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  • Soccer friday: Mixed-heritage players make their mark in Malaysia

    Singing the national anthem of his adopted country took a while to get used to for Perth-born Matthew Davies. But almost a year since becoming a Malaysian citizen, the Pahang defender can now confidently belt out the words of the Negaraku before club and international matches.

  • School event looking for young talents

    Despite the lack of success of the national soccer team, the fascination for the sport in the country is at an all-time high.

  • Nestle terminates IAAF sponsorship over doping scandal

    Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics' governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company's image.

  • Ibrahimovic scores 2 as PSG beats Lyon 3-0 in French Cup

    Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 3-0 to reach the French Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday and remain on course to repeat its domestic treble of last season.

  • Barcelona sets club record of 29 straight games without loss

    Barcelona broke the club record with its 29th consecutive unbeaten game when its second-stringers salvaged a 1-1 draw against Valencia in the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday.

  • Resilient defense earns Broncos Super Bowl victory

    Offense wins games, defense wins Championships.

  • Moradia’s hat trick helps Mavecrics beat Tigers

    A splendid bowling performance by Keyur Moradia saw him take the first hat trick of the season in a Division 2 game at Cibubur on Sunday, helping the Mavecrics to defeat the Chairos Tigers by 4 wickets.

  • Correction

    The story “Mutombo helps promote basketball among youths in Asia” on Feb. 5, 2016 misstated a person’s name. The final paragraph should read: “Levy, who serves as the council chairman, said that Jonathan Tahir and Martin Hartono, the Indonesian members of the council, would be vital to the program’s success in Indonesia.”

  • Leicester stuns Man City 3-1 to go 5 points clear at top

    Leicester stunned Manchester City 3-1 on Saturday to bolster its bid to become the unlikeliest champion in English football history.

  • Torres scores 100th goal for Atletico in 3-1 win over Eibar

    Fernando Torres finally scored his 100th goal for Atletico Madrid, helping his team come from behind to defeat Eibar 3-1 in the Spanish league on Saturday.

  • Putting it briefly: Youth ministry plays it cool over FIFA rejection

    JAKARTA: The government has downplayed the significance of world soccer body FIFA’s denial of its request to make several changes to an ad-hoc committee overseeing reform in Indonesian soccer, an official has said.

  • Soccer friday: Squash legend Nicol David helps Sarawak striker in comeback

    After training with squash’s top female player Nicol David, former Perth Glory striker Ndumba Makeche says he is now ready to put his injury nightmare behind him at his new club, Sarawak FA.

  • Mutombo helps promote basketball among youths in Asia

    NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo has expressed his enthusiasm about helping promote basketball among Asian youth with the Jr. NBA program.

  • Barcelona routs Valencia 7-0 in Copa del Rey semifinals

    Luis Suarez scored four goals and Lionel Messi a hat trick as Barcelona defeated 10-man Valencia 7-0 on Wednesday to move into position to reach the Copa del Rey final for the third straight season.

  • Manchester United eases to 3-0 Premier League win over Stoke

    Manchester United eased to a 3-0 victory against Stoke in the Premier League on Tuesday, with an attacking display at Old Trafford signaling a potential upturn in confidence at the club.

  • Putting it briefly: Daud to face Kato in WBO lightweight title bout

    Interim WBO Asia-Pacific Lightweight Champion Daud “Cino” Yordan of Indonesia is set to fight against boxer Yoshitaka Kato of Japan on Friday at Balai Sarbini Hall in Jakarta.

  • John Terry to leave Chelsea at end of the season

    Chelsea captain John Terry will leave the Premier League champions at the end of the season after the club he has served since the age of 14 told him it would not be renewing his contract.

  • Final round delayed as Song holds off Spieth’s late charge

    Rain disrupted the final round of the SMBC Singapore Open on Sunday with South Korean Song Young-hun remaining in firm control over his close rivals.

  • PSG, Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli all win in Europe

  • Djokovic wins 6th Australian title; Murray loses 5th final

    Novak Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six Australian Open finals with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory Sunday that consigned Andy Murray to a fifth defeat in championship deciders at Melbourne Park.