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Football Serie A: Juve jubilant as Milan see Europa dream fade

By AFP - Monday, 2 May 2016.

COACH Massimiliano Allegri watched Juventus celebrate winning a fifth consecutive title in Turin as former club AC Milan slipped into the Serie A doldrums and further out of contention for a place in Europe.

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Federer withdraws from Madrid Masters because of back injury

By AP - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 23:46

MADRID: Roger Federer withdrew from the Madrid Masters on Monday because of a back injury.

(Cycling) TSG aims to conquer at least 25 podiums this year

By Bernama - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:20

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Pro Asia Cycling Team (TSG) aims to conquer at least 25 podiums this year, according to State Youth, Sports and Human Resources Committee chairman Datuk Rozi Mamat.

Golf: Shin breaks through for first win at Texas Shootout

By AFP - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:22

LOS ANGELES: Jenny Shin became the third first time winner on the USLPGA Tour this year, coming from behind to close with a four-under 67 Sunday and win the Texas Shootout tournament.

Over to you, Spurs: Leicester 2 points away from EPL title

By AP - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 08:11

MANCHESTER: One chance gone for Leicester in its attempt to clinch a first English league title.

Football: Martial strikes as Man Utd make Leicester wait

By AFP - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 23:10

MANCHESTER: Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City must wait to complete their fairytale Premier League title quest after being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Chong Wei clinches Badminton Asia Championships crown

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 17:04

KUALA LUMPUR -- Lee Chong Wei produced a superb performance to clinch the men’s singles title at the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) in Wuhan, China today.

Snooker: Ding to face Selby in World Championship final

By AFP - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 08:57

LONDON: China’s Ding Junhui will face Mark Selby in the World Championship final on Sunday when he bids to become the first Asian player to win snooker’s most prestigious title.

With spotlight on top, Newcastle moves out of EPL drop zone

By AP - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 08:44

LONDON: Less than 24 hours before the global soccer spotlight falls on Leicester in its bid to win the top tier for the first time, Newcastle came out best in the scrapping at the other end of the English Premier League on Saturday.

Squash: Nour El Sherbini is new world champion

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 20:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Nour El Sherbini became Egypt's first women's world squash champion after beating England's World No 1 Laura Massaro in the Naza Women's World Championship final in Bukit Jalil on Saturday.

Malaysian weightlifting team notches Olympic qualification in Tashkent

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 18:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will compete in weightlifting at the Olympics for a first time since Beijing 2008 after the national team secured qualification for the Rio Games at the Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan today.

Lakers hire Walton as head coach

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:11

LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement to hire Luke Walton as their new coach, making the former player and current assistant with Golden State the 26th coach in franchise history.

Benitez not keen for mind games with Big Sam

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:59

LONDON: Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has told old rival Sam Allardyce to drop the mind games after the Sunderland boss claimed Crystal Palace could roll over at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Arsenal lock in 2017 Sydney dates for pre-season friendlies

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:52

SYDNEY: Arsenal on Saturday confirmed two 2017 pre-season friendlies in Sydney, continuing the growing trend of top clubs choosing Australia as a warm-up destination.

PSG rout Rennes to equal points record

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:46

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain matched their Ligue 1 points record from the 2013-14 season with Friday’s 4-0 rout of Rennes moving them onto 89 points with three games still to play.

Old Trafford coronation beckons for Leicester

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:40

LONDON: Leicester City can bring their fairytale pursuit of glory to a suitably spectacular conclusion on Sunday by beating Premier League standard-bearers Manchester United at Old Trafford to capture the title.

Klopp fumes over Liverpool's hectic schedule

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:36

SWANSEA: A frantic fixture programme is not about to ease up for Liverpool, who face their ninth match in 30 days when they visit Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday.

Olympic champion Kirani James breaks Drake record in 400m

By AP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:13

DES MOINES: Kirani James let the rest of the world know that he’s still the man to beat in the 400 meters.

Rugby European Cup: A Carter-Farrell face-off in Lyons

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00

THE European Cup final on May 14 will pit a team that has been there before and another that is playing for the title for the first time since the competition came into being in 1995 as the Heineken Cup.

Pellegrini wants Sterling to finish debut season on a high

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 08:25

SOUTHAMPTON: Manuel Pellegrini has challenged Raheem Sterling to end his first season with Manchester City on a high as the Champions League semi-finalists travel to Southampton on Sunday.

Khairy won't interfere, trusts Frost' evaluation

By Bernama - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 22:12

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin does not want to interfere in the selection of players for the Malaysian Thomas Cup squad and has confidence in the evaluation by the technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen.

Massaro, Sherbini to contest World Championship final

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 21:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Laura Massaro and Nour El Sherbini set up a repeat of the 2013 world title match after both reached the Naza Women's World Squash Championship final in Bukit Jalil on Friday.

Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

By AP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 18:24

LAUSANNE: Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA over a US$2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.

Dortmund's Hummels wants a move to rivals Bayern Munich

By Reuters - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 15:39

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund centre back Mats Hummels has told his club that he wants to join Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after the season ends.

Vardy absence won't stop Leicester title coronation, says Simpson

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:06

LONDON: Leicester City defender Danny Simpson insists the prolonged absence of star striker Jamie Vardy won’t stop the Premier League leaders clinching the most incredible title triumph in English football history at Manchester United on Sunday.

Bayern poised to make history despite Atletico distraction

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:54

BERLIN: Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich can become the first club to win a fourth consecutive Bundesliga title by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, amidst the distraction of their Champions League semi-final.

Tottenham's Alli banned for rest of the season

By Reuters - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:34

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will miss the rest of the season after he was give a three-match ban for violent conduct by the Football Association on Thursday.

Liverpool told to pay Burnley £6.5m for Ings

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:14

LONDON: Liverpool have been ordered to pay English second-tier club Burnley £6.5 million (US$9.5 million) for striker Danny Ings following a tribunal on Thursday.

Gameiro penalty gives Sevilla edge against Shakhtar

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:58

LVIV: Holders Sevilla remain on course to reach yet another Europa League final after escaping from Ukraine with a 2-2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in their semi-final first leg on Thursday.

Villarreal strike late to dent Liverpool Europa hopes

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:45

VILAREAL: Adrian Lopez’s stoppage-time winner put Villarreal on the verge of reaching their first ever Cup final with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

Nicol David makes early exit from World Championship

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 23:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Nour El Sherbini interrupted Nicol David's quest for a ninth world crown after winning their quarter-final tie 11-7, 10-12, 11-7, 11-5 at the Naza Women's World Squash Championship in Bukit Jalil today.