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Norway too strong for Nigeria at Women’s World Cup

Former champions Norway kicked off their Women’s World Cup campaign with a routine 3-0 victory over Nigeria, despite the absence of Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg. Guro Reiten’s deflected shot gave the 1995 winners the lead on 17 minutes in Reims

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Neymar’s alleged rape victim gives police statement

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian woman at the centre of an alleged rape scandal involving star striker Neymar gave a statement on Friday to police investigating the sexual assault allegation that has gripped the soccer-mad country. Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza

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Lee Chong Wei haven’t decided on retirement yet

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s number one badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei has not decided on retirement. He acknowledged that there were speculations about his retirement as he was absent from training. The three-time Olympic silver medallist insisted that he would

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Lee Chong Wei to retire next week

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s number one badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei is expected to retire next week after playing for the game for 19 years. Sources told Malay daily Berita Harian that the 37-year-old opted for retirement to avoid further

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Neymar’s rape accuser reveals details on TV

Brazilians for the first time heard from the woman yesterday, who says that football superstar Neymar sexually assaulted her at a Paris hotel. Extracts of a televised interview with Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza, the alleged victim, aired just one

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Nicol David launches ‘It’s mine’ campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: Only a week into her retirement and Malaysian squash queen, Datuk Nicol David, has taken the next step in motivating young talents. The 35-year-old, who played her last match at the 2019 British Open in May, has just

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OCM: National athletes will pay a heavy price if found using banned substances

KUALA LUMPUR: With the Philippines 2019 SEA Games approaching, Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) medical and anti-doping committee chairman, Datuk Dr. SS Cheema , warned athletes that they’ll have to face the music if caught using prohibited substances. He said OCM and

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‘Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris’

Star striker Neymar has been accused of raping a woman at a hotel in Paris, Brazilian media reports said on Saturday, charges that the player’s father had dismissed as attempted blackmail. According to a complaint filed with Sao Paolo police

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Sim: Coaches want more say

KUALA LUMPUR: Sports coaches want the government to distribute power and resources at the federal level to stakeholders at the lower level to further enhance sports development in the country, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong.

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NSC: Andre Vasiljevs to train Syakilla

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Sports Council (NSC) has agreed to allow national karate champion Syakilla Salni Jefry Krisnan to train under the former national chief coach, Andre Vasiljevs. NSC director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail said the decision was arrived at

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