Moment of truth

By REPORTS By Ajitpal Singh - Sunday, 23 November 2014.

MALAYSIA enter the AFF Cup with the hope of regaining the title and despite arriving in Singapore with an ill-prepared side, national coach Dollah Salleh is still confident his players will make their presence felt in the tournament.


Australia's Hughes dies after being hit by cricket ball

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 16:44

SYDNEY: Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a ball that led to a “catastrophic” injury which caused “massive” bleeding to his brain and ultimately proved fatal.

Ronaldo nets as Madrid claim record-equalling win

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 13:26

BASEL: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 71st Champions League goal as Real Madrid recorded a club record-equalling 15th consecutive win by beating FC Basel 1-0 in Switzerland in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Monaco win at Bayer to boost last 16 hopes

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 11:24

LEVERKUSEN: Monaco boosted their hopes of finishing as Champions League Group C winners with a 1-0 win at leaders Bayer Leverkusen, who progressed to the last 16 despite Wednesday’s defeat.

Mandzukic treble helps Atletico into knock-out rounds

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:57

PARIS: Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic blasted a hat-trick as last year’s beaten finalists Atletico Madrid booked their place in the knock-out rounds of the Champions League with a 4-0 win over Olympiakos on Wednesday.

Warriors slay Heat

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:09

SO much for Stephen Curry’s mini-shooting slump. Curry scored 40 points on 11-of-18 shooting as the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 on Tuesday for their sixth consecutive victory.

Urinary infection keeps Pele in hospital

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:09

SAO PAULO: Brazilian football legend Pele remained in a Sao Paulo hospital on Tuesday having been admitted overnight Monday with a urinary infection, barely a week after undergoing surgery for kidney stones, the clinic said.

Crisis, what crisis?

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:09

ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger shrugged off criticism from Gunners shareholder Alisher Usmanov as he urged everyone involved with the north London club to get behind the team.

Looking at the bright side of loss

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:09

ADAM Scott still feels the hurt of losing the Australian Open title to Rory McIlroy on the final green last year but believes the world number one has also inspired him to become a better golfer.

Rodgers: Reds not signing new players

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

LONDON: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers (pic) has revealed that he currently has no interest in signing players in January, despite the club’s poor form.

WADA may appeal over secret doping ban

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

SINGAPORE: The World Anti-Doping Agency may appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Chinese swimming star Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban in secret, a spokesman said.

Abbott gets backing of fast bowlers

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

MELBOURNE: As the global cricket community prays for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes’ recovery from a severe head injury, fast bowlers rushed to the defence of Sean Abbott, whose short-pitched ball struck the batsman and left him fighting for his life.

Sandro faces long layoff

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

LONDON: Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers said on Tuesday that their Brazilian midfielder Sandro would be out of action until at least the new year.

Trio on the brink

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

EVERTON, Tottenham and Celtic can wrap up their places in the Europa League knockout stage in today’s penultimate batch of group matches.

Messi gunning for PSG

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

FRESH from becoming the top goalscorer in Champions League history with a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday, Lionel Messi was targeting victory over Paris Saint-Germain and top spot in Group F.

Shakhtar seal spot despite loss to Bilbao

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

LVIV: Shakhtar Donetsk lost 1-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League on Tuesday but had already been handed a place in the last 16 thanks to Porto’s earlier win at BATE Borisov.

French champions confident against Barcelona

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc is confident his side can raise their game when they face Barcelona next month looking for the draw that will take them into the Champions League last 16 as Group F winners.

Chelsea must turn results into trophies

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

GELSENKIRCHEN: Jose Mourinho has challenged Chelsea to turn results into titles after their 5-0 away drubbing of Schalke 04 put them in the Champions League’s last 16 as group winners.

City get lifeline to Euro summit

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini urged his side to finish the job after they breathed life into their flatlining Champions League campaign by beating 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2.

Garcia: Destiny still in Roma’s hands

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:08

MOSCOW: AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia said he thought his side had done enough for victory against CSKA Moscow, who scored in the third minute of stoppage time to grab a crucial Champions League point on Tuesday.

Leading by example

By FABIAN - Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:07

MALAYSIA may be without World No 1 Lee Chong Wei, but team captain Chong Wei Feng believes experience will help pull the national team through to at least the semi-finals of the Axiata Cup that starts today.