GEORGE TOWN: Penang today welcomed home her shuttler sons who did the nation proud in the recently-concluded Rio Olympics.
LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur signed France Under-21 winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou from Marseille and allowed Clinton Njie to join the French club on loan on Wednesday.
DUBLIN: Robbie Keane ended his international career in perfect fashion, scoring his historic 68th goal in his 146th and final Ireland appearance in Wednesday’s 4-0 friendly thrashing of Oman in Dublin.
LONDON: Premier League champions Leicester paid a reported club record fee of £29.7 million (US$38 million) to sign Algeria striker Islam Slimani from Sporting Portugal on Wednesday.
LONDON: Jack Wilshere’s fall from grace shows no sign of slowing as the Arsenal midfielder made a shock move to Bournemouth on a season-long loan on Wednesday.
BERLIN: Bastian Schweinsteiger let the tears flow on Wednesday as Germany’s captain made his final appearance for die Mannschaft in their 2-0 friendly win at home to Finland.
LONDON: West Ham signed former Real Madrid and Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa on a free transfer on Wednesday.
MADRID: Crisis-hit Valencia bolstered their defence with the signings of centre-backs Eliaquim Mangala on a season-long loan from Manchester City and Argentine international Ezequiel Garay on Wednesday.
LONDON: Hal Robson-Kanu, one of the stars of Wales’s run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, has joined West Bromwich Albion, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.
LONDON: France midfielder Moussa Sissoko joined Tottenham Hotspur from Newcastle United on a five-year deal on Wednesday after the London club reportedly gazumped Premier League rivals Everton.
NEW YORK: Johanna Konta sat on a towel along the baseline, her racket resting by her feet, an ice bag under each arm, chest heaving.
NICE: Controversial Italian international forward Mario Balotelli has joined Ligue 1’s Nice from Liverpool, the French side said on their website on Wednesday.
LONDON: English Premier League clubs swelled the bank accounts of continental rivals in a summer of record-breaking spending that ended Wednesday with the biggest shock of the transfer window: David Luiz’s return to Chelsea.
NEW YORK: Serena Williams will try to take another step toward a record-setting 23rd grand slam title at the US Open on Thursday while Andy Murray continues his quest to complete a golden summer.
LAUSANNE: Eight years later, more athletes continue to be stripped of medals from the Beijing Olympics because of positive doping tests.
PARIS: French midfielder Moussa Sissoko, a standout at Euro 2016, left a national team training camp on Wednesday to finalise a last-minute transfer from Newcastle United, the French Football Federation said.
NICE: Liverpool’s outcast Italian striker Mario Balotelli was to have a medical at French side Nice on Wednesday amid transfer deadline day talks between the clubs, l’Equipe newspaper reported.
LONDON: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the derby match against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sept 10 after being charged with violent conduct on Tuesday for elbowing an opponent during a game.
KUALA LUMPUR: It was a National Day parade to remember for undergraduate Tam Ho Yan, 20, from Puchong as she joined thousands at the Dataran Merdeka to watch athletes who represented Malaysia in the recently-concluded Rio Olympic Games.
LONDONA: France international striker Loic Remy will spend the 2016-17 season on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, the two Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON: US swimming star Ryan Lochte will look to turn the page after his drunken hijinks at the Rio Olympics cost him lucrative endorsements – by appearing on the reality TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”
LONDON: Arsenal have signed German international central defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, the London club said on Tuesday.
MILAN: Inter Milan confirmed on Tuesday the signing of exciting young Brazil striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa from Brazilian side Santos on a five-year deal.
KUALA LUMPUR: From helicopter crash survivor to Paralympic archer, there can be few more courageous life stories than that of 45-year old Yuhaizam Yahaya.
PARIS: The cashed-up English Premier League led a record-breaking raid by Europe’s top clubs before the transfer window slams shut Wednesday, with Arsenal alone paying more than 60 million euros for German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez.
BERLIN: Bastian Schweinsteiger will wear the Germany jersey one last time on Wednesday, insisting he has not given up on his dream of playing for Manchester United despite Jose Mourinho’s snub.
SHAH ALAM: Malaysia Under-22 (U-22) draw 0-0 with Bahrain U-22 in an international friendly match at Shah Alam Stadium tonight.
KUALA LUMPUR: The strong support of people of various races for Olympians proves that sports can unite the people, said Datuk Lee Chong Wei.
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