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Asian Games swimming competition promises drama

Friday, 19 September 2014.

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — What promises to be a dramatic showdown between China’s Olympic gold champion Sun Yang and his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, is heat up the Asian Games swimming program.

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Former No 1 Azarenka out for season with injury

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 22:30

WUHAN, China: Former world number one Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the Wuhan Open in China on Sunday and said she will miss the rest of the season as she battles a foot injury.

Hamilton wins in Singapore

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 22:17

SINGAPORE: British driver Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to take the lead in the Formula One drivers championship from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg who failed to finish with electrical failure.

Asian Games: Hagino stuns Sun, Park in Asiad pool

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 22:10

INCHEON, South Korea: Japan’s Kosuke Hagino stunned Chinese swim star Sun Yang and home hero Park Tae-Hwan to snatch gold as records tumbled at the Asian Games on Sunday.

India fined $10,000 for withdrawing athletes

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 21:15

INCHEON, South Korea: India has been slapped with a $10,000 fine for its late withdrawal of athletes from the Asian Games.

Venus crashes out of Wuhan in three set epic

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 21:05

WUHAN, China: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams crashed out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open in the first round Sunday in a nail-biting three-set defeat to French player Caroline Garcia.

Asian Games: Sun, Park battle takes centre-stage

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 18:38

INCHEON, South Korea: Swimming giants Sun Yang and Park Tae-Hwan readied for a highly anticipated Asian Games showdown on Sunday as China and South Korea fought for supremacy on the medals table.

Fatehah Mustapa wins Asian Games silver in keirin

By DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 17:20

INCHEON: Cyclist Fatehah Mustapa added to Malaysia's Asian Games tally by winning a silver medal in the women's keirin at the Incheon International Velodrome today.

Asian Games: Badminton legend Lee slams court lighting

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 16:32

INCHEON, South Korea: Malaysia’s world badminton number one Lee Chong Wei slammed the court conditions in Incheon Sunday, saying that the lights were too bright and causing problems for players.

‘No regrets’ for retiring Li Na at emotional farewell

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 15:24

BEIJING: Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na said Sunday she has “no regrets” about her decision to retire over persistent knee injuries, but told an emotional news conference she reached the decision only after thinking long and hard.

Ana slays Angelique

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:06

ANA Ivanovic of Serbia ousted top seed Angelique Kerber in straight sets yesterday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open against US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki.

Bittersweet win for Syed Agil

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:05

SYED Agil Syed Naguib bagged his first win at the ATP Malaysian Open after downing fellow national teammate Assri Merzuki 6-0, 6-3 under unfortunate circumstances at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

Spurs seek return to winning ways

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:05

LONDON: Christian Eriksen is targeting West Bromwich Albion’s visit to White Hart Lane today as the game that will deliver Tottenham Hotspur’s first victory in four matches.

Reading announces Thai takeover

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:05

LONDON: Reading announced on Friday that a Thailand-based consortium has completed their takeover of the Championship club.

Rooney a ‘privileged’ Devil

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:05

MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested Wayne Rooney has “privileges” as he prepares his side to travel to Leicester today.

Tracie foiled by injury again

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:05

DREAMS of competing at the Artistic Gymnastic World Championships will have to wait for Tracie Ang who is likely to undergo surgery on her back.

Why this elephant never forgets

By JASON DASEY - Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:05

WHAT’S wrong with Yaya Toure? Is he making a slow start to the season or is the Manchester City midfielder’s heart simply not in it anymore?

Newbie Smith steals lead

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:05

AUSTRALIAN newcomer Cameron Smith snatched a one-shot lead from Thai duo Chapchai Nirat and Sattaya Supupramai after a bruising third round at the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters at the Seri Selangor Golf Club yesterday.

Pellegrini takes aim

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:04

MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes ending Chelsea’s 100 percent Premier League record would mean his side had made a decent start to their defence of the English title.

North Korean breaks own world record

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:04

OLYMPIC champion Om Yun-Chol broke his own world record for the clean and jerk on his way to North Korea’s first gold medal of the Asian Games.

Victory nothing to shout about

By AJITPAL SINGH - Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:04

MALAYSIA recorded their first win under coach Dollah Salleh when the former AFF Cup champions defeated Cambodia 4-1 at Shah Alam Stadium yesterday.