Sports

Muguruza beats Barthel in straight sets at Thailand Open

Jan 30, 2019

Garbine Muguruza rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the second set to beat Mona Barthel 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Thailand Open

Australian PM asks Thailand to free detained soccer player

Jan 30, 2019

Australia's prime minister has urged Thailand to stop the extradition to Bahrain of a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia

US qualifier Brady upsets 2nd seed Garcia in Thailand Open

Jan 29, 2019

American qualifier Jennifer Brady achieved her second career top-20 win when she upset Caroline Garcia of France 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Thailand Open

Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of Paralympic event

Jan 28, 2019

Malaysia's government has remained defiant despite losing the rights to host the World Para Swimming Championships for banning Israelis from competing in the event, which serves as a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Ex-player seeks FIFA help for jailed Bahrain refugee athlete

Jan 25, 2019

A former Australian soccer player campaigning to free a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand wants FIFA, the sport's governing body, to sanction the soccer associations of Thailand and Bahrain if they fail to help

Malaysian royals pick Pahang sultan as new king

Jan 24, 2019

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been named Malaysia's new king, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before sultans pick next king

Jan 23, 2019

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before royal sultans choose the next king amid a reassertion of political influence for constitutional head of state

Australia soccer player says detained refugee is losing hope

Jan 22, 2019

A former Australian soccer player has urged the sport's governing bodies to push for the release of a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand while it weighs his extradition

Janewattananond wins Singapore Open with final round 65

Jan 20, 2019

Jazz Janewattananond shot a final-round 65 to win the Singapore Open and qualify for this year's British Open

Malaysia says it won't host any more events involving Israel

Jan 16, 2019

Malaysia's foreign minister says the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel

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