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Fitness wins it for Thais

By AJITPAL SINGH AND DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, 21 December 2014.

MALAYSIA’S gallant display came to nothing in the end as Thailand scored two late goals to break the hearts of home fans and lift the AFF Cup for the first time since 2002 with a 4-3 aggregate victory at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

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Nicol snatches eighth World Championship title

By DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:12

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David saved four match points to snatch a record-extending eighth World Championship title from the jaws of defeat against home favourite Raneem El Weleily in Cairo earlier today.

Bogey team

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:06

PORTLAND’S Damian Lillard scored a career-high 43 points, including 16 in the added periods, to lead the Trail Blazers to a 129-119 victory at San Antonio on Friday, handing the Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime.

Windies slump to innings defeat

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:05

PRETORIA: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indian batting to send the tourists crashing to a humiliating defeat by an innings and 220 runs on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park yesterday.

Morgan replaces Cook as captain

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:05

LONDON: Eoin Morgan has replaced Alistair Cook as England’s World Cup captain, The England and Wales Cricket Board announced yesterday.

Nervy Australia

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:05

AUSTRALIA made a meal of it but successfully chased down 128 for a four-wicket victory and an unassailable 2-0 series lead after dismissing India for 224 on the fourth day of the Second Test at the Gabba in Brisbane yesterday.

A let-off for Phelps

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:05

OLYMPIC swimming great Michael Phelps looked to the future on Friday, including the Rio Olympics in 2016, after he dodged a stint in prison for drunk driving.

Loew eyes Euro 2016 with new-look squad

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:04

BERLIN: World Cup winners Germany have suffered something of a hangover since their triumph in Brazil, but coach Joachim Loew is hoping a new-look side can go on to claim more glory at Euro 2016.

Majestic McIlroy, fading Tiger

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:04

A YEAR to forget for an injury-plagued Tiger Woods was savoured sweetly by Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy after the ‘Celtic Tiger’ won two majors in 2014 to regain his status as the game’s leading player.

Show-stealers Germany

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:04

A SUPERB World Cup featuring one of the greatest upsets in the sport’s history, Germany’s fourth title and the duel between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be the world’s best were among the football highlights of 2014.

German bank sues Ecclestone

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:04

BERLIN: German bank BayernLB is seeking €345 million (RM1.48 billion) in a lawsuit against Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone (pic) over the 2006 sale of the sport’s rights, according to a report.

Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:04

AUSTIN: Two of Lance Armstrong’s longtime business partners have agreed to pay the United States federal government US$500,000 (RM1.75 million) to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis.

Age reprieve for referees

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:04

MARRAKECH: Fifa is abolishing age limits for international referees.

Players contemplate futures as World Cup approaches

By Aziz Hassan - Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:04

THE next phase in the careers of some Wallabies and All Blacks is slowly being confirmed about 10 months ahead of the World Cup, allowing their national coaches to be prepared when the transition comes.

Things to know about World Cup probe

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:04

MARRAKECH: Ever since Fifa executives voted to send the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar there have been endless questions about how and why they picked those countries and accusations that some of them might have been bought off or otherwise leaned on.

Feeling the heat

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:04

BRENDAN Rodgers was in no mood to hang around as the under-pressure Liverpool manager made quick work of his weekly press conference on Friday.

Blatter battles on

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:03

SEPP Blatter declared Fifa’s crisis to be over on Friday and said he would not abandon football’s governing body.

Time for Wenger to work smarter, not harder

By JASON DASEY - Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:03

TWO comprehensive victories in different competitions and a kind Champions League draw have eased the pressure on Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. But another defeat at Liverpool today in the English Premier League could have the sharks circling again.

Swimmers to the rescue

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:03

AFTER a poor Friday, the swimmers put the Malaysian contingent back on track in their mission to hit the 40 gold medal target after bagging five gold and notching two records at the Palembang Asean University Games (AUG) yesterday.

Hart a Citizen till 2019

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:03

MANCHESTER: Goalkeeper Joe Hart has become the latest core member of Manchester City’s squad to commit his future to the Premier League champions, agreeing to a new contract through 2019.

Time to deliver

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:03

CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho insists Eden Hazard must help the club win more titles if he is to join the ranks of their greatest players.