Juventus and Di Maria forward together: rumors from Argentina

Fideo would be very close to a deal with the Bianconeri

Alcaraz dominates Lajovic, Andreescu breezes past Kenin in Miami

MIAMI: Carlos Alcaraz swatted aside Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-0 7-6(5) to keep his title defence on track at the Miami Open on Sunday, as Canadian Bianca Andreescu cruised past American Sofia Kenin in straight sets.

Hundreds of fencers protest against letting Russians compete

BERLIN: More than 300 fencers, including nine medallists from the last Olympics in Tokyo, signed an open letter published today urging the sport's governing body and the International Olympic Committee (ICO) not to allow Russian fencers to compete while the war in Ukraine continues.

Jun Hao 'on thin ice' after Spain Masters defeat

KUALA LUMPUR: National men's singles shuttler Leong Jun Hao is definitely walking on thin ice after failing to clear yet another qualifying round this season.

McLaren lands senior Aston F1 aerodynamicist amid aggressive recruitment push

McLaren has landed senior Aston Martin aerodynamicist Mariano Alperin as part of an aggressive recruitment drive to boost the performance of its Formula 1 team.

The trust issue created by MotoGP’s stewards that must be fixed

OPINION: The opening round of the 2023 MotoGP season was a dramatic start to the series’ new era. With that came numerous controversies, chief among which was the discontent riders expressed at MotoGP’s stewarding. A recurring issue, it seems trust levels are now at a worrying all-time low

'Not a single reason' to lift Russia Olympics ban, Poland, Ukraine, Baltics say

WARSAW - Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic states reiterated on Monday their call to maintain the ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes at the Olympics, saying "not a single reason" existed to lift the restrictions. "There exists not a single reason to move away from the exclusion regime for Russian and Belarusian athletes set by the IOC (Internation...

The best scorers in England's history: the rankings

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, and England has been one of the most influential nations in the history of the game. With many talented players having represented the country, the list of England's top goalscorers is full of legendary names that have left their mark on football history. But Rooney is not the only big name on the list: players such as Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker and Michael Owen have contributed their talents to writing the history of English football. But what were their most memorable goals? And what are the stories behind their exploits? In this article we explore the ranking of England's best goalscorers, and the stories behind their achievements.Leading the special ranking are Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney.

Wolff fully committed to seeing Mercedes back to front of F1 grid

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he is committed to seeing the team through its current difficulties and help it back to the front of the grid.

Goodbye Nagelsmann, Tuchel arrives, here are the coaches of Bayern Munich and their points average in recent years

Resounding change on the bench for Bayern Monaco who decided to exonerate Julian Nagelsmann. The relationship between the former Leipzig coach and the Bavarian club had long been frayed. Taking his place Thomas Tuchel, exonerated at the beginning of September 2022 by Chelsea: a two-and-a-half-year contract is ready for him. As in 2021, the former Chelsea will try to win the Champions League as a substitute after being exonerated at another club. But let's find out who the coaches of Bayern Monaco were in the past seasons and what their points average was.

Scottie Scheffler finishes fourth and remains number one

Sam Burns came in 10th place after an exploit in the WGC.

Maybank Championship becomes richest LPGA Tour event in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour, the world’s most prestigious women’s golf circuit, will make a welcome return to Malaysia from Oct 26-29 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) here after a lapse of five years with Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) as the new title sponsor.

Bundesliga: the 10 youngest soccer players to have played this season

The German league is known worldwide for the top players it hosts. However, there are also plenty of young talents.

Honda Monkey Does Best Kawasaki Eddie Lawson Replica Impression

The KZ1000R-inspired mini is prepped for kart track domination.

M-Sport: No immediate plans to expand 2023 WRC Rally1 entries

M-Sport will only consider adding another part-time driver to its World Rally Championship roster if taking points off its opposition is required towards the end of the season.

Rafael Nadal, comeback still a question mark

"I don't know who brought this information out, however, if it was certain I would have confirmed it myself."

Aaron-Wooi Yik need to get back winning mentality

KUALA LUMPUR: Reigning world men’s doubles champions Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik do not want to make excuses for their poor form in recent tournaments.

#Showbiz: Adrian Teh comes up with biopic of paralympic badminton hero Cheah Liek Hou

SHAH ALAM: Adrian Teh, the man behind action-packed blockbusters such as Paskal, Wira and The Assistant, is back with a blast, depicting a national sports icon for the first time.

Juve's accounting trial hearing pushed back to May

MILAN - Juventus will have to wait to see if they and 12 other current and former club figures will face trial for alleged financial crimes after Monday's preliminary hearing in Turin was postponed until May. The hearing was set to decide whether Italy's biggest football club and individuals including ex-chairman Andrea Agnelli and his former deput...

The best Japanese soccer players in history: the answer of artificial intelligence

Sportal asked artificial intelligence which are the 10 best Japanese soccer players in history. Here is the list in random order

Aston Martin F1 form surge "caught everyone by surprise" - Alpine

Alpine Formula 1 sporting director Alan Permane admits that Aston Martin’s surge in form has “caught everyone by surprise.”

Tze Yong not yet among the best

KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles shuttler Ng Tze Yong is not yet a complete player, according to Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) singles coach Hendrawan.

Top 11 players expiring in June, stellar names

Filed the winter soccer market session, there are several players whose contracts expire in 2023 and whose future is still uncertain. There are those who have already found a team and will leave their current club on a zero-parameter basis such as Milan Skriniar, who is about to move from Inter to PSG from 1 July, but also those who have not yet renewed their contract but are without an agreement with other clubs. From Benzema and Messi, who seem close to renewal anyway, to Tielemans and Thuram: all the possible bargains in the upcoming market.

Taunts, fouls and $250,000 in fines: Is there a point to Dillon Brooks, NBA's new bad boy?

2023 F1 Australian GP – How to watch, session timings and more

Formula 1 heads back down under for the Australian Grand Prix, with plenty of talking points set to return at the third round of the 2023 season.

Flick promises to 'excite' Germany fans with new style

BERLIN - Coach Hansi Flick promised Germany will play "a style and manner of football that excites the fans" as his side continue their post-World Cup redemption against Belgium on Tuesday. Flick's Germany were booted out at the group stage in Qatar, their second-consecutive World Cup group exit, but the coach said on Monday his focus was on the wa...

Consistency with Formula E calendar will "create a tradition" - Sette Camara

NIO 333 Formula E driver Sergio Sette Camara believes the championship needs more consistency with its calendar in the future, rather than continually seeking to add new venues.

Porsche puts F1 entry on hold as McLaren idea also leads nowhere

Porsche's plans to move into Formula 1 have been formally put on ice, with the German manufacturer now focusing its racing activities on sportscars and Formula E.

Andreescu leaves court in wheelchair, Sabalenka surges in Miami

MIAMI: Former U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu left the court in a wheelchair at the Miami Open on Monday after sustaining a lower left leg injury that forced her to retire from her last 16 meeting with Ekaterina Alexandrova.

The 10 Manchester City footballers with the highest salary

The English club has so many champions in its roster. Inevitably, the club has to pay very high salaries.

10 things we learned from the 2023 MotoGP Portuguese GP

The first round of MotoGP’s bold new era was filled with controversies and dramas aplenty, as Ducati kicked off its title defence in perfect style. Here are the top 10 things we learned from the 2023 Portuguese Grand Prix.

Consistency pays off for DS Penske at Sao Paulo E-Prix

After Jean-Eric Vergne's victory in Hyderabad and second place in Cape Town, Stoffel Vandoorne took his first pole position with DS Penske. With both cars in the points at the finish, the Franco-American team remains in the battle with Porsche, Jaguar and Envision Racing.

See Daniel Ricciardo Drive Red Bull F1 Car In The Australian Outback

From offroading in the Outback to a lap at Mount Panorama, Daniel's big adventure takes us on a tour of Australia.

Milestone Messi shines in Argentine goal fest

Argentina's leading scorer reached a century of international goals when he opened the scoring after 20 minutes, Giovani Lo Celso setting him up in the centre of the box to slot home a low shot.

Suarez may face NASCAR penalty for COTA post-race incident

Daniel Suarez faces possible NASCAR penalties for his retaliation against Alex Bowman on pit road following Sunday’s Cup race at Circuit of the Americas.

Aaron Kwok adds extra date after two sell-out shows

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok has added another date for his Amazing Kode World Tour 2023 in M...

IOC backs return of Russian athletes as individuals, no timeline for Paris Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Olympic chiefs on Tuesday recommended the return to competition of Russian and Belarusian athletes as individual neutrals, but refused to give a timeline on their potential participation at next year's Paris Olympics. IOC president Thomas Bach said the body's Executive Board had recommended to international federations and i...

Karate: Manila setback not dampening Shahmalarani's spirits, aiming to defend Sea Games gold in Cambodia

KUALA LUMPUR - Despite missing out on the gold medal at the 10th South East Asean Karate Federation (SEAKF) Championships in Manila, national karate exponent C Shahmalarani's spirits remain high as she aims to defend the gold medal at the SEA Games in Cambodia this May. In fact, the women’s 50kg gold medal winner at the Vietnam SEA Games in Hanoi, ...

New badminton pairs still have some proving to do

KUALA LUMPUR: The new national men's badminton doubles partnerships may have done well over the last few tournaments, but that does not guarantee them a place in the Sudirman Cup squad.

These sports records will prbobably never be broken


Steiner: Hulkenberg’s F1 experience already paying off for Haas

Haas Formula 1 boss Guenther Steiner says that returnee Nico Hulkenberg’s experience is already paying dividends for the US-owned team.

Japan coach demands 'control' after Colombia defeat

OSAKA: Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu said he wanted to “build a team that can control games” after his side threw away an early lead to lose 2-1 to Colombia in a friendly on Tuesday.

Stella: F1 rookie Piastri making "really strong progress" at McLaren

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andrea Stella says Oscar Piastri is making "really strong progress" as the Australian’s rookie season unfolds.

KTM MotoGP bike ‘less physical’ than Ducati was, says Miller

Jack Miller says the “nimble” KTM MotoGP bike is a less physical machine than the Ducati he rode for five years.

A surprising hypothesis pops up for Gasperini

The Piedmontese coach, who could end his time at Atalanta at the end of the season, is reportedly in the sights of Atletico Madrid.

RNF urges MotoGP stewards for harsher penalties after “reckless” Marquez crash

The RNF Aprilia MotoGP team is urging the FIM stewards to impose harsher sanctions on what it calls “reckless” incidents like that involving Marc Marquez and Miguel Oliveira.

Indonesia in FIFA talks after U-20 World Cup Israel protests

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Tuesday he was sending the country's football association chief for talks with FIFA about its hosting of the Under-20 World Cup after the draw was nixed following protests over Israel's participation. The two countries do not have formal diplomatic relations, and support for the Palestinian cause in t...

IOC rules on participation 'unacceptable', says Russian Olympic head

He opposes any notion of Russian and Belarusian athletes competing as neutrals with no use of flags or anthems allowed.

Starting numbers for the 2023 Isle of Man TT Superbike races revealed

The top 20 seeded riders in the Superbike and Superstock classes have had their starting number revealed for the 2023 Isle of Man TT.

Nigeria avenge shock Guinea-Bissau loss, Algeria qualify

JOHANNESBURG: Nigeria avenged a humiliating Africa Cup of Nations qualifying loss to Guinea-Bissau three days ago by winning the rematch on Monday, while Algeria edged Niger to book a finals place.