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Pandelela shines on academic platform despite high degree of difficulty

KUALA LUMPUR: Two-time Olympic medallist Pandelela Rinong (pic) is now a shining example of a top athlete who also excels in academic.


Mun Yee finally graduates with a degree

PETALING JAYA: Diver Leong Mun Yee’s perseverance has finally paid off. After 10 years, Mun Yee graduated yesterday with a bachelor’s degree in communications from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).


Joel keeping the Van Huizen family tradition alive

KUALA LUMPUR: Joel van Huizen has made his family proud. The 24-year-old kept the family tradition alive by becoming the third generation to play hockey for the national team.


Former diving star Bryan shines again… with distinction

PETALING JAYA: Two years ago, three-time Olympic diver Bryan Nickson Lomas walked away from the sport while he was still at the peak of his career.


Chaos at stadium as tickets went on sale

KOTA BARU: Pandemonium erupted when tickets for the Malaysia Cup semi final second leg between Kelantan and Armed Forces went on sale at the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium here Friday morning.

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Leishman leads, Chinese teen penalised for slow play

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman regained the Masters lead in the second round on Friday while the tournament's feel-good story took an unfortunate turn when 14-year-old Guan Tianlang was penalised for slow play.

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Sunshine and roars replace rainy gloom at Masters

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Sunshine and roars replaced the damp and dreary conditions at Augusta National with eagles and birdies flying as Dustin Johnson grabbed the lead midway through the second round of the Masters on Friday.

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Mum’s sacrifices pay off as Kelvinder graduates from UM

KUALA LUMPUR: National hockey player Kelvinder Singhs father, Makbul Singh, died in a road accident 13 years ago, leaving his mother Narenjit Kaur to work and support the family.

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Hockey ace closer to dream after earning UPM degree

National hockey player M. Jivan's childhood dream was to become a police officer. And this could become a reality for the Penang-born player, who obtained a degree in the Human Resource Development during the convocation of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Serdang yesterday.

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Detroit wins third WNBA title in 6 seasons

YPSILANTI, Michigan (AP) - The Detroit Shock won their third WNBA title in six seasons by beating the San Antonio Silver Stars 76-60 to sweep the best-of-five finals on Sunday.