Sports

  • AFF to probe overcrowding at Bukit Jalil during Suzuki Cup first leg final

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    AFF to probe overcrowding at Bukit Jalil during Suzuki Cup first leg final

    HANOI, Dec 14 — The Asean Football Federation (AFF) will conduct a thorough investigation into the over-crowding incident at the National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur on December 11,...

  • Farizal and co hope history will repeat itself tomorrow

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    Farizal and co hope history will repeat itself tomorrow

    HANOI, Dec 14 — The Harimau Malaya squad will be hoping for history to repeat itself when they meet Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 final, second-leg match at the My Dinh...

  • Momota powers into badminton World Tour Finals semis

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    Momota powers into badminton World Tour Finals semis

    SHANGHAI, Dec 14 — World champion Kento Momota revved into the last four of badminton’s US$1.5 million (RM6.29 million) World Tour Finals with a third comprehensive victory...

  • Solari says Real Madrid need fan support after CSKA jeers

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    Solari says Real Madrid need fan support after CSKA jeers

    MADRID, Dec 14 — Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari says the fans need to get behind the team after they were whistled off following Wednesday’s humiliating 3-0 home defeat by...

  • AC Milan given until 2021 to break even or face European ban

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    AC Milan given until 2021 to break even or face European ban

    ZURICH, Dec 14 — AC Milan have been given until June 2021 to comply with Uefa's break even Financial Fair Play rule or face a one-season ban from European club football,...

  • Bayern winger Robben ruled out until new year

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    Bayern winger Robben ruled out until new year

    BERLIN, Dec 14 — Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben will be out for the last three Bundesliga matches of the year due to a nagging muscle injury but is expected to be back fit in...

  • Tokyo, Singapore battle London to host ATP Finals

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    Tokyo, Singapore battle London to host ATP Finals

    LONDON, Dec 14 — Tokyo and Singapore are battling London to host the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2025, the governing body of men’s tennis announced today. The shortlist for the...

  • Barcelona to face demons as Levante host leaders in La Liga

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    Barcelona to face demons as Levante host leaders in La Liga

    MADRID, Dec 14 ― Barcelona will head to Levante on Sunday night top of La Liga and with a score to settle. Seven months ago, they were two games away from becoming the first...

  • Liverpool face United test as Man City look to get back into groove

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    Liverpool face United test as Man City look to get back into groove

    LONDON, Dec 14 ― Jose Mourinho faces a quandary as he prepares Manchester United for a trip to Premier League leaders Liverpool while Manchester City will be keen to show that...

  • Peng Soon-Liu Ying revive chance to BWF semis after beating Indonesia

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    Peng Soon-Liu Ying revive chance to BWF semis after beating Indonesia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 ― National mixed doubles players, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying have revived their chance to the semi-finals of the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals Badminton...

  • 'Majority' back 48-team Qatar World Cup, says Fifa’s Infantino

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    'Majority' back 48-team Qatar World Cup, says Fifa’s Infantino

    DOHA, Dec 14 ― A “majority” of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, Fifa president Gianni...

  • Chelsea condemn alleged anti-Semitic chanting against Vidi

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    Chelsea condemn alleged anti-Semitic chanting against Vidi

    BUDAPEST, Dec 13 ― Chelsea said fans found guilty of racism would face the strongest possible action following allegations of anti-Semitic chanting by their supporters during...

  • AC Milan crash out of Europa League

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    AC Milan crash out of Europa League

    PIRAEUS, Dec 13 ― Olympiakos Piraeus pulled off a stunning 3-1 Europa League win over AC Milan that put them into the last 32 and sent the Italians crashing out as the remaining...

  • Pochettino wants Champions League last-16 tie at new stadium

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    Pochettino wants Champions League last-16 tie at new stadium

    LONDON, Dec 13 ― Mauricio Pochettino hopes his Tottenham Hotspur side's qualification for the Champions League last 16 against the odds will be rewarded with a memorable first...

  • Fit-again Coman is key to Bayern improvement

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    Fit-again Coman is key to Bayern improvement

    BERLIN, Dec 13 ― The return of Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman after a four-month injury break is the best news the champions have had for weeks, with club bosses banking on the...

  • English FA chief executive Martin Glenn resigns

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    English FA chief executive Martin Glenn resigns

    LONDON, Dec 13 ― The chief executive of the English Football Association, Martin Glenn, has resigned and will leave his role in May of next year, the FA announced today. Glenn,...

  • Ligue 1 chiefs postpone Marseille v Bordeaux match amid security worries

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    Ligue 1 chiefs postpone Marseille v Bordeaux match amid security worries

    PARIS, Dec 13 ― French league giants Marseille will miss a second consecutive league encounter after their weekend fixture with Bordeaux was postponed by league chiefs today....

  • Alleged racist abuse of Sterling 'disgusting', says Sarri

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    Alleged racist abuse of Sterling 'disgusting', says Sarri

    LONDON, Dec 13 ― Maurizio Sarri has described the alleged racist abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling by Chelsea fans as “disgusting” and condemned...

  • Mourinho disappointed by fringe players in Valencia loss

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    Mourinho disappointed by fringe players in Valencia loss

    MANCHESTER, Dec 13 ― Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has demanded more from his fringe players after he was forced to bring on regular starters in an attempt to stage a...

  • Klopp keeps Liverpool feet firmly on the ground, says midfielder Wijnaldum

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    Klopp keeps Liverpool feet firmly on the ground, says midfielder Wijnaldum

    LIVERPOOL, Dec 13 ― Liverpool can count on manager Juergen Klopp to keep their feet firmly on the ground if they begin to believe the hype that has accompanied their unbeaten...

  • Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles makes racism claim

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    Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles makes racism claim

    LONDON, Dec 13 — Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles claims he has endured similar racist abuse to Manchester City star Raheem Sterling. Sterling allegedly suffered racist...

  • Dortmund: Chelsea target Pulisic not for sale in January

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    Dortmund: Chelsea target Pulisic not for sale in January

    BERLIN, Dec 13 — Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund have insisted Chelsea-target Christian Pulisic will not be allowed to leave in the January transfer window. According to...

  • Syed Saddiq confident Harimau Malaya can overcome Vietnam

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    Syed Saddiq confident Harimau Malaya can overcome Vietnam

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is confident that the Harimau Malaya can overcome Vietnam in the second leg of the 2018 AFF Suzuki...

  • Liverpool title bid hit by Matip injury

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    Liverpool title bid hit by Matip injury

    LONDON, Dec 13 — Liverpool defender Joel Matip will be out of action for up to six weeks after suffering a fractured collarbone. Matip was injured in the final minutes of...

  • Tottenham’s wait for stadium move drags on

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    Tottenham’s wait for stadium move drags on

    LONDON, Dec 13 — Tottenham Hotspurs’ game against Manchester United in January will be played at Wembley, the Premier League club announced yesterday, as their long wait to...

  • ‘Not a path of roses’: Solari after heaviest European home defeat

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    ‘Not a path of roses’: Solari after heaviest European home defeat

    MADRID, Dec 13 — Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari said that his team’s efforts to rediscover their best form would not be a “path of roses”, after the club’s...

  • Loftus-Cheek backs England team-mate Sterling’s stance on racism

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    Loftus-Cheek backs England team-mate Sterling’s stance on racism

    LONDON, Dec 13 — Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek praised his international team-mate Raheem Sterling for being strong-willed enough to speak out publicly...

  • Hoarau brace beats Juve but Italians pip Man United for top spot

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    Hoarau brace beats Juve but Italians pip Man United for top spot

    BERN, Dec 13 — Guillaume Hoarau scored in either half as Young Boys inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Juventus in their final Champions League group game yesterday in Switzerland but...

  • Bayern top group after six-goal thriller at Ajax

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    Bayern top group after six-goal thriller at Ajax

    AMSTERDAM, Dec 13 — Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich pipped Ajax to top spot in Champions League Group E yesterday after a dramatic 3-3 draw which saw both sides...

  • Lyon in winter wonderland after sealing Champions League last-16 berth

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    Lyon in winter wonderland after sealing Champions League last-16 berth

    KIEV, Dec 13 — Nabil Fekir fired Lyon into the Champions League last 16 after bagging the crucial equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the driving snow in Kiev....