Sports

  • Zidane shelves league intentions as Real shift focus to Europe

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    Zidane shelves league intentions as Real shift focus to Europe

    MADRID, Oct 21 ― Zinedine Zidane said in April Real Madrid would prioritise La Liga over the Champions League this season and their defeat to Real Mallorca on Saturday suggests...

  • 'Very proud' Murray wins first ATP title since March 2017

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    'Very proud' Murray wins first ATP title since March 2017

    ANTWERP, Oct 21 ― Andy Murray said he was “very proud” after earning his first ATP title since March 2017 yesterday with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over fellow three-time Grand...

  • Mourinho and Solskjaer fire back at Klopp after derby

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    Mourinho and Solskjaer fire back at Klopp after derby

    MANCHESTER, Oct 21 ― The journey from the bench to the pundit's studio is so quick in the modern game that some could be forgiven for thinking Manchester United had two managers...

  • Liverpool's winning streak ends with 1-1 draw at United

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    Liverpool's winning streak ends with 1-1 draw at United

    MANCHESTER, Oct 21 ― Manchester United ended Liverpool's 100 per cent start to the Premier League season ― and their 17 match winning streak ― with a 1-1 draw at Old...

  • Three things we learned from the Premier League

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    Three things we learned from the Premier League

    LONDON, Oct 21 ― Liverpool's 17-match winning run was halted in a draw at Manchester United, while VAR caused more havoc and Chelsea's revival gathered pace. Here are three...

  • Real’s Modric and Bale to miss Champions League clash against Galatasaray

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    Real’s Modric and Bale to miss Champions League clash against Galatasaray

    MADRID, Oct 21 ― Real Madrid have left Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez out of their squad for tomorrow's Champions League clash away to Turkish side Galatasaray ― a...

  • De Jong finally scores for Sevilla in 1-0 win over Levante

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    De Jong finally scores for Sevilla in 1-0 win over Levante

    MADRID, Oct 21 ― Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong scored his first goal for the club to give them a deserved 1-0 win at home to Levante yesterday in La Liga to go level on points...

  • Aminuddin: Over 178,000 take part in National Sports Month celebration in N. Sembilan

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    Aminuddin: Over 178,000 take part in National Sports Month celebration in N. Sembilan

    NILAI, Oct 20 — Over 178,000 participants have taken part in Negeri Sembilan’s state-level National Sports Month (BSN) celebration since it was launched on October 1. Mentri...

  • Woodward: Glazers at Man United for the long term

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    Woodward: Glazers at Man United for the long term

    MANCHESTER, Oct 20 — Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believes the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, will remain in control of the club for the...

  • Salah misses Liverpool trip to Man United, Alisson returns

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    Salah misses Liverpool trip to Man United, Alisson returns

    MANCHESTER, Oct 20 — Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has not recovered from an ankle injury in time to face Manchester United today, but goalkeeper Alisson Becker is fit to make his...

  • Lukaku, Martinez strike twice as Inter edge seven-goal thriller

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    Lukaku, Martinez strike twice as Inter edge seven-goal thriller

    MILAN, Oct 20 — Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez scored two goals each as Inter Milan survived a late fightback to beat Sassuolo 4-3 at the Mapei Stadium today. Martinez...

  • Japan rugby in good place despite World Cup exit, says coach

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    Japan rugby in good place despite World Cup exit, says coach

    TOKYO, Oct 20 — Japan coach Jamie Joseph insisted rugby in the country was in a “good place” despite his team’s 26-3 defeat by South Africa that saw them exit the World...

  • State media: Punishment awaits NBA’s commissioner for defaming China

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    State media: Punishment awaits NBA’s commissioner for defaming China

    BEIJING, Oct 20 — Punishment will be meted out “sooner or later” to the NBA’s commissioner for defaming China, state television said, as Beijing and the basketball league...

  • Social stigma among challenges to develop e-sports, says Melaka youth and sports chief

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    Social stigma among challenges to develop e-sports, says Melaka youth and sports chief

    MELAKA, Oct 20 — Social stigma is among the challenges faced by the Melaka government in efforts to develop electronic sports (E-sports) in the state, especially among school...

  • South African power ends Japan's fairytale run

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    South African power ends Japan's fairytale run

    TOKYO, Oct 20 — There was never any shortage of courage, but not even the bravest of blossoms could punch through Springbok brawn today as South Africa reached the rugby World...

  • Wales floor 14-man France to reach World Cup semi-finals

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    Wales floor 14-man France to reach World Cup semi-finals

    OITA, Oct 20 — Substitute Ross Moriarty snatched a late winner as Wales floored 14-man France in a breathless World Cup quarter-final with echoes of 2011 today. A moment of...

  • Bayern defender Suele sidelined with torn cruciate ligament

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    Bayern defender Suele sidelined with torn cruciate ligament

    BERLIN, Oct 20 — Bayern Munich defender Niklas Suele has torn a cruciate ligament and will undergo surgery immediately, the German champions announced today. The Germany...

  • Wallabies coach Cheika quits after World Cup exit

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    Wallabies coach Cheika quits after World Cup exit

    OITA, Oct 20 — Wallabies coach Michael Cheika quit today after their humiliating World Cup quarter-final exit against England, drawing the curtain on a five-year reign that...

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    Kelantan FA needs RM10m

    KOTA BARU, Oct 20 — The Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) is still in search of RM10 million through sponsors, to enable it to compete in next season’s M-League. ...

  • Selangor still optimistic about Malaysia Cup final chances, says coach

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    Selangor still optimistic about Malaysia Cup final chances, says coach

    JOHOR BARU, Oct 20 — Selangor are optimistic of a berth in the final despite losing 1- 2 to Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) in the first leg of the Malaysia Cup semi-final match last...

  • Marc Marquez wins Japan MotoGP

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    Marc Marquez wins Japan MotoGP

    MOTEGI, Oct 20 — MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won the Japan Grand Prix today to notch his 10th victory of the season and third win on the circuit in four years. The Honda...

  • Solskjaer aims dig at Liverpool ahead of Man United showdown

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    Solskjaer aims dig at Liverpool ahead of Man United showdown

    LONDON, Oct 20 — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not resist a sly dig at Liverpool ahead of their clash with Manchester United today, reminding the Premier League leaders of their...

  • Uphill battle for Kedah in Malaysia Cup semi-final second leg match

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    Uphill battle for Kedah in Malaysia Cup semi-final second leg match

    ALOR SETAR, Oct 20 — After failing to capitalise on their home ground advantage in the Malaysia Cup semi-final first leg, Kedah now have to go for a win in their opponents’...

  • Teen Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron

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    Teen Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron

    WASHINGTON, Oct 20 — Zion Williamson has excited NBA fans like no rookie since LeBron James, but knee injuries before his debut have also brought worries about the New Orleans...

  • LeBron, Kawhi co-star in ‘Battle for Los Angeles’

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    LeBron, Kawhi co-star in ‘Battle for Los Angeles’

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 20 — The first chapter in the most compelling storyline of the new NBA season will be written on Tuesday as LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers face off...

  • Rooney falls in MLS farewell, champs Atlanta advance

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    Rooney falls in MLS farewell, champs Atlanta advance

    WASHINGTON, Oct 20 — Former England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was routed in his Major League Soccer farewell match yesterday as Toronto FC ripped DC United 5-1 in...

  • Mallorca claim stunning win over Real Madrid

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    Mallorca claim stunning win over Real Madrid

    PALMA, Oct 20 — Real Madrid’s unbeaten start to the La Liga season came to an abrupt and surprising end as Real Mallorca claimed a stunning 1-0 victory at a rocking Son Moix...

  • Watford angered by ‘subjective’ VAR as Alli saves Spurs

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    Watford angered by ‘subjective’ VAR as Alli saves Spurs

    LONDON, Oct 20 — Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores complained that VAR is not “objective” after Dele Alli’s controversial late equaliser for Tottenham was allowed to...

  • Guardiola wants killer touch from Man City

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    Guardiola wants killer touch from Man City

    LONDON, Oct 20 — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola called on his side to be more clinical after they brushed aside in-form Crystal Palace 2-0 yesterday to narrow the gap to...

  • Nadal marries partner of 14 years in Mallorca

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    Nadal marries partner of 14 years in Mallorca

    MADRID, Oct 20 — Rafael Nadal married his partner of 14 years, Xisca Perello, at a castle in Mallorca yesterday. Nadal, the 19-time grand slam champion, tied the knot with...

  • ‘Big surprise,’ says Murray as ex-world No. 1 reaches first final since 2017

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    ‘Big surprise,’ says Murray as ex-world No. 1 reaches first final since 2017

    ANTWERP, Oct 20 — Former world number one Andy Murray reached his first final in more than two-and-a-half years yesterday and admitted it was a “big surprise”. Murray,...

  • Lyon labour to Dijon draw in Garcia’s first game

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    Lyon labour to Dijon draw in Garcia’s first game

    PARIS, Oct 20 — Lyon stuttered to a 0-0 draw against fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Dijon yesterday as already-embattled new coach Rudi Garcia took charge for the first time. The...

  • Dortmund beat Bundesliga leaders Gladbach, Bayern held by Augsburg

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    Dortmund beat Bundesliga leaders Gladbach, Bayern held by Augsburg

    BERLIN, Oct 20 — Borussia Dortmund beat top-of-the-table Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 to jump to fourth in the Bundesliga yesterday, level with Bayern Munich who earlier...