Sports
Latest Stories

Hong Kong summon specialists for Thomas Cup Finals

By TAN MING WAI 1 hour ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Hong Kong have turned to their mixed doubles specialists Tang Chun Man and Reginald Lee to bolster their understrength men's doubles department for the Thomas Cup Finals in Chengdu from April 27-May 5.
Badminton 1 hour ago
Recovery setback for Tze Yong
Others 4 hours ago
'State governments should give more priority to sports funding'
Others 6 hours ago
Hannah Yeoh says parents can now get tax relief for their children's sports training [NSTTV]
Most Popular
Football
Readjusting M-League calendar to give Pan Gon more time?
Bruised Arsenal seek healing win at Wolves to re-ignite title charge
Milan desperate to delay Inter's title celebrations in derby clash
FA Cup replays scrapped from first round onwards
Clasico at Real last chance for dejected Barca to rescue season
MADRID: The last chance saloon has opened its doors early for Barcelona as they travel to the capital on Sunday aiming to hold off Real Madrid’s LaLiga title run in a desperate effort to stay alive in the race for the only remaining major silverware they can win.
UEFA fines Barcelona for fans' racist behaviour
PARIS: UEFA announced on Thursday it had fined Barcelona €25,000 (RM148,746) for racist behaviour by their fans after two supporters were questioned by police following their Champions League quarter-final first leg with Paris Saint-Germain.
Italy to have five teams in next season's Champions League
ROME: Serie A is guaranteed to have five clubs in next season’s revamped Champions League after its teams secured a top two spot in the UEFA coefficient standings.
Badminton
Hong Kong summon specialists for Thomas Cup Finals
Recovery setback for Tze Yong
Tze Yong left out of Thomas Cup team
Absence of top players at Malaysia Masters offers chance for a home champ
Rashid never thought M'sia would suffer such a long Thomas Cup title drought
KUALA LUMPUR: It never occurred to national badminton legend Datuk Rashid Sidek that Malaysia would experience such a long Thomas Cup drought.
Former number one Momota retires from international badminton at 29 [NSTTV]
Tokyo: Two-time world champion Kento Momota said today he is retiring from international badminton aged 29, admitting he had never been the same since a serious car crash four years ago.
Badminton dragons China aim to bounce back from Bangkok disaster
KUALA LUMPUR: With their team's overall strength restored, expect China to settle for nothing less than regaining the Thomas Cup when they host the Finals in Chengdu from April 27- May 5.
Tennis
Defending champion Swiatek motors into Stuttgart quarter-finals
Nadal comeback ends in Barcelona Open second round
Gauff, Raducanu shine in Stuttgart
Nadal happy to make winning return at Barcelona after injury layoff
Sabalenka getting in the mood for clay in Stuttgart
STUTTGART: Aryna Sabalenka said her claycourt preparations are in full swing ahead of her Stuttgart opener and the world No. 2 is hoping for plenty of action ahead of the French Open, which begins next month.
Murray will not have surgery on injured ankle
LONDON: Andy Murray will not undergo surgery on the ankle he injured at the Miami Open last month but no timeline has been given for his return, the BBC reported on Monday.
Nadal still the ultimate test on clay, says Tsitsipas
BARCELONA: Rafa Nadal could return to action this week in Barcelona and play just his second event of an injury-hit season and while the Spaniard lacks match practice Stefanos Tsitsipas said it would be no surprise to see him battling for the title in the final.
Cycling
New tech bikes for Malaysia's Olympic riders
Rebranded Tour of Britain Women to return in June
Pocket Rocketwoman in disbelief after Milton race
Another dismal outing for national track cycling squad in Canada
Three national track cyclists have unofficially gained olympics tickets, saya Amarjit
KUALA LUMPUR: Three national track cyclists led by Datuk Mohd Azizulhasni Awang have unofficially qualified for the Paris Olympic Games in the sprint and keirin events, according to Asean Cycling Federation (ACF) secretary-general Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill.
Vos steals women's Amstel Gold as Wiebe celebrates too soon
VALKENBURG: Marianne Vos grabbed victory on the line in a shortened Amstel Gold women’s race today as Lorena Wiebes sat up, raising her arms in victory, just before the finish.
Quiet start for Ridwan and Nurul Izzah in Milton
KUALA LUMPUR: National track cyclists – Ridwan Sahrom and Nurul Izzah Izzati Mohd Asri – got their Track Nations Cup campaign in Milton, Canada, off to a disappointing start on Saturday.
Golf
Morikawa takes Masters form to Hilton Head bid
9th RSGC-SportExcel Junior Invitational to host 90 young golfers
Korda chases LPGA history at Chevron Championship
Masters champ Scheffler sets sights on RBC Heritage
Stenson not losing sleep over Ryder Cup future
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson is happy to sit back and wait for the DP World Tour to make a decision on his Ryder Cup future, the former British Open champion said on Tuesday.
Scheffler going from Green Jacket to diaper duty
Reuters
Scheffler dominates back nine to win second Masters title
AUGUSTA: World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler captured his second Masters title yesterday, dominating a back-nine shootout for a four-stroke victory at Augusta National.
Motor Sports
Marko says Red Bull talking to Sainz but can't match Audi offer
Hamilton doesn't need 'vindicating' over Ferrari switch
Chinese fans hope Zhou can shrug off poor form on home debut
F1 faces a fresh challenge on return to China
Pride and hype as F1 roars back to China after Covid absence
SHANGHAI: Two years ago the Shanghai International Circuit hosted a Covid hospital, but this weekend it will stage Formula One once more as the sport returns to China for the first time since the pandemic.
Former F1 driver Alex Yoong stranded in Tehran following missile attacks [NSTTV]
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s former Formula One driver Alex Yoong found himself stranded in Iran after his holiday there was marred by the threat of war.
Vinales wins MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas sprint
AUSTIN: Maverick Vinales leapt away from pole position and cruised to victory in the MotoGP sprint race at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin yesterday.
Cricket
England spin great Derek Underwood dies at 78
Hyderabad again break IPL record for highest total
Reddy helps Hyderabad edge Punjab in IPL thriller
Jadeja helps Chennai end Kolkata's IPL winning run
Thakur claims first five-wicket haul of IPL season as Lucknow win
LUCKNOW: Indian seam bowler Yash Thakur took the first five-wicket haul of this year’s IPL as he led Lucknow Super Giants to victory over Gujarat Titans on Sunday.
Buttler trumps Kohli in battle of IPL tons as Rajasthan win
Jaipur, India: Jos Buttler hit an unbeaten 100 to trump Virat Kohli's first century of the IPL season as Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets yesterday.
'I feel needed': Pakistan's Amir out of international retirement
LAHORE: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced Sunday he was coming out of retirement and available for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup, after Pakistan announced changes to its selection process which made him feel “needed.”
Hockey
Saari brothers get early nod from Sarjit
Pakistan Hockey Federation to send team to Malaysia despite bitter infighting
Injured hockey trio fighting against time
Defender Kamarulzaman makes jump from hockey 5s to field hockey
Fitri and Co making waves in Bangladesh ahead of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup mission
KUALA LUMPUR: Four Malaysian players are making waves in the Bangladesh Hockey League with Mohammedan SC.
For Speedy Tiger Naaveennash, sports run in his family
KUALA LUMPUR: Utility hockey player T. Naaveennash Panicker is the type who keeps a cool head on the field.
Tengku Nasrul takes unpaid leave to join Speedy Tigers
KUALA LUMPUR: For the love of hockey, Tengku Nasrul Ikmal Tengku Abdul Rahim took unpaid leave from his job to join the national men’s hockey team for centralised training.
Others
'State governments should give more priority to sports funding'
Hannah Yeoh says parents can now get tax relief for their children's sports training [NSTTV]
Australia's McKeown breaks Rice's 400 medley record
A difficult search for a new partner for Dhabitah
Eight Malaysians clear first round in Asian Qualifier
KUALA LUMPUR: Unseeded Chen Yu Jie is among eight Malaysians who won their opening round matches in the Asian Qualifier for the World Championships on Thursday.
Hoe Yean cracks national record again
KUALA LUMPUR: National swimmer Khiew Hoe Yean received a boost in his bid to qualify for the Paris Olympics when he smashed his 400m freestyle national record in the Australian Open in the Gold Coast today.
Sports Industry Plan in final phase of development - Ahmad Zahid
PUTRAJAYA: The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) is in the final stage of developing the Sports Industry Plan which outlines strategies and initiatives to benefit the sports industry sector and, thus, provide returns to the country’s economy.