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Thailand win AFF Suzuki Cup

By AJITPAL SINGH - Saturday, 20 December 2014.

KUALA LUMPUR: Late strikes from Charyl Chappuis and Chanathip Songkrisan earned Thailand their fourth title in the AFF Cup after surviving an onslaught from Malaysia at National Stadium in Bukit Jalil today.

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Aussie duo subdue India

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:14

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Adisak not finished yet

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:09

THAILAND striker Adisak Kraisorn (pic) has vowed to tear Malaysia’s defence apart in the AFF Cup final, return leg at the National Stadium today.

Midfield dominance the key

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:09

WITH an eye on winning the Golden Boot, Safiq Rahim believes Malaysia must play tight in midfield in today’s AFF Cup final, return leg against Thailand to have any hope of regaining the title.

Roles defined

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:09

ONG Kim Swee has been tasked to scout for talent in the M-League to prepare for the Singapore Sea Games as the FA of Malaysia (FAM) outlined the role for the national youth coach next year.

Arfa’s done with Hull, says Bruce

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:08

LONDON: Hull City manager Steve Bruce says French winger Hatem Ben Arfa has played his last game for the Premier League club after a troubled loan spell at the KC Stadium.

Koeman urges Saints to show character

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:08

SOUTHAMPTON: Ronald Koeman believes Southampton’s clash with Everton at St Mary’s today will provide a vital test of his team’s character.

Pellegrini backs Mangala

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:08

MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims he has complete faith in French defender Eliaquim Mangala ahead of the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Eastlands today.

Prize money issue haunts MNCF

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:08

WITH the latest edition of the Jelajah Malaysia done, the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) is now left to tend to questions about the unpaid prize money for the 2013 edition, while there is still no headway in the RM900,000 in unpaid prize money from this year’s Le Tour de Langkawi (LT

40-gold target looking bleak

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:08

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Daren hoping for Grand Prix consolation

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:08

LIEW Daren is hoping to end a miserable 2014 by winning the National GP Finals in Terengganu.

Nicol stays on course

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:08

CAIRO: NICOL David battled hard on Thursday to reach her 11th semi-final in the World Championship in Cairo as Low Wee Wern spurned a chance to join the top seed in the next stage.

Nafiizwan ends year on high note

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:08

NAFIIZWAN Adnan clinched his first PSA Tour title of the year after battling through five games to win the Royal Lake Club Open final in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Carrick hails Valencia

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:08

MICHAEL Carrick has hailed Antonio Valencia as a key figure in Manchester United’s recent revival in the Premier League.

David-versus-Goliath affair

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:07

MARRAKECH: San Lorenzo, undeterred by the big gulf that separates them from Real Madrid, have vowed to play with “a knife between our teeth” when they face the European champions in today’s Club World Cup final.

Atletico to take on holders Real

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:07

BARCELONA: Atletico Madrid will face holders Real Madrid in the last 16 of the King’s Cup after a double from Mario Mandzukic sealed a 5-2 aggregate victory over lower league Hospitalet on Thursday.

Hanging on Galacticos’ coattails

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:07

BARCELONA’S star strikers will need to rediscover their scoring touch to stay in the title race in La Liga as the Catalan outfit host struggling Cordoba today.

Juventus ease to Cagliari win

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:07

MILAN: Reigning champions Juventus are certain to top Serie A at Christmas after a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Thursday in their final league game of 2014.

Three-way fight at the top

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:06

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Fifa executive meets amid corruption report storm

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:06

MARRAKECH: Fifa president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

SA dominate with bat before rain

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:06

CENTURION: South African captain Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on debut before rain brought a premature end to the second day of the first Test on Thursday.