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Murray announces engagement, dumps coaches

Friday, 28 November 2014.

LONDON: Andy Murray announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Kim Sears on Wednesday while also dispensing with two members of his backroom staff in Dani Vallverdu and Jez Green.

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Spurs beat Pacers without Popovich

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:13

MANU Ginobili scored 28 points as the San Antonio Spurs won without coach Gregg Popovich, rallying for a 106-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

Honda City wins Car Of The Year award

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:13

SUBANG JAYA: “Powered by dreams”, Honda City overtook its competition to win the New Straits Times-Maybank Car Of The Year (COTY) 2014.

Ali’s maiden ton in vain

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:12

COLOMBO: A magnificent century by Moeen Ali (pic) proved in vain as England suffered a 25-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the first of seven one-day internationals on Wednesday.

World mourns Hughes’ passing

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:12

AUSTRALIAN cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital yesterday, two days after being struck by a ball that led to a “catastrophic” injury which caused “massive” bleeding to his brain and ultimately proved fatal.

City re-ignited after Bayern win

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:12

WITH Premier League leaders Chelsea on top form, Manchester City will be hoping their Champions League win over Bayern Munich boosts confidence and re-ignites their title defence when they visit high-flying Southampton on Sunday.

Double points to be scrapped

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:11

PARIS: The controversial ‘double points’ system in the final Formula One Grand Prix of the season will be abandoned next year, British magazine Autosport reported on Wednesday.

Spieth trumps top guns

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:11

US MASTERS runner-up Jordan Spieth upstaged tournament drawcards Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott to grab a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Australian Open in Sydney yesterday.

McLaren tests short circuited

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:11

MCLAREN’S first proper test with new engine partner Honda ended on Wednesday with the Formula One team completing only a handful of laps over two days in Abu Dhabi due to electrical problems.

Mixed reaction for IPTL

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:11

MANILA: Tennis heads into a brave new era this weekend when the International Premier Tennis League debuts its fast-paced, TV-friendly format which is already making waves in the sport.

Evans defends under-fire van Gaal

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:11

LONDON: Jonny Evans says Louis van Gaal’s training methods are not to blame for Manchester United’s painfully long injury-list.

West Ham, Everton charged

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:11

LONDON: The England FA has charged Everton and West Ham for ‘failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’ following their game on Saturday.

It’s in our hands now

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:11

UNDER-PRESSURE Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he always believed his side’s Champions League fate would come down to the last match at home to FC Basel and he has been proved right.

Ronaldo, Madrid reach milestones

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:11

BASEL: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 71st Champions League goal as Real Madrid recorded a club record-equalling 15th consecutive win by beating FC Basel 1-0 in Switzerland in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Winning start for shuttlers

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:10

DEFENDING champions Malaysia got off to a fine start on the opening day of the US$1 million (RM3.3 million) Axiata Cup following a 3-1 victory over Vietnam at the Britama Arena in Jakarta yesterday.

Monaco get boost

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:10

LEVERKUSEN: Monaco boosted their hopes of finishing as Champions League Group C winners with a 1-0 win at leaders Bayer Leverkusen, who progressed to the last 16 despite Wednesday’s defeat.

Gunners hit back

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:10

ARSENE Wenger celebrated Arsenal’s progress to the last 16 of the Champions League by taking a swipe at the critics inside and outside the Emirates Stadium.

Simeone praises Atletico

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:10

MADRID: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his players for turning round a poor start to their Champions League campaign to qualify for the last 16 with a game to spare.

No response from foreign coaches

By Jugjet Singh - Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:09

THE Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) has contacted four foreign coaches to handle the men's team, but none have replied.

Poh Eng claims conspiracy

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:09

MALAYSIAN Weightlifting Federation (MWF) president Datuk Ong Poh Eng has claimed that issues surrounding the sport recently are part of a plot to tarnish his reputation ahead of the national body’s elections.

Without the ‘Special Ones’

By REPORTS By Ajitpal Singh - Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:09

SINGAPORE were often chided by their rivals in the past for depending on naturalised players to attain glory in the AFF Cup.