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.
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.
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.
BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund centre back Mats Hummels has told his club that he wants to join Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after the season ends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LIMOGES: A flight from Liverpool to Alicante was forced to land in France on Thursday after two drunken British nationals began fighting on board.
LEE Chong Wei checked into the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships today following a 23-21, 21-12 win over Hong Kong's Vincent Wong in the second round.
LONDON: A sweep of the press room before Leicester City’s recent victory over Swansea City confirmed the extent to which their pursuit of Premier League glory has captivated global audiences.
VILLARREAL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called for bravery from his players if they are to overcome Villarreal to reach the Europa League final and maintain their hopes of Champions League football next season.
ROME: Online retail giant Alibaba is on the verge of leading a Chinese takeover of AC Milan from disgraced former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, Italian media reported Wednesday.
MADRID: Saul Niguez announced himself as one of Europe’s most promising midfielders by scoring a stunning individual goal to edge Atletico Madrid a step closer to their second Champions League final in three years.
LEE Chong Wei got off to a great start at the Badminton Asia Championships today with a convincing 21-16, 21-14 win over China's Wang Zhengming.
KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David took a step closer to a ninth world title after advancing to the quarter-finals of the Naza Women's World Squash Championship in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.
SEOUL: South Korea’s Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled long-sleeved shirts and pants it says will help protect the country’s Olympic athletes from the mosquito-borne Zika virus at this year’s games in Rio de Janeiro.
JAKARTA: Indonesian officials have met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Zurich in a bid to end the crisis engulfing football in the Southeast Asian nation.
RIO DE JANEIRO: If the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were held today, the United States would win the most medals — and the most golds. And American swimmer Michael Phelps would collect five more gold medals and a bronze, bringing his overall total to 28 with a career gold-medal haul of 23.
LONDON: Thousands of sympathisers were expected to pay an emotional tribute to the Hillsborough disaster victims on Wednesday after a landmark inquest found that 96 Liverpool football fans were unlawfully killed.
MANCHESTER: Champions League top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was a frustrated spectator as his Real Madrid side played out a slow-burning 0-0 draw at Manchester City in Tuesday’s semi-final first leg.
THE inaugural F4 Southeast Asia championship (F4SEA) will help aspiring drivers make it to Formula One.
(Motorsports) Jazeman makes history as first Asian to finish on podium at Blancpain Endurance Series
KUALA LUMPUR: Jazeman Jaafar made a historic debut in the Blancpain Endurance Series as he became the first Asian to stand on the podium in the competition after coming in second at the Monza Circuit in Italy recently.
KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David survived a scare against former world champion Rachael Grinham to get her title defence at the Naza Women's World Championship underway in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday.
MELBOURNE: The International Cricket Council has criticised West Indies for using their victory speech at the World Twenty20 tournament to complain about their cricket board after a long drawn-out pay dispute.
BARCELONA: Bayern Munich destroyed Atletico Madrid’s dreams of winning the European Cup in 1974 and are out to wreck their hopes of reaching a second Champions League final in three years when they visit the Spanish capital for the semi-final first leg.
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