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Sports

  • Season opener brings hope, bitter aftertaste

    The 2009 American football championship season commenced on Sept. 14 with the Oakland Raiders playing American Football Conference Western Division rivals the San Diego Chargers. The Jakarta Post's Musthofid joined an AirAsia-sponsored tour to watch the game at the Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.
  • Letter: Earthquake: Time for introspection

    As usual, every time a natural disaster strikes Indonesia, some people will relate the disaster to something divine. That's okay, because religious people believe there is a God who orchestrates everything that happens in nature. Others perceive the disaster is merely a natural phenomenon, because nature lives and tectonic plates move, so natural disasters are not an act of God. Maybe the argument is not completely wrong, because science teaches us how and why all of those things happen. Scientists will explain the earthquake that struck West Sumatra recently with a logical theory.

  • Will the Raiders follow up with an Asian touchdown?

    The arrival of the Xcellence on Sept. 14 at the Oakland International Airport marked the maiden touchdown by the Asia-based budget carrier AirAsia in the US as part of its sponsorship of the Oakland Raiders.
  • SMS: No opposition

    Your comments on the absence of strong opposition after the second and third largest parties - Golkar and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) also prefer to join President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's administration.

  • Sports ministry and KONI award golden achievements by successful athletes

    The National Sports Day celebration was marked by an award presentation to past and current athletes in Jakarta on Tuesday.
  • Issues: Editorial: Incredible foreign help

    Every school child knows that this country is rich and beautiful. Less known to them is the country's vulnerability to disasters as this has been less emphasized in the classroom. When schoolchildren become adults, this lack of awareness sticks. This is part of the reason why we tend to be slow in tackling disasters like the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked West Sumatra on Sept. 30 killing more than 1,000 people, destroying thousands of buildings and devastating scores of towns and villages.

  • Maria Kristin will not play in Denmark, France

    JAKARTA: Due to lack of preparation, Indonesian women's singles shuttler Maria Kristin Yulianti has decided not to participate in the upcoming Denmark Super Series and France Super Series.
  • Comments: `Development funds' at Golkar congress

    The Golkar Party's eighth national congress is awash in money, with rival candidates for the chairmanship shelling out hundreds of millions prior to the vote.

  • Wickmayer, Garrigues set to play in Bali

    With three weeks left until the US$600,000 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions, the organizers have pocketed only two names - Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium and Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain - for the Nov. 4-8 event.

  • Massa does first F1 test since accident

    Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has taken his first test drive in a Formula One car since a life-threatening accident earlier this year.

  • Brandon, Polyanskaya win Palembang Triathlon

    Barett Brandon of the United States and Anastasia Polyanskaya of Russia won Sunday's men's and women's international triathlon, respectively, in the South Sumatra capital of Palembang.
  • RI shuttlers bring 4 titles home from Vietnam

    JAKARTA: Indonesian shuttlers brought home four titles from the Vietnam Open, on Sunday, losing only the men's single titles.
  • Swiss, Slovaks chase WCup spots in final round

    Switzerland and Slovakia bid to make it over the line in the final round of World Cup qualifying matches Wednesday while Portugal will have to capture a playoff spot without Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Bolivia snaps Brazil's winning skid with 2-1 win

    Bolivia ended Brazil's 11-game winning streak on Sunday with a 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory at high altitude.

  • RI shuttlers bring 4 titles home from Vietnam

    Indonesian shuttlers brought home four titles from the Vietnam Open, on Sunday, losing only the men's single titles.

  • Sea of Aremania

  • United States clinches World Cup berth

    The United States is headed to the World Cup next year after clinching qualification with a 3-2 win over Honduras on Saturday.

  • BritAma goes down in ABL opening game

    Indonesia's Satria Muda Britama lost 69-76 to Southeast Asia's basketball giants, the Philippine Patriots, in the opening game of the inaugural ASEAN Basketball League in Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, on Saturday.
  • ANTV to broadcast ISL matches live

    JAKARTA: ANTV has announced a live broadcast package of the Indonesia Super League (ISL), which kicks off this season's soccer competition on Sunday.
  • Portugal beats Hungary 3-0 in World Cup qualifier

    Simao Sabrosa scored twice and Liedson added another as Portugal beat Hungary 3-0 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday.

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