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Football: Premier League clubs enjoy record profits

The combined revenues of Premier League clubs increased by nearly £1 billion (US$1.4 billion) to a record £4.5 billion in the 2016/17 season.

Commentary: For Singapore’s next national football coach, look to leadership skills, not nationality

In the heat of national football coach V Sundramoorthy’s exit, one organisational development expert discusses what we should look for in his replacement.

Football: Chelsea keep Champions League hopes alive at Burnley

LONDON: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte defended misfiring striker Alvaro Morata despite the Spaniard missing a host of chances in a 2-1 win at Burnley on Thursday (Apr 19).

Football: Lacklustre Leicester hold Southampton to goalless draw

LONDON: Southampton remained deep in relegation trouble after they were held to a 0-0 draw at a lacklustre Leicester City in the Premier League on Thursday (Apr 19).

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Football: Juanmi's double dents Atletico Madrid's title hopes

MADRID: A brace from late substitute Juanmi sealed a precious 3-0 win for Real Sociedad on Thursday (Apr 19) to virtually end Atletico Madrid's fading hopes of challenging for the Spanish league title.

Cycling: Armstrong to pay US$5m settlement in US fraud case

LOS ANGELES: Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay US$5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday (Apr 19).


Tennis: Nadal eases past Khachanov in Monte Carlo to set up Thiem clash

MONTE CARLO, Principality of Monaco: World number one Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov on Thursday (Apr 19) to set up a Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final against Dominic Thiem, after the Austrian…


Football: Napoli shining once again ahead of Juve clash

FLORENCE, Italy: The only major European league with anything resembling a genuine title race reaches a potentially decisive moment on Sunday (Apr 22) when leaders Juventus and second-placed Napoli clash with four points separating them in…

Formula One steps into fantasy world with equity stake

LONDON: Formula One is targeting the lucrative US fantasy sports market with the launch on Thursday (Apr 19) of daily pay-to-play and traditional free F1 games in partnership with Dublin-based PlayON.

English cricket plans new 100 balls a side tournament

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board have proposed a 100-balls-a-side format for a new domestic competition that will start in 2020.

Football: Pochettino downplays Wembley factor in Manchester United FA Cup semi

LONDON: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino does not believe playing at Wembley will give his side an advantage in Saturday's (Apr 21) blockbuster FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.


No violent eSports at Olympics, says IOC chief

IOC chief Thomas Bach insisted Thursday that violent computer games would never be part of the Olympics as he faces growing pressure to allow eSports into the Olympic movement.


IOC monitoring Samsung Olympic lobbying claims: Bach

NEW DELHI: The Olympics ethics watchdog will "monitor" developments after South Korean media said Samsung carried out illicit lobbying for Pyeongchang to be awarded this year's Winter Games, IOC president Thomas Bach said Thursday (Apr 19).

FIFA hand out fines for 'third party' deals

MANCHESTER: FIFA have handed out a series of fines to clubs for transfer deals involving "third party influence", world soccer's governing body said on Thursday (Apr 19).


Football: Chelsea's Alonso handed three-match ban, out of FA Cup semi-final

LONDON: Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso will miss Sunday's (Apr 22) FA Cup semi-final against Southampton after being handed a three-match suspension for violent conduct, the Football Association (FA) said on Thursday.

Tennis: Wozniacki aiming for second Grand Slam title, hopes to avoid Serena

MONTE CARLO: Reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki says she believes she can go "all the way" at next month's French Open, but is wary of a possible early clash with the returning Serena Williams.


Boston marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job

The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro.

Football: Sterling hungry for more after Man City Premier League win

LONDON: Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says he is hungry to win the Premier League again, warning the champions against complacency as they chase more glory.

Football: Wenger confident Wilshere will sign new Arsenal deal

LONDON: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said Thursday (Apr 19) he is "confident" midfielder Jack Wilshere will sign a new contract at the Premier League club despite a delay in putting pen to paper.


Kawauchi to turn pro after Boston Marathon win: Report

TOKYO: Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi has told reporters in his native Japan that he plans to turn professional within a year.

Thursday, Apr 19

Football: Liverpool's Salah seeks silver lining with Golden Boot

LONDON: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah hopes to stay clear at the top of the scoring charts to claim this season's Premier League Golden Boot award, the Egypt international adding that his team mates were eager to help him achieve the…

SIA extends F1 Singapore Grand Prix title sponsorship to 2019

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced on Thursday (Apr 19) it will extend its title sponsorship of the Formula 1 (F1) Singapore Grand Prix (Singapore GP) for two more years until 2019.

Wednesday, Apr 18

Football: Man Utd back on track as Mourinho wields axe

BOURNEMOUTH: Manchester United gave the perfect response to Jose Mourinho's withering criticism as they got back on track with a 2-0 win against Bournemouth on Wednesday (Apr 18).

North Pole Marathon: Foiled by snow, Singapore’s Blade Runner fights to finish half the distance

Shariff Abdullah was forced to abandon the full marathon distance after his prosthetic leg was slowed down by the icy terrain.

Basketball: Wizards spellbound by rampant Raptors, Celtics down Bucks

DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points as the Toronto Raptors overwhelmed the Washington Wizards 130-119 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference NBA playoff series Tuesday (Apr 17).

Local or foreign national coach? Football fraternity weighs in on Sundram's replacement

SINGAPORE: Following the departure of Singapore national coach V Sundramoorthy last Monday (Apr 9), several prominent coaches – both local and foreign – have cropped up as potential candidates for the job.

Tuesday, Apr 17

Football: Kane strikes, but Spurs held by Brighton

BRIGHTON: Harry Kane stepped up his bid to win the Premier League's golden boot as Tottenham warmed up for the FA Cup semi-finals with a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Tuesday (Apr 17).

Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain to play in Singapore for 2018 International Champions Cup

Mediacorp will return as the official broadcaster, and will be screening all matches live on Toggle.

Japan hails school clerk who won Boston Marathon

Japan on Tuesday (Apr 17) hailed local school clerk Yuki Kawauchi, the surprise winner of the Boston Marathon, who called work after his victory to ask for an extra day off to celebrate.

Football: FIFA probes Russia over racist chants

PARIS: FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against World Cup hosts Russia over monkey chants heard during a friendly international against France, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday (Apr 17).

Monday, Apr 16

Football: Carroll's late leveller spares Hart's blushes

LONDON: Andy Carroll's last-gasp equaliser spared Joe Hart's blushes after the West Ham goalkeeper made a costly blunder in Monday's (Apr 16) dramatic 1-1 draw against Stoke.

Football: Referee Oliver gets police support after threats

LONDON: English referee Michael Oliver has been offered police support after being abused by social media trolls following his Champions League penalty controversy.

Formula One to set up fully-fledged local entity in China

SHANGHAI: Formula One's planned Chinese joint venture will have its own marketing, licensing and media rights arms dedicated to growing the sport's presence in the vast but still nascent market, commercial managing director Sean Bratches…

Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'

JAKARTA: Somad rarely ventures beyond his impoverished Jakarta neighbourhood, but the 14-year-old is now gearing for a trip to Russia next month as a player in the 2018 Street Child World Cup.

Sunday, Apr 15

Football: Man City crowned champions after United defeat

LONDON: Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday (Apr 15) after Manchester United crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against West Brom as coach Pep Guardiola added a first English title to his three apiece at Barcelona…

Commonwealth Games: Athletes bid goodbye to Gold Coast

Australia finished with 80 golds, way ahead of England's 45 and India's 26, in a tally that integrated para sports and was equally split between men and women for the first time.

Commonwealth Games: Singapore’s Gao Ning wins singles gold in table tennis

GOLD COAST: Singapore’s Gao Ning defeated Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna to win gold in the men’s singles table tennis event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Sunday (Apr 15).

Commonwealth Games: Singapore bags table tennis mixed doubles gold

GOLD COAST: Singapore's Gao Ning and Yu Mengyu won gold for their table tennis mixed doubles event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Sunday (Apr 15) morning.