SAO PAULO: A consumer rights official has vowed to question the organisers of a masters football match after Argentina brought a lookalike rather than the advertised Claudio Caniggia to take part in a veterans game, Brazilian media reported on Monday.
ABU DHABI: Former champion Jenson Button’s future in Formula One remains uncertain, and his fifth-place finish at Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could yet prove the final race of a distinguished career.
BEIJING: China’s controversial Olympic swimming star Sun Yang failed a doping test in May and was subsequently banned for three months, the official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday.
ABU DHABI: Fernando Alonso conceded that the emotional strain of his final race for Ferrari took its toll on him before he even started Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in which he finished ninth.
AUSTRALIA have named Michael Clarke (pic) in a 12-man squad for the first test against India starting in Brisbane next week, but the hamstrung captain must prove his fitness in a tour match starting on Friday.
SEBASTIAN Vettel’s move to Ferrari seems a fitting one, bringing together motor sport’s most prestigious team and the most successful driver in the current era.
MEMPHIS: Marc Gasol scored 30 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 107-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
NAPLES: New Zealand teen Lydia Ko (pic) parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Carlota Ciganda and win the LPGA Tour Championship, completing a US$1.5 million (RM4.95 million) haul on Sunday that included a season points crown.
IT’S taken him 16 years as a pro, but Roger Federer finally has won all there is to win in tennis – well almost.
NICOSIA: Fresh from becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga, Lionel Messi will have his sights on more history as he looks to repeat that feat in the Champions League when Barcelona visit APOEL Nicosia today.
THERE will be plenty of tension in the air in North London tomorrow when out-of-sorts Arsenal face Borussia Dortmund seeking to qualify from the Champions League group stage for the 15th successive season.
ANDRE-PIERRE Gignac steered home an 85th minute header to help under-fire Marseille to a 3-1 victory over Bordeaux and keep Marcelo Bielsa’s side top of Ligue 1 on Sunday.
ABU DHABI: MercedesAMG-Petronas team chief Toto Wolff forecast that Nico Rosberg will bounce back stronger next year from his desert duel defeat by Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s title showdown Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
TWO-TIME world champion Lewis Hamilton said yesterday he is determined to keep winning Formula One titles after his triumph in Abu Dhabi.
ABU DHABI: Lewis Hamilton had assured everyone his family would not be with him on the biggest weekend of his Formula One career but they thought otherwise.
BERLIN: Hamburg escaped the Bundesliga’s bottom three on Sunday with a 2-0 win at home to 10-man Werder Bremen, which pushed Borussia Dortmund back into the relegation places.
HULL: Christian Eriksen grabbed a last-minute winner for Tottenham as Hull paid the price for Gaston Ramirez’s reckless red card, losing 2-1 at KC Stadium on Sunday.
LONDON: Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao is back in training after overcoming a niggling calf problem, the 28-year-old confirmed on Twitter on Sunday.
BRENDAN Rodgers admitted he is fighting to save his job after Liverpool’s disastrous 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.
TAN Wee Kiong has made it clear he has no qualms about competing with a different partner at the Axiata Cup which starts on Thursday.
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