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BAM U-turn: Rashid going to world champs after all

Wei Feng all fired up after pep talk from ‘Tai Kor’

The wheel keeps on turning for Vivian and Woon

Hendrawan ‘the whisperer’ to calm players in world meet

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Chong Wei’s quest made easy with Simon’s withdrawal

19 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei’s quest for his maiden title at the World Championships title has been handed a big boost following the withdrawal of Indonesian eighth seed Simon Santoso.

Disappointed Liu Ying hopes to be back in January

16 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles specialist Goh Liu Ying’s heart is aching thinking about missing her fifth consecutive World Championships.

Peng Soon will pair up with Hui Lin for Asiad

16 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: National woman doubles shuttler Ng Hui Lin has been entrusted with a new role – to act as Chan Peng Soon’s temporary partner in the mixed doubles starting at the Asian Games.

Coach Pang believes doubles players can put on good show

15 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The men’s doubles shuttlers gearing up for the World Championships in Copenhagen from Aug 25-31 are rather out of focus with all the changes going on in the national team.

When Tago’s away, Chen Long will play

15 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Japanese Kenichi Tago’s withdrawal has made the path easier for second seed Chen Long of China at the World Championships in Copenhagen from Aug 25-31.

Chong Wei’s no geek in pink

15 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei’s fans are likely to be tickled pink at the World Championships in Copenhagen from Aug 23-31.

V Shem-Khim Wah to split after World Championships

14 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: It is confirmed. The men’s doubles partnership of Malaysian Open champions Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah will be split after the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, from Aug 25-31.

BAM have to stop relying on BJSS for players

14 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Thomas Cupper Datuk Tan Yee Khan has urged the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to stop depending on the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) as their main supply of talent.

Kien Kiat not in best shape for World Championships

14 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Koo Kien Keat is not at his best. But it will not stop the former international men’s doubles shuttler for a final fling with Tan Boon Heong at the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, from Aug 25-31.

Rashid reports back but trouble still brewing

13 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: National singles chief coach Rashid Sidek reported for work on Wednesday but his trouble with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is far from over.

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  1. Newly-engaged Nour all out to achieve consistency
  2. National No. 3 Delia stuns Waters in Bukit Jalil
  3. Harimau Muda U-16 reach ACT final
  4. Studies and squash go hand-in-hand for Sobhy
  5. Champion Nadal out of U.S. Open with wrist injury
  6. Valentino and Habiba on song in Malaysian Open qualifiers (updated)
  7. Wei Feng all fired up after pep talk from ‘Tai Kor’
  8. BAM U-turn: Rashid going to world champs after all
  9. Yau family committed to development of sport in Malacca
  10. Nicol: Encourage the players, not compare them to me

Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group A: Lions XII 1 Pahang 2, Felda United 3 JDT II 2.
Group C: JDT 0 Armed Forces 0, Kelantan 3 Penang 1.

EPL Results & Standings

Burnley 1 Chelsea 3
Newcastle 0 Man City 2
Liverpool 2 Southampton 1
Man Utd 1 Swansea 2
Leicester 2 Everton 2
QPR 0 Hull 1
Stoke 0 Aston Villa 1
West Brom 2 Sunderland 2
West Ham 0 Tottenham 1
Arsenal 2 Crystal Palace 1


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
1 2 3
Man City
1 2 3
Arsenal
1 1 3
Liverpool
1 1 3
Swansea
1 1 3
Aston Villa
1 1 3
Hull
1 1 3
Tottenham
1 1 3
Everton
1 0 1
Leicester City 1 0 1
Sunderland
1 0 1
West Brom
1 0 1
Crystal Palace
1 -1 0
Man Utd
1 -1 0
Southampton
1 -1 0
QPR
1 -1 0
Stoke
1 -1 0
West Ham
1 -1 0
Burnley
1 -2 0
Newcastle
1 -2 0


Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Aug 23
Aston Villa v Newcastle 7.45pm
Chelsea v Leicester 10pm
Crystal Palace v West Ham 10pm
Southampton v West Brom 10pm
Swansea v Burnley 10pm

Sunday, Aug 24
Everton v Arsenal 12.30am**
Hull v Stoke 8.30pm
Tottenham v QPR 8.30pm
Sunderland v Man United 11pm

Tuesday, Aug 26
Man City v Liverpool 3am**

Saturday, Aug 30
Burnley v Man Utd - 7.45pm
Man City v Stoke - 10pm
Newcastle v Crystal Palace - 10pm
QPR v Sunderland - 10pm
Swansea v West Brom - 10pm
West Ham v Southampton - 10pm

Sunday, Aug 31
Everton v Chelsea - 12.30am**
Aston Villa v Hull - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Liverpool - 8.30pm
Leicester v Arsenal - 11pm

Saturday, Sept 13
Arsenal v Man City - 7.45pm
Chelsea v Swansea - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Burnley - 10pm
Southampton v Newcastle - 10pm
Stoke v Leicester - 10pm
Sunderland v Tottenham - 10pm
West Brom v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 14
Liverpool v Aston Villa - 12.30am**
Man Utd v QPR - 11pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

German Cup: Cottbus 1 Hamburg 1 (Hamburg won 4-1 on penalties), Dynamo Dresden 2 Schalke 04 1, Illertissen 2 Werder Bremen 3 – aet, Paloma 0 Hoffenheim 9, Preussen Mnster 1 Bayern Munich 4, Eintracht Trier 0 Freiburg 2, RB Leipzig 2 Paderborn 1 – aet, Magdeburg 1 Augsburg 0, Darmstadt 0 Wolfsburg 0 (Wolfsburg win 5-4 on penalties).

Russian Premier League: Terek Grozny 1 Mordovia Saransk 0, Kuban Krasnodar 1 Amkar Perm 0, CSKA Moscow 0 Spartak Moscow 1, Arsenal Tula 1 Dynamo Moscow 2, Rubin Kazan 1 Lokomotiv Moscow 1, Rostov 0 FC Krasnodar 2.
Leading standings: 1. Zenit St Petersburg 12, 2. Spartak Moscow 9, 3. Dynamo Moscow 9, 4. CSKA Moscow 9, 5. FC Krasnodar 8.

Golf

Wyndham Championship

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 263: Camilo Villegas (Col) 63-69-68-63; 264: Bill Haas 68-66-66-64, Freddie Jacobson (Swe) 68-64-66-66; 265: Heath Slocum 65-65-68-67; 266: Brandt Snedeker 68-65-66-67, Webb Simpson 64-69-66-67, Nick Watney 67-64-65-70; 267: William McGirt 64-68-71-64, Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 67-65-69-66, Kevin Kisner 69-64-67-67, Brad Fritsch (Can) 69-63-65-70; 268: Scott Piercy 70-64-69-65, Scott Langley 65-65-69-69; 269: Bae Sang-moon (Kor) 69-68-66-66, Martin Laird (Sco) 65-66-69-69, Bo Van Pelt 67-65-68-69, Andres Romero (Arg) 70-66-64-69; 270: Carl Pettersson (Swe) 67-65-71-67, David Toms 67-69-67-67, Paul Casey (Eng) 65-69-68-68, DA Points 67-65-70-68, Robert Streb 69-66-67-68, Roberto Castro 71-66-65-68; 271: Luke Guthrie 69-69-68-65, Patrick Reed 71-67-67-66, Francesco Molinari (Ita) 69-67-68-67, Andrew Loupe 65-68-70-68, Tim Clark (Rsa) 67-67-69-68, Andrew Svoboda 67-64-70-70, Will Wilcox 67-67-67-70, Ricky Barnes 66-69-66-70.

LPGA Championship

Leading final rounds scores (US unless stated): 277: Park In-bee (Kor) 72-66-69-70, Brittany Lincicome 67-68-71-71. (In-bee won on first playoff hole); 280: Lydia Ko (Nzl) 70-69-71-70; 282: Azahara Munoz (Spa) 71-70-71-70, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 69-73-69-71; 283: Stacy Lewis 71-73-71-68, Julieta Granada (Par) 75-65-72-71, Feng Shanshan (Chn) 68-72-71-72, Lee Mi-Rim (Kor) 69-71-69-74, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 71-69-67-76; 284: Jane Park 70-69-72-73, Meena Lee (Kor) 66-73-71-74; 285: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 73-71-72-69, Jenny Shin (Kor) 75-71-69-70, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 73-73-67-72, Gerina Piller 72-69-69-75; 286: Mo Martin 72-70-72-72, Lisa McCloskey (Col) 67-75-72-72, Caroline Masson (Ger) 72-73-68-73, Cristie Kerr 68-74-71-73, Lexi Thompson 66-72-74-74; 287: Chella Choi (Kor) 70-74-72-71, Sydnee Michaels 74-69-73-71, Sandra Gal (Ger) 71-73-71-72; 288: Laura Davies (Eng) 71-72-75-70, Karrie Webb (Aus) 73-71-71-73, Laura Diaz 73-70-72-73, Danielle Kang 70-73-72-73, Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 74-68-73-73.

Danish Open

Leading final round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 275: Marc Warren 71-70-66-68; 277: Bradley Dredge 66-68-73-70; 280: Phillip Archer 70-70-71-69; 281: Thomas Bjorn (Den) 66-73-73-69, Eddie Pepperell 73-68-71-69, Oliver Fisher 75-65-72-69; 282: Lasse Jensen (Den) 72-69-74-67, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 69-70-72-71; 283: Mikael Lundberg (Swe) 72-69-71-71, Gareth Maybin 75-67-68-73, Stuart Manley 73-69-69-72, Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia (Ind) 70-71-71-71, Rikard Karlberg (Swe) 73-70-71-69, Simon Wakefield 71-67-72-73; 284: Richard Bland 71-74-68-71, Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 71-73-70-70, Craig Lee 73-72-69-70, Roope Kakko (Fin) 70-71-73-70, David Drysdale 71-68-76-69, David Lipsky (US) 72-71-73-68, Tom Lewis 72-70-72-70; 285: Shiv Kapur (Ind) 73-68-74-70, Andrew McArthur 72-72-72-69, Paul Waring 75-66-72-72, Daniel Im (US) 72-68-76-69, Simon Dyson 77-69-70-69, Andreas Harto (Den) 70-72-75-68.

PGM Terengganu Championship

Leading final round scores (Malaysia unless stated): 271: Pavit Tangkamolprasert (Tha) 65-70-70-66; 272:  Pijit Petchkasem (Tha) 69-65-67-71; 274: Rattanon Wannasrichan (Tha) 69-68-69-68; 276: Shaaban Hussin 68-71-66-71; 277: Malcolm Kokocinski (Swe) 70-68-70-69; 278: Nabil Abdul (Aus) 71-71-71-65, Tenka Terada (Jpn) 70-71-71-66, Abel Tam 71-68-67-72; 279: Casey O'toole (US) 69-71-73-66, Grant Jackson (Eng) 70-67-75-67, Airil Rizman Zahari 72-72-68-67, Zaw Moe (Myn) 70-67-72-70; 280: Koh Deng Shan (Sin) 70-71-71-68, Ben Leong 71-72-69-68, Wisut Artjanawat (Tha) 70-69-70-71, Poosit Supupramai (Tha) 66-72-70-72, Micah Lauren Shin (US) 64-70-69-77; 281: Sukree Othman 69-72-71-69, Konosuke Nakazato (Jpn) 72-70-69-70; 283: Shaifubari Muda 72-72-70-69, Rizal Amin 70-71-72-70, Mitsuhiko Hashizume (Jpn) 75-70-67-71, James Byrne (Sco) 70-72-75-66, Poom Saksansin (Tha) 73-71-73-66, Roberto Galletti (US) 68-70-70-75.

Tennis

Winston-Salem

Second round: Jarkko Nieminen (Fin) bt Benjamin Becker (Ger) 7-5, 6-4; Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) bt Dustin Brown (Ger) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-2.

First round: Igor Sijsling (Ned) bt Andrey Golubev (Kaz) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; Federico Del Bonis (Arg) bt Martin Klizan (Svk) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4; Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra) bt Robby Ginepri (US) 6-3, 7-5; Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) bt Carlos Berlocq (Arg) 6-1, 6-4; Oleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) bt Marcos Giron (US) 6-4, 6-4; David Goffin (Bel) bt Jurgen Melzer (Aut) 6-3, 6-4; Adrian Mannarino (Fra) bt Damir Dzumhur (Bih) 6-2, 6-2; Blaz Rola (Slo) bt Wayne Odesnik (US) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; Frank Dancevic (Can) bt Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2; Sam Querrey (US) bt Pere Riba (Spa) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

WTA New Haven

First round: Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Elina Svitolina (Ukr) 6-4, 6-3; Garbine Muguruza (Spa) bt Sara Errani (Ita) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1; Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) bt Belinda Bencic (Swi) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3; Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) bt Silvia Soler (Spa) 6-4, 6-3; Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) bt Misaki Doi (Jpn) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Samantha Stosur (Aus) bt Kurumi Nara (Jpn) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (10-12), 6-2; Eugenie Bouchard (Can) bt Bojana Jovanovski (Srb) 6-1, 6-1; Caroline Garcia (Fra) bt Irina Begu (Rom) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4); Andrea Petkovic (Ger) bt Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Motorsport

Czech Grand Prix

Final positions

MotoGP: 1. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 42:47.800, 2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 0.410 seconds behind, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 5.259, 4. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 10.454, 5. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 17.639, 6. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 17.834, 7. Stefan Bradl (Ger) LCR Honda 23.819, 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Forward Yamaha 29.621, 9. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha 30.364, 10. Alvaro Bautista (Spa) Honda 37.639.
Leading overall standings: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) 263pts, 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) 186, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) 173, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) 137, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) 118, 6. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) 85, 7. Pol Espargaro (Spa) 78, 8. Andrea Iannone (Ita) 73, 10. Stefan Bradl (Ger) and Bradley Smith (Bri) 65.

Moto2: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 41:05.058, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 3.274 seconds behind, 3. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Kalex 6.227, 4. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 8.083, 5. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 8.145, 6. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 9.392, 7. Julian Simon (Spa) Kalex 10.669, 8. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 14.561, 9. Johann Zarco (Fra) Caterham Suter 15.242, 10. Marcel Schrotter (Ger) Tech 3 17.170.
Leading overall standings: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) 208pts, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) 196, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) 150, 4. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) 123, 5. Simone Corsi (Ita) 100, 6. Thomas Luthi (Swi) 81, 7. Anthony West (Aus) 65.

Moto3: 1. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 40:59.759, 2. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 0.157 seconds behind, 3. Danny Kent (Bri) Husqvarna 0.187, 4. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.200, 5. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 0.217, 6. Brad Binder (Rsa) Mahindra 0.310, 7. Miguel Oliveira (Por) Mahindra 0.470, 8. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 0.549, 9. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 0.910, 10. Isaac Vinales (Spa) KTM 1.009.
Leading overall standings: 1. Jack Miller (Aus) 169pts, 2. Alex Marquez (Spa) 146, 3. Efren Vazquez (Spa) 145, 4. Romano Fenati (Ita) 135, 5. Alex Rins (Spa) 125, 6. Alexis Masbou (Fra) 117, 7. Isaac Vinales (Spa) 96.

Squash

CIMB Malaysian Open

Men
Qualifying finals: Mohd Azlan Iskandar (Mas) bt Shaun Le Roux (Rsa) 11-4, 11-4, 11-3; Mahesh Mangaokar (Ind) bt Valentino Bon Jovi Bong (Mas) 11-7, 11-6, 11-6; Rex Hedrick (Aus) bt Mohd Addeen Idrakie (Mas) 11-4, 11-8, 11-2; Lucas Serme (Fra) bt Alfredo Avila (Mex) 11-4, 11-5, 4-11, 11-8.

Women
First round: Nicol David (Mas) bt Liu Tsz Ling (Hkg) 11-3, 11-2, 11-3; Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy) bt Deon Saffery (Wal) 12-10, 11-3, 11-6; Annie Au (Hkg) bt Victoria Lust (Eng) 9-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-6; Raneem El Weleily (Egy) bt Tesni Evans (Wal) 11-8, 11-6, 3-11, 11-5; Joey Chan (Hkg) bt Emily Whitlock (Eng) 8-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8; Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) bt Nouran Gouhar (Egy) 11-9, 11-6, 11-8; Low Wee Wern (Mas) bt Heba El Torky (Egy) 11-8, 11-5, 10-12, 11-8; Delia Arnold (Mas) bt Alison Waters (Eng) 7-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9; Amanda Sobhy (US) bt Samantha Teran (Mex) 11-7, 11-1, 11-6; Jenny Duncalf (Eng) bt Tong Tsz Wing (Hkg) 11-6, 11-6, 11-6; Habiba Mohamed (Egy) bt Camille Serme (Fra) 11-6, 6-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8; Madeline Perry (Irl) bt Aisling Blake (Irl) 11-3, 11-6, 11-3; Rachael Grinham (Aus) bt Lisa Aitken (Eng) 11-6, 11-6, 11-4; Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Misaki Kobayashi (Jpn) 11-8, 11-3, 11-9; Laura Massaro (Eng) bt Latasha Khan (US) 11-6, 11-2, 11-4; Joshna Chinnapa (Ind) bt Line Hansen (Den) 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9.

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Sports Calendar

August


Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
US

Aug 10-15
Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 12
UEFA Super Cup – football
Cardiff, England

Aug 12-17
European Championships – athletics
Zurich

Aug 13-24
European Championships – aquatics
Berlin, Germany

Aug 16
English Premier League season starts – football
England

Aug 16-21
Men’s World Junior Team Championship – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 16-28
Youth Olympic Games
Nanjing, China

Aug 17
MotoGP - Czech Republic GP,Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham, England

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich, Switzerland

Aug 31
MotoGP – British GP, Silverstone

September

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 23-Sept 14
Tour of Spain (Vuelta Espana) - cycling

Sept 1-7
World University Squash Championships – squash
Chennai, India

Sept 2-7
Vietnam Open – badminton
Ho Chi Minh City

Sept 5
Diamond League – athletics
Brussels, Belgium

Sept 7
Italian Grand Prix – Formula One
Monza

Sept 8-21 World Championships – sailing Santander, Spain

Sept 9-14
Indonesia Open – badminton
TBC

Sept 12
Davis Cup semi-finals – tennis
Various locations

Sept 14
San Marino GP – MotoGP
Misano

Sept 19-Oct 4
Asian Games
Incheon, South Korea

Sept 20-28
World Road Championships – cycling
Spain

Sept 21
Aragon GP – MotoGP
Aragon, Spain

Sept 21
Singapore Grand Prix – Formula One
Singapore

Sept 26-28
Ryder Cup – golf
Gleneagles

Sept 28
Brazil GP – MotoGP
Brasilia

Sept 30-Oct 6
Carol Weymuller Open – squash
New York

October

Sept 27 - Oct 5
WTA China Open - tennis
Beijing

Oct 2-5
Reignwood LPGA Classic - golf
Beijing, China

Oct 3-12
World Artistic Championships - gymnastics
Nanning, China

Oct 5
Japanese Grand Prix - Formula One
Suzuka

Oct 5-12
Shanghai Rolex Masters - tennis
Shanghai

Oct 6-12
WTA Generali Ladies Linz - tennis
Austria

Oct 9-18
US Open - squash
Philadelphia

Oct 9-12
Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia - golf
Kuala Lumpur

Oct 11
Rugby League: Super League Grand Final - Rugby
Manchester, England

Oct 12
Standard Chartered KL Marathon
Kuala Lumpur

Oct 12
Russian Grand Prix- Formula One
Sochi

Oct 7-12
Dutch Open - Badminton
Almere

Oct 12
Japan GP - MotoGP
Motegi

Oct 13-19
WTA Kremlin Cup - tennis
Moscow, Russia

Oct 14-19
Denmark Open (Superseries Premier) - Badminton
Odense

Oct 16-19
LPGA HanaBank Championship
Incheon, South Korea

Oct 19
Australian GP - MotoGP
Phillip Island

Oct 20-26
BNP Paribas WTA Finals - tennis
Singapore

Oct 21-26
France Open (Superseries) - Badminton
Paris

Oct 26
Malaysian GP - MotoGP
Sepang

Oct 27 - Nov 2
WTA Yinzhou Bank Open - tennis
Ningbo, China

Oct 27 - Nov 2
BNP Paribas Masters - tennis
Paris

Oct 28
National Basketball Association season starts - basketball
USA

Oct 28 - Nov 2
Bitburger SaarLorLux Open - badminton
Saarbrucken, Germany

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