Great for their confidence

By AJITPAL SINGH - Monday, 22 December 2014.

FORMER captain Safiq Rahim believes Malaysia’s fine run in the AFF Cup has given the team the self-belief of attaining more success next year.


Asian favourite Thongchai eyes third Maybank Malaysian Open title

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 13:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Three-time Asian Tour order of merit winner Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand will spearhead the 2015 Maybank Malaysian Open cast from Feb 5 to 8, scheduled at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC), here.

Lazio go third as Inter save Mancini blushes

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:46

MILAN: A first-half brace from Felipe Anderson was enough to secure third place for Lazio in Serie A prior to the festive break on Sunday in a hard-fought 2-2 draw away to Inter.

Bloodied Skrtel earns Liverpool point

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 09:09

LIVERPOOL: A bloodied and bandaged Martin Skrtel headed home a last-gasp 97th-minute equaliser to earn Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.

Griezmann hat-trick leads Atletico to comeback triumph

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 09:04

MADRID: France international Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid produced a stunning second-half display to hammer Athletic Bilbao 4-1 away on Sunday and move to within four points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Roma fail to capitalise against 10-man Milan

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:07

MILAN: Ten-man AC Milan handed Roma their first home draw of the season to leave Rudi Garcia’s title challengers three points adrift of leaders Juventus on Saturday.

Real unforgettable year

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:07

REAL Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014.

Aldridge leads Trail Blazers over Pelicans

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:07

NEW ORLEANS: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Portland to a 114-88 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Saturday night.

Slow and steady

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:07

CAPTAIN Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have the pace threat and aggression to win Tests away from home and it’s just a matter of time before results go their way.

Austin powers QPR to comeback win

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:07

LONDON: It is only a few years ago that Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin was working as a bricklayer and playing in English football’s minor leagues.

Mourinho aims to avoid Stoke misery

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:06

JOSE Mourinho knows Chelsea must avoid a repeat of last season’s nightmare trip to Stoke if they are to re-establish their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Christmas joy for Hammers

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:06

LONDON: You would have got long odds at the start of the season on Sam Allardyce leading West Ham United into the Premier League’s top four when his job was under the microscope and fan discontent was bubbling away in the background.

Devils’ title hopes dented

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:06

LOUIS van Gaal fears Manchester United’s failure to beat Aston Villa will prove a major blow to their hopes of winning the Premier League title.

Malaysia achieve 40-gold target

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:06

MALAYSIA won another two gold in badminton yesterday, just enough to meet their modest gold target and finish third overall with 40 gold, 43 silver and 49 bronze at the Asean University Games (AUG) in Palembang, Indonesia, yesterday.

Superb Saints bounce back

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:06

SOUTHAMPTON: Ronald Koeman is confident Southampton can rediscover the form that took them to second place in the Premier League after ending a run of five straight defeats with a 3-0 win over Everton.

Thrilling win for Atwal

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:05

DUBAI: India’s Arjun Atwal ended a frustrating four-year title drought by winning the inaugural Dubai Open by one stroke yesterday after Korean teenager Wang Jeung-hun bogeyed the final hole.

Grander junior tour next year

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:05

THE Mamee Junior Tour is set to become bigger and grander next year.

Emotional win for Nicol

By DEVINDER SINGH - Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:05

NICOL David was so overcome with emotion that she slumped to the court and then leant on a wall with tears streaking down her face after winning a historic eighth World Championship title in Cairo on Saturday.

Back to basics

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:05

THOUGH the long term targets are set high, coach Harnizam Basri isn’t worried that the national track endurance elite programme will have to start from scratch all over again with a more strategic plan which will only begin to see results in 2017.

Amira aims to overcomeSea Games setback

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:05

NOOR Amira Nafiah is glad to have booked her Singapore Sea Games berth early as she bids to put a nightmare outing at the last edition in 2013 firmly behind her.

Greener pastures in J-League

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:05

AFF Cup most valuable player, Chanathip Songkrasin and Swiss-born Charyl Chappuis have set their sights on playing abroad following Thailand’s success in the competition.