(Soccer) Chile retain Copa with shootout win over Argentina

By Reuters - Monday, 27 June 2016.

EAST RUTHERFORD: Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world’s oldest continental soccer competition.


(Football) Messi retires as Chile stun Argentina in Copa America

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:02

EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to defeat against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final.

France, Germany and Belgium reach Euro 2016 quarterfinals

By AP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:11

PARIS: France, Germany and Belgium sealed their places in the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Sunday as three of the pre-tournament favourites lived up to their promise.

(Euro 2016) Germany's Boateng confident of being fit for quarter-final

By Reuters - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:50

LILLE: Germany defender Jerome Boateng, who scored in their win over Slovakia on Sunday, said his calf injury was improving and he was confident of being fit for the quarter-final with holders Spain or Italy.

(Euro 2016) Hungary bow out with heads high, looking to future

By Reuters - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:40

TOULOUSE: Hungary may have been trounced by Belgium in Toulouse on Sunday, but as the Magyars bow out of Euro 2016, they can look forward to a brighter future, coach Bernd Storck said.

(Euro) Germany enters quarter-finals, defeating Slovakia 3-0

By AFP - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 02:31

Lille: Jerome Boateng scored his first international goal to set Germany on their way to a 3-0 win against Slovakia at Euro 2016 on Sunday as the world champions cruised into the quarter-finals.

(Euro) France beat Ireland 2-1 to make final eight

By Reuters - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:27

LYON: Hosts France came from behind to beat 10-man Ireland 2-1 and reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after a tactical switch freed forward Antoine Griezmann to score two second-half goals at Parc OL on Sunday.

(Motorsports) Disappointing outing for Malaysian riders at Dutch GP

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 22:11

KUALA LUMPUR: IT was a disappointing outing overall for Malaysian riders at the Dutch round of the MotoGP World Championships as only rookie Adam Norrodin managed to cross the finish line at Assen today.

(Football) Malaysia draws 1-1 with Fiji

By AJITPAL SINGH - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia ended their Tour of Oceania with a 1-1 draw with Fiji at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi today.

With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:45

GLENDALE: Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished fourth in the Copa America with a 1-0 defeat against Colombia on Saturday night.

(Football) Irish angry at 'unfair' ticket allocation for France clash

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:20

LYON: Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill has attacked Euro 2016 organisers for giving his country only 4,500 tickets for the crunch game against France on Sunday.

(Football) I won't beg for England job, says Hodgson

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:50

CHANTILLY: England manager Roy Hodgson believes that the achievements of his four-year tenure speak for themselves ahead of his side’s slippery Euro 2016 last 16 tie against underdogs Iceland.

(Tennis) Serena battles rivals, self-doubt at Wimbledon

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:20

LONDON: Serena Williams finds herself under siege from revitalised rivals and an army of doubters as the defending champion starts her bid for a seventh Wimbledon title and a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam crown.

(Boxing) Imperious Joshua retains world title

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:00

LONDON: Anthony Joshua cruised to a seventh round victory over Dominic Breazeale in a first world title defence on Saturday night.

(EURO 2016) Ronaldo, Portugal beat Croatia 1-0

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 08:28

LENS: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal seized their chance to stay in the chase for an elusive first title together on Saturday.

(Euro 2016) Poland sink Swiss on penalties after brilliant Shaqiri goal

By Reuters - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 00:08

ST ETIENNE: Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out to reach the European Championship quarter-finals for the first time following a riveting last-16 clash that ended 1-1 after extra time on Saturday.

(Motorsports) Tough for Malaysian trio at Assen

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 23:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed weather conditions today hampered Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah's chances of securing a strong qualifying position in what was a slow day overall for Malaysian riders in Assen.

(RugbyU) Farrell kicks England to 44-40 win over Wallabies to sweep series

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 21:01

SYDNEY: Owen Farrell kicked England to a pulsating 44-40 win over Australia to sweep their rugby union series 3-0 in Sydney on Saturday.

(RugbyU Commentary) England up in the clouds

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 20:29

ENGLISH rugby is on a high right now and why not?

(Euro 2016) Iceland takes on England, the team it cheered from afar

By AP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 18:22

NICE: Brought up on a regular supply of the Premier League, Iceland’s players are used to cheering on England at major soccer tournaments.

(RugbyU) All Blacks thump Wales 46-6 sweep series

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 18:13

DUNEDIN: New Zealand pounded Wales with pace and intensity and a masterful performance by Beauden Barrett to sweep the three-Test series with a 46-6 victory in Dunedin on Saturday.

(Athletics) India's Chand defies the odds to make Rio 100m

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 17:50

MUMBAI: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand made the cut for the women’s 100m at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, less than a year after she was cleared to race following the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling on gender testing guidelines.

Foreign players 'shocked' by Brexit at Euro 2016

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:47

PARIS: At the European football championships on Friday it was left to players from the rest of Europe to express shock that Britain had voted to break away from the European Union.

(Euro 2016) Croatia aim to 'limit' Ronaldo

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:33

LENS: Croatia coach Ante Cacic believes his side can shut out Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo to reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals on Saturday.

(Euro 2016) N.Ireland primed for Bale in 'cup tie', says coach

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:26

PARIS: Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill is counting on more defensive heroics to counter the threat posed by Gareth Bale in Saturday’s British “cup tie” against Wales in the last 16 of Euro 2016 in Paris.

Bundesliga intel preps Swiss for Poland clash

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:15

SAINT-ÉTIENNE: Experience forged in the German league will help Switzerland’s Bundesliga stars when they face Robert Lewandowski’s Poland in the last 16 at Euro 2016 on Saturday.

(Euro 2016) Knockout ties will bring out best in Germany

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:06

LILLE: Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer believes the world champions can put a slow start to Euro 2016 behind them and thrive under the pressure of knockout football when they face Slovakia on Sunday.

(Copa America) Messi ready for crowning glory in final

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 09:42

NEW YORK: Lionel Messi will bid to gild his legacy as the greatest footballer of his generation here Sunday by ending Argentina’s 23-year wait for a major title in a dream final against holders Chile in the Copa America Centenario.

(Football) Azzurri ready for Spain challenge, says Chiellini

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:49

MONTPELLIER: Key defender Giorgio Chiellini insists Italy’s confidence remains intact as the beaten 2012 finalists prepare to beat their “bogey team” Spain to a Euro 2016 quarter-final spot on Monday.

(Football) England players not distracted by Brexit, says Kane

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 22:40

CHANTILLY: Harry Kane on Friday said that the England squad were not “focused” on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as they prepare for a Euro 2016 tie with Iceland.

(Baseball) Japan hit king Ichiro named Guinness record-breaker

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 19:00

TOKYO: Japanese superstar Ichiro Suzuki was recognised by Guinness World Records as professional baseball’s base hit king Friday after taking his count in Japan and Major League Baseball to 4,257.