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(Football) Big clubs need big managers, boasts Mourinho

By AFP - Friday, 27 May 2016.

LONDON: Jose Mourinho boasted that giant clubs needed the best managers as he took over at Manchester United on Friday.

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(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.

Bale finally at home with Real stardom

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 08:59

MADRID: On the eve of his second Champions League final since joining Real Madrid, Welsh star Gareth Bale admitted he is more at home with the fame and demands at the world’s richest club.

Promotion about pride not cash says Bruce

By AFP - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 08:53

LONDON: Steve Bruce insists Hull City will be motivated by glory rather than greed when they face Sheffield Wednesday for the lucrative prize of promotion to the Premier League in Saturday’s Championship play-off final.

(Football) Safiq Rahim ruled out of Msia friendly against Myanmar

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 19:39

PETALING JAYA: Captain Safiq Rahim has been ruled out of Malaysia's friendly international against Myanmar in Yangon on Saturday and is also an injury doubt for the Asian Cup qualifiers against Timor Leste in early June.

Leicester's Kante set for international stardom at Euro 16

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:38

PARIS: From rejection for being too small and too timid, N’Golo Kante has become a hot property who will be one of the most watched players at the European Championship finals.

Benitez takes full control over football matters at Newcastle

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:30

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE: Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has been assured full control of football-related decisions by the club’s hierarchy as he aims for the side’s immediate return to the Premier League.

Bayern hint Goetze not first choice under Ancelotti

By Reuters - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 15:33

BERLIN: Bayern Munich on Thursday suggested attacking midfielder Mario Goetze’s playing future at the German champions may remain on the bench, even though he showed his desire to earn a starting spot after turning down a possible move away.

Atletico seek final step to rewrite Madrid derby history

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:51

MADRID: In the dying moments of Diego Simeone’s second Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid coach, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: “Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby.”

Rashford faces Euro audition as decision time looms

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 09:59

SUNDERLAND: England manager Roy Hodgson has challenged Marcus Rashford to make his life difficult when the Manchester United sensation auditions for a Euro 2016 place in Friday’s friendly against Australia.

Tennis: Djokovic wary of 'shark' attack at French Open

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 09:15

PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic will go ‘shark’ hunting at the French Open on Thursday as he looks to seal a place in the last 32.

Al Jufferi, Pandelela are sportsman, sportswoman of the year

By Fadhli Ishak - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 01:02

PUTRAJAYA: Mohd Al Jufferi Jamari entered the history books as the first ever pencak silat exponent to win Sportsman of the Year as diver Pandelela Rinong took the women's title for a third time at the 2015 National Sports Awards ceremony here tonight.

(AFC Cup) Kaya is toast after 7-2 defeat to JDT

By DEVINDER SINGH - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 23:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim strolled into the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup after hammering Kaya of the Philippines 7-2 in a second round match at the Larkin Stadium on Wednesday.

(Sukma) Federal Territory contingents targets 70 gold medal-haul

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 20:03

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Territories contingent is targeting a 70 gold medal-haul in the upcoming 18th Malaysia Games (Sukma) which will be held in Sarawak on July 22-31.

(Football) Man Utd hold day two of Mourinho talks

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 19:52

LONDON: Manchester United were locked in a second day of talks with Jose Mourinho’s agents on Wednesday, hammering out a deal to sweep the controversial Portuguese boss into Old Trafford.

Abdul Latiff keen to win first cap with national football team

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 15:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Abdul Latiff Suhaimi is eager to earn his first cap with the national team when they play Myanmar in Yangon on the eve of his birthday on Saturday.

Ex-Dutch star Bosz agrees three-year deal to manage Ajax

By Reuters - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 15:48

AMSTERDAM: Ajax Amsterdam have appointed former Netherlands international midfielder Peter Bosz as their new manager on a three-year deal, the club has confirmed.

Madrid stars thriving under Zidane's coaching methods

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:50

MADRID: Just five months into his first senior managerial role, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is already living up to the unenviable task of matching his credentials as one of the finest players of his generation.

Barton quits Burnley to join Rangers

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:37

GLASGOW: Joey Barton joined Scottish giants Rangers on a free transfer on Tuesday after the former England midfielder decided to leave Burnley despite their promotion to the Premier League.

Ronaldo limps out of Real Madrid training

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:15

MADRID: Doubts over Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness for Real Madrid’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday intensified after the three-time World Player of the Year limped off towards the end of training on Tuesday.

Ayestaran named Valencia coach till 2018

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:00

MADRID: Former Liverpool assistant manager Pako Ayestaran was confirmed as Valencia coach on a permanent basis on a two-year deal on Tuesday.

Liverpool sign Mainz goalkeeper Karius

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:56

LONDON: Liverpool signed Germany Under-21 goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz on Tuesday for a fee reported to be £4.7 million (US$6.8 million.

France's Varane rules out of Euro 16

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:43

PARIS: France’s Euro 2016 preparations took a knock on Tuesday with key defender Raphael Varane ruled out injured of next month’s tournament on home soil with his place taken by Adil Rami.