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Mighty Terry inspires Chelsea to League Cup glory

2 March 2015

John Terry embellished his status to Chelsea fans as “captain, leader, legend” by scoring the goal that set his side on the way to a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup final at a rain-sodden Wembley on Sunday.

Football - Newcastle United v Aston Villa - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 28/2/15
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood at the end of the match
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Time to put lowly Villa under pressure, says Sherwood

1 March 2015

(Reuters) - Tim Sherwood saw his Aston Villa side lose a seventh straight Premier League game on Saturday and then criticised predecessor Paul Lambert for letting the squad to have it too easy.

Borussia Dortmund's  Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mats Hummels (L-R) celebarate after defeating Schalke 04 in their German first division, Bundesliga soccer match in Dortmund February 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

'Batman and Robin' lead late Dortmund goal flurry

1 March 2015

BERLIN (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund needed 'superhero' help from Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score three times in eight minutes late on for a 3-0 home win over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday and claim a fourth straight Bundesliga win.

Lyon's Nabil Fekir (L) challenges Lille's Franck Beria during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq near Lille February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Leaders Lyon suffer first league loss in three months

1 March 2015

PARIS (Reuters) - Leaders Olympique Lyonnais suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat in three months when they lost 2-1 at Lille despite going in front on Saturday.

Football - Newcastle United v Aston Villa - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 28/2/15
Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez waves to the fans as he warms up
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Newcastle's Gutierrez back and ready to fight for place

1 March 2015

(Reuters) - The biggest cheer during Newcastle United's 1-0 home win over Aston Villa on Saturday came not after Papiss Cisse's goal but when Jonas Gutierrez began to warm up for the first time since overcoming testicular cancer.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring a goal against Granada during their Spanish first division soccer match at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Pepe Marin

Matchwinner Suarez repaying Barcelona's faith

1 March 2015

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona's decision to buy Luis Suarez from Liverpool following his ban for biting an opponent at the 2014 World Cup raised a few eyebrows but it increasingly appears their faith in the Uruguay forward was justified.

Law-makers reject fourth substitution proposal

1 March 2015

BELFAST (Reuters) - Football's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), rejected the idea of a fourth substitution in extra time on Saturday but is considering dropping the one-match ban for "triple punishments".

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (R) challenges West Ham United's Alex Song during their English Premier League soccer match at the Boleyn Ground in London, February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Rooney provides timely reminder of United worth

1 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney provided a timely reminder to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that he can be a prolific Premier League goalscorer after he netted a brace in a 2-0 win against Sunderland to help United go third.

Wayne Rooney celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal for Manchester United from the penalty spot. Manchester United v Sunderland - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford  - 28/2/15 Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine
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Rooney ends goal drought as United go third

1 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against a dogged Sunderland on Saturday.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring a goal against Granada during their Spanish first division soccer match at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Pepe Marin

Barca hot on Real's heels after Suarez show at Granada

1 March 2015

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona cut Real Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga to one point when in-form forward Luis Suarez played a part in all three of their goals in a scrappy 3-1 victory at Granada on Saturday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

FA CUP SECOND ROUND

Penang 1 Perlis 0, Felda United 2 Selangor 2 (aet, Selangor win 4-2 on penalties), Malacca 1 Terengganu 3, Shahzan Muda 1 Perak 3, T-Team 3 Armed Forces 0 (aet), Kedah Malays 0 Lions XII 4, SPA Putrajaya 3 Kuantan FA 0, JDT II 2 PKNS FC 1.

Monday

Pahang vs JDT

SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 7
All matches at 8.45pm

Pahang v Sime Darby FC
JDT v Sarawak
Perak v Kelantan
Felda United v Lions XII
Terengganu v armed Forces
Police v Selangor


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Felda United
3 4 7
Perak
3 4 7
Police 3 3 6
Terengganu 3 1 6
Kelantan 
3 0 6
Sarawak 3 2 5
JDT 3 1 4
Lions XII
3 0 4
Selangor 3 -2 2
Pahang
3 -2 2
Armed Forces
3 -5 0
Sime Darby
3 -6 0
EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
26 34 60
Man City
27 30 55
Arsenal
27 22 51
Man United
27 20 50
Liverpool   27 
10 48
Southampton
27 18 46
Tottenham
26 5 44
Swansea  27 -3 40
West Ham 
27 6 39
Stoke City  27 -3 39
Newcastle  27 -10 35
Crystal Palace 27 -7 30
West Brom
27 -9 30
Everton
27 -6 28
Hull 27 -11 26
Sunderland 27 -16 25
QPR 26 -18 22
Burnley 27 -20 22
Aston Villa 27 -24 22
Leicester
26
-18 18
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Wednesday, March 4
Aston Villa v West Brom - 3.45am**
Hull v Sunderland - 3.45pm**
Southampton v Crystal Palace - 3.45am**

Thursday, March 5
Man City v Leicester - 3.45am**
Newcastle v Man United - 3.45am**
QPR v Arsenal - 3.45am**
Stoke v Everton - 3.45am**
Tottenham v Swansea - 3.45am**
West Ham v Chelsea - 3.45am**
Liverpool v Burnley - 4am**

Saturday, March 7
QPR v Tottenham - 11pm

Saturday, March 14
Crystal Palace v QPR - 8.45pm
Arsenal v West Ham - 11pm
Everton v Newcastle - 11pm
Leicester v Hull - 11pm
Sunderland v Aston Villa - 11pm
West Brom v Stoke - 11pm

Sunday, March 15
Burnley v Man City - 1.30am**
Chelsea v Southampton - 9.30pm 
Man United v Tottenham - 12mn

Tuesday, March 17
Swansea v Liverpool - 4am** 

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Last 16 draw

(Second leg on March 10-11, 17-18)

Schalke (Ger) 0 Real Madrid (Spa) 2.
FC Basel (Swi) 1 FC Porto (Por) 1.
Paris St Germain (Fra) 1 Chelsea (Eng) 1.
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr) 0 Bayern Munich (Ger) 0.
Manchester City (Eng) 1 Barcelona (Spa) 2.
Juventus (Ita) 2 Borussia Dortmund (Ger) 1.
Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) 1 Atletico Madrid (Spa) 0.
Arsenal (Eng) 1 Monaco (Fra) 3.

Other Football Results

Europa League

Round of 16 (ties to be played March 12 and 19)

Everton (Eng) v Dynamo Kyiv (Ukr)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukr) v Ajax (Ned)
Zenit (Rus) v Torino (Ita)
VfL Wolfsburg (Ger) v Inter Milan (Ita)
Villarreal (Spa) v Sevilla (Spa)
Napoli (Ita) v Dinamo Moscow (Rus)
Club Brugge (Bel) v Beşiktaş (Tur)
Fiorentina (Ita) v AS Roma (Ita)

English League Cup: Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0.

English Championship: Birmingham 1 Brentford 0, Blackpool 1 Wigan Athletic 3, Bolton 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0, Bournemouth 0 Blackburn 0, Cardiff 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 3 Huddersfield Town 0, Fulham 2 Derby County 0, Leeds 2 Watford 3, Reading 0 Nottingham Forest 3, Rotherham United 2 Millwall 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2 Middlesbrough 0.
Leading standings: 1. Derby 65, 2. Middlesbrough 63, 3. Watford 62, 4. Bournemouth 60, 5. Ipswich 60.

Dutch Div 1: Vitesse Arnhem 2 FC Zwolle 1, FC Twente 1 NAC Breda 1, AZ Alkmaar 2 Willem II 0, Cambuur 1 Heracles 0, Dordrecht 2 Go Ahead Eagles 1.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 64, 2. Ajax 50, 3. AZ Alkmaar 47, 4. Feyenoord 44, 5. Vitesse Arnhem 40.

French Div 1: Lille 2 Lyon 1, Bordeaux 1 Reims 1, Toulouse 1 Saint-Etienne 1, Lorient 2 SC Bastia 0, Lens 0 Rennes 1, Metz 1 Evian 2.
Leading standings: 1. Lyon 54, 2. Paris St Germain 52, 3. Marseille 50, 4. Saint-Etienne 43, 5. Monaco 43.

German Div 1: Borussia Dortmund 3 Schalke 0, Bayer Leverkusen 1 Freiburg 0, Hoffenheim 2 Mainz 0, Hannover 1 VfB Stuttgart 1, Hertha Berlin 1 Augsburg 0, Eintracht Frankfurt 2 Hamburg 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 58, 2. Wolfsburg 47, 3. Borussia Moenchengladbach 37, 4. Bayer  Leverkusen 36, 5. Schalke 35.

Italian Serie A: Chievo 0 AC Milan 0.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 57, 2. Roma 48, 3. Napoli 45, 4. Lazio 40, 5. Fiorentina 39.

Portuguese Premier League: Gil Vicente 1 Boavista 1, Benfica 6 Estoril 0, Rio Ave 0 Sporting Braga 2.

Scottish Premier League: Dundee United 0 Partick Thistle 2, Motherwell 2 Inverness CT 1, Ross County 1 Dundee 0, St Johnstone 0 Kilmarnock 0, St Mirren 1 Hamilton Academical 0.
Leading standings: 1. Celtic 60, 2. Aberdeen 57, 3. Inverness CT 53, 4. Dundee United 46, 5. Hamilton  Academical 41.

Spanish Div 1: Granada 1 Barcelona 3, Rayo Vallecano 4 Levante 2, Almeria 0 Deportivo La Coruna 0.
Leading standings: 1. Real Madrid 60, 2. Barcelona 59, 3. Atletico Madrid 53, 4. Valencia 50, 5. Sevilla 45.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Golden State 113 Toronto 89, Indiana 93 Cleveland 86, Atlanta 95 Orlando 88, New Orleans 104 Miami 102, Houston 102 Brooklyn 98, New York 121 Detroit 115 (2OT), Philadelphia 89 Washington 81, Boston 106 Charlotte 98, Chicago 96 Minnesota 89, Utah 104 Denver 82, LA Clippers 97 Memphis 79, San Antonio 107 Sacramento 96, LA Lakers 101 Milwaukee 93, Portland 115 Oklahoma City 112.

Tennis

Argentina Open

Semi-finals: Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Carlos Berlocq (Arg) 7-6 (9-7), 6-2; Juan Monaco (Arg) bt Nicolas Almagro (Spa) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4.

Dubai Open

Final: Roger Federer (Swi) bt Novak Djokovic (Srb) 6-3, 7-5.

Mexico Open

Finals

Men: David Ferrer (Spa) bt Kei Nishikori (Jpn) 6-3, 7-5.

Women: Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) bt Caroline Garcia (Fra) 6-3, 6-0.

Qatar Open

Final: Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Victoria Azarenka (Blr) 6-4, 6-3.

Golf

Honda Classic

Leading second round scores (USA unless noted): 133: Padraig Harrington (Irl) 67-66; 134: Patrick Reed 67-67; 135: Ian Poulter (Eng) 71-64, Brendan Steele 66-69; 136: Luke Donald (Eng) 69-67; 137: Russell Knox (Sco) 69-68, Jim Herman 65-72; 138: Phil Mickelson 71-67, Martin Flores 67-71; 139: Daniel Hummerhays 71-68, Robert Garrigus 70-69, Paul Casey (Eng) 69-70, Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 68-71, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 74-65, Jeff Overton 71-68, Daniel Berger 68-71, SJ Park (Kor) 68-71; 140: Jason Dufner 71-69, Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 69-71; 141: Scott Stallings 71-70, Robert Allenby (Aus) 72-69, Cameron Tringale 71-70, Sean O’Hair 70-71, Scott Piercy 68-73, Charles Howell 70-71, Carl Petterson (Swe) 72-69.

Honda LPGA Thailand

Leading final round scores: 273: Amy Yang (Kor) 67-66-71-69; 275: Tseng Yani (Tpe) 66-72-70-67, Lee Mi-rim (Kor) 67-69-70-69, Stacy Lewis (US) 66-64-73-72; 276: Kim Sei-young (Kor) 70-73-68-65, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 72-71-70-63; 277: Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 67-75-68-67, Park In-bee (Kor) 70-74-68-65, Sandra Gal (Ger) 71-66-68-72; 278: Feng Shanshan (Chn) 70-69-71-68. 

Joburg Open

Leading final round score (South African unless stated): 270: Andy Sullivan (Eng) 71-65-68-66; 272: Wallie Coetsee 66-65-70-71, David Howell (Eng) 66-69-68-69, Kevin Phelan (Irl) 67-68-71-66, Anthony Wall (Eng) 67-66-71-68, Jaco van Zyl 69-67-70-66; 273: An Byeong-hun (Kor) 65-72-70-66, Jacques Blaauw 67-69-67-70, Chris Swanepoel 70-67-67-69; 274: Thomas Aiken 67-67-70-70, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 67-67-72-68, Adrian Otaegui (Spa) 71-68-69-66; 275: Dean Burmester 64-73-73-65, Anthony Michael 68-67-69-71, Callum Mowat 71-65-71-68, Garth Mulroy 64-68-72-71, Paul Waring (Eng) 68-69-67-71.

Squash

Windy City Open, Chicago

Second round

Men: Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 11-5, 4-11, 1-11, 11-5, 11-7; Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) bt Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Col) 11-7, 5-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-4; Tarek Momen (Egy) bt Nicolas Mueller (Swi) 11-6, 10-12, 11-7, 11-8; Marwan El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Amr Shabana (Egy) 11-7, 7-2, rtd.

Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Heba El Torky (Egy) 11-5, 11-4, 11-7; Alison Waters (Eng) bt Victoria Lust (Eng) 13-11, 11-5, 11-4; Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Madeline Perry (Irl) 11-6, 11-7, 11-9; Nour El Sherbini (Egy) bt Annie Au (Hkg) 11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 11-8.

Badminton

German Open

All finals

Men’s singles: Jan O Jorgensen (Den) bt Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Ina) 21-12, 21-13. 

Men's doubles: Mads Conrad Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding (Den) bt Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) 22-20, 21-19.

Women's singles: Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Carolina Marin (Spa) 21-15, 14-21, 21-6. 

Women’s doubles: Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) bt Della Destiara Haris-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) 21-18, 17-21, 21-9.

Mixed doubles: Mads Pieler Kolding-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) bt Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Camilla Pedersen (Den) 21-18, 21-17.    

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Sports Calendar

March

ATHLETICS

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

BADMINTON

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

BOWLING 

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

CYCLING

March 8-15: Le Tour de Langkawi

DIVING

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

FOOTBALL

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

GOLF

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

HOCKEY

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

MOTORSPORT

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

SQUASH

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

TENNIS

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

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

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