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Malaysia threatens to suspend FA over 10-0 drubbing KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's sports minister has threatened to suspend the country's football body after last week's record 10-0 drubbing which has already prompted their coach to quit.Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said he was prepared to take "drastic" measures against the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) after the embarrassing World Cup qualifying defeat to UAE.Khairy warned he may come down hard if the body "still recycle their earlier excuses," the New Straits Times quoted him as saying.Coach Dollah Salleh stepped down on Saturday, two days after presiding over Malaysia's thrashing in Abu Dhabi which made history as their worst ever defeat.Speaking on Sunday, Khairy said FAM officials must ask "after this embarrassing defeat if they are still qualified to hold office as they have been given a sufficiently long time but without results".He said one option would be a move similar to that invoked by Indonesia's football body, which ...

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Serena to meet Venus in US Open quarters, Bouchard out NEW YORK: Serena Williams, chasing a calendar Grand Slam, advanced to a dramatic US Open quarter-final showdown with sister Venus on Sunday while a concussion forced Canada's Eugenie Bouchard out of the tournament.World number one Serena served well in moving within three match victories of a 2015 sweep of major titles by defeating US 19th seed Madison Keys 6-3, 6-3.Serena, who struggled with her serve in two prior triumphs, hit 58 percent of her first ...

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Slattery wins Russian Open MOSCOW: England's Lee Slattery claimed his first European Tour title in four years by just one shot at the Moscow Open on Sunday.Slattery, 37, posted a two-under-par 69 in his fourth round at Skolkovo Golf Club to finish on 15 under and secure a first victory since the Madrid Masters in 2011.Argentine Estanislao Goya finished second on 14 under, with last year's champion David Horsey of England a stroke back on 13 under.After fog had ...

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Serena, Venus to meet in US Open quarters, Bouchard out NEW YORK: Serena and Venus Williams advanced to a dramatic US Open quarter-final showdown with straight-set triumphs Sunday while Canada's Eugenie Bouchard withdrew from her fourth-round match due to a concussion.World number one Serena Williams served well in moving within three match victories of a rare calendar Grand Slam with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over US 19th seed Madison Keys.Serena made only six unforced errors to 19 for Keys and hit 58 percent of her ...

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Hamilton's Italian GP win confirmed after inquiry MONZA: Lewis Hamilton's 40th career victory in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix and, with it, a 53-points advantage in the drivers' world championship was confirmed late Sunday after a two-hour stewards' inquiry.The defending two-time world champion had faced possible disqualification following a technical report that claimed his Mercedes team had raced on tyres that were set at a pressure that was too low and infringed the technical regulations.But in a statement issued nearly three hours after ...

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Aussie Connor commits to Bordeaux BORDEAUX: Australian wing Blair Connor has extended his contract with French Top 14 side Bordeaux-Begles for another five years, club president Laurent Marti confirmed on Sunday. Connor, who will be 27 later this month, has become a "symbol for the club" since joining in 2010 when Bordeaux were in the French second tier Pro D2, Marti said.The new deal will see him remain in western France until 2021. The former Australian youth interantional, who can ...

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Champion Cilic beats injury scare to make quarter-finals NEW YORK: Defending champion Marin Cilic reached the US Open quarter-finals for the fourth time on Sunday with a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7/2) 6-1 win over France's Jeremy Chardy.Cilic, the Croatian ninth seed, took his record to New York to 11 successive wins after capturing his maiden Grand Slam title in the city last year.But the 26-year-old had to overcome an injury scare in the second set to stay alive in the tournament when he ...