Exciting ties on the cards


EXPECT fireworks in the final round of group matches in the Malaysia Cup on Wednesday as three quarter-final spots are still up for grabs.


Wary Marquez grabs 10th pole

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:10

RUNAWAY world championship leader Marc Marquez secured his 10th pole position out of a possible 12 this season yesterday as he recorded the fastest time in qualifying for the British MotoGP at Silverstone.

Sri Lanka overpower Pakistan

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:10

SEAMER Thisara Perera claimed 4-34 and Tillakartane Dilshan hit an unbeaten 50 as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the final one-dayer yesterday to clinch the series 2-1.

Strictly business for Nicol

By DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:10

NICOL David looked in imperious form in demolishing former world junior champion Amanda Sobhy to reach the Hong Kong Open final yesterday.

Hodak to give players a break

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:06

DARUL Ta’zim coach Bojan Hodak did not think qualification for the Malaysia Cup quarter-finals would come with a match to spare but it now gives him a chance to rest a few weary legs.

Rodgers: It’s not all about Mario

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:06

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers insists he won’t build his team around Mario Balotelli as the maverick Italy striker prepares to make his return to the Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur today.

Chong Wei’s destiny

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:06

COULD the wait for a world title finally come to an end for Lee Chong Wei, who sauntered into the final in Copenhagen yesterday.

Dragons urged to fire up

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:06

MALAYSIA Dragons coach Ariel Vanguardia challenged his team to bounce back from a chastening Asean Basketball League 88-72 defeat to Indonesia Warriors in Jakarta on Friday when they face the same opponents at the Maba Stadium today.

Ahmad undecided on contest

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:06

UNDER-FIRE Sepak Takraw Association of Malaysia (STAM) president Datuk Ahmad Ismail has gotten the mind games under way ahead of the national body’s annual general meeting (AGM) cum elections next month.

Rain forces cancellation

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:06

THE Saudara Cup match between Malaysia and Singapore was abandoned yesterday after not a single ball was bowled following heavy rain on Friday rendering the Kallang Cricket Ground unplayable.

Battle for AHF posts

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:06

FOUR Malaysians will face tough challenges today in their bid for posts in the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).

Confident Wenger

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:06

ARSENAL’S trip to face Leicester City today will provide another test of Arsene Wenger’s belief his squad is strong enough to cope without Olivier Giroud.

Lai Kwan owes it to Marilyn

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:06

CHUI Lai Kwan quit the national team three years ago after a fall out with the Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM).

My stats prove critics wrong, says Ozil

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:05

LONDON: Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has come out all guns blazing after criticism of his displays by stating he is among the best number 10s in the world who can help lead his side to glory.

Be like Pandelela, please

By AJITPAL SINGH - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:05

NATIONAL coach Yang Zhuliang wishes he had more carefree divers like Pandelela Rinong in his team.

Mourinho baffled by seedings

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:05

LONDON: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits he is baffled by the “strange” system used by UEFA to determine the Champions League seedings.

Agger leaves Liverpool for Brondby

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:05

COPENHAGEN: Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has returned to Danish side Brondby, the club where he started his career, for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said yesterday.

Valencia punish 10-man Malaga

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:05

MADRID: Valencia’s Paco Alcacer, Dani Parejo and Pablo Piatti found the target as they took full advantage of the first-half dismissal of Malaga’s Sergi Darder to win 3-0 at the Mestalla on Friday.

Dortmund cling on for victory

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:05

BORUSSIA Dortmund bounced back from defeat on the opening day of the Bundesliga season to run out 3-2 winners at Augsburg on Friday with Marco Reus, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Adrian Ramos all on target.

Otto sizzles with 62

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:05

TURIN: Hennie Otto took a three-shot lead in the Italian Open in Turin following Friday’s second round.

Phenomenal Palmer

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:05

RYAN Palmer rolled in nine birdies en route to a 63 to grab a one-shot lead after the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.