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Chong Wei to battle Lin Dan, Chen Long for Olympic gold in Rio

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Top seed Lee Chong Wei is expected to battle Lin Dan in an epic men’s singles semi-final clash at the Rio Olympic Games next month.

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(Football) Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from Germany duty

By AFP - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:38

BERLIN: Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday announced his retirement from international duty with immediate effect.

Malaysia's Olympic games athletes hope for support, prayers in quest

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:31

SEPANG: Only eight days more and our national athletes will begin their quest to earn medals for Malaysia at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in Brazil which officially starts on Aug 5.

(Olympics) Bolt ready to strike after fitness scare

By AFP - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 09:30

KINGSTON: By his own charismatic admission, Usain Bolt is a living legend.

(Squash) Nicol David checks into SRAM Women's Invitational semis

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 22:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David checked into the semi-finals of the SRAM Women's Invitational after beating India's Joshna Chinappa to finish top of Group A in Bukit Jalil on Thursday.

China poised to extend weightlifting dominance

By Reuters - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:30

TOKYO: Weightlifting powerhouse China is set to extend its dominance in Rio de Janeiro after topping the medal table at every Olympics since the 2000 Sydney Games.

(Football) Two years ban for two for doping

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 17:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Super League footballers have been banned for two years by the Football Association of Malaysia for doping offences on Thursday.

China's 2008 Olympic mascots: where are they now?

By AFP - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:17

BEIJING: Face down in the dirt with an iron post impaling his rump, Chinese Olympic mascot Huanhuan has seen better days.

(Pre-season Football) Fabregas sees red as Chelsea beat Liverpool

By AFP - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 14:42

PASADENA, UNITED STATES: Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas was sent off for a reckless lunge at Liverpool new boy Ragnar Klavan, overshadowing a 1-0 win for the Blues in a friendly at the Pasadena Rose Bowl here Wednesday.

(Football) Dortmund faces Man City as transfer rumours swirl

By AFP - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:04

SHENZHEN: Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel takes a philosophical approach when it comes to dealing with the distraction of off-season transfer speculation that keeps swirling around his club.

(Tennis) Note perfect Murray ready for more Olympic glory

By AFP - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:30

LONDON: Andy Murray has revealed the secret behind the personalised notes that fuelled his Wimbledon triumph and will inspire his bid for more Olympic glory.

(Formula One) Rosberg seeking home boost at Hockenheim

By AFP - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 08:50

HOCKENHEIM: Nico Rosberg hopes history will repeat itself as he seeks a much-needed win on home soil at the German Grand Prix to put him back on top of the drivers’ world championship.

(RugbyL) Isa eyes Challenge Cup glory

By AFP - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 08:40

LONDON: Willie Isa has heard all the tales about Wembley and the Challenge Cup – now the Wigan Warrior is desperate to write his own chapter in the tournament’s history by reaching next month’s final.

Eight's just enough for Aussie rowers as they head to Rio

By AP - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 08:15

MELBOURNE: Better late than never for the Australian women’s eights rowing team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even if they’ll have to borrow a boat and oars.

(Squash) Nicol David off to winning start in SRAM Invitational

By DEVINDER SINGH - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 20:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David was off to a winning start after beating England's Jenny Duncalf in the opening match of the SRAM Women's Invitiational in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.

(Snooker) Rory achieves milestone at World Open

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 19:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Rory Thor achieved a significant first for Malaysia when he reached the second round of the World Open in Yushan yesterday.

(Badminton) Physical and mental strength vital in Rio says Chong Wei

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 18:52

PUTRAJAYA: In his hunt for the country’s and his first Olympic Games gold medal, world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei has vowed to take on anyone who stands in his path, including his nemesis, Lin Dan from China.

(Bowling) Victoria Chin guarantees Malaysia a medal at World Youth Bowling Championships

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 17:53

KUALA LUMPUR: Victoria Chin assured Malaysia of a medal at the World Youth Bowling Championships when she overcame her more illustrious opponents to finish fourth in the girls’ singles event on long oil in Nebraska on Tuesday.

SIC bids farewell to hosting FIM Superbike World Championship

By Fabian Mark - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 17:26

KUALA LUMPUR: After three exciting years, the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) today announced their decision to not renew their contract to host the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) Malaysian Round.

Khairul and Badrul set up exciting 100m final in Sukma

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:50

KUCHING: The country’s most exciting sprint duo Khairul Hafiz Jantan and Badrul Hisyam Abdul Manap have set the stage for an exciting SUKMA sprint final as both marched into the 100m final scheduled this afternoon.

(Olympics) Golf star Ko hungers for Rio Games success

By AFP - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:44

WELLINGTON: World number one Lydia Ko grew up thinking the Olympics were an impossible dream, so she won’t let anything – even the Zika virus threat – stop her chasing glory in Rio.

Football: Five most expensive transfers

By AFP - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:07

LONDON: Five most expensive transfers after Italian champions Juventus splashed out 90 million euros (US$98.8m, £75.3m) to prise Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain away from Napoli on Tuesday:

(Olympics) Neymar defends his party boy lifestyle

By AFP - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:00

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian football star Neymar is a party boy and he’s not going to apologize for it.

JDT maintain lead in Super League after 1-0 win over Kelantan

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 08:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Darul Ta’zim squeaked out a 1-0 home win over Kelantan at the Tan Sri Hassan Yunos Stadium in Larkin tonight, to remain top of the Super League.

(Squash) Nicol David warms up for new season in SRAM Invitational

By DEVINDER SINGH - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 17:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Eight-time world champion Nicol David heads a strong cast for the SRAM Women's Squash Invitational which begins at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.

Brazil's military helps Olympic athletes march to victory

By AFP - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 12:42

BRASÍLIA: The bow string twangs and Bernardo Oliveira, one of Brazil’s army of military-sponsored Olympic athletes, sends his arrow swooping into the target 70 meters (yards) away. Mission accomplished.

Two national records, 10 Sukma records haul on seventh day of Sarawak Sukma

By Bernama - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 09:06

KUCHING: The 18th Malaysia Games which entered its seventh day today saw two new national records set in archery.

(Tennis) Konta topples Venus for first WTA title

By AFP - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:39

SAN FRANCISCO: Britain’s Johanna Konta captured her first WTA title in style on Sunday, beating former world number one Venus Williams 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 at the WTA hardcourt tournament in Stanford, California.

(Rugby) All Blacks coach Hansen to stay on until 2019 World Cup

By Reuters - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:57

WELLINGTON: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen set his sights on capturing a record third successive Rugby World Cup title after announcing on Monday he has extended his contract with the side through the 2019 tournament in Japan.

(SUKMA) Defending champion Perak, Host S'wak, FT and NS book quarterfinal berths

By Bernama - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:28

KUCHING: Defending champion Perak booked their berth in the quarterfinals of the SUKMA football competition after beating Negeri Sembilan 2-1 in a Group D match at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Stadium in Kota Samarahan, here today.

(Sukma) Ching Hwang shatters own 200m national swimming record

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 20:55

KUCHING: Federal Territories swimmer Lim Ching Hwang erased his own national record in the men's 200m individual medley at the Malaysia Games swimming competition today.