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Manny Pacquiao new WBO welterweight champion after beating Vargas

By Reuters - Sunday, 6 November 2016.

Manny Pacquiao put on a dazzling display in his return to the ring after a brief retirement, scoring a unanimous decision over champion Jessie Vargas to claim the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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(Football) West Brom set pieces beat Watford

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:23

WEST BROMWICH: Coach Tony Pulis ended a bad week on a high note as West Brom beat Watford 3-1 to move above Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

(Football) Ramos rescues Real in El Clasico stalemate

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:22

BARCELONA: Sergio Ramos’s stoppage-time equaliser maintained Real Madrid’s six-point lead at the top of La Liga as the European champions salvaged a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in Saturday’s El Clasico.

(Football) Sunderland off the bottom as Leicester crash again

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:19

SUNDERLAND: Sunderland climbed off the bottom of the Premier League as Leicester City’s disastrous title defence suffered another blow with a 2-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

(Football) Kane double gets five-star Spurs back on track

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:12

LONDON: Tottenham claimed only their second win in 11 matches as Harry Kane celebrated signing a new long-term contract with two goals in a 5-0 rout of struggling Swansea on Saturday.

(Football) Benteke double ends Palace misery

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:08

LONDON: A double from Belgian international striker Christian Benteke inspired Crystal Palace to a 3-0 win over Southampton and saved manager Alan Pardew’s job in ending a six match Premier League losing streak on Saturday.

(Football) Stoke boss Burnley to move ninth

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:04

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Jonathan Walters and Marc Muniesa inspired Stoke to a 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, lifting Mark Hughes’ side into the top half of the Premier League table.

(Rugby) England beat Australia to complete perfect year

By Reuters - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 00:47

LONDON: England overcame an awful start to roar back superbly and overwhelm Australia 37-21 at Twickenham on Saturday to complete a perfect year of 13 victories under coach Eddie Jones.

(Football) Spanish taxman investigates Ronaldo revelations

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 23:42

MADRID: Spanish tax authorities are investigating reports that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo hid 150 million euros ($160 million) from image rights in tax havens.

(Football) Guardiola apologises for Man City meltdown

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 23:29

MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola issued an apology after his side lost their cool and were reduced to nine men during Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Chelsea.

(Football) Costa keeps Chelsea flying as Man City lose their cool

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 22:46

MANCHESTER: Diego Costa starred as Premier League leaders Chelsea roared back to win 3-1 on Saturday in an ill-tempered game at Manchester City, who had Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho dismissed.

(Football) Bayern hit form as Ancelotti adopts Pep's tactics

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 22:42

BERLIN: Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti took a leaf out of predecessor Pep Guardiola’s book as the Bavarian giants’ hit form in a 3-1 Bundesliga win at Mainz.

(Football) Klopp hints at Sakho sale

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 21:36

LONDON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted he could sell exiled Mamadou Sakho in January after admitting the French defender is no longer in his first-team squad.

(Football) Agency denies tax evasion by Ronaldo and Mourinho

By Reuters - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 21:15

PARIS: The football agency Gestifute has denied that clients including Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho are involved in any tax evasion after a media consortium reported that they had used tax havens to handle tens of millions of euros in earnings.

(Football) Puskas finalist Faiz often watched Messi, Ronaldo freekicks on YouTube

By Bernama - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 21:05

JERLUN: Mohd Faiz Subri, who is the frontrunner for this year’s FIFA’s Puskas Award, often watched clips of freekicks taken by football superstars like Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on YouTube, said his father Subri Kadir.

(Formula One) Verstappen a double winner again at FIA awards

By Reuters - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 18:18

VIENNA: Dutch Formula One driver Max Verstappen collected two special awards for the second year in a row at the International Automobile Federation (FIA)’s gala prize-giving ceremony on Friday.

Uncatchable Bolt swoops for sixth IAAF award

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 17:28

MONACO: Usain Bolt, winner of a sixth IAAF Athlete of the Year award on Friday, remains a beacon for clean athletes amid doping and corruption scandals that have mired the sport in recent times.

(Football) Hamsik targets Maradona's goal record at Napoli

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 12:32

MILAN: Slovakia midfielder Marek Hamsik set his sights on Diego Maradona’s record haul of 115 goals for Napoli after hitting his 104th goal for the southerners in a 3-0 romp over Inter Milan on Friday.

(Football) Desperate Barca primed to end Madrid's unbeaten streak

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 09:00

BARCELONA: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes his side remain the team to beat in Spain but admits that victory over leaders Real Madrid in El Clasico on Saturday is paramount to their title chances.

How Faiz scored the wonder goal, who is Puskas?

By Bernama - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 23:54

KUALA LUMPUR: It all started on Feb 16, this year at a Super League match against Pahang, when Penang’s Mohd Faiz Subri’s effort which appeared to have defied physics, left the goalkeeper rooted to the ground as the ball curled from an impossible angle into the right corner of the net.

(Football) FIFA nominates Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann for best of 2016

By AFP - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 23:32

PARIS: FIFA on Friday said it had nominated Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to battle it out for the accolade of world player of the year.

(Formula One) Nico Rosberg announces shock retirement

By Reuters - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 21:42

LONDON: Nico Rosberg stunned Formula One on Friday with the shock announcement that he was retiring only days after winning his first world championship with Mercedes.

(Rugby) All hopes on Wallabies to upset English's straight wins

By Aziz Hassan - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 21:23

WHEN England hosts the Wallabies Saturday afternoon at Twickenham to try and move closer to a world record stretch of wins, the much anticipated part of the match would be the direct contest between the two number 8s.

FIFA Puskas Award: Faiz's 'wonder goal' has more than 1.3 million views to date

By Bernama - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 16:39

KUALA LUMPUR: As of 2pm today, as many as 1,348,827 people have viewed the ‘wonder goal’ scored by Penang Liga Malaysia footballer Mohd Faiz Subri, thus elevating the figures of those who had viewed goals by world stars such as Lionel Messi and Neymar.

(Football) Barcelona desperate to break Madrid's unbeaten streak

By AFP - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:21

MADRID: Barcelona are the more desperate side as Real Madrid visit Catalonia on Saturday for the first El Clasico of the season boasting a six-point lead at the top of La Liga.

(Football) FIFA chief to attend Brazil plane crash funerals

By AFP - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:14

SYDNEY: FIFA President Gianni Infantino Friday postponed a trip to Australia so he can attend funeral services for the footballers killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains.

(Squash) Malaysia tumble out of World Squash Championship

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 08:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Hong Kong sent Malaysia to their earliest exit at the Women's World Team Squash Championship since 2004 with a shock 2-1 win in the quarter-finals in Paris on Thursday.

(Football) Conte's high-flying Chelsea face tough test at Man City

By Reuters - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 08:05

LONDON: Chelsea’s renaissance under Antonio Conte comes under renewed scrutiny when the Premier League leaders visit Manchester City this weekend on the back of a seven-match winning streak.

(Badminton) Mei Kuan-Meng Yean upset third seeds to reach Macau Open quarter-finals

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 20:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean staged a superb upset today to reach the quarter-finals of the Macau Open.

Brazilian grappler Barbosa to fly Jalur Gemilang high in Mexico City [VIDEO]

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 19:02

KUALA LUMPUR: “Malaysia has changed my life. That is why I'm carrying its name when I walk onto the mats in Mexico.”

It hurts me to drop players, says Mourinho

By Reuters - Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 16:36

MANCHESTER: Jose Mourinho said it hurt him to have to leave players out of his side after Manchester United swept aside West Ham United 4-1 to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday.