(Olympics) Rio sends off rocky yet rousing Games with tropical tribute

By Reuters - Monday, 22 August 2016.

RIO DE JANEIRO: A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America’s first Games.


(Tennis) Djokovic into second round but new concerns over fitness

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:31

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic opened defence of his US Open title with a laboured 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 win over Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz on Monday that brought new concerns about the world number one’s fitness.

(Football) Ex-LA Dodgers owner McCourt set for Marseille takeover

By AFP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:50

MARSEILLE: American businessman Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, on Monday entered into exclusive discussions for the acquisition of Marseille football club.

(Football) Hart set for Torino medical: BBC

By AFP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 09:13

LONDON: England goalkeeper Joe Hart looks set to clinch a much-needed loan move from Manchester City before the transfer deadline as he is to undergo a medical at Serie A side Torino according to the BBC.

Messi comeback for Argentina on hold after injuring hamstring

By AP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 08:55

BARCELONA: Barcelona says that Lionel Messi has hurt his left hamstring and may not play in Argentina’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England

By AP - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 08:46

LONDON: Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain but his midfield experiment with the national team is over, with the Manchester United veteran set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward under new coach Sam Allardyce.

(Formula One) Rosberg surprised by Hamilton podium

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 21:13

Spa-Francorchamps: A victorious Nico Rosberg had no idea where his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton had finished in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix until he studied the results after finishing the race.

Pendrive has 279 pages, give me time to go through, says Khairy

By AMIN MOKHTAR - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:14

PUTRAJAYA: Youths and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today said he needed some time to read through the content of the pendrive, given to him by Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

(Formula One) Rosberg wins but Hamilton fights back

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:57

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Nico Rosberg rekindled his world championship ambitions with victory in Sunday’s chaotic crash-hit Belgian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton staged an astonishing fightback to finish third.

(Football) Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad

By AP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:43

LONDON: Sam Allardyce dropped midfielder Ross Barkley on Sunday and called up uncapped winger Michail Antonio for his first England squad since taking charge after the team’s disappointing European Championship campaign.

(Football) Sabitzer strike rescues debutants RB Leipzig

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:35

BERLIN: After four promotions in seven seasons, RB Leipzig made an impressive Bundesliga debut on Sunday, twice coming from behind as Marcel Sabitzer’s equaliser sealed a 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim.

(Football) Sterling Man City hammers West Ham, Baggies and Boro struggle

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 09:02

LONDON: Manchester City were left top of the Premier League heading into the international break following a 3-1 win at home to West Ham United on Sunday.

(Football) Cagliari holds Roma to a draw, Icardi saves Inter

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 08:49

MILAN: Marco Sau produced a last-gasp leveller for newly-promoted Cagliari as they battled back to draw 2-2 with Roma in Serie A on Sunday and complete a difficult few days for the Giallorossi.

(Football) Champions PSG beaten by Monaco

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 08:41

PARIS: Reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain suffered their first defeat under new coach Unai Emery on Sunday, going down 3-1 to a rampant Monaco at the Stade Louis II.

(Football) Rakitic winner edges Barca past Athletic Bilbao

By AFP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 08:35

MADRID: Ivan Rakitic’s first-half header maintained Barcelona’s 100 percent start to the La Liga season as the champions withstood a wave of late pressure to win 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

(Football) Selangor edge closer to Malaysia Cup title with win over PKNS

By DEVINDER SINGH - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 01:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions Selangor took a step closer to retaining the Malaysia Cup after edging PKNS 4-3 in the quarter-final first leg but Kedah were held by Premier League side Negri Sembilan on Sunday.

(Badminton) Good day at the office for local shuttlers at Kedah Open

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 22:09

IT was a good day for some of the local shuttlers who successfully retained their national circuit crowns following the Kedah Open final today.

RM1 million for Malaysian para-athletes who win gold at Rio Paralympics

By OOI TEE CHING - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 17:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Paralympians who won medals at the London and Beijing Games will be given lifetime pensions on par with able-bodied athletes within two months, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

Rashford scores late, earns Man United 1-0 win at Hull

By AP - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 09:25

HULL: Substitute Marcus Rashford scored in the second minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win at Hull and a third straight victory to open the English Premier League on Saturday.

(EPL) Roundup - Chelsea take pole position, Arsenal end winless run

By AFP - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 00:29

LONDON: Chelsea swept to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Burnley, while Arsenal won 3-1 at Watford to ease the pressure on Arsene Wenger on Saturday.

(Bundesliga) Aubemeyang nets twice as Dortmund win opener

By AFP - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 00:07

BERLIN: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has resumed his duel with Robert Lewandowski to be the Bundesliga’s top scorer by netting twice in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Mainz on the opening weekend of the new season.

(EPL) Liverpool pricked by Rose thorn at Spurs

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:53

LONDON: Left-back Danny Rose’s 72nd-minute equaliser earned Tottenham Hotspur a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in a hard-fought Premier League encounter at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

(Formula One) Rosberg beats Verstappen to Belgian pole

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:42

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Nico Rosberg boosted his hopes of regaining control of the world championship on Saturday when he claimed pole position for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

(Formula One) Raikkonen tops final Spa practice

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:05

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Kimi Raikkonen topped the times for Ferrari ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in Saturday’s intriguing final free practice for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Polish athlete sells Rio silver medal to save 3-year-old boy battling cancer

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 14:37

WARSAW: A Polish discus thrower has sold his silver medal from the Rio 2016 Olympics to help a three-year-old boy with eye cancer, reports China’s Xinhua news agency.

Khairy keeps mum over pendrive issue

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 13:58

BANTING: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today declined to reply to reporters’ queries on the pendrive handed over to him by the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

Man U meet Van Persie's Fenerbahce, Inter to face Southampton

By Reuters - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:30

MONACO: Manchester United will come up against their former striker Robin van Persie after being drawn in a tough Europa League group on Friday alongside Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk.

(Football) Arsenal legend Henry becomes Belgium assistant coach

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:13

BRUSSELS: Former France star Thierry Henry has been named as the new assistant coach of Belgium, the national coach announced Roberto Martinez announced on Friday.

(Football) Lewandowski hat-trick as Bayern rout Bremen 6-0

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:19

BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski claimed a hat-trick as defending champions Bayern Munich brushed Werder Bremen aside with a 6-0 win in Friday’s opening match of the new German league season.

(Football) Chelsea won't fall into Burnley trap, says Conte

By Reuters - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:05

LONDON: Antonio Conte is taking nothing for granted when Chelsea host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday after the promoted side stunned Liverpool last weekend.

(Football) Klopp seeks Liverpool lift-off on Spurs return

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:00

LONDON: Jurgen Klopp returns to the scene of his first game as Liverpool manager at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday, still searching for an effective winning formula.