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Unconvincing victory

Thursday, 18 September 2014.

A 4-0 ROMP over a tiring Laos side, Malaysia’s biggest in Asian Games football in 40 years, far from assured the national Under-23 team will reach the second round though it kept the hope alive.

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China’s Li Na set to retire

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 17:35

WUHAN, China: China’s two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career.

Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 16:45

ZURICH: World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 15:05

INCHEON, South Korea: Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East’s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

Mind games at the alley

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:18

SOUTH Korea launched the mind games in Asian Games bowling even before the national bowlers had even arrived in Incheon after their national coach named Malaysia as the favourites in the men’s events.

Eddy hoping to out-gun big names

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:18

PISTOL shooter Eddy Chew will find himself in illustrious company at the Asian Games but the youngster is not fazed by the big names gathered in Incheon.

Trophy inspires Pakistan

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:15

PAKISTAN welcomed the World Cup trophy as it arrived in the country on a global tour on Tuesday, with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq vowing to win it for the isolated nation and its terror-hit people.

Zulhelmi realistic about chances

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:12

ZULHELMI Pisol knows he will not be able to repeat his Commonwealth Games exploits when the weightlifter makes his Asian Games debut on Saturday.

Khir, Fuad hoping for good draw

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:12

IT is still a long shot but the nation’s only hope of bagging a first medal in boxing at the Asian Games in 12 years will largely rest on the luck of the draw in Incheon.

UiTM Perlis have eye on title

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:12

HIGHER Education Institution Division One champions Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Perlis hope to make up for their disappointing run at the Education Minister’s Cup last year when the tournament kicks off for a new season on Sunday.

Wee Wern raring to go

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:12

LOW Wee Wern enters the Asian Games squash competition possibly in her best form of the year though she will most likely still have to play second-fiddle to Nicol David.

Tall order for team to meet target

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:12

MALAYSIA have set a difficult target of reaching the final of the AFF Futsal Championship, which starts tomorrow, at Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam.

Wei Feng out to prove himself

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:12

CHONG Wei Feng is determined to give his all at the Asian Games in Incheon, despite having to play with a minor injury.

Aiming to come good

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:12

BEN Leong and Danny Chia hope to cap their comeback from lengthy injury spells with a memorable showing at the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters which tees off at Seri Selangor Golf Club today.

Tevez ends goal drought

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:12

TURIN: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said the Italian champions will need more composure in the Champions League if they are to qualify from Group A following a 2-0 win over Malmo on Tuesday.

Hao Sheng given wildcard

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:12

KOAY Hao Sheng will make his dream debut in the ATP Tour after the 16-year-old was granted a singles qualifying wildcard for the Malaysian Open, which starts this weekend, at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

Dortmund unfazed by injuries in fine Euro start

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:11

DORTMUND: When Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl was taken off at halftime of their Champions League 2-0 win over Arsenal on Tuesday with adductor muscle problems, he became the latest name on a long injury list.

Gerrard stars against Ludogorets

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:11

STEVEN Gerrard was Liverpool’s hero with a stoppage-time penalty as the Reds marked their return to the Champions League with a win on Tuesday, while Arsenal endured a torrid evening against Borussia Dortmund.

Rodgers heartened by Reds resilience

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:11

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers drew encouragement from his side’s perseverance after they eked out a 2-1 win over Bulgarian newcomers Ludogorets Razgrad on their return to the Champions League.

Real run riot

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:11

REAL Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed the reaction of his side to their disappointing start in La Liga as they thrashed Basel 5-1 in the opening game of their Champions League defence on Tuesday.

Al Hilal have one leg in final

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:11

RIYADH: A double by the tournament’s leading scorer Nassir al Shamrani saw Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal take a huge step towards the Asian Champions League final with a 3-0 win over Al Ain in the first leg of their semi-final on Tuesday.