Christopher Raj Sporting Minds

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28 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

May the force be with us

Sporting minds - Christopher Raj
MALAYSIAN sports witnessed some very interesting happenings in the early days of 2019, on and off the playing field. Topping the list was, of course, the appointment of a sports-loving Sultan as the new King.

Sultan Abdullah’s contribution to Malaysian sport has been immense.
27 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Here’s to a brighter, more rewarding year in sports

Sporting minds - By Christopher Raj
SO here we are at the end of another year, with everyone wondering how time has flown. We now have 2019 to look forward to and embrace.

Malaysian fans celebrated as one after the national team qualified for the AFF Suzuki Cup finals, beat favourites Thailand in the semi-final. — Filepic
30 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sportsmen who brought glory to the country should be taken care of

Sportsmen who brought glory to the country should be taken care of in their time of need.

A file picture of former national cyclist Ishak Alwi (right) signalling his win in the fourth stage of the Tour of Malaysia in 1985.
24 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Politics divide, sport unites

NOW that the storm and excitement that GE14 generated is over and things have settled with a new Government in place, the sport fraternity eagerly awaits the appointment of the Youth and Sports Minister.

Chong Wei has brought so much joy to Malaysian sport.
22 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

It’s tough, but everyone must fight corruption

WHO would have expected at the beginning of the new year that two sports very close to the hearts of Malaysians would be rocked by match-fixing allegations?

(Right) Norza says players caught in match-fixing will face the end of their careers.— Bernama
27 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Show time just around the corner

With superb facilities and our athletes ready to put on a good show, the nation is looking forward to a successful SEA Games

27 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Tall order for new BAM president

Norza needs to crack the whip to bring back glory to the sport.

Norza and Al-Amin in a show of unity after a special meeting with BAM patron Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (third from left) and Khairy (second left) at Sri Perdana in Putrajaya. —MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star
29 Dec 2016 | 7:00 AM

Can sports expect a fruitful 2017?

HONESTLY, it feels like it was just a few months ago that we had celebrated Christmas 2015 with all the decorations, shopping and carols, but before we knew what was happening, Christmas 2016 has crept up on us and here we are just a few days after the merry making waiting to usher in 2017.

Tunku Ismail is a man with a vision and is trying his best to revive our football fortunes.