LIVERPOOL: Liverpool striker Divock Origi has challenged his team-mates to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea when they host relegation-threatened Swansea on Saturday.
MADRID: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he is responsible for the European champions’ back-to-back defeats as they look to return to winning ways when Malaga visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
GAP: The opening special of the Monte Carlo Rally was cancelled Thursday after a spectator was fatally injured in an accident involving New Zealander Hayden Paddon's Hyundai i20.
FRANCEVILLE: Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored as Senegal defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in Franceville Thursday to become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
MADRID: Barcelona ended a decade-long drought without winning away to Real Sociedad on Thursday as Neymar’s first-half penalty handed the Spanish champions a 1-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg lead.
MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic suffered arguably the biggest defeat of his career when he crashed out of the Australian Open to 117th-ranked Uzbek Denis Istomin on Thursday, extending his mystifying slump in form.
KUALA LUMPUR: Guilherme De Paula, a Malaysia Cup winner with Selangor in 2015, is back in the country – and this time, he is looking to help Kuala Lumpur recapture their former glories.
(Badminton) Beatriz, Jin Wei, out of Malaysia Masters, Ying Ying makes it through
MELBOURNE: Britain’s Dan Evans said he was hoping to find a new kit sponsor after he reached the Australian Open third round wearing a Aus$20 ($15) shirt he bought in a Melbourne shop.
MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted he was surprised by his side’s slow start as they slumped to a second defeat in four days, 2-1 at home to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday.
JOHOR BARU: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) has announced the appointment of former JDT II coach Benjamin Mora to take up the spot left vacant by Mario Gomez, who officially parted ways with the award-winning football club,today.
SIBU: DESPITE not being in her best condition, the nation’s No. 1 Goh Jin Wei still pushed on to reach the second round of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold on today.
ARGENTINE Mario Gomez has resigned as Johor Darul Ta’zim coach. The club had announced this on their Johor Southern Tigers Facebook account yesterday.
MADRID: Louis van Gaal says he is not definitely done with football just yet, after appearing to suggest earlier this week that he was retiring from the game at 65.
KUALA LUMPUR: A title drought continues to haunt Malaysian squash queen Datuk Nicol David in the PSA World Tour tournament.
KUANTAN: Pahang Football Association (PFA) have decided to remain neutral in the nomination of a candidate for the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) presidency.
MILAN: Antonio Candreva came off the bench to hit an extra-time winner as wasteful Inter Milan secured their Italian Cup quarter-final spot with a thrilling 3-2 win over Bologna on Tuesday.
WELLINGTON: All Blacks flyhalf Aaron Cruden will leave New Zealand at the end of this year’s Super Rugby season after signing a three-year contract with French side Montpellier.
SIBU: R. Satheishtharan is hoping to make the best out of his GP Gold debut by reaching the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters.
MELBOURNE: Serena Williams launched her bid for a 23rd grand slam title with a 6-4 6-3 win over Belinda Bencic at the Australian Open on Tuesday, swatting aside doubts over her fitness and motivation on a sweltering day at Melbourne Park.
LONDON: Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahmovic says the pressure on him that comes from outside is like a kindergarten compared to the pressure he places on himself every time he trains or plays for Manchester United.
SIBU: Independent shuttler Zulfadli Zulkiffli has vowed to ensure that the men's singles title at the Malaysia Masters remains in the hand of a Malaysian player.
LONDON: German driver Pascal Wehrlein will race for Sauber this season, the Swiss-based Formula One team said on Monday in a move that clears the way for Finland’s Valtteri Bottas to join world champions Mercedes.
KUALA LUMPUR: The famous Putra Indoor Stadium here has been rebranded as Axiata Arena in an effort towards building a sporting nation.
MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Liverpool had come to Old Trafford with the aim of stifling his side following Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw between the teams.
WELLINGTON: New Zealand pulled off a remarkable seven-wicket win in the first Test against Bangladesh in Wellington on Monday.
MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane urged his side to put their disappointment of a first defeat in 40 games behind them as Sevilla produced a remarkable late turnaround to breathe new life into the Spanish title race with a 2-1 win on Sunday.
MELBOURNE: It was when she spotted Roger Federer pretending to play the bongo drums during one of her matches at the Hopman Cup in Perth this month that Belinda Bencic really knew she was having fun.
LIVERPOOL: Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were delivered a grievous blow on Sunday as Everton’s inspired Romelu Lukaku and teenagers Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman made it another crushing afternoon for Pep Guardiola.
ALOR STAR: Kedah-born footballer Mohd Faiz Subri received a RM20,000 cash incentive from the Kedah Football Association (KFA) for his historic achievement in winning the FIFA Puskas Award 2016 last week.
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