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Keeper Kumar hoping thigh pain is just minor injury

KUALA LUMPUR: National goalkeeper S. Kumar (pic) is having a slight pain in his right thigh and is keeping his fingers crossed that it is just a minor injury.

LiveLife extends sponsorship of tower runner Wai Ching

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian tower runner Soh Wai Ching has been handed a morale boost in his bid to take his career to greater heights this season.

Down Under stint paying dividends

PETALING JAYA: The decision to go for training attachment in Melbourne is paying off as Welson Sim once again upstaged the top Australian swimmers in their own backyard.

MTBC: World champions have to earn their right to compete

PETALING JAYA: They may be world bowling champions and elite squad members, but both Tun Ameerul Hakim Tun Hasnul Azam and Nur Syazwani Sahar (pic) are no automatic starters for the Asian Youth Championships (AYC), which will be held in Kuching from April 19-25.

Dragons lose sleep over Dreamers clash

PETALING JAYA: The Westports Malaysia Dragons will be on full alert when they take on the Formosa Dreamers in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) at the Changua Stadium in Taiwan today.

Jessica wants to prove her worth by winning national junior title

BUKIT JALIL: Squash player Jessica Keng is eager to make a statement by winning the Under-17 title at the National Junior Championships today.

Alpine skiing - Shiffrin wins fourth successive world slalom gold

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin became the first Alpine skier to win the same event at four successive world championships with a thrilling victory in the slalom on Saturday.

Cricket - Perera blasts Sri Lanka to victory in first South Africa test

DURBAN (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's middle-order batsman Kusal Perera scored a brilliant unbeaten century to lead them to a famous one-wicket win over South Africa in a thrilling first test at Kingsmead on Saturday.

Rugby - Late Foley miss hands Hurricanes narrow win over Waratahs

SYDNEY (Reuters) - New South Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley had a bittersweet start to the new Super Rugby season when he missed a simple late penalty chance to see his side slip to a 20-19 loss to the Wellington Hurricanes at the Brookvale Oval on Saturday.

Crusaders get two penalty tries in victory against Blues

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Winger Manasa Mataele scored two tries, while referee Nick Briant awarded two penalty tries as the Canterbury Crusaders began their quest for a 10th Super Rugby title with a 24-22 win over the Auckland Blues at Eden Park on Saturday.