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Malaysian skipper scores historical feat by winning first ever race in 11-year Monsoon Cup history

Tuesday, 26 January 2016.

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Malaysian skipper Hazwan Hazim Dermawan achieved a historical feat since Malaysia started hosting the Monsoon Cup 11 years ago, by winning a race in the Monsoon Cup Malaysia 2015/2016 at the Puteri Harbour Marina, here today.

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Chelsea's Courtois expects Costa to continue scoring spree

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 16:50

LONDON: Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois backed team mate Diego Costa to continue his goalscoring spree after the striker scored the winner in Sunday’s 1-0 Premier League victory over bitter rivals Arsenal.

Stoke's Shawcross to miss League Cup semi-final

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 16:43

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Stoke City manager Mark Hughes will be without captain Ryan Shawcross for the League Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool on Tuesday.

Hughes wants Stoke to exploit Liverpool's defensive woes

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 16:35

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Manager Mark Hughes has no doubts Stoke City will recover from Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League humbling by Leicester City in time to capitalise on Liverpool’s defensive frailties in the second leg of the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday.

Liverpool's Lovren set for return against Stoke

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 16:30

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is back in contention ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final against Stoke City at Anfield, but fullback Nathaniel Clyne could miss the game due to a knee injury, manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday.

Federer thrashes Berdych to reach 12th Open semi

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 14:54

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer reached his 12th Australian Open semi-final in 13 years with a clinical straight-sets win over Tomas Berdych on Tuesday.

Serena crushes Sharapova to reach Open semis

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:53

MELBOURNE: World number one Serena Williams destroyed Maria Sharapova for an 18th straight time Tuesday to inflict more pain on her long-time Russian rival and power into the Australian Open semi-finals.

Radwanska dispatches Suarez Navarro to make semis

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 09:50

MELBOURNE: Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska advanced to her second Australian Open semi-final after beating Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-3 at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday.

Man City seek League Cup comeback

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 09:46

LONDON: Thoughts of the 2013-14 run-in will be inspiring Manchester City’s players as they attempt to overturn a 2-1 deficit in Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Everton.

Liverpool eye League Cup final spot

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 09:40

LONDON: Zigzagging across the road like a clown car they may be, but Liverpool are also just 90 minutes from Wembley ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Stoke City.

Italy FA told to crack down on Roma star over gypsy slur

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 09:00

ROME: Italian football bosses should punish Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi for allegedly calling Juventus midfielder Mario Mandzukic “a sh**** gypsy” during a heated Serie A clash, rights groups said Monday.

England overlooks troubled past to hand Hartley captaincy

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 22:31

LONDON: Dylan Hartley has been named England captain for the Six Nations despite a dire disciplinary record featuring more than a year’s worth of suspensions.

Tennis: Doubles partners interviewed over match-fixing report

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 20:55

MELBOURNE: Two players at the Australian Open said Monday they have been interviewed by officials over reports their opponents may have deliberately lost their first round mixed-doubles fixture, fuelling fresh fears of match-fixing in tennis.

Former player pleads guilty to match-fixing in Australian court

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 09:28

SYDNEY: Former professional tennis player and coach Nick Lindahl pleaded guilty in an Australian court on Monday to one charge related to match-fixing over a minor tournament game in 2013.

Arsenal don't have Chelsea block, says Wenger

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 08:59

LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed suggestions that his side have a mental block regarding London rivals Chelsea following a 1-0 home defeat that carried an air of deja vu.

Leicester City on top of Premier League as Chelsea takes a win

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 08:30

LONDON: Leicester City moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League as striker Jamie Vardy scored for the first time in eight matches to help them to a 3-0 home win over Stoke City.

Olympics: Bach says Rio games will counter terror, scandals

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 02:30

BERLIN: Six months before the start of the Rio Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach believes the summer games will be the perfect antidote to recent terror attacks and corruption scandals.

Successful start for Guidolin as Swansea beats Everton 2-1

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 01:01

LIVERPOOL, England: Francesco Guidolin enjoyed a winning start as Swansea head coach on Sunday when the Welsh club won 2-1 at Everton in the Premier League.

Sumo: Kotoshogiku ends decade-long victory drought for Japanese

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 17:30

TOKYO: Kotoshogiku captured the Emperor’s Cup at the New Year Grand Sumo tournament on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese-born winner for a decade.

Second place for Kien Keat-Boon Heong pair

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 16:57

GEORGETOWN: INDEPENDENT shuttlers Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong failed to make it count in their first tournament of the year when they crashed out of the Malaysia Masters GP Gold today.

Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open quarterfinals

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 15:03

MELBOURNE, Australia: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have confirmed their quarterfinal date at the Australian Open, each advancing in straight sets on Sunday to ensure a rematch in Melbourne Park between last year’s finalists.

Mourinho pens six-page United job application

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 10:25

LONDON: Jose Mourinho has written a six-page letter to Manchester United outlining his credentials to succeed under-fire Louis van Gaal as manager, media reports suggested.

Van Gaal admits United fury getting worse

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 09:01

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Louis van Gaal admitted the furious reaction of Manchester United supporters to their side’s dismal 1-0 defeat against Southampton was the worst he has experienced in an increasingly turbulent season.

Thrilling Liverpool win is a real spectacle for Klopp

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 08:52

LONDON: Juergen Klopp said his crumpled glasses might end up in the Anfield museum after he broke them celebrating Liverpool’s stoppage time winner in a bizarre Premier League match at Norwich City that had him rubbing his eyes in amazement.

Carrow Road spectacular costs Klopp his spectacles

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 00:58

NORWICH, United Kingdom: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lost his glasses as he and his players jubilantly celebrated Adam Lallana’s 95th-minute winner in Saturday’s remarkable 5-4 victory at Norwich City.

Former Newcastle stalwart Harper joins rivals Sunderland

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 11:00

Veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper, who spent 20 years at Newcastle United before leaving on a free transfer in 2013, signed for north-east rivals Sunderland on Friday.

Arsenal spy chance for changing of the guard

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 10:18

LONDON: With Jose Mourinho gone and Chelsea languishing, Premier League leaders Arsenal have an opportunity to assert their supremacy over their London rivals in Sunday’s encounter at the Emirates Stadium.

Six Nations Rugby: Testing times for France & England

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 01:15

THIS year’s tournament starting on February 6 will be watched perhaps more closely than before after what happened at the last World Cup a few months ago.

Lee Chong Wei marches into Msia Masters GP Gold semis

By Fabian Peter - Friday, January 22, 2016 - 21:08

GEORGETOWN: Former world No 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei lived up to his billing as top seed by advancing to the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters GP Gold today.

Sharapova re-dresses for success to reach fourth round

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 14:10

MELBOURNE: Former champion Maria Sharapova found inspiration in a change of dress to put away unseeded American Lauren Davis 6-1 6-7(5) 6-0 at the Australian Open on Friday and set up an intriguing fourth round match with rising Swiss talent Belinda Bencic.

Juve target top spot, embattled Sarri leads Napoli to Sampdoria

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 09:32

MILAN: Juventus host struggling Roma looking to capitalise on a potential slip by embattled Napoli that could see the Old Lady snatch the lead of Serie A for the first time this season.