BEIJING: World record holder Liu Hong won the women’s 20 kilometres walk on Friday to give hosts China a first gold medal of the world championships.
BERLIN: Bayer Leverkusen head to Bayern Munich on Saturday planning to keep the Bavarians from the top of the Bundesliga table, but resigned to losing South Korea striker Son Heung-Min.
MILAN: Misfiring Paul Pogba could start on the bench while new defender Alex Sandro could make his debut as Juventus travel to Roma in the first big clash of the fledgling Serie A season on Sunday.
SYDNEY: Fullback Israel Folau has been named Australia’s best player by his peers, winning the prestigious John Eales Medal for the second year running.
MONACO: Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favourable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday.
BEIJING: Usain Bolt delivered Justin Gatlin a second knockout blow in five days to win his fourth straight 200 metres world title on Thursday and prove that when it comes to major championship sprinting, he simply has no peer.
KUALA LUMPUR - CHAN Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying extended their fine run at the Vietnam Open GP by reaching the quarter-finals today.
PETALING JAYA: Pahang received a kind draw in their bid to complete a hat-trick of Malaysia Cup titles when the tournament kicks off on Sept 11.
LONDON: Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that defender John Stones had handed in a formal transfer request and added the club would reject it on Thursday.
DHAKA: Bangladesh are just hoping to lose by no more than three goals when they take on Asian champions Australia for the first time in next week’s highly-anticipated World Cup qualifier in Perth.
TOKYO: Rugby’s world body Thursday called on Japan to supply a list of confirmed venues for the 2019 World Cup after Tokyo’s “disappointing” decision to remove a new national stadium from the line-up amid huge cost overruns.
PETALING JAYA: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will set up an independent advisory committee to reform the sport's national governing body.
PARIS: A Wayne Rooney hat-trick fired Manchester United back into the group stage of the Champions League with a 4-0 win, 7-1 on aggregate, in their play-off second leg at Club Brugge on Wednesday as Lazio crashed 3-0 at Bayer Leverkusen, 3-1 on aggregate.
LONDON: Everton came from 2-0 down to beat Barnsley 5-3 in extra-time in the second round of the English League Cup on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang's AFC Cup campaign is on the verge of imploding after crashing to a 4-0 defeat against Istiklol in the first leg of their quarter-final tie in Dushanbe on Wednesday.
Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, dropped a game but still came good to overcome Indonesia's Irfan Fadhilah-Weni Anggraini in the first round of the Vietnam Open GP today.
THERE have been many developments these last few days and there’ll be more by the end of the week as teams try to cut out the uncertainties with the 8th World Cup beckoning.
WELLINGTON: New Zealand Rugby (NZR) on Wednesday announced scrum-half Aaron Smith has signed a four-year contract extension taking him through to the 2019 World Cup.
MILAN: Some ‘tifosi’ might be licking their lips, but for some pundits AC Milan fans got the rawest deal on Tuesday when Mario Balotelli became the latest Premier League flop to return ‘home’ in a quest to resurrect his career.
LONDON: Tottenham will face north London enemies Arsenal and Aston Villa will take on bitter rivals Birmingham in a pair of League Cup third round derby showdowns.
PARIS: A header by Markus Rosenberg and an own goal from Dedryck Boyata condemned Scottish champions Celtic to a second successive season without the riches to be accrued from the Champions League group stage as Malmo beat them 2-0 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate in their play-off on Tuesday.
JOHOR BARU: Darul Ta’zim who defended their Super League title this season will be having a tough task ahead in the AFC Cup after only managing a 1-1 draw against Hong Kong side South China in their quarter-final first leg match at their home turf, the Tan Sri Hassan Yunos Stadium in Larkin here ton
BEIJING: Kenya’s David Rudisha claimed a second world 800m title with a smart tactical race in Beijing on Tuesday.
THE Kuala Lumpur Elite Sports Talent Avenue (KLESTA) will leave no stone unturned in working towards creating Olympians.
KUALA LUMPUR: Fiery, but friendly family feuds will take centre stage at the Sepang circuit this weekend.
JOHOR BARU: Thirteen Johor Darul Taa'zim (JDT) supporters were fined after they pleaded guilty a charge of being involved in a fracas after the Super League match between JDT and Perak last week.
LOS ANGELES: English driver Justin Wilson was declared dead on Monday after suffering a severe head injury during an IndyCar race in Pennsylvania, plunging the sport into mourning and triggering calls for a review of safety measures.
MILAN: Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli will return to AC Milan on a season-long loan deal thrashed out by the clubs on Monday, reports in Italy said.
PARIS: Manchester United are looking to complete the job over Club Brugge in their Champions League play-off second leg on Wednesday while Italy’s Lazio may have slightly more to do to secure a place in the group stages.
LONDON: Arsenal and Liverpool had to settle for a point each after a richly entertaining game of two halves beneath the Emirates Stadium drizzle implausibly finished 0-0 on Monday.
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