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IS IT wise to honour an active athlete? Like naming him after a venue. Certainly not.
The South Koreans honoured their greatest swimmer Park Tae-hwan by naming the 17th Asiad swimming venue – the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre – after him.
IT was at the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur in 2007 when I first became aware of the possible existence of match-fixing in badminton.
THIS is my last column for The Star this year.
LIFE as an athlete sucks.
WINNING the first Olympic gold in 2016 Rio de Janeiro is just going to be a pipe dream for Malaysia.
MALAYSIAN men are impotent. You can hear some women sniggering, right? Hey, it’s not about sex.
BY THE time this article is pulished, I will be in Incheon, South Korea, competing in my fourth – and probably final – Asian Games.
LET’s get excited. And enjoy it while you can.
A COUPLE of months ago, a “FIFA Players Agent” got a tip-off from a taxi driver about a promising young footballer while on business trip to Kuala Lumpur.
I FEEL for Lee Chong Wei after he missed out another chance to win the men’s singles title at the recent World Championships in Copenhagen.
Kedah 3 Pahang 1
Felda United 4 Johor Darul Ta'zim 3
West Brom 2 Man United 2
Stoke 2 Swansea 1
QPR 2 Liverpool 3
Arsenal 2 Hull 2
Burnley 1 West Ham 3
C. Palace 1 Chelsea 2
Everton 3 Aston Villa 0
Man City 4 Tottenham 1
Newcastle 1 Leicester 0
Southampton 8 Sunderland 0
SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures
Saturday, Oct 25
West Ham v Man City - 7.45pm
Liverpool v Hull - 10pm
Southampton v Stoke - 10pm
Sunderland v Arsenal - 10pm
West Brom v Crystal Palace - 10pm
Sunday, Oct 26
Swansea v Leicester - 12.30am**
Burnley v Everton - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Newcastle - 8.30pm
Man United v Chelsea - 11pm
Tuesday, Oct 28
QPR v Aston Villa - 3am**
** Denotes morning match
All matches in Malaysian time
Match week 3
Group A: Atletico Madrid 5 Malmo 0, Olympiakos 1 Juventus 0
Group B: Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 3, Ludogorets Razgrad 1 FC Basel 0
Group C: Monaco 0 Benfica 0, Leverkusen 2 Zenit 0
Group D: Anderlecht 1 Arsenal 2, Galatasaray 0 Borussia Dortmund 4
Group E: CSKA Moscow 2 Man City 2, AS Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7
Group F: Apoel Nicosia 0 PSG 1, Barcelona 3 Ajax 1
Group G: Chelsea 6 NK Maribor 0, Schalke 4 Sporting Lisbon 3
Group H: BATE Borisov 0 Shaktar Donetsk 7, FC Porto 2 Athletic Bilbao 1
Group D: Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1; Poland 2 Scotland 2; Gibraltar 0 Georgia 3.
Group E: San Marino 0 Switzerland 4.
Group F: Faroe Island 0 Hungary 1; Findland 0 Romania 2; Greece 0 Northern Ireland 2.
Group I: Denmark 0 Portugal 1; Serbia 0 Albania 0 (Abandoned)
Armenia 0 France 3.
Qatar 1 Australia 0.
El-Salvador 1 Ecuador 5.
Chile 2 Bolivia 2.
China 2 Paraguay 1.
Uzbekistan 4 United Arab Emirates 0.
US 1 Honduras 1.
Canada 0 Columbia 1.
PGA World Match Play Championship
Final: Mikko Ilonen (Fin) bt Henrik Stenson (Swe) 3 and 1.
Third-place playoff: Joost Luiten (Ned) bt George Coetzee (Rsa) at first extra hole.
WTA Finals, Singapore
Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2
Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Petra Kvitova (Cze) 6-2, 6-3
Ana Ivanovic (Srb) bt Simona Halep (Rou) 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-3
Men's singles: Chen Long (Chn) bt Son Wan-ho (Kor) 21-19, 24-22.
Men’s doubles: Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan (Chn) bt Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) 21-13, 25-23.
Women’s singles: Li Xuerui (Chn) bt Wang Yihan (Chn) 21-17, 22-20.
Women’s doubles: Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) bt Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 21-14, 21-14.
Mixed doubles: Xu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn) bt Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir (Ina) 22-20, 21-15.
Sept 27 - Oct 5
WTA China Open - tennis
Reignwood LPGA Classic - golf
World Artistic Championships - gymnastics
Japanese Grand Prix - Formula One
Shanghai Rolex Masters - tennis
WTA Generali Ladies Linz - tennis
US Open - squash
Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia - golf
Rugby League: Super League Grand Final - Rugby
Standard Chartered KL Marathon
Russian Grand Prix- Formula One
Dutch Open - Badminton
Japan GP - MotoGP
WTA Kremlin Cup - tennis
Denmark Open (Superseries Premier) - Badminton
LPGA HanaBank Championship
Incheon, South Korea
Australian GP - MotoGP
BNP Paribas WTA Finals - tennis
France Open (Superseries) - Badminton
Malaysian GP - MotoGP
Oct 27 - Nov 2
WTA Yinzhou Bank Open - tennis
Oct 27 - Nov 2
BNP Paribas Masters - tennis
National Basketball Association season starts - basketball
Oct 28 - Nov 2
Bitburger SaarLorLux Open - badminton
Oct 28-Nov 2
Tennis: WTA Tournament of Champions
Oct 31-Nov 3
Golf: PGA World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions
Oct 31-Nov 2
F1: United States Grand Prix
Tennis: WTA Suez Open
F1: Brazil Grand Prix 2014
Golf: Mizuno Classic -LPGA
Golf: The McGladrey Classic -PGA
Sea Island, Georgia
Rugby: England vs New Zealand, Ireland vs South Africa, Scotland vs Argentina, Wales vs Australia.
Tennis: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals -Indoor
Badminton: Maybank Malaysia International Challenge 2014
Golf: Lorena Ochoa Invitational - LPGA
Squash: Men’s World Championship
Football: Euro Championships qualifying
Golf: OHL Classic at Mayakoba - PGA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Rugby: England vs South Africa, Scotland vs New Zealand, Wales vs Fiji
Bowling: Daejeon International Open
Daejeon, South Korea
Badminton: Hong Kong Open
Golf: CME Group Tour Championship
Bowling: Qatar Bowling Open
F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Tennis: Davis Cup World Group Final
Rugby: England vs Samoa, Ireland vs Australia, Scotland vs Tonga, Wales vs New Zealand
Nov 22-Dec 20
Football: AFF Suzuki Cup
Badminton: Macau Open
Nov 27-Dec 3
Bowling: 15th Milo International Junior All Stars
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Rugby: England vs Australia, Wales vs South Africa
Hockey: Women’s 21st Champions Trophy
Squash: Women’s World Team Championship
Niagara on the lake, Canada
Golf: USPGA Champions Tour - PNC Father-Son Challenge
Swimming: World Championships (short course)
Bowling: World Bowling Championship 2014
Badminton: Yonex Grand Prix
Hockey: Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy
Squash: Women’s World Championship
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals
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