It was a classic case of David slaying Goliath, only that paddler Gao Ning is the latter in this case.
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They are paid a pittance and are consistently subjected to an avalanche of abuse, sometimes even physical violence.
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One referee turned up drunk for a match, one was spat at by a player, and the latest one was hauled to court for charges of match-fixing.
From international exile to national skipper, Baihakki Khaizan will complete a remarkable turnaround when he leads the Lions out for the international friendlies next month.
In his column for The New Paper, LionsXII assistant coach Kadir Yahaya says his team are closely monitored to ensure they don’t succumb to match-fixing.
There can be no coming back from this.
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(Mohamed Amsyar 46, 50)
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One Singaporean linked to convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal and three other Malaysians were arrested by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) on Tuesday night.
LionsXII players The New Paper spoke to expressed their surprise and dismay when they were informed that another of their Malaysian Super League matches was under suspicion for match-fixing.
Every player craves success, and Eden Hazard is no different.
As Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs battle for his signature, I think his greatest consideration should be a club who are best placed to win trophies.
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