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月归档:六月 2014

Drogba fires up Ivory Coast as Japan falter

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – Two quickfire headed goals from Wilfried Bony and Gervinho helped Ivory Coast recover to beat Japan 2-1 on Saturday as their bid for a first appearance in the World Cup knockout stages got off to a fine start. The African side trailed to a stunning Keisuke Honda strik …

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World Cup 2014: Preview – Argentina vs Bosnia

It is Match Day 4 at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. We preview the matches in Group E and F. All eyes were on the Italy vs England match but the shock of the day came from Costa Rica. The Central American side beat one of the favourites Uruguay 3-1 in what proved to be the shocker of the day. Uruguay …

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Chong Wei grabs fifth Japan Open win in style

KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei continued to show that Japan is one of his favourite hunting grounds after crushing Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-14, 21-12 in just 34 minutes to nail his fifth Japan Open title in Tokyo.  He was also the winner in 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013. With his feat on Sunday, …

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Cool Italy outwit England to win 2-1 in the heat

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – A cool-headed Italy proved too clever for England on Saturday, scoring two well-crafted goals and defending doggedly in the Amazon heat to grab a 2-1 win in their opening World Cup Group D game. Italy grabbed the winner in the 50th minute when midfielder Antonio Candr …

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Clinical Costa Rica fight back to stun Uruguay

FORTALEZA Brazil (Reuters) – Costa Rica pulled off the biggest upset of the World Cup so far, scoring three second-half goals to come from behind and beat former champions Uruguay 3-1 in their opening Group D match on Saturday. The result left Uruguay’s World Cup ambitions in disarray in …

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Two-hour agony for boy stuck in toilet hole

GEORGE TOWN: A four-year-old boy endured almost two hours of excruciating pain after his right leg became stuck in the hole of a squat toilet at a flat in River Road near here. Muhammad Iskandar Hakimi Mohd Azrul’s grandmother brought him to the toilet to wash up when he slipped and one of his leg b …

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MAS retires Boeing 737-400 from its fleet

SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) retired the Boeing 737-400 passenger aircraft from its fleet Saturday night, 22 years after it entered the carrier’s service in 1992. The last 737-400 series flight touched down in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 9.31pm Saturday, after taking off fr …

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Chong Wei crushes Tago to reach Japan Open final

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei is just one step away from winning his fifth Japan Open title. In Tokyo on Saturday, world No. 1 Chong Wei stepped up a gear to destroy Kenichi Tago 21-15, 21-17 in 47 minutes to extend his head-to-head record against the Japanese to 17-1.  The 31-year-old Chong Wei will …

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General : MC Rejected, Says PM To Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday jokingly said he is happy that Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar is well enough so the Youth and Sports Minister will come for the cabinet meeting. The prime minister in his latest Twitter updates to Khairy said: “@KhairyKJ gl …

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World Cup 2014 today in pictures

Chile’s midfielder Jean Beausejour (L) celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during a Group B football match between Chile and Australia at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. – AFP PHOTO

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