KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David saved four match points to snatch a record-extending eighth World Championship title from the jaws of defeat against home favourite Raneem El Weleily in Cairo earlier today.
PORTLAND’S Damian Lillard scored a career-high 43 points, including 16 in the added periods, to lead the Trail Blazers to a 129-119 victory at San Antonio on Friday, handing the Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime.
PRETORIA: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indian batting to send the tourists crashing to a humiliating defeat by an innings and 220 runs on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park yesterday.
LONDON: Eoin Morgan has replaced Alistair Cook as England’s World Cup captain, The England and Wales Cricket Board announced yesterday.
AUSTRALIA made a meal of it but successfully chased down 128 for a four-wicket victory and an unassailable 2-0 series lead after dismissing India for 224 on the fourth day of the Second Test at the Gabba in Brisbane yesterday.
OLYMPIC swimming great Michael Phelps looked to the future on Friday, including the Rio Olympics in 2016, after he dodged a stint in prison for drunk driving.
BERLIN: World Cup winners Germany have suffered something of a hangover since their triumph in Brazil, but coach Joachim Loew is hoping a new-look side can go on to claim more glory at Euro 2016.
A YEAR to forget for an injury-plagued Tiger Woods was savoured sweetly by Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy after the ‘Celtic Tiger’ won two majors in 2014 to regain his status as the game’s leading player.
A SUPERB World Cup featuring one of the greatest upsets in the sport’s history, Germany’s fourth title and the duel between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be the world’s best were among the football highlights of 2014.
BERLIN: German bank BayernLB is seeking €345 million (RM1.48 billion) in a lawsuit against Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone (pic) over the 2006 sale of the sport’s rights, according to a report.
AUSTIN: Two of Lance Armstrong’s longtime business partners have agreed to pay the United States federal government US$500,000 (RM1.75 million) to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis.
MARRAKECH: Fifa is abolishing age limits for international referees.
THE next phase in the careers of some Wallabies and All Blacks is slowly being confirmed about 10 months ahead of the World Cup, allowing their national coaches to be prepared when the transition comes.
MARRAKECH: Ever since Fifa executives voted to send the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar there have been endless questions about how and why they picked those countries and accusations that some of them might have been bought off or otherwise leaned on.
BRENDAN Rodgers was in no mood to hang around as the under-pressure Liverpool manager made quick work of his weekly press conference on Friday.
SEPP Blatter declared Fifa’s crisis to be over on Friday and said he would not abandon football’s governing body.
TWO comprehensive victories in different competitions and a kind Champions League draw have eased the pressure on Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. But another defeat at Liverpool today in the English Premier League could have the sharks circling again.
AFTER a poor Friday, the swimmers put the Malaysian contingent back on track in their mission to hit the 40 gold medal target after bagging five gold and notching two records at the Palembang Asean University Games (AUG) yesterday.
MANCHESTER: Goalkeeper Joe Hart has become the latest core member of Manchester City’s squad to commit his future to the Premier League champions, agreeing to a new contract through 2019.
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho insists Eden Hazard must help the club win more titles if he is to join the ranks of their greatest players.
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