LONDON: Felix Magath was sacked as Fulham manager on Thursday after a miserable eight-month spell in charge of the west London club.
SINGAPORE: As the Formula One season exits Europe and heads to Asia for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, teams and drivers are preparing for a new challenge, with the sport now banning a large amount of radio messages during races.
WUHAN, China: China’s two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career.
ZURICH: World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month.
INCHEON, South Korea: Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East’s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.
SOUTH Korea launched the mind games in Asian Games bowling even before the national bowlers had even arrived in Incheon after their national coach named Malaysia as the favourites in the men’s events.
PISTOL shooter Eddy Chew will find himself in illustrious company at the Asian Games but the youngster is not fazed by the big names gathered in Incheon.
PAKISTAN welcomed the World Cup trophy as it arrived in the country on a global tour on Tuesday, with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq vowing to win it for the isolated nation and its terror-hit people.
ZULHELMI Pisol knows he will not be able to repeat his Commonwealth Games exploits when the weightlifter makes his Asian Games debut on Saturday.
IT is still a long shot but the nation’s only hope of bagging a first medal in boxing at the Asian Games in 12 years will largely rest on the luck of the draw in Incheon.
HIGHER Education Institution Division One champions Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Perlis hope to make up for their disappointing run at the Education Minister’s Cup last year when the tournament kicks off for a new season on Sunday.
LOW Wee Wern enters the Asian Games squash competition possibly in her best form of the year though she will most likely still have to play second-fiddle to Nicol David.
CHONG Wei Feng is determined to give his all at the Asian Games in Incheon, despite having to play with a minor injury.
MALAYSIA have set a difficult target of reaching the final of the AFF Futsal Championship, which starts tomorrow, at Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam.
BEN Leong and Danny Chia hope to cap their comeback from lengthy injury spells with a memorable showing at the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters which tees off at Seri Selangor Golf Club today.
TURIN: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said the Italian champions will need more composure in the Champions League if they are to qualify from Group A following a 2-0 win over Malmo on Tuesday.
KOAY Hao Sheng will make his dream debut in the ATP Tour after the 16-year-old was granted a singles qualifying wildcard for the Malaysian Open, which starts this weekend, at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
DORTMUND: When Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl was taken off at halftime of their Champions League 2-0 win over Arsenal on Tuesday with adductor muscle problems, he became the latest name on a long injury list.
STEVEN Gerrard was Liverpool’s hero with a stoppage-time penalty as the Reds marked their return to the Champions League with a win on Tuesday, while Arsenal endured a torrid evening against Borussia Dortmund.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers drew encouragement from his side’s perseverance after they eked out a 2-1 win over Bulgarian newcomers Ludogorets Razgrad on their return to the Champions League.
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