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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (R) and assistant Ryan Giggs chat ahead of their team's English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich in this file photo taken on October 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Sarcastic Van Gaal denies United rift with Giggs

6 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted angrily on Thursday to suggestions he had fallen out with assistant Ryan Giggs.

Football - Newcastle United v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 4/3/15
Manchester United's Jonny Evans clashes with Newcastle's Papiss Cisse as referee Anthony Taylor intervenes
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Cisse faces long ban after accepting FA spit charge

6 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse will face a severe punishment after accepting an FA charge of spitting at Manchester United defender Jonny Evans in Wednesday's Premier League match.

CSKA Moscow's fans celebrate their team's victory in the Russian Championship in a match against Locomotiv at the Arena Khimki outside Moscow May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Analysis - Russians lose big spender tag over tumbling rouble

6 March 2015

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two years after Russian clubs spent a record 112 million euros in their February transfer window, teams have had to face the stark reality they no longer have access to bottomless coffers due to the rouble's collapse.

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Tottenham's Harry Kane in action with West Ham's Winston Reid
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Kiwi defender Reid signs long-term deal with West Ham

6 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealand centre half Winston Reid has ended months of uncertainty about his future by agreeing a new six-and-a-half-year contract with West Ham United.

Aston Villa's former captain Stiliyan Petrov takes a seat on the bench before their English Premier League soccer match against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium in Wigan, northern England, May 19, 2013.   REUTERS/Darren Staples

Sherwood welcomes Petrov return to Villa

6 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Bulgaria international Stiliyan Petrov is returning to Premier League club Aston Villa as part of the coaching set-up, two years after retiring following treatment for leukaemia.

Armed Forces in a tight spot at the bottom half

5 March 2015

PETALING JAYA: Desperate Armed Forces coach B. Sathianathan wants his men to get their act right fast after having gone without a win in three matches.

Kelantan out to prove Sarawak win was no fluke

5 March 2015

GEORGE TOWN: The 4-0 drubbing from Police in their last league match will not be on Kelantan’s minds when they take on undefeated Perak in the sole Super League tie on Friday.

City slickers want nothing less than a win in Penang

5 March 2015

PETALING JAYA: Premier League side Kuala Lumpur want nothing less than three points when they take on Penang at the City Stadium.

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Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky celebrates scoring their second goal with Santi Cazorla, Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck
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Arsenal in familiar territory, leading the chasing bunch

5 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - With 10 games of the Premier League season remaining Arsenal find themselves in familiar territory.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet looks on before their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in London November 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Sunderland manager Poyet charged with improper conduct

5 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct after an outburst during his side's Premier League game against Hull City on Tuesday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

AFC Cup: JDT 2 Kitchee (Hkg) 0, South China (Hkg) 3 Pahang 1.

Saturday, April 18
(All matches at 8.45pm unless stated)

JDT v Kelantan
Selangor v Lions XII
Sarawak v Armed Forces
Terengganu v Felda United
Sime Darby v Police

Sunday, April 19

Pahang v Perak - 8.45pm 



Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Selangor
7 6 14
Felda United
7 3 14
Terengganu 7 3 14
JDT 7 3 12
Police
7 2 12
Perak
7 4 11
Pahang 7 2 11
Sarawak 7 -1 8
Lions XII
7 -1 7
Kelantan
7 -4 7
Armed Forces
7 -7
4
Sime Darby
7 -10 1
UEFA Champions League

Quarter-finals fixtures

(First leg on April 14 and 15, Second leg on April 21 and 22)
All matches at 2.45am Malaysian time on the next day

Atletico Madrid (Spa) 0 Real Madrid (Spa) 0
Juventus (Ita) 1 Monaco (Fra) 0
FC Porto (Por) 3 Bayern Munich (Ger) 1
Paris St Germain (Fra) 1 Barcelona (Spa)  3

EPL Results & Standings


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
31 38 73
Arsenal
32 31 66
Man United
32 29 65
Man City
32 31 61
Liverpool 32 11 57
Southampton
32 22 56
Tottenham
32 4 54
Swansea  32 -2 47
West Ham 
32 2 43
Stoke City  32 -4 43
Crystal Palace 32 -1 42
Everton
32 -3 38
Newcastle  32 -18 35
West Brom
32 -16 33
Aston Villa 
33 -21 32
Sunderland 32 -23 29
Hull 32 -16 28
QPR 32 -20 26
Burnley 32 -24 26
Leicester
31 -19 25
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, April 18
Crystal Palace v West Brom - 10pm
Everton v Burnley - 10pm
Leicester v Swansea - 10pm
Stoke v Southampton - 10pm

Sunday, April 19
Chelsea v Man United - 12.30am**
Man City v West Ham - 8.30pm
Newcastle v Tottenham - 11pm

Saturday, April 25
Southampton v Tottenham - 7.45pm
Burnley v Leicester - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Hull - 10pm
Newcastle v Swansea - 10pm
QPR v West Ham - 10pm
Stoke v Sunderland - 10pm
West Brom v Liverpool - 10pm

Sunday, April 26
Man City v Aston Villa - 12.30pm**
Everton v Man United - 8.30pm
Arsenal v Chelsea - 11pm

Wednesday, April 29
Hull v Liverpool - 2.45am**

Thursday, April 30
Leicester v Chelsea - 2.45am**

Saturday, May 2
Leicester v Newcastle - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Everton - 10pm
Liverpool v QPR - 10pm
Sunderland v Southampton - 10pm
Swansea v Stoke - 10pm
West Ham v Burnley - 10pm

Sunday, May 3
Man United v West Brom - 12.30am**
Chelsea v Crystal Palace - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Man City - 11pm

Tuesday, May 5
Hull v Arsenal - 3am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Europa League

Quarter-finals fixtures
(First leg on April 16, Second leg on April 23)
All matches at 3.05am Malaysian time on the next day

Club Brugge (Bel) 0 Dnipro (Ukr) 0
Dinamo Kiev (Rus) 1 Fiorentina (Ita) 1
Sevilla (Spa) 2 Zenit (Rus) 1
Vfl Wolfsburg (Ger) 1 Napoli (Ita) 4

Dutch Div 1: Cambuur 1 Excelsior 1
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 76, 2. Ajax 66, 3. Feyenoord 58, 4. Vitesse Arnhem 51, 5. AZ Alkmaar 50.

French Div 1: Nantes 1 Marseille 0
Leading standings: 1. Lyon 64, 2. Paris St Germain 62, 3. Monaco 58, 4. Marseille 57, 5. Saint-Etienne 56.

German Div 1: Eintracht Frankfurt 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach 0
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 70, 2. Wolfsburg 60, 3. Borussia Moenchengladbach 54, 4. Bayer Leverkusen 51, 5. Schalke 41.

Spanish Div 1: Levante 2 Espanyol 2
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona 75, 2. Real Madrid 73, 3. Atletico Madrid 66, 4. Valencia 65, 5. Sevilla 62.

Badminton

China Masters

Semi-finals 
(China unless stated)

Men’s singles: Wang Zhengming bt Wei Nan (Hkg) 21-12, 21-12; Huang Yuxiang bt Tian Houwei 21-15, 21-11.

Men’s doubles: Liao Min-chun-Tseng Min-hao (Tpe) v Wang Yilv-Zhang Wen; Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen v Kang Jun-Liu Cheng.

Women’s singles: Hui Xirui bt Chisato Hoshi (Jpn) 21-7, 21-18; He Bing Jiao bt Chen Yu Fei 21-13, 21-10.

Women’s doubles: Tang Jinhua-Zhong Qianxin bt Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo (Mas) 23-21, 21-9; Bao Yixin-Tang Yuanting bt Chen Qiangchen-Jia Yifan 21-17, 21-16.

Mixed doubles: Liu Cheng-Bao Yixin bt Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (Mas) 21-17, 17-21, 21-17; Edi Subaktiar-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Ina) bt Wang Yilv-Tang Yuanting 21-17, 23-21. 

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP 

Regular season: Toronto 92 Charlotte 87, New Orleans 108 San Antonio 103, Chicago 91 Atlanta 85, Houston 117 Utah 91, Dallas 114 Portland 98, Boston 105 Milwaukee 100, Oklahoma City 138 Minnesota 113, Miami 105 Philadelphia 101, Cleveland 113 Washington 108, Brooklyn 101 Orlando 88 (OT), Detroit 112 New York 90, Memphis 95 Indiana 83, Golden State 133 Denver 126, Sacramento 122 L.A. Lakers 99.

Tennis

Monte Carlo Masters

Quarter-final: Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt David Ferrer (Spa) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2; Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Maric Cilic (Cro) 6-0, 6-3; Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 6-1, 6-3; Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 5-2 retired

WTA Bogota Open

Second round: Mariana Duque (Col) bt Tatjana Malek (Ger) 6-4, 6-4; Julia Glushko (Isr) bt Alexandra Panova (Rus) 6-4, 6-2; Yaroslava Shvedova (Kaz) bt Sachia Vickery (US) 6-0, 6-2; Mnica Puig (Pur) bt Nicole Gibbs (US) 6-4, 6-2.

Golf

Lotte Championship

Leading second round scores: 134: I.K. Kim (Kor) 65-69, Kim Sei-young 67-67; 137: Park In-bee (Kor) 67-70; 138: Jenny Shin (Kor) 68-70, Chella Choi 70-68 (Kor), Lee Mi-rim (Kor) 69-69, Paula Creamer (US) 69-69; 139: Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 70-69, Haru Nomura (Jpn) 69-70, Michelle Wie (US) 70-69; 140: Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 67-73, Pornanong Phatlum (Tha) 71-69, Lee So-young (Kor) 71-69, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 69-71, Brittany Lincicome (US) 73-67.

RBC Heritage

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 130: Tony Merritt 69-61; 134: Matt Kuchar 68-66, John Merrick 69-65, Graeme McDowell (Nir) 66-69; 135: Kevin Kisner 68-67, Jim Furyk 71-64; 136: Morgan Hoffman 68-68, Matt Every 66-70, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 69-67, Jordan Speith 74-62, Kevin Streelman 71-65; 137: Jerry Kelly 71-66; Justin Thomas 70-67, Bo Van Pelt 69-68, Lucas Glover 70-67, Stewart Cink 70-67, Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 70-67, Sean O’Hair 70-67, Blake Adams 72-65, Branden Grace (Rsa) 70-67, John Peterson (US) 72-65.

Shenzen International

Leading second round scores: 135: Peter Uihlein (US) 67-68; 136: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 67-69; 138: Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 71-67, Gregory Havret (Fra) 70-68, Darren Fichardt (Rsa) 68-70, Matt Ford (Eng) 69-69; 139: Marco Crespi (Ita) 69-70, Matteo Manassero (Ita) 69-70, Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) 70-69, Lucas Bjerregaard (Den) 72-67l; 140: Julian Quesne (Fra) 71-69, Scott Hend (Aus) 70-70, Huang Wenyi (Chn) 66-74; 141: Trevor Fisher Jr (Rsa) 71-70, David Howell (Eng) 71-70, David Horsey (Eng) 70-71, Alexander Levy (Fra) 71-70, David Lipsky (US) 73-68, Anthony Wall (Eng) 69-72.

Cycling
Motorsport
Grand Prix of the Americas

Race

MotoGP: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 43:47.150, 2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 2.354 seconds behind, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 3.120, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 6.682, 5. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 7.584, 6. Bradley Smith (Aus) Yamaha 10.557, 7. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Honda 16.967, 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Suzuki 19.025, 9. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki 38.570, 10. Danilo Petrucci (Ita) Ducati 41.796.

Leading overall standings: 1. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 41 pts, 2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 40, 3. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 36, 4. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 27, 5. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 26, 6. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha 18, 7. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Honda 18, 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Suzuki 13, 9. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 10, 10. Danilo Petrucci (Ita) Ducati 10.

Moto2: 1. Sam Lowes (Bri) Speed Up 41:45.565, 2. Johann Zarco (Fra) Kalex 1.999 seconds behind, 3. Alexs Rins (Spa) Kalex 4.622, 4. Tito Rabat (Spa) Kalex 8.975, 5. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 12.976, 6. Hafizh Syahrin (Mas) Kalex 14.168, 7. Anthony West (Aus) Speed Up 17.271, 8. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 17.513, 9. Julian Simon (Spa) Speed Up 17.689, 10. Takaaki Nakagami (Jpn) Kalex 17.764.

Leading overall standings: 1. Alex Rins (Spa) Kalex 29 pts, 2. Johann Zarco (Fra) Kalex 28, 3. Jonas Folger (Ger) Kalex 25, 4. Sam Lowes (Bri) Speed Up 25, 5. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 22, 6. Xavier Simeon (Bel) Kalex 20, 7. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Kalex 20, 8. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 18, 9. Hafizh Syahrin (Mal) Kalex 14, 10. Tito Rabat (Spa) Kalex 13.

Moto3: 1. Danny Kent (Bri) Honda 41:32.287, 2. Fabio Quartararo (Fra) Honda 8.532 seconds behind, 3. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 8.652, 4. Enea Bastianini (Ita) Honda 8.811, 5. Brad Binder (Rsa) KTM 9.556, 6. John McPhee (Bri) Honda 13.869, 7. Andrea Locatelli (Ita) Honda 20.442, 8. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 20.611, 9. Isaac Vinales (Spa) Husqvarna 20.863, 10. Karel Hanika (Cze) KTM 20.913.

Leading overall standings: 1. Danny Kent (Bri) Honda 41 pts, 2. Enea Bastianini (Ita) Honda 33, 3. Fabio Quartararo (Fra) Honda 29, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 29, 5. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 25.

Sports Calendar

April

ATHLETICS

Apr 5: Daegu International Marathon, South Korea
Apr 12: Milano Marathon, Italy.
             Mangyoungdae Marathon, North Korea
             Brighton Marathon, Britain
             Rotterdam Marathon, Holland
             Santiago Marathon, Chile
             Paris Marathon, France
             Vienna City Marathon, Austria
Apr 19: Hannover Marathon, Germany
             Nagano Marathon, Japan
Apr 20: Boston Marathon, USA
Apr 26: London Marathon, England
     Madrid Marathon, Spain

BADMINTON

Apr 7-12: Singapore Open
Apr 14-19: China Masters, Changzhou
April 21-16: Asia Championships, China
Apr 28-May 3: New Zealand Open, Auckland

DIVING

Apr 2-5: Grand Prix, Mexico
Apr 9-12: Grand Prix, Canada
Apr 16-19: Grand Prix, Puerto Rico
Apr 24-26: World Series, Russia

FOOTBALL

Apr 14-15: Champions League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 16: Europa League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 18-19: FA Cup semi-finals, Wembley
Apr 21-22: Champions League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 23: Europa League quarter-finals first leg

GOLF

Asian Tour
Apr 23-26:
Indonesian Open, Jakarta

US PGA
Apr 2-5: Houston Open, Texas
Apr 9-12: US Masters, Georgia
Apr 16-19: RBC Heritage, South Carolina
Apr 23-26: Zurich Classic, Louisiana
Apr 29-May 3: World Golf Championships Match Play, San Francisco

European Tour
Apr 23-26:
China Open, Shanghai

LPGA
Apr 2-5:
ANA Inspiration, California
Apr 15-18: Lotte Championship, Hawaii
Apr 23-26: Swinging Skirts Classic, San Francisco

MotoGP

Apr 10-12: Grand Prix of the Americas, Texas
Apr 17-19: Argentinian Grand Prix, Temas de Rio

FORMULA ONE

Apr 10-12: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
Apr 17-19: Bahrain Grand Prix, Shakir

SQUASH

March 31-Apr 5: Paris Open (men), France
Apr 2-10: El Gouna International (men), Egypt
Apr 7-12: Texas Open (women), USA
Apr 20-24: Malaysian Tour Leg 2
Apr 13-19: Grasshopper Cup (men), Switzerland
Apr 29-May 2: Canadian Championships

TENNIS

Apr 6-12: Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco
                US Men’s Clay Court Championship, Houston
Apr 12-19: Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco
Apr 20-26: Barcelona Open, Spain
                  BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy, Romania
Apr 27-May 3: BMW Open, Germany
                        Estoril Open, Portugal
                        Istanbul Open, Turkey

TABLE TENNIS

Apr 26-May 3: World Championships, China

May

ATHLETICS

May 15: Doha Diamond League, Qatar
May 17: Shanghai Diamond League, China
May 29 & 30: Prefontaine Classic, Oregon, US

BADMINTON

May 10-17: Sudirman Cup, Dongguan, China

FOOTBALL

May 5&6: Champions League semi-finals 1st leg
May 12&13: Champions League semi-finals 2nd leg
May 27: Europa League final, Warsaw, Poland

GOLF

Asian Tour
May 7-10: Mauritius Open

European Tour
May 7-10: Mauritius Open
May 14-17: Open de Espana, Barcelona, Spain
May 21-14: BMW Championship, England
May 28-31: Irish Open, Northern Open

US PGA
April 29-May 3: WGC-Cadillac Matchplay, California
May 7-10: The Players Championship, Florida
May 14-17: Wells Fargo Championships, North Carolina
May 21-24: Crowne Plaza International @ Colonial, Texas
May 28-31: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, Texas

LPGA
April 30-May 3: North Texas Shootout, Texas
May 14-17: Kingsmill Championship, Virginia
May 29-31: ShopRite Classic, New Jersey

FORMULA ONE

May 8-10: Spanish GP, Barcelona
May 21-24: Monaco GP

MotoGP

May 1-3: Spanish GP, Jerez
May 15-17: French GP, Le Mans
May 29-31: Italian GP, Mugello

TENNIS

May 3-10: Mutua Madrid Open, Spain
May 10-17: International BNL Italy, Rome
May 17-23: Nice Open, France
               : Geneva Open, Switzerland
May 24-June 7: French Open, Paris

SQUASH

April 28-May 3: Houston Open, US
May 9-17: British Open, Hull, England
May 17-23: Sharm El Sheikh International Championship
May 25-30: HKFC International, Hong Kong
May 26-31: Sporta International Tournament, Guatemala

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.

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