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(Football) Hamsik missile earns Napoli draw at Besiktas

By AP - Wednesday, 2 November 2016.

ISTANBUL: Napoli remained in a good position to advance from its Champions League group following a 1-1 draw at Besiktas on Tuesday that featured two late goals.

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(Tennis) Djokovic cruises, Murray struggles, Wawrinka out in Paris

By Reuters - Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:23

PARIS: Novak Djokovic began his bid to hold on to his number one ranking with an easy win over Gilles Muller in the Paris Masters second round while Andy Murray struggled through and Stan Wawrinka faltered on Wednesday.

(Baseball) Cubs rout Indians to force one-game title showdown

By AFP - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:04

CLEVELAND: A long-suffering Chicago Cubs team charged to the brink of its first World Series title since 1908 by routing Cleveland 9-3 Tuesday, forcing a winner-take-all showdown Wednesday for the crown.

(NBA) Irving sparks unbeaten Cavs despite Harden heroics

By AFP - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:58

CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving scored 32 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their unbeaten start to the season to 4-0 with a 128-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

(Football) Celtic keeps last 16 dream alive with Gladbach draw

By AFP - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 09:46

MÖNCHENGLADBACH: Celtic are still alive in the Champions League after Moussa Dembele’s penalty allowed them to come away from their trip to Borussia Moenchengladbach with a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

(Football) Griezmann strikes late winner as Atletico advance into last 16

By AFP - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 09:34

MADRID: Antoine Griezmann scored a 93rd-minute winner as Atletico Madrid secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over FC Rostov at the Vicente Calderon.

(Rugby) Another young and exciting debutant in All Blacks squad; Irish wait in ambush

By Aziz Hassan - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 08:39

HE showed the damage he could inflict on opposing sides during the Super Rugby competition and again when playing for the All Blacks 7s but Rieko Ioane is now set for the bigger stage after being included in the All Blacks squad for the northern Autumn Tests.

(Football) City stuns Barcelona, Ozil magic as Arsenal progress

By AFP - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 08:33

PARIS: Manchester City got their revenge on Barcelona as Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in a 3-1 win in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Arsenal were one of four sides to secure progress to the last 16.

Vettel set to escape heavy sanction after apologising to F1 race director and FIA

By Reuters - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 01:29

LONDON: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is set to escape a heavy sanction after apologising to Formula One race director Charlie Whiting and the governing FIA for Sunday’s expletive-laden Mexican Grand Prix rant.

FIFA orders Bolivia to forfeit 2 World Cup qualifiers

By AP - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 01:06

ZURICH: FIFA has ordered Bolivia to forfeit two World Cup qualifying matches for fielding an ineligible player, a ruling that improves Chile’s qualification chances and harms Argentina’s.

Liverpool use rugby tactics to help Karius adapt

By Reuters - Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 15:06

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool have been roughing up Loris Karius with rugby tackle pads in training to help the goalkeeper adapt to the physicality of the Premier League, manager Jurgen Klopp has said.

(Football) Tottenham injuries test Pochettino's patience ahead of Leverkusen match

By AFP - Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:24

LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino insists the frustration of Tottenham’s recent barren run won’t become a distraction as his injury-plagued side look to get back on track in the Champions League.

(Football) Guardiola, City seek Barcelona revenge

By AFP - Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:08

PARIS: Stung by a chastening 4-0 defeat at the Camp Nou two weeks ago, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola makes a second attempt to outwit his former club Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.

(Football) Bony back among the goals in Stoke win over Swansea

By AFP - Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 09:21

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony ended a 10-month goal drought with a brace against former club Swansea City as Stoke City’s revival continued with a 3-1 win in Monday’s Premier League clash.

(Football) Man Utd end Schweinsteiger exile

By AFP - Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 08:10

MANCHESTER: Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw hailed Bastian Schweinsteiger’s return to first-team training after the former Germany midfielder’s exile came to an end on Monday.

Formula One: Rosberg will relish Brazilian challenge - Wolff

By AFP - Monday, October 31, 2016 - 20:56

MEXICO CITY: Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff believes Nico Rosberg will relish the challenge of trying to clinch his maiden title triumph with a victory in next month’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

(Football) Villarreal suffers first defeat, Bilbao held

By AFP - Monday, October 31, 2016 - 11:33

MADRID: Villarreal spurned the chance to move up to third in La Liga as Eibar struck twice in the final 10 minutes to inflict their first league defeat of the season 2-1 on Sunday.

(Football) Balotelli scores again as Nice stretch lead

By AFP - Monday, October 31, 2016 - 10:57

PARIS: Mario Balotelli starred once again as clinical Nice opened up a six-point gap at the top of Ligue 1 with a 4-1 thrashing of Nantes on Sunday.

(Football) Costa sparkles as Chelsea down Saints

By AFP - Monday, October 31, 2016 - 08:30

SOUTHAMPTON: Diego Costa’s sublime strike sealed Chelsea’s 2-0 success against Southampton on Sunday as the Blues chalked up a fourth successive Premier League victory.

(Football) Lukaku, Barkley hand Everton victory over West Ham

By Reuters - Monday, October 31, 2016 - 08:24

LIVERPOOL: Romelu Lukaku’s 50th league goal for Everton put them on the way to a deserved 2-0 victory over West Ham United on Sunday, ending a run of four league games without a win.

Kedah edge Selangor on penalties to win Malaysia Cup final

By AJITPAL SINGH AND DEVINDER SINGH - Monday, October 31, 2016 - 00:30

SHAH ALAM: Rizal Ghazali's winning kick in the penalty shoot-out saw Kedah win the Malaysia Cup a fifth time after the final against Selangor ended 1-1 following extra-time in the early minutes of Monday.

(Hockey) Malaysia wins 3rd place, fourth consecutive ACT bronze

By Jugjet Singh - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 21:27

KUANTAN: Malaysia salvaged some pride in the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) when they beat South Korea to the bronze medal at Kuantan Hockey Stadium today.

(Badminton) Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing undaunted by recent setbacks, all set for Bitburger Open

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 18:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Two early exits are more than enough for mixed doubles Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing.

(Motorcycling) Italian Andrea Dovizioso bags Shell Malaysia MotoGP win

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 17:18

SEPANG: Poleman Andrea Dovizioso bagged his first MotoGP race win since 2009 at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

(Golf) Feng Shanshan claims second Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia win

By DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 16:29

KUALA LUMPUR: China's Feng Shanshan became the first two-time winner of the Sime Darby LPGA Classic after claiming victory by three strokes at TPC Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

(Motorsport) Francesco Bagnaia tops podium at Shell Malaysia MotoGP

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 14:37

SEPANG: Jakub Kornfeil notched a perfect farewell in his final race at the Sepang Circuit for Drive M7 SIC Racing Team today.

(Football) Klopp makes case for Liverpool defence

By AFP - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 11:14

LONDON: Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool’s defensive problems were no cause for alarm after his side maintained their push for the Premier League title with a 4-2 win away to Crystal Palace.

(Football) Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool hit four as Man U suffers

By Reuters - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 10:58

LONDON: Manchester City won 4-0 at West Bromwich Albion to end Pep Guardiola’s worst run as a manager and stay on top of the Premier League table on Saturday.

(Motorsports) Honda Racing aiming for Asian racing stars

By Amir Hamzah Hashim - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 00:44

SEPANG: In conjuction with the Sepang MotoGP race weekend, Honda Racing has unveiled their latest programme to produce 'Asian riders (who) would challenge in all top races of each category', as stated by Shinji Tanaka, Block Leader Honda Motor Co., Motor Supports Division.

(Hockey) Malaysia to play for bronze

By Jugjet Singh - Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 23:04

MALAYSIA will play South Korea for the bronze in the Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan on Sunday.

(Golf) Feng Shanshan holds strong on 3rd day of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 22:26

KUALA LUMPUR: China's Feng Shanshan surged to the top of the leaderboard after a rain-lashed third day at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia led to play suspension on Saturday.