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Nadal crashes out of Wimbledon

Friday, 3 July 2015.

LONDON: Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown on Thursday, his fourth successive humiliation at the All England Club.

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US crush Japan 5-2 to win third World Cup title

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 08:59

VANCOUVER: Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hattrick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan this morning.

Lee beats Hearn in playoff, Woods showing progress

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 08:34

WEST VIRGINIA: New Zealand’s Danny Lee defeated David Hearn on the second playoff hole to capture The Greenbrier Classic and claim his first USPGA Tour title on Sunday.

Dennis defends yellow jersey on 2nd stage of Tour de France

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 21:35

UTRECHT, Netherlands: Australian rider Rohan Dennis defends the yellow jersey as riders set off on the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday.

Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 09:28

SANTIAGO: The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina.

Pakistan collapse after Sri Lanka make 278

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 15:55

PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka hit back with three quick wickets after being dismissed for 278 on the second morning of the series-deciding third and final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele today.

Remains of T-Team player Faramola Oniya laid to rest in Seremban

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 15:41

SEREMBAN: The remains of the late T-Team skipper David Faramola Oniya was buried at the Sikamat Christian Cemetery, here, at 11.30am today.

USA prep for Gold Cup defence with 4-0 rout of Guatemala

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 12:43

NASHVILLE: The United States tuned up for their defence of the Gold Cup crown with a 4-0 friendly victory over Guatemala today that left coach Jurgen Klinsmann hoping for better.

Rio 2016 organisers unveil Olympic torch

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 12:18

BRASILIA: Rio de Janeiro organisers unveiled the Olympic torch for the 2016 Games on Friday, saying it brings together “movement, innovation and Brazilian flavour.”

Copa: Chile ready to attack Argentina

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 10:54

SANTIAGO: Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli will not abandon his team’s trademark attacking style when they face a star-studded Argentina side in the Copa America final, he said on Friday.

Copa: Peru clinch third after 2-0 win over Paraguay

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 09:56

CONCEPCION: Paolo Guerrero fired Peru to a third place play-off victory over Paraguay here this morning to stay in the hunt for Copa America tournament top-scorer honours.

Rugby Column: Sellout crowd for Super Rugby final

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 09:37

It isn’t quite what was anticipated at the start of the competition in mid-February but today (Saturday, *10pm Astro Supersport 3/ 816) the Hurricanes will host the Highlanders in the final of the 20th edition of Super Rugby in front of a sellout crowd of 36,000.

Serena tells Wimbledon fans to support Venus

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 08:28

LONDON: Serena Williams has called on fans to support her sister Venus when the two five-time Wimbledon champions meet in an emotional fourth round clash on Monday.

Malaysia beat France 4-1, qualify for fifth-sixth playoff

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 00:16

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Samoans granted half-day holiday for All Blacks test

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 15:19

WELLINGTON, (New Zealand) : Samoans have been granted a half-day holiday next Wednesday to mark the historic first home rugby test against New Zealand at Apia.

Adelaide Crows coach killed, son arrested

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 08:22

SYDNEY: The coach of Australian Football League (AFL) side Adelaide Crows was killed at his house today during a domestic dispute, police alleged, with his son arrested.

Milan sign Brazil hotshot Luiz Adriano

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 08:05

MILAN: Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano’s goalscoring exploits for Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in last season’s Champions League earned him a move to Italian giants AC Milan on Thursday, the buying club announced on its website.

National U-13 squad move into Iber Cup quarterfinals in Portugal

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:04

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Under-13 (U-13) squad wrapped up their Group B match in style by beating Portugal’s SC Linda-a-Velha 3-0 to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the Iber Cup 2015 at the Oeiras Stadium in Portugal, yesterday.

Malaysia blows first Olympic ticket

By Jugjet Singh - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 09:45

MALAYSIA blew their first Olympics ticket when they lost 3-2 to India, but still have another chance to make the trip to Rio de Janeiro next year.

Farid and Hazlanshah speeding up for Suzuka 8-hour debut

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 00:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian riders, Mohd Farid Badrul Hisham and Hazlanshah Mohd Noor are all set for their debut in the Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Road Race with Team Nozuka & Bike ART at the Suzuka Circuit, Japan from July 23 to 26.

Argentina routs Paraguay 6-1, reaches Copa America final

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:36

CONCEPCION, Chile: Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals this morning, setting up a final against host Chile.

US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 09:22

MONTREAL: Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 this morning to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup.

Sweden beat Portugal to win first Euro U21 title

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 08:26

PRAGUE: Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved two penalties in a shoot-out to lead Sweden to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in Prague this morning.

FIFA hopeful Bility says would step aside for Hayatou

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 22:54

MONROVIA, (Liberia): The Liberian who wants to be FIFA president says he would step aside if longtime African soccer head Issa Hayatou decided to run.

Vargas double as Chile sink Peru

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 09:32

SANTIAGO: Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile downed fierce rivals Peru 2-1 here today to reach the Copa America final and edge closer to their dream of a first tournament win in 99 years.

Jara ban slashed to two games

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 09:19

SANTIAGO: Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara’s three-match suspension for a lurid off-the-ball incident involving Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani was reduced to a two-game ban following an appeal, disciplinary chiefs confirmed Monday.

Hiddink leaves Dutch coaching post

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 08:22

THE HAGUE: Under-pressure Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink, whose side have struggled in qualifying for Euro 2016, has stepped down, the Dutch football federation (KNVB) announced on Monday.

Chong Wei wins Canada Open

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 16:35

KUALA LUMPUR: National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei achieved a back-to-back victory after clinching the 2015 Canada Open in Calgary today.

Jara banned for Cavani backside incident

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 08:24

SANTIAGO: Chile defender Gonzalo Jara was thrown out of the Copa America on Sunday over his attempt to shove his finger into the backside of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, the Chilean Football Federation confirmed.

Djokovic denies on-court coaching claims

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 22:28

LONDON: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has denied accusations of cheating despite admitting top players routinely break the rules by communicating with their coaches during matches.

FIFA election monitor urges Blatter to commit to going

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 21:45

ZURICH: FIFA election monitor Domenico Scala has urged Sepp Blatter to state clearly he is leaving as president.