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Bolt becomes father for first time

JAMAICA: Athletics great and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and his long-time girlfriend Kasi Bennett welcomed their first child on Sunday, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed in a congratulatory tweet on Monday. Jamaica’s Bolt, who holds world records in

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Aidil monitors Kedah players’ fitness via video calls

KUALA LUMPUR: Kedah head coach, Aidil Sharin Sahak today said that he will make video calls with his players four times a week to monitor their fitness level throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, aimed to contain the spread of COVID-19 outbreak. The

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Hammer thrower Jackie Wong first national athlete tested positive for COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: National hammer thrower Jackie Wong Siew Cheer is the first national athlete to test positive for COVID-19, according to the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF). Its president, Datuk SM Muthu today said the national record holder was confirmed positive

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COVID-19: Temporary closure of facilities visited by hammer thrower

KUALA LUMPUR: All athletes, coaches and officials who came into close contact with national hammer thrower Jackie Wong Siew Cheer, who tested positive for COVID-19, will be quarantined for 14 days in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Youth

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COVID-19: Malaysia Junior Hockey League called off

KUALA LUMPUR: This year’s Malaysia Junior Hockey League (MJHL) has been postponed due to COVID-19. The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) announced yesterday that the new dates for the preliminary rounds of the men’s Division One and Two categories of the MJHL,

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COVID-19: Athlete preparation for Olympics in a limbo – Reezal

KEPALA BATAS: The preparation of national athletes has been affected by the cancellation and postponement of sport championships both locally and abroad following the COVID-19 outbreak. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said so far 12 Malaysian athletes have

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Zii Jia’s All England run ends in semis

KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia’s journey in the 2020 All-England has come to an end after he was eliminated in the semi-finals yesterday.  The world number 13 fought tooth and nail before going down 21-17, 13-21, 19-21 to

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COVID-19: Youth and Sports Ministry instructs postponement, cancellation of events

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry has instructed that all gatherings, programmes and events it has organised or approved, as well as those undertaken by its agencies, be postponed or cancelled until April 30, in an effort to help contain

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COVID-19: Decision on SUKMA 2020 next week – Hafiz

JOHOR BAHRU: The Sukma Supreme Committee is expected to decide at a meeting next week whether Sukma (Malaysia Games) 2020 scheduled for July in Johor will be postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. Johor Tourism, Youth and Sports Committee chairman

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MotoGP shifts Argentina race to November

BUENOS AIRES: The MotoGP Argentina race has been postponed by seven months as organisers continue to delay the start of the season because of the coronavirus, reported Xinhua news agency. The event, which had been scheduled for April 17 to

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