Moment of truth

By REPORTS By Ajitpal Singh - Sunday, 23 November 2014.

MALAYSIA enter the AFF Cup with the hope of regaining the title and despite arriving in Singapore with an ill-prepared side, national coach Dollah Salleh is still confident his players will make their presence felt in the tournament.


Chelsea’s Mourinho faces ex-Blues boss Di Matteo

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:44

GELSENKIRCHEN: Jose Mourinho comes up against the only coach to have steered Chelsea to the Champions League title when the Blues travel to Roberto Di Matteo’s Schalke 04 on Tuesday.

Joy and tears for Federer as Swiss win Davis Cup

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:32

LILLE: Roger Federer gave Switzerland its first Davis Cup title in on Sunday in Lille by pounding Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in the first of the final’s reverse singles.

Real Madrid to play friendlies in Australia

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:21

MELBOURNE: European champions Real Madrid will play exhibition matches with an English Premier League side and a Serie A club at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground next year, organisers said today.

Hamburg win 101st derby to escape bottom three

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:00

BERLIN: Hamburg escaped the Bundesliga’s bottom three on Sunday with a 2-0 win at home to 10-man Werder Bremen, which pushed Borussia Dortmund back into the relegation places.

Arab footballers beat Jewish rivals 1-0 in tense grudge match

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:55

SAKHNIN, Israel: Under the eyes of hundreds of police and private security guards the Israeli premier league’s only Arab club beat mainly-Jewish rivals Beitar Jerusalem 1-0 on Sunday.

Liverpool misery goes on, Spurs bounce back to win

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:44

LONDON: Crystal Palace heaped more misery on a mentally frail Liverpool when they came from behind to win 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, six months after effectively ending the northern club’s title hopes when they drew 3-3.

Valencia fall to derby defeat at Levante

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:37

MADRID: Valencia hopes of returning to the Champions League next season suffered a blow as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at local rivals Levante on Sunday.

Gignac makes right headlines in Marseille win

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:32

PARIS: Andre-Pierre Gignac steered home an 85th minute header to help under-fire Marseille to a 3-1 victory over Bordeaux and keep Marcelo Bielsa’s side top of Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Cruzerio crowned Brazilian champions

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:26

SAO PAULO: Cruzeiro were crowned Brazilian league champions for the second consecutive year on Sunday after they beat Goias 2-1 at home to open up an unassailable lead at the top of Serie A.

Australia nick win

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:09

SYDNEY: Australia scrambled over the line for a two-wicket victory in the fifth one-day international against South Africa yesterday to move back to the top of the world rankings less than three months before the World Cup.

Winless run continues

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:09

CARMELO Anthony scored 25 points and Amare Stoudemire added 16 points and 11 rebounds as the New York Knicks kept the Philadelphia 76ers winless after 13 games with a 91-83 victory on Saturday.

England told to beware of wounded Wallabies

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:09

LONDON: England coach Stuart Lancaster told his side side they should be wary of a “hurting” Australia in this weekend’s November finale at Twickenham.

Cullen defies Scott to win Australian Masters

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:09

MELBOURNE: Nick Cullen nervelessly struck a sublime bunker shot for a tap-in par putt on the last hole to win the Australian Masters by a stroke in Melbourne and frustrate Adam Scott’s bid for a hat-trick of titles yesterday.

Bayern romp fails to impress Guardiola

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:09

BERLIN: Bayern Munich’s 4-0 hammering of Hoffenheim failed to impress coach Pep Guardiola as they extended their 21-match unbeaten run ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash at Manchester City.

Messi smashes La Liga record with hat-trick

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:09

CRISTIANO Ronaldo struck twice as leaders Real Madrid subdued Eibar 4-0 on Saturday while Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick in second-placed Barcelona’s 5-1 rout of Sevilla.

Hamilton simply the best

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:09

Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers’ world championship and became the first British multiple champion for 46 years when he won yesterday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

McIlroy falls off the pace

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:08

Rory McIlroy made double bogeys on successive holes in the third round of the US$8 million (RM27 million) DP World Tour Championship on Saturday, slipping four strokes behind joint-leaders Henrik Stenson and Rafael Cabrera-Bello.

Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:08

LILLE: Roger Federer gave Switzerland their first Davis Cup title in Lille by defeating Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in the first of the final’s reverse singles yesterday.

Van Gaal backs de Gea to keep improving

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:08

LONDON: Louis van Gaal is adamant David de Gea can still get better despite witnessing the Manchester United goalkeeper produce a superb performance in the 2-1 Premier League win against Arsenal.

DBKL cruise into knockout stage

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:08

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) showed no signs of being left out in the cold this year as they romped into the last eight of the National Inter-Club Championships (NICC) with minimal fuss.