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Hafizh places fourth at Qatar Motorcycle GP

By Fadhli Ishak - Monday, 21 March 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite being hampered by suspension issues in qualifying, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah notched a commendable fourth in Moto2 at the season opening of the Qatar Motorcycle Grand Prix early today.

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WT20: Fletcher shines as West Indies down Sri Lanka without Gayle

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 17:10

BANGALORE: Andre Fletcher insisted Sunday he was not trying to steal Chris Gayle’s limelight after he powered the West Indies to a seven-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in their World Twenty20 match in Bangalore.

WT20: De Villiers and Morris tame Afghans

By Reuters - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 17:06

MUMBAI: AB de Villiers announced himself at the World Twenty20 with a swashbuckling 64 and made Afghanistan pay heavily for dropping him twice as South Africa revived their campaign with a 37-run victory at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

Zidane optimistic about Nou Camp visit after BBC thrashes Sevilla 4-0

By Reuters - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 13:56

MADRID: Real Madrid warmed up for their crunch meeting against Barcelona by thrashing Sevilla 4-0 on Sunday and coach Zinedine Zidane believes his team “can do great things” if they match the performance they produced against Unai Emery’s side.

PSG title party gate-crashed by excellent Monaco

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 13:37

PARIS: Monaco ruined Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 title celebrations as a clinical second-half performance gave the principality side a 2-0 victory at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

Barca held by Villarreal, 'donkey' Neville told to go

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:25

MADRID: Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points despite blowing a two-goal advantage to draw 2-2 at Villarreal on Sunday.

Ramos helps seal Dortmund comeback win

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:10

BERLIN: Second-placed Borussia Dortmund trimmed Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga to five points on Sunday with a superb 3-1 comeback win at Augsburg.

World champion Lorenzo claims Qatar triumph

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:04

DOHA: Defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo began his campaign for a fourth title by claiming victory in the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday.

Lethal Kane keeps Spurs in title hunt

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:00

LONDON: Harry Kane blew Bournemouth away as title-chasing Tottenham kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Leicester with a swaggering 3-0 victory on Sunday.

Nicol David keen to avoid work overload

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 09:53

KINGSTON UPON HULL: World champion Nicol David has been using new methods of coping with increasingly hard demands at the age of 32 as she begins her bid to regain the British Open title today.

Leverkusen down Stuttgart to boost Euro hopes

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 09:51

BERLIN: Bayer Leverkusen rejoined the fight for a Champions League qualifying berth on Sunday with a 2-0 win at VfB Stuttgart that saw them break back into the German Bundesliga’s top six.

Juve stretch unbeaten run on record day for Buffon

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 09:45

MILAN: Champions Juventus took their Serie A unbeaten run to 20 games with a 4-1 derby win at Torino that saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set a new clean sheet record of 973 minutes.

Smashing performance from M'sian youngsters in Romanian International

By Bernama - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 09:34

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s junior badminton squad put up a splendid performance after claiming three out of five titles in the 2016 Romanian International Series Badminton Championships which concluded at Constantin Jude Sports Hall in Bucharest on Sunday.

Mitrovic saves Newcastle, Mane sinks Liverpool

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 09:22

MANCHESTER: Aleksandar Mitrovic scored an 83rd-minute equaliser as Newcastle United prevented northeast rivals Sunderland from escaping the Premier League relegation zone in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Man Utd derby win gives Van Gaal top-four belief

By AFP - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 08:49

MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that his team have a “big chance” of finishing in the Premier League’s top four following their 1-0 win at Manchester City.

Welson makes Olympic 'B' time for 100m freestyle in Singapore

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: National swimmer Welson Sim could be competing in up to three events at the Rio Olympics this year after meeting the 'B' time for the 100m freestyle at the Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships today.

Malacca clubs in ride of defiance

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 17:13

MALACCA: Marshals manned the streets, guiding the peloton through the lazy Sunday morning traffic around Malacca.

Formula One: Rosberg wins Australian Grand Prix

By Reuters - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 15:11

MELBOURNE: Nico Rosberg won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after a bungled tyre strategy dashed Sebastian Vettel's chances of a season-opening triumph and Fernando Alonso survived a spectacular crash that left his McLaren wrecked.

WT20: Australia confident of bouncing back against Bangladesh

By AFP - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 13:48

BANGALORE: Australia will be determined to demolish underdogs Bangladesh in their World Twenty20 clash on Monday, to secure their first points in the group stages and increase their chances of reaching the semi-finals.

WT20: Cool Kohli anchors India to six-wicket cruise past Pakistan

By AFP - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 13:32

KOLKATA: Cool-headed Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten half century as India cruised to a comfortable six-wicket victory over arch rivals Pakistan at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens in the World Twenty20 Saturday.

Mourinho signed Man Utd pre-contract in February- El Pais

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 13:28

LONDON: Jose Mourinho signed a pre-contract in February to take over as manager of Manchester United in place of Louis van Gaal at the end of the season, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported on Sunday, citing sources close to the Portuguese.

Lewandowski strike sees Bayern edge Cologne

By AFP - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 11:30

BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski’s 25th goal of the season gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Cologne on Saturday as the Bundesliga leaders moved eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund once again at the top of the table.

Sporting collapse leaves Atletico title bid in tatters

By AFP - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:05

MADRID: Sporting Gijon scored twice in the final 11 minutes to land a huge blow to Atletico Madrid’s La Liga title challenge with a 2-1 win on Saturday.

Fabregas curbs West Ham's top-four ambitions

By AFP - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 09:55

LONDON: Late equalisers in each half from Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas kept West Ham United out of the Premier League top four following a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Mixed start for Msian riders, teams at Qatar Grand Prix

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 09:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian riders and teams enjoyed mixed fortunes in qualifying at the season-opening Qatar Motorcycle Grand Prix late yesterday.

Mahrez keeps Leicester on track for incredible title triumph

By AFP - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 09:43

LONDON: Riyad Mahrez moved Leicester one step closer to pulling off the most remarkable title success in decades with the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Arsenal beats Everton 2-0, keeps alive fading EPL challenge

By AP - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 00:33

LIVERPOOL: Arsenal responded to its elimination from two cup competitions by beating Everton 2-0 in the Premier League through first-half goals by Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi on Saturday to keep alive its fading title challenge.

JDT, Perak take control of FA Cup

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 23:27

KUALA LUMPUR: PKNS took a huge stride towards the FA Cup semi-finals after trouncing Sime Darby 4-0 while Darul Ta'zim and Perak also picked up wins in the first leg of the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Zidane wants a fit and focused Benzema

By AFP - Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 22:42

MADRID: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants star striker Karim Benzema to concentrate on regaining his form and fitness rather than a series of off-field scandals affecting the French international in his homeland.

National team needs a big step up, says coach

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 20:19

PETALING JAYA: National coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee acknowledged there is much to be done but only just a few days left to get the national team ready for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.

Timmy lands long awaited first national bowling title

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 19:39

BANDAR SUNWAY: Timmy Tan turned the tables on best friend Rafiq Ismail to notch his maiden title at the National Championships in Bandar Sunway today.