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Is PKNS FC the best bet for Selangor now?

By C. Premananthini - Wednesday, 18 January 2017.

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor State Development Corporation Football Club (PKNS FC) believes that they may be next in line as Selangor’s main football team.

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(Tennis) $15 shirt man Evans hoping for new kit deal

By AFP - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:39

MELBOURNE: Britain’s Dan Evans said he was hoping to find a new kit sponsor after he reached the Australian Open third round wearing a Aus$20 ($15) shirt he bought in a Melbourne shop.

(Football) Defeated Real Madrid surprise Zidane

By AFP - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 08:41

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted he was surprised by his side’s slow start as they slumped to a second defeat in four days, 2-1 at home to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday.

Benjamin Mora assumes new role as JDT coach

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 23:30

JOHOR BARU: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) has announced the appointment of former JDT II coach Benjamin Mora to take up the spot left vacant by Mario Gomez, who officially parted ways with the award-winning football club,today.

Jin Wei scrapes through first round of Malaysia Masters

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 21:53

SIBU: DESPITE not being in her best condition, the nation’s No. 1 Goh Jin Wei still pushed on to reach the second round of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold on today.

Mario Gomez resigns as Darul Ta'zim coach

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 21:13

ARGENTINE Mario Gomez has resigned as Johor Darul Ta’zim coach. The club had announced this on their Johor Southern Tigers Facebook account yesterday.

(Football) Me retire? Not so fast, says van Gaal

By AFP - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 19:18

MADRID: Louis van Gaal says he is not definitely done with football just yet, after appearing to suggest earlier this week that he was retiring from the game at 65.

(Squash) Nicol suffers first defeat of the season

By Bernama - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:58

KUALA LUMPUR: A title drought continues to haunt Malaysian squash queen Datuk Nicol David in the PSA World Tour tournament.

Pahang FA to stay neutral, no candidate for FAM presidency

By T. N. ALAGESH - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:04

KUANTAN: Pahang Football Association (PFA) have decided to remain neutral in the nomination of a candidate for the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) presidency.

(Football) Candreva fires wasteful Inter into Cup quarters

By AFP - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:32

MILAN: Antonio Candreva came off the bench to hit an extra-time winner as wasteful Inter Milan secured their Italian Cup quarter-final spot with a thrilling 3-2 win over Bologna on Tuesday.

(Rugby) All Blacks lose flyhalf Cruden to French club

By Reuters - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:14

WELLINGTON: All Blacks flyhalf Aaron Cruden will leave New Zealand at the end of this year’s Super Rugby season after signing a three-year contract with French side Montpellier.

(Badminton) Satheishtharan eyes semis spot in Malaysia Masters

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:06

SIBU: R. Satheishtharan is hoping to make the best out of his GP Gold debut by reaching the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters.

(Tennis) Serena swats doubts, Bencic aside to reach second round

By Reuters - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:45

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams launched her bid for a 23rd grand slam title with a 6-4 6-3 win over Belinda Bencic at the Australian Open on Tuesday, swatting aside doubts over her fitness and motivation on a sweltering day at Melbourne Park.

(Football) Outside pressure child's play for Ibrahimovic

By AFP - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 09:51

LONDON: Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahmovic says the pressure on him that comes from outside is like a kindergarten compared to the pressure he places on himself every time he trains or plays for Manchester United.

(Badminton) Zulfadli wants Msia Masters men's title to remain Malaysian

By Fabian Peter - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 23:23

SIBU: Independent shuttler Zulfadli Zulkiffli has vowed to ensure that the men's singles title at the Malaysia Masters remains in the hand of a Malaysian player.

(Motor racing) Wehrlein to race for Sauber F1 team

By Reuters - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 20:34

LONDON: German driver Pascal Wehrlein will race for Sauber this season, the Swiss-based Formula One team said on Monday in a move that clears the way for Finland’s Valtteri Bottas to join world champions Mercedes.

Putra Indoor Stadium is now 'Axiata Arena'

By Bernama - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 19:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The famous Putra Indoor Stadium here has been rebranded as Axiata Arena in an effort towards building a sporting nation.

(Football) Liverpool came to defend, says Mourinho

By AFP - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 13:34

MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Liverpool had come to Old Trafford with the aim of stifling his side following Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw between the teams.

(Cricket) New Zealand beat Bangladesh by seven wickets

By AFP - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 13:22

WELLINGTON: New Zealand pulled off a remarkable seven-wicket win in the first Test against Bangladesh in Wellington on Monday.

(Football) Zidane proud as Real finally fall at 41st hurdle

By AFP - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 09:35

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane urged his side to put their disappointment of a first defeat in 40 games behind them as Sevilla produced a remarkable late turnaround to breathe new life into the Spanish title race with a 2-1 win on Sunday.

(Tennis) Inspired by Federer, Bencic eyes Serena upset

By Reuters - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 09:25

MELBOURNE: It was when she spotted Roger Federer pretending to play the bongo drums during one of her matches at the Hopman Cup in Perth this month that Belinda Bencic really knew she was having fun.

(Football) Everton thrashes Man City 4-0

By Reuters - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 00:15

LIVERPOOL: Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were delivered a grievous blow on Sunday as Everton’s inspired Romelu Lukaku and teenagers Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman made it another crushing afternoon for Pep Guardiola.

Puskas Award-winner Faiz gets RM20k incentive from Kedah FA

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 23:06

ALOR STAR: Kedah-born footballer Mohd Faiz Subri received a RM20,000 cash incentive from the Kedah Football Association (KFA) for his historic achievement in winning the FIFA Puskas Award 2016 last week.

(Cricket) Pakistan record first ODI win in Australia in 12 years

By AFP - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 20:35

MELBOURNE: Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the second one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, their first ODI win on Australian soil for 12 years.

Fight doping at the root

By DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 17:10

THE fight against doping in sport is a continuously evolving battle and in this country, it is led by the Anti-Doping Agency of Malaysia (Adamas).

(Football) Man United looks to exploit Liverpool wobble

By AFP - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 16:37

MANCHESTER: Jose Mourinho’s resurgent Manchester United will attempt to reel in arch rivals Liverpool when Jurgen Klopp’s faltering side visit Old Trafford in Sunday’s Premier League headline clash.

(Football) Kane delivers hat-trick to lift Spurs to second

By AFP - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 00:40

London: New father Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur crushed West Bromwich Albion 4-0 on Saturday to climb to second place in the Premier League table.

Respect Chong Wei, Nicol's decision to retire: Khairy

By Bernama - Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 22:09

KUALA LUMPUR: All quarters should respect the decision by two national sports stars, Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Datuk Nicol David should they decide to retire in the near future.

(Rugby) Injuries affect England preparations

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 08:00

ENGLAND, the 6 Nations defending champions, has been hit by more injuries to its first-choice players as preparations are underway for the tournament, which opens on February 4 with the Scotland-Ireland game and followed by England against France, the same afternoon.

(Football) Real, Barca kept apart in Spanish Cup draw

By AFP - Friday, January 13, 2017 - 21:48

MADRID: Real Madrid and eternal rivals Barcelona were kept apart in Friday’s draw for the Spanish Cup quarter-finals.

KFA unveils new 'Helang Merah' squad

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Friday, January 13, 2017 - 21:07

ALOR STAR: Having won the Malaysia Cup for the fifth time last year, Kedah has set a target and is looking to repeat its golden years of winning treble in the Malaysia football league.