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TM inks RM15m sponsorship deal for 2017 Sea Games & Para Asean Games

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, 23 June 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today signed the first sponsorship deal for the 2017 Sea Games and Para Asean Games.

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(Football) Malaysia draws 1-1 with Fiji

By AJITPAL SINGH - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia ended their Tour of Oceania with a 1-1 draw with Fiji at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi today.

With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:45

GLENDALE: Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished fourth in the Copa America with a 1-0 defeat against Colombia on Saturday night.

(Football) Irish angry at 'unfair' ticket allocation for France clash

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:20

LYON: Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill has attacked Euro 2016 organisers for giving his country only 4,500 tickets for the crunch game against France on Sunday.

(Football) I won't beg for England job, says Hodgson

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:50

CHANTILLY: England manager Roy Hodgson believes that the achievements of his four-year tenure speak for themselves ahead of his side’s slippery Euro 2016 last 16 tie against underdogs Iceland.

(Tennis) Serena battles rivals, self-doubt at Wimbledon

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:20

LONDON: Serena Williams finds herself under siege from revitalised rivals and an army of doubters as the defending champion starts her bid for a seventh Wimbledon title and a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam crown.

(Boxing) Imperious Joshua retains world title

By AFP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:00

LONDON: Anthony Joshua cruised to a seventh round victory over Dominic Breazeale in a first world title defence on Saturday night.

(EURO 2016) Ronaldo, Portugal beat Croatia 1-0

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 08:28

LENS: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal seized their chance to stay in the chase for an elusive first title together on Saturday.

(Euro 2016) Poland sink Swiss on penalties after brilliant Shaqiri goal

By Reuters - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 00:08

ST ETIENNE: Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out to reach the European Championship quarter-finals for the first time following a riveting last-16 clash that ended 1-1 after extra time on Saturday.

(Motorsports) Tough for Malaysian trio at Assen

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 23:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed weather conditions today hampered Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah's chances of securing a strong qualifying position in what was a slow day overall for Malaysian riders in Assen.

(RugbyU) Farrell kicks England to 44-40 win over Wallabies to sweep series

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 21:01

SYDNEY: Owen Farrell kicked England to a pulsating 44-40 win over Australia to sweep their rugby union series 3-0 in Sydney on Saturday.

(RugbyU Commentary) England up in the clouds

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 20:29

ENGLISH rugby is on a high right now and why not?

(Euro 2016) Iceland takes on England, the team it cheered from afar

By AP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 18:22

NICE: Brought up on a regular supply of the Premier League, Iceland’s players are used to cheering on England at major soccer tournaments.

(RugbyU) All Blacks thump Wales 46-6 sweep series

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 18:13

DUNEDIN: New Zealand pounded Wales with pace and intensity and a masterful performance by Beauden Barrett to sweep the three-Test series with a 46-6 victory in Dunedin on Saturday.

(Athletics) India's Chand defies the odds to make Rio 100m

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 17:50

MUMBAI: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand made the cut for the women’s 100m at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, less than a year after she was cleared to race following the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling on gender testing guidelines.

Foreign players 'shocked' by Brexit at Euro 2016

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:47

PARIS: At the European football championships on Friday it was left to players from the rest of Europe to express shock that Britain had voted to break away from the European Union.

(Euro 2016) Croatia aim to 'limit' Ronaldo

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:33

LENS: Croatia coach Ante Cacic believes his side can shut out Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo to reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals on Saturday.

(Euro 2016) N.Ireland primed for Bale in 'cup tie', says coach

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:26

PARIS: Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill is counting on more defensive heroics to counter the threat posed by Gareth Bale in Saturday’s British “cup tie” against Wales in the last 16 of Euro 2016 in Paris.

Bundesliga intel preps Swiss for Poland clash

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:15

SAINT-ÉTIENNE: Experience forged in the German league will help Switzerland’s Bundesliga stars when they face Robert Lewandowski’s Poland in the last 16 at Euro 2016 on Saturday.

(Euro 2016) Knockout ties will bring out best in Germany

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:06

LILLE: Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer believes the world champions can put a slow start to Euro 2016 behind them and thrive under the pressure of knockout football when they face Slovakia on Sunday.

(Copa America) Messi ready for crowning glory in final

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 09:42

NEW YORK: Lionel Messi will bid to gild his legacy as the greatest footballer of his generation here Sunday by ending Argentina’s 23-year wait for a major title in a dream final against holders Chile in the Copa America Centenario.

(Football) Azzurri ready for Spain challenge, says Chiellini

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:49

MONTPELLIER: Key defender Giorgio Chiellini insists Italy’s confidence remains intact as the beaten 2012 finalists prepare to beat their “bogey team” Spain to a Euro 2016 quarter-final spot on Monday.

(Football) England players not distracted by Brexit, says Kane

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 22:40

CHANTILLY: Harry Kane on Friday said that the England squad were not “focused” on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as they prepare for a Euro 2016 tie with Iceland.

(Baseball) Japan hit king Ichiro named Guinness record-breaker

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 19:00

TOKYO: Japanese superstar Ichiro Suzuki was recognised by Guinness World Records as professional baseball’s base hit king Friday after taking his count in Japan and Major League Baseball to 4,257.

(Football) Fiji not the only worry for Kim Swee

By AJITPAL SINGH - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 17:38

FIJI’S mixed squad of Olympic and senior players is not Ong Kim Swee’s only worry as the national coach is also concerned with the venue’s facilities and the afternoon kick-off time of the international friendly on Sunday.

(Euro 2016) Ronaldo faces controversy over 'mic' throwing incident [VIDEO]

By Bernama - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:10

LISBON: Real Madrid’s brightest player Cristiano Ronaldo is facing controversy after he threw a journalist’s microphone into a lake in Lyon, France where the Euro 2016 is taking place, China’s Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media report on Thursday.

(Football) Marseille sign Japan's Sakai, Cameroon's Bedimo

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 09:53

MARSEILLE: Japan’s Hiroki Sakai and Cameroon’s Henri Bedimo have both signed for Ligue 1 outfit Marseille, the French club said Thursday.

(Football) Wanyama rejoins old boss Pochettino at Spurs

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 09:45

LONDON: Midfield enforcer Victor Wanyama became the first player from Southampton to join up with former manager Mauricio Pochettino when he signed for Tottenham from their Premier League rivals on Thursday.

(Euro 2016) Open draw offers Wales, N. Ireland chance of a lifetime

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 09:38

PARIS: Two small, British nations clash for the momentous prize of a Euro 2016 quarter-final berth on Saturday when Real Madrid star Gareth Bale’s Wales meet Northern Ireland in Paris.

(Euro 2016) Rooney no longer lonely at the top with England

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 09:24

CHANTILLY: England captain Wayne Rooney says that he is more relaxed than at any previous major tournament because he no longer feels like the only match-winner in the squad.

(Football) Vardy spurns Gunners, commits to Leicester

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 19:58

LEICESTER: Jamie Vardy gave a huge boost to champions Leicester on Thursday by rejecting an offer from Arsenal to sign a new contract.