Heavy hearts hang over Lakers-Clippers contest

The stunning death of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna will cast a huge pall over the Staples Center when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. The Lakers will play for the first time since Bryant and his daughter were killed Sunday along with seven others in a…

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Messi gives new Barca coach Setien debut win

Barcelona may have a new coach but Lionel Messi remains their unquestionable talisman after guiding the Spanish champions to a nervy 1-0 win at home to Granada in La Liga on Sunday in Quique Setien’s first game in charge of the club. The Argentine struck the only goal in the 76th minute, firing into the…

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Klopp left wanting more but hails sensational Liverpool

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp felt his side should have beaten Manchester United by a more emphatic scoreline that Sunday’s 2-0 victory but was still left eulogising his team’s “sensational football”. The European champions are now 16 points clear of second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League, with a game in hand on Pep Guardiola’s team….

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Mata’s cool finish sends Man United through

Juan Mata sent Manchester United into the FA Cup fourth round with a neat dinked finish in the 67th minute to secure a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in their replay at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Mata was played clean through by Anthony Martial and calmly chipped goalkeeper John Ruddy for the only goal against…

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Barcelona knock Real Madrid off top of Money League

Barcelona have overtaken Real Madrid to top the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time and become the first club to break the 800 million euros (686 million pounds) revenue barrier. The 23rd edition of the table shows an 11% rise in combined revenues, excluding transfer fees, for the top 20 clubs who between…

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Reiss goal sees Arsenal edge past Leeds in FA Cup

Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson scored early in the second half to secure a 1-0 win over battling Championship leaders Leeds United in the FA Cup third round at The Emirates on Monday. Nelson put a near full-strength home side ahead in the 55th minute, scrappily side-footing the ball into the net after the Leeds defence was…

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Jeonsa fighters triumph at international arena

Local fighters managed to make a name for themselves after taking part in the 11th Any Martial Arts (AMA) Championship finals held in Malaysia recently, with one member securing the top spot in the Men Under 60kg category. After attaining the top positions in their respective categories, Jeonsa Academy fighters Mohd Yazid Mohd Taib (Men…

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