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Chong Wei must compete in all Super Series events to regain world No. 1 status


KUALA LUMPUR – Former World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei will have to play in all Super Series tournaments to regain his status as the world number one, said Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen. Currently, Chong Wei’s ranking dropped to 30th spot in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) men’s singles world ranking after he ... Read More »

Lin Dan’s ex-coach hopes Chong Wei will be in action at Sudirman Cup


DONGGUAN – The former coach of China’s top badminton player Lin Dan, Tang Xianhu, looks forward to seeing Malaysian badminton star Datuk Lee Chong Wei in action at the upcoming 2015 Sudirman Cup. “We hope to see Chong Wei on court. With his participation, he will surely bring the game to a higher level and make it a more thrilling ... Read More »

Wimbledon bans ‘selfie sticks’

Wimbledon bans 'selfie sticks'

Wimbledon organisers have announced selfie sticks will not be allowed at this year’s tournament. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has confirmed fans will not be allowed to take the sticks into their Wimbledon headquarters in south-west London during the grand slam tournament. In its guide for ticketholders, the AELTC – often accused of being hidebound for its insistence ... Read More »

Federer still fears ‘difficult to beat’ Nadal at French Open


Istanbul  - Switzerland’s 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on Monday said he still believed Rafael Nadal was the favourite to win the French Open next month despite the Spanish star’s troubled start to the clay court season. Federer, who took his sole French Open title in 2009, this week is refining his own clay court game at the Istanbul ... Read More »

Sturridge’s season may be done – Rodgers

Manchester City v Liverpool - Premier League

Sturridge, 25, has been plagued by a variety of fitness problems this season and the England striker has missed Liverpool’s last three matches with a hip problem that is set to see him left out of the Reds’ squad for their Premier League match away to Hull on Tuesday. “We’ll see if he’s going to be back this season or ... Read More »

Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines


MANILA – Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines both for his punching power and as a national icon of hope after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of world boxing. Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipelago as “The National Fist”, Pacman fights undefeated American Floyd Mayweather on May 2 to ... Read More »

Chong Wei gets 8-month ban – Sources


KUALA LUMPUR – Badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei has reportedly been suspended for eight months from active competition due to his failed drug test last year, The Star cited unnamed sources as saying today. The suspension will, however, take effect from last August when the former world number one player was provisionally suspended after he tested positive for a ... Read More »

Khairy to announce verdict on Chong Wei’s doping case


KUALA LUMPUR – The verdict on shuttler Lee Chong Wei’s doping case is out and good news is expected. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will make an announcement at 3pm Monday on the fate of the former world No.1 in his Putrajaya office. No official statements nor details of the verdict have been released yet but it indications are ... Read More »

Arsenal ‘boring’, not Chelsea – Mourinho


LONDON – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed that Arsenal were more deserving of the “boring” epithet after his team closed on the Premier League title with a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Chelsea’s last seven league wins have come by a single-goal margin and they were taunted with chants of ‘Boring, boring Chelsea!’ as the clock wound down at the Emirates ... Read More »

Chelsea’s Oscar taken to hospital after blow


LONDON – Chelsea midfielder Oscar was taken to hospital for scans after hurting himself in a collision with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina during Sunday’s 0-0 draw, manager Jose Mourinho revealed. Ospina clattered into Oscar after the Brazil playmaker had lobbed a shot over him mid-way through the first half at the Emirates Stadium, leaving the Chelsea player flat on his ... Read More »

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