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Heartbreak for national juniors

By AJITPAL SINGH - Monday, 15 September 2014.

MALAYSIA’S Under-17 World Cup dream ended on a bitter note with S. Balachandran’s side losing 2-1 to Australia in the quarter-finals of the AFC Under-16 Championship at Muangthong Stadium in Bangkok yesterday.

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Magnussen splits with coach

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:13

SYDNEY: World 100 metres freestyle champion swimmer James Magnussen (pic) is gambling on a new coach taking him to Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after parting ways with his long-time mentor Brant Best.

Funding lifeline for CA

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:13

CASH-STRAPPED national governing body Cycling Australia has had a board shake-out and received a A$2 million (RM6 million) lifeline to keep its Olympic programme on track after battling back from virtual insolvency.

No to coded messages

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:13

FORMULA One’s governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Promoted Deportivo get first victory

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:12

EIBAR: Deportivo La Coruna scored early and hung on for a 1-0 win at Eibar on Monday, earning the promoted side their first victory of the Spanish league season.

Veteran Paes wants to retire on top

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:12

NEW DELHI: Indian veteran Leander Paes (pic) has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal.

No cheers for Blatter

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:12

LONG-TIME Fifa incumbent Sepp Blatter will have at least one rival for next year’s presidential election as former senior Fifa executive Jerome Champagne confirmed on Monday he would contest it.

Whitelock, Kaino set to return for All Blacks

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:12

WELLINGTON: Four injured All Blacks headed by Jerome Kaino and Sam Whitelock are set to return for their last two Rugby Championship matches away to Argentina and South Africa.

Woods laughs off McIlroy jibe

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:12

TIGER Woods, his 39th birthday looming in December, laughed off 20-something Rory McIlroy’s recent estimation that the 14-time major winner and compatriot Phil Mickelson are in the back nine of their careers.

Somebody has to give at United

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:12

IN the reality game of fantasy football being played out at Manchester United this summer, it has become the £150 million (RM825 million) question: just which of his stars will Louis van Gaal drop when they are all fit to start?

Indian pugilists are in

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

INDIAN boxers will be allowed to compete at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport’s amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation.

Schalke in Chelsea, Costa’s firing line

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

LONDON: The good news for Schalke 04’s defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match today is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury.

Duo set to terrorise APOEL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

ONE of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona’s failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Garcia relishing Roma’s Euro return

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

MILAN: Roma coach Rudi Garcia has embraced the club’s return to the Champions League ahead of welcoming injury-hit CSKA Moscow to the Olympic Stadium for their Group E opener.

Bayern, City restore their budding rivalry

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

FOR the fifth time in four years, European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester City will play each other in the Champions League group stages.

Targeting Korea

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

IN what will be his final Asian Games outing, national coach Holloway Cheah has one goal to achieve in Incheon.

One keeper enough, says Arul

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

NATIONAL coach Arul Selvaraj has stood firmly behind his decision to bring only one goalkeeper to the Asian Games.

UPSR leaks wreck Muizzuddin’s hopes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

THE UPSR scandal has destroyed Muizzuddin Musyaffa Abdul Gafar’s (pic) 60 Mini WSK Italian Championship title hopes with the 12-year-old forced to miss the final two rounds.

Targeting Korea

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

IN what will be his final Asian Games outing, national coach Holloway Cheah has one goal to achieve in Incheon.

Rallies still a problem

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

EXCEPT for long rallies, Woon Khe Wei (pic) and Vivian Hoo have perfected the other aspects of the women’s doubles game.

Indomitable Khairul

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:11

KHAIRUL Anuar Mohamad’s persistent shoulder injury refuses to go away but the national recurve archer will not let pain stand in his way towards creating Asian Games history for Malaysia.