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In the 80s, players like Soh Chin Aun, Santokh Singh and the great Mokhtar Dahari all had chances to feature for English clubs, but the moves never materialise. Mokhtar Dahari, who bamboozled Arsenal in the 1975 friendly in Stadium Merdeka, was invited to play for the Gunners but refused due to his love for Selangor.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Muaythai Association (MMA) plan to convert their exponent Mohd Rifdean Masdor (pic) to a boxer in an effort to help Malaysia qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics in boxing.
NICE (Reuters) - Britain's Lizzie Deignan edged a thrilling sprint finish along the Nice seafront to beat great rival Marianne Vos and win La Course by Le Tour de France on Saturday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Rikako Ikee on Saturday won in her first race since being diagnosed with leukaemia 19 months ago.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Influential Olympics official John Coates praised Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday for his work in getting Tokyo ready for the now delayed 2020 Olympic Games and said he was personally disappointed to see him forced to step down.
LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic officials thanked outgoing Japanese premier Shinzo Abe on Friday for his commitment to bringing the Games to Tokyo and said they would work closely with his successor as Japan bids to overcome the coronavirus pandemic to hold the event next year.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is making an aggressive move to grab enough coronavirus vaccine to inoculate its population four times over, a push the government hopes will instil confidence that it can host a delayed Summer Olympics next year.
PETALING JAYA: For Malaysian artistic gymnast Tracie Ang, a year without any competition is not a problem.
PETALING JAYA: National karate exponent R. Sharmendran is willing to fight through the pain barrier to take a shot at achieving his Olympic dream.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tom Glover's dreams of representing Australia at the Tokyo Olympics this year were crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic but the Melbourne City goalkeeper says reaching his first A-League Grand Final is no small consolation.