PHILLIP ISLAND (Australia): Italian veteran Valentino Rossi won an incident-packed Australian MotoGP after world champion Marc Marquez crashed out while holding a big lead yesterday.
ANDY Murray boosted his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday when he defeated Spain’s David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 to claim the Austrian Open for his 30th career title.
LIONEL Messi notched his 250th La Liga goal to move one off the all-time league scoring record as leaders Barcelona won 3-0 against Eibar on Saturday ahead of next weekend’s Clasico with Real Madrid.
HENRIK Stenson holed a 25-foot birdie putt at the last to beat South African George Coetzee by one hole and set up an all-Nordic final at the Volvo World Match Play Championship yesterday.
MILAN: Leaders Juventus saw their 13-game winning streak come to an end in a 1-1 draw away to rock-bottom Sassuolo on Saturday as title rivals Roma closed to within one point of the Serie A lead.
INCHEON (South Korea): South Korean teenager Baek Kyu-Jung captured the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship in a playoff for her maiden US tour victory yesterday.
PARIS: Marseille recorded a club record-equalling eighth consecutive league win yesterday, beating Toulouse 2-0 at the Stade Velodrome to move seven points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal (pic) believes his team’s away form is better than their record suggests as they look for a first win on the road at West Bromwich Albion today.
LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said his players do not currently possess the ruthlessness to challenge Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title.
LONDON: Jose Mourinho said Chelsea’s win away to Crystal Palace on Saturday showed they have the character to maintain their Premier League title challenge.
AS the curtains came down on the fifth Tradewinds-Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge (LIMBC) yesterday, its organiser, Human Voyage Sdn Bhd is already looking at ways to improve the event next year.
NICOL David showed no sign of letting up after winning a third US Open title at the expense of a rising Egyptian star in Philadelphia on Saturday.
HOLD your breath and see who are the stars coming. Announced yesterday is the confirmed list of entries for the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Oct 30-Nov 2.
KEDAH left defending champions Pahang on the brink of exiting the Malaysia Cup with a well-deserved 3-1 win in the semi-final first leg in Alor Star yesterday.
NATIONAL coach Arul Selvaraj let his team loose for 24 hours, and they dished out a much better performance to beat Pakistan 3-1 to finish fifth in the Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) at the Taman Daya Stadium yesterday.
NATIONAL 15’s head coach Lee Nyuk Fah has rubbished claims of favouritism in his squad selection for the Vajiralongkorn Cup and the IRB ranking match against Thailand in Bangkok next week.
DARUL Ta’zim coach Bojan Hodak insists that the hectic schedule will not affect his team’s aspirations of earning a good result against a confident Felda United in the semi-final first leg of the Malaysia Cup at Selayang Stadium today.
SMK Syed Hassan’s hopes of both their Under-14 and Under-17 teams making the final of the Minister of Education League suffered a blow over the weekend when they were held to disappointing draws at home in Kangar.
CHEONG Jun Hoong and Wendy Ng added a feather to their caps by clinching the women’s 3m springboard synchro gold medal in the Singapore leg of the Diving World Grand Prix on Saturday.
THE Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed yesterday that the match-fixing allegation involving a Malaysian bookie and two Danish players was the first such case in the history of the sport.
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