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Lee Chong Wei to face Chen Long for world title

Saturday, 15 August 2015.

By Ajitpal Singh  

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Asian Rugby Under-20 Sevens Series: Malaysia finishes 4th

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 20:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The national team finished a respectable fourth place in the first leg of the Asian Rugby Under-20 Sevens Series at the Pasir Gudang Sports Complex today.

National squash juniors claim two titles in Hong Kong

By DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 18:10

KUALA LUMPUR: National juniors won two titles at the Hong Kong Junior Open squash championships today with both wins coming in all-Malaysian finals.

Lee Chong Wei loses World Championships final

By AJITPAL SINGH - Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 18:07

JAKARTA: Lee Chong Wei failed to make it count again in the Badminton World Championships at Istora Senayan Indoor Stadium here today.

Swansea boss Monk slams Newcastle ‘kickers’

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 09:04

SWANSEA, (United Kingdom): Swansea manager Garry Monk accused Steve McClaren’s Newcastle of trying to kick Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero out of the game in the Welsh side’s 2-0 win at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Rodgers schools new boys in magic of Anfield

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 08:59

LONDON: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his new players a sneak preview of Anfield ahead of their first Premier League home game of the season against Bournemouth on Monday.

‘Unplayable’ Everton leave Martinez beaming

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 08:56

SOUTHAMPTON, (United Kingdom): Everton manager Roberto Martinez hailed his “unplayable” side after Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley inspired a convincing 3-0 Premier League away win at Southampton.

Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix: Malaysian riders disappoint

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 00:17

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a disappointing day for Malaysian riders as they struggled for pace in qualifying at the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix late yesterday.

Kelantan drub Darul Ta'zim as Pahang regain top spot in the Super League

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 23:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Darul Ta'zim were knocked off their Super League perch, but only, just after suffering their heaviest defeat in two years as Kelantan ran riot to win 4-1 in Kota Baru on Saturday.

Tokyo 2020 logo designer apologises in new plagiarism row

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 20:21

TOKYO: The designer of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics logo has apologised after admitting his team traced the designs used for a Suntory promotion campaign, as he faces plagiarism allegations over the Games design.

Asian Rugby Sevens Under-20: Malaysia to meet Thailand in quarter-finals

By Fabian Peter - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 18:41

MALAYSIA got off to a flying start by winning all three of their group matches in the first leg of the Asian Rugby Under-20 Seven series yesterday.

PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship: Battling Snyder wins

By Fabian Mark - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 18:36

MALAYSIA’S Gavin Green squandered a five-shot lead on the final day of the PGM Northport Glenmarie Championships to settle for second place at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club today.

Badminton World Championships: Chen Long brush aside Kento Momota

By AJITPAL SINGH - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 18:25

DEFENDING champion Chen Long of China reached the men’s singles final of the Badminton World Championships in style by brushing aside Japan’s Kento Momota 21-9, 21-15 in Jakarta today.

Djokovic reaches semis, Nishikori finally solves Nadal

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 15:57

MONTREAL: Novak Djokovic had to fight off an upset bid from qualifier Ernests Gulbis, defeating the Latvian 5-7, 7-6 (9/7), 6-1 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Montreal Masters.

Serena Williams advances to Toronto semifinals

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10:54

TORONTO: Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday night, beating Italy’s Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3.

Januzaj strikes as Man United beats Aston Villa 1-0

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10:08

BIRMINGHAM: Manchester United made it two wins from as many Premier League matches this season after a rare goal from Adnan Januzaj earned Louis van Gaal's side a labored 1-0 victory at Aston Villa on Friday.

Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin remains consistent despite injury

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 08:32

CZECH REPUBLIC: Despite crashing out of the race in Indianapolis last week, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah remains the most consistent Malaysian in the sport as he notched a respectable 14th in Moto2 free practice at the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix late yesterday.

A rugby column: Historic upset for Pumas

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 08:00

THE signs were there last year that their time could come soon but as is usually the case with Argentina’s Pumas, their lack of consistency tends to cause a stumble at the last hurdle.

Negri snap Premier League leaders Kedah's long unbeaten run

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, August 14, 2015 - 23:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Negri Sembilan snapped Kedah's 15-match unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-0 win in Paroi on Friday as the race for promotion to the Super League intensified.

Clear path for Chong Wei

By AJITPAL SINGH - Friday, August 14, 2015 - 22:23

JAKARTA: Lee Chong Wei has a clear path of reaching the men’s singles final of the Badminton World Championships after five-time champion Lin Dan of China was ousted by Dane Jan O Jorgensen today.

Mourinho denies being ruthless after spat with medical staff

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 22:08

LONDON: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he is “far from being ruthless,” despite dropping two members of his medical staff from match-day duties for treating an injured player during a game.

KLCH beat Tenaga Nasional 3-1

By Jugjet Singh - Friday, August 14, 2015 - 20:23

KUALA Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) rode on luck Friday to beat Tenaga Nasional 3-1 to top the Premier Division of the Malaysia Hockey League on 10 points after four matches.

Lee Chong Wei two matches away from world champion title

By AJITPAL SINGH - Friday, August 14, 2015 - 18:49

Jakarta: Lee Chong Wei is two matches away from achieving his dream of becoming a world champion in men’s singles.

Mexico striker Jimenez leaves Atletico for Benfica

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 10:04

LISBON: Mexican international forward Raul Jimenez has left Atletico Madrid to sign a five-year deal with Benfica, the Portuguese champions announced on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Pochettino wants fresh faces in team

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 09:10

LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino admits he still has work to do as the Tottenham manager reshapes his squad ahead of Stoke’s visit to White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Chong Wei one step closer to world title

By AJITPAL SINGH - Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 22:19

JAKARTA: Lee Chong Wei took a step closer to achieving his dream of winning the men's singles world title when he reached the quarter-finals at Istora Senayan Indoor Stadium today.

Syed Mohd Agil hopes to make an impact at KL Open

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 21:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Young National tennis ace Syed Mohd Agil Syed Naquib hopes to put up a competitive performance in the 2015 Kuala Lumpur Open Tennis Championships from Aug 27 to 31.

Zulfadli journey in World Championship ends

By AJITPAL SINGH - Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 18:52

Jakarta: Men’s singles shuttler Zulfadli Zulkiffli admits it is a struggle to make an impact as an independent player but the 22-year-old does not plan to join the BA of Malaysia (BAM) to get his career going.

City clash a chance to show Chelsea is serious about title defence: Zouma

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 16:26

LONDON: Sunday’s clash against Manchester City is an ideal opportunity for Chelsea to signal the seriousness of their Premier League title defence, defender Kurt Zouma has said.

Man U face goalie dilemma ahead of Villa clash

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 15:15

LONDON: A question mark continues to sit at the top of Manchester United’s team-sheet as Louis van Gaal’s side prepare for their second Premier League fixture at Aston Villa on Friday.

Costa Rica coach Wanchope resigns after brawl (with video)

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 09:32

SAN JOSE: Costa Rica coach Paulo Wanchope resigned on Wednesday after being involved in a brawl with a security guard at the end of an Olympic qualifying match against Panama.