21 May 15 | The Straits Times by DEEPANRAJ GANESAN
WHEN the final whistle blows on Saturday at Bukit Jalil Stadium, one man - midfielder Izzdin Shafiq - may finally be feted by fans, especially if he manages to help the LionsXII defeat Kelantan in the Malaysia FA Cup final.
While striker Khairul Amri and goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud have garnered the most attention going into the weekend showdown because of their match-winning displays, the unsung...
21 May 15 | The Straits Times by LIM CHING YING
THEY do not get any government funding but the 15 women in Singapore's touch rugby team have brought glory to the nation by finishing third at two consecutive world championships.
After winning a bronze in the 2011 Edinburgh edition, Singapore repeated that feat on May 3 in the Touch World Cup in Sydney, finishing behind champions Australia and runners-up New Zealand.
They beat South Africa 7-2...
20 May 15 | The Straits Times by ISAAC NEO
FOR netball veteran Premila Hirubalan, gold at this year's SEA Games would erase the pain of a defeat almost 14 years ago.
Then, at the 2001 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, highly-fancied Singapore crashed 42-53 to hosts and close rivals Malaysia in the gold-medal match.
Of that netball team, Hirubalan is the lone remaining active player, and the 32-year-old still feels the hurt from the stinging...