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July 15, 2018 10:30 AM Pacquiao knocks out Matthysse to regain WBA title

WITH the 60th victory of a stellar career, Manny Pacquiao regained the WBA world welterweight title with a TKO of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur today. At the ripe old age of 39 and without long-time trainer Freddie Roach, Pacquiao showed no signs of slowing down to take his record to an impressive 3

July 10, 2018 11:16 AM Pacman and Matthysse ready to rumble in KL

PETALING JAYA: Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is in fighting mood for the biggest boxing match in Kuala Lumpur since Muhammad Ali beat Joe Bugner world heavyweight title bout at Stadium Merdeka in 1975. Pacquiao, also known as Pacman, declared himself ready for Sunday's WBA welterweight title fight against Lucas Matthysse 5

July 8, 2018 5:35 AM Kit Siang: More to Najib’s son one-day Taipei trip than a date?

PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has asked if there was more to Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib's one-day trip to Taipei than a date with actress Celia Chang. The Taiwanese actress has denied sleeping with the son of embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. In an exclusive report on Friday, Taiwan's Apple Daily said Chang 8

July 4, 2018 2:54 AM Konta, Edmund revive British spirits at Wimbledon

LONDON: With Andy Murray pulling out of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament, the two-time champion's shock absence has put the spotlight on his fellow Britons at the grass-court Grand Slam. Of the four Britons in action on Monday, only teenager Katie Swan emerged victorious with a shock success against world number 36 Irina-Camelia Begu. After a combined 9

July 1, 2018 7:22 AM Korea's Ryu charges into lead at Women's PGA Championship

KILDEER, United States: South Korea's Ryu So-yeon used a hot putter and a lucky bounce on No. 7 to seize a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Women's PGA Championship on Saturday. The two-time major champion, who celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday, started the day tied with Brooke Henderson for the top spot but gained five strokes 11

June 30, 2018 12:43 PM Lee sets up Malaysia Open final clash with Momota

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei set up a sensational final clash against Japan's Kento Momota at the Malaysia Open after an easy 21-18, 21-15 victory over Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto in the semifinals on Saturday. The triumph meant Lee, 35, extended his win ratio against Sugiarto to 17-0 following the 53-minute victory. Favourite Lee has won the Malaysia 11

June 29, 2018 10:24 AM Murray drawn to face Paire in Wimbledon first round

LONDON: Andy Murray has been drawn to face France's Benoit Paire in the Wimbledon first round after the two-time champion entered the All England Club draw on Friday. Murray had left his participation in the grass-court Grand Slam to the last minute as the former world number one makes tentative progress in his return from hip surgery. The 31-year-old 7

June 24, 2018 6:07 AM Bagan Serai MP Noor Azmi quits Umno, BN

BAGAN SERAI: Bagan Serai Member of Parliament Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali today announced he is leaving Umno and the Barisan Nasional (BN) with immediate effect. Noor Azmi, who won the parliamentary seat on the BN ticket at the 14th General Election (GE14) with a 172-vote majority, also declared his support for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad 9

June 23, 2018 5:38 AM Murray to give hip another workout at Eastbourne

LONDON: Former world number one Andy Murray is to take his decision over whether or not to play at Wimbledon to the wire after accepting a wild card to play at the Eastbourne ATP event next week. The 31-year-old Scot — a two-time Wimbledon champion — will hope to get enough encouragement at Eastbourne after losing his first competitive match in 11 months 7

June 18, 2018 1:59 AM Proud Serb Djokovic would happily miss World Cup final for Wimbledon glory

LONDON: Novak Djokovic (pix) insists he would happily miss a first appearance for Serbia in the World Cup final if it means he is back in the Wimbledon title match. Djokovic is an avid fan of the Serbian national team, who kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Russia on Sunday. Celebrating wildly after his friend Aleksandar 9