THE national boxers open their campaign to win Sea Games gold medals today, hoping to erase the bitter memories of returning without a title two years ago in Palembang.
BRAZIL escaped tough opponents in the group stage of next year's World Cup but will probably face a major rival as early as the second round.
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LOH Jack Chang is not giving up hope on winning the men's taiji combined event after a small tumble in taijiquan yesterday sent him to near the back of the field.
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DEALING up an intriguing World Cup draw, Fifa fired the starting gun on Friday for a Brazilian extravaganza which will see the hosts kick off against Croatia before defending champions Spain open their campaign against the Netherlands, whom they beat in the 2010 final.
DEFENDING champions Germany bounced back in style to blitz Pakistan 6-1 in Group A of the Junior World Cup at the Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi yesterday.
THOUGH Malaysia gained a measure of revenge against Indonesia at the Southeast Asian Basketball Championship in June, it would not be truly satisfying unless they win today's opening men's Sea Games match against their arch-rivals.
MITCHELL Johnson shattered England's hopes of a series-levelling win in the second Test with one of the great Ashes bowling spells as Australia took an iron grip yesterday.
DUNEDIN: New Zealand were stranded an agonising 33 runs short of their first Test victory in more than a year yesterday when rain washed out the final session of the first Test against the West Indies in Dunedin.