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Fifteen teams for Asian Kabbadi Championship

Fifteen teams from six countries would compete for honours during the 3-day Asian Kabbadi Championship to be held at the Industrial Training Institute in Behor Pulai, starting on Friday.

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Rivals forced to field weakened sides due to injuries

For a country that claims to have invented football more than 2,000 years ago, China have been waiting an eternity for success in the beautiful game. But as the Asian Cup gets under way here today, the nation's hundreds of millions of football fans are brimming with optimism that years of flops and gallant failures are coming to an end.

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Opera, mystery ending for opening do

Chinese opera, a massive fireworks display and a mystery ending will mark the highly anticipated opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics, media reported yesterday.

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Medallists to get some jade too

TO the Chinese it represents beauty, nobility, perfection, power and immortality, and every medallist in the Beijing Games will get some - jade.

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Spectacular start to Games

The story presented in Friday's opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games sought to distil 5,000 years of Chinese history

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Resurgent China promises an epic show to welcome world

CHINA throws open its doors to the world today, promising an epic spectacular to welcome athletes from a record 205 countries to the Beijing Olympics.

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Williams beats Henin in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Serena Williams put an end to Justine Henin's hopes of a Grand Slam title on her return from retirement with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win in the Australian Open final on Saturday.

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Federer thrashes Tsonga to set up final date with Murray

ROGER Federer provided a masterful demonstration of his incredible talent and insatiable desire to win by overwhelming Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 yesterday and join Andy Murray in the final of the Australian Open.

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Federer and Murray start their mind games ahead of final clash

The mind games have already started ahead of today's Australian Open final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray.

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Gym chief warned for golf club beatings

TOKYO: A sumo gym chief who beat wrestlers with a golf club got a severe dressing down yesterday in the latest twist to a year of scandal for the ancient Japanese sport.