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  • Belounis sues Qatar club Al-Jaish

    December 13, 2013 8:51 PM 12

    The French footballer who said he was left stranded for 17 months in Qatar because of a financial dispute with his club has filed a lawsuit against the side, his lawyer said on Friday. The complaint on behalf of Zahir Belounis, of which Reuters obtained a copy, alleges "fraud, inhuman working conditions, forgery and aggravated extortion of money" against

  • Ross Brawn to take six-month break from Formula 1

    December 13, 2013 7:09 PM 14

    Ross Brawn says he plans to take six months off before deciding whether to return to Formula 1. Brawn told BBC Sport: "I am refusing to discuss any possible future positions until at least next summer. "I want to clear my mind, take a rest and then decide if I want to return to F1, subject of course to any opportunities existing." Brawn was the mastermind

  • Malaysia U-23 4-1 Laos U-23: Better performance by the Tigers to overcome Thim Xad

    December 13, 2013 12:30 PM 24

    Malaysia keep their hopes of winning the third consecutive SEA Games football gold through Hazwan Bakri's hat-trick The second match for both teams took place earlier with both teams still in contention for the knockout stage, after defending champions laboured over Brunei in their opening match, and Laos stealing a point against Singapore in theirs

  • Rafa Nadal emerges victorious in his live poker debut

    December 13, 2013 11:14 AM 44

    Two days ago, 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu talked on Twitter about Rafael Nadal’s intentions of moving the European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague charity event on clay. The move was never made, but the tennis star still prevailed by beating Negreanu on his own turf: the poker felt. Nadal came out victorious after four hours of play, knocking

  • Malaysian Authorities Arrest Dozens in Cybercrime Sweep

    December 13, 2013 9:55 AM 24

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—In an early Friday swoop, Malaysian authorities arrested dozens of foreigners for alleged cybercrimes, the third operation of the year aimed at curbing online fraud and scams. The operation, code named Tiong, underscores the government’s current drive to combat a spike in Internet-related crime in the emerging Southeast Asian economy

  • Bullish Myanmar targets 100 gold medals

    December 13, 2013 9:21 AM 26

    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AFP) - Myanmar set its sights on the ambitious target of 100 gold medals at the SEA Games on Thursday after stunning guests with a lavish opening ceremony. The sports ministry's deputy director-general Onh Myint Oo said the hosts, who have not topped the SEA Games medals table since the 1960s, were going for 100 golds and maybe more. Myanmar

  • South American Football - No sex before games? Brazilian players test club controls

    December 12, 2013 9:54 PM 36

    The Brazilian tradition of the concentracao - sequestering teams before matches and shielding them from temptations such as sex and alcohol - is under threat as players take a stand against the late payment of wages. So far this year players at Botafogo, Portuguesa and Vasco da Gama have refused to attend the concentracao because their salaries were not paid on time. Although

  • Neymar hoping to revive Barca's league fortunes

    December 12, 2013 5:46 PM 33

    With Lionel Messi not due back from injury until next month, Barcelona will be looking to Neymar to add to Wednesday's hat-trick against Celtic and help the champions get back to winning ways in La Liga. Barca needed a convincing Champions League performance against the Scottish side after consecutive defeats to Ajax Amsterdam and Athletic Bilbao and the Brazil

  • Ligue 1 - Injured Falcao to miss Guingamp trip

    December 12, 2013 2:34 PM 54

    Monaco striker Radamel Falcao will miss Saturday's trip to Guingamp after failing to recover from a thigh injury. "Falcao continues to nurse a (thigh) muscle pain. It has been improving but he still cannot take part in the next game," Monaco said in a statement. Colombia forward Falcao, who has scored nine goals from 14 league outings, has not played

  • Double endurance gold for Malaysia at SEA Games

    December 11, 2013 6:41 PM 41

    Endurance riders from Malaysia have won both individual and team gold at the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar. The 80km event kicked off the equestrian events of the games, ahead of the opening ceremony of the 27th SEA Games on Wednesday night. Malaysia’s Mohammad Sulaiman Muda, 27, won the individual gold riding Bagan Thitsar in 6.26:04, with Indonesia’s