TOKYO: Japanese figure-skating heartthrob Daisuke Takahashi has denied being the victim of sexual harassment as a scandal raged over magazine photos of him in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport, local media reported today.
LONDON: English football was preparing to welcome back one of its most controversial characters on Friday amid reports Liverpool had made an audacious move to sign Mario Balotelli.
LONDON: Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has apologised for sending text messages that were “disrespectful of other cultures” after he was ruled out of the running to take over at Premier League Crystal Palace on Thursday.
THE Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) has 14 days from yesterday to respond to a show cause letter as to why it shouldn’t be suspended under the Sports Development Act 1997.
MUMBAI: Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra (pic) was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League yesterday.
AMERICAN super teen Katie Ledecky came close to breaking yet another world record on her way to a majestic freestyle double on the opening night of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships yesterday.
ZENIT St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday.
ROGER Federer is the form player going into next week’s US Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe.
NEW YORK: Two-time defending champion Serena Williams was named the top seed on Wednesday for the US Open, the year’s final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens on Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.
VALTTERI Bottas believes his much-improved Mercedes-powered Williams team have their best opportunity of the season at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.
MADRID: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that midfielder Angel di Maria has asked to leave the European champions before the end of the transfer window.
INJURIES to several key players mean that Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to struggling Evian in Ligue 1 today may prove a stiffer test than the reigning champions bargained for.
BARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo (pic) will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid today, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed yesterday.
BAYERN Munich manager Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache ahead of the defending champions’ Bundesliga opener against VfL Wolfsburg today.
LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he has no regrets over not re-signing Cesc Fabregas despite the Spanish midfielder's dazzling performance for Chelsea at Burnley.
LIVERPOOL have had a £16 million (RM84 million) bid accepted by AC Milan for Italy striker Mario Balotelli.
LONDON : Manchester United will go in search of their first Premier League win under manager Louis van Gaal when they travel to Sunderland on Sunday.
MANCHESTER United great Paul Scholes has said he is scared about the club’s future and believes they could spiral into decline in the same way rivals Liverpool did in the 1990s.
LONDON: Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday.
TERENGGANU whitewashed Kelantan 8-2 to emerge tops in Division Two of the 52nd Razak Cup in Kuantan yesterday.
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