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  • Asteroids on Ice: Video Game Helps Young Players Develop Skills

    December 23, 2013 3:18 PM 30

    “Work the brain; the science is there,” said Danton Cole, in his fourth season as the coach of USA Hockey’s U-18 team. “We have skating coaches and strength coaches and, obviously, hockey coaches to give our guys every advantage. But here’s an area where we can further their development: deep learning.” For the past five seasons, USA Hockey has used IntelliGym

  • Bring back the glory days of athletics, swimming and sepak takraw, says Khairy

    December 23, 2013 9:21 AM 15

    Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin urged the NSC to carry out a post-mortem to analyse the drop in performance in both athletics and swimming, including at the just concluded Myanmar SEA Games, wants special programmes to be initiated for the development of those sports. — Picture by Arif Kartono KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23 — Youth and Sports Minister Khairy

  • Formula One Forced To Cut Spending As Costs Pinch

    December 23, 2013 8:10 AM 18

    The business, in which private equity firm CVC is the largest shareholder, had turnover of $1.35 billion in 2012 and generated an operating profit of $426 million once payments to its 11 teams had been deducted. That might suggest unconstrained happiness up and down the paddock but appearances are deceptive. Behind the luxury brands, the celebrity guests

  • Southampton yet to discuss new contract with manager Mauricio Pochettino despite Tottenham rumours

    December 22, 2013 6:00 PM 21

    Southampton have yet to offer manager Mauricio Pochettino a new deal even though he has been linked with a move away from St Mary’s. Pochettino has seen his stock rise as he has transformed the south coast club from Premier League strugglers to top four contenders. He has been linked today’s visitors Tottenham following the exit of Andre Villas-Boas

  • So, so close for Proteas - Proteas Cricket

    December 22, 2013 5:02 PM 25

    Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers hit centuries as South Africa and India fought out an epic draw in the first Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. Set a world record victory target of 458, South Africa finished eight runs short on 450 for seven after a day of tension and drama. Du Plessis (134) and De Villiers (103) shared a fifth wicket partnership

  • Ong Kim Swee vows to bounce back for 2015 SEA Games

    December 22, 2013 4:56 AM 25

    Young Tigers head coach, Datuk Ong Kim Swee could not hide his disappointment after losing to Singapore but vows to return stronger next time. Datuk Ong Kim Swee could not his disappointment and stated that all players shared the same sentiment after losing to Singapore 2-1 and ended their SEA Games campaign at fourth place. The head coach however insisted

  • Top spot under threat for Neymar-less Barca

    December 20, 2013 9:21 PM 23

    Barcelona will have to do without both Neymar and Lionel Messi as they try to ensure they finish 2013 at the top of La Liga when they visit Getafe on Sunday. Neymar had just hit top form in front of goal for the first time since his summer arrival from Santos with six goals in Barca's previous three games. However, the Brazilian has already travelled

  • Fowler, Matsuyama, among 14 to get Masters invite

    December 20, 2013 7:14 PM 18

    Published: 8:09AM Saturday December 21, 2013 Source: Reuters American Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama of Japan and Italy's Francesco Molinari are among 14 players who have been invited to compete at the US Masters in April. Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Matteo Manassero, David Lynn, Thongchai Jaidee

  • Religious rivalry to be settled at Lord's

    December 20, 2013 6:23 PM 31

    It's on. The rivalry that was born when Henry VIII raised his finger to the Catholic Church and sent it back to the pavilion has reached its ultimate, inevitable expression: a cricket match. In Rome on Friday, the Anglican Church officially accepted the challenge laid down by the Vatican's new cricket team. In September next year, at cricket's holiest

  • Sri Lanka appoint Yorkshire's Paul Farbrace as head coach

    December 20, 2013 1:13 PM 17

    Sri Lanka have appointed Englishman Paul Farbrace as their new head coach on a two-year contract. He joined Kent as director of cricket four months later, before moving to Headingley in November 2011. Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon said: "Paul has made a huge impact during his tenure here. "He is an outstanding coach and deserves to take on this role with Sri Lanka