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  • Brazil hooligan clubs face record fines

    December 10, 2013 10:57 PM 40

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian sides Atletico PR and relegated Vasco da Gama face record fines and stadium closures after their fans were caught up in violence on Sunday. The shocking scenes of fans kicking and punching each other on the terraces in the southern city of Joinville has provoked a storm -- not least as it harms Brazil's image six months before

  • Eyin makes it the 1,000th gold for Malaysia in SEA Games history

    December 10, 2013 4:47 PM 31

    Eyin makes it the 1,000th gold for Malaysia in SEA Games history NAYPYITAW - Wushu exponent Phoon Eyin claimed a surprise gold for Malaysia in the women's qiangshu event at the SEA Games on Monday. The 17-year-old schoolgirl said, "I want women qiangshu to spark a big celebration for the Malaysian contingent at the Myanmar SEA Games in Naypyitaw

  • Saina, Xuerui in same group at Super Series Finals

    December 10, 2013 12:37 PM 26

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has been clubbed with Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China in the same group after the BWF Super Series Finals draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium here Tuesday. Japan's Minatsu Mitani and Yeon Ju Bae of South Korea are the other players in Group B besides Saina, who is seeded second

  • Guangzhou draw Jeonbuk in tricky AFC Champions League group

    December 10, 2013 12:34 PM 32

    (Reuters) - Champions Guangzhou Evergrande of China drew a familiar rival in 2006 winners Jeonbuk Motors of South Korea but were kept guessing about the other two opponents in their group for the 2014 AFC Champions League. Big-spending Guangzhou, led by Italy's 2006 World Cup- winning coach Marcello Lippi, became the first winners of the continent's

  • Brunei U-23 0-2 Malaysia U-23: Tigers ease to victory in SEA Games opener

    December 10, 2013 11:42 AM 19

    Ong Kim Swee's charges turned on the style to comfortably defeat Brunei 2-0 in the opening game of their SEA Games campaign Ong Kim Swee was very direct with his intention from the get go, as he fielded a three-pronged attack consisting of Thamil Arasu, Izzaq Faris and Rozaimi Rahman. As predicted, Malaysia went gung ho on the offensive as soon as the match

  • Myanmar beat Timor Leste to record second straight win

    December 10, 2013 10:33 AM 33

    Hosts Myanmar needed two late goals to see off Timor Leste to record their second straight win in Group B of the SEA games Hosts Myanmar made it two wins out of two after beating Timor Leste 3-1 at the Thuwanna YTC Stadium in Yangon on Monday evening in the second round of matches in Group B of the SEA games. Myanmar captain Kyaw Zayar Win opened the scoring

  • South American Football - FIFA pledge no repeat of Brazil fan violence

    December 9, 2013 3:58 PM 20

    Shocking violence at a Brazilian championship match this weekend is not an indication of what can be expected when the South American country hosts the World Cup next year, FIFA have insisted. At least 30 people have been killed in incidents in and around Brazil's stadiums this year, one expert said, after three people were seriously injured when fans fought

  • Phoon Eyin wins country’s 1,000th SEA Games gold medal

    December 9, 2013 3:33 PM 27

    National wushu back-up squad exponent Phoon Eyin caused a pleasant surprise and created history by winning the country's 1,000th gold medal of the SEA Games since 1959. The gold, wushu's third in the 27th Myanmar SEA Games, was clinched by Phoon from the women's Qiangshu gold medal at the Wunna Theidki A Indoor Stadium after collecting 9.67 points with her energetic

  • Ong Kim Swee warns players against complacency

    December 9, 2013 1:33 PM 13

    As their first match in the SEA Games approches, Ong Kim Swee has warned his players not to be complacent and urged them to give their best in order to get the maximum three points. He explained that his players must respect every opponent that they meet no matter if the team is a weak or a strong team. According to Utusan Malaysia, Kim Swee said “It’s not about

  • Malaysian national wushu coach ‘embarrassed’ by CDM’s no-show

    December 9, 2013 11:04 AM 27

    Gold medalist Tai Cheau Xuen from Malaysia (centre), silver medalist Aint Mi Mi from Myanmar and bronze medalist Juwita Niza Wasni Wasni (right) from Indonesia pose with their medals after the women's ‘Nandao’ wushu competition during the 27th SEA GamNAYPYITAW, Dec 9 — The absence of the Malaysian contingent's Chef-de-Mission (CDM) at the wushu arena