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Rewriting the record book

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, 19 December 2014.

THE eagerness of the national players to bring home a cushion to defend in the AFF Cup final leaves Malaysia with a two-goal deficit to overturn in the return leg in Bukit Jalil tomorrow.

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Harimau Malaya fans told to behave

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 22:32

KUALA LUMPUR: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) wants Harimau supporters to be on their best behaviour and not to tarnish the image of the country in the eyes of the world during the final second leg match of the 2014 AFF Cup between Malaysia and Thailand tomorrow.

World Cup corruption report to be released: Blatter

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 21:13

MARRAKECH: FIFA president Sepp Blatter said today a report into alleged corruption surrounding the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups would be released in “an appropriate form.”

Gold rush

By Fadhli Ishak - Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:16

IT was another healthy day for Malaysian athletes as they won eight gold at the Palembang Asean University Games but catching Thailand and Indonesia remains a tall order for them with only three days left.

Smith defies India again

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:15

STEVE Smith again proved the elusive wicket for India as the new captain fashioned an Australian fightback on day two of the Second Test yesterday.

Nafiizwan close to breaking duck

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:11

NAFIIZWAN Adnan edged closer to his first PSA Tour title of the year after reaching the Royal Lake Club Open final in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Laura on track

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:11

CAIRO: ENGLAND’S Laura Massaro, who is expected to meet Malaysia’s Nicol David in the final, stayed on course to become the first player to win three world titles in a year when she overcame old rival Annie Au of Hong Kong 12-10, 12-10, 11-2 to reach the World Squash Championship quarter-finals in

Shapawi is the NSC top gun

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:10

THE National Sports Council (NSC) will be headed by new director general Ahmad Shapawi Ismail effective today.

City set to pile the pressure on Chelsea

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:10

LONDON: Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace tomorrow.

Sonia, Liu Ying raring for action

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:10

TWO injured BA of Malaysia (BAM) shuttlers, Sonia Cheah Su Ya and Goh Liu Ying are fighting hard to recover for a return to competitive action in February.

Chanathip was just too good

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:10

MALAYSIA were warned about the abilities of midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin. But despite the efforts to stop the “Lionel Messi” of Thailand, Chanathip was just too good in the 2-0 win over the visitors in the AFF Cup final, first leg in Bangkok on Wednesday.

We are destined to win, says Thai coach

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:10

“I am a friend of Dollah Salleh but I don’t fear him, his team and the Malaysian supporters. He probably fears me more.”

Dortmund stay in bottom three

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:09

BERLIN: Ailing German giants Borussia Dortmund remain in the Bundesliga’s relegation places after twice throwing away the lead in a 2-2 draw with second-placed Wolfsburg on Wednesday.

Unimpressive PSG reach League Cup last eight

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:09

PARIS: French champions Paris Saint Germain ended a run of two defeats with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over second tier AC Ajaccio to reach the French League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Floods dampener for Terengganu team

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:09

ON a roll with seven UCI Asia Tour stage wins in two months, capped by their triple stage victories and two classification jersey wins in the Jelajah Malaysia, the Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG) have found themselves hit by a dampener due to the floods in Terengganu.

Hoping Bayern will stumble

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:09

MAINZ are hoping to find runaway leaders Bayern Munich distracted by the winter break on Friday with Pep Guardiola’s side hunting more Bundesliga records in their final match of 2014.

Historic win by Jawairiah

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:09

JAWAIRIAH Noordin created history by delivering Malaysia’s first ever gold medal in the women’s singles tennis event at the Asean University Games (AUG) yesterday.

Allegri escapes ban

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:09

ROME Milan - Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri’s appeal against his one-match ban has been accepted and he will be on the bench for the game against Cagliari on Thursday.

Ebosse ‘killed by beating, not projectile’

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:09

DOUALA: The death of Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse (pic) in Algeria in August was caused by a brutal post-match beating, not an object thrown by angry fans as initially claimed, a new autopsy has found.

Disappointed Garcia quits

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:09

MARRAKECH: Fifa ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned yesterday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body’s ethics judge.

Amla and de Villiers to the rescue

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:09

CENTURION: Captain Hashim Amla and his senior lieutenant AB de Villiers both hit centuries as South Africa took command after early setbacks on the first day of the First Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.