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The Danish ace is set to arrive in Kuala Lumpur this week as a red-hot favourite to win both the Malaysia Open and Malaysia Masters.

Red-hot Viktor Axelsen will be the man to beat in Malaysia

The Danish ace is set to arrive in Kuala Lumpur this week as a red-hot favourite to win both the Malaysia Open and Malaysia Masters.
Mon Jun 20 2022
Apart from one domestic appearance at the Chinese National Games, two-time world champion Chen Long has not been competitively seen for a long time.

Where is Chinese badminton star Chen Long?

Apart from one domestic appearance at the Chinese National Games, two-time world champion Chen Long has not been competitively seen for a long time.
Tue May 31 2022
Malaysia’s 3-2 defeat at the Thomas Cup quarter-finals on Thursday will leave a bitter aftertaste not only for the shuttlers, but for millions of fans back home who were expecting a victory after a promising start by the team.

Malaysia's Thomas Cup defeat to India leaves bitter aftertaste

Malaysia’s 3-2 defeat at the Thomas Cup quarter-finals on Thursday will leave a bitter aftertaste not only for the shuttlers, but for millions of fans back home who were expecting a victory after a promising start by the team.
Fri May 13 2022
Malaysian badminton ace Lee Zii Jia celebrated his 24th birthday on Tuesday.

A look at what's to come for birthday boy Zii Jia

Malaysian badminton ace Lee Zii Jia celebrated his 24th birthday on Tuesday.
Tue Mar 29 2022
The All England Open, which begins on Wednesday in Birmingham, returns as a hunting ground for every competing shuttler in all five disciplines as they bid to reach the pinnacle of the sport’s oldest tournament.

All eyes on Zii Jia at All England Open as he begins title defence

The All England Open, which begins on Wednesday in Birmingham, returns as a hunting ground for every competing shuttler in all five disciplines as they bid to reach the pinnacle of the sport’s oldest tournament.
Tue Mar 15 2022
Malaysian badminton fans should have woken up today without Monday blues after witnessing the men’s team 3-0 success over Indonesia to win the Asia Team Championships title for the first time.

Plenty to be excited about after Malaysia's success at Asia Team Championships

Malaysian badminton fans should have woken up today without Monday blues after witnessing the men’s team 3-0 success over Indonesia to win the Asia Team Championships title for the first time.
Mon Feb 21 2022
The Malaysian men’s team will be touted as heavy favourites to win the Asia Team Championships, which starts on Tuesday, as they prepare to enter the fray with several established and rising shuttlers.

Asia Team Championships: Malaysia favourites to land men's title on home soil

The Malaysian men’s team will be touted as heavy favourites to win the Asia Team Championships, which starts on Tuesday, as they prepare to enter the fray with several established and rising shuttlers.
Mon Feb 14 2022
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are set for another round of coaching reshuffle after the national contingent came home empty handed after competing in a plethora of tournaments since September.

Will another BAM coaching reshuffle change Malaysia's fortunes in 2022?

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are set for another round of coaching reshuffle after the national contingent came home empty handed after competing in a plethora of tournaments since September.
Fri Dec 24 2021
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was finally shown the door after the Red Devils' 4-1 loss to Watford over the weekend, but his departure will only solve so much.

Manchester United’s problems run far deeper than Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was finally shown the door after the Red Devils' 4-1 loss to Watford over the weekend, but his departure will only solve so much.
Mon Nov 22 2021
Celebrity duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are dreaming big for Wrexham FC after attending their first match since taking over the Welsh club.

From Hollywood to Wrexham — The beginning of the rise of the Dragons under Reynolds and McElhenney?

Celebrity duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are dreaming big for Wrexham FC after attending their first match since taking over the Welsh club.
Tue Nov 02 2021
Brighton have won four Premier League matches already this season - it took them until the end of January to do that in 2020-21.

Leicester City 2.0? How Brighton find themselves in early title contention

Brighton have won four Premier League matches already this season - it took them until the end of January to do that in 2020-21.
Mon Sep 27 2021
FIFA is exploring the idea of holding a men's football World Cup every two years instead of four.

Will a FIFA World Cup every two years work?

FIFA is exploring the idea of holding a men's football World Cup every two years instead of four.
Mon Sep 20 2021
Arsenal finally got off the mark against Norwich and the tactical system they switched to offers hope for the rest of their season...

Trust the process? Arteta's new system could finally kick-start Arsenal's season

Arsenal finally got off the mark against Norwich and the tactical system they switched to offers hope for the rest of their season...
Mon Sep 13 2021
After writing his name into the history books of badminton and Paralympic Games, Cheah Liek Hou spoke to Stadium Astro about the memorable triumph.

Liek Hou recounts epic gold medal victory at Tokyo Paralympics

After writing his name into the history books of badminton and Paralympic Games, Cheah Liek Hou spoke to Stadium Astro about the memorable triumph.
Thu Sep 09 2021
The commercial impact of Cristiano Ronaldo's Red Devils return cannot be undermined and understated.

More than just goals — Manchester United set to benefit commercially from re-signing Ronaldo

The commercial impact of Cristiano Ronaldo's Red Devils return cannot be undermined and understated.
Wed Sep 08 2021
From winning an Olympic medal as a player to coaching to a Paralympic gold, Rashid Sidek has further cemented his status as a Malaysian badminton legend.

Badminton great Rashid Sidek reaffirms legacy through Liek Hou's success

From winning an Olympic medal as a player to coaching to a Paralympic gold, Rashid Sidek has further cemented his status as a Malaysian badminton legend.
Tue Sep 07 2021
For all the disappointment, there is a glass-half-full reading of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Southampton.

The good, the bad and the ugly of Man Utd's draw at St Mary's

For all the disappointment, there is a glass-half-full reading of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Southampton.
Mon Aug 23 2021
The expectation on Lee Zii Jia to win his Group M at the Tokyo Olympics has now become a formality, with many fans and pundits already trying to forecast his path in an expected tricy knockout phase.

Zii Jia must be cautious of giant killer Leverdez in group decider

The expectation on Lee Zii Jia to win his Group M at the Tokyo Olympics has now become a formality, with many fans and pundits already trying to forecast his path in an expected tricy knockout phase.
Wed Jul 21 2021
The countdown to the Tokyo Olympics heats up this week, with badminton action set to take off at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.

Tokyo 2020: The badminton stars leading the men's singles gold medal bid

The countdown to the Tokyo Olympics heats up this week, with badminton action set to take off at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.
Mon Jul 19 2021
Chen Long is one shuttler who will add to the mystique and allure at the upcoming Olympics as the Chinese great prepares to enter the fray as the sole defending badminton champion in Tokyo.

Defending champ Chen Long will be an unpredictable threat at Tokyo Olympics

Chen Long is one shuttler who will add to the mystique and allure at the upcoming Olympics as the Chinese great prepares to enter the fray as the sole defending badminton champion in Tokyo.
Tue Jul 06 2021
The women’s singles at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics is set to be an intriguing affair, even without defending champion Carolina Marin who misses out through a long-term injury.

Unraveling the top women's singles contenders at Tokyo Olympics

The women’s singles at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics is set to be an intriguing affair, even without defending champion Carolina Marin who misses out through a long-term injury.
Sat Jul 03 2021
It's squeaky bum time for the Harimau Malaya as they take on the United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Vietnam in their remaining FIFA World Cup qualifying second round matches.

Road to Qatar 2022 permutations: How Malaysia can reach the next round of FIFA World Cup qualifying

It's squeaky bum time for the Harimau Malaya as they take on the United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Vietnam in their remaining FIFA World Cup qualifying second round matches.
Thu Jun 03 2021
Lee Zii Jia beat Viktor Axelsen in the men's singles final at the 2021 All England Open to clinch his first major title.

All England hero Lee Zii Jia is a champion in his own right

Lee Zii Jia beat Viktor Axelsen in the men's singles final at the 2021 All England Open to clinch his first major title.
Mon Mar 22 2021
Now that they have clinched the Swiss Open title, M.Thinaah-Pearly Tan will receive plenty of attention when they fly in to Birmingham to compete at the prestigious All-England Open (March 17-21), armed with bags of confidence.

All eyes on Swiss Open champs Thinaah-Pearly at All-England

Now that they have clinched the Swiss Open title, M.Thinaah-Pearly Tan will receive plenty of attention when they fly in to Birmingham to compete at the prestigious All-England Open (March 17-21), armed with bags of confidence.
Tue Mar 09 2021
With the conclusion of the Bangkok trilogy which saw three back-to-back events held in the span of three weeks, the Malaysian contingent returned home without silverware but with plenty of learnings and lessons for the remainder of the season.

5 things we learnt from Malaysian badminton contingent's Bangkok outing

With the conclusion of the Bangkok trilogy which saw three back-to-back events held in the span of three weeks, the Malaysian contingent returned home without silverware but with plenty of learnings and lessons for the remainder of the season.
Tue Feb 02 2021
The Thomas & Uber Cup was billed as the saving grace of badminton this year but eventually succumbed to the continuous threat of COVID-19 as the Badminton World Federation (BWF) postponed it to next year.

Mental game should be BAM's game for our national shuttlers

The Thomas & Uber Cup was billed as the saving grace of badminton this year but eventually succumbed to the continuous threat of COVID-19 as the Badminton World Federation (BWF) postponed it to next year.
Mon Sep 21 2020
So after 16-years and 18 managers (interim and permanent), Leeds United made their long awaited return back to the English Premier League as they won a highly competitive Championship season, which got the football world abuzz.

Leeds United are back! Bring on the mamak and high-definition matches

So after 16-years and 18 managers (interim and permanent), Leeds United made their long awaited return back to the English Premier League as they won a highly competitive Championship season, which got the football world abuzz.
Wed Jul 22 2020
While we await the return of competitive badminton, let's revisit some of the top badminton comebacks from various circumstances, which ultimately led to victory.

Chong Wei's 10-point fightback vs Lin Dan and other top badminton comebacks

While we await the return of competitive badminton, let's revisit some of the top badminton comebacks from various circumstances, which ultimately led to victory.
Wed Apr 22 2020
South Korea's doubles specialist Lee Yong-dae may just be reflecting on his phenomenal Malaysia Masters victory in January as a turning point in his career when badminton resumes post Covid-19.

Winning in Malaysia proves Yong-dae is still a force to be reckoned with

South Korea's doubles specialist Lee Yong-dae may just be reflecting on his phenomenal Malaysia Masters victory in January as a turning point in his career when badminton resumes post Covid-19.
Sun Apr 19 2020
The rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 (23 July – 8 August) may not be the ideal outcome for most shuttlers who have qualified, but the delay should come as a huge boost for defending champion Chen Long.

Olympics delay is much needed boost for defending champion Chen Long

The rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 (23 July – 8 August) may not be the ideal outcome for most shuttlers who have qualified, but the delay should come as a huge boost for defending champion Chen Long.
Fri Apr 03 2020
Age is not a barrier as Shalin has shown at the 2019 Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship.

Shalin may be an ‘aunty’, but she still shines

Age is not a barrier as Shalin has shown at the 2019 Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship.
Wed Oct 30 2019
Who can stop the current world number one?

Special Momota has a firm grip on men's singles dominance

Who can stop the current world number one?
Wed Sep 25 2019
PKNS defender Nicholas Swirad sheds some light on trying his hand at TV work.

From the football pitch to the Street

PKNS defender Nicholas Swirad sheds some light on trying his hand at TV work.
Thu Sep 12 2019
What happens after a professional athlete retires from his or her sport? Sharon Wee, a former Malaysian squash player, shares her thoughts.

Help! Who am I after sport?

What happens after a professional athlete retires from his or her sport? Sharon Wee, a former Malaysian squash player, shares her thoughts.
Tue Mar 12 2019
Out of the 465 events in 40 sports contested in Indonesia, only 328 will be held at the Olympics in two years’ time.

What if 2018 Asian Games only had 2020 Summer Olympic events?

Out of the 465 events in 40 sports contested in Indonesia, only 328 will be held at the Olympics in two years’ time.
Tue Sep 04 2018
Get a head start in the new Fantasy Premier League season by picking players based on their opening run of fixtures.

Teams with relatively easy starts to new Fantasy Premier League season

Get a head start in the new Fantasy Premier League season by picking players based on their opening run of fixtures.
Mon Aug 06 2018
Lelaki budiman sentiasa mencari jalan untuk menyenangkan hati wanita pujaan mereka.

Peng Kean si romantik

Lelaki budiman sentiasa mencari jalan untuk menyenangkan hati wanita pujaan mereka.
Tue Feb 13 2018
Nine international clubs that suffered similar fate as Felda United

Nine international clubs that suffered similar fate as Felda United

Tue Dec 05 2017
How friendly matches caused Malaysia to suffer in FIFA World Rankings

How friendly matches caused Malaysia to suffer in FIFA World Rankings

Thu Nov 23 2017
Marlon who? Why the Super League single-season scoring record now belongs to Ghaddar

Marlon who? Why the Super League single-season scoring record now belongs to Ghaddar

Wed Nov 01 2017
Felda United are this year’s other Malaysian Super League champions

Felda United are this year’s other Malaysian Super League champions

Mon Oct 30 2017
Junior vs Otai

Junior vs Otai

Wed Aug 16 2017
Which MSL relegation candidates have the toughest run-ins?

Which MSL relegation candidates have the toughest run-ins?

Tue Jul 25 2017
10 things that happened around the world when JDT last lost a home league match.

What else happened when JDT last lost a league match at home?

10 things that happened around the world when JDT last lost a home league match.
Fri Mar 03 2017
Bet you didn’t know MPKB BRI-Ubes FC hold a peculiar bit of record in the football world…

This Malaysian club have one of the world's longest football team names

Bet you didn’t know MPKB BRI-Ubes FC hold a peculiar bit of record in the football world…
Thu Feb 02 2017
Oling’s Blog: ESL One Genting 2017

Oling’s Blog: ESL One Genting 2017

Thu Jan 12 2017
We all know that Cristiano Ronaldo picked up the top gong, but here are a few things that you might have not noticed…

Observations on the 2016 Best FIFA Men's Player voting results

We all know that Cristiano Ronaldo picked up the top gong, but here are a few things that you might have not noticed…
Tue Jan 10 2017
“Small club, big dream” might be one of the most commonly used football expressions, but for this team of Rohingya refugees, it is certainly the case..

Rohingya FC: The Malaysian-based football club of Rohingya refugees

“Small club, big dream” might be one of the most commonly used football expressions, but for this team of Rohingya refugees, it is certainly the case..
Fri Jan 06 2017
5 Differences between Pub and Pro Players

5 Differences between Pub and Pro Players

Sun Dec 18 2016
No Man's Sky: Is it worth buying?

No Man's Sky: Is it worth buying?

Thu Aug 18 2016