TMJ admits preferring polo over football

JOHOR:-Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim interacted with fans in a Q&A session on social media yesterday. The topics ranged from football to his personal life. Though the Johor Crown Prince is known for the rise of JDT, he admitted to preferring polo to football. To another question, the former FAM president said Hariss Harun is his favourite Singaporean footballer. He posted a gif indicating a crazy, nonsensical person when asked what he thought of his former player, Jorge Pereyra Diaz. Tunku Ismail is also a believer…

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Andy Murray tests positive to coronavirus, a setback to Australian Open

Former world No.1 Andy Murray has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus just as he was preparing to fly to Australia in preparation for the country’s Open. He was supposed to fly Down Under in the coming days, where he would have isolated for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open on February 8 in Melbourne. Murray has not competed in Melbourne since the tournament sent him off with a retirement ceremony in 2019 when he was on the verge of ending his career due to a hip injury. He withdrew…

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eSports becomes medal event at 2022 Asian Games

eSports has been named as a full medal event for the 2022 Asian Games, in a major step towards the mainstream for a sport that has long harboured Olympic ambitions. eSports and breakdancing were both included on the programme for the Games in Hangzhou, China, at the Olympic Council of Asia’s general assembly in Muscat this week. “I hope that electronic sports will add value to the Asian Games —and I am sure it will in the future, during the Asian Games 2022 and even beyond that,” the OCA’s Asian…

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Dream Football Team: 11 winners were chosen

France Football have named the 11 winners who make up the prestigious Ballon d’Or Dream Team, Xavi, Messi, Ronaldo chosen, but no Ramos, Zidane or Casillas. With no Ballon d’Or award this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers felt it was a fitting moment to choose a team made up of the Best XI in history. Ten nominations were picked for each position, with the final team chosen by a judging panel made up of 140 football journalists from around the world Ballon d’Or Dream Team Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin.…

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King At The Top: Malaysian Athlete Breaks World Record For Tower Running

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a rare occasion to see or hear news of our local athletes competing or breaking world records in tournaments. But what seems impossible was eventually made possible – and one local athlete’s quest to be the best even ended on a sweet note. According to Bernama, tower running athlete Soh Wai Ching broke the Guinness World Record for the greatest vertical height stair climbing in one hour. It’s safe to say he’s emerged on top to claim his crown after completing his run at the Four Seasons…

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Never saw Lionel Messi as a rival: Cristiano Ronaldo says he has warm relationship with Barcelona star

They might have been the faces of El Clasico rivalry for close to a decade but Cristiano Ronaldo has said he never saw Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as his “rival”. The Juventus forward, who scored twice in their 3-0 Champions League win over Barcelona on Tuesday, added he has always gotten along well with his nemesis as the two football legends met on the pitch for the first time since Ronaldo moved from Real Madrid to Turin in 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice from the spot and was at his vintage…

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A Schumacher is back in F1!

The famous Schumacher name has returned to Formula One after it was confirmed that Mick – son of seven-time world champion Michael – will drive for Haas in the 2021 season. The rising star, 21, who is currently leading the F2 drivers’ championship, has been chosen to make the step up to the sport’s top level alongside the controversial Nikita Mazepin in Haas’ all-new driver line-up for next season. The announcement of Schumacher’s arrival comes just weeks after Lewis Hamilton confirmed his place alongside his dad Michael in the record…

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Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.: Fight card, results, highlights from the PPV exhibition event

The legends showed off their skills on Saturday night inside the Staples Center After all the hype, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. mostly lived up to it. The pair of legends squared off inside the Staples Center on Saturday night in an exhibition match between the two men in their 50s. And for the most part, neither man looked too far gone. Tyson and Jones fought to an unofficial draw declared by the WBC by its three celebrity judges. The 8 two-minutes rounds provided enough time for both men…

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Juventus Have Offered Cristiano Ronaldo To Barcelona And He Could Play With Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo could be snapped up for a bargain fee of £54m this summer as Juventus are prepared to build for a future without the Portugal captain. The 35-year-old Portuguese superstar has been in superb form ever since he left Real Madrid in a stunning £99.2m deal in 2018. But Ronaldo’s future in Turin has been in doubt after Juventus crashed out of the Champions League round-of-16 stage earlier this month. According to reports in Italy, Juventus no longer see the ex-Madrid and Manchester United star as ‘non-transferable.’ TuttoMercatoWeb reports that new…

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Griezmann stars against Villarreal as Barca keep title hopes alive

Antoine Griezmann answered his critics in style on Sunday by scoring with a sensational chip as Barcelona thrashed Villarreal 4-1 to keep their faint La Liga title hopes alive. After the humiliation of being brought on in the 90th minute against his former club Atletico Madrid, Griezmann was back in the starting line-up at La Ceramica and repaid the faith with a stunning goal, teed up by Lionel Messi. “It was the kind of goal only great players can score,” said Barcelona coach Quique Setien. “He played a spectacular match.”…

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