KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 (Bernama) -- National top men's singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia cleared his first hurdle with a 21-17, 21-15 win over Ygor Coelho of Brazil at the 2019 Badminton World Championships at St Jakobshalle Indoor Arena in Basel, Switzerland on Monday.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 (Bernama) -- Nine new faces are among the 27 players listed by Tan Cheng Hoe for Harimau Malaya’s centralised training starting this Sunday at Wisma FAM in Kelana Jaya in preparation for the second round of the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup qualifiers which start next month.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 (Bernama) -- Defending champions Malaysia lost 0-1 to four-time winners Australia in the final of the ASEAN Football Federation Under-18 Championship at Stadium Thong Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, tonight.

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 19 (Bernama) -- The Retro Havoc Motorsport World Tour today began a 98-day journey covering 25,000 kilometres across 24 countries to promote Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020).

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman  today expressed the hope that state governments and local authorities with sports facilities would make them available to the public.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) received a shot in the arm after MNRB Holdings Berhad (MNRB) chipped in RM325,000 for the association to host the PGM MNRB ADT Championship from Sept 18-21 at Kelab Golf Sarawak in Kuching.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- National long jump para athlete Abdul Latif Romly has decided not to take part in the Paris Grand Prix Para Athletics Championship at the end of this month, and wants to focus on his preparation for the World Championship in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this November.