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BAM put players first with new schemes

Lin Dan's junior coach helms Ampang Jaya BC for Junior Purple League

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Jin Wei to continue Malaysian challenge in Bangkok

3 July 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: When the dust settled, only the pint-sized shuttler Goh Jin Wei was left standing.

New BAM incentive to award more money to high ranking players

3 July 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The higher your world ranking, the more monetary incentive you will earn.

June Wei saves the blushes for Malaysia in singles department in Bangkok

2 July 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Shuttler Cheam June Wei saved Malaysia from the embarrassment of a complete wipeout in the boys’ singles event at the Asian Junior Championships in Bangkok.

Amelia-Fie Cho fret not with Taiwan Open snub

2 July 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Reigning SEA Games women’s doubles champions Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho have been left out from the Taiwan Open badminton championships.
And Amelia is just fine with it.

Khairy: Morten's the right man for Malaysian badminton

2 July 2015

PUTRAJAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has given Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost the thumbs up.

Jin Wei huffs and puffs into second round at Asian juniors

2 July 2015

PETALING JAYA: Teenage shuttler Goh Jin Wei had another busy day at the Asian Junior Championships.

Still some ways to go for Malaysia in Asian juniors

30 June 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a day to forget for Cheam June Wei at the Asian Junior badminton championships in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Relieved Lee back in winner's circle, even if out of pocket

30 June 2015

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The paltry Canadian Open winner's cheque didn't even cover the cost of his flight back to Malaysia but that mattered little to former world number one Lee Chong Wei who was just relieved to be a champion again.

There is hope for Malaysian juniors at Asian badminton meet

29 June 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Nothing is impossible. With this in mind, Malaysia will go all out to defy the odds against top seeds China in the mixed team quarter-finals at the Asian Junior Championships.

Big boost for Chong Wei after double win

29 June 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei’s got that winning feeling back.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League

Selangor 1 Pahang 3
JDT 2 Police 1
Lions XII 3 Kelantan 0
Felda United 2 Sime Darby 2
Perak 2 Armed Forces 1
Terengganu 4 Sarawak 2


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Pahang 
14 10 30
JDT 
14 9 28
Perak 
14 10 27
Selangor 
14 7 24
Felda United
14 4 22
Police 
14 2 21
Lions XII 
14 1 20
Terengganu 14 -5 17
Sarawak 14 -7 13
Kelantan
12 -9
11
Armed Forces
13 -8 10
Sime Darby
13 -16 4
UEFA Champions League

First qualifying round (To be played on June 30 & July 1 and July 7 & 8)

First leg: B36 Torshavn (Fro) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 2; Crusaders (Nrl) 0 FC Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Lincoln Red Imps (Gib) 0 FC Santa Coloma (And) 0, Pyunik (Arm) 2 Folgore (Smr) 1.

Second qualifying round (matches to be played on July 14 & 15 and July 21 & 22)

Hibernians FC (Mlt) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (Isr), APOEL FC (Cyp) v FK Vardar (Mkd), Qarabag FK (Aze) v FK Rudar Pljevlja (Mne); FK Sarajevo (Bih) v KKS Lech Poznan (Pol); NK Maribor (Slo) v FC Astana (Kaz); FC BATE Borisov (Blr) v Dundalk FC (Irl); HJK Helsinki (Fin) v FK Ventspils (Lat), FC Midtjylland (Den) v Lincoln FC (Gib) or FC Santa Coloma (And); Molde FK (Nor) v FC Pyunik (Arm) or SS Folgore (Smr); Malmo FF (Swe) v FK Zalgiris Vilnius (Ltu); Celtic FC (Sco) v Stjarnan (Isl), FK AS Trencin (Svk) v FC Steaua Bucarest (Rom), FK Partizan (Srb) v FC Dila Gori (Geo), PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) v FC Milsami Orhei (Mda), CS Fola Esch (Lux) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Cro), KF Skenderbeu (Alb) v Crusaders FC (Nir) or FC Levadia Tallinn (Est); B36 Torshavn (Fro) or The New Saints FC (Wal) v Videoton FC (Hun)

*The winners of the second qualifying round will advance to the third qualifying round (to be played on August 18 & 19 and 25 & 26). The winners from the third round will advance to the tournament proper, which begins on Sept 15 & 16.

EPL Results & Standings

Final standings for season 2014/15


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c) (q)
38 41 87
Man City (q)
38 45 79
Arsenal (q)
38 35 75
Man United (q) 
38 25 70
Tottenham (e) 
38 5 64
Liverpool (e) 38 4 62
Southampton
38 21 60
Swansea  38 -3
56
Stoke City  38 3 54
Crystal Palace 38 -4 48
Everton
38 -2 47
West Ham
38 -3 47
West Brom
38 -13 44
Leicester
38 -9 41
Newcastle  38 -23 39
Sunderland 38 -22 38
Aston Villa 
38 -26 38
Hull (r) 38 -18 35
Burnley (r) 38 -25 33
QPR (r) 38 -31 30

(c) = champion (q) = qualify for Champions League (e) = qualify for Europa League (r) = relegated

NOTE: Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich promoted to the Premier League.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2015/16

Saturday, Aug 8 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v West Ham
Bournemouth v Aston Villa 
Chelsea v Swansea 
Everton v Watford 
Leicester v Sunderland 
Man United v Tottenham 
Newcastle v Southampton 
Norwich v Crystal Palace 
Stoke v Liverpool 
West Brom v Man City

Saturday, Aug 15 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Man United
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Liverpool v Bournemouth
Man City v Chelsea
Southampton v Everton
Sunderland v Norwich
Swansea v Newcastle
Tottenham v Stoke 
Watford v West Brom 
West Ham v Leicester 

Saturday, Aug 22 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v Liverpool 
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa 
Everton v Man City 
Leicester v Tottenham 
Man United v Newcastle 
Norwich v Stoke 
Sunderland v Swansea 
Watford v Southampton 
West Brom v Chelsea 
West Ham v Bournemouth 

Saturday, Aug 29 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Sunderland
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Man City v Watford
Newcastle v Arsenal
Southampton v Norwich
Stoke v West Brom
Swansea v Man United
Tottenham v Everton

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Women's World Cup

Final: USA 5 Japan 2

Copa America

Final: Chile 0 Argentina 0 (0-0 aet, Chile win 4-1 on penalty)

Third placing: Peru 2 Paraguay 0 

Badminton

Asian Junior Championships

All Final

Boys’ singles: Lin Guipu (Chn) bt Seo Seung-jae (Kor) 21-16, 21-11.
Boys’ doubles: He Jiting-Zheng Siwei (Chn) bt Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong (Chn) 21-19, 18-21, 21-18.
Girls’ singles: He Bing Jiao (Chn) bt Chochuwong Pornpawee (Tha) 21-16, 21-17.
Girls’ doubles: Du Yue-Li Yinhui (Chn) bt Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) 21-14, 18-21, 21-18.
Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Choi Jong-woo-Kim Hye-jeong (Kor) 21-8, 21-12.

Cycling

Tour de France

Stage Three (160km): 1. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha 3’26:54" 2. Chris Froome (Bri) Team Sky same time, 3. Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R 4 seconds behind, 4. Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale 5, 5. Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto 8, 6. Tejay van Garderen (US) BMC Racing 11, 7. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana 11, 8. Simon Yates (Bri) Orica 11, 9. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar 11, 10. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek 11, 11. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar 11, 12. Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff – Saxo 18, 13. Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek 19, 14. Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL 22, 15. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing same time.

Leading General Classification: 1. Chris Froome (Bri) Team Sky 7’11:37, 2. Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01 behind    3. Tejay van Garderen (US) BMC Racing 0:13, 4. Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto 0:26, 5. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing 0:28, 6. Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff – Saxo 0:31, 7. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:34, 8. Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff – Saxo 0:36, 9. Geraint Thomas (Bri) Team Sky 1:03, 10. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step 1:04.

Leading Points Classification: 1. Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto 75, 2. Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff - Saxo 48, 3. Chris Froome (Bri) Team Sky 40, 4. Mark Cavendish (Bri) Etixx - Quick-Step 37, 5. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek 35, 6. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha 30, 7. John Degenkolb (Ger) Giant 28, 8. Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step 25, 9. Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R 22, 10. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis 22.

Tennis

Wimbledon

Fourth Round

Women’s singles: Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Belinda Bencic (Swi) 6-2, 6-3; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Zarina Diyas (Kaz) 6-4, 6-4; Coco Vandeweghe (US) bt Lucie Safarova (Cze) 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4); Garbie Muguruza (Spa) bt Caroline Wozniacki (Den) 6-4, 6-4; Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) bt Monica Niculescu (Rom) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2; Madison Keys (US) bt Olga Govortsova (Blr) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt Jelena Jankovic (Srb) 7-5, 6-4; Serena Williams (US) bt Venus Williams (US) 6-4, 6-3; CoCo Vandeweghe (US) bt Lucie Safarova (Cze) 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4); Madison Keys (US) bt Olga Govortsova (Blr) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Men’s singles: Roger Federer (Swi) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) 6-2, 6-2, 6-3; Giles Simon (Fra) bt Tomas Berdych (Cze) 6-3, 6-3, 6-2; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Denis Kudla (US) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5; Andy Murray (Bri) bt Ivo Karlovic (Cro) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt David Goffin (Bel) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (9-7), 6-4; Richard Gasquet (Fra) bt Nick Kyrgios (Aus) 7-5, 6-1, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (8-6); Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt Viktor Troicki (Srb) 4-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

Golf

Greenbrier Classic

Leading final round scores (US unless stated) *won on second playoff hole: 267: Danny Lee* (Nzl) 63-69-68-67, David Hearn (Can) 68-64-68-67, Robert Streb 68-67-67-65, Kevin Kisner 67-69-67-64; 268: Russell Henley 70-66-69-63; 269: James Hahn 66-67-70-66, Greg Owen (Bri) 65-67-70-67, Andres Romero 67-67-68-67, Chad Collins 65-67-68-69, David Lingmerth (Swe) 67-70-64-68, Bryce Molder 68-64-67-70, Brendon Todd 65-69-67-68; 270: Tony Finau 68-67-68-67, J.J. Henry 68-66-69-67, Morgan Hoffmann 68-67-69-66, Scott Langley 62-69-74-65, Jason Bohn 69-69-61-71, Steven Bowditch (Aus) 68-68-67-67, Sean O’Hair 66-67-66-71, Shawn Stefani 69-67-67-67, Bubba Watson 67-68-68-67.

French Open

Leading final round scores: 271: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 68-72-66-65; 274: James Morrison (Eng) 71-68-68-67; 276: Jaco Van Zyl (Rsa) 68-71-64-73; 277: Martin Kaymer (Ger) 69-69-69-70; 279: Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spa) 68-70-72-69; 280: Brendan Steele (US) 72-69-67-72, Francesco Molinari (Ita) 70-69-70-71, Andy Sullivan (Eng) 71-70-69-70, Michael Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 75-70-67-68; 281: Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) 70-70-65-76, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 70-74-65-72; 282: Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 68-70-69-75, Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 71-68-69-74, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 72-69-68-73; 283: Richard Bland (Eng) 76-70-66-71, Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 71-73-69-70, Jorge Campillo (Spa) 70-73-71-69, Jake Roos (Rsa) 73-71-66-73, Marcus Fraser (Aus) 73-69-70-71; 284: Daniel Brooks (Eng) 73-66-70-75, An Byeong-hun (Kor) 71-73-69-71, Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 71-74-69-70, Fabrizio Zanotti (Par) 73-70-73-68; 285: Marcel Siem (Ger) 69-73-74-69, Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 69-72-74-70, Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) 73-71-73-68; 286: Jerome Lando-Casanova (Fra) 74-70-68-74, Mark Foster (Eng) 70-71-68-77, Julien Quesne (Fra) 73-73-73-67; 287: Peter Hanson (Swe) 72-71-68-76, Andrew Johnston (Eng) 73-71-68-75, Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 69-77-70-71.

Motorsport

British F1 Grand Prix

Race (52 laps): 1. Lewis Hamilton (Eng) Mercedes 1’31:27.729, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1’31:38.685, 3. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1’31:53.172, 4. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1’32:04.568, 5. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1’32:30.923, 6. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Red Bull 1’32:31.684, 7. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1’32:46.473, 8. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1 lap behind, 9. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1, 10. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 1, 11. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber 1, 12. Roberto Merhi (Spa) Marussia 3, 13. Will Stevens (Eng) Marussia 3.

Did Not Finish: Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Toro Rosso 31st lap, Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 21st, Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso 3rd.

Did Not Start: Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus, Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus, Jenson Button (Eng) McLaren, Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber.

Drivers’ Standings: 1. Lewis Hamilton 194 points, 2. Nico Rosberg 177, 3. Sebastian Vettel 135, 4. Valtteri Bottas 77, 5. Kimi Raikkonen 76, 6. Felipe Massa 74, 7. Daniel Ricciardo 36, 8. Daniil Kvyat 27, 9. Nico Hulkenberg 24, 10. Romain Grosjean 17, 11. Felipe Nasr 16, 12. Sergio Perez 15, 13. Pastor Maldonado 12, 14. Max Verstappen 10, 15. Carlos Sainz Jr 9, 16. Marcus Ericsson 5, 17. Jenson Button 4, 18. Fernando Alonso 1.

Constructors’ Standings: 1. Mercedes 371 points, 2. Ferrari 211, 3. Williams 151, 4. Red Bull 63, 5. Force India 39, 6. Lotus 29, 7. Sauber 21, 8. Toro Rosso 19, 9. McLaren 5.

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Sports Calendar

June

AQUATICS
June 26-28: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Madrid, Spain.

ARCHERY
June 8-14: Archery World Youth Championships, Yankton, US.

ATHLETICS
June 3-7: 21st Asian Athletics Championships, Wuhan, China.
June 7: IAAF Diamond League, Birmingham, England.
June 13: IAAF Diamond League, New York, US.

BADMINTON
June 2-7: Indonesia Open Superseries, Jakarta, Indonesia.
June 16-21: US Open Badminton Championships, New York, US.

BASKETBALL
June 4 onwards: NBA Finals, USA/Canada.

FOOTBALL
June 6: UEFA Champions League final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany.
June 6- July 5: Women’s World Cup, Canada
June 11- July 14: Copa America, Chile.

HOCKEY
June: Ice Hockey Stanley Cup Finals, venue TBA.
June 3-14: Men’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
June 10-21: Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Valencia, Spain.
June 20-Jul 5: Men’s and Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 1, Antwerp, Belgium.

GOLF
June 4-7: The Memorial Tournament, Dublin, Ohio, US; Nordea Masters, Malmo, Sweden; Manulife LPGA Classic, Ontario, Canada
June 8-14: FedEx St. Jude Classic, Memphis, Tennessee, US
June 11-14: Lyoness Open, Atzenbrugg, Austria; Women’s PGA Championship, New York, US
June 18-21: US Open, Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington
June 25-28: BMW International Open, Munich, Germany
June 26-28: Walmart Championship (LPGA), Arkansas, US

TENNIS
May 24- June 6: Roland Garros, Paris, France
June 8-14: Aegon Open Nottingham, UK; Topshelf Open, Holland
June 15-21: Aegon Championships, London, England; Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany; Aegon Classic, Birmingham, England
June 21-27: Aegon International Eastbourne, UK
June 29- July 1: Wimbledon, London, England

MOTORSPORTS
June 7: MotoGP- Grand Prix de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
June 21: F1 - Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, Austria.
June 27: MotoGP - Motul TT Assen Grand Prix, Assen, Netherlands.

MULTI-SPORTS
June 5-16: SEA Games, Singapore.

July

AQUATICS
July 3-5: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Bolzano, Italy.
July 24- Aug 9: Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

ARCHERY
July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.

ATHLETICS
July 15-19: IAAF World Youth Championships 2015, Cali, Colombia.
July 24-25: Diamond League, London, England.

BADMINTON
July 14-19: Yonex Open Chinese Taipei, Taiwan.
July 21-16: Russia Open.

CYCLING
July 4-6: Le Tour de France, France.

FOOTBALL
July 4: Copa America Final, Santiago, Chile.
July 5: Women’s World Cup final, Vancouver, Canada.

GOLF
July 6-12: John Deere Classic, Silvis, Illinois, US.
July 9-12: US Women’s Open, Pennsylvania, US.
July 16-19: The Open, St Andrews, England.
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, Scotland.

SQUASH
July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.

SWIMMING
July 13-19: IPC World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland.

TENNIS
June 26-July: Wimbledon, UK. (Grand Slam)
July 17-20: Davis Cup Quarter-finals, various locations.
July 20-26: WTA Istanbul Cup, Turkey.
July 27-Aug 1: Hamburg Open, Germany.
July 27-Aug 2: Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland.
July 27-Aug 2: WTA Zhonghong Jiangxi Intl Women’s Open, China

MOTORSPORTS
July 5: F1 - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.
July 26: F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary.
July 12: Moto GP - German Grand Prix, Sachsenring, Germany.

August

AQUATICS
July 24- Aug 9 : Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

ARCHERY
July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.
Aug 11-16: Archery World Cup Stage 3, Wroclaw. Poland.

ATHLETICS
Aug 22-30: IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China.

BADMINTON
Aug 10-16: BWF World Championships, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Aug 24-30: Vietnam Open GP Gold, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

BOWLING
Aug 10-16: Taiwan Open, Taiwan.
Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.

FOOTBALL
Aug 8-9: Premier League and Football League season starts.
Aug 11: Uefa Super Cup, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Aug 31: Football transfer deadline day.

GOLF
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, England.
Aug 3-9: World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio, US.
Aug 13-16: PGA Championship, Wisconsin, US.
Aug 17-23: Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, North Carolina, US.
Aug 20-23: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Vancouver, Canada.
Aug 24-30: The Barclays, Plainfield, New Jersey, US.
Aug 31-Sept 7: Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Massachusetts, US.

HOCKEY
Aug 21-30: Men’s and women’s EuroHockey Championships, England

SHOOTING
Aug 6-16: ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, Gabala, Azerbaijan.

SQUASH
July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.
Aug 5-9: Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia.

TENNIS
Aug 10-16: Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Canada.
Aug: 16-23: Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, US.
Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.

MOTORSPORTS
Aug 9: MotoGP Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indianapolis, US.
Aug 16: MotoGP - Grand Prix Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic.
Aug 23: F1 - Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Aug 30: MotoGP - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.

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