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(Badminton) V Shem-Wee Kiong advances to Dubai World Superseries finals

By Bernama - Sunday, 18 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: National badminton men’s doubles hopeful, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong have advanced to the finals of the Dubai World Superseries being held in United Arab Emirates.

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Lewandowski scores as Bayern hammer 10-man Leipzig 3-0

By AFP - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 08:31

BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski converted a first-half penalty as Bayern Munich romped to a 3-0 win in Wednesday’s Bundesliga showdown against ten-man RB Leipzig and opened up a decisive three point lead over their rivals.

Don't disappoint the fans: Najib wants Super League teams to seek solution to financial woes

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today expressed his concern over reports that several state football associations were looking to pull out of the Malaysian Super League next season due to financial constraints.

Sea Games, Asean Para Games contingents must have winning mentality - Khairy

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 09:16

KUALA LUMPUR: The national athletes must have a winning mentality to face the challenges at the 29th SEA Games and the 9th ASEAN Para Games which to be held here next year, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.

(Tennis) Del Potro unlikely to be fit for Australian Open

By Reuters - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 08:52

BUENOS AIRES: Juan Martin del Potro is unlikely to be fit enough to play in next month’s Australian Open, the Argentine told a news conference on Tuesday.

(Football) Selangor in a bind with shortage of funding, quality players

By AJITPAL SINGH - Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:12

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor finally began their pre-season training yesterday – but they are far from settled in terms of funding and quality players.

(Football) Safee Sali leaves JDT for PKNS for upcoming M-league season

By AJITPAL SINGH - Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:05

KUALA LUMPUR: National striker Safee Sali has joined newly-promoted Super League side PKNS, leaving Darul Ta'zim (JDT), for the upcoming M-League season.

Sport: Heroes and zeros of 2016

By AFP - Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:25

PARIS: AFP Sport looks back at a selection of ‘heroes’ and ‘zeros’ from 2016:

(Motor racing) Chief exec Capito set to leave McLaren: reports

By Reuters - Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 09:39

LONDON: McLaren Racing chief executive Jost Capito is set to follow Ron Dennis out of the Formula One team, the BBC and Autosport.com reported on Monday.

(Football) Balotelli stirs Nice hopes of fairytale finish

By AFP - Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 09:34

NICE: Nice fans are dreaming of seeing their Mario Balotelli-fuelled underdogs do a Leicester and steal the French title from the likes of crisis-stricken Paris Saint-Germain.

(Football) Former Perlis FA president laments state team's rough patch

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Monday, December 19, 2016 - 20:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The task of a football association president is difficult and stressful, especially with the fast-changing football landscape.

Kelantan Football Action Committee disagrees with Kafa over need to pull out from Super League

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Monday, December 19, 2016 - 19:59

KOTA BARU: Kelantan Football Action Committee has urged Kelantan Football Association (Kafa) not to withdraw from the Super League next season.

(RugbyU) All Blacks, England hit form with eye on Lions

By AFP - Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:39

PARIS: The All Blacks and a revitalised England dominated world rugby in 2016, boding well for what could be an epic British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand next year.

New stars, shocks and tears in F1 year

By AFP - Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:54

LONDON: In Formula One, it was the year that had everything and more.

(Football) Pochettino sets sights on top four push

By AFP - Monday, December 19, 2016 - 08:52

LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham are firmly back in the hunt for a Champions League place after battling back for a 2-1 win over Burnley.

V Shem-Wee Kiong crowned Dubai World Superseries Finals champions [VIDEO]

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 23:46

GOH V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong capped a brilliant season by clinching the World Superseries Final crown in Dubai on Sunday.

(Badminton) Muar BC to keep feet on ground after surprise win over Petaling BC

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 20:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Muar BC are in buoyant mood after overcoming a star-studded Petaling BC in their first SS Purple League (SSPL) match on Wednesday at the Gem in Mall, Cyberjaya.

(Football) Malacca United to go on Cambodian tour to hone team spirit

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 15:23

MALACCA: A pre-season tour of Cambodia will brush up the jagged edges in Malacca United’s performance after coach, Eric Williams, lambasted the squad over a patchy performance in their 2-0 friendly win over Felcra on Saturday.

(Football) Saul goal gives Atletico first win in four matches

By Reuters - Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 01:15

BARCELONA: Saul Niguez’s second-half strike gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win at home to Las Palmas on Saturday, their first victory in four games in all competitions.

(Football) Siroch double sends Thais to Suzuki Cup triumph

By AFP - Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 00:47

BANGKOK: Thai forward Siroch Chatthon scored twice against Indonesia to help Thailand lift the Suzuki Cup in Bangkok late Saturday, overturning a shock first leg deficit.

Formula One: Schumacher health to stay private: manager

By AFP - Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 00:16

BERLIN: The condition of stricken Michael Schumacher will remain private, his manager said on Saturday, nearly three years after the Formula One legend suffered serious head injuries while skiing.

Football: Costa earns Chelsea 11th straight win

By AFP - Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 22:55

LONDON: Diego Costa’s goal gave Chelsea a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League leaders claimed a club record-equalling 11th consecutive league victory.

(Football) New coach Williams unimpressed with Malacca United's win over Felcra

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 20:56

MALACCA: Fans got their first taste of Eric Williams' brand of football today, but it was the Englishman who was left unimpressed by his charges despite a 2-0 win over Felcra in Malacca United's first pre-season friendly at the Hang Tuah Stadium.

(Football) Conte warns Chelsea not to rest on laurels

By AFP - Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 10:10

LONDON: Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea stars to guard against complacency as the Premier League leaders travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday

(Football) Attack! Attack! Attack! as Man City hosts Arsenal

By AFP - Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 09:56

LONDON: Long portrayed as a lone idealist amid the cut-throat pragmatism of the Premier League, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has found a new ally in his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola.

(Football) Reus off as Dortmund settle for 2-2 draw vs Hoffenheim

By AFP - Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 08:46

BERLIN: Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw Friday which saw both sides stay on the fringes of the Bundesliga title race.

(Rugby) New Zealand players in for better salaries, incentives

By Aziz Hassan - Friday, December 16, 2016 - 22:07

THE Super Rugby competition to kick off the southern hemisphere season is just over two months away and while the financial situation in Australia and South Africa hasn’t been promising, it’s all smiles in New Zealand following the recent signing of a new collective agreement for the next three year

(Badminton) Chong Wei gets knocked out of World Super Series finals

By Fabian Peter - Friday, December 16, 2016 - 22:04

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no fifth World Super Series Finals for World No 1 Lee Chong Wei who crashed out on Friday after losing his final Group B tie to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen.

(Football) Kelantan withdraw from next season's Super League over financial constraints

By AJITPAL SINGH - Friday, December 16, 2016 - 20:06

KUALA LUMPUR: The executive committee of the Kelantan FA (Kafa) have decided to withdraw their team from the Super League next season due to financial constraints.

(Football) Liverpool's Mignolet hopes Karius emerges stronger from difficult spell

By Reuters - Friday, December 16, 2016 - 16:46

LIVERPOOL: Simon Mignolet has expressed sympathy for fellow Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius at being dropped but urged his team mate to take it as a learning experience.

(Football) Suarez agrees new Barcelona contract to 2021

By AFP - Friday, December 16, 2016 - 09:34

BARCELONA: Luis Suarez has agreed a new contract with Barcelona, keeping him at the Camp Nou until June 2021, the Spanish champions announced on Thursday.