Yi Sarun attends a tribute in his honour at the Olympic Stadium courts on Thursday.

Cambodia’s ‘Mr Tennis’ Yi Sarun feted at Olympic Stadium

Publication date 22 March 2018 | 16:46 | ICT

The grand old man of Cambodian Tennis, Yi Sarun, who was one of only three survivors of the murder of more than 40 tennis players during the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, was felicitated by Tennis Cambodia on Thursday at the Olympic Stadium



  • Fredjie Portades, who scored 30 points in Master Tapsi's 92-77 win over Smart Dragons in the first of three title games, receives the tournament MVP award from Chitato Chips Mini Tournament director Oktavianus Hauw on Sunday. Supplied

    Tapsi slay Dragons to go one up in title fight

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 17:21 | ICT

    Unbeaten Master Tapsi reasserted their shooting skills with an ominously impressive 92-77 win over Smart Dragons in the first of the best-of-three-game final of the Chitato Chips Mini Basketball Tournament at the Cambodian Country C

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel (left) laughs with members of his pit crew at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne on Thursday, ahead of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. AFP

    Vettel seeks ‘ultimate satisfaction’ of title with Ferrari

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 20:42 | ICT

    Sebastian Vettel says he is searching for the “ultimate satisfaction” of winning his fifth Formula One world title driving for Ferrari ahead of this weekend’s season opener in Australia.

  • UAE champions ‘determination’ tag for Special Olympians

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 20:27 | ICT

    The United Arab Emirates, which is due to become the first Arab country to host the Special Olympics in 2019, is championing an alternative label for those with special needs: “People of Determination”.

  • Serena Williams gestures during her first round match with Naomi Osaka at the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida on Wednesday. AFP

    Serena crashes out in Miami as nervous Osaka advances

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 20:17 | ICT

    Serena Williams crashed out of the Miami Open in the first round on Wednesday, slumping to a straight sets defeat against Japan’s Naomi Osaka in the latest setback to the former world No1’s comeback.

  • TJ Starks of the Texas A&M Aggies drives to the basket against Kyron Cartwright of the Providence Friars in the first round of the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. AFP

    Most upsets ever? Not quite, but underdogs crowd the final 16

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 18:38 | ICT

    Mike Tierney Texas A&M’s path to their NCAA West Region semifinal at Staples Center was by no means a direct one.

  • Elgar and Amla dig in after early wicket

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 18:21 | ICT

    Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla shared a half-century partnership after South Africa lost an early wicket on the first day of the third Test against Australia at Newlands.

  • Bowler Chris Woakes of England reacts to a shot as New Zealand's Kane Williamson runs on the first day of their day-night Test match at Eden Park in Auckland on Thursday. AFP

    Williamson stars as England hit embarrassing low

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 17:36 | ICT

    Captain Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 91 set New Zealand up for a commanding lead after England were skittled for one of the lowest scores in their history in the first Test in Auckland on Thursday.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during an awards ceremony at the Kremlin on Tuesday for Russian medallists at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics. AFP

    Putin’s World Cup likened to Hitler Olympics

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 18:12 | ICT

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin would exploit the 2018 football World Cup in Russia as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler did the Berlin Olympics.

  • Trent Boult of New Zealand (centre) celebrates taking a wicket on the first day of the day-night Test match against England at Eden Park in Auckland on Thursday.

    Embarrassing 58 leaves England red-faced in pink-ball Test

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 15:20 | ICT

    An 80-run stand by Kane Williamson and Tom Latham easily guided New Zealand to a first-innings lead after England crashed to just 58 all out in a dramatic start to the first Test on Thursday.

  • Argentina forward Lionel Messi attends training at the City Academy training complex in Manchester, northwest England on Wednesday, ahead of their friendly with Italy at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium on Friday. AFP

    Messi begins road to Russia as Argentina chase World Cup glory

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 14:55 | ICT

    Lionel Messi begins his road to World Cup redemption on Friday, as Argentina take on Italy in a glamour friendly, desperate to win a major international prize to crown his glorious career.