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Darul Ta’zim two points behind Super League leader Pahang

Wednesday, 24 June 2015.

PAHANG maintained their lead at the top of the Super League after Zainal Abidin Hassan’s side edged Police 1-0 courtesy of substitute Azidan Sarudin’s late goal at Darulmakmur Stadium in Kuantan today.

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Jara banned for Cavani backside incident

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 08:24

SANTIAGO: Chile defender Gonzalo Jara was thrown out of the Copa America on Sunday over his attempt to shove his finger into the backside of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, the Chilean Football Federation confirmed.

Djokovic denies on-court coaching claims

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 22:28

LONDON: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has denied accusations of cheating despite admitting top players routinely break the rules by communicating with their coaches during matches.

FIFA election monitor urges Blatter to commit to going

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 21:45

ZURICH: FIFA election monitor Domenico Scala has urged Sepp Blatter to state clearly he is leaving as president.

Tim Bradley survives weird finish, beats Vargas for WBO belt

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 13:37

CARSON, California: Timothy Bradley got rocked in the final minute and survived a confusing finish to beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision Saturday night, claiming the interim WBO welterweight title.

England dump hosts Canada to reach semis at Women’s World Cup

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:05

VANCOUVER: Early goals from Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze gave England their first ever spot in the semi-finals at a Women’s World Cup this morning with a 2-1 victory that dumped hosts Canada out of the tournament.

Pahang stay clear of champions JDT after Super League stalemate

By DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 08:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang held on to their two-point lead at the top of the Super League standings after a 1-1 draw with defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim in Kuantan on Saturday.

Super sub Iwabuchi puts Japan into World Cup semis

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 08:29

EDMONTON, Canada: A late goal from substitute Mana Iwabuchi put holders Japan into the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup this morning with a 1-0 win over Australia.

Paraguay stuns Brazil to reach Copa semis

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 08:22

CONCEPCION, Chile: Paraguay sent Brazil crashing out of the Copa America here this morning as the five-time world champions’ penalty shoot-out jinx struck again.

Rossi holds off Marquez to win Dutch MotoGP

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 23:29

ASSEN, (Netherlands): Valentino Rossi strengthened his world championship lead on Saturday by coming out on top in a thrilling battle with Marc Marquez to win the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

Pahang and JDT supporters reminded not to be emotional

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 21:41

KUANTAN: Pahang and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) supporters have been reminded not to be emotional but show maturity and sportsmanship as their teams clash at the Darul Makmur Stadium here tonight.

Column: Umaga takes a step up

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:01

THE coaching career of former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga goes up another gear with his recent appointment as coach of the Blues franchise, taking over from John Kirwan.

Football: Argentina beat Colombia to reach Copa semis

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:19

VINA DEL MAR, Chile: Argentina reached the semi-finals of the Copa America here Friday, defeating Colombia 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after a fiercely contested match finished 0-0 at full-time.

Gymnast Farah Ann gets Sultan of Selangor’s backing

By Mazlinda Mahmood - Friday, June 26, 2015 - 15:41

PETALING JAYA: Artistic gymnast Farah Ann Hadi, who has been censured by some quarters for her gymnast costume, has received the backing of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Peru beat Bolivia 3-1 to reach Copa semi-finals

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 09:45

TEMUCO: A Paolo Guerrero hat trick led Peru to a 3-1 win against Bolivia, securing a place in the semifinals of the Copa America.

Coaches, players slam Jara over Cavani assault

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 09:16

SANTIAGO: Players and coaches lined up to condemn Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara Thursday after he apparently attempted to shove his finger in an opponent’s backside during the stormy Copa America quarter-final win over Uruguay.

Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 08:55

NEW YORK: The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the first of three straight freshmen chosen.

Asafa Powell wins opening 100m heat with hot start

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 08:47

KINGSTON: Former 100-metre world-record holder Asafa Powell made a strong start and showed top form Thursday in winning his opening-round heat at the Jamaican Athletics Championships.

Maradona’s father, Don Diego dies at 87

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 08:15

BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona’s father “Don Diego” passed away on Thursday, local media reported, with the 87-year-old failing to recover from long-standing coronary and respiratory difficulties.

Deulofeu joins Everton in £4.3m move

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 01:00

LONDON: Everton have signed Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu on a three-year deal for six million euros (£4.3 million), the Premier League club announced Thursday.

Malaysia beat Ireland 4-2

By Jugjet Singh Randhawa - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 21:50

BRASSCHAAT: Malaysia qualified for the quarter-finals of the World League Semifinals in Antwerp Balgium when they beat Ireland 4-2 in Group B.

Pakistan's Zaheer named new president of ICC

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:42

BRIDGETOWN: Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas was named president of the International Cricket Council for the next year at the annual conference of the sport’s world governing body in Barbados on Tuesday.

Swiss authorities examine FIFA grants

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:04

LONDON: Swiss authorities are examining development grants made by FIFA around the world as part of their investigation into the sport’s global governing body and its award of World Cup hosting rights for Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, a source familiar with the probe said.

Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 to reach Copa semis

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:11

SANTIAGO: Hosts Chile sent nine-man Uruguay crashing out of the Copa America, winning a stormy quarter-final 1-0 to edge closer to their dream of a first South American crown.

Liverpool agrees to sign Firmino pending medical

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 14:28

BERLIN: Liverpool have agreed to sign Brazil international Roberto Firmino pending a medical that will take place after his participation at the Copa America, the Premier League club said.

Match fixer’s accomplice sentenced to 34 months in jail

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:11

SINGAPORE: Singapore media is reporting an accomplice of football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal has been sentenced to almost three years in jail for passport fraud.

Frank Schleck out of Tour de France

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 23:21

PARIS: Former podium finisher Frank Schleck will miss the Tour de France due to a knee injury, his Trek team said Tuesday.

M’sia dominated match against China but missed good scoring opportunities

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian hockey team had a comfortable match in the World Hockey League (HWL) semifinal Group B opening match win against China, said Team manager Stephen Van Huizen.

De la Hoya 50-50 on comeback at age 42

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:15

LOS ANGELES: Oscar de la Hoya, boxing’s former “Golden Boy” who retired in 2008, is considering a comeback at age 42, telling ESPN Monday he is 50-50 on a ring return.

Brazil will not appeal Neymar ban

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 00:06

Santiago: Brazil said Monday they will not appeal against a four-match ban on captain Neymar which will rule him out of the rest of the Copa America tournament.

Rosberg wins, but Mercedes domination not good for F1, says Wolff

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 18:02

SPIELBERG, (Austria): Nico Rosberg had much to celebrate after beating Lewis Hamilton to win Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, but his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff admitted afterwards that his team’s domination was not good for the sport.