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Mighty Selangor fall

By AJITPAL SINGH AND ZAINUDDIN - Thursday, 21 August 2014.

TEN-MAN Selangor succumbed to their first defeat to Police in 13 meetings, losing 2-0 to the Premier League champions in a Malaysia Cup Group D match at Shah Alam Stadium yesterday.

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End of the road for MNCF?

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 16:08

THE Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) have 14 days from yesterday to respond to a show cause letter as to why they shouldn’t be suspended under the Sports Development Act 1997.

Armstrong: Big lie would have continued

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:08

LOS ANGELES: Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn’t been caught and then forced to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

SQUASH: Nicol shows her supremacy

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:08

NICOL David avoided the carnage which befell several seeds at the CIMB Malaysian Open in Bukit Jalil yesterday to serenely progress to the quarter-finals.

Mickelson, Kuchar eye McIlroy upset

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:06

PARAMUS (NEW JERSEY): PHIL Mickelson and Matt Kuchar are primed for a chance to win this week’s Barclays, the first installment of the four-event FedExCup playoffs, and derail the magical run of Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.

Placing hope on the young

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:06

COLOMBO: SRI Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks.

Watson thirsts for first taste of Ryder Cup success

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:05

PARAMUS: Twice Masters champion Bubba Watson says the thrill of merely making a Ryder Cup is no longer enough for him and that it is high time the US side claimed victory.

SQUASH: Juniors stun England

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:05

MALAYSIA reached the semi-finals of the Men’s World Junior Squash Team Championship for only the second time after a stunning 2-1 win over four-time champions England in Windhoek, Namibia on Tuesday.

Teams’ plans in disarray

By AJITPAL SINGH - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:05

IT did not go as planned for some teams in the Malaysia Cup on Tuesday.

Juniors crash out in Brunei

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:05

A FATIGUED national Under-21 side bowed out in the semi-finals of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy after a 3-0 defeat to Myanmar’s Under-19 team in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday.

HOCKEY / RAZAK CUP: Hafizuddin helps Negri to semis

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:05

HAFIZUDDIN Desa scored a brace to steer Pahang to a 6-2 win over Negri Sembilan in Group A to seal a place in the Division One semi-finals of the Razak Cup in Kuantan yesterday.

SMK Za’ba eyeing last eight

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:05

SMK Za’ba of Negeri Sembilan are confident of winning a place in the quarter-finals of the Ministry of Education Under-17 League 2014 after staging a second-half fightback to dispose SMK Seksyen 11 of Selangor 5-3 in a top of the table Premier League clash last weekend.

BOWLING: Knock down giants Korea

By AJITPAL SINGH - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:05

THE national bowlers are aiming for glory in the Asian Games as they seek to dethrone South Korea as the continent’s undisputed champions in Incheon.

Spurs, Hull poised for ‘killer’ Europa League

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:04

PARIS: Several former winners enter the Europa League picture this week as the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan begin the long road to glory in the playoff round.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Arsenal survive Besiktas storm

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:04

ISTANBUL: ARSENAL head for the home leg of their Champions League playoff against Besiktas with their hopes intact after surviving the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and hugely-energised opponents to leave Turkey with a goalless draw.

United agree Rojo deal, Nani to join Sporting

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:03

LISBON: English Premier League giants Manchester United have agreed a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Argentine international defender Marcos Rojo with Nani heading in the other direction, the Portuguese club announced on Tuesday.

Courtois wants rival Cech to stay

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:03

LONDON: Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants Petr Cech to remain at the club, having apparently supplanted him in coach Jose Mourinho’s goalkeeping hierarchy.

AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Al Ain, Al Hilal draw first blood

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:03

DOHA: UAE’s Al Ain and Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal have one foot in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League after winning their quarter-final first leg matches on Tuesday.

Fifa upholds Barcelona transfer ban

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:03

GENEVA: Barcelona will not be able to sign any new players until January 2016 after world football’s governing body Fifa rejected an appeal over a transfer ban imposed for breaching rules on underage players.

Garcia to the rescue

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:02

ATLETICO Madrid's Raul Garcia netted a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Tuesday after substitute James Rodriguez had opened the scoring with 10 minutes left.

Pekerman remains in charge of Colombia

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:02

BOGOTA: Coach Jose Pekerman (pic), who steered Colombia to the World Cup quarter-finals last month, will stay on for the 2018 qualifiers and the next two Copa America tournaments, the Colombian federation (FCF) said on Tuesday.