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(Football) Milan readies for glitzy, all-Spanish Champions League final

By AFP - Saturday, 28 May 2016.

MILAN: Milan’s San Siro stadium is preparing for a glitzy all-Spanish final of the Champions League final on Saturday as fans of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid packed the city in glorious summer sunshine.

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England to face Portugal ahead of Euro 16

By AFP - Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:19

LONDON: England manager Roy Hodgson could reveal his hand ahead of Euro 2016 when his side tackle Portugal at Wembley on Thursday in their final pre-tournament warm-up match.

'Lewangoalski' emerges from Poland's dust

By AFP - Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 09:39

WARSAW: Out of a thick cloud of dust, it is just possible to make out a scrum of boys fighting for a football. The photo is old, taken years before Robert Lewandowski shot to stardom.

Rashford named in England Euro 2016 squad

By AFP - Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 09:09

LONDON: Manchester United’s teenage striker Marcus Rashford was included in England’s final 23-man Euro 2016 squad, which was announced on Tuesday, as Danny Drinkwater and Andros Townsend dropped out.

(Badminton) Msia mixed doubles crash and burn at Indonesia Open

By Fabian Peter - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 21:46

MALAYSIA'S interest in the mixed doubles event at the Indonesia Open ended today following the exit of Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying.

Cash tells Kyrgios to ditch Twitter, train harder

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:10

MELBOURNE: Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has urged Nick Kyrgios to cut out distractions such as social media and practice harder to fulfil his potential, but the Australian firebrand responded by telling Cash to mind his own business – via Twitter.

Mourinho makes peace with Charlton on United visit

By AFP - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:04

LONDON: Jose Mourinho made peace with Bobby Charlton as Manchester United’s new manager met the Old Trafford icon at the club’s Carrington training ground on Monday.

No Neymar as Brazil search for new identity in Copa America

By AFP - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:05

LOS ANGELES: Two years after their traumatic World Cup semi-final exit, Brazil are haunted by the past as they head into the Copa America Centenario aiming for their first title in nearly a decade.

Time is now for weary Messi and Argentina

By AFP - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 09:56

LOS ANGELES: Lionel Messi must shrug off the gruelling demands of a globe-trotting schedule if he is to fulfill his dream of leading Argentina to a first major tournament victory in 23 years at the Copa America Centenario.

Keane faces Euro fitness race after injury blow

By AFP - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 09:34

LONDON: Robbie Keane faces a nervous wait to see if he will make the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2017 squad after being ruled out of their final warm-up game through injury.

Sweden lack fire without 'Ibra' in Slovenia stalemate

By AFP - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 08:51

MALMO: Sweden were sorely missing star striker and captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Monday as they lacked fire in a lacklustre 0-0 draw in a pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Slovenia in Malmo.

Payet helps Euro hosts France past Cameroon

By AFP - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 08:41

NANTES: West Ham’s Dimitri Payet scored a last-gasp wonder free-kick to help Euro 2016 hosts France snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cameroon on Monday.

(Badminton) Kien Keat-Boon Heong target World C'ships

By Fabian Peter - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 19:34

KOO Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong have set their sights on a new goal, and that is to qualify for the BWF World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland next year.

'I don't know what I sign', Messi told judge in fraud case

By AFP - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 18:00

BARCELONA: Argentina star Lionel Messi, who is due to go on trial in Barcelona for alleged tax fraud, told a judge that he never looks at the contracts he signs, the El Periodico daily said Monday.

(Motor racing) Rossi's F1 dream on hold after Indy 500 win

By Reuters - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:00

INDIANAPOLIS: Only three men have ever won both the Indianapolis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix and Alexander Rossi is halfway to becoming the fourth after the rookie scored an unlikely win at the Brickyard on Sunday.

(Football) Terry backs Mourinho to be United success

By AFP - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 09:45

LONDON: Chelsea captain John Terry believes his former manager Jose Mourinho will lead Manchester United back to the top.

(Motorsports) Tough for Zulfahmi at Donington

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 21:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Zulfahmi Khairuddin struggled to make an impact at the United Kingdom round of the Supersport World Championship, finishing far from the points in the race at Donington today.

(Football) Zidane hails Real deal as Simeone ponders future

By AFP - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 08:44

MILAN: Zinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid as the “club of my life” after a dramatic Champions League penalty shoot-out victory over Atletico Madrid that left Diego Simeone pondering his future.

Nigerian-Malaysian teen making waves on local cycling scene

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 08:23

KUALA LUMPUR: He arrived on the scene to mysterious glances, his curled locks and features had already set Mohd Azim Ibrahim apart from the rest of the young cyclists bidding to make a career in the sport.

Investments in sports will not go wrong assures Khairy

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 23:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has urged more private companies to come forward and support SportsExcel’s vision for talent development.

(Football) Harimau Malaysia "fangless" against Myanmar

By BERNAMABERNAMA - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:31

KUALA LUMPUR: The Harimau Malaysia (national football squad) were “fangless” in their Class A international friendly match against Myanmar at the Thuwunna Youth Training Centre Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar today.

(Formula One) Ricciardo secures maiden pole for Monaco GP

By AFP - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:11

MONTE CARLO: Daniel Ricciardo secured his maiden pole position for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix with a stunning fastest lap for Red Bull in an incident-filled qualifying session on Saturday.

(Tennis) No Nadal but Djokovic back in action

By AFP - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 13:48

PARIS: Top seed Novak Djokovic resumes his quest for tennis glory at Roland Garros on Saturday with the job on the hand made all the easier by the bombshell withdrawal of Rafael Nadal.

(NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto Raptors to reach NBA finals

By AFP - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 12:16

NEW YORK: LeBron James scored 33 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers booked their place in the NBA finals with a 113-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday.

(Football) Messi scare as Argentina down Honduras

By AFP - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:25

SAN JUAN: Lionel Messi was taken to hospital after suffering an injury scare on Friday as Argentina defeated Honduras 1-0 in their only warm-up game before next month’s Copa America Centenario in the United States.

Malaysia look to return to winning ways against Myanmar

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 21:32

KUALA LUMPUR: National coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee is looking to end a run of four matches without a win when Malaysia face Myanmar in a friendly international in Yangon on Saturday.

Mourinho-Guardiola rivalry set to rekindle in England

By AP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 19:24

MADRID: The rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is about to be renewed.

(Football) Manchester United make Mourinho official

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 16:48

MANCHESTER: Manchester United on Friday officially named Jose Mourinho as their new manager in place of the sacked Louis van Gaal.

Lukaku eyes move away from Everton to 'win titles'

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:45

LONDON: Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku said he is looking for a move away from Everton to increase his chances of winning trophies.

Messi to give tax fraud testimony on June 2

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:35

BARCELONA: Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi will give evidence along with his father for allegedly defrauding Spain’s tax office of over four million euros (US$4.5 million) in unpaid taxes on June 2, a court source confirmed on Thursday.

Five classic Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid derbies

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:12

MADRID: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid clash in the Champions League final for the second time in three years in Milan on Saturday.