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Gold for Hup Wei, another silver for Jonathan in Kazakhstan

KUALA LUMPUR: National high jumper Lee Hup Wei has strengthened his chances of earning a berth in the Tokyo Olympics after winning the Qosanov Memorial Athletics Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, yesterday. The 34-year-old secured the gold after clearing 2.10 metres (m),

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Safawi gets it spot-on to ignite Malaysia’s 2023 Asian Cup hopes

KUALA LUMPUR: Harimau Malaya is guaranteed a direct spot in the next round of the 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers after edging Thailand 1-0 in their final Group G second-round match of the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup qualifiers in Dubai, the

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No shortcut to success for young athletes

MELAKA: “There is no and never will there be any shortcut to success in any field including sports.” This piece of advice from Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria comes as a thinly-veiled warning aimed at

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“I am Nicol David” biopic to depict squash queen’s story

KUALA LUMPUR: Being among the country’s most decorated sports stars, Datuk Nicol David’s story will soon be filmed in a biopic titled “I am Nicol David.” The eight time world champion made the announcement on social media tonight, much to the

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MSN expects 33 athletes, 35 para-athletes to qualify for Tokyo 2020

ISKANDAR PUTERI: A total of 68 national athletes including 35 para-athletes are expected to qualify for Tokyo 2020 scheduled to begin in July this year, according to National Sports Council (MSN) director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail.He said at present, 12 athletes

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Manchester City striker Aguero tests positive for COVID-19

LONDON: Manchester City forward Kun Aguero has tested positive for COVID-19, revealed the Argentine on Thursday. Aguero, 32, has made only five appearances this season so far after coming back from a left knee injury sustained in June last year,

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Liverpool lose to Southampton, risking lead

ANKARA: Liverpool were stunned by a 1-0 loss to Southampton in an English Premier League away match Monday, putting their leadership in the campaign at risk, reported Anadolu Agency. Former Liverpool forward Danny Ings scored in the second minute at St. Mary’s Stadium, giving Southampton a

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Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

ISTANBUL: Brazilian football star Ronaldo de Assis Moreira — commonly known as Ronaldinho — confirmed Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, Anadolu Agency reported. “I took the test and tested positive for COVID. I’m fine, asymptomatic, but we’ll

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Kobe Bryant autograph on last game court piece hits auction block

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s autograph, on a hardwood section of the court where he played his last game, is on the auction block online and expected to fetch at least $500,000 next week. The four-panel floor piece, measuring 4 feet

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Thailand approves special visa for long-stay foreign tourists

BANGKOK: Thailand’s cabinet today approved in principle a special visa for foreign tourists to stay up to nine months in a bid to revive its tourism industry, which was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said a cabinet meeting chaired by

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