Football: Newcastle and Leeds stay in doldrums after 1-1 draw

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND (REUTERS) – Newcastle United and Leeds United stretched their winless Premier League starts to five games after they fought out a 1-1 draw in an entertaining clash at St James’ Park on Friday (Sept 17). The result left Newcastle 18th on two points and piled more pressure on manager Steve Bruce while Leeds... » read more

Football: Arteta sees light at the end of the tunnel for Arsenal

LONDON (AFP) – Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he sees a bright future for the club despite suffering their worst start to a season for 67 years. The Gunners climbed off the bottom of the Premier League table with their first goal and first points of the campaign by beating Norwich 1-0 last weekend. However,... » read more

Football: British man sentenced over racist abuse of England soccer players

LONDON (REUTERS) – A British man has been sentenced to pay compensation and observe a curfew at weekends after pleading guilty to posting racist abuse about England players on the night of the Euro finals in July. England’s Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who are Black, were bombarded with online abuse after they... » read more

Golf: Europe take early lead over US at the Solheim Cup

TOLEDO, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Holders Europe grabbed a 3-1/2 to 1/2 lead over the United States after the morning round of foursomes on the first day of the Solheim Cup at the Inverness Club in Toledo on Saturday (Sept 4). Clutch putts down the stretch by Europe’s Leona Maguire and Emily Pedersen helped Europe... » read more

From serving time to serving as prison teacher

SINGAPORE – Former offender Ang Kim Song passed his PSLE, N, O and A levels in a span of five years when he was in jail. Now, he is helping other inmates find success in their studies. In the four years he has taught in the prisons, he has helped a few inmates get into... » read more

Motor racing: Raikkonen to retire from F1 at end of season

LONDON (REUTERS) – Kimi Raikkonen, the Finnish “Iceman” who won the 2007 Formula One world championship for Ferrari, announced on Wednesday (Sept 1) that he would retire at the end of the season after a record run in the sport. The 41-year-old is currently racing for the Swiss-based Alfa Romeo team and his departure opens... » read more

Football: Messi makes Ligue 1 debut as Mbappe shines for PSG

REIMS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Lionel Messi made his much-anticipated Ligue 1 debut for Paris St Germain on Sunday (Aug 29) but it was Kylian Mbappe who shone as the capital club maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-0 victory at Stade de Reims.  Mbappe gave PSG a taste of what they would... » read more

Football: Liverpool held by 10-man Chelsea, Man City pile on misery for Arsenal

LONDON (AFP) – Ten-man Chelsea held on for a 1-1 draw at Liverpool after Reece James’ controversial dismissal, while Mikel Arteta urged his Arsenal flops to “look in the mirror” after a dismal 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City on Saturday (Aug 28). European champions Chelsea took the lead through Kai Havertz’s looping header from James’s... » read more

Golf: Nordqvist charges to top of women’s Open leaderboard

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND (REUTERS) – Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist roared to the top of the women’s British Open leaderboard with a faultless seven-under-par 65 at a murky and damp Carnoustie on Saturday (Aug 21). Two-time major champion Nordqvist’s sizzling third round featuring seven birdies and no dropped shots jumped her 22 places up the leaderboard where she... » read more

Golf: Nelly Korda, Sagstrom and Kim share women’s Open lead

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND (REUTERS) – World number one and Olympic champion Nelly Korda was one of three co-leaders after the first round of the British Women’s Open at Carnoustie on Thursday (Aug 19). The American carded eight birdies on her way to a five-under 67 to top the leaderboard with Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom who dropped a... » read more

Tennis: Sherif becomes first Egyptian in WTA final, fired up by Olympics

CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA (AFP) – Mayar Sherif on Saturday (Aug 7) became the first Egyptian woman to reach a WTA final when she beat home hope Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 at the Cluj clay court tournament. The 25-year-old Sherif is 119th in the world and will meet Germany’s Andrea Petkovic in the final after... » read more

Golf: Thailand’s Pajaree claims maiden LPGA title

BALLYMENA (AFP) – Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn beat American Emma Talley on the second hole of a play-off to win the LPGA World Invitational title on Sunday (Aug 1). The pair had begun the day tied for the lead with Jennifer Kupcho and the same trio reached the 18th tee locked together on 16 under par,... » read more