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June 7, 2018 12:08 PM Tune Protect invests in UK’s Laka

PETALING JAYA: Tune Protect Group Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Tune Direct Ltd (TDL) has bought a 9.99% equity interest in UK’s insurtech Laka Ltd for £499,478.07 (RM2.64 million). TDL today executed a subscription and shareholders agreement for the deal. The investment is part of a seed round funding by Laka, whereby TDL is the lead investor 6

May 30, 2018 9:09 AM Halep finally makes her bow

PARIS: World number one Simona Halep finally gets her French Open campaign underway on Wednesday while Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev seek spots in the second round. — Romanian top seed and world number one Halep is a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros - losing to Maria Sharapova in the 2014 final and giving up a set and 3-0 lead to lose to Jelena 7

May 29, 2018 1:06 PM Teenager Shapovalov eases to victory on Roland Garros debut

PARIS: Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov eased to a 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Australian John Millman in his first ever main-draw French Open match on Tuesday. The 19-year-old, who lost in Roland Garros qualifying last year but is now the 24th seed, was erratic at times but always had too much power for his opponent. He will next take on German world 8

May 4, 2018 6:31 AM In-form Tsitsipas beats Anderson in Estoril

ESTORIL, Portugal: Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his excellent form on clay by beating Estoril Open top seed Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals. The 19-year-old held the big-hitting South African to just four aces in a second-round match which lasted for more than two hours in windy conditions 18

April 27, 2018 12:22 PM Malaysian badminton great Lee punishes Indian top seed

SHANGHAI: Lee Chong Wei brushed aside India's top seed Kidambi Srikanth in just over 30 minutes as the Malaysian badminton great surged into the Asia Championships semi-finals on Friday. Lee, who also defeated Srikanth in the final earlier this month at the Commonwealth Games at Australia's Gold Coast, beat his younger opponent 21-12, 21-15 in their 20

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 16

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 14

April 7, 2018 3:07 AM Celtics edge Bulls, lock down second seed in East

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris shoots the ball over Chicago Bulls centre Cristiano Felicio during the second half at TD Garden in Boston April 6, 2018. — Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports pic via Reuters BOSTON, April 7 — The grim news of Kyrie Irving’s season-ending injury didn’t slow the Boston Celtics’ roll last night. One day after learning Irving 10

April 7, 2018 3:00 AM Raptors cruise past Pacers, clinch top seed in East

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas defends at Air Canada Centre in Toronto April 6, 2018. — Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports pic via ReutersTORONTO, April 7 — Serge Ibaka scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting as the Toronto clinched the No. 1 seed in a 92-73 rout of the Indiana Pacers last night 11

March 29, 2018 11:59 PM Carreno Busta topples Anderson to reach Miami semis

MIAMI, March 30 — Kevin Anderson’s quarter-final jinx struck again as Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta sent the sixth-seeded South African out of the Miami Open with a 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (8/6) triumph. The defeat to the 16th seed, who fell to Anderson at Indian Wells this month, means the South African is now 0-10 in ATP Masters last eight matches. It was a disappointing 11