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Mighty Selangor fall

By AJITPAL SINGH AND ZAINUDDIN - Thursday, 21 August 2014.

TEN-MAN Selangor succumbed to their first defeat to Police in 13 meetings, losing 2-0 to the Premier League champions in a Malaysia Cup Group D match at Shah Alam Stadium yesterday.

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Atletico Madrid clinches Super Cup

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 07:30

MADRID: Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic’s early goal secured a 1-0 win over Real Madrid and a 2-1 aggregate success to clinch the Spanish Super Cup and gain some revenge for last season’s Champions League final defeat.

Nicol David ousted in CIMB Malaysian Open semi-finals

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 20:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David's run of 11 consecutive CIMB Malaysian Open women's finals came to a stuttering end with defeat to Egypt's Raneem El Weleily at the Nu Sentral Mall here today.

Figure skating: Japan ex-champ blames booze for sex harassment scandal

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 13:38

TOKYO: Japanese figure-skating heartthrob Daisuke Takahashi has denied being the victim of sexual harassment as a scandal raged over magazine photos of him in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport, local media reported today.

England braced for Balotelli return

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:37

LONDON: English football was preparing to welcome back one of its most controversial characters on Friday amid reports Liverpool had made an audacious move to sign Mario Balotelli.

Mackay apologises for 'disrespectful' messages

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:19

LONDON: Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has apologised for sending text messages that were “disrespectful of other cultures” after he was ruled out of the running to take over at Premier League Crystal Palace on Thursday.

Staring at suspension

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:12

THE Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) has 14 days from yesterday to respond to a show cause letter as to why it shouldn’t be suspended under the Sports Development Act 1997.

Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned team in Indian league

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:12

MUMBAI: Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra (pic) was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League yesterday.

Golden double

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:11

AMERICAN super teen Katie Ledecky came close to breaking yet another world record on her way to a majestic freestyle double on the opening night of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships yesterday.

Zenit, Porto close in on group stage

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:11

ZENIT St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday.

Djokovic still the favourite

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:11

ROGER Federer is the form player going into next week’s US Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe.

Serena named top seed

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:11

NEW YORK: Two-time defending champion Serena Williams was named the top seed on Wednesday for the US Open, the year’s final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens on Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.

Bottas charged up

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:10

VALTTERI Bottas believes his much-improved Mercedes-powered Williams team have their best opportunity of the season at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Di Maria wants out of Real

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:10

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that midfielder Angel di Maria has asked to leave the European champions before the end of the transfer window.

PSG struggle with injuries

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:10

INJURIES to several key players mean that Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to struggling Evian in Ligue 1 today may prove a stiffer test than the reigning champions bargained for.

Ronaldo fit for Super Cup decider

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:10

BARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo (pic) will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid today, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed yesterday.

Dilemma for the champs

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:09

BAYERN Munich manager Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache ahead of the defending champions’ Bundesliga opener against VfL Wolfsburg today.

Wenger does not regret turning down Fabregas

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:09

LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he has no regrets over not re-signing Cesc Fabregas despite the Spanish midfielder's dazzling performance for Chelsea at Burnley.

Super Mario takes flight

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:09

LIVERPOOL have had a £16 million (RM84 million) bid accepted by AC Milan for Italy striker Mario Balotelli.

United aim to quell fears at Sunderland

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:08

LONDON : Manchester United will go in search of their first Premier League win under manager Louis van Gaal when they travel to Sunderland on Sunday.

‘United could go into wilderness’

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:06

MANCHESTER United great Paul Scholes has said he is scared about the club’s future and believes they could spiral into decline in the same way rivals Liverpool did in the 1990s.