Great for their confidence

By AJITPAL SINGH - Monday, 22 December 2014.

FORMER captain Safiq Rahim believes Malaysia’s fine run in the AFF Cup has given the team the self-belief of attaining more success next year.


Rockets take off

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:12

HOUSTON’S James Harden scored a season-high 44 points to power the Rockets to a 110-95 victory over Portland on Monday, moving within one game of their NBA Western Conference rival.

Christmas provides food for thought at Ferrari

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:11

MARANELLO (ITALY): The winds of change have swept through Ferrari and even Christmas has a different feel now.

Losing streak

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:11

INDIA must reverse a demoralising losing streak at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to prevent Australia from regaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Friday’s Boxing Day third Test.

Sissoko is on Gunners’ wishlist

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:11

LONDON: Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is emerging as a strong contender to fill Arsenal's defensive midfield role.

Juniors set to make an impact in Tasmania

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:10

THE Tasmania Christmas Carnival will be the first real test for the junior sprints trio that coach Junaidi Nasir will pin his hopes on in the Asian Cycling Championships in Thailand in February.

Now for the World Games

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:10

THE dust has settled in Palembang, Indonesia, after a gruelling two weeks of competition at the Asean University Games (AUG) but as far as the Education Ministry is concerned, that only means it is time for those involved to focus their attention on preparing for the World University Games (WUG)

Chelsea sink Stoke to secure top spot at Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:29

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Chelsea ensured they will spend Christmas Day on top of the Premier League as goals from John Terry and Cesc Fabregas gave the leaders a gritty 2-0 victory at Stoke on Monday.

Dortmund sink to joint bottom of league

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:08

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund went joint bottom of the Bundesliga on Sunday after Hanover 96 scored two late goals to draw 2-2 at Freiburg as Germany's top flight breaks for winter.

No place for Korean veterans

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

SEOUL: There was no place for experienced forwards Park Chu-young, Kim Shin-wook or Lee Dong-gook in South Korea’s squad for the upcoming Asian Cup as coach Uli Stielike went with just three out-and-out strikers for the Jan 9-31 tournament in Australia.

Griezmann hat-trick buries Bilbao

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

ATLETICO Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann hit a second half hat-trick as they came from behind to win 4-1 at Athletic Bilbao in a hard-fought La Liga clash on Sunday.

Asia looking bright again, says tour chief

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

HONG KONG: Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr says the outlook for golf in the continent is positive again after a difficult few years which saw tournaments scrapped and sponsors hard to find.

Inter stutter against Lazio

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

A first-half brace from Felipe Anderson was enough to secure third place for Lazio in Serie A prior to the festive break on Sunday in a hard-fought 2-2 draw away to Inter.

Deserving Christmas break for Marseille

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

PARIS: Olympique de Marseille will go into the two-week Ligue 1 break at the top of the table thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s winning goal in a 2-1 home victory over Lille on Sunday.

Boxing Day battle

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

WITH all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on Australian soil this week.

City revival not a miracle

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

ONE month ago, Manchester City languished eight points behind Chelsea in the Premier League and appeared to be on the point of Champions League elimination.

Johnson rewards Poyet’s faith

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

NEWCASTLE: Adam Johnson played the decisive role in Sunderland’s 1-0 win at Newcastle United in the Premier League, but only after persuading manager Gus Poyet to let him stay on the pitch.

AUG and WUG to be in calendar

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

THE Education Ministry is planning to have the Asean University Games (AUG) and the World University Games (WUG) added to the annual national sports calendar recognised by the National Sports Council (NSC).

Bring on Chelsea, Arsenal says Allardyce

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

LONDON: With Chelsea and Arsenal on the horizon, we’ll have a clearer idea about West Ham’s top-four credentials by the time those Christmas decorations are stored away for another year.

Challenge revitalised

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:07

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers felt his players demonstrated the character necessary to revitalise their challenge for a top-four Premier League finish in their last-gasp 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

‘Selfless and quiet man’

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:06

HIS rise came in an era when the world had little to notice about Malaysia, but Thor Gim Soon played his little part in giving the country's some significant headlines.