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Nation 16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM

Five reasons to return home

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians generally have a poor perception of working at home, but there are many who believe that Malaysia is not all that bad for building a career and a future.

Cycling 16 Sep 2014 | 9:52 AM

Australian cycling shaken up, gets A$2 million loan

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Cash-strapped national governing body Cycling Australia has had a board shake-out and will receive a A$2 million (1.1 million pounds) loan to help lift the sport out of its financial struggles, officials said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 15 Sep 2014 | 7:07 PM

There’s nothing small about Aaliyah’s ambitions

FOR one so young and so small in size, water skier Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah certainly carries herself well. The 11-year-old Aaliyah is goal-driven, hardworking, determined and knows what she wants to achieve.

Swimming 15 Sep 2014 | 1:52 PM

Ticket sales dragging with opening ceremony just days away

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean fans have snapped up tickets to see high-profile athletes such as Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games, but overall sales for the multi-sport event are dragging with the opening ceremony just four days away.

Swimming 15 Sep 2014 | 11:17 AM

Japan ready to renew rivalry with South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan has stoked its sporting rivalry with neighbours South Korea ahead of this month's Asian Games and said it plans to use the multi-sport event in Incheon, west of Seoul, as a springboard to success at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Other Sport 14 Sep 2014 | 5:50 PM

Who to blame when things go wrong? Coach or player

COACHES Rashid Sidek (badminton) and K. Dharmaraj (hockey) were blamed for their team’s failures. With the Asian Games set to begin next week, will more coaches bear the brunt of their players’ shortcomings? Is it right to blame the coaches? Starsports RAJES PAUL speaks to senior lecturer Kok Lian Yee, from Universiti Putra Malaysia’s (UPM) Department of Sports Studies, to try and make some sense of it all.

Tennis 13 Sep 2014 | 1:37 AM

Scottish independence would redefine landscape

LONDON (Reuters) - Alex Ferguson, a Scotsman who has made his name in England as an icon of British sport, puts it this way: "We don't live in a foreign country; we are just in another part of the family of the UK."

Other Sport 13 Sep 2014 | 12:37 AM

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison.

World 12 Sep 2014 | 9:40 PM

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison.

Athletics 12 Sep 2014 | 7:59 PM

Pistorius has not damaged Paralympic movement - IPC

LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius's conviction for culpable homicide after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will not harm the profile of the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday.