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Diving 20 Jun 2018 | 11:12 AM

Pandelela and Dhabitah among 7 divers to face the music for China training camp party

KUALA LUMPUR: The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) has acted fast to suspend the allowances of seven national divers with immediate effect for consuming alcohol – and they may even face further action.

Badminton 20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 PM

Cheras BC cry foul over Under-18 champ Aidil’s omission from Asian junior squad

KUALA LUMPUR: It’s unfair. Cheras Badminton Club team manager Raezal Hussein is disappointed that Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have over-looked the national boys’ Under-18 champion Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin for the Asian Junior Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia, from July 14-22.

Rugby 20 Jun 2018 | 2:53 PM

England want to 'put record straight' at Newlands - Launchbury

DURBAN (Reuters) - England are "bitterly frustrated" at their inability to hold leads and maintain their discipline in South Africa and have a point to prove in the final match of the series in Cape Town on Saturday, lock Joe Launchbury has said.

Football 20 Jun 2018 | 3:16 PM

Signs bad for Messi's last chance to emulate Maradona

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Lionel Messi's 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize.

Football 20 Jun 2018 | 3:20 PM

Australia urged to go old and new to revive fortunes

SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Australia should unleash veteran Tim Cahill and tyro Daniel Arzani in their World Cup match against Denmark if they are to have any hope of reaching the knockout stages, according to former Socceroos Mark Bosnich and Stan Lazaridis.

Football 20 Jun 2018 | 3:34 PM

England less threatening than Belgium, says Panama's Rodriguez

(Reuters) - Panama midfielder Jose Luis Rodriguez believes England will not pose as big a threat as the Belgium side that defeated the Central Americans 3-0 in their World Cup opener on Monday.

Football 20 Jun 2018 | 4:17 PM

Tunisia goalkeeper Hassen out of World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen's World Cup is over after just 16 minutes of action due to an injured shoulder suffered in Monday's 2-1 loss to England, team officials said.

Football 20 Jun 2018 | 4:18 PM

Ole, Ole! Urals brewer pins hopes on Mexicans to drink bars dry

POLEVSKOY, Russia (Reuters) - A tiny Urals brewery has produced special beers for each of the four World Cup matches taking place in Yekaterinburg and is counting on thirsty Mexicans to come to the rescue after making rather too much for Uruguayans and Egyptians.

Football 20 Jun 2018 | 4:18 PM

Africa showing few signs of making World Cup breakthrough

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Africa's much-awaited and coveted tilt at World Cup glory looks as far off as ever after a dismal round of opening fixtures for the continent's teams at the tournament in Russia.

Tennis 20 Jun 2018 | 4:23 PM

Argentine Kicker gets six-year suspension for match-fixing

(Reuters) - Argentine tennis player Nicolas Kicker has been suspended for six years and fined $25,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after being found guilty of match-fixing and other offences.