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  • Pouille sends France into Davis Cup semi-finals

    April 8, 2018 1:43 PM 7

    France's Lucas Pouille celebrates winning his match against Italy's Fabio Fognini. — Reuters picGENOA, April 8 — Lucas Pouille sent France into the Davis Cup semi-finals on the strength of his four-set defeat of Italy’s Fabio Fognini in Genoa on Sunday. Pouille battled past the Italian number one 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 to give France an unassailable

  • Nicol’s gold medal campaign fizzles out

    April 8, 2018 11:53 AM 7

    Nicol is hoping to get a medal in tomorrow's bronze deciding match. — Reuters picGOLD COAST, April 8 — National squash queen Datuk Nicol David has failed to secure a slot in the final after crashing out in the women’s squash singles semi-finals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The third-seeded Malaysian was stunned 11-13, 5-11, 11-1, 5-11 by world number

  • Kenyans take men’s and women’s titles in Paris Marathon

    April 8, 2018 10:06 AM 4

    A general view of runners at Champs Elysees as they participate in the 42nd Paris Marathon, in France, April 8, 2018. — Reuters picPARIS, April 8 — Kenyans won the men and women’s Paris Marathon titles today as, in a piece of theatre calculated by the organisers, the two champions finished almost together. Paul Lonyangata retained his men’s crown and also caught

  • Jackie Wong finished 14th in GC2018 hammer throw

    April 8, 2018 9:41 AM 7

    GOLD COAST, April 8 —National athlete, Jackie Wong Siew Cheer put up a disappointing performance in the hammer throw at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The athlete from Sarawak came out 14th in the event after making the best throw at 64.35m at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre today. “I am very disappointed with my performance

  • Aston Martin back F1 plans, Ferrari stay silent

    April 7, 2018 2:49 PM 9

    Aston Martin's boss is keen on the proposed changes to F1.— Reuters picLONDON, April 7 — The boss of Aston Martin has added the British carmaker’s name to the list of teams and suppliers backing Liberty’s blueprint for the future of Formula One. Andy Palmer said the planned changes to the sport could pave the way for the luxury sportscar brand which

  • French win doubles to lead Italy in Davis Cup

    April 7, 2018 2:48 PM 9

    Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France (right) and his compatriot Nicolas Mahut will be up against Italy next— Reuters GENOA, April 7 — Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert cruised to a straight-sets victory in the doubles today to put France 2-1 up against Italy in their Davis Cup quarter-final. The French pair beat Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to leave

  • Jian Han shatters national record, qualifies for 50m backstroke finals

    April 7, 2018 12:31 PM 9

    GOLD COAST, April 7 — National swimmer, Tern Jian Han has smashed the 16-year-old national record of Alex Lim Keng Liat and advanced to the finals of the men’s 50m backstroke at the 2018 Commonwealth Games here today. At the Optus Aquatic Centre, Jian Han clocked 25.60s in the semi-finals to erase the national record of 25.67s in which Lim won a silver

  • Muhammad Shah Firdaus shocks world champion for sprint q/finals berth

    April 7, 2018 12:17 PM 10

    BRISBANE: National track cyclist Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom has advanced into the 2018 Commonwealth Games men's sprint quarter-finals after beating world champion Matt Glaetzer at Anna Meares Velodrome, here today. Muhammad Shah Firdaus shocked Glaetzer who won the keirin gold medal yesterday, in the elimination round. "Everybody knows it is an uphill

  • National badminton mixed team to meet England in GC2018 semi-finals

    April 7, 2018 11:56 AM 13

    Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying contributed the first point. — Bernama picGOLD COAST, April 7 — The national badminton squad are on course in the 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton mixed team competition when they are down to meet England in the semi-finals, here. As expected, the team headed by world badminton champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei chalked up a 3-0 win over Scotland

  • National men’s hockey squad beat Wales 3-0

    April 7, 2018 3:27 AM 10

    BRISBANE, April 7 — The national men’s hockey squad rallied for Malaysia’s first three points winning 3-0 over Wales in the group second leg at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Obviously, the defeat to England in the opening match at Gold Coast Hockey Stadium failed to break the spirit of the squad coached by Stephen Van Huizen