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Premier League Helps Train Burmese Football Coaches

The English Premier League, the British Club and the Myanmar Football Federation are teaming up to train Burmese football coaches and referees in Rangoon.

Moyes Axed by Manchester United After Season of Failure

Manchester United sacked manager David Moyes on Tuesday after 10 troubled months of failure and frustration.

Arsenal Have to Look Over Their Shoulders, Says Wenger

Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Swansea City, while rivals Manchester City and Everton won their matches on Tuesday night.

Ozil Takes Wing Again to Put Arsenal in FA Cup Semi-Finals

Everton striker Ross Barkley misses a chance at 1-1 that could have turned the game, but Arsenal end up comfortable 4-1 winners at the Emirates.

East Timor’s 1st Winter Olympian Gets Set to Ski

Yohan Goncalves Goutt sees his role in Sochi, Russia as twofold: He’s an athlete, but also a sort of ambassador for East Timor.

Liverpool Beef Up Title Bid With Last-Gasp Win

Last-minute penalty from captain Steven Gerrard gives Liverpool a win, as rivals draw in the most open Premier League season in years.

Seattle Crushes Denver to Win Super Bowl

Defense rules over offense in Super Bowl 48 as the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos by 43-8 to win their first ever National Football League championship.

Arsenal Held at Saints, Liverpool Thrash Everton

A 2-2 draw away to Southampton leaves Premier League leaders Arsenal at risk of dropping to third when their rivals play on Wednesday.

Burma Readies to Host Asean Para Games

Burma will hold the Asean Para Games for athletes with physical disabilities in Naypyidaw next week, fresh off its hosting of the Southeast Asian Games.

Suarez Puts Liverpool Top as Man City Hit Four

Luis Suarez celebrated his new contract by sending Liverpool to the top of the Premier League thanks to two goals in a 3-1 home win.

Burma to Complain About Referee in SEA Games Women’s FootballKnockout

National team coach Kumada Yoshinori says he will stay with Burma’s women’s team despite penalties loss to Thailand.

Anger, Disappointment as Burma’s Men Go Down and Out at SEA Games Football

Burma’s national coach unaware that the result, a 1-0 defeat, would mean Indonesia go through to the semi-finals ahead of the hosts.

Burma’s Women More Likely to Take Football Gold

Both national sides are looking strong, but analysts reckon the home nation’s women stands a better chance of winning the SEA Games football competition that their male counterparts.

Could the SEA Games Revitalize Myanmar Sport?

Sports officials hope hosting the Games can jump-start Myanmar’s sporting engine and help the country move back toward the top of the Southeast Asian pile.

Burma’s Footballers Defeat Cambodia in SEA Games Opener

The home nation’s men’s team completes a comfortable 3-0 victory over Cambodia to begin its campaign for SEA Games glory.

Arsenal’s Momentum Halted by Everton; Fulham Wins

The Gunners allow a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Everton, while Fulham ends its losing streak by beating Aston Villa.

Suarez Fires Liverpool as Arsenal, Chelsea, City Win

Liverpool striker hits four in win against Norwich City, while Manchester United slip further behind the pack in the Premier League.

Pacquiao Prepares for Tacloban Visit After Win

Manny Pacquiao’s victory over the US’ Brandon Rios provides a lift for the Philippines, a country battered by Typhoon Haiyan.

India’s Tendulkar Bids Farewell With Tears and Cheers

Cricket’s highest run scorer and an Indian national idol exits the game after final match at his home town.

Chelsea Survive, Liverpool and Saints Shine

Controversial stoppage time penalty saves embarrassment for Mourinho, while Liverpool and Southampton won convincingly.