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Eight is not enough

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, 25 December 2014.

DESPITE winning a historic eighth World Championship title on Saturday, Nicol David's thirst for competition has not diminished as she aims to win more international tournaments next year.

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Relief for Wenger

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:19

ARSENE Wenger is upbeat about a strong second half of the season showing from an Arsenal side set to capitalise on the return of injured players like Mesut Ozil and Mikel Arteta.

Perlis face expulsion

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:13

PERLIS could face serious consequences, including expulsion from next season’s FAM League, for failing to pay their players for six months after the end of their failed 2014 Premier League campaign.

Sime Darby ready to raise the bar

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:13

SIME Darby coach Ismail Zakaria is aware that improving on their fifth place finish in their Super League debut last season will be a difficult, but not impossible mission next year.

‘Harimau Malaya’ passes away

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:13

FORMER international Dollah Don, 91, nicknamed “Harimau Malaya” by the late Indonesia president Soekarno, died at the Puteri Specialist Hospital, Johor Baru, yesterday.

Blues out to spoil City’s festive cheer

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:12

LONDON The omens are good for a Chelsea side heading into Christmas top of the Premier League tree but manager Jose Mourinho does not want to give title rivals Manchester City any reason to cheer over the festive season.

Van Gaal keen to repay Fergie’s faith

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:12

MANCHESTER: Louis Van Gaal has revealed he feels under pressure to succeed at Manchester United to repay the generous support of Old Trafford legend Alex Ferguson.

There is hope but...

By DEVINDER SINGH - Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:12

MALAYSIAN athletics reached a trough in 2013 but there were encouraging signs this year that the future holds much promise - that is if the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) steers clear of petty jealousies and inept leadership.

Muizzuddin to make history in Adria

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:11

YOUNG karting sensation Muizzuddin Musyafa Abdul Gafar will be making history as the first Asian to be honoured as World Series Karting (WSK) champion when the international karting body (CIK) holds its annual gala at Adria near Venice, Italy on Jan 10.

‘Title not won on Xmas Day’

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:11

MANY Premier League managers highlight the importance of negotiating the hectic Christmas period, but Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini is in a relaxed mood with his side trailing leaders Chelsea by three points.

Study shows Gunners have the most casualties

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:11

LONDON: Arsenal and injuries have gone hand in hand over the last decade when the Gunners have had more players spending lengthy spells on the sidelines than many of their Premier League rivals, a study has shown.

China coach names youthful squad

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:11

BEIJING: China coach Alain Perrin put his faith in the nation’s youngsters when he named his 23-man squad for next month’s Asian Cup campaign yesterday.

Positive vibe

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:11

SPAIN coach Vicente del Bosque is feeling positive about 2015 despite the shock of failure at this year’s World Cup and is confident he can successfully shepherd the team through qualification for Euro 2016.

Rise of the underdogs

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:11

GRAND slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

Seamer-friendly pitch offers Windies hope

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:11

PORT ELIZABETH: West Indies can look forward to more favourable batting conditions for the second test in Port Elizabeth on Friday as they look to overcome the mental scars of collapsing on Pretoria’s seamer-friendly strip.

Rockets take off

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:12

HOUSTON’S James Harden scored a season-high 44 points to power the Rockets to a 110-95 victory over Portland on Monday, moving within one game of their NBA Western Conference rival.

Christmas provides food for thought at Ferrari

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:11

MARANELLO (ITALY): The winds of change have swept through Ferrari and even Christmas has a different feel now.

Losing streak

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:11

INDIA must reverse a demoralising losing streak at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to prevent Australia from regaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Friday’s Boxing Day third Test.

Sissoko is on Gunners’ wishlist

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:11

LONDON: Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is emerging as a strong contender to fill Arsenal's defensive midfield role.

Juniors set to make an impact in Tasmania

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:10

THE Tasmania Christmas Carnival will be the first real test for the junior sprints trio that coach Junaidi Nasir will pin his hopes on in the Asian Cycling Championships in Thailand in February.

Now for the World Games

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:10

THE dust has settled in Palembang, Indonesia, after a gruelling two weeks of competition at the Asean University Games (AUG) but as far as the Education Ministry is concerned, that only means it is time for those involved to focus their attention on preparing for the World University Games (WUG)