KUANTAN: Pahang and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) supporters have been reminded not to be emotional but show maturity and sportsmanship as their teams clash at the Darul Makmur Stadium here tonight.
THE coaching career of former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga goes up another gear with his recent appointment as coach of the Blues franchise, taking over from John Kirwan.
VINA DEL MAR, Chile: Argentina reached the semi-finals of the Copa America here Friday, defeating Colombia 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after a fiercely contested match finished 0-0 at full-time.
PETALING JAYA: Artistic gymnast Farah Ann Hadi, who has been censured by some quarters for her gymnast costume, has received the backing of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
TEMUCO: A Paolo Guerrero hat trick led Peru to a 3-1 win against Bolivia, securing a place in the semifinals of the Copa America.
SANTIAGO: Players and coaches lined up to condemn Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara Thursday after he apparently attempted to shove his finger in an opponent’s backside during the stormy Copa America quarter-final win over Uruguay.
NEW YORK: The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the first of three straight freshmen chosen.
KINGSTON: Former 100-metre world-record holder Asafa Powell made a strong start and showed top form Thursday in winning his opening-round heat at the Jamaican Athletics Championships.
BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona’s father “Don Diego” passed away on Thursday, local media reported, with the 87-year-old failing to recover from long-standing coronary and respiratory difficulties.
LONDON: Everton have signed Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu on a three-year deal for six million euros (£4.3 million), the Premier League club announced Thursday.
BRASSCHAAT: Malaysia qualified for the quarter-finals of the World League Semifinals in Antwerp Balgium when they beat Ireland 4-2 in Group B.
BRIDGETOWN: Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas was named president of the International Cricket Council for the next year at the annual conference of the sport’s world governing body in Barbados on Tuesday.
LONDON: Swiss authorities are examining development grants made by FIFA around the world as part of their investigation into the sport’s global governing body and its award of World Cup hosting rights for Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, a source familiar with the probe said.
SANTIAGO: Hosts Chile sent nine-man Uruguay crashing out of the Copa America, winning a stormy quarter-final 1-0 to edge closer to their dream of a first South American crown.
BERLIN: Liverpool have agreed to sign Brazil international Roberto Firmino pending a medical that will take place after his participation at the Copa America, the Premier League club said.
SINGAPORE: Singapore media is reporting an accomplice of football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal has been sentenced to almost three years in jail for passport fraud.
PARIS: Former podium finisher Frank Schleck will miss the Tour de France due to a knee injury, his Trek team said Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian hockey team had a comfortable match in the World Hockey League (HWL) semifinal Group B opening match win against China, said Team manager Stephen Van Huizen.
LOS ANGELES: Oscar de la Hoya, boxing’s former “Golden Boy” who retired in 2008, is considering a comeback at age 42, telling ESPN Monday he is 50-50 on a ring return.
Santiago: Brazil said Monday they will not appeal against a four-match ban on captain Neymar which will rule him out of the rest of the Copa America tournament.
SPIELBERG, (Austria): Nico Rosberg had much to celebrate after beating Lewis Hamilton to win Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, but his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff admitted afterwards that his team’s domination was not good for the sport.
TOKYO: The combined bid of baseball and softball were among eight sports shortlisted Monday for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
VANCOUVER: It was neither pretty nor convincing but hosts Canada battled their way into the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup with a scrappy 1-0 win over Switzerland on Sunday.
CALIFORNIA: Michael Phelps executed a solid race to win the 200 metres individual medley at the Pro Swim Series meet in California on Sunday.
TEMUCO, Chile: Peru held Colombia to a 0-0 draw Sunday to secure a spot in the Copa America quarterfinals.
VANCOUVER: Substitute Kyah Simon scored for Australia in a shock 1-0 defeat of Brazil on Sunday as France demolished South Korea 3-0 and next meet Germany in the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup.
LONDON: A global group of government anti-money-laundering agencies said that financial institutions have not done enough to police suspicious financial activity by officials at soccer’s global governing body FIFA, and cautioned banks to step up scrutiny.
SANTIAGO: Brazil shrugged off the absence of suspended captain Neymar to reach the Copa America quarter-finals here Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Venezuela.
SPIELBERG, Austria: Nico Rosberg celebrated his 30th birthday with a third win in four races on Sunday when he beat Mercedes team-mate and series leader Lewis Hamilton to triumph in an incident-filled Austrian Grand Prix.
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