Ireland defeated Malaysia 3-0 in the final of the Women Hockey World League Round 2 at the Tun Razak Stadium today. Malaysia’s plans of turning the tables around on the Green Army, who won 2-1 in a Pool B match last week, were halted by their own inability to score from a penalty stroke in the first quarter and also take advantage of several penalty corners and open chances that came in the game. But more importantly the Malaysians, alongside the Irish, booked a spot in the Women Hockey World League Semi-Finals which will be held in Belgium (June 21-July 2) and...

Malaysia scored a sensational 2-1 win over World No 15 Italy in sudden-death penalty shootout and in the process joined Ireland in qualifying for the World League Semi-Finals. K. Dharmaraj’s Tigress had earlier made a grand comeback from a goal down in this Women Hockey World League Round 2 semi-finals encounter to hold the Italians to a 2-2 draw in regulation time while Ireland downed Wales 2-0 in an earlier semi-final tie at the Tun Razak Stadium. But more importantly the Malaysians, alongside the Irish, booked a spot in the Women Hockey World League Semi-Finals which will be held in Belgium (June...

Malaysia Tigress thrashed Kazakhstan 13-1 and joined Italy and Ireland in high-scoring matches in final pool matches in the Women Hockey World League Round 2 at the Tun Razak Stadium today. It was the Malaysians biggest victory here and Kazakhstan’s highest ever margin of defeat in the tournament following the 12-0 drubbing against Ireland in the Pool B opening match last Saturday. K. Dharmaraj’s Malaysia Tigress will now play Thailand in Thursday’s quarterfinals while Ireland takes on Singapore, Italy goes head to head against Hong Kong and Wales meets Kazakhstan. The Malaysians took the lead in the fifth minute as Nurul Nabihah Mansur...

European contenders Italy and Wales shrugged off a meekly challenge from Thailand and Singapore respectively in Pool A of the Women Hockey World League Round 2 at the Tun Razak Stadium in Kuala Lumpur today. World No 15 Italy, who defeated Wales 3-0 on Saturday, lived up to its favorites tag here by brushing aside Thailand 5-0 today. Jasbeer Kaur Singh, playing in her 51st international match, fired the Italians ahead in the ninth minute followed by Marcela Casale (27th), Valentina Braconi (34th) and Maria Garraffo (40th) scoring from open play whilst Agata Wybieralska extended the lead in the 51st minute from...

Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) clinched the TNBMHL 2017 Charity Shield Cup following a 6-5 win in a penalty shootout over Terengganu Hockey Team after both teams were tied 2-2 in regulation time at the Batu Buruk Hockey Stadium in Kuala Terengganu today. The victory also erased KLHC’s 7-2 defeat against double champions THT in the quarterfinals of the Tan Sri P. Alagendra Cup Knockout Tournament at the Tun Razak Stadium last week. Muhammad Noor Faez Ibrahim opened the scoring for KLHC in the 31st minute via a penalty corner but Faizal Saari slowed down the city boys’ celebrations with a field...

Enam pasukan mengesahkan kedudukan mereka ke peringkat kalah mati bagi merebut kejuaraan SS Purple League (SSPL) musim ini selepas berjaya berada pada kelompok enam pasukan teratas saingan round robin yang tamat di Stadium Badminton Kuala Lumpur, Cheras sebentar tadi. Pasukan tersebut adalah Kelab Badminton (KB) Muar selaku juara, KB Bandar Utama Dragons, KB Puchong United, KB Petaling Jaya, KB Ampang Jaya dan KB Petaling. KB Bandar Utama Dragons yang beraksi pada perlawanan terakhir di sebelah malam menang ke atas KB Bangsar Hawks 14-2. Keputusan itu membolehkan mereka melonjak daripada tangga keenam liga ke tangga kedua dengan mengumpul 97 mata. Kelab dari Johor itu...

Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) came back from two goals down to sent Tenaga Nasional Berhad crashing out of the Tan Sri P. Alagendra Cup Knockout Tournament in a 3-2 thrilling victory in the first round encounter at the Tun Razak Stadium today. Mohammad Ramadan Rosli fired TNB, the 2016 runners-up; ahead in the eighth minute from a field goal and Azril Misron increased the advantage in the 35th minute before KLHC, who lost in the quarterfinals stage of the tournament last season, reduced the deficit via Muhammad Haziq Samsul in the 42nd minute. Germany’s Aaron Craig Kleinschmidt stepped up with the...

The reverberation of victory and agony of defeat will be felt early when the Tan Sri P. Alagendra Cup knockout tournament gets underway in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. Eight Premier and Division One team will battle for supremacy in this second edition of the Tan Sri P. Alagendra Cup which is known for its ‘unkindness’ towards teams that dangle with sheer luck and fame alone. In short, the knockout tournament is virtually blind to the reputation of Premier League teams with grandeur ambitions who may likely fall prey to their less illustrious opponents. And at stake is the RM70,000 winner’s purse which went into...

Muar BC strengthened their position at the summit of the SS Purple League (SSPL) with a big 14-4 win over Bangsar Hawks BC side during their SSPL 2016/17 match earlier today at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Cheras. With that result, Muar has mathematically qualified to the Stage 2 of the SSPL 2016/17 as one of the top six teams. The Johor side race straight out of the blocks to record a 6-0 lead after taking both the men’s singles and women’s singles match in straight sets. Tan Chun Seang easily defeated his Bangsar Hawks’ men’s singles counterpart, Chian Chin Yong while...

Malaysia Tigress coach K. Dharmaraj believes the battle for supremacy in the Women World League Round 2 will only begin in the quarterfinals stage of the event held from Jan 14-22 at the Tun Razak Hockey Stadium. All the eight teams competing here said Dharmaraj, will automatically qualify for the Jan 19 quarterfinals upon completion of their respective pool matches and the journey to the Hockey World League Semi-finals will depend on whom the Malaysians face in the last eight of the competition. “It is very important that we finish top of our group in the preliminary round,” said Dharmaraj. “This will...