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Athletics: Nauraj now second in world ranking

By Bernama - Friday, 29 April 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The jump of 2.29 metres at the 78th Singapore Open Championship at the National Stadium, Singapore has placed national high-jumper Nauraj Singh in second place in world ranking.

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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.

PSG rout Rennes to equal points record

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:46

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain matched their Ligue 1 points record from the 2013-14 season with Friday’s 4-0 rout of Rennes moving them onto 89 points with three games still to play.

Old Trafford coronation beckons for Leicester

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:40

LONDON: Leicester City can bring their fairytale pursuit of glory to a suitably spectacular conclusion on Sunday by beating Premier League standard-bearers Manchester United at Old Trafford to capture the title.

Klopp fumes over Liverpool's hectic schedule

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:36

SWANSEA: A frantic fixture programme is not about to ease up for Liverpool, who face their ninth match in 30 days when they visit Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday.

Olympic champion Kirani James breaks Drake record in 400m

By AP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:13

DES MOINES: Kirani James let the rest of the world know that he’s still the man to beat in the 400 meters.

Rugby European Cup: A Carter-Farrell face-off in Lyons

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00

THE European Cup final on May 14 will pit a team that has been there before and another that is playing for the title for the first time since the competition came into being in 1995 as the Heineken Cup.

Pellegrini wants Sterling to finish debut season on a high

By AFP - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 08:25

SOUTHAMPTON: Manuel Pellegrini has challenged Raheem Sterling to end his first season with Manchester City on a high as the Champions League semi-finalists travel to Southampton on Sunday.

Khairy won't interfere, trusts Frost' evaluation

By Bernama - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 22:12

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin does not want to interfere in the selection of players for the Malaysian Thomas Cup squad and has confidence in the evaluation by the technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen.

Massaro, Sherbini to contest World Championship final

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 21:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Laura Massaro and Nour El Sherbini set up a repeat of the 2013 world title match after both reached the Naza Women's World Squash Championship final in Bukit Jalil on Friday.

Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

By AP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 18:24

LAUSANNE: Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA over a US$2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.

Dortmund's Hummels wants a move to rivals Bayern Munich

By Reuters - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 15:39

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund centre back Mats Hummels has told his club that he wants to join Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after the season ends.

Vardy absence won't stop Leicester title coronation, says Simpson

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:06

LONDON: Leicester City defender Danny Simpson insists the prolonged absence of star striker Jamie Vardy won’t stop the Premier League leaders clinching the most incredible title triumph in English football history at Manchester United on Sunday.

Bayern poised to make history despite Atletico distraction

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:54

BERLIN: Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich can become the first club to win a fourth consecutive Bundesliga title by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, amidst the distraction of their Champions League semi-final.

Tottenham's Alli banned for rest of the season

By Reuters - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:34

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will miss the rest of the season after he was give a three-match ban for violent conduct by the Football Association on Thursday.

Liverpool told to pay Burnley £6.5m for Ings

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:14

LONDON: Liverpool have been ordered to pay English second-tier club Burnley £6.5 million (US$9.5 million) for striker Danny Ings following a tribunal on Thursday.

Gameiro penalty gives Sevilla edge against Shakhtar

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:58

LVIV: Holders Sevilla remain on course to reach yet another Europa League final after escaping from Ukraine with a 2-2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in their semi-final first leg on Thursday.

Villarreal strike late to dent Liverpool Europa hopes

By AFP - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:45

VILAREAL: Adrian Lopez’s stoppage-time winner put Villarreal on the verge of reaching their first ever Cup final with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

Nicol David makes early exit from World Championship

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 23:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Nour El Sherbini interrupted Nicol David's quest for a ninth world crown after winning their quarter-final tie 11-7, 10-12, 11-7, 11-5 at the Naza Women's World Squash Championship in Bukit Jalil today.

Drunk Liverpool fans force emergency flight landing

By AFP - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 20:26

LIMOGES: A flight from Liverpool to Alicante was forced to land in France on Thursday after two drunken British nationals began fighting on board.

Chong Wei checks into Badminton Asia Championships q-finals

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 19:00

LEE Chong Wei checked into the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships today following a 23-21, 21-12 win over Hong Kong's Vincent Wong in the second round.

World's press flock to cover Leicester fairytale

By AFP - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:14

LONDON: A sweep of the press room before Leicester City’s recent victory over Swansea City confirmed the extent to which their pursuit of Premier League glory has captivated global audiences.

Klopp seeks brave Liverpool against Villarreal

By AFP - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:08

VILLARREAL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called for bravery from his players if they are to overcome Villarreal to reach the Europa League final and maintain their hopes of Champions League football next season.

Alibaba on verge of leading Chinese takeover of AC Milan

By AFP - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:00

ROME: Online retail giant Alibaba is on the verge of leading a Chinese takeover of AC Milan from disgraced former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, Italian media reported Wednesday.

Atletico hero Saul delights in 'most beautiful goal'

By Reuters - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:44

MADRID: Saul Niguez announced himself as one of Europe’s most promising midfielders by scoring a stunning individual goal to edge Atletico Madrid a step closer to their second Champions League final in three years.

Chong Wei clears Badminton Asia Championships first round

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 22:43

LEE Chong Wei got off to a great start at the Badminton Asia Championships today with a convincing 21-16, 21-14 win over China's Wang Zhengming.

(Squash) Nicol David edges a step closer to ninth world title

By DEVINDER SINGH - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 20:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David took a step closer to a ninth world title after advancing to the quarter-finals of the Naza Women's World Squash Championship in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.

South Korea reveals long-sleeved athlete clothing for Rio

By AP - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 17:42

SEOUL: South Korea’s Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled long-sleeved shirts and pants it says will help protect the country’s Olympic athletes from the mosquito-borne Zika virus at this year’s games in Rio de Janeiro.

Indonesian officials meet FIFA chief over crisis

By AFP - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:34

JAKARTA: Indonesian officials have met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Zurich in a bid to end the crisis engulfing football in the Southeast Asian nation.