Messi Sr plays down Barca exit

Friday, 21 November 2014.

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi’s father Jorge has sought to play down comments his son made this week which suggested the four-times World Player of the Year could consider leaving Barcelona.


Jing Yi crashes

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

TEE Jing Yi’s impressive run at the Hong Kong Open came to an end at the hands of world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the quarter-finals yesterday.

Delia to face Rachael in final

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

DELIA Arnold is on course to clinch the IJM Land Penang Women’s Open title after qualifying for the final at the Nicol David International Squash Centre in Bukit Dumbar yesterday.

El Shorbagy dethrones Matthew

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:04

DOHA: World No 1 Mohamed El Shorbagy dethroned world champion Nick Matthew and reached the World Open final after a semi-final of extraordinary controversy both on and off the court on Thursday.

More trouble for MNCF

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:03

UNPAID prizemoney again threatens to derail both the Jelajah Malaysia and Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL), as the Malaysian Cycling Federation (MNCF) continues to battle the most sticky predicament in its history.  

Soh halts Gilmour’s streak

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:03

ASIAN champion Maximilian Soh managed to stop Sam Gilmour’s dominance on the waters of Pulau Duyong with a superb win against the Australian to secure second position after six flights of the second round-robin stage of Monsoon Cup Terengganu.

Singapore aim to lay pitch fears to rest

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:03

SINGAPORE will look to overcome concerns about the pitch at their gleaming new National Stadium as they launch the defence of their AFF Cup regional title this weekend.

Speak up, urges skipper

By AJITPAL SINGH - Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:03

CAPTAIN Shukor Adan has urged his teammates to be more vocal during matches in the AFF Cup.

Australia beat S. Africa by three wickets

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 20:13

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in their fourth one-day international on Friday.

Boult’s brace pegs Pakistan to 114-4 at tea

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 20:07

DUBAI: Fast bowler Trent Boult’s twin strikes pegged Pakistan to 114-4 at tea after New Zealand set a tricky target of 261 runs on the last day of the second test today.

Hamilton fastest in Abu Dhabi’s practice

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 19:54

ABU DHABI: Championship leader Lewis Hamilton struck a psychological blow with the fastest time in today’s first practice for Formula One’s Abu Dhabi title decider.

Pakistan 32-1 at lunch on last day, 2nd test v NZ

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:56

DUBAI: New Zealand got early success after setting Pakistan a tricky target of 261 on the last day to win the second cricket test.

Mayweather doubtful, Garcia next for Pacman

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:50

MACAU: Trainer Freddie Roach played down hopes of a Manny Pacquiao showdown with Floyd Mayweather and said unbeaten two-belt world champion Danny Garcia could be next for “Pacman” after he fights Chris Algieri on Sunday.

Full strength All Blacks to face Wales

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:07

CARDIFF: New Zealand named Beauden Barrett at fly-half in the team to play Wales announced yesterday, with Richie McCaw back in his favoured openside position for his 100th Test as All Blacks captain.

Cleveland cave in to Spurs again

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:07

TIM Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time with a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Veteran Matthew stays on course

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:07

DOHA: Nick Matthew kept alive his chances of defending the World Open title and also of becoming the oldest man ever to win it by reaching the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Bianchi out of ‘artificial’ coma

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:07

NICE: Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has been brought out of an artificial coma and arrived back in France on Wednesday nearly seven weeks after his near-fatal crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Federer’s race against time

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

ROGER Federer is set to defy crippling back pain and a questionable relationship with Swiss teammate Stan Wawrinka when he plays his first ever Davis Cup final against France in Lille from today.

Hamilton on high alert

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

LEWIS Hamilton goes into Sunday’s ‘double jeopardy’ season-ending showdown at Abu Dhabi knowing he is one race away from his dream of a second world title, or a nightmare end to Formula One’s duel in the desert.

Guinea triumph, Meyiwa tragedy dominate Cup

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

JOHANNESBURG: Ebola-ravaged Guinea defied the odds to reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations while the murder of South Africa captain Senzo Meyiwa cast a dark shadow over the qualifying competition.

Marseille eye tonic

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:06

LIGUE 1 leaders Marseille can put their off-pitch worries aside on Sunday as they carry a slender one point lead into the weekend with a top of the table clash against Bordeaux.