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Gunman says he shot Ortiz by mistake

The man charged with shooting Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz admits that he shot him but said he was hired to kill someone else.

Women’s football in spotlight as France launch World Cup

The pressure is on France to live up to their status as one of the favourites as the host nation kicks off their Women's World Cup with the spotlight shining on women's football as never before.

Russia accused of athletics doping cover-up

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is investigating claims Russian officials tried to cover up a doping case involving high jumper Danil Lysenko.

Coaches call for better remuneration, health schemes

They raise the issues in a dialogue session with Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim.

Turning our athletes into cultural ambassadors

It is a good platform to help promote the Malaysian culture to people from other countries, says deputy minister

‘Half man, half god’ Maradona is king of Cannes

The poster for the striking documentary about Diego Maradona's jaw-dropping life pulls no punches, calling him both hero and a 'hustler'.

Ex-pro golfer turns his life around after accident tragedy

Shaaban Hussin thought it was all over when he lost his leg in a 2016 accident, but he has found new purpose in teaching youngsters who are interested in golf.

Chong Wei comeback depends on doctor’s visit next week

Badminton ace is showing good form in training but whether he plays in the Malaysia Open or not will depend on his doctor’s assessment next week.

China female longboarder rides into online fame

Mu Qing has accumulated about 500,000 social media followers and is considered one of the biggest longboarding stars in China.

Swiss great Federer shies away from Superman tag

Roger Federer earned his 100th Grand Slam title in the Dubai Championship 2019 final - the second male player in history to do so.

Tower runner Soh’s climb to the top

Soh Wai Ching, Malaysia's only tower runner with a world ranking, is aiming for recognition as a national athlete.

India team will follow nation’s lead on Pakistan

The BCCI said it would make a call on a boycott after consultation with the government, and Kohli said his team would respect their decision.

Bancroft defends ball-tampering interview, says no Warner rift

Bancroft said he had been in touch with Warner, and that all three banned players had supported each other.

Evans in second career final after upsetting Isner at Delray

Evans staged a remarkable turnaround to set up a final against American Mackenzie McDonald or Radu Albot of Moldova.

Dzeko’s 95th-minute winner rescues Roma against lowly Frosinone

The Romans were pushed hard by Frosinone.

Aussie Baddeley seizes one-shot PGA Puerto Rico lead

The 37-year-old Aussie is seeking his fifth tour triumph and first since the 2016 Barbasol Championship.

Johnson leads McIlroy by four at WGC-Mexico

Johnson built a 16-under par total of 197 at Club de Golf Chapultepec, where McIlroy fired a three-under 68 for 201.

Bayern bridge gap to Dortmund with Berlin win

Bayern were until recently nine points adrift of Dortmund.

Mbappe hits half century record as PSG strengthen hold on Ligue...

Mbappe scored in the 69th and 89th minutes as runaway league leaders PSG extended their lead.

Pochettino loses his cool as Spurs slump, Huddersfield closer to relegation

It was a bitter blow for third-placed Tottenham.

Messi treble fires Barcelona to thrilling win over Sevilla

Messi was supposed to be lacking fitness and Barca struggling for form but both delivered a resounding response.

Sky high Swiss: Bencic plans parachute jump to celebrate Dubai title

Saturday's title -- the third of Benecic's career -- will see her jump to 23 in the new world rankings from her current spot of 45th.

Trahan, Lashley and Diaz share halfway PGA lead at Puerto Rico

Trahan's two PGA triumphs came at the 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic and the 2008 Bob Hope Classic.

Piatek keeps AC Milan’s Champions League ambitions on track

The 23-year-old Polish striker joined Milan from Genoa last month and has now scored seven goals in six matches.