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  • Alonso takes second Le Mans win and title with Toyota

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    Alonso takes second Le Mans win and title with Toyota

    LE MANS, June 16 — Double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso struck lucky and won the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race for the second year in a row on Sunday with Toyota team...

  • Fury the entertainer downs Schwarz in second round TKO

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    Fury the entertainer downs Schwarz in second round TKO

    LAS VEGAS, June 16 — British heavyweight Tyson Fury made quick work of German Tom Schwarz yesterday as he danced and jabbed his way to a dominant second round TKO before...

  • Messi ‘bitter’ as Colombia stun Argentina

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    Messi ‘bitter’ as Colombia stun Argentina

    SALVADOR (Brazil), June 16 — Lionel Messi said his team was feeling bitter after Argentina lost their opening Copa America match 2-0 to Colombia despite dominating the second...

  • Colombia’s Martinez and Zapata stun Messi’s Argentina at Copa

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    Colombia’s Martinez and Zapata stun Messi’s Argentina at Copa

    SALVADOR (Brazil), June 16 — Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata put a dent in Lionel Messi’s hopes of finally landing a major international title as Colombia began their Copa...

  • No repeat fairytale for Woods, out of contention at Pebble Beach

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    No repeat fairytale for Woods, out of contention at Pebble Beach

    PEBBLE BEACH (California), June 16 — There will be no repeat fairytale for Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach after he drifted out of contention in the third round at the US Open...

  • Woodland holds nerve to stay top at US Open

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    Woodland holds nerve to stay top at US Open

    PEBBLE BEACH (California), June 16 — An ice cool Gary Woodland held his nerve under mounting pressure to secure a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the US Open after...

  • Blue Samurai to unleash ‘Japanese Messi’ on Copa America

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    Blue Samurai to unleash ‘Japanese Messi’ on Copa America

    TOKYO, June 16 — On a continent where “imitation” Galacticos are a dime a dozen, Japan’s Takefusa Kubo could just be the real deal. Snapped up by Real Madrid on Friday...

  • Venezuela draw 0-0 with Peru in their Copa America opener

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    Venezuela draw 0-0 with Peru in their Copa America opener

    PORTO ALEGRE (Brazil), June 16 — Venezuela and Peru began their Copa America with a nervous 0-0 draw yesterday in a match marked by two Peruvian goals chalked off after...

  • 10 days after surgery, Quartararo takes Catalan Moto GP pole

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    10 days after surgery, Quartararo takes Catalan Moto GP pole

    MONTMELO, June 16 — French Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo edged world champion and hometown favourite Marc Marquez of Honda to grab pole position for the Catalunya MotoGP...

  • Toyota vs Toyota as Le Mans heads into night

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    Toyota vs Toyota as Le Mans heads into night

    LE MANS, June 16 — The pole-sitting Toyota of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez led the Le Mans 24 Hour Race into the early hours of today as the Japanese...

  • ‘I’m lucky to be here’: Froome confident of full recovery after horror crash

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    ‘I’m lucky to be here’: Froome confident of full recovery after horror crash

    LONDON, June 16 — Chris Froome said yesterday “he is lucky to be here” after suffering multiple fractures in a high-speed crash that ruled him out of the Tour de France....

  • Ramos marries TV personality in Galactico wedding ‘like no other’

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    Ramos marries TV personality in Galactico wedding ‘like no other’

    SEVILLE, June 16 — Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid captain, married Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio in Seville yesterday in a ‘Galactico’ wedding that he said would be...

  • Semenya denies she refused to run in Rabat, blames event organiser

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    Semenya denies she refused to run in Rabat, blames event organiser

    PARIS, June 16 — Caster Semenya’s representatives reacted angrily yesterday after the organiser of the Diamond League event in Rabat said the Olympic champion had refused an...

  • Record set as Babe Ruth jersey sells for US$5.6m

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    Record set as Babe Ruth jersey sells for US$5.6m

    NEW YORK, June 16 — A New York Yankees jersey worn by baseball legend Babe Ruth was sold at auction for a record-breaking US$5.6 million (RM23.34 million), a statement said...

  • Olympic Council of Malaysia confirms Chong Wei as chef de mission for Tokyo Olympics

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    Olympic Council of Malaysia confirms Chong Wei as chef de mission for Tokyo Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) today confirmed former national badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei as the Malaysian contingent’s chef de mission...

  • Netherlands see off Cameroon to clinch last 16 berth at World Cup

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    Netherlands see off Cameroon to clinch last 16 berth at World Cup

    VALENCIENNES (France), June 15 — Vivianne Miedema scored twice as the Netherlands saw off a spirited Cameroon 3-1 today to secure a place in the last 16 of the women’s World...

  • Reports: Coach Giampaolo to join AC Milan revamp

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    Reports: Coach Giampaolo to join AC Milan revamp

    MILAN, June 15 — Marco Giampaolo has quit Sampdoria and will take up a two-year deal to coach AC Milan, it was widely reported in the Italian press today. The 51-year-old will...

  • Johor to use RM142m allocation to develop sports facilities for next year’s Sukma

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    Johor to use RM142m allocation to develop sports facilities for next year’s Sukma

    JOHOR BARU, June 15 — The RM142 million allocation given by the federal government to Johor to host next year’s Malaysia Games (Sukma) will be used to upgrade existing...

  • Murray to face top seeds in Queen’s Club doubles return

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    Murray to face top seeds in Queen’s Club doubles return

    LONDON, June 15 — Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will face Queen’s Club top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah when he makes his return from hip surgery...

  • Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race, say organisers

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    Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race, say organisers

    PARIS, June 15 — Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will not run her specialist 800m distance at Rabat tomorrow despite having received an invitation to do so, in the...

  • Brazil win but fans unhappy at lacklustre display at Copa America

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    Brazil win but fans unhappy at lacklustre display at Copa America

    SAO PAULO, June 15 — Brazil got the win they wanted in their Copa America opener today but the postmortem of the 3-0 victory over Bolivia was as much about the lack of...

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    Kedah chief coach Aidil hopes all players can play against PKNS

    ALOR SETAR, June 15 — Kedah chief coach Aidil Sharin Sahak harbours hope that all his players can be fielded in the Super League match against PKNS on Tuesday. He said this was...

  • Luis Suarez ‘wanted to disappear from the world’ after Liverpool defeat

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    Luis Suarez ‘wanted to disappear from the world’ after Liverpool defeat

    BARCELONA, June 14 — Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said losing 4-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals was as painful as when he was sent home from the 2014 World...

  • VAR penalty, Coutinho brace help Brazil beat Bolivia

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    VAR penalty, Coutinho brace help Brazil beat Bolivia

    SAO PAULO, June 15 — Philippe Coutinho scored a second half double and Everton added a cracking third as Brazil recovered from a sleepy start to beat Bolivia 3-0 in their Copa...

  • JDT admits to lack of luck in Manjung

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    JDT admits to lack of luck in Manjung

    LUMUT, June 15 — Johor Darul Ta’zim’s (JDT) chief coach, Benjamin Mora conceded that his team was unlucky after a 1-1 draw in a Super League match against the Perak State...

  • White shirt means danger but Brazil opt to take the risk

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    White shirt means danger but Brazil opt to take the risk

    SAO PAULO, June 15 — When hosts Brazil run out for their Copa America opener against Bolivia on Friday they will be wearing a white shirt in a competitive match for the first...

  • JDT held 1-1 by PKNP FC

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    JDT held 1-1 by PKNP FC

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — Defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) drew 1-1 with PKNP FC at the Manjung Municipal Council Stadium in Perak tonight but remain firmly at the...

  • Real signing Kubo ‘proud’ of ‘Japanese Messi’ nickname

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    Real signing Kubo ‘proud’ of ‘Japanese Messi’ nickname

    SAO PAULO, June 15 — New teenage Real Madrid signing Takefusa Kubo said it was an “honour” to be nicknamed the “Japanese Messi” when speaking to reporters at the Copa...

  • Irked Woods insists he’s ‘still in ballgame’ at US Open

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    Irked Woods insists he’s ‘still in ballgame’ at US Open

    PEBBLE BEACH, June 15 — Tiger Woods, irate after a bogey-bogey finish in the second round of the US Open yesterday, insisted he was “still in the ball game” at Pebble Beach....

  • Lampard favourite to replace Sarri as Chelsea coach

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    Lampard favourite to replace Sarri as Chelsea coach

    LONDON, June 14 ― Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has hired some of the world's highest-profile managers during his 16-year reign, but relative rookie Frank Lampard is emerging...

  • Italy’s Fognini to make debut at Laver Cup

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    Italy’s Fognini to make debut at Laver Cup

    GENEVA, June 14 ― Italian Fabio Fognini will make his debut in the Laver Cup this year after being named in captain Bjorn Borg's Team Europe lineup alongside Rafael Nadal, Roger...

  • PSG to kick off Ligue 1 title defence against Nimes

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    PSG to kick off Ligue 1 title defence against Nimes

    PARIS, June 14 ― Paris Saint-Germain will start their bid for a third successive Ligue 1 title with a home match against Nimes, after next season's fixtures were announced...

  • French Open runner-up Thiem pulls out of Halle event due to fatigue

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    French Open runner-up Thiem pulls out of Halle event due to fatigue

    BERLIN, June 14 ― French Open losing finalist Dominic Thiem has pulled out of next week's grass-court tournament in Halle due to fatigue, organisers announced today. The...