Kelantan crown Super League champion

Kelantan were crowned the Super League champion 2011 after edging Sabah 2-1 at the Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabalu tonight.

The Red warriors, who collected 56 points, pipped first runners-up Terengganu by three points and reigning Selangor by four points.

The victory enabled Kelantan, who finished second last season, to book a berth in the AFC Cup 2012.

Kelantan will bag RM500,000 while Terengganu RM300,000 at a prize-giving ceremony at Wisma FAM, Kelana Jaya on Friday.

Ju Pha trains locally for commonwealth youth games

Despite not being selected to train with the senior cycling squad under national coach John Beasley in Melbourne, Australia, national cyclist Ju Pha Som Net remains psyched to train locally.

Ju Pha, 18, said she will continue training like normal and is excited to to prepare for the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Isle of Man this September.

"What”s important is that I train diligently to do Malaysia proud at an international level,” she said when contacted by Bernama today.

Malaysia advance to second round of Asian Zone World Cup Qualifier

Malaysia advanced to the second round of the 2014 World Cup Asian Zone Qualifier despite losing 2-3 to Taiwan in the return leg of the first round qualifier in Taipei tonight.

Having won the first leg 2-1 here on Wednesday, the aggregate ended up 4-4 but Malaysia qualified on the away-goal rule.

Malaysia will play Singapore next in the city-state on July 23 with the return leg scheduled for July 29 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil here.

ASUM to list divers for SEA Games by September

The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) will only list the divers for the SEA Games in Palembang and Jakarta by September.

Asum Honorary Secretary, Edwin Chong said they would be taking part in other competitions, including the 14th FINA World Championship in Shanghai from July 16 to 30, before the SEA Games in November.

"We will only choose the best divers who are really prepared to bring back medals in this edition of the SEA Games,” he told Bernama yesterday. 

Kvitova makes final after silencing Azarenka

Eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova showed the greater will, ambition and control of her nerves to overcome Victoria Azarenka 6-1 3-6 6-2 in a topsy-turvy encounter at Wimbledon on Thursday as she reached her first grand slam final.

The Czech, also a semi-finalist last year, dominated the first set but then lost her way as the Belarussian fourth seed took the second in her first grand slam last four appearance after four previous quarter-final defeats. 

250 ice skaters to participate in Skate Malaysia 2011

Some 250 participants from five Asian countries will be participating in this year’s edition of Skate Malaysia at the Sunway Pyramid Ice Rink here beginning yesterday till Sunday.

Sunway Pyramid Chief Executive Officer, HC Chan said the competition brought together 11 rinks from Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

For the third time, Seri Selangor Golf Club hosts Omega World Cup Asian Qualifier

For the third time, Seri Selangor Golf Club will host the Omega Mission Hills World Cup Asian Qualifier.

According to the Asian Tour in its official website, the four-day Asian qualifier will be held at club located in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, beginning Aug 3.

The top three nations will compete in the US$7.5 million (about RM22.6 million) Omega Mission Hills World Cup at Mission Hills Resort on Hainan Island, China between Nov 24 and 27.

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