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British guide believes rapid ascents of world’s tallest mountain are safer

A British guide believes that rapid ascents of the world’s tallest mountain are better. But it involves sleeping in low-oxygen tents for weeks beforehand.

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Y&S Ministry slash LtdL allocation by half

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry has slashed the budget by 50% for next year’s Le Tour de Langkawi (LtdL) from March 5-14.


Chen Long still far away from being No. 1

ODENSE: Asian Games bronze medallist Lee Chong Wei’s decision to skip the Denmark and French Opens is unlikely to affect his world No. 1 ranking, after all.


Sports stars meet Gangnam Style at Incheon

Incheon reached for the stars as it rolled out the red carpet for Asia’s top athletes.


Sun still casts huge shadow over Asia's swimmers

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Four years later, back at the Asian Games where it all began, Sun Yang reminded the world he still has no equal in long distance swimming.


Life goes on without Daniel in the pool

KUALA LUMPUR: National swimming coach Paul Birmingham admits that losing the talismanic Daniel Bego to injury is a setback, but it won’t dampen the team’s efforts to plot another record-breaking feat in the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games.


F1 teams step away from cost-cutting clash

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's cash-strapped smaller teams sounded a note of cautious optimism on Friday after a meeting with the sport's powerbrokers to discuss how to slash costs in the face of opposition to a cap on spending.


Fisher hooks three-shot victory to end winless spell

PRETORIA (AFP): Ross Fisher ended a four-year European Tour title drought with a three-stroke victory in the Tshwane Open.


Chong Wei reaches Super Series Finals title match

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite facing the same opponent for the second time in as many days, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei did not let up as he booked his spot in the men’s singles final of the Super Series Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras.


Woods two ahead after testing day at Sherwood

THOUSAND OAKS, California (Reuters) - Tiger Woods stayed on track for his sixth victory of the year as he maintained a two-shot lead after a brutally difficult day for scoring at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Saturday.