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(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.

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Sweet homecoming for Penang's Rio Olympics shuttlers

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:32

GEORGE TOWN: Penang today welcomed home her shuttler sons who did the nation proud in the recently-concluded Rio Olympics.

(Football) Spurs seal swoop for Marseille's Nkoudou

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:56

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur signed France Under-21 winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou from Marseille and allowed Clinton Njie to join the French club on loan on Wednesday.

(Football) Keane makes history on Ireland farewell

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:44

DUBLIN: Robbie Keane ended his international career in perfect fashion, scoring his historic 68th goal in his 146th and final Ireland appearance in Wednesday’s 4-0 friendly thrashing of Oman in Dublin.

(Football) Leicester breaks club record for £29.7 million star Slimani

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:29

LONDON: Premier League champions Leicester paid a reported club record fee of £29.7 million (US$38 million) to sign Algeria striker Islam Slimani from Sporting Portugal on Wednesday.

(Football) Arsenal's Wilshere completes shock loan move to Bournemouth

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:11

LONDON: Jack Wilshere’s fall from grace shows no sign of slowing as the Arsenal midfielder made a shock move to Bournemouth on a season-long loan on Wednesday.

(Football) Tearful Schweinsteiger bows out in Germany's win

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:05

BERLIN: Bastian Schweinsteiger let the tears flow on Wednesday as Germany’s captain made his final appearance for die Mannschaft in their 2-0 friendly win at home to Finland.

(Football) West Ham signs ex-Real Madrid star Arbeloa

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 08:56

LONDON: West Ham signed former Real Madrid and Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa on a free transfer on Wednesday.

(Football) Mangala, Garay bolster Valencia defence

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 08:48

MADRID: Crisis-hit Valencia bolstered their defence with the signings of centre-backs Eliaquim Mangala on a season-long loan from Manchester City and Argentine international Ezequiel Garay on Wednesday.

(Football) Wales Euro star Robson-Kanu joins West Brom

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 08:41

LONDON: Hal Robson-Kanu, one of the stars of Wales’s run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, has joined West Bromwich Albion, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

(Football) Spurs splashes £30m to sign Sissoko

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 08:35

LONDON: France midfielder Moussa Sissoko joined Tottenham Hotspur from Newcastle United on a five-year deal on Wednesday after the London club reportedly gazumped Premier League rivals Everton.

Konta collapses on court, comes back to win US Open match

By AP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 08:31

NEW YORK: Johanna Konta sat on a towel along the baseline, her racket resting by her feet, an ice bag under each arm, chest heaving.

(Football) Liverpool's Balotelli joins Nice on free transfer

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 08:27

NICE: Controversial Italian international forward Mario Balotelli has joined Ligue 1’s Nice from Liverpool, the French side said on their website on Wednesday.

Luiz return to Chelsea caps frenzied summer of EPL spending

By AP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 08:19

LONDON: English Premier League clubs swelled the bank accounts of continental rivals in a summer of record-breaking spending that ended Wednesday with the biggest shock of the transfer window: David Luiz’s return to Chelsea.

(Tennis) Serena continues quest for historic 23rd slam title

By Reuters - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 07:58

NEW YORK: Serena Williams will try to take another step toward a record-setting 23rd grand slam title at the US Open on Thursday while Andy Murray continues his quest to complete a golden summer.

4 athletes stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Games

By AP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 00:25

LAUSANNE: Eight years later, more athletes continue to be stripped of medals from the Beijing Olympics because of positive doping tests.

(Football) Sissoko in last-minute move from Newcastle

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 18:11

PARIS: French midfielder Moussa Sissoko, a standout at Euro 2016, left a national team training camp on Wednesday to finalise a last-minute transfer from Newcastle United, the French Football Federation said.

(Football) Ballotelli set for medical at Nice

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 18:03

NICE: Liverpool’s outcast Italian striker Mario Balotelli was to have a medical at French side Nice on Wednesday amid transfer deadline day talks between the clubs, l’Equipe newspaper reported.

Man City's Aguero may miss derby match vs Man United over elbow incident

By AP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 16:27

LONDON: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the derby match against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sept 10 after being charged with violent conduct on Tuesday for elbowing an opponent during a game.

Day to remember for Dataran Merdeka crowd cheering for Malaysian Olympians

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 15:49

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a National Day parade to remember for undergraduate Tam Ho Yan, 20, from Puchong as she joined thousands at the Dataran Merdeka to watch athletes who represented Malaysia in the recently-concluded Rio Olympic Games.

(Football) Chelsea's Remy joins Crystal Palace on loan

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 15:27

LONDONA: France international striker Loic Remy will spend the 2016-17 season on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, the two Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday.

After Rio scandal, Lochte to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars' reality show

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:58

WASHINGTON: US swimming star Ryan Lochte will look to turn the page after his drunken hijinks at the Rio Olympics cost him lucrative endorsements – by appearing on the reality TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”

(Football) Arsenal reinforce back-line with Valencia's Mustafi

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 13:38

LONDON: Arsenal have signed German international central defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, the London club said on Tuesday.

(Football) Inter announce 'Gabigol' deal

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 13:27

MILAN: Inter Milan confirmed on Tuesday the signing of exciting young Brazil striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa from Brazilian side Santos on a five-year deal.

From helicopter crash survivor to Paralympian: Yuhaizam aims for the stars

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:29

KUALA LUMPUR: From helicopter crash survivor to Paralympic archer, there can be few more courageous life stories than that of 45-year old Yuhaizam Yahaya.

(Football) Cashed-up Premier League leads record transfer spree

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:44

PARIS: The cashed-up English Premier League led a record-breaking raid by Europe’s top clubs before the transfer window slams shut Wednesday, with Arsenal alone paying more than 60 million euros for German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez.

(Football) Schweinsteiger clings to Man Utd dream

By AFP - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:31

BERLIN: Bastian Schweinsteiger will wear the Germany jersey one last time on Wednesday, insisting he has not given up on his dream of playing for Manchester United despite Jose Mourinho’s snub.

Malaysia U-22 draw 0-0 with Bahrain

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 02:05

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia Under-22 (U-22) draw 0-0 with Bahrain U-22 in an international friendly match at Shah Alam Stadium tonight.

Sports can unite Malaysians: Olympians

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The strong support of people of various races for Olympians proves that sports can unite the people, said Datuk Lee Chong Wei.

Nur Dhabitah targets medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 23:21