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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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(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.

(Euro 2016) Five flops of the group phase

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 19:43

PARIS: With the European Championship finals first round now over here are five stars who failed to bring the tournament alight in the group games:

(Copa America) Chile beats Colombia 2-0 to set up final against Argentina

By Reuters - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 13:03

CHICAGO: Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday and will face Argentina in Sunday’s final after surviving a tumultuous match in Chicago that was halted for more than two hours due to a torrential rain storm.

Football: Thunderstorm halts Copa semi

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:32

CHICAGO: The Copa America Centenario semi-final between Chile and Colombia was plunged into chaos here Wednesday after a severe thunderstorm halted play.

Motorcycling: Rossi fresh and ready for Assen test

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:17

ASSEN: Fresh from his second win of the MotoGP season Valentino Rossi heads to one of his favourite circuits this weekend eager to pile more pressure on championship leader Marc Marquez.

Cleveland celebrates Cavs with huge NBA victory parade [VIDEO]

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 09:59

CLEVELAND: Downtown Cleveland was a sea of wine and gold Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans gave a hero’s welcome to NBA superstar LeBron James and his Cavaliers teammates.

(Euro 2016) Departing Zlatan proud of journey from 'ghetto'

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 09:23

NICE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he was filled with pride as he bowed out of international football on Wednesday, saying he had emerged from “the ghetto” to become Sweden’s record goal scorer.

(Euro 2016) Traustason winner sets up Iceland-England clash

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 09:13

PARIS: Substitute Arnor Ingvi Traustason’s last-gasp winner fired Iceland past Austria 2-1 in their final Group F match at Euro 2016 on Wednesday to book a last-16 showdown with England.

(Euro 2016) Belgium seal last-16 berth in Ibrahimovic farewell

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 09:01

NICE: A late goal by Premier League target Radja Nainggolan earned Belgium a last-16 berth with a 1-0 win over Sweden ending superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career with a defeat.

(Euro 2016) Ronaldo rescues Portugal, Iceland, Ireland into last 16

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 08:53

LYON: Cristiano Ronaldo hit a double to become the first player to score in four European Championships and rescue Portugal in a thrilling 3-3 draw that secured a last-16 place on Wednesday.

(Euro 2016) Brady heroics take Ireland into last 16

By AFP - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 08:40

LILLE: Robbie Brady struck with just five minutes remaining as the Republic of Ireland claimed a dramatic 1-0 win over Italy in Lille on Wednesday to reach the knockout phase of Euro 2016.

(MMA) Keanu Subba raring to get back into the cage

By NST - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 20:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Highly promising featherweight fighter Keanu Subba is eager to get back in the cage after the disappointment of being forced to withdraw from his fight against Singaporean Christian Lee in February due to injury.

Malaysia beats New Caledonia for first Oceania Tour win

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 18:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia responded to critics in style by bouncing back from a first-half blemish to edge New Caledonia 2-1 in an international friendly at Numa Daly Stadium in Noumea today.

(Euro 2016) Italy draw "not ideal" for Spain, says Del Bosque

By AFP - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 18:18

BORDEAUX: Spain boss Vicente del Bosque admitted he would rather have avoided a Euro 2016 last 16 clash with old foes Italy after a 2-1 defeat to Croatia on Tuesday.

(Euro 2016) Ronaldo out to avoid exit, Ireland face Italian job

By PARIS - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 16:23

Portugal will be relying on a drastic turnaround for superstar captain Cristiano Ronaldo to avoid an embarrassing early Euro 2016 exit against surprise package Hungary on Wednesday.

(Copa America) Record-breaker Messi fires Argentina into final

By AFP - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 16:15

HOUSTON: Lionel Messi became Argentina’s all-time record goalscorer as the two-time world champions outclassed the United States 4-0 to reach the Copa America Centenario final here Tuesday.

(Badminton) Lee Chong Wei ruled out of Taiwan Open

By Reuters - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 14:21

Malaysia’s badminton association (BAM) has pulled world number one Lee Chong Wei out of this month’s Taiwan Open to let him recover from a leg injury and regain full fitness ahead of this summer’s Rio Olympics.

(Football) New FIFA number two Samoura starts work

By AFP - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 14:10

ZURICH: FIFA’s new general secretary Fatma Samoura has officially started work, becoming the first woman and non-European to hold the powerful post at the scandal-tainted organisation.

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

By AFP - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:10

LONDON: Serena Williams finds herself under seige 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.

(Euro 2016) Six teams advance, one goes home

By AP - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 09:40

PARIS: Six teams advanced at the European Championship on Tuesday, and a heavyweight clash was set up as the round of 16 took shape.