Klopp the perfect match for Liverpool

Wednesday, 7 October 2015.

BERLIN: Jurgen Klopp, hot favourite to become Liverpool’s next manager, could not find a more fitting club to take his successful coaching career to the next level.


The Ultras Malaya have won, but at what cost?

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: "The Ultras have succeeded. They have got what they wanted," said dismayed former national midfielder Asmawi Bakiri.

Football: Goalkeeper Dropsy dead at 63

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 18:52

BORDEAUX: Former France international goalkeeper Dominique Dropsy has died from leukaemia at the age of 63, his former club Bordeaux announced on Wednesday.

Klopp to land in Anfield on Thursday

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 16:06

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.

Two Singaporeans charged for match fixing

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 15:03

SINGAPORE: Two Singaporeans have been charged with corruption for involvement in match-fixing in Turkey in 2013, court documents showed Wednesday.

Olympian C. Paramalingam shares cricket tips with Royal Klang Club members

By ADRIAN DAVID - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:07

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.

Messi, Neymar out as South America World Cup journey begins

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:07

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.

Boxing: Pacquiao says close to retirement

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:02

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.

RugbyU: Fiji romp to victory amid historic Uruguay tries

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 09:41

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.

“Der Bomber” Mueller has Alzheimer’s (with video)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 09:20

MUNICH: Former West Germany and Bayern Munich great Gerd Mueller has Alzheimer’s disease.

Rio to cut Olympic costs by 10 percent

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 09:12

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.

RWC: Only a few loose ends remaining

By Aziz Hassan - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 09:11

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.

RugbyU: Australia’s Hooper to miss World Cup decider with Wales

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 19:51

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.

Pistorius ordered to undergo psychotherapy

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 19:42

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.

Five contenders for the Liverpool job

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 14:45

LONDON: After sacking Brendan Rodgers following a disappointing start to the Premier League season, Liverpool are in the hunt for a new manager.

Ferguson: Giggs would be managing United now if he retired at 35

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 14:41

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.

FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon "facing suspension"

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:16

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.

Klopp, Ancelotti top Liverpool list

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 08:42

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.

Rodgers ‘incredibly disappointed’ by Liverpool exit

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 08:36

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.

Bale voted Welsh player of the year for record fifth time

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 08:31

LONDON: Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was voted Welsh player of the year for a record fifth time on Monday.

Brazil faces World Cup clashes without Neymar

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 08:27

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.

Peter out for a quick win at Tigers of Asia

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 21:59

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.

Stars roll into town for Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 21:07

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.

Sepak Takraw League Malaysia: 120 players selected for tournament

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 19:57

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.

Nishikori quashes Croatian rebellion in Tokyo

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 18:14

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.

Vietto leveller hands Atletico point against Real

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 16:05

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.

Fiorentina on top as Juve win and Napoli crush Milan

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 15:34

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.

Ibrahimovic breaks PSG goal record as OM pay penalty

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 14:47

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.

Tests await for Rodgers’ Liverpool successor

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:21

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.

Lahiri aims for Malaysian double at CIMB Classic

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:03

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.

Lewandowski nets again as Bayern thrash Dortmund 5-1

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 08:53

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.