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‘Beatles’ Balotelli reaches out to fans

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

LONDON: Mario Balotelli has wasted no time in endearing himself to Liverpool fans, by posting a picture of himself as all four members of The Beatles.

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Veronica ends drought

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:07

ZURICH: Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown has her eyes firmly fixed on next year’s world athletics championships in Beijing after claiming her first win at a Diamond League meet since her doping controversy in Zurich on Thursday.

Crowd darling Catherine bows out

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:06

THE Cinderella grand slam debut of 15-year-old Catherine Bellis ended in the second round of the US Open on Thursday when she was beaten by emerging Kazakh talent Zarina Diyas in three sets.

Club managers, players join Nigeria league boycott

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:06

ABUJA: Players and clubs yesterday joined a boycott of Nigeria’s top flight league but the country’s football association insisted that matches would go ahead as planned.

Italy under a cloud

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:06

THE Serie A season kicks off today with Italian football at a new low following a miserable World Cup campaign and the election of a federation president embroiled in a racism row.

Stuttering PSG face high-flying St Etienne

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:06

PARIS: Big-spending Paris Saint Germain, poised for a tough Champions League campaign, turn their focus first to their stuttering Ligue 1 start when they host high-flying rivals St Etienne at the weekend.

It’s a breeze

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:06

NOVAK Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th US Open win as the top seeds eased into the third round on Thursday.

Away tests for Barca, Real

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:06

BARCELONA and Real Madrid face difficult trips in their first away games of the La Liga season tomorrow when they travel to Villarreal and Real Sociedad respectively.

Captaincy must not inhibit Rooney, says Roy

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:06

LONDON: England manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that Wayne Rooney faces a challenge to balance his natural aggression and ferocious will to win with his new responsibilities as captain.

Sagna: City can sweep the board

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:05

BACARY Sagna believes Manchester City can complete a clean sweep of trophies this season as the French defender prepares to make his debut in the champions’ Premier League clash against Stoke today.

Van Gaal urges patience

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:05

LOUIS van Gaal admits not even his record-breaking swoop for Angel Di Maria will be enough to revive Manchester United immediately as the Argentina star prepares for his debut at Burnley today.

Group of death for the third year in a row for City

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:05

MONACO: Manuel Pellegrini must have been looking for Mario Balotelli’s ‘Why Always Me’ T-shirt on Thursday night.

Four top teams advance

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:04

DEFENDING champions Pahang, Super League winners Darul Ta’zim, FA Cup runners-up Felda United and Kelantan eased into the Malaysia Cup quarter-finals after the penultimate round of group matches yesterday.

Shock recalls

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:04

NATIONAL coach Dollah Salleh yesterday called up a goalkeeper found guilty of match-fixing for next month’s friendly matches against Indonesia and Cambodia while handing recalls to former captain Shukor Adan and Indra Putra Mahayuddin in preparation for the AFF Cup.

This one is for Malaysia

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:04

YOUNG Tigers D will be playing for more than personal pride and glory when they face PVF Vietnam in the return leg of the Asia Champions Trophy Under-16 final at the Frenz Stadium in Janda Baik tomorrow.

Chong Wei in semis

By Fabian Peter - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:04

WORLD No 1 Lee Chong Wei powered into the semi-finals of the World Championships in Copenhagen after seeing off China's Wang Zhengming in the quarter-finals yesterday.

Solid Nicol storms into semis

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:04

NICOL David’s fine run at the Hong Kong Open continued after the World No 1 disappointed the crowd by beating home favourite Joey Chan to reach the semi-finals yesterday.

Errani triumphs over Venus

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 07:41

NEW YORK: It was a tale of three sets that played out like three distinct matches, and in the end it was Italian Sara Errani roaring in triumph at the U.S. Open on Friday moments after shaking from excitement.

Torres heads to AC Milan on loan from Chelsea

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 07:16

LONDON: Chelsea has agreed terms with AC Milan for striker Fernando Torres to join the Serie A club in a two-year loan deal.

Rues, Gomez earn Germany call up

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 17:44

BERLIN: Mario Gomez and Marco Reus, who both missed Germany’s World Cup-winning campaign through injury, have returned to the squad for next month’s friendly against Argentina and a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Scotland.

Ronaldo claims he is close to best

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 17:34

BARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he suffered for pushing himself too much at the end of last season but is now close to his best as Real Madrid prepare to face Real Sociedad this weekend.