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Tennis 14 Nov 2018 | 1:37 PM

Australian Open director Tiley defends Federer scheduling

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has defended giving Roger Federer "prime time" treatment at the year's first grand slam, saying it was a matter of meeting fans and broadcasters' demands for the "box office" athlete.

Football 14 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

FAM: Errant clubs must settle their dues or face the music

PETALING JAYA: Wage woes continue to plague the M-League as five teams have been ordered by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) status committee to settle a total of more than RM2.6mil in arrears to their former players and officials.

Tennis 14 Nov 2018 | 3:55 AM

One of my best matches ever, Anderson says after Nishikori thrashing

LONDON (Reuters) - South African Kevin Anderson raised the bar at the ATP Finals with a 6-0 6-1 drubbing of Kei Nishikori he described as one of the best performances of his career on Tuesday.

Tennis 13 Nov 2018 | 7:57 AM

Djokovic backs Federer in preferential treatment row

LONDON (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic leapt to the defence of great rival Roger Federer on Monday after claims that the Swiss enjoys preferential treatment on Tour.

Football 13 Nov 2018 | 7:09 AM

Colombian player survives shooting attack after match

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Deportivo Cali defender Juan Quintero narrowly escaped injury when his car was shot at after the Colombian team failed to make the first division playoffs, local media reported on Monday.

Tennis 13 Nov 2018 | 7:09 AM

Clinical Djokovic tames Isner, Zverev edges Cilic

LONDON (Reuters) - The last time Novak Djokovic played at the O2 Arena he suffered a chastening defeat at the hands of home hero Andy Murray which confirmed the end of his dominance at the top of the men's game.

Football 12 Nov 2018 | 11:06 PM

Italian refs boycott amateur games after post-match attack

ROME (Reuters) - Italian referees are to boycott amateur matches in the region of Lazio after one of them was attacked following a match on Sunday.

Football 12 Nov 2018 | 7:35 AM

Cavani hits hat-trick as PSG hammer hapless Monaco 4-0

(Reuters) - Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick as Paris St Germain won 4-0 at hapless Monaco, but the Uruguayan twice needed a little assistance from the video assistant referee as his side cruised to their 13th straight Ligue 1 win on Sunday.

Football 12 Nov 2018 | 7:16 AM

Soccer-Sport grab vital point in battle to avoid drop in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Recife club Sport grabbed a vital away point in a 0-0 draw at Fluminense on Sunday to keep their hopes alive of avoiding the drop in Brazil's Serie A.

Football 12 Nov 2018 | 7:35 AM

Higuain misses penalty and sent off as Juve win at Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty and was later sent off in a fit of rage on Sunday as his side lost 2-0 at home to Serie A leaders Juventus, the side that sent him out on loan to the San Siro this season.