Editor's Pick Opinion 

Prioritising sports excellence over kids welfare

Late last year, a volunteer coach with the Wheelchair Tennis Malaysia (WTM) was charged and convicted of sodomising underage ball-boys. The association while using his services for almost seven years, hardly knew anything about the coach’s personal life. All that they knew was that the culprit ran a small tennis academy training players and ball boys in Segambut. He was even appointed as the head ball person for the Malaysian team during the Asean Para Games 2017. Ironically, he was arrested on the closing day of the event and is…

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Editor's Pick News Sports 

NO MONEY FOR THE WOMEN?

Chances are that a majority of you would not know who is Clayton Kershaw? How about Masahiro Tanaka? How about Jimmy Garoppolo? All three are in the top 100 of the latest Forbes world’s highest paid athletes. Names like Serena Williams, Sindhu Pusarla, Nicol David or even Danica Patrick or Ronda Rousey may sound familiar to many in this region. None of these female sports stars are in the top 100 of the list. This will be the first time first time since the list was released that there will…

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Badminton Editor's Pick Opinion Sports Tennis 

GETTING TO THE ROOT OF MATCH FIXING

It has been just over a month since the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced that Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Tan Chun Seang have been suspended from all badminton activities for 15 and 20 years respectively. The two Malaysian’s, according to an independent panel, were found to have breached the BWF Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting, Wagering, and Irregular Match Results. The full report of the panel comprising of James Kitching, Sylvia Schenk and Annabel Pennefather can be read here. The report is comprehensive and also includes whatsapp conversation between…

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Special Reports 

The Gender Debate

In 1973, Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs faced off in a tennis game that became known as “The Battle of the Sexes”. King defeated the self-promoting Bobby Riggs, who was the world number one as an amateur in 1939 and later as a professional in 1946 and 1947. The 6–4, 6–3, 6–3 victory for King, was seen as a step forward in gender equality in sports. But it was also seen as disingenuous because Riggs was 55 and also because he had beaten the then top female player Margaret Court  in…

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