Salah signs new Reds deal, to stay till 2023
LONDON • Egyptian international Mohamed Salah's signing of a new long-term contract is a major boost for Liverpool's ambitions of delivering trophies, said manager Jurgen Klopp yesterday.
Klopp said the fact that the 26-year-old striker - who scored 44 goals in 52 appearances last season - had signed such a deal reflected his belief the English Premier League football club were on course for a successful era.
Liverpool did not disclose details of the deal but British media reported that it is a five-year contract that ties Salah to the club till 2023.
S'pore shuttlers win 4 titles in Mongolia
Singapore shuttlers won four out of five events at the Mongolia International Series, which ended on Sunday in Ulaanbaatar.
Loh Kean Yew beat Indonesian Andre Marteen for the men's singles badminton title, while Lee Jian Liang and Jason Wong won the men's doubles.
Citra Putri Sari and Jin Yujia won the women's doubles, while Jin also partnered Bimo Adi Prakoso to win the mixed doubles.
The women's singles was won by Chinese Taipei's Deng Joy-xuan.
Senegal requests review of fair play rule
DAKAR • The Senegal Football Federation has asked Fifa to reconsider its fair play ruling, after its team's accumulation of more yellow cards than World Cup group rivals Japan made the African side the first country to be eliminated by the new regulation.
Japan and Senegal were left on the same points, goal difference and goals scored but it was Akira Nishino's side that sneaked into the last 16 at the expense of the Africans.
Hanyu youngest to get top Japan award
TOKYO • Two-time Olympic figure skating gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu accepted the Japan's People's Honour Award, one of his country's top accolades, yesterday.
The 23-year-old is the youngest ever individual recipient. He won Olympic gold in Sochi in 2014 and again in Pyeongchang in February, becoming the first man to capture back-to-back Olympic figure skating titles in 66 years.
He skipped the World Championships held in Italy after the Games, but said yesterday he was preparing for his return to competition.