Showing posts from February, 2014

Bolt, Nadal, Williams among nominees for Laureus World Sports Awards

The full list of Nominees for the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards is:   Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt (Jamaica) Athletics – won 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m World Championship gold medals Mo Farah (UK) Athletics – won classic 5,000m and 10,000m double in World Championships LeBron James (US) Basketball – Miami Heat star, voted NBA MVP for fourth time in five years Rafael Nadal ( pic ) (Spain) Tennis – winner of French Open, US Open and five ATP Masters event Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Football - scored 69 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal in 2013 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Motor Racing – won fourth straight Formula One World Championship Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Nadine Angerer (Germany) Football – FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, captain of German team Missy Franklin (US) Swimming – at 18, won a record six gold medals in World Championships Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) Athletics – won three sprint gold med

Farewell Joe, till we meet again

Haresh Says, as published in Mailsport today. "WHAT'S happening."   That was always the first thing Joe Marcose would say each time we met or spoke over the phone.   And every time I paid him a visit at his office at Wisma FAM, he would say: "Come sit down lah."   It didn't matter if I was in a rush or had time to kill. He would insist that I sat and discuss about the latest in football, sports and the media. And when I got overly critical over a particular subject, he would usually end the conversation by saying "what to do" followed by a smile.   Joe headed FA of Malaysia's (FAM) media department. Prior to his stint with the national body, he was the media man for the Olympic Council of Malaysia and spent many years with Utusan Malaysia. He started as a cadet reporter on June 1, 1984 before quitting as the daily's sports editor on Nov 1, 2000. Former journo Rosmanizam Abdullah had known Joe since the early 80s. "Wh