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World-class squash fare

KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve of the top 13 players in the women's world ranking have confirmed their participation in the CIMB KL Open squash championships, which will be held here from March 15-20.

Maybank spoil KLHC’s bid to win maximum points

GEORGE TOWN: Former hockey giants Maybank threw a spanner into Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club's (KLHC) superb run in the Malaysian Hockey League (MHL) when they held the leaders to a 2-2 draw at the USM Astro Turf stadium yesterday.

It’s not age but the willingness to work that is important

Malaysian athletes are preparing for two major events - the New Delhi Commonwealth Games (Oct 3-14) and the Guangzhou Asian Games (Nov 12-27). During this time, the Olympic Council of Malaysia's (OCM) role becomes prominent. Today, OCM president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar shares his thoughts on a thorny issue - leadership in sports and its own set of challenges. This is the third part of a six-session held every two weeks on Thursday with The Star's RAJES PAUL.

Date with Davydenko

KUALA LUMPUR: A top ranked Malaysian tennis player is set to partner world No. 6 Nikolay Davydenko in the doubles competition of the Malaysian Open, which will be held at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil from Sept 23-Oct 3.

TNB sponsor Malaysia Hockey League for fifth year

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional (TNB) will be the main sponsors of the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) for the fifth consecutive season. And they have pledged RM1.5mil for the 2010-11 season, which begins in December.

Khawari retains post of SAM president

AHMAD Khawari Isa of Astro Arena has retained the post of president of the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) for a new term (2010-2012).

Thomas Cup: Chong Wei plays skipper’s role to perfection

KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 men's singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei certainly leads by example.

Astro sign sponsorship deal with BAM

ASTRO have stepped in as co-sponsors of the national badminton team and they will be the official pay-TV broadcasters for all the Badminton Asso­ciation of Malaysia's (BAM) annual events, starting with the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals.

MHF get RM1m in sponsorship for tourney

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) have managed to rake in RM1mil in sponsorship for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament, which will be held at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh from May 6-16.

Astro Arena channel for local sports

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will enjoy more local sports content when Astro Arena, the country#8217;s first local sports channel, goes on air on March 26.