SYDNEY: Australia scrambled over the line for a two-wicket victory in the fifth one-day international against South Africa yesterday to move back to the top of the world rankings less than three months before the World Cup.
CARMELO Anthony scored 25 points and Amare Stoudemire added 16 points and 11 rebounds as the New York Knicks kept the Philadelphia 76ers winless after 13 games with a 91-83 victory on Saturday.
LONDON: England coach Stuart Lancaster told his side side they should be wary of a “hurting” Australia in this weekend’s November finale at Twickenham.
MELBOURNE: Nick Cullen nervelessly struck a sublime bunker shot for a tap-in par putt on the last hole to win the Australian Masters by a stroke in Melbourne and frustrate Adam Scott’s bid for a hat-trick of titles yesterday.
BERLIN: Bayern Munich’s 4-0 hammering of Hoffenheim failed to impress coach Pep Guardiola as they extended their 21-match unbeaten run ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash at Manchester City.
CRISTIANO Ronaldo struck twice as leaders Real Madrid subdued Eibar 4-0 on Saturday while Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick in second-placed Barcelona’s 5-1 rout of Sevilla.
Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers’ world championship and became the first British multiple champion for 46 years when he won yesterday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Rory McIlroy made double bogeys on successive holes in the third round of the US$8 million (RM27 million) DP World Tour Championship on Saturday, slipping four strokes behind joint-leaders Henrik Stenson and Rafael Cabrera-Bello.
LILLE: Roger Federer gave Switzerland their first Davis Cup title in Lille by defeating Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in the first of the final’s reverse singles yesterday.
LONDON: Louis van Gaal is adamant David de Gea can still get better despite witnessing the Manchester United goalkeeper produce a superb performance in the 2-1 Premier League win against Arsenal.
KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) showed no signs of being left out in the cold this year as they romped into the last eight of the National Inter-Club Championships (NICC) with minimal fuss.
ELEVEN local professional golfers and one amateur earned tickets to the Maybank Malaysian Open golf championship, to be held from Feb 5 to 8, next year.
KUALA Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) and Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) kept their date for a Nov 28 showdown after winning their respective Malaysia Hockey League Premier Division matches yesterday.
CHELSEA beat West Bromwich Albion to stay top of the Premier League on Saturday while champions Manchester City kept the leaders in their sights and Manchester United demonstrated they are not out of the title race yet.
MANCHESTER: Manuel Pellegrini claims Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is finally rediscovering the form that made him one of the Premier League’s most dominant players last season.
THE match-fixing spectre in the ongoing AFF Cup has forced teams to monitor their officials and players throughout the tournament.
JALAN Besar Stadium will continue to host LionsXII’s matches in the M-League next season.
SOUTH Korea’s Son Wan Ho stunned world champion Chen Long of China to claim the Hong Kong Open crown yesterday.
OVERNIGHT leader Mardan Mamat of Singapore ended a two-year title drought by romping to a commanding six-shot victory at the US$1 million (RM3.4 million) Resorts World Manila Masters presented by 918.com yesterday.
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