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Najib congratulates Moto3 champion Khairul Idham

By Bernama - Monday, 18 July 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today congratulated national Moto3 racer Khairul Idham Pawi on winning the German Moto 3 Grand Prix at Sachsenring Circuit on Sunday.

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(Football) Felda United arrest late Police fightback for 2-1 win

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 23:42

KUALA LUMPUR: Felda United slashed Super League leaders Johor Darul Ta'zim's advantage back to two points after staving off a late fightback by Police to win 2-1 in Malacca on Saturday.

(Formula One) Rosberg trumps Hamilton in Hungary chaos

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 22:55

BUDAPEST: Nico Rosberg rode his luck to grab pole position for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a prolonged qualifying session punctuated by rainstorms and red flags.

(Badminton) Kian Meng-Pei Jing ride their luck to qualify for Vietnam Open final

By Fabian Peter - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 18:44

KUALA LUMPUR: It was yet another lucky win for Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing who reached the final of the Vietnam Open today.

(Football) Moyes appointed Sunderland manager - club

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 17:42

LONDON: Sunderland have appointed former Manchester United manager David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce as boss at the Stadium of Light, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

(Tennis) Venus Williams books Stanford semi-final

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 12:38

SAN FRANCISCO: Top-seeded Venus Williams booked her semi-final berth at the WTA hardcourt tournament in Stanford, California, on Friday with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over 17-year-old wild card CiCi Bellis.

(Swimming) Phelps hoping Rio swansong hits the right notes

By Reuters - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 09:14

TORONTO: Having ended his career once in London on what he considered a sour note, Michael Phelps enters the Rio de Janeiro Olympics pool for his second swansong determined to bow out on his own terms.

(Football) JDT stretch lead after beating Sarawak 2-1

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 23:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Darul Ta'zim stretched their lead at the top of the standings to five points after beating Sarawak 2-1 in Kuching in the sole Super League match to take place today.

(Football) England appoint Allardyce as manager

By Reuters - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 23:21

LONDON: Sam Allardyce was appointed England manager on Friday on a two-year contract, tasked with the job of restoring pride in the national team after their dismal performances at Euro 2016.

Hamilton crashes into barrier during Hungarian GP practice

By AP - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 21:45

BUDAPEST: Lewis Hamilton appeared unhurt after crashing sideways into a barrier of rubber tires during the second practice session on Friday for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

(Olympics) IOC reveals 45 new doping failures from Beijing, London Games

By AFP - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 20:53

GENEVA: The International Olympic Committee reported 45 new doping failures on Friday from the 2008 Games in Beijing and London 2012, bringing the total number of positive drug test to 98 since a retesting programme was launched.

(Badminton) 'Lucky' Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing check into Vietnam Open semis

By Fabian Peter - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 20:23

KUALA LUMPUR: A little luck went a long way for Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing who checked into the semi-final of the Vietnam Open today.

(Motor racing) Rosberg signs deal to stay at Mercedes until 2018

By Reuters - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 15:32

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has signed a new contract that will keep him at Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton until the end of the 2018 season, the team said on Friday.

Khairy announces separate dates for 2017 Sea Games and Asean Para Games

By Fabian Peter - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 15:18

KUALA LUMPUR: It’s now official. The 2017 Sea Games will be held on Aug 19-31 while the 2017 Asean Para Games will take place on Sept 17-23.

(Tennis) Isner, Monfils cruise into Washington quarters

By AFP - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 09:31

WASHINGTON: US top seed John Isner and French second seed Gael Monfils breezed into the ATP and WTA Washington Open quarter-finals Thursday with impressive serving in straight-set triumphs.

(Football) Mourinho stays tight-lipped on Pogba swoop

By AFP - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 19:22

SHANGHAI: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted on Thursday the club needs one more signing before the season starts but would not confirm it would be record target Paul Pogba.

(Athletics) Khairul fizzles out in World U-20 Athletics Championships 100m semis

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Khairul Hafiz Jantan's campaign at the World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland ended on Wednesday after coming in last in his 100 metres semi-final race.

(Malaysia Cup) Kelantan leaves it late to snatch 3-3 draw with Selangor

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 02:07

KUALA LUMPUR: Kelantan snatched a 3-3 draw against defending champions Selangor after Manaf Mamat scored deep into stoppage-time in a Malaysia Cup Group B match at the Shah Alam Stadium on Wednesday.

(Football) Malaysia U-16 must bounce from 7-1 thrashing by Australia

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 17:13

KUALA LUMPUR: The 7-1 thrashing by Australia on Monday has left national Under-16 coach P. Somasumdram perplexed but he is confident his team will be prepared for the AFC Under-16 Championships India in September.

Balotelli's career at the crossroads, says Italy coach Ventura

By Reuters - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 15:24

Mario Balotelli’s career is in the balance after Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told the striker he has no future at Liverpool, Italy’s new coach Giampiero Ventura has said.

Darul Ta'zim held by Police

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 09:27

KUALA LUMPUR: Darul Ta'zim's decision to field only locals proved costly as they were held 1-1 by Police in a Malaysia Cup Group C match at Hang Jebat Stadium today.

(Athletics) Khairul Hafiz sprints to semis of World U-20 Athletics Championships

By DEVINDER SINGH - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 19:06

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian junior champion sprinter Khairul Hafiz Jantan comfortably advanced to the 100-metre semifinals of the World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Tuesday.

(Football) Terengganu may field only one team next season, says MB

By SIM BAK HENG - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 16:54

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu is considering retaining only its T-Team Football Club (T-Team) next year if the Terengganu Football Association (Terengganu FA) fails to deliver in its key performance indicator.

Sarawak claims first gold medal of Malaysia Games

By Jugjet Singh - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:09

KUCHING: Malaysia Games hosts Sarawak claimed the first gold medal of the Games when their taekwondo mixed pair delivered in the poomsae event in Kuching.

(Olympics) Russian sports minister Mutko in doping controversy spotlight

By AFP - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 09:43

MONTREAL: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has called on FIFA to investigate Russia’s sports minister Vitaly Mutko, a member of the football world body’s executive, over drug failures in football.

(Bowling) Malaysia's Sin Li Jane wins European crown

By AJITPAL SINGH - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 01:27

KUALA LUMPUR: Sin Li Jane has etched her name in Malaysian bowling history by becoming the first European champion.

(Asean University Games) Malaysia falls short of 30 gold target

By Fadhli Ishak - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 19:46

SINGAPORE: The national contingent failed to add to their gold medal haul at the Asean University Games (AUG) after only managing a solitary bronze through the sepak takraw competition today.

Golf: Ko claims Marathon win on fourth extra hole

By AFP - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:55

LOS ANGELES: New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko earned her 14th career LPGA Tour title at the Marathon Classic on Sunday, defeating Ariya Jutanugarn and Lee Mi-Rim on the fourth extra hole.

(Gymnastics) Nadia still turning heads 40 years on from perfect 10

By Reuters - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:24

LONDON: She was once the ponytailed Romanian teenager excited at the thought of owning coloured socks and eating bubble gum yet Nadia Comaneci went on to captivate the world by performing an Olympic feat that continues to stir the emotions four decades later.

(Football) Lampard strikes as City top Montreal

By AFP - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 09:04

MONTREAL: Thomas McNamara set up first-half goals by David Villa and Jack Harrison, and Frank Lampard delivered the killing blow in New York City FC’s 3-1 Major League Soccer victory over the Montreal Impact on Sunday.