Sports

  • Woods finds his Open return a pain in the neck

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    Woods finds his Open return a pain in the neck

    CARNOUSTIE, July 20 — Tiger Woods’ much anticipated return to the British Open after a two-year hiatus sparkled early on before ending in a level-par 71 at Carnoustie...

  • Jorginho vows to turn on the style at Chelsea

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    Jorginho vows to turn on the style at Chelsea

    LONDON, July 20 — New Chelsea star Jorginho boasted yesterday that he would bring a fresh style of play to the English Premier League. The Italy midfielder, who followed new...

  • Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alisson in record €72.5m deal

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    Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alisson in record €72.5m deal

    LIVERPOOL, July 20 — Liverpool yesterday signed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma in a world record deal valued at €72.5 million (RM343 million) by the Italian club. “The...

  • Diving school! Neymar teaches kids to fall and roll

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    Diving school! Neymar teaches kids to fall and roll

    RIO DE JANEIRO, July 20 — Neymar took a swipe at his critics yesterday with a tongue-in-cheek video in which he teaches children how to dive. The Brazilian superstar was widely...

  • I’m not a robot, says McIlroy after starting Open bid

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    I’m not a robot, says McIlroy after starting Open bid

    CARNOUSTIE (UK), July 20 — Rory McIlroy provided the perfect riposte to being called a robot by renowned coach Butch Harmon as he played aggressive golf to card a two-under-par...

  • AC Milan challenge Uefa ban at sports court

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    AC Milan challenge Uefa ban at sports court

    LAUSANNE (Switzerland), July 20 — AC Milan’s senior executives were at the world’s top sports court yesterday fighting to overturn a European ban for breaking Uefa’s...

  • New Spain coach Enrique promises evolution — and surprises

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    New Spain coach Enrique promises evolution — and surprises

    MADRID, July 19 — Spain’s new coach Luis Enrique said today that his tenure in charge of the 2010 world champions would be all about “evolution, not revolution” but the...

  • Sanchez gets visa to join United’s US tour

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    Sanchez gets visa to join United’s US tour

    LONDON, July 19 — Alexis Sanchez is set to join Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States after the club confirmed the Chile forward’s visa issue has been...

  • Alisson has medical ahead of Liverpool move, says Monchi

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    Alisson has medical ahead of Liverpool move, says Monchi

    LONDON, July 19 — AS Roma’s goalkeeper Alisson is undergoing a medical at Liverpool after the Italian club received a “significant offer”, sporting director Monchi said...

  • Alonso just like Neymar — but not in good way, says Magnussen

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    Alonso just like Neymar — but not in good way, says Magnussen

    HOCKENHEIM, July 19 — Fernando Alonso has been compared to Brazilian football star Neymar because of his habit of exaggerating his complaints about his rivals on McLaren’s...

  • French World Cup ace Pavard may join Bayern before new season

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    French World Cup ace Pavard may join Bayern before new season

    BERLIN, July 19 — The France World Cup defender Benjamin Pavard, who shot to fame with a brilliant goal against Argentina, has signed a contract to join Bayern Munich in 2019...

  • Johoreans can expect a homegrown driver to win the International Rally of Johor round

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    Johoreans can expect a homegrown driver to win the International Rally of Johor round

    JOHOR BARU, July 19 — Despite the known tropical challenges for the Johor round of the 2018 Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), participants and fans may be in for a...

  • ‘We have to collect their bones’: Klopp fears post-World Cup injury woe

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    ‘We have to collect their bones’: Klopp fears post-World Cup injury woe

    LONDON, July 19 — Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp fears the gruelling demands of international football are putting players at such risk that “we have to collect their bones”...

  • For first time in 15 years, Malaysia’s premier rally event has 30 entrants for local round

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    For first time in 15 years, Malaysia’s premier rally event has 30 entrants for local round

    JOHOR BARU, July 19 — For the first time in 15 years, there is a record 30 competitors for a Malaysian Rally Championship (MRC) round this year. And this record number will...

  • Mourinho worried by United’s ‘very bad’ pre-season

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    Mourinho worried by United’s ‘very bad’ pre-season

    LONDON, July 19 — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is worried by the absence of key players from the club’s pre-season training camp in the United States, saying that...

  • Neymar and Brazil are Twitter’s World Cup champions

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    Neymar and Brazil are Twitter’s World Cup champions

    MOSCOW, July 19 — During the 2018 Fifa World Cup, held in Russia, there were some 115 billion impressions (views on Twitter), as fans used the social network to discuss all...

  • F1 champion Hamilton staying with Mercedes to 2020

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    F1 champion Hamilton staying with Mercedes to 2020

    HOCKENHEIM, July 19 — Four-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton ended months of speculation about his future today by signing a new two-year deal keeping him at his...

  • Bad back Berdych to miss US Open

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    Bad back Berdych to miss US Open

    PRAGUE, July 19 — Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych’s persistent back pain has forced him to drop out of the US Open which starts August 27 and all the warm up events that...

  • US host spars with French envoy over ‘African-ness’ of World Cup champs

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    US host spars with French envoy over ‘African-ness’ of World Cup champs

    WASHINGTON, July 19 — The host of America’s late-night TV program The Daily Show has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US after joking that “Africa won the World...

  • Wan meets top seed Leo after ousting Ivan in first round

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    Wan meets top seed Leo after ousting Ivan in first round

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Nafiizwan Adnan exacted revenge over Ivan Yuen Chee Wern by beating him in the first round of the Malaysian Open Squash Championships 9-11, 11-6, 13-11,...

  • Wee Wern and Sangari soldier on

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    Wee Wern and Sangari soldier on

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Low Wee Wern and S. Sivasangari are on a collision course at the Malaysian Open Squash Championships 2018 after clearing their first-round matches with...

  • Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

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    Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

    DOHA, July 19 — Last year, Qatar’s finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans...

  • Wilshere hoping to boost England chances with West Ham move

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    Wilshere hoping to boost England chances with West Ham move

    BENGALURU, July 19 — Jack Wilshere hopes his move to West Ham United from Arsenal will rekindle his international career. The 26-year-old ended his 17-year stay at Arsenal last...

  • Obiang targets key West Ham role after injury setback

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    Obiang targets key West Ham role after injury setback

    BENGALURU, July 19 — West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang is eager to play an influential role in the upcoming Premier League campaign after being restricted by injury in the...

  • Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss entire Liverpool season, says Klopp

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    Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss entire Liverpool season, says Klopp

    LONDON, July 19 — Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the majority of the new season and any competitive game time before the end of the campaign would be a...

  • Asian Games venues ‘95pc ready’ but potential pitfalls remain

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    Asian Games venues ‘95pc ready’ but potential pitfalls remain

    JAKARTA, July 19 — Asian Games venues will be ready before Indonesia hosts the showpiece event in a month, organisers say, but the threat of terror attacks and endless traffic...

  • McIlroy bids to end American dominance as Open returns to Carnoustie

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    McIlroy bids to end American dominance as Open returns to Carnoustie

    CARNOUSTIE (UK), July 19 — Rory McIlroy admits it is going to take something special to end the recent dominance of the majors by American golfers as the British Open tees off...

  • Hamilton eyes gatecrashing Vettel’s Hockenheim homecoming

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    Hamilton eyes gatecrashing Vettel’s Hockenheim homecoming

    HOCHHEIM AM MAIN (Germany), July 19 — Less than two weeks after an acrimonious aftermath to the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton will this weekend bid to wreck Sebastian...

  • Liverpool close in on record €75m deal for Alisson, say reports

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    Liverpool close in on record €75m deal for Alisson, say reports

    LONDON, July 19 — Brazilian international Alisson is expected to sign for Liverpool on a five-year deal worth €75 million (RM354.4 million), a world record for a goalkeeper,...

  • Hazard and Courtois futures in board’s hands, says Sarri

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    Hazard and Courtois futures in board’s hands, says Sarri

    LONDON, July 19 — The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board, said the club’s new manager Maurizio Sarri yesterday....