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Queens Park Rangers' Rio Ferdinand plays the ball up the pitch during their English Premier League soccer match against Hull City at Loftus Road in London August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Ferdinand suspended for three games for Twitter comment

30 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined 25,000 pounds after he was found guilty of misconduct by the Football Association (FA) for an "abusive" comment he made on Twitter.

Netherlands' Jetro Willems reacts during Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv, June 13, 2012.    REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

Willems recalled as Hiddink names preliminary Dutch squad

30 October 2014

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Netherlands recalled full back Jetro Willems after almost a year out when coach Guus Hiddink named a preliminary squad on Wednesday for next month's friendly against Mexico and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia. There was no room however for Hamburg SV midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, Daryl Janmaat of Newcastle United, PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and Ukraine-based striker Jeremain Lens.

A grand double awaits JDT, say ex-Johor players

29 October 2014

JOHOR BARU: Johor last won the prestigious Malaysia Cup back in 1991. And that year they did the double by winning the league title as well. And now, former players who achieved that feat are predicting the same for the current vintage.

Cardiff City's owner Vincent Tan (L) applauds with Club Chairman Mehmet Dalman during their English Premier League soccer match against Fulham at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Cardiff reign my PhD, says committed Tan

29 October 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An educational four-year reign as owner of English second-tier club Cardiff City has been akin to graduating with a PhD in soccer management, Malaysian Vincent Tan told Reuters on Wednesday.

Bolton Wanderers fans react during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke, May 13, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/Files

Thai media giants eye Bolton takeover - reports

29 October 2014

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai consortium are in talks over a 40 million pounds ($64.5 million) takeover of English second tier strugglers Bolton Wanderers after being approached by the cash-strapped club, local media reported on Wednesday.

CSKA coach won't give medical proof after snowball rumpus

29 October 2014

SOFIA (Reuters) - CSKA Sofia coach Stoycho Mladenov has made a U-turn and will not provide the medical document requested by officials after he was hit on the head by a snowball in an explosive Bulgarian derby on Saturday.

Malaysia told to ‘turf’ it out in Suzuki Cup

29 October 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The national team’s request to play their Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup tournament Group A matches on grass pitch has been shot down by hosts Singapore.

Suspension stays for JDT skipper

29 October 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have rejected an appeal by Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) to overturn skipper Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Razak’s suspension for the Malaysia Cup final against Pahang on Saturday.

Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England October 26, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho

29 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Some Chelsea fans thought manager Jose Mourinho had taken leave of his senses when he decided to bring the ageing Didier Drogba back to the club in the close season.

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli warms up during their English League Cup soccer match against Swansea City at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Balotelli goal may 'finally' open Liverpool floodgates

29 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - After going six weeks without a goal Mario Balotelli was mightily relieved to "finally" regain his scoring touch against Swansea City and save Liverpool from a League Cup fourth-round exit.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Semi-finals, second leg

Pahang 5 Kedah 0 (Pahang advance to the final with a 6-3 aggregate score)

Johor Darul Ta'zim 3 Felda United 1 (JDT advance to the final with a 6-5 aggregate score)

Malaysia Cup final is on Nov 1, Saturday 8.45pm at National Stadium Bukit Jalil

EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
9 15 23
Southampton
9 15 19
Man City
9 9 17
West Ham
9 5 16
Arsenal 
9 4 14
Swansea  9 3 14
Liverpool  9 1
14
Man Utd
9 3 13
Everton 9 2 12
Hull 9 0 11
Stoke 
9 -2 11
Tottenham  9 -2 11
West Brom 9 -1 10
Newcastle
9 -5 10
Aston Villa 9 -10 10
C. Palace 9 -3 9
Leicester
9 -4 9
Sunderland  9 -9 8
QPR
9
-10 7
Burnley
9 -11 4
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Nov 1
Newcastle v Liverpool - 8.45pm
Arsenal v Burnley - 11pm
Chelsea v QPR - 11pm
Everton v Swansea - 11pm
Hull v Southampton - 11pm
Leicester v West Brom - 11pm
Stoke v West Ham - 11pm

Sunday, Nov 2
Man City v Man United - 9.30pm
Aston Villa v Tottenham - 12mn

Tuesday, Nov 4
Crystal Palace v Sunderland - 4am**

Saturday, Nov 8
Liverpool v Chelsea - 8.45pm
Burnley v Hull - 11pm
Man United v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Southampton v Leicester - 11pm
West Ham v Aston Villa - 11pm

Sunday, Nov 9
QPR v Man City - 1.30am**
Sunderland v Everton - 9.30pm
Tottenham v Stoke - 9.30pm
West Brom v Newcastle - 9.30pm
Swansea v Arsenal - 12mn

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Match week 3

Group A: Atletico Madrid 5 Malmo 0, Olympiakos 1 Juventus 0
Group B: Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 3, Ludogorets Razgrad 1 FC Basel 0
Group C: Monaco 0 Benfica 0, Leverkusen 2 Zenit 0
Group D: Anderlecht 1 Arsenal 2, Galatasaray 0 Borussia Dortmund 4

Group E: CSKA Moscow 2 Man City 2, AS Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7
Group F: Apoel Nicosia 0 PSG 1, Barcelona 3 Ajax 1
Group G: Chelsea 6 NK Maribor 0, Schalke 4 Sporting Lisbon 3
Group H: BATE Borisov 0 Shaktar Donetsk 7, FC Porto 2 Athletic Bilbao 1

Other Football Results

English League Cup
Fourth round: Man City 0 Newcastle 2, Bournemouth 2 West Brom 1, Fulham 2 Derby 5, Liverpool 2 Swansea 1, MK Dons 1 Sheffield United 2, Shrewsbury 1 Chelsea 2.

French League Cup
Last 32: Bastia 3 Auxerre 1, Montpellier 0 AC Ajaccio 1, Nantes 4 Laval 0, Creteil 2 Lens 0, Evian/Thonon 1 Lorient 2, Reims 2 Arles-Avignon 3 – aet, Caen 4 Clermont 3 – aet, Toulouse 1 Bordeaux 3.

German Cup
Second round: Chemnitz 0 Werder Bremen 2, Arminia Bielefeld 0 Hertha Berlin 0 (aet - Bielefeld win 4-2 on penalties), Kickers Offenbach 1 Karlsruhe 0, VfR Aalen 2 Hanover 0, Duisburg 0 Cologne 0 (aet - Cologne win 4-1 on penalties), Kaiserslautern 2 Greuther Frth 0, Sankt Pauli 0 Borussia Dortmund 3, Dynamo Dresden 2 Bochum 1 – aet.

Italian Serie A: Sassuolo 3 Empoli 1.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 22, 2. Roma 19, 3. Udinese 16, 4. Sampdoria 16, 5. Lazio 15.

Scottish League Cup
Quarter-finals: Rangers 1 St Johnstone 0.

Golf


Tennis

Paris Masters

Second round: Andy Murray (Bri) bt Julien Benneteau (Fra) 6-3, 6-4; David Ferrer (Spa) bt David Goffin (Bel) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt Dominic Thiem (Aut) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6); Milos Raonic (Can) bt Jack Sock (US) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4); Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x11) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-4, 6-2Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Adrian Mannarino (Fra) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2; Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-3, 6-4; Fernando Verdasco (Spa) bt Gilles Simon (Fra) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8).

Motorsport

Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

MotoGP (20 laps): 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 40:45.523, 2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) 40:47.968, 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 40:49.031, 4. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda 41:06.757, 5. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha 41:07.806, 6. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 41:20.191, 7. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Ducati 41:23.958, 8. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 41:34.362, 9. Hector Barbera (Spa) Ducati 41:36.315, 10. Scott Redding (Bri) Honda 41:44.611, 11. Hiroshi Aoyama (Jpn) Honda 42:01.472, 12. Michael Laverty (Bri) PBM 42:03.489, 13. Mike Di Meglio (Fra) Avintia 42:13.296, 14. Broc Parkes (Aus) PBM 42:29.767.

Leading overall standings: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 337 pts (champion), 2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 275, 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 263, 4. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 230, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 174, 6. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 126, 7. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha 119, 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 117, 9. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda 109, 10. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 102.

Moto2 (19 laps): 1. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 40:46.754, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 40:49.448, 3. Esteve Rabat (Spa) 40:54.808, 4. Johann Zarco (Fra) Suter 40:57.344, 5. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 40:57.417, 6. Julian Simon (Spa) Kalex 40:57.523, 7. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Kalex 41:02.411, 8. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 41:05.593, 9. Jonas Folger (Ger) Kalex 41:06.240, 10. Marcel Schrotter (Ger) Tech 3 41:11.641, 11. Luis Salom (Spa) Kalex 41:14.988, 12. Ricard Cardus (Spa) Tech 3 41:17.092, 13. Mattia Pasini (Ita) Kalex 41:17.287, 14. Roberto Rolfo (Ita) Suter 41:17.302, 15. Jordi Torres (Spa) Suter 41:21.523; Selected: 20. Azlan Shah Kamaruddin (Mas) Kalex 41:39.704; Did not finish: Hafizh Syahrin (Mas) Kalex.

Leading overall standings: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 326 pts (champion), 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 289, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) 274, 4. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 169, 5. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 162, 6. Johann Zarco (Fra) Suter 130, 7. Simone Corsi (Ita) Kalex 100, 8. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Kalex 85, 9. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 75, 10. Luis Salom (Spa) Kalex 72.

Moto3 (18 laps): 1. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 40:41.002, 2. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 40:41.215, 3 Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 40:41.387, 4. Danny Kent (Bri) Husqvarna 40:41.805, 5. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 40:41.833, 6. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 40:42.075, 7. Niccolo Antonelli (Ita) KTM 40:42.918, 8. Jakub Kornfeil (Cze) KTM 40:43.091, 9. Karel Hanika (Cze) KTM 40:48.338, 10. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 40:50.522, 11. Juanfran Guevara (Spa) KTM 40:58.409, 12. Jorge Navarro (Spa) KTM 40:58.612, 13. Hafiq Azmi (Mas) KTM 41:10.594, 14. Alessandro Tonucci (Ita) Mahindra 41:10.747, 15. Remy Gardner (Aus) KTM 41:18.469; Selected: 20. Hafiza Rofa (Mas) KTM 42:17.172; Did not finish: Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Mas) Honda and Ramdan Rosli (Mas) KTM.

Leading overall standings: 1. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 262 pts, 2. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 251, 3. Alex Rins (Honda) Spa 226, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 212, 5. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 174, 6. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 160, 7. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 122, 8. Isaac Vinales (Spa) KTM 121, 9. Danny Kent (Bri) Husqvarna 116, 10. Brad Binder (Rsa) Mahindra 102.

Final stop: Valencia Nov 7-9

Squash

Macau Open

Finals

Men: Tarek Momen (Egy) bt Omar Mosaad (Egy) 6-11, 11-5, 11-7, 4-11, 12-10.

Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Raneem El Welily (Egy) 11-8, 11-2, 11-8.

Basketball

NBA

Regular season: San Antonio 101 Dallas 100, Houston 108 LA Lakers 90, New Orleans 101 Orlando 84.

Sports Calendar

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

November

Oct 28-Nov 2
Tennis: WTA Tournament of Champions
Sofia, Bulgaria

Oct 31-Nov 3
Golf: PGA World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions 
Shanghai

Oct 31-Nov 2
F1: United States Grand Prix
Austin

Nov 3-9
Tennis: WTA Suez Open
Paris

Nov 7-9
F1: Brazil Grand Prix 2014
Sao Paulo

Nov 7-9
Golf: Mizuno Classic -LPGA
Mie, Japan

Nov 7-10
Golf: The McGladrey Classic -PGA
Sea Island, Georgia

Nov 8
Rugby: England vs New Zealand, Ireland vs South Africa, Scotland vs Argentina, Wales vs Australia.
Various venue

Nov 9
MotoGP: Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Nov 9-16
Tennis: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals -Indoor
London

Nov 11-16
Badminton: Maybank Malaysia International Challenge 2014
Kuching, Sarawak

Nov 13-16
Golf: Lorena Ochoa Invitational - LPGA
Mexico

Nov 13–21 
Squash: Men’s World Championship
Doha, Qatar 

Nov 14-16
Football: Euro Championships qualifying
Various venues

Nov 14-17
Golf: OHL Classic at Mayakoba - PGA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Nov 15
Rugby: England vs South Africa, Scotland vs New Zealand, Wales vs Fiji
Various venues

Nov 16-22
Bowling: Daejeon International Open 
Daejeon, South Korea

Nov 18-23 
Badminton: Hong Kong Open 
Kowloon

Nov 20-23
Golf: CME Group Tour Championship
Naples, Florida

Nov 21-22
Bowling: Qatar Bowling Open
Doha

Nov 21-23 
F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina

Nov 21-23
Tennis: Davis Cup World Group Final
France

Nov 22
Rugby: England vs Samoa, Ireland vs Australia, Scotland vs Tonga, Wales vs New Zealand
Various venues

Nov 22-Dec 20
Football: AFF Suzuki Cup
Singapore/Vietnam

Nov 25-30
Badminton: Macau Open 
Macau

Nov 27-Dec 3
Bowling: 15th Milo International Junior All Stars 
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Nov 27-Dec 7
Badminton: Axiata Cup
Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur

Nov 29
Rugby: England vs Australia, Wales vs South Africa
Various venues

Nov 29-Dec7
Hockey: Women’s 21st Champions Trophy
Mendoza, Argentina

December

Dec 1-6
Squash: Women’s World Team Championship
Niagara on the lake, Canada

Dec 2-4
Golf: USPGA Champions Tour - PNC Father-Son Challenge
Orlando, Florida 

Dec 3-7
Swimming: World Championships (short course)
Doha, Qatar

Dec 4-15
Bowling: World Bowling Championship 2014
Abu Dhabi

Dec 8-13
Badminton: Yonex Grand Prix
California, USA

Dec 6-14
Hockey: Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy
Bhubaneswar, India

Dec 12–19 
Squash: Women’s World Championship
TBA

Dec 17-21
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals
Dubai

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