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Athletes not dropped, instead contract ended – NSC

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Sports Council (NSC) have denied allegations by several athletes claiming they have been dropped from national teams when, in fact, their contract ended at the end of last year. NSC director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail stressed that

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Azizul can lead a renaissance at Tokyo Olympics – Josiah

KUALA LUMPUR: Former track ace Josiah Ng reckons that Mohd Azizulhasni Awang is ready to lead a renaissance of sorts in Malaysian cycling when he competes in the Tokyo Olympics in July following a two-bronze feat at the recent World Track Cycling Championships

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Huge injuries blow to karate squad

KUALA LUMPUR: Ahead of participation in several international competitions, the national karate squad has been dealt a huge blow following injury suffered by two of its senior exponents. National karate head coach, Ali Reza Souleymani, said the 2019 SEA Games silver

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Azizul sprints to second bronze in Berlin World Championships

KUALA LUMPUR: National ace track cyclist Mohd Azizulhasni Awang concluded the 2020 UCI World Track Cycling Championships with a bronze medal in the men’s individual sprint event. The 32-year-old Dungun-born edged reigning bronze medallist Mateusz Rudyk of Poland in the bronze medal race at

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Qatar’s MotoGP class cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

KUALA LUMPUR: The MotoGP class at the 2020 Qatar MotoGP, this weekend has been cancelled following the mounting concerns over COVID-19 outbreak, especially among the Italian riders who will be competing in the premier class. According to the statement issued by Dorna Sports,

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Tennis superstar Sharapova retires aged 32

BERLIN: Maria Sharapova, the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest paid sportswomen in the world, announced the end of her career at the age of 32 yesterday. Siberia-born Sharapova, whose Wimbledon victory over Serena Williams

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Johor Sukma 2020: 90% preparations completed

KANGAR: Around 90% of the preparations for the 20th edition of the Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Johor scheduled to start in July has been completed. Johor Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar said the preparations were in terms of sports

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Usain Bolt of Malaysia shatters 200m record at Perak meet

IPOH: Secondary school student, Muhammad Azeem Mohd Fahmi who is hailed as ‘Usain Bolt’ of Malaysia is not an exaggeration of his sprinting prowess as he continues to set new records.  The young national talent in his latest conquest smashed the men’s 200 metres record at the

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Hockey: Goalkeeper S Kumar retires

KUALA LUMPUR: Well-known national hockey goalkeeper, S Kumar today announces his retirement from international hockey after serving the country for 20 years. Kumar, 40, started with the national squad since 1999, collecting 321 caps, and helping the Malaysian team to

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M-League to feature two female referees in 2020 season

PETALING JAYA: Female referees will be making their debut in the 2020 Malaysian League season, kicking off on Feb 28. Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Referee Committee chairman, Md Dali Wahid said the two women, a referee and an assistant referee have been

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