Football: Mourinho suffers first defeat as Roma boss at Verona

VERONA (REUTERS) – Jose Mourinho suffered his first defeat since returning to coach in Italy as his AS Roma side were beaten 3-2 by Hellas Verona in a thrilling Serie A encounter on Sunday (Sept 19). A stunning volley from Verona captain Marco Faraoni proved decisive, ending Roma’s 100 per cent start to the Serie... » read more

Football: Wolves claim first league win of season at Watford

WATFORD (REUTERS) – Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed their first three points of the Premier League season at Watford on Saturday (Sept 11) as Bruno Lage’s side came away with a 2-0 victory after dominating the second half. Wolves, who lost their first three games 1-0, moved out of the relegation zone and up to 13th in... » read more

Timeline: 20 years of securing Singapore following 9/11 attacks

The Straits Times looks at 20 years of securing Singapore following the Sept 11 attacks. Sept 11, 2001: A series of coordinated attacks through hijacked planes by Al-Qaeda against the United States takes place, resulting in the deadliest terrorist attack in history. Dec 9, 2001: Six Singaporean Jemaah Islamiah (JI) members are arrested by the... » read more

Tennis: British teen qualifier Raducanu rolls into US Open semi-finals

NEW YORK (AFP) – British 18-year-old sensation Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier to reach the US Open women’s semi-finals by defeating Tokyo Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday (Sept 8). World number 150 Raducanu, only the fourth qualifier to reach a Grand Slam semi-final, made the Swiss 11th seed the highest-rated victim... » read more

Golf: Europe win first point of final day of Solheim Cup

TOLEDO (REUTERS) – Team Europe rookie Leona Maguire beat Jennifer Kupcho five & four to pick up the first point of the final day to take the visitors to within four points of retaining the Solheim Cup at the Inverness Club in Toledo on Monday (Sept 6). The Irishwoman ended Kupcho’s unbeaten record in this... » read more

Football: Greenwood gets Man Utd off the hook at Wolves

WOLVERHAMPTON (AFP) – Manchester United set a Premier League record of 28 away games without defeat as Mason Greenwood’s strike 10 minutes from time snatched a fortunate 1-0 win at Wolves on Sunday (Aug 29). The visiting fans at Molineux were euphoric even before kick-off in United’s first game since a deal was agreed to... » read more

HTSC Posts Record First-half Turnover and Profit in 2021
HTSC Posts Record First-half Turnover and Profit in 2021

HONG KONG, Aug 27, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – HTSC (stock code: 6886.HK; “the Company”) announced its interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2021. The Company achieved RMB 24.62 billion in total revenue and other gains with a year-on-year increase of 29.75%. Profit for the period attributable to shareholders increased... » read more

Football: City’s Guardiola wants Grealish to develop goalscorer’s instinct

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes Jack Grealish can match the goalscoring feats of Raheem Sterling at Manchester City if he works on developing the same instinct to get into the box. Grealish scored his first goal for the English champions since his Premier League record £100 million (S$180 million) move from Aston... » read more

Football: Raphinha rocket earns Leeds 2-2 home draw against Everton

LEEDS, ENGLAND (REUTERS) – Leeds United winger Raphinha blasted in a second-half equaliser as the battling Yorkshire side came back twice to secure a 2-2 draw with Everton in the Premier League on Saturday (Aug 21) and pick up their first point of the season. Raphinha, who was called up to the Brazilian squad for... » 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


Toyota City, Japan, Aug 13, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to defend its crown and make Hypercar history in the 89th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours next week. GR010 HYBRID #7 #8 challenging for 24 HOURS OF LE MANS Following a hat-trick of Le Mans victories with... » read more

Techtronic Industries Delivers Exceptional First Half Sales Growth
Techtronic Industries Delivers Exceptional First Half Sales Growth

HONG KONG, Aug 11, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Hong Kong-based global power equipment and floorcare company Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (“TTI” or the “Group”) (stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) announced its results for the six months ended June 30, 2021. The Group delivered extraordinary results for the first half of 2021,... » read more

Tennis: Gauff turns Olympic disappointment into Canadian win

MONTREAL (AFP) – Olympic absentee Coco Gauff played her first match since Wimbledon on Tuesday (Aug 10) and came away with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Anastasija Sevastova to reach the second round of the WTA hardcourt tournament in Montreal. The US teenager had to abort her planned trip to Tokyo when she tested positive... » 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

Basketball: Reports say Curry to stay with Warriors as Carmelo joins LeBron

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry has reportedly agreed to a historic contract extension with Golden State while forward Carmelo Anthony will join pal LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers. Curry will sign a four-year deal worth US$215 million (S$290 million) with the Warriors, his agent told ESPN. He will be... » 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

Sporting Life: Su Bingtian gives planet a taste of Asian speed

TOKYO – So cool this Su Bingtian is. So fast this teacher runs in the semi-finals. So crazy it is to feel, at least for a brilliant, beautiful while, that a 100m Olympic champion, or medallist, can come from Asia. Who cares that he comes sixth in the final, he makes us believe. What, you... » read more