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Resolute Russian Davydenko battles into semis along with other top seeds

KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 8 Nikolay Davydenko of Russia withstood seven aces and overcame a 1-3 deficit in the second set to knock out Gael Monfils of France as the top four seeds lived up to expectations to reach the semi-finals of the Proton Malay­sian Open tennis championships at Putra Stadium last night.

Soderling overpowers Berdych to surge into last four

KUALA LUMPUR: For someone used to playing tennis indoor because of the cold climate in Sweden, it's not surprising to see world No. 11 Robin Soderling on a hot streak at the ongoing Proton Malaysian Open tennis championships at the Putra Stadium here.

ESPN-Star secures Asian EPL TV rights

SINGAPORE: ESPN-Star Sports announced yesterday that it has won exclusive rights to broadcast English Premier League matches in 18 markets across Asia until 2013.

14 media teams to compete in football tourney

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 14 teams have confirmed participation in the second National Sports Council-Media five-a-side football championships, which will be held at the NSC artificial pitch in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

Fuad hoping to make waves this season with new team

PETALING JAYA: Ahmad Fuad Baharuddin hopes to make waves with his new team, Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Ah Hong, this season.

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.

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 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.

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.