8:00 am February 1, 2015 | No Comment
Denpasar. In the world of badminton doubles, sometimes finding a new partner is the way to rejuvenate a stagnating career — a move that appears to have put some of Asia’s top stars firmly on track for glory at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Indonesia’s Markis Kido and Greysia Polii and Lee Yong-dae […]
1:37 pm January 31, 2015 | No Comment
How exquisite it would be if the latest instalment of the new rivalry of English football at Stamford Bridge on Saturday should rest on the shoulders of two of the stadium's old-fashioned, everlasting favourites.
3:05 pm January 30, 2015 | No Comment
Sydney. Australia, perhaps more than most countries, know the benefits that winning in sport brings to a nation. And few Australians know that better than the country’s long suffering soccer fans. For years, soccer has been regarded as a fringe sport in Australia, overshadowed by cricket, rugby league and Australian Rules Football. Right now though, […]
2:55 pm January 30, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. The national under-23 team is intensifying preparations for its bid to enter the final qualification round for the Asian Football Confederation U-23 Championship in 2016. The team will start its second training camp on Sunday, and head coach Aji Santoso has announced the 27-player roster for the camp. Aji said he’s aware that most […]
5:43 pm January 29, 2015 | No Comment
Sydney. South Korea prepared for this weekend’s Asian Cup final against Australia in a relaxed mood on Thursday, insisting all the pressure would be on the host nation. “We don’t feel any pressure at all,” defender Kim Chang-Soo told AFP before the Koreans contest their first final since 1988 when they were beaten by Saudi Arabia. […]
4:51 pm January 29, 2015 | No Comment
Melbourne. Serena Williams battled past gallant Madison Keys Thursday to set up a dream Australian Open final between the top two seeds after arch-rival Maria Sharapova demolished Ekaterina Makarova. The best two players in the world have a long history and the odds are stacked in Williams’ favor ahead of the Melbourne Park decider on […]
4:32 pm January 29, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Upon completing its assessment of a recent Jakarta visit, the Olympic Council of Asia sent Indonesia one simple message: focus on renovating. As part of its efforts to prepare Indonesia for its role of 2018 Asian Games host, an OCA delegation descended upon a number of sports facilities in and around the capital — […]
4:22 pm January 29, 2015 | No Comment
Denpasar. For the Mainaky brothers, badminton is in their blood and they will make sure their presence is felt even after their glory days are long over. Five of seven children in the Mainaky family — Rexy, Richard, Marleve, Rionny and Karel — were part of the Indonesian national shuttling team in the 1990s and […]
10:27 am January 29, 2015 | No Comment
It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way.
10:28 am January 28, 2015 | No Comment
After making an assessment during its Jakarta visit, the Olympic Council of Asia delegation sent a message to Indonesia: keep focus on renovation. The OCA delegation made early inspection to the Jakarta International Expo at Kemayoran, Indonesia Convention and Exhibition at Bumi Serpong Damai and Gelora Bung Karno sports complex as part of its assistance to Indonesia in the preparation to host the 2018 Asian Games.
8:00 am January 28, 2015 | No Comment
Denpasar. Markis Kido was once on the top of the world when he won men’s doubles gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Games with then partner Hendra Setiawan. And now, he looks to rejuvenate his career and sets his sight to play at the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro. After one Olympic gold […]