Sports

  • Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

    17 hours ago

    Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

    MILAN, May 22 — Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said yesterday that he will make a decision this week on whether he will be joining Paris Saint-Germain. Buffon, 40, played his...

  • Cazorla to leave Arsenal in June

    18 hours ago

    Cazorla to leave Arsenal in June

    LONDON, May 22 — Santi Cazorla will bring the curtain down on his injury-ravaged Arsenal career when the Spanish midfielder leaves at the end of his contract in June. Cazorla...

  • Inter striker Icardi left out of Argentina World Cup squad

    18 hours ago

    Inter striker Icardi left out of Argentina World Cup squad

    BUENOS AIRES, May 22 — Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, the joint-leading scorer in Italy this season, was a notable omission from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad named by...

  • Whelan family agrees deal to sell Wigan to Hong Kong’s IEC

    17 hours ago

    Whelan family agrees deal to sell Wigan to Hong Kong’s IEC

    BENGALURU, May 22 — A Hong Kong-based consortium are poised to complete a takeover of Wigan Athletic after the club’s owners, the Whelan family, agreed a deal in principle,...

  • BBC: Arsenal set to appoint Emery as new manager

    19 hours ago

    BBC: Arsenal set to appoint Emery as new manager

    LONDON, May 22 — Arsenal are set to appoint former Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery as their new manager to succeed Arsene Wenger, the BBC reported yesterday. Emery, who joined...

  • Liverpool’s Lovren up for Ronaldo challenge

    19 hours ago

    Liverpool’s Lovren up for Ronaldo challenge

    LIVERPOOL, May 22 — Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is ready for the challenge of stopping Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday’s Champions League final but says that...

  • Star-studded farewell for Italy legend Pirlo

    19 hours ago

    Star-studded farewell for Italy legend Pirlo

    MILAN, May 22 — Former Italy star Andrea Pirlo took to the pitch for the final time to say goodbye to football in a star-studded testimonial “Night of the Master” tournament...

  • Back among the best: Klopp instils new belief in Liverpool

    19 hours ago

    Back among the best: Klopp instils new belief in Liverpool

    LIVERPOOL, May 22 — The last time Liverpool faced the might of Real Madrid, then manager Brendan Rodgers named a second-string side so impossible did it seem that England’s...

  • MSN denies claims athletes’ welfare ignored

    1 day ago

    MSN denies claims athletes’ welfare ignored

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — The National Sports Council (MSN) has denied the statement of former gymnastics athlete Nur Eli Ellina Azmi who claimed that MSN had ignored...

  • Klopp seeks fitting finale to long road to Kiev

    1 day ago

    Klopp seeks fitting finale to long road to Kiev

    LIVERPOOL, May 21 — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quietly confident his side can upset the odds by preventing Real Madrid from claiming a third consecutive Champions League...

  • Liverpool can beat Real if they conquer their nerves, says Alonso

    1 day ago

    Liverpool can beat Real if they conquer their nerves, says Alonso

    MADRID, May 21 — Xabi Alonso believes Liverpool can beat Real Madrid and be European champions but only if they cope with the pressure of playing in a Champions League...

  • National Uber squad beaten 2-3 by Indonesia

    1 day ago

    National Uber squad beaten 2-3 by Indonesia

    BANGKOK, May 21 — The country’s Uber Cup squad lost to Indonesia 2-3 in group competition at the Impact Arena here, today. Malaysia started out...

  • New world golf tour with massive prize money proposed

    1 day ago

    New world golf tour with massive prize money proposed

    CARY (North Carolina), May 21 — A new global golf circuit is being planned, multiple sources have confirmed to Reuters, in what would be the biggest upheaval in the professional...

  • West Brom manager Moore relishes Championship challenge

    1 day ago

    West Brom manager Moore relishes Championship challenge

    LONDON, May 21 — West Bromwich Albion manager Darren Moore expects a “gruelling” campaign in the Championship next season but believes his experience of playing in the...

  • Boost for Liverpool as Can returns to training ahead of final

    1 day ago

    Boost for Liverpool as Can returns to training ahead of final

    LIVERPOOL, May 21 — Liverpool’s German international midfielder Emre Can, who has missed the past two months with injury, returned to training ahead of Saturday’s Champions...

  • Syed Saddiq promises to take up athletes’ allowances with Sports Ministry

    1 day ago

    Syed Saddiq promises to take up athletes’ allowances with Sports Ministry

    PETALING JAYA, May 21 — Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman assured national athletes today that he will personally speak to the Sports Ministry about their unpaid allowances....

  • Morata misses out on Spain World Cup squad

    1 day ago

    Morata misses out on Spain World Cup squad

    MADRID, May 21 — Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain’s World Cup squad, announced today.  Morata paid the price for a disappointing debut season in the...

  • Pogba evasive over Manchester United future

    1 day ago

    Pogba evasive over Manchester United future

    PARIS, May 21 — Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move away from Manchester United, hinting at strains in his relationship with Jose Mourinho after a difficult season at Old...

  • Nainggolan left out of Belgium World Cup squad

    1 day ago

    Nainggolan left out of Belgium World Cup squad

    TUBIZE (Belgium), May 21 — Belgium coach Roberto Martinez left AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan out of his squad for next month’s World Cup in Russia, insisting today it...

  • Cahill urges clarity over Conte’s Chelsea future

    1 day ago

    Cahill urges clarity over Conte’s Chelsea future

    LONDON, May 21 — Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for “the uncertainty to be put to bed” over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian widely expected to be on...

  • Matic says Man Utd ‘can fight for Premier League title’ with right signings

    1 day ago

    Matic says Man Utd ‘can fight for Premier League title’ with right signings

    LONDON, May 21 — Nemanja Matic says Manchester United “can fight for the title and the Champions League” if they make the right signings in the transfer window after defeat...

  • Great Dane Axelsen leads 5-0 rout in badminton’s Thomas Cup

    1 day ago

    Great Dane Axelsen leads 5-0 rout in badminton’s Thomas Cup

    BANGKOK, May 21 — World badminton number one Viktor Axelsen led Denmark’s Thomas Cup 5-0 demolition of Algeria today, as Japan’s women also breezed past Canada without...

  • Malaysia happy to score full points against Russia, says Thomas Cup team manager

    1 day ago

    Malaysia happy to score full points against Russia, says Thomas Cup team manager

    BANGKOK, May 21 — The Thomas Cup national team manager Datuk Ng Chin Chai is pleased with the squad’s performance after a 5-0 trouncing of Russia in...

  • Nadal back at number one ahead of bid for 11th French Open crown

    1 day ago

    Nadal back at number one ahead of bid for 11th French Open crown

    SYDNEY, May 21 — Rafa Nadal returned to the top of the world rankings today after winning his eighth Italian Open title at the weekend to confirm once more his status as the...

  • Sarri undecided if he will remain at Napoli

    1 day ago

    Sarri undecided if he will remain at Napoli

    MILAN, May 21 — Coach Maurizio Sarri is still uncertain if he will stay at Napoli after leading them to second place in Serie A with a club record points haul. “It’s a...

  • Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets

    1 day ago

    Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets

    OAKLAND, May 21 — Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead in the...

  • Struggling Sanchez facing fight to justify United investment

    1 day ago

    Struggling Sanchez facing fight to justify United investment

    MANCHESTER, May 21 — Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez struggled to make an impact in his side’s FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea and the Chilean is now facing a crucial...

  • Villa confident Spain has what it takes to win World Cup

    1 day ago

    Villa confident Spain has what it takes to win World Cup

    PETALING JAYA, May 21 — Spanish striker David Villa said Spain’a attacking options should not be an issue at the 2018 World Cup.  The 36-year-old is...

  • Peru fans literally praying for Guerrero deliverance

    1 day ago

    Peru fans literally praying for Guerrero deliverance

    LIMA, May 21 — Hundreds of Peruvian fans joined full-back Luis Advincula in prayer yesterday, hoping divine intervention will deliver skipper Paolo Guerrero to the World Cup...

  • Wedding belle Serena sounds French Open alarm for rivals

    1 day ago

    Wedding belle Serena sounds French Open alarm for rivals

    PARIS, May 21 — Fresh from attending the Royal wedding, Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the majors in her absence when she makes her...