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May 25, 2018 1:08 AM Trump pardons boxer Jack Johnson, first black heavyweight champ

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was sent to prison a century ago in a racially charged case. Trump said Johnson, the "Galveston Giant", was the victim of what "many viewed as a racially motivated injustice". Johnson, who held the heavyweight 9

May 15, 2018 6:35 AM Durant, Thompson power Warriors over Rockets in NBA playoffs

WASHINGTON: Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 as defending champion Golden State defeated season win-leader Houston 119-106 in Monday's opener of their NBA playoff semi-final series. Stephen Curry added 18 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors, who were outclassed early but battled back to seize the lead in the best-of-seven 9

May 15, 2018 12:36 AM Erdogan accuses Israel of 'genocide' over Gaza deaths

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Israel of "state terror" and "genocide" after Israeli forces killed at least 55 Palestinians on the Gaza border. In one of his most vehement broadsides ever against the Jewish state, Erdogan also announced three days of national mourning over the deaths, as well as a giant protest in Istanbul 9

May 10, 2018 2:51 PM Hopes of athletes, sports activists for new govt

KUALA LUMPUR: Sports activists and athletes want the new government which has been given the mandate to rule the country to continue supporting sports development and excellence especially to realise the dream of the country's first Olympic gold medal. National cycling champion, Azizulhasni Awang hopes the new government will be serious in helping national 20

April 30, 2018 9:31 AM Noraseela confident athletics squad could end medal drought in Jakarta

KUALA LUMPUR: After failing to end the 16-year medal drought at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia early this month, the national athletics squad must now work hard to end the 12-year medal drought at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in August. Malaysia last tasted podium success at the regional Games in 2006 Doha edition, when women's 18

April 21, 2018 1:51 AM Farah faces tough examination in London Marathon

LONDON: British track legend Mo Farah (pix) had few peers in distance championship running but he may find a few better than him on the road in Sunday's London Marathon. The 35-year-old – who achieved the Olympic double winning the 5000m and 10000m gold twice – couldn't hope for a better send off in his second tilt at his home marathon than for Queen 12

April 20, 2018 11:09 AM Dimitrov sees off Goffin to reach Monte Carlo semi-finals

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov celebrates winning his quarter final match against Belgium’s David Goffin at the Monte Carlo Masters April 20, 2018. — Reuters picMONTE CARLO, April 20 — Grigor Dimitrov benefited from a second-set collapse by David Goffin today to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals for the first time with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) victory. The 26-year-old 15

April 20, 2018 7:29 AM Petronas launches Mesra Bonanza campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: As part of its efforts to reward loyal customers, PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) today launched its biggest nationwide campaign by far, the Mesra Bonanza, offering over 1600 winners with exciting prizes ranging from cash and Mesra points to holiday packages, gadgets, scooters and many more, with just at a minimum spend of RM30. The campaign 30

April 20, 2018 6:03 AM Pacquiao targets more bouts after KL showdown

Pacquiao (left), who returns to action for the first time since losing on points to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last July, said he expected the July 15 bout at the Axiata Arena to be 'a real boxing fight'. ― Picture by Miera ZulyanaKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― Manny Pacquiao believes he has “a couple more fights” left in him before he retires, starting 15

April 19, 2018 3:22 PM Thiem stuns Djokovic in Monte Carlo

Austria's Dominic Thiem (pic) celebrates after winning his third round match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic, April 19, 2018. — Reuters picMONTE CARLO, April 19 ― Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters by an inspired Dominic Thiem in the third round today, with the Austrian fifth seed progressing to a possible quarter-final with Rafael 13