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:07

CARDIFF: New Zealand named Beauden Barrett at fly-half in the team to play Wales announced yesterday, with Richie McCaw back in his favoured openside position for his 100th Test as All Blacks captain.

Cleveland cave in to Spurs again

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:07

TIM Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time with a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Veteran Matthew stays on course

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:07

DOHA: Nick Matthew kept alive his chances of defending the World Open title and also of becoming the oldest man ever to win it by reaching the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Bianchi out of ‘artificial’ coma

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:07

NICE: Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has been brought out of an artificial coma and arrived back in France on Wednesday nearly seven weeks after his near-fatal crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Federer’s race against time

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

ROGER Federer is set to defy crippling back pain and a questionable relationship with Swiss teammate Stan Wawrinka when he plays his first ever Davis Cup final against France in Lille from today.

Hamilton on high alert

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

LEWIS Hamilton goes into Sunday’s ‘double jeopardy’ season-ending showdown at Abu Dhabi knowing he is one race away from his dream of a second world title, or a nightmare end to Formula One’s duel in the desert.

Guinea triumph, Meyiwa tragedy dominate Cup

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

JOHANNESBURG: Ebola-ravaged Guinea defied the odds to reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations while the murder of South Africa captain Senzo Meyiwa cast a dark shadow over the qualifying competition.

Marseille eye tonic

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

LIGUE 1 leaders Marseille can put their off-pitch worries aside on Sunday as they carry a slender one point lead into the weekend with a top of the table clash against Bordeaux.

Vettel joins Ferrari

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

FALLEN Italian giants Ferrari relaunched their Formula One world title ambitions by confirming Sebastian Vettel on a three-year deal Thursday that will see the German team up with Kimi Raikkonen from next year.

Wigan condemned for hiring Mackay during probe

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

LONDON: Wigan were condemned by English football’s anti-discrimination organisation for hiring Malky Mackay as their manager on Wednesday while he is still under investigation for offensive comments.

Pompey’s Cup dream shot down

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:05

LONDON: Portsmouth were left searching for their first FA Cup win since reaching the 2010 final after losing a first-round replay away to non-league Aldershot on Wednesday.

Jack at his best

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:05

ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson believes that he is finally seeing the best of Jack Wilshere following the talented Arsenal midfielder’s well-documented struggles with injury.

Contract blow for Bony suitors

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:05

LONDON: Swansea City’s Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

LTdL worth its weight in gold

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:05

THE government will continue to support Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) despite the transfer of the organising duties to Human Voyage Sdn Berhad, as founder Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad also called on the private sector to realise the benefits brought by the international cycling event.

Fear factor

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:05

MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal will delve into the depths of his squad for the visit to Arsenal in the Premier League tomorrow, as an injury crisis engulfs Old Trafford.

Kiatisuk opts for youthful touch

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:05

THAILAND coach Kiatisuk Senamuang has named a youthful team comprising a majority of his Incheon Asian Games squad, for the AFF Cup in Singapore.

Josiah bids farewell

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:05

HAVING built a career as the first Malaysian to challenge the world’s top riders, 34-year-old Josiah Ng has announced his retirement from cycling after the Track World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France on Feb 18-25.

Stunner from Jing Yi

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:05

TEE Jing Yi (pic) scored the biggest win of her career after stunning China’s Wang Yihan in the second round of the Hong Kong Open yesterday.