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September 25, 2017 1:26 PM Lions to face Qatar in friendly next month

The Lions have just two points after three games and are bottom of Group E. They will need a win in Ashgabat on October 10 to stay in contention to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup, after a 1-1 home draw with Turkmenistan earlier this month. Lions coach V Sundramoorthy said: “Preparations in Qatar will be key for the tough away AFC Asian Cup qualifier 4

September 25, 2017 9:55 AM Villarreal sack coach Escriba

MADRID, Sept 25: Spanish club Villarreal have sacked coach Fran Escriba after a poor start to the season including a 4-0 defeat by Getafe on Sunday. Escriba was dismissed on Monday with Villarreal 14th in the La Liga standings after six games in which they also lost to Levante and Real Sociedad, drew with Espanyol and beat Real Betis and Alaves. "Villarreal 3

September 25, 2017 5:19 AM Rape offence more serious than another form of penetration: Apex court

SINGAPORE – Rape is a more severe sexual offence than another form of penetration, a five-judge Court of Appeal ruled on Monday (Sept 25), in a case involving a former Sentosa beach patrol officer who faced one charge of each offence. As a result, the court lowered Pram Nair’s overall sentence by two strokes of the cane. This came after it reduced his sentence 3

September 23, 2017 6:28 PM Tragedy strikes at Asia Fighting Championship as bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian dies

SINGAPORE - Tragedy struck at the inaugural Asia Fighting Championship on Saturday (Sept 23) night at the Marina Bay Sands, as World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) President Pradip Subramanian died after his muay thai match. The 32-year-old had reportedly looked shaken after his bout with YouTube personality Steven Lim and had to be helped 3

September 23, 2017 5:27 PM Manchester United to take action after Lukaku chants resurface

Manchester United have threatened to take action against supporters who sang a controversial Romelu Lukaku chant in Saturday's Premier League match with Southampton. The distasteful chant has been described by anti-discrimination body Kick It Out as "offensive" and both the club and Lukaku issued pleas this week for fans to refrain from singing it. United 3

September 23, 2017 4:31 PM Lukaku strikes again as Man United beat Saints 1-0

REUTERS: Manchester United equalled their best start to a Premier League campaign after Romelu Lukaku scored his eighth goal of the season in all competitions to give them a 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday. The result left United second on 16 points from five games, behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference as United's prolific close-season 3

September 23, 2017 3:41 PM Hoffenheim go top of the Bundesliga with 2-0 win over Schalke

Dennis Geiger's low drive put them ahead in the 13th minute and Lukas Rupp added another deep in stoppage time to give Julian Nagelsmann's unbeaten team their fourth win in six league matches, lifting them to 14 points. Schalke, who have now lost three of their six games, drop to seventh on nine. In-form Borussia Dortmund, on 13, can reclaim top spot with a draw or win at Borussia 4

September 23, 2017 2:40 PM Bilic decision backfires as Kane double helps nervy Spurs beat West Ham

LONDON -- Three thoughts on West Ham 2-3 Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It ended with heavy tension and some fraying tempers, as West Ham made a stirring comeback that had looked improbable when 3-0 down to a strutting, strolling Spurs. Javier Hernandez's goal had looked a consolation at the time, but Serge Aurier's red card made a contest 3

September 23, 2017 4:37 AM Russia wants Trump and Kim Jong Un to calm down

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults. Trump called the North Korean leader a "madman" on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a "mentally 6

September 22, 2017 8:47 PM The flip side of Trump’s ‘America First’ sentiment

For the first time since the Williams’ sisters took the centre stage, two Black American women this month found themselves in the Finals of the US Open. In fact, for the first time ever, three Black American women were in the Semis. The commentators, most of them Americans since the tournament took place on American soil, gushed about how good it all was for American 1