PRISTINA: Double world judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi will carry Kosovo’s flag and its dreams of winning a gold medal in its first Olympic Games in Rio.
LOS ANGELES: Poland international midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak said on Friday he had moved to Paris Saint-Germain to power the French giant to an elusive first Champions League trophy.
WE are a week away from the climax of a competition that played its first of 17 regular season rounds on February 26 but what a pity that two of the most attack minded teams should be playing the first semi-final in Wellington Saturday (3.30pm KL).
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Terengganu T-Team revived their Malaysia Cup knockout stage qualification hopes with a 2-0 win over Sarawak in Kuching on Friday.
KUCHING: National sprint king, Khairul Hafiz Jantan remains determined to break the 48-year-old 200 metre National record despite failing in his first bid at the 18th SUKMA today.
KUANTAN: Another defeat in the Malaysia Cup Group B fixture against defending champions Selangor on Saturday will not only virtually end Pahang's hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages, but will also leave head coach Razip Ismail walking on thin ice.
BERLIN: Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday announced his retirement from international duty with immediate effect.
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.
KINGSTON: By his own charismatic admission, Usain Bolt is a living legend.
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.
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.
KUALA LUMPUR: Two Super League footballers have been banned for two years by the Football Association of Malaysia for doping offences on Thursday.
BEIJING: Face down in the dirt with an iron post impaling his rump, Chinese Olympic mascot Huanhuan has seen better days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KUALA LUMPUR: Rory Thor achieved a significant first for Malaysia when he reached the second round of the World Open in Yushan yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian football star Neymar is a party boy and he’s not going to apologize for it.
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.
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.
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