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Sanchez surpassing all my expectations, says Wenger

5 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Alexis Sanchez became the first Arsenal player since Thierry Henry to score over 20 goals in his first season and manager Arsene Wenger said the Chilean has exceeded all his expectations.

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Arsenal all but seal Champions League qualification

5 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal all but sealed Champions League qualification for an 18th successive season after they eased past relegation-threatened Hull City 3-1 in the Premier League on Monday.

Abandoned Blackpool game will not be replayed

5 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Relegated Blackpool's final Championship fixture against Huddersfield Town which was abandoned soon after halftime following crowd protests will not be replayed, the Football League said on Monday.

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Prince Ali says one FIFA challenger could be best

5 May 2015

DEAD SEA, Jordan (Reuters) - Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein suggested on Monday that one candidate rather than three might have a better chance of beating FIFA president Sepp Blatter in this month's elections but said he had no intention of withdrawing from the race.

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Allegri rejects suggestion that Juve have nothing to lose

5 May 2015

TURIN (Reuters) - Juventus want to reach the Champions League final as much as anyone, coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Monday as he refuted the suggestion that his side have nothing to lose in their tie against Real Madrid.

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Maradona says time has come for 'anarchy' at FIFA to end

5 May 2015

DEAD SEA, Jordan (Reuters) - Argentina's World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona launched a blistering attack on FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday saying that world soccer's governing body had descended into anarchy with the 79-year-old Swiss in charge.

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Juventus' Carlos Tevez during the press conference
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Pepe relishing prospect of battle with Tevez

5 May 2015

TURIN (Reuters) - Real Madrid defender Pepe said he was relishing the prospect of a battle against Juventus forward Carlos Tevez when the sides meet in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final.

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Carver meets Newcastle officials, will carry on in charge

4 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United's under-fire manager John Carver met club officials to discuss his side's eight-game Premier League losing streak on Monday with a statement saying the only focus was on the club's top flight survival.

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FIFA Congress to discuss Palestine proposal to suspend Israel

4 May 2015

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's annual Congress will discuss a proposal from the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) for the suspension of Israel, according to the agenda published by football's governing body on Monday.

Striking deficiencies giving Van Gaal much to ponder

4 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal accepts that finding a cure for his side's misfiring forward line will be essential if they are to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

AFC Cup: Pahang (Mas) 7 Yadanarbon (Myr) 4, East Bengal (Ind) 0 JDT (Mas) 1.

Super League: JDT 1 Felda United 0, Pahang 3 Terengganu 2, Selangor 1 Perak 2, Sarawak 3 Kelantan 2, Sime Darby 1 Lions XII 2, Armed Forces 3 Police 1.


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Police 
10 5 18
JDT 10 5 18
Selangor
10 8 17
Perak
9 6 17
Pahang 
9 4 17
Felda United
10 3 17
Terengganu 10 0 14
Lions XII
10 -3 13
Sarawak 10 -1 12
Kelantan
10 -6
10
Armed Forces
10 -5
9
Sime Darby
10 -14 2
UEFA Champions League

Semi-finals
(First leg on May 5 and 6, Second leg on May 12 and 13)
All matches at 2.45am Malaysian time on the next day

Juventus (Ita) v Real Madrid (Spa)  
Barcelona (Spa) v Bayern Munich (Ger)

Final: Saturday, June 6, 2.45am next day
          Olympiastadion, Berlin.

EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c)
35 42
83
Man City
35 35 70
Arsenal
33 31 67
Man United
35 24 65
Liverpool 35 11 61
Tottenham
35 5 58
Southampton
35 20 57
Swansea  35 -1 53
West Ham
35 1 47
Stoke City  35 -5 47
Everton
35 0 44
Crystal Palace 35 -6 42
West Brom
35 -13 40
Aston Villa 
35 -19 35
Newcastle  35 -24 35
Hull 34 -13 34
Leicester
35 -15 34
Sunderland 34 -22 33
QPR 35 -22 27
Burnley 35 -27 26

(c) = champion

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

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

Saturday, May 9
Everton v Sunderland - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v West Ham - 10pm
Hull v Burnley - 10pm
Leicester v Southampton - 10pm
Newcastle v West Brom - 10pm
Stoke v Tottenham - 10pm

Sunday, May 10
Crystal Palace v Man United - 12.30am**
Man City v QPR - 8.30pm
Chelsea v Liverpool - 11pm

Tuesday, May 12
Arsenal v Swansea - 3am**

Saturday, May 16
Southampton v Aston Villa - 7.45pm
Burnley v Stoke - 10pm
QPR v Newcastle - 10pm
Sunderland v Leicester - 10pm
Tottenham v Hull - 10pm
West Ham v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, May 17
Liverpool v Crystal Palace - 12.30am**
Swansea v Man City - 8.30pm
Man United v Arsenal - 11pm

Tuesday, May 19
West Brom v Chelsea - 3am**

Thursday, May 21
Arsenal v Sunderland - 2.45am**

Sunday, May 24
(All matches at 10pm)
Arsenal v West Brom
Aston Villa v Burnley
Chelsea v Sunderland
Crystal Palace v Swansea
Everton v Tottenham
Hull v Man United
Leicester v QPR
Man City v Southampton
Newcastle v West Ham
Stoke v Liverpool  

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Europa League

Semi-finals
(First leg on May 7, Second leg on May 14)
All matches at 3.05am Malaysian time on the next day

Napoli (Ita) v Dnipro (Ukr)
Sevilla (Spa) v Fiorentina (Ita)

French Div 1: Lille 3 Lens 1, Monaco 4 Toulouse 1, Nantes 0 Paris St Germain 2
Leading standings: 1. Paris St Germain 74, 2. Lyon 71, 3. Monaco 65, 4. Marseille 60, St Etienne 60.

Italian Serie A: Roma 2 Genoa 0, Atalanta 1 Lazio 1, Fiorentina 3 Cesena 1, Hellas Verona 0 Udinese 1, Inter Milan 0 Chievo Verona 0, Napoli 3 AC Milan 0
Leading standings:
1. Juventus 79, 2. Roma 64, 3. Lazio 63, 4. Napoli 59, 5. Fiorentina 52.

Spanish Div 1: Espanyol 1 Rayo Vallecano 1, Getafe 1 Granada 2, Valencia 3 Eibar 1, Malaga 1 Elche 2
Leading standings: 1.  Barcelona 87, 2. Real Madrid 85, 3. Atletico Madrid 76, 4. Valencia 72, 5. Sevilla 69, 6. Villareal 54.

German Bundesliga: Mainz 1 Hamburg 2, Hertha Berlin 1 Borussia M’gladbach 2
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 76, 2. VfL Wolfsburg 62, 3. Borussia M’gladbach 60, 4. Bayer Leverkusen 58, 5. Schalke 45, 6. Augsburg 43.
Badminton

New Zealand GP Gold

All final

Men’s singles: Lee Hyun-il (Kor) bt Qiao Bin (Chn) 21-12, 21-14.

Men’s doubles: Huang Kaixiang-Zheng Si Wei (Chn) bt Fajar Alfian-Muhd Rian Ardianto (Ina) 16-21, 21-17, 21-9.

Women’s singles: Saena Kawakami (Jpn) bt Jiao He Bing (Chn) 21-12, 21-14.

Women’s doubles: Xia Huan-Zhong Qianxin (Chn) bt Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota (Jpn) 17-21, 24-22, 21-19.

Mixed doubles: Zheng Si Wei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Yu Xiaoyu-Xia Huan (Chn) 21-14, 21-8.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP 

Playoffs
Semi-finals

Western Conference: Golden State 101 Memphis 86 (Golden State lead series 1-0)

Eastern Conference: Atlanta 98 Washington 104 (Washington lead series 1-0)

Tennis

Munich Open

Final: Andy Murray (Bri) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 7-6 (7-4)

Madrid Open

Women's first round: Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Timea Bacsinszky (Sui) 6-2, 6-3; Alize Cornet (Fra) bt Simona Halep (Rom) 7-6, (8-6), 6-3; Carla Suarez Navarro (Spa) bt Zarina Diyas (Kaz) 6-4, 6-4; Garbine Muguruza (Spa) bt Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (Spa) 6-1, 6-1; Caroline Garcia (Fra) bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) 6-4, 6-4; Roberta Vinci (Ita) bt Monica Puig (Pur) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4; Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) bt Camila Giorgi (Ita) 6-1, 6-1; Ajla Tomljanovic (Cro) bt Belinda Bencic (Sui) 6-4, 6-3; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Jarmila Gajdosova (Aus) 6-3, 6-0; Barbora Strycova (Cze) bt Eugenie Bouchard (Can) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3; Samantha Stosur (Aus) bt Angelique Kerber (Ger) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Petra Kvitova (Cze) bt Olga Govortsova (Blr) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; Elina Svitolina (Ukr) 6-0, 6-3 bt Daniela Hantuchova (Svk); Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) bt Shuai Peng (Chn) 6-1, 6-2; Andrea Petkovic (Ger) bt Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 6-3, 7-5; Serena Williams (US) bt Madison Brengle (US) 6-0, 6-1; Christina McHale (US) bt Mona Barthel (Ger) 6-3, 6-2; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Venus Williams (US) 6-3, 7-5; Coco Vandeweghe (US) by Sabine Lisicki (Ger) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 7-5; Sara Errani (Ita) bt Paula Badosa Gibert (Spa) 3-0 ret; Varvara Lepchenko (US) bt Andreea Mitu (Rom) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt Silvia Soler-Espinosa (Spa) 6-1, 6-2; Mariana Duque-Marino (Col) bt Heather Watson (Bri) 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (13-11); Julia Georges (Ger) bt Marina Erakovic (Nzl) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4.

Men's first round: Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus) bt Jarko Tipsarevic (Srb) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4); Alejandro Falla (Col) bt Roberto Carballes Baena (Spa) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1); Luca Vanni (Ita) bt Nicolas Mahut (Fra) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5; Juan Monaco (Arg) bt Nicolas Almagro (Spa) 6-3, 6-2; Simone Bolelli (Ita) bt Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 6-4, 6-3.

Golf

WGC Championship

Final: Rory McIlroy (Nir) bt Gary Woodland (US) 4-2.

Third-place playoff: Danny Willett (Eng) bt Jim Furyk (US) 3-2.

LPGA North Texas Shootout

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 269: Park In-bee (Kor) 69-66-69-65; 272: Christie Kerr 66-71-69-66, Park Hee-young (Kor) 69-67-70-66; 273: Maria McBride (Swe) 69-69-70-65, Lexi Thompson 67-69-68-69; 274: Angela Stanford 67-71-67-69; 275: Stacy Lewis 69-73-66-67, Julie Inkster 66-69-73-67, Karrie Webb (Aus) 73-68-64-70, 276: Lee Il-Hee (Kor) 73-69-68-66; 277: Danielle Kang 70-72-67-68, Hyo Joo-kim (Kor) 69-69-70-69; 278: Morgan Pressel 70-71-69-68, Jang Ha-na (Kor) 68-69-71-70, Sandra Gal (Ger) 67-70-71-70, Brooke Henderson (Can) 69-65-71-73.

Squash

Asian Individual Championships

Men's quarter-finals: Farhan Zaman (Pak) bt Max Lee (Hkg) 12-10, 11-9, 15-13; Leo Au (Hkg) bt Yip Tsz Fung (Hkg) 2-11, 11-5, 11-1, 15-13; Abdullah Al Mezayen (Kuw) bt Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas) 11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8; Nasir Iqbal (Pak) bt Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 13-15, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5.

Women’s semi-finals: Nicol David (Mas) bt Joshna Chinappa (Ind) 11-6, 11-9, 11-7.

Motorsport

Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix

MotoGP: 1. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 44:57.246, 2. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 5.576 seconds behind, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 11.586, 4. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Honda LCR 22.727, 5. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha Tech3 26.620, 6. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 27.021, 7. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Suzuki 35.445, 8. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha Tech3 36.296, 9. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 41.933, 10. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Ducati Pramac 51.072.
Leading overall standings: 1. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 82pts, 2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 67, 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 62, 4. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 56, 5. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 50, 6. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Honda LCR 47, 7. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha Tech3 36, 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Suzuki 31, 9. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha Tech3 26, 10. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki 20.

Moto2: 1. Jonas Folger (Ger) Kalex 45:01.873, 2. Johann Zarco (Fra) Kalex 1.931 seconds behind, 3. Tito Rabat (Spa) Kalex 2.222, 4. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Kalex 6.833, 5. Xavier Simeon (Bel) Kalex 11.086, 6. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 12.479, 7. Luis Salom (Spa) Kalex 12.965, 8. Simone Corsi (Ita) Kalex 14.434, 9. Alex Marquez (Spa) Kalex 18.073, 10. Marcel Schrotter (Ger) Tech3 21.958.
Leading overall standings: 1. Johann Zarco (Fra) Kalex 73pts, 2. Jonas Folger (Ger) Kalex 57, 3. Alex Rins (Spa) Kalex 49, 4. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Kalex 43, 5. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 43, 6. Sam Lowes (Bri) Speed Up 41, 7. Tito Rabat (Spa) Kalex 33, 8. Xavier Simon (Bel) Kalex 31, 9. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 31, 10. Hafizh Syahrin (Mas) Kalex 24.

Moto3: 1. Danny Kent (Bri) Honda 41:19.552, 2. Miguel Oliveira (Por) KTM 0.097 seconds behind, 3. Brad Binder (Rsa) KTM 0.296, 4. Fabio Quartararo (Fra) Honda 0.882, 5. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 2.906, 6. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 11.035, 7. Francesco Bagnaia (Ita) Mahindra 11.126, 8. Jorge Navarro (Spa) Honda 11.761, 9. Enea Bastianini (Ita) Honda 15.861, 10. John McPhee (Bri) Honda 15.964.

Leading overall standings: 1. Danny Kent (Bri) Honda 91pts, 2. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 60, 3. Fabio Quartararo (Fra) Honda 52, 4. Enea Bastianini (Ita) Honda 47, 5. Brad Binder (Rsa) KTM 44, 6. Isaac Vinales (Spa) Husqvarna 38, 7. Miguel Oliveira (Por) KTM 33, 8. John McPhee (Bri) Honda 28, 9. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 26, 10. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 26.

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Sports Calendar

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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