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Other Sport 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Chong Wei’s all fired up for good showing in Thai Open

Two-time national men's singles champion Lee Chong Wei will miss, for the first time, a family reunion in Penang during the Chinese New Year. The 22-year-old Chong Wei left for Bangkok Monday for the Thailand Open and he will take on home shuttler Adisak Wiriyapadungpong in the first round at the National Stadium today.

Other Sport 13 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Henin ends dream run on perfect note

Justine Henin's inspired season reached a suitable climax when she successfully defended her title at the tour-ending event, the WTA Championships, her victory over Maria Sharapova completing a quartet of other notable achievements.

Other Sport 03 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Williams sisters set up last eight clash, ‘bad day’ for Nadal

THE Williams sisters will hold another family reunion on centre court at the US Open after registering wins on Monday that set up a tiebreaking, sibling clash in the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows.

Other Sport 10 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Amy cherishes family-bonding time in Johor

PETALING JAYA: Chinese New Year is all about family reunion. And Amy Kwan Dict Weng is all excited about ushering in the Year of the Snake with the rest of the Kwan clan.

Other Sport 10 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Liu Ying aims to get it right

KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles shuttler Goh Liu Ying may be the new poster girl of Malaysian badminton but she won’t allow the growing adulation and attention to distract her from her real mission — getting it right in major events this year.

Other Sport 20 Jun 2013 | 5:56 PM

Brotherly love leads Leiua to Samoa

PRETORIA (Reuters)- Brotherly love persuaded Hurricanes winger Alapati Leiua to turn down a potential role with New Zealand this season and opt to play for Samoa, the country of his birth.

Badminton 31 Jan 2014 | 7:30 AM

Vivian aims for new milestones in Year of the Horse

KUALA LUMPUR: Doubles shuttler Vivian Hoo is determined that the Year of the Horse will be the one where she and partner Woon Khe Wei achieve new milestones in their three-year partnership.

Rugby 09 Sep 2014 | 4:28 PM

De Villiers reaches milestone he never thought he would achieve

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Springboks captain Jean de Villiers cannot quite believe that he is about to play his 100th test match, given he felt he might not even get a second after he destroyed ligaments in his knee, seven minutes into his debut.

Squash 08 Jan 2016 | 12:53 PM

Aifa pledges to charge ahead after success on British soil

PETALING JAYA: There is no way Aifa Azman is going to rest on her laurels.

Football 27 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cheng Hoe hopes Kedah will bag full points on eve of CNY

GEORGE TOWN: Kedah coach Tan Cheng Hoe (pic) is not pleased to be missing his Chinese New Year family reunion dinner this year.