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Leicester wins Premier League as Spurs held [VIDEO]

By AFP - Tuesday, 3 May 2016.

LONDON: Leicester City were crowned champions of England for the first time in the club's 132-year history after nearest challengers Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea on Monday.

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(Athletics) Haiqal, Azreen crowned national schools sprint king & queen

By DEVINDER SINGH - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 00:13

KUALA TERENGGANU: Haiqal Hanafi and Azreen Nabila Alias were crowned the fastest sprinters at the Malaysian Schools Athletics Championships on the opening day of action in Kuala Terengganu on Tuesday.

'King Claudio': Ranieri hailed as a hero at home in Italy

By AP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 23:28

ROME: The Italian premier called it "insane." The country's national sports newspaper called him "King Claudio."

Olympics: Tendulkar made ambassador after Salman Khan furore

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 20:41

NEW DELHI: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was named Tuesday as one of India's goodwill ambassadors for the upcoming Rio Olympics following a furore over Bollywood star Salman Khan's appointment, which was slammed as inappropriate.

(Football) Kelantan could be docked point for not settling salaries

By AJITPAL SINGH - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 19:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Kelantan are at risk of being docked points this season if they fail to settle the wages of five former players on May 11.

Bayern vow to attack Atletico's miserly defence

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 15:59

MUNICH: Javi Martinez has promised Bayern Munich will attack Atletico Madrid’s one goal advantage from the first whistle in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final, second-leg, as two of Europe’s most miserly defences go head-to-head.

Bale seeks to seal Real resurgence on biggest stage

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 15:56

MADRID: A year ago as Gareth Bale sneaked out the side exit to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium he was engulfed by cat calls and insults by his own fans.

FIFA extend Sakho's anti-doping ban to worldwide

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 15:40

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool and France defender Mamadou Sakho’s 30-day suspension for failing an anti-doping test has been extended worldwide by world soccer’s governing body FIFA.

Five sporting fairytales to rival Leicester

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:51

LONDON: Five sporting fairytales to rival Leicester City’s against-the-odds Premier League triumph:

Monk leads Thai fans in lauding fantastic Foxes

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:41

BANGKOK: The Buddhist monk who has blessed Leicester City’s players and stadium was Tuesday swift to congratulate the Foxes after they sealed one of the biggest sporting shocks in history.

Smells like team spirit as Albrighton salutes Leicester success

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:34

LONDON: Leicester winger Marc Albrighton says the secret to his side’s astonishing Premier League title triumph was their bloody minded refusal to accept defeat.

Leicester triumph is why we love football, says Messi

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 09:08

LONDON: Lionel Messi spoke for the great and the good of world football, not to mention millions of grassroots fans, when he acclaimed Leicester City’s extraordinary Premier League triumph by tweeting: “The reason why we all love football. Congratulations“

Leicester fairytale to end with over US$220m jackpot

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:48

LONDON: Leicester City are on course for a windfall of more than US$220 million for winning the English Premier League, a new study said.

Is Leicester's 5,000-1 upset the greatest sporting shock?

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:43

LONDON: At the start of the English football season last August, bookmakers in Britain were offering odds of 5,000-1 against Leicester City winning the Premier League.

What they said after Leicester won Premier League

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:39

LONDON: Fairytale champions Leicester won the Premier League for the first time in the club’s 132-year history after second placed Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday.

Euphoria in streets of Leicester as outsiders take title

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:33

LEICESTER: Ecstatic fans rushed into the streets of Leicester on Monday as the outsiders won the Premier League in a victory seen as the most astonishing in the history of English football.

Morgan hails Leicester's 'band of brothers'

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:20

LONDON: Leicester captain Wes Morgan hailed the Premier League champions as “a band of brothers” as they celebrated their astonishing title triumph on Monday.

Ranieri thanks Chelsea for title-clinching draw

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:15

LONDON: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri called his Chelsea counterpart Guus Hiddink on Monday to thank him for the draw with Tottenham Hotspur that gave his team the Premier League title.

Federer withdraws from Madrid Masters because of back injury

By AP - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 23:46

MADRID: Roger Federer withdrew from the Madrid Masters on Monday because of a back injury.

(Cycling) TSG aims to conquer at least 25 podiums this year

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:20

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu Pro Asia Cycling Team (TSG) is targeting at least 25 podium finishes this year.

Golf: Shin breaks through for first win at Texas Shootout

By AFP - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:22

LOS ANGELES: Jenny Shin became the third first time winner on the USLPGA Tour this year, coming from behind to close with a four-under 67 Sunday and win the Texas Shootout tournament.

Over to you, Spurs: Leicester 2 points away from EPL title

By AP - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 08:11

MANCHESTER: One chance gone for Leicester in its attempt to clinch a first English league title.

Football: Martial strikes as Man Utd make Leicester wait

By AFP - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 23:10

MANCHESTER: Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City must wait to complete their fairytale Premier League title quest after being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Chong Wei clinches Badminton Asia Championships crown

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 17:04

KUALA LUMPUR -- Lee Chong Wei produced a superb performance to clinch the men’s singles title at the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) in Wuhan, China today.

Snooker: Ding to face Selby in World Championship final

By AFP - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 08:57

LONDON: China’s Ding Junhui will face Mark Selby in the World Championship final on Sunday when he bids to become the first Asian player to win snooker’s most prestigious title.

With spotlight on top, Newcastle moves out of EPL drop zone

By AP - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 08:44

LONDON: Less than 24 hours before the global soccer spotlight falls on Leicester in its bid to win the top tier for the first time, Newcastle came out best in the scrapping at the other end of the English Premier League on Saturday.

Squash: Nour El Sherbini is new world champion

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 20:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Nour El Sherbini became Egypt's first women's world squash champion after beating England's World No 1 Laura Massaro in the Naza Women's World Championship final in Bukit Jalil on Saturday.

Malaysian weightlifting team notches Olympic qualification in Tashkent

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 18:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will compete in weightlifting at the Olympics for a first time since Beijing 2008 after the national team secured qualification for the Rio Games at the Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan today.

Lakers hire Walton as head coach

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:11

LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement to hire Luke Walton as their new coach, making the former player and current assistant with Golden State the 26th coach in franchise history.

Benitez not keen for mind games with Big Sam

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:59

LONDON: Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has told old rival Sam Allardyce to drop the mind games after the Sunderland boss claimed Crystal Palace could roll over at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Arsenal lock in 2017 Sydney dates for pre-season friendlies

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:52

SYDNEY: Arsenal on Saturday confirmed two 2017 pre-season friendlies in Sydney, continuing the growing trend of top clubs choosing Australia as a warm-up destination.