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Football: Ronaldo celebrates landmark goal but Juve's perfect run broken

ROME: Cristiano Ronaldo scored but wasteful Juventus had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate at home to Genoa to end the Italian champions' perfect start to the season on Saturday (Oct 20).

Football: Pressure mounts on Lopetegui as Madrid beaten by Levante

MADRID: Real Madrid failed to ease the pressure on coach Julen Lopetegui and instead set the record for the longest goal-drought in the club's history during a surprise 2-1 defeat by Levante on Saturday (Oct 20).

Football: 10-man Bayern end winless streak as Alcacer keeps Dortmund top

WOLFSBURG, Germany: Ten-man Bayern Munich ended their four-match winless streak on Saturday (Oct 20) as Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 3-1 win at Wolfsburg, a day after the club's hierarchy launched an extraordinary attack on the…

Football: Messi to miss three weeks after fracturing right arm

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks after fracturing his right arm during Barcelona's win over Sevilla on Saturday (Oct 20).

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Golf - Koepka to become new world No. 1 after CJ Cup win

Brooks Koepka will become world number one for the first time on Monday after the American fended off a game Gary Woodland to earn a four-stroke victory at the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea.

Marquez clinches fifth MotoGP title with victory in Japan

Spain's Marc Marquez won his fifth MotoGP title with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.


Formula One: Vettel bounces back in final US Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN: Sebastian Vettel bounced back to top the times as he and Kimi Raikkonen delivered a Ferrari one-two in Saturday's (Oct 20) third and final free practice for Sunday's United States Grand Prix.


Football: Man City turn on style as Salah fires Liverpool to win

Liverpool were forced to tough it out against Huddersfield in the late game, with Mohamed Salah scoring the only goal of the game midway through the first half.

Football: Salah back on the goal trail as Liverpool beat Huddersfield

HUDDERSFIELD: Mohamed Salah ended a four-match goal drought for Liverpool with a sublime strike that secured a nervous 1-0 Premier League victory away to Huddersfield on Saturday (Oct 20).


Football: Asian 'architect' Velappan dies

HONG KONG: Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa hailed former general secretary Peter Velappan as "one of the most important architects" of the game in the region after the Malaysian passed away on…


Tennis: Gulbis stuns Isner to reach first final in four years

STOCKHOLM: Former top 10 player Ernests Gulbis reached his first final in four years on Saturday (Oct 20) when he stunned top seed John Isner 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the Stockholm semi-finals.

Football: Roma fall at home to plucky SPAL

ROME: Targeting a fourth-straight league win Roma got more than they bargained for at home to SPAL in Serie A on Saturday (Oct 20) as the visiting minnows ran out 2-0 winners.


Barkley salvages last-gasp point for Chelsea against Man Utd

REUTERS: An injury time goal from substitute Ross Barkley earned Chelsea a last-gasp 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday (Oct 20) in a match that ended with United boss Jose Mourinho involved in scuffles.

Real slump to third straight loss despite ending record goal drought

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui's woes deepened as the European champions fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Levante on Saturday, setting an unwanted record of 482 minutes without scoring a goal in the process.


Football: Five-goal Jovic shows 'world class potential' after haul

BERLIN: Luka Jovic has been hailed as a "potential world-class striker" after the 20-year-old's five goals in Eintracht Frankfurt's 7-1 drubbing of Fortuna Dusseldorf.


Rugby: Valentines day as Kangaroos dominate date with Tonga

WELLINGTON: Valentine Holmes dominated the scoreboard as world champions Australia bounced back from their shock loss to New Zealand to hold out Tonga 34-16 in Auckland on Saturday (Oct 20).

Tennis: Sloane Stephens backs on-court coaching rule change

SINGAPORE: Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens has thrown her support behind a push for on-court coaching to be allowed at Grand Slams.

Golf: Koepka seizes third round lead at PGA event in S. Korea

JEJU, South Korea: US PGA Tour Player of the Year Brooks Koepka seized the third round lead at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Saturday (Oct 20).

Basketball: Jerebko nets winning basket in Warriors see-saw win over Jazz

LOS ANGELES: Jonas Jerebko executed a clutch tip in with 0.3 seconds left against his former team to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 124-123 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday (Oct 19).

Tennis: US Open champion Osaka says fame won't affect her game

SINGAPORE: US Open champion Naomi Osaka admitted Saturday (Oct 20) she is still grappling with her newfound stardom but believes the overwhelming attention won't affect her game at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

Saturday, Oct 20

Thai cave survivors train with Galaxy, Ibrahimovic

The Thai junior football team who were rescued from a flooded cave after being trapped for more than two weeks trained with the Los Angeles Galaxy and their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Friday in the latest stop of an international…

Friday, Oct 19

Football: Klopp says Nations League akin to opera overdose

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has once more criticised the Nations League, comparing the tournament to watching opera every night or having world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua box week in week out.

Football: Mourinho vows to be on best behaviour at Stamford Bridge

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has promised to show plenty of restraint and respect if he inflicts a first Premier League defeat of the season on his former side Chelsea on Saturday.

Football: Under-fire Bayern boss Kovac out to end winless streak at Wolfsburg

Under-pressure Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac desperately needs a win at Wolfsburg on Saturday to break the Bavarian giants' miserable run and reignite their Bundesliga title defence.

Football: Spotlight on Mourinho once more as Liverpool, Man City seek winning return

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho remains the centre of attention when the former Chelsea boss returns to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Thursday, Oct 18

Football: Singapore technical director Michel Sablon to resign in December

SINGAPORE: The Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) technical director Michel Sablon will step down on Dec 31, the president of the national football body Lim Kia Tong said on Thursday (Oct 18).

Football: China blacklists former AC Milan owner over unpaid debt

The former Chinese owner of AC Milan has been added to China's blacklist of untrustworthy individuals over millions of dollars in unpaid debt, according to a local court, which ordered that his passport be confiscated.

MMA: Angela Lee could lose unbeaten record in upcoming bout, says ONE chairman

SINGAPORE: Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Angela Lee could potentially lose her undefeated record when she faces China's Xiong Jing Nan for the strawweight title (up to 57kg) next month, ONE Championship founder and chairman Chatri…

Afghan war veterans prepare for battle at Invictus Games

Discarding their prosthetic legs and wheelchairs, Afghan war veterans disfigured by Taliban bombs and bullets begin pumping iron in preparation for their next battle: the Invictus Games.

Wednesday, Oct 17

Tennis: Pliskova, Svitolina clinch last WTA Finals spots in Singapore

Pliskova and Svitolina joined top-ranked Simona Halep of Romania, Germany's Angelique Kerber, Japan's Naomi Osaka, Czech Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Sloane Stephens of the USA.

Football: Fulham owner Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley

LONDON: Shahid Khan has withdrawn his controversial offer to buy London's Wembley Stadium, the American businessman announced on Wednesday (Oct 17).

Football: Millwall fan jailed after punching rival supporter who died

LONDON: A Millwall football supporter has been jailed for two years after punching a rival fan who later died.

Football: Lloris hails France's mental strength after Germany win

Tottenham 'keeper Hugo Lloris hailed the mental strength that saw World Cup winners France overcome a patchy opening period to beat Germany 2-1 on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Oct 16

Football: Griezmann double plunges Germany's Loew into deeper trouble

Antoine Griezmann hit a pair of second-half goals as world champions France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League.

Football: Barcelona announce 2019 summer tour to Asia

Barcelona plan to visit China and Japan as part of a pre-season tour to Asia next summer, the club announced.

Football: Japan deal Uruguay double blow in Asia

SAITAMA, Japan: Japan stunned Uruguay 4-3 at home in a free-flowing international friendly on Tuesday (Oct 16) to complete a miserable trip to the Far East for the South Americans.

Tennis: World number one Halep pulls out of Kremlin Cup

Romania's world number one Simona Halep on Tuesday withdrew from the Kremlin Cup, a joint WTA and ATP event, due to concerns over an ongoing back injury.