Missy and katie, two superstar 'veterans'

Franklin and Ledecky set to lead American charge at world championships

DYNAMIC DUO: Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin (above) getting in tune for their races.
DYNAMIC DUO: Katie Ledecky (abvove) and Missy Franklin getting in tune for their races.
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LionsXII eager for another win as Fandi eyes top-four spot

Home wins on Fandi's mind, for a Malaysia Cup advantage

STEP ON THE PEDAL: That is coach Fandi Ahmad's instruction to his charges for tonight's game against Felda.

Fandi Ahmad’s LionsXII sit in sixth spot in the 12-team Malaysian Super League (MSL), 10 points off the pace of table-toppers Pahang, and 13 ahead of the relegation zone, comfortably nestled in that cruise control zone.

But there will be no sign of a team intent to simply glide across the finish-line when the Singapore side host to KL Felda United at the Jalan Besar Stadium tonight.

In fact, Fandi’s instructions for his charges is unequivocal — turn on the afterburners because there is still a lot at stake.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 2.

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Fifa yet to give approval for Asean Super League

Fifa still to approve proposed elite regional competition, Velappan warns of football overdose

CONCERN: Peter Velappan feels the Asian Football Confederation should study the ASL proposal more seriously. 


It is pencilled in to kick off next year, but the Asean Super League (ASL) continues to wait for the green light from the football’s world governing.

Football Association of Singapore (FAS) president Zainudin Nordin is heading the committee on the ASL project and a submission has already been made to Fifa.

But Fifa is not yet ready to give the okay, throwing uncertainty over the kickoff date of the proposed regional elite club-side competition.  

Fifa's response to The New Paper raises the question whether all parties have signed off on the proposed new competition.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 2.

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Marathon under the stars

OFF YOU GO: Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira was among those who flagged off the runners of the ASICS City Relay at the Sports Hub yesterday.
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'Lightning' Rodd ready to strike again

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It took a TIGER to get the monkey off his back

It’s been a long time. I didn’t think it would have taken that long. But Singapore’s a tough place. Very competitive and I’m so proud to have ridden my first winner. — Brad Parnham (above)
FIRST WINNER: Brad Parnham steering Lika Tiger to victory in Race 8 on Friday.
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Test for national para athletes

TURN IT ON: Singapore's "Blade Runner" Shariff Abdullah (right) taking part in the National Para Athletics Championships at the Toa Payoh Stadium yesterday.
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What should I watch?

Unlike the SG50 Hello Kitty sets, I can choose only one

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Boulden, Broch Larsen have clubhouse lead

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