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January 6, 2018 7:18 AM Liow: Lesson learnt from election losses, MCA won’t repeat mistake

MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai speaks during the MCA-Gerakan ‘Stronger Together’ assembly in Kuala Lumpur January 6, 2018. — Pictures by Mukhriz HazimKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — MCA has learnt its lesson from the losses it suffered in previous general elections and will not be repeating the same mistake, party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said today 7

December 23, 2017 6:10 PM Newcastle end four-match losing streak with win at West Ham

Newcastle United finally got back on the winning trail when they secured a crucial 3-2 win over West Ham on Saturday to move out of the bottom three and end a barren run of four consecutive defeats. Despite Marko Arnautovic firing West Ham into the lead on six minutes following a bad mistake by Henri Saivet, the north east club showed all their fighting 7

December 21, 2017 6:05 PM Brighton boss Hughton targets striker in January window

REUTERS: Signing a striker in the January transfer window will be one of the main priorities for Brighton and Hove Albion, but the club will act only if the right player becomes available, manager Chris Hughton said on Thursday. Brighton are 13th in the table with 18 points after four wins, six draws and eight defeats. They have scored 14 league goals 3

November 30, 2017 4:00 PM Las Palmas sack Ayestaran after seventh loss in nine

BARCELONA: Struggling La Liga side Las Palmas sacked coach Pako Ayestaran on Thursday following a run of seven defeats in nine games in all competitions, parting ways with their second manager of the season three months into the campaign. The club made the announcement in a statement on their website ( after the 3-2 defeat at home to Deportivo 6

November 27, 2017 5:25 PM Alaves sack coach De Biasi after two months

MADRID: La Liga's bottom club Deportivo Alaves sacked coach Gianni De Biasi on Monday just over two months after appointing the Italian. Javier Cabello takes the reins for the short-term just as he did in the brief period after Argentine Luis Zubeldia was dismissed in September. "The blue-and-whites have decided to terminate Gianni De Biasi's contract 8

November 25, 2017 10:40 PM Football: Icardi brace sends Inter Milan top

MILAN: Argentina striker Mauro Icardi bagged another brace to send Inter Milan top of Serie A on Saturday (Nov 25) with a 3-1 win at Cagliari. In-form skipper Icardi opened Inter's account after 29 minutes in Sardinia, before adding a second seven minutes from time to bring his tally to 15 goals this season. Inter's Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic 6

November 23, 2017 4:58 AM Japan saddled with big World Cup hopes

Japan's head coach Vahid Halilhodzic (left) celebrates with his team members after Japan's Hotaru Yamaguchi scored the second goal for Japan against Iraq. ― Reuters picTOKYO, Nov 23 — They might be in the weakest pot, but expectation will be high in Japan when they compete in their sixth successive World Cup next summer. Japan finished top of a tough 8

November 22, 2017 1:15 PM Everton's Bolasie resumes training with first team

REUTERS: Winger Yannick Bolasie trained with the Everton first team squad on Wednesday as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury after nearly a year out. Bolasie, who joined Everton from Crystal Palace last year, has not featured since injuring his anterior cruciate ligament in a 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United last December 8

November 21, 2017 2:31 PM Suicide car bomb kills 21 in town north of Baghdad

KIRKUK, Iraq: A suicide car bomber killed at least 21 people in an attack on a busy market in a town north of Baghdad on Tuesday, a security official said. Dozens more were wounded when the attacker blew up the vehicle in the middle of the fruit and vegetable market in Tuz Khurmatu, the official said. Suicide attacks in Iraq are usually claimed by the Islamic 24

November 18, 2017 5:27 PM Football: Chelsea hammer West Brom 4-0

REUTERS: Antonio Conte celebrated his 50th Premier League game as manager by watching his Chelsea side hammer West Bromwich Albion 4-0 at the Hawthorns on Saturday to make it four straight league defeats for the Baggies. The home side started well and had an early goal ruled out for offside, but once Alvaro Morata drilled home the rebound from an Eden Hazard 12