Fandi and his sons

Fandi and his sons

In NBA Basketball news, 

The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 93-76 in a Christmas Day fixture. 

Playing away this morning, Rajon Rondo scored 19 points and contributed 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the Celtics. 

With the win, the Celtics and the Nets now share 2nd place in the Atlantic Division behind the New York Knicks. 

Brooklyn who lost for the 4th time in 5 games, were without power forward Kris Humphries, who is suffering from an abdominal strain.

Onto local football news, 

S-league club Woodlands Wellington will face Fandi Ahmad and his Darul Takzim side tonight, in a friendly match at the Larkin Stadium in Johor. 

The Woodlands Rams finished at the bottom of the S-league in 2012, for the 3rd year in a row. 

And today will be the 1st time, fans will get to see THE most expensive squad in Malaysia's football history, in action. 

That's after recently securing the signings of former Spanish international Dani Guiza, Italian midfielder Simone Del Nero and Malaysian internationals, Safee Sali, Safiq Rahim, and Norshahrul Idlan Talaha. 

Tonight's match is part of a quadrangular which also involves Pahang and Johor FA. 


In regional football news, 

This year's Malaysian side Harimau Muda in the S-league will not return in 2013. 

Instead of the Under-23 squad, the Harimau Muda 'B' side comprising Under-21 players will compete here next season. 

The B squad last competed in this year's Malaysian Premier League. 

As for the Under-23s, they will reportedly head to Australia, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, in order to prepare for next December's SEA Games in Myanmar. 

Malaysia are the defending Gold medallists in the under-23 football competition. 

Onto cricket action, 

Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and sent his team in to bat first, in the 2nd test against Australia this morning. 

For the clash in Melbourne, Sri Lanka made 1 change to the lineup that lost the first test in Hobart. 

That's by switching seamer Nuwan Kulasekara with Dhammika Prasad. 

Sri Lanka will look to their batsmen to build a big score in their first Boxing Day test in 17 years at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

The visitors are bidding for their first test win in Australia in the 3-match series, which concludes with next week's 3rd and final test in Sydney.