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Other Sport 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A battle that's not for bettors

What drives a Japanese to stay up at 4am to watch an English Premier League match. Why do Asians #8211; in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam #8211; stay up all night and gamble away millions on these matches. Passion? Hot action? A burning desire to win? All of these and more were on show when Manchester United and Arsenal had their mid-week showdown.

Other Sport 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Siti hammers away at record

Ironwoman Siti Shahida Abdullah stole the limelight on the first day of the Selangor Open athletics championships when she rewrote her own national record in the women's hammer event at the National Training Track at Bukit Jalil on Saturday.

Other Sport 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Berto keeps US flag flying in boxing 'controversy'

Teenager Andre Berto is the lone American left standing at boxing's World Amateur Championships after the squad was given a collective bloody nose, allegedly for their country's superpower status.

Other Sport 14 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kemboi lights up Kenyan championships

In-form Commonwealth steeplechase silver medallist Ezekiel Kemboi set out his World Championships ambitions as he won the Kenyan national title on Saturday.

Other Sport 24 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Premiership sides struggling to catch their breath with the heat and humidity

The inaugural FA Premier League (FAPL) Asia Cup tournament featuring Newcastle, Chelsea, Birmingham and Malaysia gets underway today with the English teams still struggling to come to terms with the Malaysian heat and humidity.

Other Sport 26 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nasir begins attempt to run over 2,000km

Nasir Abas, who ran the length of the peninsula to complete the 'longest solo run' in the country last year, is attempting to set a new mark - by becoming the first Malaysian to run over 2,000km.

Other Sport 30 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Merseyside derby takes on greater meaning for Reds boss

Gerard Houllier would be forgiven for thinking today's Merseyside derby was even more important than usual. Liverpool manager Houllier has seen his side score just one goal this season from three games.

Other Sport 23 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lyon march to the top

Champions Lyon went to the top of the French first division on Friday after a last minute penalty earned them a 1-0 win against Strasbourg.

Other Sport 09 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Masuoka wins third stage in a row

Japans's two-time defending champion Hiroshi Masuoka had to contend with a gun-toting Mauritanian soldier on Wednesday before winning the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally to stretch his overall lead in the race.

Other Sport 14 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Emran dumps ‘wife’

Shooter Emran Zakaria has discarded his 'old faithful' - a wooden-holstered rifle, which he used for competitions since 1997.