Local athletes gear up for Tokyo Olympics

Brunei Darussalam recently sent a contingent to the 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, with the two local athletes Mohd Firdaus Ar-Rasyid Hj Mohd Idris and Muhammad Isa Ahmad revved up to earn laurels for the country. The Brunei Darussalam contingent departed to Tokyo last week on Sunday, comprising of seven individuals including the two…

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Italian joy, English heartbreak after penalty drama

Italy inflicted heartbreak on England to win the Euro 2020 final after a penalty shootout at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, with pundits and ex-players praising the efforts of both teams. Luke Shaw gave England an early lead and Leonardo Bonucci equalised in the second half but the game finished 1-1 after extra time and Gianluigi…

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Scaloni dedicates Argentina triumph to past generation

Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni dedicated his team’s 1-0 victory over hosts Brazil in the Copa America final on Saturday to previous Albiceleste sides “that tried to win it but couldn’t.” A first-half strike from Angel Di Maria was enough to hand Argentina their first major title since the 1993 Copa America when Gabriel Batista…

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Barty emulates idol Goolagong to claim first Wimbledon title

Ash Barty joined an illustrious list of Australian names etched on Wimbledon silverware as she beat Karolina Pliskova in a nerve-shredding final to become the first woman from Down Under to win the singles title for 41 years on Saturday. The 25-year-old world number one looked on course for an embarrassingly easy triumph as Pliskova…

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England book semi-finals with 4-0 over Ukraine in Euro 2020

England eased past hapless Ukraine into the semi-finals after Harry Kane provided a brace in the quarterfinal at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday. Gareth Southgate’s men caught a flying start as Raheem Sterling’s defence-splitting pass allowed Kane to break the deadlock with just four minutes played. Ukraine finished the first half well but…

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Italy beat Belgium 2-1 to clinch Euro 2020 semifinals

First half goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne smoothed the way for Italy’s 2-1 victory over Belgium at the Euro 2020 quarterfinals in the Football Arena Munich on Friday. Both sides staged a fast paced and highly tactical first half in which Italy opened the scoring with 30 minutes played through Barella, who danced…

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ACL hurdles for JDT

Malaysian champion Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT) is facing an arduous task to advance for the Round of 16 of the AFC Asian Champions League (ACL) after losing 0-2 to Korean giants Pohang Steelers in the second leg of Group G. The loss at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok saw JDT now occupy third place…

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