Malaysia’s junior shuttlers had a surprise birthday gift from Tan Yee Khan. The 15 juniors were given some valuable advice on how to build the strength on their fingers and legs by the former Malaysian badminton “legend”. In the 30 minute session, Yee Khan showed the youngsters his own innovative finger strengthening exercise that brought him fame and glory in the 60’s and 70’s. “This exercise will give you a very good grip of the racket,” he advised them at the SeaView Resort in Pangkor on his 70th birthday last Tuesday. Yee Khan told the young shuttlers to exercise their fingers for about 20...

I was saddened to hear that Matt McKeown passed away this afternoon. Rizal Hashim alerted me by SMS at about 4 pm. Looking back, I would bump into him everytime I made a trip to Astro for a Kafe Sukan edition and just two weeks ago we were dining at the same table at a private function. At many such private functions, we would chat about the TV station. Matt had many dreams and hoped that he will take Arena to the next level and that one day they will become the leading sports channel in Asia. It is said that Matt passed...

The scene at the Sony Complex in Seberang Prai, Penang spoke of the football passion in the country when another huge crowd of hopefuls turned up for Nike Malaysia's "The Chance" which could open the door for a lucrative football career. Just like in Bukit Jalil and in Kuantan in the first two trials, it was no easy task for the panel of coaches, headed by national chief coach K. Rajagobal, who had their hands full in picking the best for the second round of trials in Kuala Lumpur next month. The top 30 participants from all trials venues in the country...

Nike Malaysia today officially launched the race route for the Nike City 10K Kuala Lumpur that is slated to take place on 10 October 2010. As one of the 22 cities to host this global race, Kuala Lumpur will witness more than 9,000 young runners racing through major streets in the city including Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Sultan Ismail in their bid to be crowned city champions. Panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur and an engaging en route entertainment featuring top Malaysian acts including Bunkface, Estranged, Popshuvit and One Buck Short await runners who have registered for the...

Nike Malaysia today launched The Chance, a global search for talented young footballers to join the Nike Academy, a high-performance training program which is supported by the Premier League in England. The Chance nationwide search will see more than 500 players attending open trials across Malaysia for a chance to ply their trade at the global trials with Arsene Wenger, Arsenal FC Manager, watching and selecting the top few to be enrolled in the Nike Academy. The launch event held at Majlis Sukan Negara, Bukit Jalil witnessed 200 footballers from across Klang Valley participate in the open trials under the watchful eyes...

Qualifying round -Laos, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Philippines Group A 1) Indonesia 2) Thailand 3) Malaysia 4) Winner of qualifying round Group B 1) Vietnam 2) Singapore 3) Myanmar 4) Runner-up of qualifying round...

Defending champions Vietnam have been placed in the easier Group B of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 following the official draw ceremony this afternoon at the Sheraton Hotel here in Hanoi.Hosts Vietnam, the winners two years ago at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 when they beat Thailand in the final for their first ever ASEAN crown, are in Group B alongside Singapore, Myanmar and the runner-up team from the October qualifying round. But as Vietnam chief coach Henrique Calisto said afterward, it is important to learn from former world champions Italy and not get beyond themselves.“We have to respect ourselves, respect...

Nike Malaysia recently kicked off registration for the inaugural Nike 10K Kuala Lumpur, a unique celebration of sport that will see young runners racing through the streets of Kuala Lumpur on 10th October 2010 in their bid to be crowned champions of the city. With the aim of inculcating the passion for running amongst the youth of today, the Nike City 10K has targeted 10,000 runners for the race with more than 6,000 of those runners falling in the Under-25 category. Nike’s commitment to growing the young running community in Malaysia is underscored by the organization of the race that will...