AFTER being split for the Commonwealth Games, divers Cheong Jun Hoong and Wendy Ng Yan Yee were reunited at the Asian Games to great effect after winning silver in the women’s synchronised 3m springboard yesterday.
VALENTINO Rossi has checked himself out of hospital in defiance of doctor’s advice to continue his recovery from concussion in his own motorhome.
LONDON: As Jose Mourinho returns to his Portuguese footballing roots, the Chelsea manager may have to decide which back-up marksman he trusts most to shoot down his old employers at Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League today.
BAD weather forced the cancellation of all races on the penultimate day of the Asian Games sailing competition yesterday though Malaysia are still on course for a gold medal.
MALAYSIA’S Asian Games bowling medal prospects look bleak after the women’s team of five ended the first block in seventh place and the men in eighth yesterday.
NATIONAL hockey coach Arul Selvaraj has two more hurdles to get over, starting with today’s Asian Games semi-final against Pakistan, for Malaysia to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.
THE performance of North Korean athletes in the Asian Games has left its citizens in “ecstasy of joy”, state media said yesterday, adding the event has become the hottest topic among its youth.
SOUTH Korea have had little time to dust themselves off after a draining 1-0 win over Japan before today’s Asian Games semi-final against Thailand.
MALAYSIA are poised to make more unwanted history in Asian Games sepak takraw after opening their inter-regu campaign with a defeat to South Korea at the Bucheon Gymnasium yesterday.
THE national cricket team are on the cusp of making history when they meet Hong Kong in the Asian Games quarter-finals today.
HIGH jumper Nauraj Singh Randhawa could only manage a 14th-place finish in his Asian Games debut at the Incheon Asiad Stadium yesterday.
QATAR’S Mutaz Essa Barshim took the Asian Games high jump gold with ease yesterday, but passed on a shot at the 21-year-old world record on a cold, wet night in South Korea.
ONG Kim Swee has pledged to serve out his contract, which expires next December, but the coach wants more time with the national Under-23 squad for the Sea Games in June to avoid a repeat of the debacle in the Asian Games.
OLYMPIC champion Lin Dan beat world title-holder Chen Long in an epic, all-China badminton men’s singles final at the Asian Games yesterday, with the young star coming agonisingly close to taking the crown.
NEXT year’s World Championships and the 2016 Rio Olympics remain as Lee Chong Wei’s last two chances to win a major title following his Asian Games failure.
WAYNE Rooney admitted he deserved to be sent off in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over West Ham as his sixth career red card again put his temperament under the spotlight.
LONDON: Burundi-born striker Saido Berahino’s double inspired West Bromwich Albion to a 4-0 victory that sent promoted Burnley to the foot of the Premier League table on Sunday.
THE prospect of an Asian-born athlete breaking the 10-second barrier for the 100 metres is still a long way off, two top sprinters said.
THE growing number of African-born athletes competing under Asian flags could discourage the development of home-grown talent, the Olympic Council of Asia said yesterday, but also suggested their success may help raise regional standards.
CRITICS of a controversial decision to dispense with headguards in amateur boxing were given more ammunition yesterday when Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem claimed an Asian Games medal just seconds into his quarter-final.
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