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4 Mar 2014 | 5:46 PM

Massaro dumps Raneem to win Windy City Open

KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 2 Laura Massaro endured a five-game thriller to clinch victory over world No. 3 Raneem El Weleily and emerge as the Windy City Open champion.

Laura Massaro and Raneem El Weleily (right) in a file photo. Massaro beat Raneem in the Windy City Open final 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 3-11, 11-6.
2 Mar 2014 | 7:02 PM

Ivan bags second title in a week

PUTRAJAYA: It was a great week for Malaysian Ivan Yuen as the national No. 4 clinched his second straight title in the opening leg of the WSA Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit.

Ivan Yuen (right) posing with the mock cheque after winning the opening leg of the WSA Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit on Sunday.
1 Mar 2014 | 8:45 PM

Ivan, Harinderpal to meet again

Having only won the NSC Series No. 1 championships three days ago, Ivan Yuen is on course to win the opening leg of the WSA Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit title after booking his place in the final.

Ivan Yuen (left) and Harinderpal Sandhu in the NSC Series No. 1 championships final which Ivan won. The duo meet again in the final of the WSA Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit.
27 Feb 2014 | 7:28 PM

Ivan downs Harinderpal to bag Series No. 1

BUKIT JALIL: National No. 4 squash player Ivan Yuen can thank his never-say-die attitude for coming through a hard-fought five-set thriller against India’s Harinderpal Sandhu in the final of the NSC Series No. 1 championships.

Ivan Yuen (left) returning a shot to India's Harinderpal Sandhu in the final of the NSC Series No. 1 championships. Ivan won 6-11, 13-11, 10-12, 11-1, 11-5.
26 Feb 2014 | 8:02 PM

Experience helps Ivan make it to No. 1 final

BUKIT JALIL: National No. 4 squash player Ivan Yuen relied on his experience to storm into the final of the NSC Series No. 1 championships at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil.

Ivan Yuen (front) returns a shot to Egypt’s Ahmad Alsaraj in the NSC Series No. 1 semi-finals. Ivan won 11-2, 14-12, 11-8, 11-4.
20 Feb 2014 | 7:46 PM

Malaysia get thumbs-up for Special Olympics football preparations

PETALING JAYA: Libya have qualified for the Special Olympics Unified Football World Cup in Malaysia, completing the 25-team world meet which will take place from Nov 1-15.

Special Olympics International chief of strategic properties Peter Wheeler (centre) praised Malaysia for the Special Olympics Unified Football World Cup preparations. He is flanked by Special Olympics Malaysia vice-president Datuk Peter Velappan (left) and president Muhd Feisol Hassan.
14 Feb 2014 | 6:48 PM

The fun's over for Zoe in squash

BUKIT JALIL: National junior squash player Zoe Foo used to play the game for fun. Those were the carefree days indeed.

Zoe Foo (right) returning a shot to Jean Wong in the National Junior Squash Championships in Bukit Jalil on Friday. - AZMAN GHANI / The Star
20 Jan 2014 | 8:56 PM

Now the hard work begins for Malaysian doubles

BUKIT JALIL: Malaysia used to be a force to be reckoned with in the men’s doubles, and in the past few years the hope of seeing those glory days again became dim.

Newly crowned Malaysian Open doubles champions Lim Khim Wah (left) and Goh V Shem must now kick on to win more titles away from home if they want to be regarded as a formidable pair. - BERNAMA
19 Jan 2014 | 10:50 PM

Li’s comeback is a sweet success

CHINA’s Li Xuerui made a successful return from injury to win her first Maybank Malaysian Open title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

China's Li Xuerui screams in delight after clinching her first Malaysian Open title on Sunday. She defeated compatriot Wang Shixian in the final. - FAIHAN GHANI/The Star
19 Jan 2014 | 5:17 PM

Khim Wah-V Shem claim doubles title… at last (updated)

BUKIT JALIL: A four-year wait for the men's doubles Super Series title finally came to an end when Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem pulled off a sensational win in the final of the Maybank Malaysian Open at Putra Stadium.

Remember their names. Lim Khim Wah (left) and Goh V Shem are the 2014 Malaysian Open men's doubles champions. - FAIHAN GHANI/The Star