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  • Klopp says he turned down Bayern to stay at Liverpool

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    Klopp says he turned down Bayern to stay at Liverpool

    LIVERPOOL, May 14 — Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he had turned down Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich “a few times” to stay at Anfield and urged his side to...

  • McLaren to take over Mercedes team in Formula E

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    McLaren to take over Mercedes team in Formula E

    PARIS, May 14 — McLaren is to join the Formula E world championship from next season by taking over the existing Mercedes team, the British brand announced on Saturday. ...

  • SEA Games: Hammer thrower Jackie Wong’s thorny road to gold

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    SEA Games: Hammer thrower Jackie Wong’s thorny road to gold

    HANOI, May 14 — National hammer thrower Jackie Wong Siew Cheer had to go through various challenges and trials, before coming back to grab the event’s gold medal at the 31st...

  • Veteran Wawrinka pulls out of Geneva with injury

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    Veteran Wawrinka pulls out of Geneva with injury

    GENEVA, May 14 — Stan Wawrinka’s comeback trail hit a stumbling block on Friday after he pulled out of next week’s Geneva Open tennis tournament with an injury. The Swiss...

  • AFC: China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host due to pandemic

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    AFC: China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host due to pandemic

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — China has withdrawn as the 2023 Asian Cup host due to the coronavirus, football officials said Saturday, with Beijing’s strict zero-Covid strategy...

  • Malaysia’s hammer throwers avenge 2019 defeats for golden finish in Hanoi

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    Malaysia’s hammer throwers avenge 2019 defeats for golden finish in Hanoi

    HANOI, May 14 ― The national men’s and women’s hammer throwers today claimed their champion status at the 31st SEA Games, to deliver Malaysia’s gold number 12th and 13th...

  • SEA Games: National sepak takraw team on track for silver

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    SEA Games: National sepak takraw team on track for silver

    HANOI, May 14 — After losing to arch-rival Thailand, the national men’s sepak takraw squad bounced back with a 3-0 mauling of Cambodia in the second round robin match for the...

  • Ronaldo backs Ten Hag to deliver at Manchester United

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    Ronaldo backs Ten Hag to deliver at Manchester United

    MANCHESTER, May 14 ― Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo expressed confidence that incoming manager Erik ten Hag will be a good fit at Old Trafford but warned that the...

  • Tuchel: Chelsea happy to be 'bad guys' against Liverpool

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    Tuchel: Chelsea happy to be 'bad guys' against Liverpool

    LONDON, May 14 ― Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel believes that his side is unlikely to find much support among neutrals when they take on Liverpool in the FA Cup final today, but...

  • Man City eyes on Premier League prize as Leeds face the drop

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    Man City eyes on Premier League prize as Leeds face the drop

    LONDON, May 14 ― Manchester City can put one hand on the Premier League trophy tomorrow should they beat West Ham to extend their three-point lead over Liverpool at the top of...

  • Tiger Woods continues comeback from severe leg injuries at PGA

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    Tiger Woods continues comeback from severe leg injuries at PGA

    TULSA, May 14 ― Tiger Woods continues his comeback from severe leg injuries at next week's PGA Championship after making a sensational return at last month's Masters with plenty...

  • SEA Games: Malaysia rake in two more golds to make it 11 on Day 6

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    SEA Games: Malaysia rake in two more golds to make it 11 on Day 6

    HANOI, May 14 ― As expected, the national contingent continued to rake in the gold medals on Day Six of the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday. After a brief pause in...

  • Djokovic keeps top spot after edging past Auger-Aliassime in Rome

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    Djokovic keeps top spot after edging past Auger-Aliassime in Rome

    ROME, May 14 ― Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-5 7-6(1) to reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open yesterday and move within one win of 1,000...

  • Reigning champion Mickelson withdraws from PGA Championship

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    Reigning champion Mickelson withdraws from PGA Championship

    MIAMI, May 14 ― Phil Mickelson said yesterday he will not defend his PGA Championship title after having stepped away from the game in February amid fallout from comments he...

  • Salah, De Bruyne among nominees for Player of the Season

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    Salah, De Bruyne among nominees for Player of the Season

    LONDON, May 13 — Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne were today named among the eight nominees for the Premier League’s Player of the...

  • Report: Lewandowski turns down Bayern extension

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    Report: Lewandowski turns down Bayern extension

    BERLIN, May 13 — Robert Lewandowski has opened the door to a high-profile transfer after telling Bayern Munich that he will not be extending his contract beyond June 2023 when...

  • Sabalenka through to possible Swiatek clash in Rome semis

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    Sabalenka through to possible Swiatek clash in Rome semis

    ROME, May 13 — Aryna Sabalenka reached the semi-finals of the Italian Open today after beating Amanda Anisimova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and setting up a potential clash with world number...

  • Ex-world champion Amir Khan retires from boxing

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    Ex-world champion Amir Khan retires from boxing

    LONDON, May 13 — Former world champion Amir Khan today announced he was retiring from boxing after a 17-year professional career. The 35-year-old British fighter, who became a...

  • Tuchel hopes Chelsea’s Kovacic can play through pain in FA Cup final

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    Tuchel hopes Chelsea’s Kovacic can play through pain in FA Cup final

    LONDON, May 13 — Thomas Tuchel hopes Mateo Kovacic can play through the pain barrier as the Chelsea midfielder battles to recover from an ankle injury in time for tomorrow’s...

  • Wushu debutants rake in two gold, one silver in Hanoi

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    Wushu debutants rake in two gold, one silver in Hanoi

    HANOI, May 13 — The national wushu camp made a surprise haul of two gold and one silver through taolu discipline on the first day of competition for the sport at the...

  • Nadal says foot injury a concern ahead of French Open

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    Nadal says foot injury a concern ahead of French Open

    ROME, May 13 — Rafa Nadal said that everyday training was a challenge and he would take a doctor with him to Roland Garros after the 21-times major winner was once again...

  • Reviving Man United a major challenge, says new boss Ten Hag

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    Reviving Man United a major challenge, says new boss Ten Hag

    AMSTERDAM, May 13 — New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said reviving the fortunes of the Premier League club will be a major challenge, the Dutchman said in his...

  • Vettel says climate change makes him question his F1 job

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    Vettel says climate change makes him question his F1 job

    LONDON, May 13 — Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday that climate change had made him question his job as a driver travelling the world...

  • Liverpool’s quadruple bid at stake in FA Cup final against Chelsea

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    Liverpool’s quadruple bid at stake in FA Cup final against Chelsea

    LONDON, May 13 — Liverpool will bid to keep their quadruple chase alive in Saturday’s FA Cup final against a Chelsea side hoping to welcome incoming owner Todd Boehly with...

  • FA Cup finalists Chelsea ‘drained’ after gruelling season, says Tuchel

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    FA Cup finalists Chelsea ‘drained’ after gruelling season, says Tuchel

    LONDON, May 13 — Thomas Tuchel admitted Tuesday that Chelsea’s gruelling season was taking its toll on his players as he attempts to lift the FA Cup finalists for the final...

  • Villa seal permanent deal for Barcelona’s Coutinho

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    Villa seal permanent deal for Barcelona’s Coutinho

    LONDON, May 13 — Aston Villa completed the permanent signing of Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho on Thursday in a deal the La Liga club said is worth €20 million (RM91...

  • Youths and sports minister says national shuttlers did their best

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    Youths and sports minister says national shuttlers did their best

    BANGKOK, May 13 — Malaysian shuttlers were nervous and too cautious, thus resulting in their shocking 3-2 defeat by India in the Thomas Cup quarter-finals last night. Youth...

  • Thomas Cup: Jun Hao baffled over Malaysia’s heartbreaking exit

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    Thomas Cup: Jun Hao baffled over Malaysia’s heartbreaking exit

    BANGKOK, May 13 — Clueless and shocked. That was the reaction from Malaysia’s third singles Leong Jun Hao after he failed to keep alive Malaysia’s hope of ending a...

  • Thomas Cup: Gutsy India end Malaysia’s hope in Bangkok

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    Thomas Cup: Gutsy India end Malaysia’s hope in Bangkok

    BANGKOK, May 13 — Joy for India. Despair for Malaysia. India created history when they stunned five-time champions Malaysia 3-2 to storm into their first-ever...

  • Son ‘accepts’ substitution after Spurs star’s tantrum in win over Arsenal

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    Son ‘accepts’ substitution after Spurs star’s tantrum in win over Arsenal

    LONDON, May 13 — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min insisted he “accepted” Antonio Conte’s decision to substitute him in Thursday’s crucial 3-0 win over Arsenal despite his...

  • Man City to unveil Aguero statue

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    Man City to unveil Aguero statue

    LONDON, May 13 — Sergio Aguero admitted he was grateful to Manchester City as his former club prepared to unveil a statue celebrating their record scorer’s most famous goal....

  • Benzema equals Raul as Real Madrid’s second-highest goalscorer

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    Benzema equals Raul as Real Madrid’s second-highest goalscorer

    MADRID, May 13 — Karim Benzema drew level with Real Madrid great Raul as the Spanish giants’ second-highest goalscorer by netting his 323rd goal for the club in a 6-0...

  • Ailing Nadal falls in Italian Open third round to Shapovalov

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    Ailing Nadal falls in Italian Open third round to Shapovalov

    ROME, May 13 — Defending champion Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open in the third round on Thursday with the record 10-time Rome winner complaining of a recurring foot...