KUALA LUMPUR: THE BA of Malaysia (BAM) finally confirmed that one of their athlete has failed a doping test at one of the major tournament. It is the first time the national body has commented on the issue.
NEW DELHI: Former France midfielder Robert Pires and Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas have been suspended and fined by the Indian Super League for a scuffle during a match last week.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian Jose Aldo beat American Chad Mendes by unanimous decision to successfully defend his featherweight title in UFC 179 at Maracanazinho Arena early Sunday.
MADRID: Real Madrid took the spoils in the first El Clasico of the season as Luis Suarez’s Barcelona debut ended in a 3-1 defeat.
LONDON: Birmingham’s miserable season hit a new low as the managerless Championship strugglers suffered their worst ever home defeat while Leeds sacked manager Darko Milanic on Saturday.
SWANSEA: Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony bagged a brace as Swansea cruised to a 2-0 victory over Leicester on Saturday.
BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund’s horror run of Bundesliga results continued on Saturday as they lost 1-0 at home to Hanover 96 to drop to 15th after a fourth straight defeat.
LONDON: Manchester City’s bid to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday.
MADRID: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez described his return to action from a four-month ban for biting as bittersweet after the Catalans suffered their first league defeat of the season 3-1 away to Real Madrid on Saturday.
PARIS: Two penalties by Lucas Moura and a clever chip by Ezequiel Lavezzi helped champions Paris Saint Germain beat Bordeaux 3-0 in Ligue 1 on Saturday and put pressure on leaders Marseille.
MILAN: Serie A title challengers Roma dropped two precious points in a scoreless draw away to high-flying Sampdoria that could see Juventus restore their three-point gap at the top of the table.
MILAN: Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has played down suggestions he could take over at troubled Inter Milan, where the Serbian finished his playing career in 2006.
MADRID: Luis Suarez’s Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema.
ITALIAN football will soon be dying if it does not overcome its deep-rooted structural problems, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli (pic) said on Friday.
DUBAI: Pakistan took a huge step towards victory in the first Test by taking four key Australian wickets after hundreds from Younis Khan and Ahmed Shehzad put them in the driving seat in Dubai yesterday.
SYDNEY: Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers beat Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal 1-0 to take the early advantage in the two-leg AFC Champions League final yesterday.
VALENCIA: Andy Murray took a huge step towards sealing his place in the ATP World Tour finals as he beat top seed David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 to reach the Valencia Open final yesterday.
CATERHAM have been told they can miss the next two Formula One grands prix while seeking a buyer after the team went into administration on Friday.
Borussia Dortmund’s horror run of Bundesliga results continued yesterday as they lost 1-0 at home to 10-man Hanover 96 to drop to 15th after a fourth straight defeat.
RAFAEL Nadal suffered a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) loss in the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors to teenager Borna Coric on Friday and then shut down his season to undergo appendix surgery.
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