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KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysian players' challenge in the Cleveland Classic Squash Championship came to an end after two players lost in the opening encounter of the tournament held at Cleveland Racquet Club in Ohio, United States on Saturday (Sunday Malaysian time)

The country's second player, Low Wee Wern who is seeded seventh, suffered a major upset after she were beatan by India's unheralded player, Dipika Pallikal; losing 2-11, 9-11, 11-9 and 9-11.

The national champion, Delia Arnold is also shown the exit after going down to the top seeds, Camille Serme of France; 8-11, 2-11 and 4-11, according to the squash website; www.squashsite.co.uk.

Based on the tournament format, winners in the opening encounter is automatically qualify to the quarterfinals.

Malaysia's squash queen and defending champions of the tournament, Datuk Nicol David have decided to skip the tournament, believed to be preparing herself for two back-two-back tournaments - the Windy City Open in Chicago, United States and also the British Open - slated to be held at the end of February and early March.

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MADRID : Welsh star Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 for a world record fee in excess of 100 million euros ($109 million, £77 million), a leaked report reveals.

Whistleblowing website Football Leaks posted a copy of the agreement between Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur online on Wednesday.

The deal allowed Madrid the option of paying 91,589,842 euros in one lump sum within 15 days of the transfer, or 99,743,542 euros in four instalments over three years.

Madrid also agreed to pay a

Kelana Jaya : Interim boss Ong Kim Swee was confirmed on Monday afternoon as Malaysia national coach for the next two years.

Ong was chosen ahead of ex-Kelantan and Johor Darul Ta'zim coach Bojan Hodak and ex-Sarawak and Kedah boss Robert Alberts. The trio all underwent separate interviews at Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) headquarters at Kelana Jaya.

45-year-old Ong had held the job on a temporary basis since September after previously being interim coach when K. Rajagobal stepped

BARCELONA : FIFA’s sanction has rocked Real Madrid. Not only is it impossible to sign players in the two transfer windows which follow the current one, but it’s damaged the club’s image. Now, Florentino Perez is looking for a way to strike back. One way he’s thinking of doing so is taking away one of Barcelona’s young stars…

Perez has got to work on one extremely quickly. SPORT have learned that Madrid have been in contact with Xavi Simons, who plays for the Infantil side, to try and sign him

KOTA BAHARU : The Kelantan Football Association (Kafa) has obtained permission from the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to register red and pink as the home jersey colours for the Pamoga Qu Puteh The Red Warriors (PQPTRW) squad for the Malaysia League this season.

Kafa president Tan Sri Annuar Musa said white and pink would be the away jersey colours for PQPTRW.

"There is no issue on the colours for the first, second and third jersey. Many people don't understand the regulations on

GEORGETOWN : Lee Chong Wei is hoping for a full turnout at the SPICE Arena this week as he aims for a fifth Malaysia Masters GP Gold title. 

The former world No 1 who was raised in Bukit Mertajam, said this is the first time he is competing in a major tournament in his hometown, and the support of the crowd will surely help raise his spirit. 

"The last time I remember playing in Penang was during my junior days. I have never played in a major tournament back home, so it is definitely special

OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) - Jason Day spoiled Canadian hopes of a first home-grown winner in 61 years at the Canadian Open with a one-stroke victory on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Australian birdied the last three holes at Glen Abbey to triumph by one over American Bubba Watson and by two over Canadian David Hearn, the 54-hole leader.

Day ended the tournament in style by rolling in a clutch 22-foot putt at the par-five 18th for a closing four-under-par 68 and a winning total of 17-under

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