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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.

SEA Games Preparations ‘on Track’ as Burma Draws Football Foes

Burma’s football team will compete against Indonesia, East Timor, Thailand and Cambodia for a place in the knock-out stages of a Southeast Asian Games highlight.

Chelsea Pounce on Late Blunder to Sink Man City

Fernando Torres got his reward for an irrepressible display that he has rarely produced for Chelsea when he scored a last-minute winner against Manchester City.

Free SEA Games Tickets for Burmese Citizens

Burma’s sports fans will be given free tickets to cheer on the country’s Southeast Asian Games athletes at nearly all of the sporting events.

Arsenal Cruise, Chelsea Win Amid Controversy

Top-of-the-table Arsenal win in style at Norwich, while a slip up leaves Man Utd off the pace in eighth place.

Wilshere Puts Arsenal Back on Top, Spurs Hammered

Arsenal return to the top of the Premier League while rivals Tottenham Hotspur suffer a shock 3-0 thumping by West Ham United.

Man City Crush United, Arsenal and Spurs Top Table

Manchester United David Moyes endured a humiliating first derby defeat against Manchester United, while Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur both won to continue their strong starts.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Shot in the Arm for Aging Nation

Tokyo’s triumphant bid to host the 2020 Games is giving this aging nation a chance to revive both its sagging spirits and its stagnating economy.

Arsenal and Liverpool Claim Derby Spoils

Arsenal and Liverpool emerged victorious from two of the Premier League’s fiercest rivalries with wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United respectively on Sunday.