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(Squash) Nat'l juniors and backup players out of Naza Women's World Squash Championship

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, 23 April 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: National junior and back-up players were wiped out in the first qualifying round of the Naza Women's World Squash Championship in Bukit Jalil on Saturday.

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(MotoGP) Khairul Idham and Msian riders find the going tough in Spanish GP

By Fadhli Ishak - Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 22:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Rookie duo Khairul Idham Pawi and Adam Norrodin, as well as the more experienced Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah all found it hard to make an impact in qualifying at the Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

Peng Soon-Liu Ying shown the exit in the China Masters

By AJITPAL SINGH - Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 15:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying failed to reach their fourth final of the season when the mixed doubles pair were ousted by World No 4 Xu Chen-Ma Jin in the China Masters in Jiangshu today.

Japan's Haru Nomura takes 3-shot lead in Swinging Skirts

By AP - Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 12:56

DALY CITY: Haru Nomura shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions Friday at Lake Merced to take the second-round lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

Malacca beats KL 2-1 in Premier League top of the table clash

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, April 22, 2016 - 23:45

MALACCA: A 2-1 win over previously unbeaten Kuala Lumpur on Friday sent Malacca three points clear at the top of the Premier League standings and earned a spot in the Malaysia Cup.

Rugby: Massive challenge awaits new Springboks coach

By Aziz Hassan - Friday, April 22, 2016 - 23:04

KUALA LUMPUR: He did a good job with Super Rugby franchise the Stormers from 2010 to 2015 but newly appointed Springboks coach Allister Coetzee would surely know that the challenges facing him at the top level are many times bigger.

Moto3: Khairul Idham seventh fastest in Jerez practice

By Fadhli Ishak - Friday, April 22, 2016 - 22:12

KUALA LUMPUR: After a challenging round in Austin a fortnight ago, Moto3 rookie Khairul Idham Pawi enjoyed a positive start to the Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

Lorenzo retains title ambition despite Yamaha split

By AFP - Friday, April 22, 2016 - 09:16

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo insists his focus is still on retaining his title despite deciding to leave Yamaha at the end of the season for new adventures with Ducati.

Sanchez sinks West Brom to settle Arsenal nerves

By AFP - Friday, April 22, 2016 - 09:00

LONDON: In-form Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez struck twice as Arsenal defeated West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Thursday to re-assert their hold on a Champions League berth in the Premier League.

'Father of Johor Football' officially opens indoor training centre named after him

By Najiha Najib - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 22:50

JOHOR BARU: The namesake for the newly-opened indoor training centre for Johor football was given the honour to officially open the facility at Padang Seri Gelam, here today.

Badminton: Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying check into China Masters q-finals

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 20:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying are the last Malaysians standing in the China Masters GP Gold after today's second round.

Rio Games countdown starts with Olympia torch lighting

By Reuters - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 19:58

ANCIENT OLYMPIA: The official countdown to this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games, with organisers hoping it will shift attention away from Brazil’s political and financial turmoil.

Klopp formula starting to work magic for Liverpool: Milner

By Reuters - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 19:08

LONDON: Manager Juergen Klopp’s preferred style of play has become second nature to Liverpool’s players who took time to get used to the German’s tactics, midfielder James Milner has said.

(Squash) Nicol David wants to win ninth world title in front of home fans

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 19:06

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David has eight world titles to her name but what she would dearly love is to win a ninth crown in front of her own fans.

Maradona receives Nicaragua's highest honour

By AFP - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 13:48

MANAGUA: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has been honoured by Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega with the highest award bestowed by the Central American country, where Maradona is visiting with girlfriend Rocio Oliva.

Dortmund down Hertha to face Bayern in cup final

By AFP - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 13:23

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund will face Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on May 21 after their comprehensive 3-0 semi-final win at Hertha Berlin on Wednesday.

Marseille edge Sochaux to set up PSG final

By AFP - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 13:12

PARIS: Crisis-hit Marseille beat second-tier Sochaux 1-0 on Wednesday to set up a French Cup final date with arch rivals Paris Saint-Germain, just a day after dismissing coach Michel.

Juve march on as Totti sets Roma hearts racing

By AFP - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 13:05

MILAN: A Paulo Dybala brace kept Juventus’s title push on track but Francesco Totti stole the show in Serie A with two goals in a 3-2 win over Torino that moved Roma closer to Champions League qualification on Wednesday.

Suarez hits four in 8-0 rout, Ronaldo injured

By AFP - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:55

MADRID: Barcelona bounced back from their worst run of La Liga defeats for 13 years in emphatic fashion as Luis Suarez scored four in an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Wednesday.

West Ham eases to victory over 2nd-string Watford

By AP - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 09:12

LONDON: Mark Noble scored two penalties to help West Ham beat a second-string Watford side 3-1 on Wednesday and maintain its bid for European football when the club moves to the Olympic Stadium next season.

Darmian shines as Man United beat Palace 2-0

By Reuters - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 08:43

An inspired Matteo Darmian scored his first goal for Manchester United and set up another as Louis van Gaal’s side kept alive their hopes of a top-four finish with a 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Man Utd, Liverpool fire European hopes

By AFP - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 08:39

LONDON: Matteo Darmian inspired Manchester United to victory over Crystal Palace and Liverpool crushed derby rivals Everton 4-0 as both teams enhanced their chances of securing European football on Wednesday.

Selangor could face water crisis within six weeks, claims Klang MP

By C. Premananthini - Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 23:18

KLANG: Selangor will face a water crisis within six weeks if the state government does not act swiftly.

Mueller double puts Bayern in German Cup final

By AFP - Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:57

MUNICH: Bayern Munich took a step towards winning the treble as Thomas Mueller netted twice in Tuesday’s 2-0 semi-final win over Werder Bremen to reach the German Cup final.

Napoli thrashes Bologna 6-0 to make Juve wait

By AFP - Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:40

ROME: Dries Mertens scored a hat-trick and Manolo Gabbiadini notched a brace as Napoli kept their faint Serie A title hopes alive as Bologna were thrashed 6-0 on Tuesday.

Mourinho vs Ranieri... but in charity match

By AFP - Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:26

LONDON: Jose Mourinho will manage England against a Rest of the World team coached by Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri in an Old Trafford charity match in June, organisers have announced.

Anita pegs Man City back to give Newcastle hope

By AFP - Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 08:51

NEWCASTLE: Sergio Aguero’s 100th Premier League goal was not enough for Manchester City to force victory as they were held to a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Newcastle United on Tuesday.

Swiss skiing champ dies in avalanche during film shoot

By Reuters - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 20:04

ZURICH: A 21-year-old Swiss snowboarding champion died in an avalanche on Tuesday during a film shoot in Switzerland after a slab of snow broke away and swept her down a narrow, rocky slope.

(Badminton) Iskandar through to China Masters second round

By Fabian Peter - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 19:05

ISKANDAR Zulkarnain Zainuddin got off to a brilliant start at the China Masters today following a 21-15, 21-16 win over Japan's Koki Watanabe in the men's singles first round.

Mourinho suffered for trusting too much, says Fabregas

By AFP - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 11:04

LONDON: Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas claims Jose Mourinho lost his job at Stamford Bridge because he trusted the players too much.

Leicester's Vardy charged with improper conduct

By Reuters - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:08

LONDON: Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct following his sending off against West Ham United in their 2-2 draw at the weekend, the Football Association said on Monday.