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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.

United, Chelsea Draw 0-0 in Premier League

Wayne Rooney’s headline-grabbing presence fails to inspire Manchester United to victory over Chelsea as the title rivals play out a 0-0 draw.

As English Football Season Starts, Burma’s Gamblers Play the Odds

It may be illegal, but betting is a big part of the local culture, with gambling games for top-flight English football among the most lucrative.

‘Burmese Python’ Beats ‘Chocolate Thunder’ in MMA Showdown

The ethnic Kachin cage fighter Aung La N Sang, also known as the “Burmese Python,” defeats his American opponent Shedrick Goodridge.

‘Burmese Python’ to Take on ‘Chocolate Thunder’ in US Cage Fighting Match

Kachin cage fighter Aung La N Sang will face off against Shedrick Goodridge this weekend in New Jersey.

J-League Looks to Extend Influence in SE Asia

The English Premier League’s newest rival for regional audiences comes not from the major leagues of Spain or Italy, but from Japan

Asia’s diehards are opening their wallets to see Liverpool despite the fact that their touring Premier League heroes are experiencing a lean period in Europe.

Sheik Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa wins a landslide victory to be elected president of the Asian Football Confederation, replacing longtime rival Mohamed bin Hammam.

Manchester United clinched a convincing victory over Aston Villa, with Robin Van Persie scoring three times, as the club recorded its 20th league title.

Gareth Bale fronted a late fightback by Tottenham in a 3-1 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, while Liverpool and Chelsea drew 2-2.

As Southeast Asian money floods into English football while local leagues rot, the proposed Asean Super League might offer investors a viable alternative.

Steven Gerrard’s penalty sealed a second-half turnaround by Liverpool against Aston Villa, while Manchester United beat Sunderland 1-0 to maintain their 15-point title race lead.

Frank Lampard scored his 200th goal for Chelsea in their 2-0 victory West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday, while Wigan beat Newcastle 2-1.