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Kim Swee unfazed by personal gibes from Tunku Ismail, focused on AFF training

By AJITPAL SINGH - Saturday, 1 October 2016.

PETALING JAYA: National coach Ong Kim Swee reacted to personal attacks positively today, as the former international stated that ‘outside distractions’ will not deter him from preparing a formidable team for next month’s AFF Cup.

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Hamilton takes pole position in qualifying race at Sepang

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 19:06

SEPANG: Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix with a commanding performance in qualifying at the Sepang circuit today.

Nabil, Akash wobble in first GP2, GP3 series' race at Sepang

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 17:51

SEPANG: Rookies Nabil Jeffri and Akash Neil Nandy both found the going tough in the first race at the Malaysian round of the GP2 and GP3 series today.

Hamilton, Verstappen set pace for third practice race at Sepang

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 16:06

SEPANG: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen both set a strong pace ahead of qualifying, emerging as the only two drivers to dip under the one minute and 35 second mark in the third practice at the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix today.

(Rugby) Springboks change again ahead of Wallabies match

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 11:07

ONE side appears to have settled down for now while another continues to look for options following poor form by some players.

(Cricket) Azam, Nawaz star as Pakistan thrash West Indies

By AFP - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:36

SHARJAH: Babar Azam hit his maiden century while spinner Mohammad Nawaz grabbed four wickets as Pakistan thrashed the West Indies by 111 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first day-night international on Friday.

(Golf) Captains at logger-heads in Ryder Cup 'spin' game

By Reuters - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:30

MINNESOTA: US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and European supremo Darren Clarke showed off their skills as master motivators and polished spin doctors after Friday’s see-saw opening day of action at Hazeltine.

(Golf) Euros fight back from morning sweep to pull to 5-3 in Ryder Cup

By AP - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 09:28

MINNESOTA: Henrik Stenson tracked the flight of his shot from the middle of the 11th fairway and didn’t like where it was headed.

Leipzig beats Augsburg, goes 3rd in Bundesliga

By AP - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 08:43

BERLIN: Unbeaten Leipzig continued its impressive start in its first Bundesliga season by beating Augsburg 2-1 to move to provisional third on Friday.

(EPL): Lukaku, Benteke strike as Everton, Palace draw

By AFP - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 08:27

LIVERPOOL: Goals by Belgian international strikers Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke saw Everton and Crystal Palace draw 1-1 in their Premier League clash on Friday.

(Football) Kedah leaves it late for Malaysia Cup win against Police

By AJITPAL SINGH - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 23:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Kedah failed to impress but a late goal saw Tan Cheng Hoe’s side overcoming Police 2-1 in the semi-final, first leg of the Malaysia Cup at Darulaman Stadium today.

(Formula One) Hamilton dominates second practice session at Sepang circuit

By Fadhli Ishak - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 16:32

SEPANG: Lewis Hamilton placed some pressure on teammate Nico Rosberg ahead of tomorrow's qualifying race after coming out tops in the second practice session at the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix today.

(Football) Juve, Napoli back to basics after great victories in Europe

By AFP - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:47

MILAN: Juventus and Napoli get back to Serie A basics after impressive Champions League wins while Inter Milan’s league-leading scorer Mauro Icardi looks to add to his tally away to Roma on Sunday.

(Football) Inter beaten, Totti shines for Roma, Zlatan rescues Man Utd

By Reuters - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:42

LONDON: Inter Milan’s aversion to Europa League football continued with a 3-1 defeat at Sparta Prague, while AS Roma ended a continental hoodoo stretching back seven games with a 4-0 home win over Romanian side FC Astra on Thursday.

Rosberg tops timesheets at Sepang F1 Grand Prix practice session

By Fadhli Ishak - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:38

SEPANG: Championship leader Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets in the opening practice session at the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix today as drivers got a first taste of the new look Sepang circuit.

Pitlane fire stops Malaysian GP practice session

By AP - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:08

SEPANG: The opening Friday practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix was red-flagged after the Renault car of Kevin Magnussen erupted in flames in pit lane and took several minutes to control.

(RugbyU) All Blacks three wins away from world record

By AFP - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:13

BUENOS AIRES: New Zealand tackle Argentina in Buenos Aires Saturday seeking a Rugby Championship round 5 win that will move them closer to a world-record 18 consecutive Test victories.

(Football) Spain's big three renew title battle

By AFP - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:31

MADRID: After another stellar week for Spanish clubs in the Champions League, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid resume their three-way battle for La Liga supremacy on Sunday.

Expert panel warns Tokyo Olympics cost could top US$30 billion

By AP - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:20

TOKYO: An expert panel commissioned by Japan’s capital city has warned that the total cost for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen (US$30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken.

(Squash) Nicol moves into Netsuite Open semis

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 22:08

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian squash queen and world number three Datuk Nicol David advanced to the last four of the Netsuite Open Squash Championship held in San Francisco, United States late Wednesday (early Thursday Malaysia time).

(Formula One) Malaysia to host round 15 instead of round 16 next year

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 21:43

SEPANG: Malaysia has been given the honour of hosting Round 15 of the World Formula One Grand Prix on Sept 17, 2017.

Malaysian riders in FIM Asia Road Racing Championships endure horror journey to India

By LAILI ISMAIL - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Malaysian riders and 10 other crew members had their patience tried to the extreme after their flight to New Delhi, India turned into a journey of delays and reroutes.

(Motor Sports) Rookie Nabil undaunted by lacklustre start to GP2 Series

By Fadhli Ishak - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:00

SEPANG: Fading grip levels after three laps saw GP2 rookie Nabil Jeffri settling for 18th out of 21 drivers in free practice at the Malaysian round of the series today.

(Cricket) England's Anderson, Wood ruled out of Bangladesh tour

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:35

LONDON: England bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood have been ruled out of next month’s tour of Bangladesh due to injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday.

(Football) Arsenal's Wenger not ruling out England job

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:01

LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to completely rule out accepting a potential offer to take charge of England at the end of the season.

(Football) Southgate vows England 'stability' as Allardyce admits 'judgement' error

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:56

LONDON: Gareth Southgate promised to bring some “stability” to the England set-up on Wednesday after Sam Allardyce admitted an “error of judgement” was behind his shock exit as the national side’s manager.

(Football) Debutant Rostov held 2-2 by PSV

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:51

ROSTOV-ON-DON: On their home Champions League group phase debut Russia’s Rostov were twice pegged back in an action-packed first-half as PSV Eindhoven grabbed a 2-2 draw on Wednesday.

(Football) Celtic holds Man City 3-3 in a thriller

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:41

GLASGOW: Manchester City failed to win for the first time under Pep Guardiola as Moussa Dembele-inspired Celtic claimed a 3-3 draw in a pulsating Champions League encounter on Wednesday.

(Football) Subs make impact in Besiktas vs Dynamo stalemate

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:31

ISTANBUL: Dynamo Kiev substitutes Nikita Korzun and teenage star Viktor Tsygankov made crucial impacts as the Ukrainians battled to a 1-1 Champions League draw at Besiktas on Wednesday.

(Football) Milik, Mertens star as Napoli outclass Benfica

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:20

MILAN: Arkaduisz Milik struck his third Champions League goal and Dries Mertens hit a brace as Napoli staked an early claim for a place in the last 16 with a 4-2 win against Benfica on Wednesday.

(Football) Walcott's brace helps rampant Arsenal beat Basel

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:08

LONDON: Arsenal showed why the Football Association can only dream of hiring Arsene Wenger to take charge of England as Theo Walcott’s double inspired a swaggering 2-0 victory over Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday.