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Defensive dilemma

By AJITPAL SINGH - Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

NATIONAL coach Dollah Salleh may have to reshuffle his defence in the AFF Cup final, first leg against Thailand in Bangkok tomorrow following injury to captain Shukor Adan.

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AFF Cup: Fans start pouring in

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 18:57

BANGKOK: Cheerleaders dancing to the tune of 'Ice Ice Baby' by American rapper Vanilla Ice greeted fans at the main entrance of Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok for the AFF Cup final, first leg between Thailand and Malaysia today.

Pirlo wins hat-trick of awards

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:22

MILAN: Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo claimed Serie A’s player of the year award for the third consecutive year during a gala event on Monday organised by the Association of Italian Footballers.

Inter up and running under Mancini

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:22

Roberto Mancini claimed his first win as Inter Milan coach following his return to the club after goals from Mateo Kovacic and Andrea Ranocchia gave them a 2-0 victory over Serie A strugglers Chievo on Monday.

McIlroy: Speed up the game

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:21

LONDON: World No 1 Rory McIlroy has urged golf’s rule-makers to quicken the game up at grass-roots level in order to make it more attractive to youngsters.

‘Everton’s Barkley can be good as Ballack’

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:20

LIVERPOOL: A “special” Ross Barkley has all the attributes to become as good as German midfield great Michael Ballack, according to Everton manager Roberto Martinez.

Japan coach’s future uncertain after match-fixing probe

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:18

TOKYO: The latest twist in a La Liga match-fixing investigation has left the Japanese Football Association and head coach Javier Aguirre (pic) in an awkward position with the Mexican’s future unclear less than a month out from their Asian Cup title defence.

Bayern eye Sterling swoop

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:17

Bayern Munich are ready to turn to Liverpool star Raheem Sterling as their “Plan B” if a move for Dortmund's Marcos Reus fails.

Dortmund ordered to cheer up supporters

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:17

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has demanded the Bundesliga strugglers bring some cheer to the fans by winning their final two games of the year, starting with today’s crunch clash against second-placed Wolfsburg.

Nicol stamps her mark

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:17

Malaysia’s seven-time women’s world champion Nicol David overcame a tough early challenge before seeing off plucky Egyptian teenager Yathreb Adel 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 in their World Championship first round clash in Cairo on Monday.

United can win title

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:16

WAYNE Rooney has warned Premier League leaders Chelsea that Manchester United are capable of winning the title this season.

Malaysia on track to meet gold target

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:16

MALAYSIAN athletes inched closer to achieving their 40-gold medal target after bagging another five gold through swimming and athletics at the Palembang Asean University Games (AUG) yesterday.

Devils lining up Belgian brothers

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:16

LONDON: Manchester United are looking at Belgian brothers Indy and Seppe Boonen.

Perfect breakaway for Ko

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:16

HONG Kong’s Ko Siu Wai took a hard-earned first ever UCI Asia Tour stage win after fending off three breakaway  partners to take Stage Four of the Jelajah Malaysia from Paroi to Putrajaya yesterday.

Norshahrul seeks revenge

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:13

NORSHAHRUL Idlan Talaha is all fired up for revenge when Malaysia take on Thailand in the AFF Cup final, first leg at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok today.

Nafiizwan sails through

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:13

TOP seed Nafiizwan Adnan led three other Malaysians into the quarter-finals of the Royal Lake Club Open in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Four prove critics wrong

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:13

MANY felt Dollah Salleh had made a bad decision when the national coach included Shukor Adan, Indra Putra Mahayuddin, Amri Yahyah and Badhri Radzi in his 22-member squad for the AFF Cup.

Out of favour Faizal is back

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:13

AFTER being sidelined for two tournaments, Malaysia Hockey League’s (MHL) top scorer Faizal Saari was included yesterday in the training squad for the World League Round Two at Seng Kang Hockey Stadium in Singapore on Jan 17-25.

Duo with point to prove

By Ajitpal - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:13

WHILE Kiatisuk Senamuang bids to become the first in the region to win the AFF Cup both as a player and coach, Dollah Salleh eyes glory in his first international assignment in Southeast Asia’s most prestigious tournament.

‘Messi’ aims to end Thailand’s lean spell

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 00:04

DESCRIBED by Kiatisuk Senamuang as the Lionel Messi of Thailand, BEC Tero Sasana midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin hopes to end his country's 12-year wait in the AFF Cup when they take on Malaysia in the final.

Thierry Henry calls it quit, to work as TV analyst

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:20

PARIS: French striker Thierry Henry said today he was retiring from professional football after two decades in the game and will become a TV analyst for Sky Sports in England.