Sports

  • Madrid find their Pogba within as Valverde proves the catalyst for change

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    Madrid find their Pogba within as Valverde proves the catalyst for change

    MADRID, Dec 6 — Zinedine Zidane pursued Paul Pogba but found Fede Valverde and his emergence as Real Madrid’s most important midfielder may yet prove the turning point in...

  • City flex financial muscle to leave Manchester United lagging behind

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    City flex financial muscle to leave Manchester United lagging behind

    MANCHESTER, Dec 6 — The balance of football power in Manchester has swung comprehensively to City from United on the field and the Premier League champions are now on the verge...

  • Bale has never asked to leave Real, says agent

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    Bale has never asked to leave Real, says agent

    MADRID, Dec 6 — Gareth Bale “is not ecstatic” with life at Real Madrid but has never asked to leave the club, the Welsh forward’s agent has said. Bale’s commitment to...

  • ‘They talk a lot and want publicity’: Kim Swee sums up critics

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    ‘They talk a lot and want publicity’: Kim Swee sums up critics

    SEPANG, Dec 6 — The national Under-22 Years (U-22) squad chief coach, Datuk Ong Kim Swee is unhappy at the assumptions raised by certain quarters on the failure of his team at...

  • Spurs star Son feels the pain after United defeat

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    Spurs star Son feels the pain after United defeat

    LONDON, Dec 6 — Son Heung-min said he and his Tottenham Hotspur team-mates would have to work hard because he did not like experiencing the pain he felt following Wednesday’s...

  • City and United head into derby with renewed confidence

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    City and United head into derby with renewed confidence

    MANCHESTER, Dec 6 — A week ago there was little about tomorrow's Manchester derby to whet the appetite but after statement performances from both teams it suddenly has the feel...

  • Atletico seek quick fix at Villarreal in transitional season

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    Atletico seek quick fix at Villarreal in transitional season

    MADRID, Dec 6 — Atletico Madrid’s seemingly unshakeable position as Spain’s third force has come under threat following a slide in form and they desperately need to get...

  • Watford can avoid relegation with an English coach, says Foster

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    Watford can avoid relegation with an English coach, says Foster

    LONDON, Dec 6 — Watford can improve their performances and avoid relegation from the Premier League if they appoint an English head coach to take over from the sacked Spaniard...

  • SEA Games: Bronze in hand but national boxer Khir Akyazlan wants at least silver

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    SEA Games: Bronze in hand but national boxer Khir Akyazlan wants at least silver

    MANILA, Dec 6 — National boxer Khir Akyazlan Azmi is far from satisfied although he is already assured of at least a bronze in boxing at the 30th SEA Games here. After...

  • Arsenal slump to first home defeat by Brighton

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    Arsenal slump to first home defeat by Brighton

    LONDON, Dec 6 — Arsenal lost to Brighton & Hove Albion at home for the first time ever last night as goals by Adam Webster and Neal Maupay lifted the visitors to a 2-1...

  • Everton sack manager Silva after Merseyside derby humbling

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    Everton sack manager Silva after Merseyside derby humbling

    LONDON, Dec 6 — Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva the day after dropping into the relegation zone following a 5-2 defeat at Merseyside rivals Liverpool, the Premier League...

  • Newcastle dig deep for 2-0 victory at Sheffield United

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    Newcastle dig deep for 2-0 victory at Sheffield United

    SHEFFIELD, Dec 6 — Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin netted an early header before a controversial Jonjoy Shelvey goal secured a 2-0 win at Sheffield United in the...

  • Reed grabs outright lead in the Bahamas, Woods six back

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    Reed grabs outright lead in the Bahamas, Woods six back

    NASSAU, Dec 6 — Patrick Reed held the outright lead after the second round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas yesterday while tournament host Tiger Woods used a...

  • LeBron socks it to critics

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    LeBron socks it to critics

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 6 — Los Angeles superstar LeBron James yesterday defended the late-game celebrations that saw him hop off the sidelines in his stockinged feet to cheer as his...

  • Hazard to miss Clasico after tests reveal ankle fracture

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    Hazard to miss Clasico after tests reveal ankle fracture

    MADRID, Dec 5 — Eden Hazard is set to miss the Clasico against Barcelona after further tests revealed a fracture in his right ankle, Real Madrid confirmed today. Hazard was...

  • Cardiff City appeal to CAS over verdict in Sala case

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    Cardiff City appeal to CAS over verdict in Sala case

    LAUSANNE, Dec 5 — Cardiff City have appealed against the decision ordering them to pay €6 million (RM27.7 million) to Nantes for the transfer of Emiliano Sala, who died in a...

  • Italian sports daily slammed for Lukaku ‘Black Friday’ headline

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    Italian sports daily slammed for Lukaku ‘Black Friday’ headline

    ROME, Dec 5 — Italian football clubs today slammed a renowned sports daily’s front page as “unacceptable” and “terrible” after it used “Black Friday” in a headline...

  • National petanque squad win men’s triples gold at SEA Games to end Thai dominance

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    National petanque squad win men’s triples gold at SEA Games to end Thai dominance

    NEW CLARK CITY (Philippines), Dec 5 — The national petanque squad started their 30th SEA Games campaign on the right footing by snatching the men’s triples gold here today....

  • Malaysian fencer Joshua wins silver in men’s epee event at SEA Games

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    Malaysian fencer Joshua wins silver in men’s epee event at SEA Games

    MANILA, Dec 5 — Malaysian fencer Joshua Koh I-Jie struck silver at the 30th SEA Games here today to complete his medal collection of all three colours in the men’s epee event....

  • SEA Games: Malaysia slip one spot to silver medal in tenpin bowling mixed doubles

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    SEA Games: Malaysia slip one spot to silver medal in tenpin bowling mixed doubles

    MANILA, Dec 5 — Malaysia failed to defend their mixed doubles gold in tenpin bowling when they lost to Indonesia in the final at the 30th SEA Games here today. Ahmad Muaz Mohd...

  • After SEA Games debacle, FAM shows Kim Swee the door

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    After SEA Games debacle, FAM shows Kim Swee the door

    MANILA, Dec 5 — It may now seem like a dampener to his birthday plans next week, but for national under-23 squad head coach, Datuk Ong Kim Swee, the Football Association of...

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    Another poor outing by Malaysian swimmers at SEA Games

    NEW CLARK CITY (Philippines), Dec 5 — Malaysian swimmers continued their poor run at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines after only grabbing one bronze medal out of four final...

  • More Tokyo 2020 events rescheduled to beat the heat

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    More Tokyo 2020 events rescheduled to beat the heat

    TOKYO, Dec 5 — Tokyo 2020 organisers said today two more Olympic events, the triathlon and equestrian cross-country, have been rescheduled to earlier start times to combat the...

  • Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons, Lakers trump Jazz

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    Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons, Lakers trump Jazz

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 35 points propelled the Milwaukee Bucks to a 13th straight NBA victory yesterday, a hard-fought 127-103 win over the Pistons in...

  • Juve midfielder Khedira out for three months after knee surgery

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    Juve midfielder Khedira out for three months after knee surgery

    TURIN, Dec 5 — Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be out of action for three months after undergoing surgery on his left knee, the Serie A champions said. The 32-year-old,...

  • Solskjaer, Mourinho sing McTominay’s praises

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    Solskjaer, Mourinho sing McTominay’s praises

    LONDON, Dec 5 — Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Scott McTominay has become virtually “undroppable” after the midfielder produced another dominant display...

  • Malaysia score gold in SEA Games lawn bowl, gymnastics

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    Malaysia score gold in SEA Games lawn bowl, gymnastics

    MANILA, Dec 5 — The two gold medals from artistic gymnastics and one more gold from lawn bowls provided the much needed cheer on an otherwise dismal day for the Malaysian...

  • Mbappe and Neymar on target as PSG sink Nantes

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    Mbappe and Neymar on target as PSG sink Nantes

    PARIS, Dec 5 — A superb Kylian Mbappe goal and a Neymar penalty helped Paris St Germain restore a five-point lead atop the Ligue 1 standings with a 2-0 home win over Nantes...

  • Man United inflict first Spurs defeat for Mourinho as Liverpool romp clear

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    Man United inflict first Spurs defeat for Mourinho as Liverpool romp clear

    LONDON, Dec 5 — Jose Mourinho endured an unhappy return to Manchester United as Marcus Rashford’s double beat Tottenham 2-1 while Liverpool restored their eight-point lead at...

  • Uefa announces new playoff system for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

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    Uefa announces new playoff system for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

    NYON, Dec 5 — Uefa is to introduce a new-look playoff system for its 2022 World Cup qualifying competition which will avoid the need to compare results of teams in different...

  • Uefa president criticises VAR use, says football needs uncertainty

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    Uefa president criticises VAR use, says football needs uncertainty

    NYON, Dec 5 — Football needs uncertainty, the head of European football body Uefa said yesterday, as he criticised the way VAR technology had changed the character of football...

  • Barca reward teenage forward Fati with new contract

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    Barca reward teenage forward Fati with new contract

    BARCELONA, Dec 5 — Barcelona have handed their youngest ever league goalscorer Ansu Fati a new contract until 2022 and raised his buy-out clause to €170 million (RM786.2...

  • Finally, Tracie lands that elusive SEA Games gold

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    Finally, Tracie lands that elusive SEA Games gold

    MANILA, Dec 4 — National gymnast, Tracie Ang made her first competitive debut at the 2005 SEA Games at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum here, at the age of 12 and won a team bronze....