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Badminton 23h ago

Success is no walk in the Park

THE legendary Park Joo-bong of South Korea is one of badminton’s special ones – revered for his success as both a player and coach. As a doubles great, he has won all the major titles – including the Olympic gold. Joo-bong has also excelled as a coach, transforming Japan into a powerhouse of the game. Starsport’s RAJES PAUL caught up with the 54-year-old former Malaysia chief coach at the Danisa Denmark Open in Odense to discover the ‘secrets’ of his success.

Understanding coach: Park Joo Bong consoling a Japanese player.
Football 7h ago

Real slump to third straight loss despite ending record goal drought

MADRID (Reuters) - 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 19m ago

Messi taken off with injured arm week before Clasico

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona captain Lionel Messi had to be taken off in the first half of his side's La Liga clash with Sevilla on Saturday with an arm injury, sparking fitness fears eight days before the Catalans face arch rivals Real Madrid in the 'Clasico'.

Football 1h ago

Lamela goal edges Spurs to derby win at West Ham

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over lowly London rivals West Ham United thanks to a deft first-half finish from Erik Lamela in their Premier League clash on Saturday.

Football 9h ago

Real set unwanted record of 465 minutes without scoring

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid hit a new low under beleaguered coach Julen Lopetegui as they set an unwelcome club record of 465 minutes without scoring during their La Liga game against Levante as their long search for a goal continued.

Tennis 15h ago

Osaka plans to stay 'weird' in ever-changing career

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Naomi Osaka has witnessed a huge change in her career after claiming a maiden Grand Slam title in 2018, but the rising star of women's tennis will not be changing her quirky personality in media appearances that has endeared her to so many.

Football 24m ago

Klopp learning to appreciate low-key wins

(Reuters) - Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he is now getting used to winning matches without necessarily playing high-octane football after his side maintained their unbeaten run in the Premier League on Saturday.

Badminton 1d ago

Rigid BWF rules baffle former doubles ace Lundgaard

ODENSE: Laying down rules is important but the Badminton World Federation (BWF) have been urged to be flexible for the good of the sport.

Motorsport 18m ago

Motor racing - Hamilton better than Schumacher, says Villeneuve

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton can beat Michael Schumacher's Formula One records and become the most successful driver of all time and is already a greater world champion, according to the German's old foe Jacques Villeneuve.