Backed by the might of Datuk Lee Chong Wei, and the strong support from Datin Seri Paduka Rosmah Mansor, Malaysia lifted the second edition of the Axiata Cup with a 3-1 demolition of Thailand at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras today. The World No 1 answered the clarion call by the BA of Malaysia and National singles head coach Rashid Sidek on the eve of the final clash, just 48 hours after becoming a father with the birth of his son Kingston Lee. His return to help the nation subdue the formidable Thais, who had dethroned defending champions Indonesia in...

After almost a two-month search, the Axiata Cup 2013 “Up Your Game” Challenge, held in line with the world’s richest badminton team event in Surabaya (Indonesia), and Kuala Lumpur, has found three worthy winners. The overall champion is Joaan Foo Pui Yan, whose video entry titled ‘Lean on Me’ – Xpression (Up your game Malaysia), was adjudged the best among the entries received. She received the winner’s purse of RM5, 000. Mufrizal Akmal Zaenal Abidin came in second for his entry titled ‘Rise up your spirit and up your game’ and received ed a cheque for RM3,000 while Harbinder Singh s/o Waldev Singh...

Dato’ Hamidin Hj Mohd Amin might be appointed as the new general secretary of the national football governing body, replacing Dato’ Azzuddin Ahmad who will step down from his current position on May 1. According to reliable sources within the hallowed walls of FAM, the choice of appointing Hamidin comes with certain conditions - he has to resign from all other positions in FAM, the FA of Selangor. Apart from being a vice-president of the FAM, Hamidin is also the competitions committee chairman, general-secretary of Selangor FA, and, also a member of the AFC Standing Committee. It is reliable learned that FAM president...

MEMASUKI babak kedua musim Liga Super 2013, pendatang baru, Angkatan Tentera Malaysia seharusnya mampu mengukir senyuman melihatkan kedudukan mereka di tempat keempat, dipisahkan dua mata dengan pendahulu, Lions XII selepas 11 perlawanan. Namun ATM boleh dimaafkan sekiranya menyimpan sedikit rasa terkilan dengan perjalanan musim mereka sehingga kini yang ditentukan oleh urusan di luar padang secara khususnya, bilik mesyuarat jawatankuasa tatatertib Persatuan Bola Sepak (FAM) dan bukannya aksi di atas padang. Berdepan kehilangan empat pemain kerana penggantungan atas pembabitan mereka di dalam insiden kontroversi 25 Januari lalu, ATM turun menentang Kelantan tanpa tiga lagi tonggak, Norfazly Alias berikutan kecederaan tulang pipi dan K...