Stadiums to be finished in Nay Pyi Taw before July

Myanmar plans to complete the construction of new sport complex and stadiums before July in Nay Pyi Taw.

‘End of an era as Ferguson decides to retire ‘


LONDON (Reuters) – Alex Ferguson, Britain’s longest-serving and most decorated soccer manager, will retire at the end of the season after more than 26 years and nearly 1,500 matches at the helm of Manchester United, he announced on Wednesday.

The 71-year-old Scot ended intense speculation that he was about to call time on his career by confirming he would step aside after champions United’s last game of the season at West Bromwich Albion on May 19.

‘Battaglin wins Giro thriller, Paolini in pink’


Enrico Battaglin claimed his maiden Giro d’Italia stage on Tuesday with fellow Italian Luca Paolini retaining the leader’s pink jersey on an epic, rain-hit day of racing over 246km from Policastro to Serra San Bruno.

Fraser-Holmes wins 200m freestyle


Thomas Fraser-Holmes overcame the disappointment of disqualification from the 400m freestyle heats to win his third straight 200m title at the Australian world championship trials Sunday.

Fraser-Holmes, 21, who was automatically disqualified when he broke the start in his 400m heat on Friday, reeled in Cameron McEvoy to win the 200m freestyle and book his place on the world championships team to compete in Barcelona.

Dentsu to oversee SEA Games sponsors

News in Myanmar

Japanese advertising firm Dentsu has been appointed by the Myanmar government to oversee sponsorship of the South East Asia (SEA) Games in an agreement signed on Wednesday between the Ministry of Finance and Revenue and Dentsu Sports Asia.