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  • Johor FA: We have replied to FAM's letter on Larkin incident

    March 12, 2014 1:16 AM 19

    Johor Football Association (JFA) secretary-general Mohd Fahmy Yahya has confirmed that Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) answered the letter that was issued by the FAM earlier this month. Speaking to Utusan, Fahmy bluntly stated “We already answered the letter to FAM,” and refused to comment any further, including divulging when their response letter was submitted

  • Group G Preview

    March 11, 2014 11:48 PM 56

    XM Vissai Ninh Binh coach Nguyen Van Sy has identified strike duo Kyaw Ko Ko and Emerson as the dangers ahead of Wednesday�s meeting with Myanmar champions Yangon United in the AFC Cup. Both sides are the early pacesetters in Group G after AFC Cup debutants Ninh Binh returned from Hong Kong with a 3-1 win over South China, while Yangon recorded a 5-3 home win over Malaysia

  • Fitzy backs All Blacks for World Cup glory

    March 11, 2014 11:32 PM 25

    All Blacks great Sean Fitzpatrick says Steve Hansen's side has the ability to back up the 2011 World Cup victory by winning next year's tournament in England. Fitzpatrick, the hooker who played 92 tests and captained New Zealand 62 times, said the All Blacks had improved their depth enough to finally secure a World Cup victory overseas. Fitzpatrick was part of the 1987 team that won the inaugural

  • DCA chief meant no ill with Balotelli reference, says official

    March 11, 2014 1:58 PM 28

    Department of Civil Aviation Director-General Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman (second left) meant no insult when he used the term 'Balotelli-looking' and was trying to convey that one would not take Balotelli for an Italian, a Transport Ministry official said today. — Picture by Mohd Yusof Mat IsaSEPANG, March 11 — The Department of Civil Aviation’s (DCA)

  • Vettel behind off track as well as on it

    March 11, 2014 11:32 AM 25

    LONDON (Reuters) - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is Formula One's most marketable driver with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel only fourth despite winning the last four world championships, according to a report published on Tuesday. The report by global sports marketing research firm Repucom found the Spaniard, a double world champion, enjoyed the greatest worldwide

  • TJ Perenara eager to get back into All Blacks

    March 11, 2014 4:01 AM 28

    Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara is itching to get back into the All Blacks environment after spending much of the latter part of 2013 on the bench recuperating from injury or holding tackle bags at practice. "Mate, it was probably the biggest learning curve of my career," Perenara told Reuters of his inclusion in the All Blacks squad last year and for their

  • Giorgi stuns Sharapova at Indian Wells

    March 11, 2014 4:00 AM 24

    INDIAN WELLS: Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi stunned defending champion and fourth seed Maria Sharapova 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 on Monday to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. The 79th-ranked Giorgi needed two hours and 36 minutes to notch her third career win against a top-10 player, aided by an error-strewn performance from Sharapova. The Russian

  • Aguero the potential key to City's salvation

    March 11, 2014 3:35 AM 26

    Sergio Aguero has a proven scoring record against Barcelona and the Manchester City forward may have a crucial role to play if his side are to upset the odds and reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time. City trail 2-0 ahead of Wednesday's last 16, second leg at the Nou Camp, a Lionel Messi penalty and a late Daniel Alves goal in Manchester

  • Mystery duo on MH370 not Asian, but Balotelli lookalikes | Malaysia | The Malay Mail Online

    March 10, 2014 1:23 PM 22

    AC Milan's forward Mario Balotelli gives a press conference, on the eve of the Champions League football match between AC Milan and Atletico Madrid, February 18, 2014. — AFp picSEPANG, Mar 10 — Malaysian authorities today said they could conclusively say that the two passengers who boarded flight MH370 using stolen passports were not Asian, though it has not brought

  • Adidas and Nike battle for soccer supremacy in World Cup year

    March 10, 2014 11:07 AM 27

    LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) – With the soccer World Cup only three months away, Adidas and Nike are squaring up for a marketing battle to match the fierce on-field rivalry of nations like Brazil and Argentina. The sportswear giants dominate a soccer kit industry worth more than $5 billion annually. They vie for the title of market leader in the supply of hi-tech