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Sports

  • Soccer friday: New AFC guru Andy Roxburgh on England v Scotland, sir Alex and Asia

    England drawing Scotland in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers this week generated excitement all over the globe, including in the city of Kuala Lumpur, which Scottish football icon Andy Roxburgh now calls home.

  • PSS players speak out on match fixing

    Eight months after a scandalous match between PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang, four PSS players have spoken out on match fixing behind the game.

  • Asia football chief praises Platini as potential FIFA boss

    Michel Platini's chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him as "a unique candidate" and urged his member nations to unite behind a single candidate.

  • Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

    Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."

  • Japan gives up on retractable roof for 2020 Olympic stadium

    The Japanese government decided on Tuesday to give up building a retractable roof on a new National Stadium whose plan has been under review due to ballooning construction cost estimates, it has been learned.

  • Putting it briefly: Four badminton legends to meet Jakarta fans

    Four badminton legends are to greet Jakarta fans in an event called Yonex Legends’ Vision Indonesia, at the Asia-Africa Badminton Hall in Senayan, Jakarta, on Aug. 17.

  • Japan-based advertising firm wins Olympic TV rights in Asia

    The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc.

  • Mexico coach Herrera fired after claim he punched reporter

    Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter's claim that the man known as "El Piojo" punched him.

  • Doubles get byes, daunting task awaits at singles events

    Lady luck seemed to smile on the Indonesian badminton team ahead of the Total BWF World Championship to be staged at the Istora Senayan Indoor Stadium on Aug. 10-16 with eight of its representatives getting byes to the second round.

  • Beijing bid faces same old questions ahead of 2022 IOC vote

    Two of China's most storied winter Olympic athletes faced some tough questions Tuesday about Beijing bid's for the 2022 Winter Games — namely about air pollution and a lack of snow.

  • IOC urges US to come up with another bid city for 2024 Games

    With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick "the most appropriate city" as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members.

  • Putting it briefly: Two doubles events added to upcoming c’ship

    The 2015 Yonex Sunrise Doubles Special Badminton Championship is set to feature more doubles events in its seventh edition, which will be staged from July 29 through Aug. 1 at the Asia-Pacific Badminton Hall in Senayan, Jakarta.

  • Japan, South Korea without stars for East Asian Cup

    Asian powers Japan and South Korea have named squads devoid of big names for next month's biennial East Asian Cup, which also features China and North Korea.

  • From the PGA tour: Dustin Johnson returns to Whistling Straits in quest for major glory

    American Zach Johnson’s second major title after his triumph at the Open Championship in Scotland leaves his countryman Dustin Johnson still seeking his elusive first major win. After dusting off his devastating defeat at the US Open, Dustin Johnson came back strong at St. Andrews, the site of the 144th Open Championship, to take the lead after both the first round at seven under par and the second round at 10 under.

  • With tournament title secured, US sweeps China

    With the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship already secured, the United States added a three-set victory over China on Sunday to cap the tournament.

  • Formula One: Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix results

    Results from Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix in Budapest on Sunday:

  • Soccer: Russia ready for World Cup launch

    A total of 141 countries spanning five continents will learn their fate for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers on Saturday as the tournament is officially launched with the preliminary draw in Saint Petersburg.

  • 2018 World Cup host Russia: FIFA crisis being disruptive

    Sepp Blatter left the security of Switzerland for the first time in two months on Thursday, arriving for the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw, with Russia saying that communication with FIFA has been disrupted by the corruption crisis.

  • Retirement panic keeps Wenger motivated

    Arsene Wenger has banished any thoughts of retirement as the Arsenal manager fine-tunes his preparations for his 20th season with the Gunners in the Emirates Cup this weekend.

  • Soccer Friday: Liverpool targets Asian fan base as Benteke adds glamor

    Four years have passed since Liverpool’s last visit to Malaysia, but, in soccer terms, it seems like an eternity.