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ABC host to be decided by end of February

KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton Asia will decide on whether to remain to host the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) 2020 (Individual Event) in Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), or in other countries by end of this month at

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Coronavirus: Ministries to discuss Para ASEAN Games athlete’s participation

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) will discuss with the Health Ministry (MOH) on whether to send national para-athletes to the 2020 ASEAN Para Games in Manila, following news of the first death caused by the 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection, outside of

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Coronavirus: AFC calls emergency meeting on ACL schedules

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has called for an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of rescheduling matches in its top tier club competition, the AFC Champions League (ACL), amid the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. The

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Malaysian shuttlers in Thailand taking precautions, China masters postponed

KUALA LUMPUR: The national women’s badminton team, currently undergoing training in Bangkok, Thailand, is taking all necessary precautions in the wake of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. Thai authorities two days ago confirmed its first local human-to-human transmission of the virus,

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Helicopter company in Kobe Bryant crash not certified to fly in poor visibility

The charter company whose helicopter crashed and killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on Sunday was not certified to fly in conditions requiring pilots to fly using only cockpit instruments, media reports said. Island Express Helicopters,

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Syed Saddiq: Allow MACC space to investigate top sports official

PUTRAJAYA: The Youth and Sports Ministry will leave it to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate a top sports official who was reported to have been detained for abuse of power. Its minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman yesterday said

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Coronavirus: Be mindful of risks, protect yourselves, national athletes told

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Sports Institute (ISN) has urged all national athletes to adhere to directives and advice given to protect themselves from the 2019 novel coronavirus. ISN chief executive officer Ahmad Faedzal Md Ramli said national athletes currently in

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Coronavirus: Hengxiang Cycling of China withdraws from 2020 LTdL

KUALA LUMPUR: Hengxiang Cycling of China has withdrawn their participation from the 2020 Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) as a precautionary measure in the face of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. Human Voyage chief operating officer Shahaizereen A Hamid said,

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Players must get used to synthetic shuttlecocks quickly – Misbun Sidek

KUALA LUMPUR: All national badminton players have been advised to get used to synthetic shuttlecocks as quickly as possible to ensure that they will not face any problem when the use of the synthetic shuttlecocks is implemented in all tournaments

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Former NBA star Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in helicopter crash near L.A

CALABASAS, Calif.: Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed at age 41 yesterday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board, officials

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