WARSAW: A Polish discus thrower has sold his silver medal from the Rio 2016 Olympics to help a three-year-old boy with eye cancer, reports China’s Xinhua news agency.
BANTING: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today declined to reply to reporters’ queries on the pendrive handed over to him by the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.
MONACO: Manchester United will come up against their former striker Robin van Persie after being drawn in a tough Europa League group on Friday alongside Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk.
BRUSSELS: Former France star Thierry Henry has been named as the new assistant coach of Belgium, the national coach announced Roberto Martinez announced on Friday.
BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski claimed a hat-trick as defending champions Bayern Munich brushed Werder Bremen aside with a 6-0 win in Friday’s opening match of the new German league season.
LONDON: Antonio Conte is taking nothing for granted when Chelsea host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday after the promoted side stunned Liverpool last weekend.
LONDON: Jurgen Klopp returns to the scene of his first game as Liverpool manager at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday, still searching for an effective winning formula.
LONDON: Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney believes new manager Jose Mourinho’s methods are already bearing fruit ahead of his side’s Premier League trip to Hull City on Saturday.
MANCHESTER: Claudio Bravo must wait to make his Manchester City debut as he prepares to watch his new club’s home Premier League game with West Ham United on Sunday from the stands at the Etihad Stadium.
TOP seeds Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing lived up to their billing when they reached the semi-finals of the Kedah Open today.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tunku Mahkota Johor (TMJ) Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, the owner of the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team, has handed over the pendrive alleged to have information on malpractices in the FA of Malaysia to the Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sports training in the country needs to focus on mental strength to boost national athletes’ capability to be more successful at the top level, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
RIO DE JANEIRO: US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Thursday.
MONACO: Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award on Thursday after winning both last season’s Champions League and Euro 2016 with Portugal.
MONACO: Manchester City’s new coach Pep Guardiola will be heading back to Barcelona after the Premier League club was pitted against his former team in the Champions League draw on Thursday.
SEPANG: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will be reshuffle the national team as preparation to ensure Malaysia continues to be the main challenger for medals in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has urged manager Jurgen Klopp to deploy him in his favoured centre forward position, where he operates on “autopilot.”
KUALA LUMPUR: National coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee undertook radical changes following the international retirements of four key players, in announcing on Thursday the national team for next month's friendly against Indonesia.
MONACO: The eyes of European football will be on Monaco on Thursday as holders Real Madrid and the rest of the continent’s elite discover their fate when the Champions League group-stage draw is made.
DUBLIN: Robbie Keane will make his final appearance for the Republic of Ireland in next week’s friendly against Oman after the country’s record goal scorer announced his imminent retirement from international duty.
PARIS: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he didn’t believe his country could win Euro 2016 and said that last season was probably the best of his glittering career.
SOUTHAMPTON: Jason Roy overcame a dizzy spell to lead England’s charge to a 44-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-marred first one-day international against Pakistan in Southampton on Wednesday.
BERLIN: Last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund resume the chase to knock Bayern Munich from the top of the German league having made eight new signings – and losing a trio of stars.
BERLIN: Bayern Munich kick off the 2016/17 German Bundesliga season at home to Werder Bremen on Friday with their rivals out to stop them winning a fifth straight Bundesliga title.
MANCHESTER: Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says he will not play for another club in Europe despite being unable to seal a place in the squad under new manager Jose Mourinho.
LONDON: Burnley suffered an embarrassing English Football League Cup exit against fourth tier Accrington, while Fulham also claimed a Premier League scalp with their second-round win over Middlesbrough on Wednesday.
BERNE: Four-times European champions Ajax missed out on the Champions League group stage after losing 4-1 to Rostov as Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach eased through the playoffs on Wednesday.
MANCHESTER: Joe Hart played potentially his last Manchester City game as Pep Guardiola’s team rubber-stamped their place in the Champions League group phase by beating Steaua Bucharest 1-0 on Wednesday.
US Soccer handed goalkeeper Hope Solo a six-month ban from internationals on Wednesday after she branded opponents Sweden “a bunch of cowards” at this month’s Rio Olympics.
SEPANG: Pandelela Rinong dubbed her return to Malaysia alongside dive partner Cheong Jun Hoong as a 'surreal' experience after receiving a heroes' welcome at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today.
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