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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Heartbroken Internationals captain Ernie Els said he would shoulder the blame for his team's defeat to the United States at the Presidents Cup but defended his Sunday pairings after they crumbled at Royal Melbourne.
(Reuters) - West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini said he always retained trust in his players despite a run of five defeats in six Premier League games that had dropped his team into the relegation dogfight.
LONDON (Reuters) - A long-awaited goal by close-season signing Sebastien Haller earned West Ham United a crucial 1-0 win in a Premier League basement battle at Southampton to ease the pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini on Saturday.
(Reuters) - Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus said that he put too much pressure on himself to score and the burden of a barren run threatened to take its toll on the Brazilian striker who surpassed 100 career goals on Wednesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain scored late goals as already-qualified Juventus beat hosts Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 in the Champions League Group D finale on Wednesday to eliminate the Germans from the competition.
THE crowd was thin, only about a quarter of the 20,000-capacity stadium was filled, probably because the local big star was not there. But that did not take away from the highlight of the track and field events at the SEA Games.
AFTER coming up short in five finals, men’s doubles badminton pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik could not be denied any more.The world No. 12 finally claimed the maiden title of their two-year partnership by coming back from a game down to beat Thailand’s Maneepong Jongjit-Bodin Issara 8-21,21-15,21-16 to end Malaysia’s 16-year title drought in the event.
THE grass is not getting any greener for the men’s golf team as Ervin Chang (pic) again failed to land a medal, coming in fourth in the men’s individual event at the Luisita Golf and Country Club, Tarlac City.
AFTER a fruitless first three days, veteran bowler Shalin Zulkifli is rallying the troops ahead of the team event showdown today as she bids to match Nurul Huda Abdullah’s all-time SEA Games record of 22 gold medals.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bringing two uncapped teenage pace bowlers to Australia, a nation unconquered by the greatest of Pakistan sides, was never going to end well for Azhar Ali's team.