Soon Huat-Shevon earn first win after marriage

KUALA LUMPUR: Newlyweds Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie have every reason to be happy after successfully clearing their first-round hurdle in the Malaysian Masters today. The world No. 18 independent mixed doubles pair broke their duck by securing their first win over South Korea’s world No. 103 Ko Sung-hyun-Eom Hye-won 21-19, 21-17 in the third meeting...

Badminton: Justin Hoh bags first title of the year with Slovenian Open win

PETALING JAYA: Men's singles shuttler Justin Hoh captured his first title of the year at the lower tier Slovenian Open on Sunday (May 19). Justin, who last won the Uganda International in February last year, defeated Indonesia's Prahdiska Bagas 19-21, 21-11, 21-15 in the final of the International Series event in Maribor. The 20-year-old looks to be...

Sivasangari breaks into top 10 in the world for first time

PETALING JAYA: National squash player S. Sivasangari has finally made it - she is now ranked 10th in the world for the first time. The 25-year-old London Classic winner reached her career-high ranking in the latest update from the Professional Squash Association (PSA) after moving one rung from the 11th spot. Sivasangari was over the moon for...

Zii Jia beats Guangzu to reach Thai Open semis

PETALING JAYA: Professional men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia survived a scare before storming into the semi-finals of the Thailand Open in Bangkok on Friday. The world No. 10 triumphed over world No. 19 Lu Guangzu of China 21-13, 16-21, 21-18 in a 66-minute quarter-final clash. This win marks Zii Jia’s fifth victory against Guangzu in seven...

Video clip of fight during Youth Cup match goes viral, FAM await full report

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian football, still reeling from the violent attacks on national players, suffered another blow after a video clip of players fighting during a 2024 Youth Cup match went viral. The incident occurred during a Group A match between Melaka FA and Sri Pahang FC at the Hang Tuah Stadium in Melaka on Sunday. The 44-second...

No to violence: Man Utd stars Onana, Garnacho send well-wishes to Faisal Halim

KUALA LUMPUR: There has been an outpouring of support and well-wishes for acid attack victim Faisal Halim, including from Manchester United stars Andre Onana and Alejandro Garnacho. In a 26-second video posted on various platforms, Manchester United players wished Faisal Halim a speedy recovery from the attack on May 5 which left the Selangor FC winger...

Our shuttlers get chance to boost rankings in absence of top pairs at Thailand Open

PETALING JAYA: The Thailand Open is a rare occasion that only four of the top 15 pairs will be competing in the men’s doubles and this bodes well for rising pairs Choong Hon Jian-Mohd Haikal Nazri and Wan Arif Wan Junaidi-Yap Roy King in Bangkok. The focus of the top pairs have shifted to their preparation...

Selangor, please come play

PETALING JAYA: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) have urged Selangor to reconsider their decision to pull out of the Charity Shield match at the Sultan Ibrahim in Iskandar Puteri on Friday (May 10). Responding to Selangor’s announcement a few hours ago, JDT chief executive officer Alistair Edwards said they are aware and disappointed in Selangor's decision to...

Selangor FC CEO threatened with acid attack, says source

PETALING JAYA: Selangor FC are on high alert after its chief executive officer was threatened with an acid attack. According to a source, a team official told Dr Johan Kamal Hamidon that an unidentified person called him while he was visiting Faisal Halim in hospital on Sunday (May 5), saying that Johan would be the next...