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‘Battle of the champions’ returns

B>T/B>HERE was good news at the start of the Football Asso- ciation of Penang (FAP) 2006 league season when it was announced that the 'battle of the champions' competition would be revived this year.

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Egyptain striker Mido doubtful as hosts take on Congo in last eight

Egypt's striker Mido is an injury doubt as the hosts take on Democratic Republic of Congo in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals today.

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Morientes stokes flames of bitter rivalry

A fixture that is laced with more poison than any other on the English football calendar scarcely needed the additional spicing provided by Liverpool's Spanish striker Fernando Morientes.

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Only Vijay among the top five to play in Mercedes C’ships

In the absence of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els, the game's lesser lights have a chance to make an impact this week at the PGA Tour's season-opening Mercedes Championships in Hawaii.

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Pressure on Real to win, say Barca

Frank Rijkaard says Barcelona's glittering form in recent matches will count for little when they meet arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday.


Guilty or innocent?

When a vehement denial fails to dispel the doubts that lurk in your heart, what do you do? Some readers have asked me to evaluate their suspicions through handwriting analysis. Though such an approach does not conclusively prove innocence or guilt, it can give you important clues.

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Karathu all set to return as Perak coach

Perak technical and development director M. Karathu is expected to return as coach of the state's football team after a lapse of five years.


Review tenure system for small farmers

A letter from POH KOK KIAN of Petaling Jaya, Selangor


Not enough to just fund the agro sector

From DR COLLIN ABRAHAM, Kuala Lumpur,(via e-mail).


Kampar Rangers to defend crown

B>K/B>AMPAR Rangers will defend the 2nd Ipoh City Inter-national Veterans (40-year-old and above) nine-a-side football tournament which kicks off at the Ipoh Padang tomorrow.