Sports

  • Time to buck up, BAM president tells players and coaches

    19 hours ago

    Time to buck up, BAM president tells players and coaches

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Badminton Association of Malaysia wants more accountability from players and coaches for their failure to perform in competitions they are expected to...

  • Liverpool ready to compete for every trophy, says Van Dijk

    20 hours ago

    Liverpool ready to compete for every trophy, says Van Dijk

    LIVERPOOL, Sept 20 — Virgil van Dijk expects Liverpool to be a threat for any opposition in four competitions this season but said the players will need to stay humble if they...

  • Clock ticking for Schalke’s Tedesco as Bayern await

    18 hours ago

    Clock ticking for Schalke’s Tedesco as Bayern await

    BERLIN, Sept 20 — Domenico Tedesco’s second season in charge of Schalke 04 has got off to a disastrous start and with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich visiting on Saturday,...

  • Coach Chan declares Perak comeback kings of Sukma football

    21 hours ago

    Coach Chan declares Perak comeback kings of Sukma football

    IPOH, Sept 20 — Perak created history by defending the Malaysian Games (Sukma) football gold medal for the third successive time and coach Chan Wing Hoong has only one thing to...

  • Dr Wan Azizah is new BAM patron

    21 hours ago

    Dr Wan Azizah is new BAM patron

    KUALA LUMPUR — The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has selected Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as its new patron. The announcement was made by...

  • Pogba hails mental toughness as key to Man United revival

    21 hours ago

    Pogba hails mental toughness as key to Man United revival

    MANCHESTER, Sept 20 — Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has hailed the squad's mentality after they continued to build momentum following a poor start to the campaign with...

  • Ireland to join UK in exploring 2030 World Cup bid

    19 hours ago

    Ireland to join UK in exploring 2030 World Cup bid

    DUBLIN, Sept 20 — The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has announced it will join England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in exploring a potential bid to host the...

  • 'Be guardians of clean sport': Athletes demand Wada Russia rethink

    20 hours ago

    'Be guardians of clean sport': Athletes demand Wada Russia rethink

    PARIS, Sept 20 — High-profile stars such as Paula Radcliffe and Valerie Adams led athletes' demands yesterday for Wada to rethink plans to lift its suspension of Russia,...

  • Negri’s Puteri takes gold with new Sukma pole vault record

    22 hours ago

    Negri’s Puteri takes gold with new Sukma pole vault record

    IPOH, Sept 20 — National pole vaulter Puteri Nur Adillah Shik Azizir Rahman certainly knows how to defend a title. After winning Malaysian Games (Sukma) gold in Sarawak two...

  • Perak's Mior grabs second walk gold, double Sukma despair for Premkumar

    23 hours ago

    Perak's Mior grabs second walk gold, double Sukma despair for Premkumar

    IPOH, Sept 20 — Perak racewalker Mior Muhammad Amerul Mohd Sahak won his second gold medal of the 19th Malaysian Games (Sukma) on a day of contrasting fortunes for the men's top...

  • Sarri's perfect start with Chelsea facing test at West Ham

    23 hours ago

    Sarri's perfect start with Chelsea facing test at West Ham

    LONDON, Sept 20 — There were plenty of furrowed brows when Maurizio Sarri arrived at Stamford Bridge with minimal fanfare in July, tasked with turning Chelsea back into the...

  • When two Red Bulls collide in Europa League, the sponsor wins

    23 hours ago

    When two Red Bulls collide in Europa League, the sponsor wins

    PARIS, Sept 20 — When two Red Bulls clash in the Europa League today, it will only be possible because their sponsor has tried to ensure that the two “brothers” are not...

  • Spartak coach drops two players for critical social media 'like'

    1 day ago

    Spartak coach drops two players for critical social media 'like'

    MOSCOW, Sept 20 — Spartak Moscow manager Massimo Carrera dropped captain Denis Glushakov and defender Andrei Eshchenko from the team ahead of a Europa League game for liking a...

  • Neymar backs former Brazil forward Romario for Rio governor

    1 day ago

    Neymar backs former Brazil forward Romario for Rio governor

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 20 — Brazil's football star Neymar is getting involved in politics and has given his backing to former fellow international forward Romario in the upcoming...

  • Man City given Champions League wake-up call by Lyon

    1 day ago

    Man City given Champions League wake-up call by Lyon

    MANCHESTER, Sept 20 — Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admitted the English champions were handed a wake-up call in a shock 2-1 home defeat by Lyon to start their...

  • Three officials tried in US given life bans by Fifa for corruption

    1 day ago

    Three officials tried in US given life bans by Fifa for corruption

    LAUSANNE, Sept 20 — Fifa has given three officials who pleaded guilty to corruption in a US court, life bans from all football-related activities for corruption, the sport's...

  • Three things we learned from Man City vs Lyon

    1 day ago

    Three things we learned from Man City vs Lyon

    MANCHESTER, Sept 20 — Lyon stunned Manchester City with a shock 2-1 win in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from the...

  • 11 and hell: Cristiano Ronaldo's 11 red cards

    1 day ago

    11 and hell: Cristiano Ronaldo's 11 red cards

    VALENCIA, Sept 20 — Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for the 11th time on Wednesday on his Champions League debut with Juventus at Valencia. Here's a look at all of the Portuguese...

  • Tiger hunts victory ahead of Ryder Cup

    1 day ago

    Tiger hunts victory ahead of Ryder Cup

    ATLANTA, Sept 20 — Tiger Woods tees off in the season-ending Tour Championship here today for the first time in five years, determined to end his victory drought ahead of next...

  • Wawrinka on song in St Petersburg Open tennis

    1 day ago

    Wawrinka on song in St Petersburg Open tennis

    SAINT PETERSBURG, Sept 20 — Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the quarter-finals of the St Petersburg Open yesterday with a win over Russian fourth seed...

  • Ronaldo controversially sent off, Lyon stun Man City

    1 day ago

    Ronaldo controversially sent off, Lyon stun Man City

    PARIS, Sept 20 — Juventus kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory at Valencia in a match overshadowed by a controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo,...

  • Croatia charges Liverpool defender Lovren with false testimony

    1 day ago

    Croatia charges Liverpool defender Lovren with false testimony

    ZAGREB, Sept 10 — The Croatian state attorney has charged Croatia international and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren with giving false testimony in a trial against officials of...

  • Hazard left out of Chelsea squad for Europa League opener

    1 day ago

    Hazard left out of Chelsea squad for Europa League opener

    LONDON, Sept 20 — Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has not been included in the squad for their Europa League group stage opener at Greek side PAOK today, the Premier League club...

  • Sampdoria, Fiorentina miss chance to go second with draw

    1 day ago

    Sampdoria, Fiorentina miss chance to go second with draw

    ROME, Sept 20 — Sampdoria and Fiorentina both missed out on taking second in the Serie A table, as Gianluca Caprari secured a 1-1 draw for the hosts yesterday in a game delayed...

  • Bale on target as holders Real Madrid down Roma

    1 day ago

    Bale on target as holders Real Madrid down Roma

    MADRID, Sept 20 ― Gareth Bale scored as Real Madrid moved on from the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with a 3-0 win over Roma yesterday to confidently...

  • Mourinho praises Pogba, Shaw, Dalot after United Swiss stroll

    1 day ago

    Mourinho praises Pogba, Shaw, Dalot after United Swiss stroll

    BERN, Sept 19 — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho heaped praise on captain Paul Pogba and full backs Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot after they shone in a 3-0 win at Champions...

  • Ronaldo sees red but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia

    1 day ago

    Ronaldo sees red but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia

    VALENCIA, Sept 20 ― Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia 2-0 without him after he was...

  • Perak nabs gold in football for the third time

    1 day ago

    Perak nabs gold in football for the third time

    IPOH, Sep 19 — Perak came from a goal down to secure their third consecutive Malaysian Games (Sukma) football gold medal after defeating Kedah 2-1 in the finals at the Perak...

  • V Shem-Wee Kiong make winning start in China Open

    1 day ago

    V Shem-Wee Kiong make winning start in China Open

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — National top men's doubles pair, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong got off to a perfect start by advancing to the second round in the China Open Badminton...

  • Liverpool’s band of brothers fire Champions League warning

    1 day ago

    Liverpool’s band of brothers fire Champions League warning

    LIVERPOOL, Sept 19 — Liverpool turned the page on defeat in May’s Champions League final and showed why they are even stronger candidates to win a sixth European Cup this...