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Yongbo wants hosts S. Korea to be fair in Asiad

1 September 2014

COPENHAGEN (Denmark): China chief coach Li Yongbo has called on hosts South Korea to make fair line calls during the Asian Games in Incheon from Sept 19-Oct 4.

It was not to be for Chong Wei (updated)

1 September 2014

COPENHAGEN: It was heartbreak for world No.1 Lee Chong Wei who played his heart out but lost once again at the final of the World Championships.

Chen Long from China competes against Tommy Sugiarto from Indonesia (not pictured) during their men's singles semi-final match at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen August 30, 2014. REUTERS/Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix Denmark

Chen wins world title as Lee falls short again

1 September 2014

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - China's Chen Long edged out top seed Lee Chong Wei in a thrilling match to win the men's final at the World Badminton Championships on Sunday, handing the Malaysian world number one his third successive defeat in a world championship decider.

Ole! Marin becomes first Spanish world champion

31 August 2014

COPENHAGEN: If not for badminton, Carolina Marin of Spain would have been a professional dancer. Thank goodness she chose badminton.

Yong-dae’s heartbreak continues at world champs

31 August 2014

COPENHAGEN: Doubles shuttler Lee Yong-dae’s luckless run in the World Championships continued while his former partners – Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol – got the biggest break in their career.

Minatsu on her way up in badminton

30 August 2014

COPENHAGEN: Pretty Minatsu Mitani may have bowed out in the women’s singles semi-finals of the World Championships but it could just be the start of a beautiful journey for the petite Japanese shuttler.

Man-on-a-mission Chong Wei storms into final (updated)

30 August 2014

COPENHAGEN: Lee Chong Wei must be really hungry for the world title. He brushed aside Victor Axelsen in just 33 minutes to storm into the final of the World Championships on Saturday.

Peter Gade Christensen with his food supplement Chia

Peter Gade yet to see new stars emerging

30 August 2014

COPENHAGEN: Former Denmark great Peter Gade-Christensen is longing to see new names rock the men’s singles scene since he left the game one-and-a-half years ago.

Axelsen: From top junior to top player

30 August 2014

COPENHAGEN: Towering Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has come a long way since winning the world junior title in 2010.

Enough with the doubles merry-go-round

30 August 2014

STOP tinkering with the men’s doubles partnerships! The changes are hampering the progress of Malaysia’s men doubles department on the world stage.

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  1. Manchester United agree Radamel Falcao loan deal
  2. Chen wins world title as Lee falls short again
  3. It was not to be for Chong Wei (updated)
  4. Cultivating unity on court
  5. Ole! Marin becomes first Spanish world champion
  6. No denying Nicol 10th Hong Kong title
  7. Hockey: Alagendra calls it a day after 20 years
  8. World champion still a dream for Chong Wei
  9. Struggling Monaco held by Lille, Falcao set to leave
  10. Axelsen: From top junior to top player

Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group A: JDT II 0 Felda United 3, Pahang 1 Lions XII 2.
Group B: Sarawak 1 Perak 1, Terengganu 2 Kedah 2.
Group C: Penang 1 Kelantan 3, Armed Forces 0 JDT 1.
Group D: Sime Darby FC 2 T-Team 1, Police 1 Selangor 1.

EPL Results & Standings

Leicester 1 Arsenal 1
Aston Villa 2 Hull 1
Tottenham 0 Liverpool 3 
Everton 3 Chelsea 6
Burnley 0 Man United 0
Man City 0 Stoke 1 
Newcastle 3 Crystal Palace 3
QPR 1 Sunderland 0
Swansea 3 West Brom 0
West Ham 1 Southampton 3


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
3 7 9
Swansea
3 5 9
Aston Villa
3 2 7
Man City
3 3 6
Liverpool
3 2 6
Tottenham
3 2 6
Arsenal
3 1 5
Southampton
3 1 4
Hull
3 0 4
Stoke
3 0 4
West Ham
3 -1 3
QPR
3 -4 3
Sunderland
3 -1 2
Man Utd
3 -1 2
Leicester City 3 -2 2
Newcastle
3 -2 2
Everton
3 -3 2
West Brom
3 -3 2
Crystal Palace
3 -3 1
Burnley
3 -3 1
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

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

Tuesday, Sept 16
Hull v West Ham - 3am**

Saturday, Sept 20
QPR v Stoke - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Arsenal - 10pm
Burnley v Sunderland - 10pm
Newcastle v Hull - 10pm
Swansea v Sunderland - 10pm
Tottenham v West brom - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 21
West Ham v Liverpool - 12.30am**
Leicester v Man United - 8.30pm
Everton v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Man City v Chelsea - 11pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League draw

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiakos, Malmo.
Group B: Real Madrid, Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets.
Group C: Benfica, Zenit St Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco.
Group D: Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht.
Group E: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, CSKA Moscow, AS Roma.
Group F: Barcelona, Paris St Germain (Fra), Ajax, Apoel.
Group G: Chelsea, Schalke 04, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor.
Group H: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov.

Other Football Results

Dutch Div 1: PSV Eindhoven 2 Vitesse Arnhem 0, NAC Breda 3 FC Zwolle 1, FC Groningen 2 Ajax 0, FC Twente 0 Feyenoord 0.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 12, 2. FC Groningen 9, 3. FC Zwolle 9, 4. Cambuur 8, 5. SC Heerenveen 7.

French Ligue 1: Bordeaux 1 SC Bastia 1, Metz 2 Lyon 1, Paris St Germain 5 Saint-Etienne 0.
Leading standings: 1. Bordeaux 10, 2. Paris St Germain 8, 3. Lille 8, 4. Marseille 7, 5. Rennes 7.

German Bundesliga: Mainz 05 0 Hanover 96 0, Freiburg 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach 0.
Leading  standings: 1, Bayer Leverkusen 6, 2. Paderborn 4, 3. Hoffenheim 4, 4. Cologne 4, 5. Bayern Munich 4.

Italian Serie A: AC Milan 3 Lazio 1, Atalanta 0 Verona 0, Cesena 1 Parma 0, Genoa 1 Napoli 2, Palermo 1 Sampdoria 1, Sassuolo 1 Cagliari 1, Torino 0 Inter Milan 0, Udinese 2 Empoli 0.
Leading standings: 1. AC Milan 3, 2. Roma 3, 3. Udinese 3, 4. Napoli 3, 5. Cesena 3.

Portuguese Premier League: Gil Vicente 1 Martimo Funchal 2, Penafiel 0 Paos de Ferreira 1, FC Porto 3 Moreirense 0, Nacional 2 Arouca 0, Benfica 1 Sporting Lisbon 1.
Leading standings: 2. Vitoria Guimaraes 9, 2. FC Porto 9, 3. Sporting Braga 7, 4. Benfica 7, 5. Rio Ave 6.

Spanish La Liga: Villarreal 0 Barcelona 1, Deportivo La Coruna 2 Rayo Vallecano 2, Real Sociedad 4 Real Madrid 2, Elche 1 Granada 1.
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona 6, 2. Valencia 4, 3. Celta Vigo 4, 4. Sevilla 4, 5. Atletico Madrid 4.

Russian Premier League: Rubin Kazan 1 Ufa 1, Lokomotiv Moscow 0 Zenit St Petersburg 1, FC Krasnodar 0 Dynamo Moscow 2.
Leading standings: 1. Zenit St Petersburg 18, 2. Dynamo Moscow 15, 3. Kuban Krasnodar 14, 4. Terek Grozny 13, 5. Spartak Moscow 12.

Badminton

World Championships

ALL FINAL
Men’s singles: Chen Long (Chn) bt Lee Chong Wei 21-19, 21-19.

Men’s doubles: Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) v Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) 22-20, 21-23, 21-18.

Women’s singles: Carolina Marin (Spa) bt Li Xuerui (Chn) 17-21, 21-17, 21-18.

Women’s doubles: Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) 21-19, 21-15.

Mixed doubles: Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Xu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn) 21-12, 21-23, 21-13.

Golf

Deutsche Bank Championship

Leading third round scores (US unless stated): 201: Russell Henley 70-66-65; 202: Billy Horschel 69-66-67; 203: Jason Day (Aus) 66-68-69, Rory McIlroy (Nir) 70-69-64, Chris Kirk 73-66-64; 204: Webb Simpson 66-70-68; 205: Ryan Palmer 63-71-71, Kevin Streelman 73-67-65, Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 69-68-68, Keegan Bradley 65-71-69; 206: Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 70-71-65, Bill Haas 67-69-70, Rickie Fowler 70-69-67, Jordan Spieth 67-70-69, Chesson Hadley 66-73-67; 207: Jim Furyk 72-66-69, Ben Crane 69-68-70, John Senden (Aus) 69-71-67, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 71-66-70, Robert Streb 73-67-67.

LPGA Portland Classic

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 274: Austin Ernst 69-69-69-67 (won in playoff), I.K. Kim (Kor) 65-67-74-68; 276: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 70-66-70-70, Chella Choi (Kor) 68-70-70-68; 277: Karine Icher (Fra) 68-71-72-66, Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 70-69-70-68, Ji Eun-hee (Kor) 71-69-67-70, Line Vedel (Den) 69-69-69-70; 278: Laura Diaz 67-68-72-71, Mariajo Uribe (Col) 69-72-66-71, Hur Mi-jung (Kor) 70-65-70-73, Ilhee Lee (Kor) 71-72-67-68, Lizette Salas 69-72-68-69, Xi Yu Lin (Chn) 68-68-70-72, Paula Reto (Rsa) 67-69-74-68; 279: Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 71-67-67-74, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 70-65-70-74, Tiffany Joh 71-67-72-69.

Italian Open

Leading final round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 268: Hennie Otto (Rsa) 67-62-71-68; 270: David Howell 73-67-67-63; 271: Stephen Gallacher 72-65-69-65; 272: Richie Ramsay 67-69-66-70, Joost Luiten (Ned) 69-68-70-65; 275: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 66-66-71-72; 276: Ross Fisher 69-66-70-71, Simon Dyson 71-68-69-68, Andreas Harto (Den) 70-69-70-67, Lee Slattery 70-68-67-71; 277: Andrew Sullivan 70-72-66-69, Romain Wattel (Fra) 73-68-67-69, James Morrison 70-66-72-69; 278: Sam Walker 70-72-68-68, Shiv Kapur (Ind) 73-69-68-68, David Horsey 71-69-72.

Tennis

US Open

Men’s singles
Third round: Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Teimuraz Gabashvili (Rus) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4; Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt Feliciano Lopez (Spa) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Gilles Simon (Fra) bt David Ferrer (Spa) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3; Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Richard Gasquet (Fra) 6-4, 6-2, 6-2; Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt David Goffin (Bel) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1; Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) bt Adrian Mannarino (Fra) 7-5, 6-2, 6-3; Roger Federer (Swi) bt Marcel Granollers (Spa) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1; Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Sam Querrey (US) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2; Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) bt John Isner (US) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4); Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) bt Pablo Carreno-Busta (Spa) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; Andy Murray (Bri) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (Rus) 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2; Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – w/o; Tommy Robredo (Spa) bt Nick Kyrgios (Aus) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3; Milos Raonic (Can) bt Victor Estrella (Dom) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3). 

Women’s singles
Third round: Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Jelena Jankovic (Srb) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Lucie Safarova (Cze) 6-3, 6-4; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Maria Sharapova (Rus) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; Sara Errani (Ita) bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) 6-3, 2-6, 6-0; Serena Williams (US) bt Varvara Lepchenko (US) 6-3, 6-3; Kaia Kanepi (Est) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (Spa) 7-5, 6-0; Flavia Pennetta (Ita) bt Nicole Gibbs (US) 6-4, 6-0; Casey Dellacqua (Aus) bt Karolna Pliskova (Cze) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) bt Petra Kvitova (Cze) 6-4, 6-4; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Elena Vesnina (Rus) 6-1, 6-1; Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) bt Zarina Diyas (Kaz) 6-2, 6-4; Eugenie Bouchard (Can) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4.

Motorsport

British Grand Prix 

Final results

MotoGP: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 40:51.835, 2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 0.732 seconds behind, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 8.519, 4. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 8.694, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 9.238, 6. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Tech3 24.746, 7. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda-LCR 26.717, 8. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati-Pramac 26.910, 9. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Forward 33.455, 10. Scott Redding (Bri) Honda-Gresini 39.094, 11. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Ducati-Pramac 40.255, 12. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Ducati 43.027.
Leading overall standings: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 288 points, 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 199, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 189, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 157, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 129, 6. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Forward 92, 7. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha Tech3 88, 8. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati Pramac 81, 9. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda LCR 74, 10. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha Tech3 65. 

Moto2: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 38:29.795, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 0.0063 seconds behind, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 0.203, 4. Johann Zarco (Fra) Caterham Suter 2.774, 5. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 8.029.
Leading overall standings: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 233 points, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 216, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 166, 4. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 123, 5. Simone Corsi (Ita) Kalex 100.

Moto3: 1. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 38:11.330, 2. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.011 seconds behind, 3. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 0.072, 4. Miguel Oliveira (Por) Mahindra 0.123, 5. Jakub Kornfeil (Cze) KTM 4.600.
Leading overall standings: 1. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 179 points, 2. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 166, 3. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 150, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 145, 5. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 135.

Squash

Hong Kong Open

Final
Men: Mohd Elshorbagy (Egy) bt Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 11-9, 11-2, 4-11, 8-11, 11-4.
Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Nour El Tayeb (Egy) 11-4, 12-10, 11-8.

Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit

Final
Men: Karim Ali Fathi (Egy) bt Ramit Tandon (Ind) 4-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-2.
Women: Nadine Shahin (Egy) bt Cheyna Tucker (Rsa) 13-11, 11-6, 11-5.

Cycling

Tour of Spain

Stage Nine (185km): 1. Winner Anacona (Col) LAM 4’34:14, 2. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) AST 45 seconds behind, 3. Damiano Cunego (Ita) LAM 50, 4. Javier Moreno (Spa) MOV 1:04, 5. Peio Bilbao (Spa) CJR 1:12, 6. Jerome Coppel (Fra) COF 1:21, 7. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) GRM 1:33, 8. Adam Hansen (Aus) LTB 1:45, 9. Bob Jungels (Lux) TRE 1:49, 10. Fabio Felline (Ita) TRE 2:08. 

Leading overall standings: 1. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV 35’58:05, 2. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN 3 seconds behind, 3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 8, 4. Winner Anacona (Col) LAM 9, 5. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 28, 6. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) KAT 30, 7. Fabio Aru (Ita) AST 1:06, 8. Robert Gesink (Ned) BKN 1:19, 9. Rigoberto Uran (Col) OPQ 1:26, 10. Warren Barguil (Fra) GIA) same time.

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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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