KUALA LUMPUR: "The Ultras have succeeded. They have got what they wanted," said dismayed former national midfielder Asmawi Bakiri.
BORDEAUX: Former France international goalkeeper Dominique Dropsy has died from leukaemia at the age of 63, his former club Bordeaux announced on Wednesday.
LIVERPOOL: Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is expected at Anfield on Thursday as the German edges closer to becoming Brendan Rodgers’ successor at Liverpool, while Carlo Ancelotti has ruled himself out of contention, British media reported.
SINGAPORE: Two Singaporeans have been charged with corruption for involvement in match-fixing in Turkey in 2013, court documents showed Wednesday.
KLANG: Former Olympic hockey stalwart C. Paramalingam imparted his skills on a different sport to his charges at the Royal Klang Club cricket carnival, recently.
MONTEVIDEO: Lionel Messi and Neymar will be absent as Brazil and Argentina set out on the road to Russia – and redemption – when South American qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup kick off on Thursday.
MANILA: Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao announced Wednesday he would likely retire next year after one last fight to focus on a career in politics, hopefully as a senator.
MILTON KEYNES: Uruguay scored their first World Cup tries for 12 years on Tuesday but could not stop Nemani Nadolo leading Fiji to a rampaging 47-15 victory to end their campaign.
MUNICH: Former West Germany and Bayern Munich great Gerd Mueller has Alzheimer’s disease.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Organizers of next year’s Rio Olympics said Tuesday they aim to slash some 10 percent from spending to keep within budget while Brazil plunges into economic crisis.
KUALA LUMPUR: Barring any upset, the top two positions in two of the four pools would not be altered by the time the last of all the pool games in this tournament ends on Sunday morning.
LONDON: Outstanding Australian flanker Michael Hooper will miss the World Cup Pool A table-topping decider with Wales on Saturday after receiving a one week ban for foul play.
JOHANNESBURG: Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius will have to undergo psychotherapy, South Africa’s parole review board said Tuesday after blocking his release from prison just 10 months into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend.
LONDON: After sacking Brendan Rodgers following a disappointing start to the Premier League season, Liverpool are in the hunt for a new manager.
LONDON: Ryan Giggs would have succeeded Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager if the winger had stopped playing at the age of 35 instead of continuing until he was 40, the Scotsman has said.
SEOUL: South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon said on Tuesday he is facing suspension from FIFA’s Ethics Committee, but denies any wrongdoing.
LONDON: Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti are the leading candidates to succeed sacked Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, according to reports in the British media on Monday.
LONDON: Brendan Rodgers said on Monday that he was “incredibly disappointed” to have been sacked as manager of Liverpool, but paid warm tributes to the club’s players, staff and fans.
LONDON: Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was voted Welsh player of the year for a record fifth time on Monday.
SAO PAULO: Much has changed for Brazil’s national team since last year’s humiliating World Cup exit, but as the 2018 qualifying campaign gets underway Thursday one worrying factor stays the same: the absence of superstar Neymar.
KUALA LUMPUR: Big names Peter Davis, Ann Osman and Ev Ting will lead Malaysia's challenge at ONE Championship: Tigers of Asia event at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The big names have already started to arrive for the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) later this week.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sepak Takraw Association of Malaysia (STAM) has finalised 120 players to compete in the Sepak Takraw League Malaysia (STLM) which will run from Oct 10-Nov 22.
TOKYO: Defending champion Kei Nishikori survived a courageous ambush attempt from Croatian teenager Borna Coric to reach the second round of the Japan Open on Monday.
MADRID: Luciano Vietto’s first goal for Atletico Madrid seven minutes from time earned the hosts a deserved share of the spoils against Real Madrid in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
MILAN: Goals from Josip Ilicic, Borja Valero and Joan Verdu secured a 3-0 win over Atalanta on Sunday as Fiorentina maintained their purple patch to go two points clear of Inter Milan at the top of Serie A.
PARIS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the leading goalscorer in Paris Saint-Germain history on Sunday as the reigning Ligue 1 champions extended their lead at the top following a 2-1 victory over arch-rivals Marseille.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool have begun their search for a new manager, but whoever comes in must grapple with many of the issues that caused problems for the sacked Brendan Rodgers.
KUALA LUMPUR: Current Asian Tour number one Anirban Lahiri will be aiming to clinch a magical Malaysian double when he tees up at the US$7 million CIMB Classic later this month.
BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski claimed his 12th goal in his last four games as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich trounced second-placed Borussia Dortmund 5-1 to go seven points clear on Sunday.
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