ISLAMABAD: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced today.
ZURICH: A member of FIFA’s financial monitoring panel has been stood down from duty while implicated in financial corruption.
LONDON: Champions League winner Paul Scholes believes Liverpool could be dark horses to win this season’s competition.
MUNICH: For the fifth time in four years, European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester City will play each other in the Champions League group stages.
LONDON: Jose Mourinho has hailed Cesc Fabregas has the driving force behind Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s blistering start to the season.
THE United States completed a clean sweep of the world’s best in racing past Serbia 129-92 on Sunday to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and become the first country to defend their crown since 2002.
SINGAPORE: The Asian Tour launched its first foray into the Middle East yesterday when it announced its new season-ending tournament would take place in the United Arab Emirates and be called the Dubai Open.
BILLY Horschel took the limelight from World No 1 Rory McIlroy to win the biggest title of his career at the Tour Championship on Sunday, along with FedExCup honours and an eye-popping US$10 million (RM32 million) bonus.
MEXICO CITY: Ronaldinho’s new Mexican club called on Sunday for a local politician to be punished after he posted a racist slur against the Brazilian football legend on social media.
PARIS: Bordeaux suffered their first defeat of the new Ligue 1 season at Guingamp on Sunday to lose top spot in the table to Lille, who beat Nantes earlier in the day.
MADRID: Valencia and Sevilla continued their impressive starts to the season when Valencia’s new Spain recruit Paco Alcacer set the seal on a 3-1 victory against Espanyol and Sevilla saw off Getafe 2-0 on Sunday.
LONDON: Mathieu Debuchy is expected to be out for two months after suffering an ankle injury in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.
LONDON: Saturday was the first time since December 2012 Liverpool lined up without last season’s two leading scorers Luis Suarez, who was sold to Barcelona in the summer, and Daniel Sturridge, out after getting injured on international duty.
MANAGER Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut.
RAMDAN Rosli will make his much anticipated debut as a Moto3 wildcard entry in the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit on Oct 24-26.
THERE was some respite from the pressure for Mohd Zulfahmi Khairuddin after a hard-earned 14th place finish in the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday.
NATIONAL coach Dollah Salleh is neither feeling pressure nor is perturbed with the 2-0 defeat to Indonesia in a friendly in Surabaya on Sunday.
BETTING data providers Sportsradar could be engaged to detect match-fixing activities in the M-League next year.
S. BALACHANDRAN described his team’s performance in the AFC Under-16 Championships as successful, though they failed to qualify for next year’s Fifa Under-17 World Cup.
AZIZULHASNI Awang does not just have to fend off his rivals in his bid to defend his Asian Games keirin gold but will also have to battle the conditions in Incheon.
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