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Chong Wei to battle Lin Dan, Chen Long for Olympic gold in Rio

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Top seed Lee Chong Wei is expected to battle Lin Dan in an epic men’s singles semi-final clash at the Rio Olympic Games next month.

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(Squash) Nicol David off to winning start in SRAM Invitational

By DEVINDER SINGH - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 20:29

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.

(Snooker) Rory achieves milestone at World Open

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 19:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Rory Thor achieved a significant first for Malaysia when he reached the second round of the World Open in Yushan yesterday.

(Badminton) Physical and mental strength vital in Rio says Chong Wei

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 18:52

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.

(Bowling) Victoria Chin guarantees Malaysia a medal at World Youth Bowling Championships

By AJITPAL SINGH - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 17:53

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.

SIC bids farewell to hosting FIM Superbike World Championship

By Fabian Mark - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 17:26

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.

Khairul and Badrul set up exciting 100m final in Sukma

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:50

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.

(Olympics) Golf star Ko hungers for Rio Games success

By AFP - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:44

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.

Football: Five most expensive transfers

By AFP - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:07

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:

(Olympics) Neymar defends his party boy lifestyle

By AFP - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:00

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian football star Neymar is a party boy and he’s not going to apologize for it.

JDT maintain lead in Super League after 1-0 win over Kelantan

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 08:29

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.

(Squash) Nicol David warms up for new season in SRAM Invitational

By DEVINDER SINGH - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 17:01

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.

Brazil's military helps Olympic athletes march to victory

By AFP - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 12:42

BRASÍLIA: The bow string twangs and Bernardo Oliveira, one of Brazil’s army of military-sponsored Olympic athletes, sends his arrow swooping into the target 70 meters (yards) away. Mission accomplished.

Two national records, 10 Sukma records haul on seventh day of Sarawak Sukma

By Bernama - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 09:06

KUCHING: The 18th Malaysia Games which entered its seventh day today saw two new national records set in archery.

(Tennis) Konta topples Venus for first WTA title

By AFP - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:39

SAN FRANCISCO: Britain’s Johanna Konta captured her first WTA title in style on Sunday, beating former world number one Venus Williams 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 at the WTA hardcourt tournament in Stanford, California.

(Rugby) All Blacks coach Hansen to stay on until 2019 World Cup

By Reuters - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:57

WELLINGTON: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen set his sights on capturing a record third successive Rugby World Cup title after announcing on Monday he has extended his contract with the side through the 2019 tournament in Japan.

(SUKMA) Defending champion Perak, Host S'wak, FT and NS book quarterfinal berths

By Bernama - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:28

KUCHING: Defending champion Perak booked their berth in the quarterfinals of the SUKMA football competition after beating Negeri Sembilan 2-1 in a Group D match at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Stadium in Kota Samarahan, here today.

(Sukma) Ching Hwang shatters own 200m national swimming record

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 20:55

KUCHING: Federal Territories swimmer Lim Ching Hwang erased his own national record in the men's 200m individual medley at the Malaysia Games swimming competition today.

(Badminton) Kian Meng-Pei Jing finally land their maiden title

By Fabian Peter - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 19:41

KUALA LUMPUR: After reaching four open finals, Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing finally landed their maiden title at the Vietnam Open today.

(Sukma) Terengganu's Nur Aqilah shatters 13-year-old national archery record

By Jugjet Singh Randhawa - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 18:04

KUCHING: The Malaysia Games finally saw its first national record being shattered courtesy of the women's 70m Recurve Archery event here.

(Football) Felda United arrest late Police fightback for 2-1 win

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 23:42

KUALA LUMPUR: Felda United slashed Super League leaders Johor Darul Ta'zim's advantage back to two points after staving off a late fightback by Police to win 2-1 in Malacca on Saturday.

(Formula One) Rosberg trumps Hamilton in Hungary chaos

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 22:55

BUDAPEST: Nico Rosberg rode his luck to grab pole position for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a prolonged qualifying session punctuated by rainstorms and red flags.

(Badminton) Kian Meng-Pei Jing ride their luck to qualify for Vietnam Open final

By Fabian Peter - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 18:44

KUALA LUMPUR: It was yet another lucky win for Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing who reached the final of the Vietnam Open today.

(Football) Moyes appointed Sunderland manager - club

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 17:42

LONDON: Sunderland have appointed former Manchester United manager David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce as boss at the Stadium of Light, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

(Tennis) Venus Williams books Stanford semi-final

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 12:38

SAN FRANCISCO: Top-seeded Venus Williams booked her semi-final berth at the WTA hardcourt tournament in Stanford, California, on Friday with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over 17-year-old wild card CiCi Bellis.

(Super Rugby Commentary) Four NZ teams in the semis? One is through

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00

IT’S a long shot but diehard supporters of New Zealand rugby are hoping that four of its five franchises will make the semi-finals of this competition, now in its 21st year.

(Swimming) Phelps hoping Rio swansong hits the right notes

By Reuters - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 09:14

TORONTO: Having ended his career once in London on what he considered a sour note, Michael Phelps enters the Rio de Janeiro Olympics pool for his second swansong determined to bow out on his own terms.

(Football) JDT stretch lead after beating Sarawak 2-1

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 23:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Darul Ta'zim stretched their lead at the top of the standings to five points after beating Sarawak 2-1 in Kuching in the sole Super League match to take place today.

(Football) England appoint Allardyce as manager

By Reuters - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 23:21

LONDON: Sam Allardyce was appointed England manager on Friday on a two-year contract, tasked with the job of restoring pride in the national team after their dismal performances at Euro 2016.

Hamilton crashes into barrier during Hungarian GP practice

By AP - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 21:45

BUDAPEST: Lewis Hamilton appeared unhurt after crashing sideways into a barrier of rubber tires during the second practice session on Friday for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

(Olympics) IOC reveals 45 new doping failures from Beijing, London Games

By AFP - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 20:53

GENEVA: The International Olympic Committee reported 45 new doping failures on Friday from the 2008 Games in Beijing and London 2012, bringing the total number of positive drug test to 98 since a retesting programme was launched.