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(Olympics) Rio sends off rocky yet rousing Games with tropical tribute

By Reuters - Monday, 22 August 2016.

RIO DE JANEIRO: A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America’s first Games.

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Polish athlete sells Rio silver medal to save 3-year-old boy battling cancer

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 14:37

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.

Khairy keeps mum over pendrive issue

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 13:58

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.

Man U meet Van Persie's Fenerbahce, Inter to face Southampton

By Reuters - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:30

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.

(Football) Arsenal legend Henry becomes Belgium assistant coach

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:13

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.

(Football) Lewandowski hat-trick as Bayern rout Bremen 6-0

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:19

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.

(Football) Chelsea won't fall into Burnley trap, says Conte

By Reuters - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:05

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.

(Football) Klopp seeks Liverpool lift-off on Spurs return

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:00

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.

(Football) Rooney hails Man Utd momentum as Hull await

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 09:58

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.

(Football) Bravo must await debut as City host Hammers

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 09:45

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.

(Badminton) Top seeds Kian Meng-Pei Jing storm into Kedah Open semi-finals

By Fabian Peter - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 21:16

TOP seeds Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing lived up to their billing when they reached the semi-finals of the Kedah Open today.

Tunku Ismail hands over pendrive to Khairy

By Bernama - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 17:43

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.

Sports training needs to focus on mental strength

By Bernama - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:54

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.

(Olympics) Swimmer Lochte charged over false robbery claim

By AFP - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 08:52

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.

(Football) Ronaldo crowned UEFA Best Player in Europe

By AFP - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 08:26

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.

(Football) Guardiola returns to Barcelona with City in Champions League

By AP - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 08:18

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.

(Badminton) BAM to reshuffle squad in preparation for Tokyo 2020

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:53

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's Sturridge frustrated with wide role under Klopp

By Reuters - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:11

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has urged manager Jurgen Klopp to deploy him in his favoured centre forward position, where he operates on “autopilot.”

(Football) New-look Malaysia set for Indonesian test

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 14:26

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.

(Football) Real Madrid, Barcelona to be feared in Champions League draw

By AFP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:10

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.

(Football) Keane named in Republic of Ireland squad for farewell appearance

By AFP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:18

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.

(Football) Last season 'the best of my career', says Ronaldo

By AFP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:05

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.

(Cricket) Jason Roy sets up England win over Pakistan

By AFP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:01

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.

(Football) New-look Dortmund in pursuit of Bundesliga title

By AFP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:02

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.

(Football) Ancelotti's Bayern kick off eyeing fifth straight title

By AFP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:50

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.

Schweinsteiger says Man United will be his last European club

By Reuters - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:30

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.

(Football) Burnley, Middlesbrough suffer shock League Cup exits

By AFP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:24

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.

(Football) Ajax misery, Gladbach storm into Champions League group stage

By Reuters - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:13

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.

(Football) Fans hail Hart as Man City reach Champions League group phase

By AFP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:03

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.

Hope Solo hit with six-month ban over 'cowards' comments

By Reuters - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:02

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.

Pandelela in a daze over 'surreal' welcome by fans at KLIA

By Fadhli Ishak - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 19:29

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.