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Tottenham stars arrive for pre-season tour

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PETALING JAYA – The English Premier League (EPL) side Tottenham Hotspur’s full squad arrived at the Saujana Hotel, Subang here to begin their 2015 pre-season tour. The team, which includes sensations like Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Erik Lamela, was warmly welcomed with ‘kompang’ beats by some 50 local fans, as well as fans from Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. The ... Read More »

Dollah Salleh drops 3 players for Spurs friendly

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National coach, Dollah Salleh is forced to drop three players from the Malaysian Selection squad for the 2015 AIA Cup match against English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspurs at Shah Alam Stadium on Wednesday. According to the official site of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), the three players are Ramadhan Hamid (Harimau Muda B), Baddrol Bakhtiar (Kedah) and Afiq ... Read More »

Mercedes to hold inquest after Monaco gaffe

Mercedes Formula One drivers Rosberg of Germany and Hamilton of Britain celebrate on the podium with Ferrari Formula One driver Vettel of Germany after the Monaco Grand Prix in Monaco

Formula One champions Mercedes will be in full gremlin-hunting mode when they regroup at their factory on Tuesday after committing one of the sport’s biggest strategic blunders at the Monaco Grand Prix. Although they won Sunday’s showcase race for the third year in a row with Germany’s Nico Rosberg, the headlines were all about how the dominant team blew a surefire victory ... Read More »

Real Madrid fire coach Ancelotti

Real Madrid fire coach Ancelotti

MADRID – Real Madrid fired their coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the popular Italian paid for a disappointing season without a major trophy. Ancelotti, 55, had lead Real to their 10th elite European title last season but was sacked after the club finished runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga and lost to Juventus in the semi-finals of this year’s ... Read More »

Fans stabbed ahead of Rome derby – Report

Fans stabbed ahead of Rome derby – report

ROME – Two unnamed Roma fans were rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed prior to the city derby against Lazio on Monday, reports in Italy said. Lazio host Roma in a penultimate match of the season which is likely to decide which team will finish second to claim Serie A’s second automatic qualifying spot for the ... Read More »

Arsenal’s Welbeck to miss Cup final

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LONDON – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says striker Danny Welbeck is set to miss the FA Cup final against Aston Villa on Saturday. Wenger confirmed Welbeck’s knee problem is likely to rule him out next weekend and could put a question mark over whether the striker will be fit for England’s upcoming friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin ... Read More »

Pandelela bags bronze medal in Windsor

Pandelela bags bronze medal in Windsor

KUALA LUMPUR – National diving queen, Pandelela Rinong won a bronze medal in the women’s 10m platform World Series diving championship 2015 in Windsor, Canada. According to the website www.fina.org, Pandelela started with a good jump collecting 371.25 points overall to win the medal, early Monday. She displayed consistency recording 76.50 points on the first jump and maintaining momentum with ... Read More »

Khairy: Future of athletes involved with indiscipline, vandalism will be affected

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The future of athletes in sports development programmes will be affected if they commit vandalism or are involved in indiscipline when taking part in the 28th Sea Games in Singapore next month. The stern warning was given by Youth and Sport Minister Khairy Jamaluddin after the national contingent was fined RM146,118 by the organisers at the Asian Games in Incheon, ... Read More »

Gerrard scores in vain as Stoke crush Liverpool

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard scored on his final Premier League appearance but it proved a bittersweet moment as the Reds were thrashed 6-1 by Stoke City on Sunday at the Britannia Stadium. Gerrard will join Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy, when his contract expires, and any hopes the midfielder had of finishing with a victory in his 710th match ... Read More »

Maradona rounds on ‘dictator’ Blatter

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LONDON – Argentina legend Diego Maradona has attacked world football chief Sepp Blatter, calling the 79-year-old Swiss “a dictator” and claiming his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president is “an absurdity”. Maradona’s scathing personal attack in The Daily Telegraph comes days before Blatter seeks an unprecedented fifth term at the helm of football’s governing body. Blatter is in ... Read More »

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