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Asian Games swimming competition promises drama

Friday, 19 September 2014.

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — What promises to be a dramatic showdown between China’s Olympic gold champion Sun Yang and his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, is heat up the Asian Games swimming program.

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Jelinie stripped of medals

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 00:21

SARAWAK’S Jelinie Em Pera, the 2014 Malaysia Games best female athlete, has been stripped of her gold medals after testing positive for banned substances.

Solskjaer leaves struggling Cardiff City

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:13

LONDON: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pic) has stepped down as Cardiff City manager after less than eight months, following relegation from the Premier League and a bad start to the new season, the club announced yesterday.

Reds get Sturridge boost

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:13

LIVERPOOL have been handed a boost after Daniel Sturridge returned to light training at Melwood as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury.

Scott and caddie Williams part ways

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:12

SYDNEY: Adam Scott says he has parted ways with Steve Williams, the caddie who helped him become Australia’s first Masters champion and pushed him to golf’s top ranking.

China’s Li Na set to retire

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:12

CHINA’S two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na (pic) is poised to retire, state media reported yesterday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career.

Xavi happy with role

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:12

BARCELONA midfielder Xavi Hernandez insisted he hasn’t been frustrated by his lack of opportunities under new boss Luis Enrique after starting for the first time this season in a much-changed side in a 1-0 victory over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday.

Street-fighting duo cautioned

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:12

ALAIN Prost has warned Mercedes to be ultra-careful in their handling of the street-fighting duel between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Violence mars Roma victory

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:12

ROME: At least two Russian CSKA Moscow fans were rushed to hospital, one with suspected stab wounds, on Wednesday following clashes between supporters of the Russian club and fans of Serie A side AS Roma, according to reports.

Lahiri shows his class

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:12

INDIAN star Anirban Lahiri enjoyed a birdie binge en route to a seven-under-par 64 for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters at the Seri Selangor Golf Club yesterday.

Jose frustrated by Costa injury

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:12

LONDON: Jose Mourinho revealed Diego Costa is currently unable to play three games in a week after the Chelsea striker suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with Spain.

Boost for grassroots

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:12

THE inaugural Bank Rakyat-Berita Harian Youth Sepak Takraw Championships will kick-off this month in an effort to help the sport regain popularity.

Boateng hurts City

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:12

JEROME Boateng’s late goal and a second-half equaliser from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on Wednesday completed a good week for German clubs against their counterparts from England in the opening round of Champions League group games.

Door open for Australia

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:11

AUSTRALIA could be part of the AFF Cup as the Asean Football Federation (AFF) is now exploring the suggestion, mooted by several affiliates, to have the Oceania giants in the tournament.

Sun Yang taunts rival

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:11

CHINA’S controversial Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has bet rival Park Tae-Hwan a barbecue dinner that he will beat the South Korean at the Asian Games.

Good for Malaysia

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:11

INTERIM national hockey coach Arul Selvaraj believes the new four-quarter format to be used for the Asian Games will play to Malaysia’s strengths.

Gary in the reckoning

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:11

GARY Steven Robbat is on Dollah Salleh’s radar for the AFF Cup following the midfielder’s impressive performance in the national Under-23 team’s 4-0 win over Laos in Wednesday’s Asian Games Group A match in Incheon.

Lin Dan can wait

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:11

WITH the World Championships loss still fresh in his mind, Lee Chong Wei would rather not think of Lin Dan yet as he arrived in Incheon yesterday for the Asian Games.

Hazwan set to be benched

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:11

AFTER two ineffectual displays, striker Ahmad Hazwan Bakri is at risk of being dropped to the bench for Sunday’s Asian Games football preliminary decider against Saudi Arabia.

Stand and deliver

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:10

HOW the national athletes perform at the Incheon Asian Games, less than two months after the Commonwealth Games debacle, could have major repercussions for the future of sport in the country.

Magath sacked by struggling Fulham

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 00:59

LONDON: Felix Magath was sacked as Fulham manager on Thursday after a miserable eight-month spell in charge of the west London club.