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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
Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith

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.

Football - Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United - Barclays Premier League - White Hart Lane - 22/2/15
Tottenham's Harry Kane in action with West Ham's Winston Reid
Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs

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.

Football - Arsenal v Everton - Barclays Premier League - Emirates Stadium - 1/3/15
Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky celebrates scoring their second goal with Santi Cazorla, Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck
Action Images via Reuters / Tony O'Brien

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

Upcoming Super League Fixtures

April 3, Friday (All matches start at 8.45pm) 

Police v Sarawak

April 4, Saturday (All matches start at 8.45pm)

Pahang v Lions XII
JDT v Armed Forces
Selangor v Sime Darby FC
Felda United v Perak
Terengganu v Kelantan

Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Felda United
5 5 11
5 2 9
5 3 8
5 2 8
JDT 5 2 8
Terengganu 5 1 8
5 -1 7
Lions XII
5 0 6
Sarawak 5 -1 5
5 -1 5
Armed Forces
5 -4 4
Sime Darby
5 -8 1
EPL Results & Standings

Hull 2 Chelsea 3
QPR 1 Everton 2
Liverpool 1 Man United 2
West Ham 1 Sunderland 0
Man City 3 West Brom 0
Aston Villa 0 Swansea 1
Newcastle 1 Arsenal 2
Southampton 2 Burnley 0 
Stoke 1 Crystal Palace 2 
Tottenham 4 Leicester 3 

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
29 36 67
Man City
30 34 61
30 27 60
Man United
30 24 59
Liverpool   30 
12 54
30 21 53
30 5 53
Swansea  30 -4 43
West Ham 
30 3 42
Stoke City  30 -3 42
Crystal Palace 30 -5 36
Newcastle  30 -15 35
30 -4 34
West Brom
30 -12 33
Hull 30 -12 28
Aston Villa 30 -20 28
Sunderland 30 -21 26
Burnley 30 -23 25
QPR 30 -23 22
-21 19

Malaysian F1 Grand Prix

Free practice: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 1:39.790 (16 laps, average speed: 199.968kph), 2. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:40.163 (29), 3. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1:40.218 (26), 4. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Red Bull-Renault 1:40.346 (17), 5. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams-Mercedes 1:40.450 (31), 6. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams-Mercedes 1:40.560 (27), 7. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:40.652 (29), 8. Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso-Renault 1:41.220 (30), 9. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.261 (30), 10. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull-Renault 1:41.799 (8).

Qatar MotoGP

Free practice: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 1:55.281, 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda at 0.076sec, 3. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Suzuki 0.404, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 0.417, 5. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Honda 0.537, 6. Danilo Petrucci (Ita) Ducati Pramac 0.658, 7. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 0.699, 8. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Ducati Pramac 0.858, 9. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 0.881, 10. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 1.034.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, April 4
Arsenal v Liverpool - 7.45pm
Everton v Southampton - 10pm
Leicester v West Ham - 10pm
Man United v Aston Villa - 10pm
Swansea v Hull - 10pm
West Brom v QPR - 10pm

Sunday, April 5
Chelsea v Stoke - 12.30am**
Burnley v Tottenham - 8.30pm
Sunderland v Newcastle - 11pm

Tuesday, April 7
Crystal Palace v Man City - 3am**

Saturday, April 11
Swansea v Everton - 7.45pm
Southampton v Hull - 10pm
Sunderland v Crystal Palace - 10pm
Tottenham v Aston Villa - 10pm
West Brom v Leicester - 10pm
West Ham v Stoke - 10pm

Sunday, April 12
Burnley v Arsenal - 12.30am**
QPR v Chelsea - 8.30pm
Man United v Man City - 11pm

Tuesday, April 14
Liverpool v Newcastle - 3am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

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) v Real Madrid (Spa)
Juventus (Ita) v Monaco (Fra)
FC Porto (Por) v Bayern Munich (Ger)
Paris St Germain (Fra) v Barcelona (Spa) 

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) v Dnipro
Dinamo Kiev v Fiorentina
Sevilla v Zenit
Vfl Wolfsburg v Napoli

International friendlies: France 1 Brazil 3, Ivory Coast 2 Angola 0, Egypt 2 Equatorial Guinea 0, Qatar 1 Algeria 0.


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Miami Open

First round

Men: Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt Juan Martin del Potro (Arg) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7); Alejandro Falla (Col) bt Michael Berrer (Ger) 6-7 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4; Alexander Zverev (Ger) bt Sam Groth (Aus) 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4; Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) 6-4, 6-2; Steve Darcis (Bel) bt Malek Jaziri (Tun) 2-6, 7-5, 7-5; Jurgen Melzer (Aus) bt Ryan Harrison (US) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3; Andrey Rublev (Rus) bt Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4; Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) bt Andrey Golubev (Kaz) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) bt Steve Johnson (US) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2; Teymuraz Gabashvili (Rus) bt Pablo Andujar (Spa) 0-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; Martin Klizan (Svk) bt Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) 6-3, 6-4; Borna Coric (Cro) bt Andreas Haider-Maurer (Aus) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Simone Bolelli (Ita) bt Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 6-2, 6-2; Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukr) bt Ricardas Berankis (Ltu) 6-4, 6-1; Federico Delbonis (Arg) bt Jiri Vesely (Cze) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-5; Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) bt Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4.

Second round

Women: Daria Gavrilova (Rus) bt Maria Sharapova (Rus) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Madison Brengle (US) 6-0, 6-1;  Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt Anna Schmiedlova (Svk) 6-4, 7-5; Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) bt Karin Knapp (Ita) 6-1, 6-3; Andrea Petkovic (Ger) bt Christina McHale (US) 6-2, 6-2; Carla Suarez Navarro (Spa) bt Stefanie Voegele (Sui) 6-3, 6-1;  Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt Annika Beck (Ger) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Venus Williams (US) bt Urszula Radwanska (Pol) 6-3, 6-2; Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) 7-5, 6-2; Alize Cornet (Fra) bt  Elena Vesnina (Rus) 6-4, 6-1; Samantha Stosur (Aus) bt Pauline Parmentier (Fra) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0; Kurumi Nara (Jpn) bt Caroline Garcia (Fra) 6-3, 7-6 (11-9); Elina Svitolina (Ukr) bt Bojana Jovanovski (Srb) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Kaia Kanepi (Est) bt Varvara Lepchenko (US) 6-2, 6-4; Irina-Camelia Begu (Rom) bt Tereza Smitkova (Cze) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; Paula Badosa Gibert (Spa) bt  Zheng Saisai (Chn) 6-1, 7-5.


LPGA Kia Classic

Leading first round scores (US unless stated): 65: Lee Mi-rim (Kor); 66: Tseng Yani (Tpe); 67: Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb (Aus), Lin Xiyu (Chn), Lydia Ko (Nzl); 68: Laura Diaz, Karine Icher (Fra), Park In-bee (Kor), Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Lexi Thompson, Jackie Stoelting, Austin Ernst, Kim Hyo-joo (Kor), Chun In-gee (Kor); 69: Pak Se-ri (Kor), Jenny Rosales (Phi), Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, Alena Sharp (Can), Jane Rah, Sakura Yokomine (Jpn), Thidapa Suwannapura (Tha), Beatriz Recari (Spa), Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha), Alison Lee, Brooke Pancake.

Texas Open

Leading first round scores (US unless stated): 67: Charley Hoffman, 68: Aaron Baddeley (Aus); 69: Max Homa; 70: Phil Mickelson, Ryan Palmer; 71: Cameron Beckman, Daniel Summerhays, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker, Chris Kirk, Zach Johnson, Chesson Hadley; 72: Cameron Percy (Aus), Matt Kuchar, Park Sung-joon (Kor), Kevin Na, Billy Horschel, John Merrick, Scott Piercy, Jason Kokrak, William McGirt, Fabian Gomez (Arg); 73: Brian Davis (Eng), Jerry Kelly, Kevin Chappell, Brendon Todd, Michael Thompson, Bryce Molder, John Huh, Scott Pinckney, Thomas Birdsey.

EPGA Trophee Hassan II

Leading first round scores: 65: Adrien Saddier (Fra); 66: Daniel Gaunt (Aus); 67: George Coetzee (Rsa), David Drysdale (Sco), Chris Wood (Eng); 68: Eduardo De La Riva (Spa), Richard Green (Aus), Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Mikko Korhonen (Fin), Moritz Lampert (GER), Marcel Siem (Ger), Anthony Wall (Eng), Romain Wattel (Fra), Oliver Wilson (Eng); 69: Jose Mara Olazabal (Spa).


Indian Open

Second round (Malaysian only)

Mixed doubles: Edi Subaktiar-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Ina)  bt Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing  21-19, 14-21, 21-15

Women’s doubles: Kaka Chan-Ying Suet Tse  (Hkg) bt Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei 21-13, 23-21.


Sports Calendar



March 6-8: 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships, Czech Republic


March 3-8: All-England Open, Birmingham
March 10-15: Swiss Open, Basel
March 17-22: Vietnam International Challenge, Hanoi
March 18-21: Polish Open, Arlamow
March 24-29: India Open, New Delhi
March 31- April 5: Maybank Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur


March 20-26: DIBC Open Bowling Tournament, Dubai
March 22-31: Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, Macau


March 8-15: Le Tour de Langkawi


March 13-5: World Series, Beijing
March 19-21: World Series, Dubai


March 10-11: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations
March 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations


March 2-8: World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Florida
March 9-15: Valspar Championship, Florida
March 16-22: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Florida
March 23-29: Valero Texas Open, US


March 7-15: World League Round 2 (Women), New Delhi


March 14: Formula E: Miami ePrix, Florida, US
March 15: Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne
March 29: Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Sepang
March 29: Qatar MotoGP Grand Prix, Losail


March 13-20: Dubai Open (Men), UAE
March 23-27: Canary Wharf Classic (Men), London
March 31 - Apr 5: Open de Paris (Men), Paris


March 6-8: Davis Cup (First round), various locations
March 9-16: BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, US
March 23-30: Miami Open, US



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


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


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


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


Asian Tour
Apr 23-26:
Indonesian Open, Jakarta

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

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


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


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


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


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


Apr 26-May 3: World Championships, China