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Liverpool's Mario Balotelli (R) is spoken to by match referee Craig Pawson during their English Premier League football match against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground in London September 20, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (R) and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini react during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England September 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Police probe racist tweets to Balotelli

Pellegrini criticises Chelsea's small team mentality

Man Utd implode, Chelsea held on Super Sunday

Malaysian footballers sent packing by Saudi Arabia (updated)

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Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone plays with the ball during a training session on the eve of their Champions League soccer match against Olympiakos at Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus near Athens September 15, 2014.   REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis  (GREECE - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) - RTR46BX3

Atletico need improvement before Almeria trip

22 September 2014

MADRID (Reuters) - When Atletico Madrid won a La Liga and King's Cup double in 1996, hopes were high it would mark the beginning of a golden period for the club known as the "mattress makers".

VfL Wolfburg's Junior Malanda (L) reacts pitch after he was tackled by Bayer Leverkusen's Giulio Donati (top L) during the German Bundesliga first division soccer match in Wolfsburg, September 21, 2014.   REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050

Heavyweights stutter as newcomers shine in Bundesliga start

22 September 2014

(Reuters) - The Bundesliga order looks to have been turned upside down with promoted Paderborn in the lead, followed by Mainz 05 and Hoffenheim while traditional heavyweights struggle at the start of the season after four games.

Messi and Barca put on five-star show in Levante mauling

22 September 2014

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi completed a sparkling performance by chipping the goalkeeper from the edge of the area as Barcelona swept aside ten-man Levante 5-0 away on Sunday to continue their winning start at the top of La Liga.

Manchester City's Frank Lampard reacts after scoring a goal against Chelsea during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England September 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Nonplussed Lampard rewrites his Chelsea story with City goal

22 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho declared the love story was over and a bemused Frank Lampard said he was lost for words after the former Chelsea midfielder came on as a substitute for Manchester City and scored against the club he had called his own for 13 years.

The scoreboard displays the match score between Manchester United and Leicester City in their English Premier League soccer match at the King Power stadium in Leicester, northern England September 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Darren Staples

Lampard goal, United defeat highlight astonishing day

22 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea icon Frank Lampard scored for Manchester City to end his old club's perfect start to the Premier League season while Leicester City came from 3-1 down to beat Manchester United 5-3 on a remarkable day in the Premier League on Sunday.

AS Roma's Alessandro Florenzi (bottom L) celebrates with relatives on the tribune after scoring against Cagliari during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome September 21, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Florenzi booked for hugging grandmother as Roma win again

22 September 2014

MILAN (Reuters) - AS Roma striker Alessandro Florenzi was booked for running into the stands to hug his 82-year-old grandmother after scoring in their 2-0 win over Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday.

VfL Wolfburg's Vieirinha (R) controls the ball during the German Bundesliga first division soccer match against Bayer Leverkusen in Wolfsburg, September 21, 2014.   REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Rodriguez magic helps Wolfsburg crush Leverkusen 4-1

22 September 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - VfL Wolfsburg full back Ricardo Rodriguez scored twice and set up another goal as they beat 10-man Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 on Sunday to end their visitors' unbeaten league run this season.

Glaring defensive limitations undermine United's hopes

22 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - A plethora of high-profile attacking signings had expectant Manchester United fans dreaming of a return to the upper echelons of European football, but their failure to identify their defensive problems is threatening to derail those hopes.

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan addresses a news conference in Dortmund September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Dortmund's Mkhitaryan out for four weeks with foot injury

21 September 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been ruled out for four weeks with a foot injury sustained in the closing stages of their 2-0 defeat to Mainz 05 on Saturday, the club said on Sunday.

British Football Association chairman Greg Dyke reacts during a press conference after the announcement of the 13 cities which will host matches at the Euro 2020 tournament to be played across the continent, during a ceremony in Geneva September 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

FA chairman Dyke wants to end gift-giving culture in football

21 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - The English Football Association should lead the way in rejecting a culture of gift-giving in football to counter continual allegations of corruption and bribery within the sport's governing bodies, FA chairman Greg Dyke said on Sunday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Friendly: Malaysia 4 Cambodia 1.

Malaysia Cup

Group A: JDT II 1 Pahang 1, Felda United 3 Lions XII 1.
Group B: Kedah 2 Perak 0, Terengganu 0 Sarawak 0.
Group C: Kelantan 0 JDT 3, Penang 2 Armed Forces 1.
Group D: Police 3 Sime Darby 1, Selangor 1 T-Team 0.

EPL Results & Standings

Man City 1 Chelsea 1
Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3
Leicester 5 Man United 3
Tottenham 0 West Brom 1
West Ham 3 Liverpool 1
Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 3
Burnley 0 Sunderland 0
Newcastle 2 Hull 2
Swansea 0 Southampton 1
QPR 2 Stoke 2


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
5 9
13
Southampton
5 6 10
Aston Villa
5 0 10
Arsenal
5 4 9
Swansea
5 2
9
Man City
5 3 8
Leicester City 5 1 8
Tottenham
5 1 7
West Ham
5 1 7
Hull
5 0 6
Liverpool
5 -1 6
Man Utd
5 1 5
Everton
5 -2 5
Stoke
5 -1
5
Crystal Palace
5 -2 5
West Brom
5 -4 5
Sunderland
5 -1 4
QPR
5 -8 4
Burnley
5 -3 3
Newcastle
5 -6 3
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Sept 27
Liverpool v Everton - 7.45pm
Chelsea v Aston Villa - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Leicester - 10pm
Hull v Man City - 10pm
Man Utd v West Ham - 10pm
Southampton v QPR - 10pm
Sunderland v Swansea - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 28
Arsenal v Tottenham - 12.30am**
West Brom v Burnley - 11pm

Tuesday, Sept 30
Stoke v Newcastle - 3am**

Saturday, Oct 4
Hull v Crystal Palace - 10pm
Leicester v Burnley - 10pm
Liverpool v West Brom - 10pm
Sunderland v Stoke - 10pm
Swansea v Newcastle - 10pm

Sunday, Oct 5
Aston Villa v Man City - 12.30am**
Man Utd v Everton - 7pm
Chelsea v Arsenal - 9.05pm
Tottenham v Southampton - 9.05pm
West Ham v QPR - 11.15pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Group A: Olympiakos 3 Atletico Madrid 2, Juventus 2 Malmo 0.
Group B: Real Madrid 5 Basel 1, Liverpool 2 Ludogorets 1.
Group C: Benfica 0 Zenit St Petersburg 2, Monaco 1 Bayer Leverkusen 0.
Group D: Borussia Dortmund 2 Arsenal 0, Galatasaray 1 Anderlecht 1.
Group E: Bayern Munich 1 Manchester City 0, AS Roma 5 CSKA Moscow 1.
Group F: Barcelona 1 Apoel 0, Ajax 1 Paris St Germain 1.
Group G: Chelsea 1 Schalke 04 1, Maribor 1, Sporting Lisbon 1.
Group H: Porto 6 BATE Borisov 0, Athletic Bilbao 0 Shakhtar Donetsk 0.

Other Football Results

Europa League
Group A: Borussia Moenchengladbach (Ger) 1 Villarreal (Spa) 1, Apollon Limassol (Cyp) 3 FC Zurich (Swi) 2.
Group B: Club Brugge (Bel) 0 Torino (Ita) 0, FC Copenhagen (Den) 2 HJK Helsinki (Fin) 0.
Group C: Partizan Belgrade (Srb) 0 Tottenham Hotspur (Eng) 0, Besiktas (Tur) 1 Asteras Tripolis (Gre) 1.
Group D: Salzburg (Aut) 2 Celtic (Sco) 2, Dinamo Zagreb (Cro) 5 FC Astra (Rom) 1.
Group E: PSV Eindhoven (Ned) 1 Estoril (Por) 0, Panathinaikos (Gre) 1 Dinamo Moscow (Rus) 2.
Group F: Qarabag (Aze) 0 Saint-Etienne (Fra) 0, Dnipropetrovsk (Ukr) 0 Inter Milan (Ita) 1.
Group G: Standard Liege (Bel) 2 Rijeka (Cro) 0, Sevilla (Spa) 2 Feyenoord (Ned) 0.
Group H: Lille (Fra) 1 FC Krasnodar (Rus) 1, Everton (Eng) 4 VfL Wolfsburg (Ger) 1.
Group I: Young Boys (Swi) 5 Slovan Bratislava (Svk) 0, Napoli (Ita) 3 Sparta Prague (Cze) 1.
Group J: Steaua Bucharest (Rom) 6 Aalborg (Den) 0, Rio Ave (Por) 0 Dynamo Kiev (Ukr) 3.
Group K: PAOK (Gre) 6 Dinamo Minsk (Blr) 1, Fiorentina (Ita) 3 Guingamp (Fra) 0.
Group L: Metalist Kharkiv (Ukr) 1 Trabzonspor (Tur) 2, Legia Warsaw (Pol) 1 Lokeren (Bel) 0.

Dutch Div 1: Excelsior 1 Dordrecht 1, ADO Den Haag 1 Go Ahead Eagles 1, Vitesse Arnhem 1 SC Heerenveen 1.
Leading standings: 1. FC Zwolle 12, 2. PSV Eindhoven 12, 3. Cambuur 11, 4. SC Heerenveen 11, 5. FC Groningen 9.

English Championship: Watford 1 Bournemouth 1, Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Blackpool 0, Derby County 2 Cardiff 2, Fulham 0 Blackburn 1, Leeds 3 Huddersfield Town 0, Middlesbrough 4 Brentford 0, Millwall 0 Nottingham Forest 0, Norwich City 2 Birmingham 2, Rotherham United 1 Charlton Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1 Reading 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Bolton 0.
Leading standings: 1. Nottingham Forest 18, 2. Norwich City 17, 3. Wolves 17, 4. Watford 16, 5. Middlesbrough 15.

French Div 1: Marseille 3 Rennes 0, Toulouse 3 Caen 3, Nantes 2 Nice 1, Lorient 0 Reims 1, Metz 3 Bastia 1.
Leading standings: 1. Marseille 13, 2. Bordeaux 13, 3. Lille 11, 4. Saint-Etienne 10, 5. Nantes 10.

German Div 1: VfB Stuttgart 0 Hoffenheim 2, FC Augsburg 4 Werder Bremen 2, Hamburg 0 Bayern Munich 0, SC Paderborn 2 Hanover 96 0, Schalke 04 2 Eintracht Frankfurt 2, Mainz 05 2 Borussia Dortmund 0.
Leading standings: 1. SC Paderborn 8, 2. Mainz 05 8, 3. Hoffenheim 8, 4. Bayern Munich 8, 5. Bayer Leverkusen 7.

Greek Super League: Xanthi 2 Levadiakos 0, OFI Crete 1, Atromitos 0, Olympiakos 3 Veria 0.
Leading standings: 1. Olympiakos 10, 2. Veria 9, 3. Kalloni 7, 4. PAOK Thessaloniki 7, 5. Atromitos 7.

Italian Serie A: Cesena 2 Empoli 2, Milan 0 Juventus 1.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 9, 2. AC Milan 6, 3. Roma 6, 4. Inter Milan 4, 5. Sampdoria 4.

Russian Premier League: Ufa 0 Ural Yekaterinburg 1, Rostov 0 Zenit St Petersburg 5, Kuban Krasnodar 2 Rubin Kazan 1, Spartak Moscow 1 Terek Grozny 1.
Leading standings: 1. Zenit St Petersburg 24, 2. Kuban Krasnodar 18, 3. Spartak Moscow 16, 4. CSKA Moscow 15, 5. Dynamo Moscow 15.

Scottish Premier League: Aberdeen 3 Ross County 0, Hamilton 0 Kilmarnock 0, Inverness 2 St Johnstone 1.
Leading standings: 1. Inverness 16, 2. Hamilton 14, 3. Dundee Utd 13, 4. Kilmarnock 11, 5. Celtic 10.

Spanish Div 1: Deportivo La Coruna 2 Real Madrid 8, Athletic Bilbao 0 Granada 1, Atletico Madrid 2 Celta Vigo 2, Espanyol 2 Malaga 2.
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona 9, 2. Atletico Madrid 8, 3. Granada 8, 4. Valencia 7, 5. Sevilla 7.

Asian Games

Badminton

Women's team semi-finals: China bt Japan 3-1, South Korea bt India 3-1.
Men's team semi-finals: China bt Malaysia 3-0 (Chen Long bt Lee Chong Wei 21-17, 19-21, 21-11; Lin Dan bt Chong Wei Feng 21-11, 21-12; Xu Chen-Xhang Nan bt Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How 14-21, 21-15, 21-10) South Korea bt Taiwan 3-0.

Cycling

Men’s team pursuit: 1. China 4:07.936, 2. South Korea 4:12.269, 3. Japan 4:08.474
Women’s keirin final: 1. Lee Wai Sze (Hkg), 2. Fatehah Mustapa (Mas), 3. Zhong Tianshi (Chn).

Football

Men
Group A: Malaysia 3 Saudi Arabia 0, Laos 0 South Korea 2.

Hockey

Men
Pool A: Malaysia 5 Bangladesh 1, South Korea 12 Singapore 0.
Pool B: India 8 Sri Lanka 0, Pakistan 2 China 0.

Shooting

Men’s 10m air pistol
Individual: 1. Kim Cheong-yong (Kor) 201.2, 2. Pang Wei (Chn) 199.3, 3. Jin Jong-oh 179.3.
Team: 1. South Korea 1744, China 1743 (win on countback), 3. India 1743.
Men’s trap individual: 1. Gao Bo (Chn), 2. Fehaid Aldeehani (Kuw), 3. Andrey Mogilevskiy (Kaz).
Trap team: 1. China 357, 2. Kuwait 354, 3. South Korea 345.

Swimming

Men
100m backstroke: 1. Ryosuke Irie (Jpn) 52.34, 2. Xu Jiayu (Chn) 52.81, 3. Kosuke Hagino (Jpn) 53.71.
200m freestyle: 1. Kosuke Hagino (Jpn) 1:45.23, 2. Sun Yang (Chn) 1:45.28, 3. Park Tae-hwan (Kor) 1:45.85.
200m butterfly: 1. Daiya Seto (Jpn) 1:54.08, 2. Kenta Hirai (Jpn) 1:55.47, Joseph Schooling (Sin) 1:57.54.
Women
100m breaststroke: 1. Shi Jinglin (Chn) 1:06.67, 2. Kanako Watanabe (Jpn) 1:06.80, 3. He Yun (Chn) 1:08.11.
400m freestyle: 1. Zhang Yuhan (Chn) 4:07.67, 2. Bi Yirong (Chn) 4:08.23, 3. Chihiro Igarashi (Jpn) 4:09.35.
4x100m freestyle: 1. China 3:37.25, 2. Japan 3:39.35, 3. Hong Kong 3:39.94.

Weightlifting

Men
62kg:
1. Kim Un-Guk (Prk) 332kg, 2. Chen Lijun (Chn) 321, 3. Eko Yuli Irawan (Ina) 308.
Women
53kg: 1. Hsu Shu-ching (Tpe) 233, 2 Zulfiya Chinshanlo (Kaz) 228, 3. Zhang Wanqiong (Chn) 228.

Wushu

Men
Daoshu and gunshu all-round: 1. Sun Peiyuan (Chn) 19.54, 2. Lee Yong-Hyun (Kor) 19.36, 3. Nguyen Manh Quyen (Vie) 19.33.
Women
Jianshu and qiangshu all-round: 1. Duong Thuy Vi (Vie) 19.41, 2. Li Yi (Mac) 19.39, 3. Seo Hee-ju (Kor) 19.24.
Asian Games medal tally

As of 6pm. Next update at 10pm Malaysian time.

Asian Games Medal Tally

  G S B Total
China
17 12
12
41
South Korea
13 11 11 35
Japan
7 9 12
28
North Korea
3 0
4 7
Mongolia
2 2
5
9
Kazakhstan
2 1
5 8
Myanmar
2 0
0
2
Vietnam
1 2
4 7
Iran
1 2
0
3
Taiwan
1 1 4
6
Malaysia
1 1 2
4
Hong Kong
1 0
6 7
India
1 0
5
6
Indonesia
0 3
1 4
Macau
0 3
0 3
Kuwait
0 2
0
2
Laos
0 1
0
1
Lebanon
0 1
0 1
Turkmenistan
0 1
0 1
Singapore  0 0
3 3
Uzbekistan
0 0
2
2
Thailand
0 0
1
1




Golf

Selangor Masters

Leading final round scores: 274: Chapchai Nirat (Tha) 68-69-69-68, Antonio Lascuna (Phi) 70-70-71-63 (Chapchai wins with a par on the first playoff hole); 276: Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 64-68-76-68; 278: Scott Barr (Aus) 70-69-72-67, Paul Peterson (US) 69-71-71-67, S.S.P. Chowrasia (Ind) 66-70-73-69, David Lipsky (US) 72-66-69-71, Cameron Smith (Aus) 68-66-71-73; 279: Carlos Pigem (Spa) 71-68-72-68, Jazz Janewattananond (Tha) 70-70-70-72, Jake Higginbottom (Aus) 72-65-70-72, Sattaya Supupramai (Tha) 68-70-68-73; 281: Kalem Richardson (Aus) 72-73-68-68, Simon Griffiths (Eng) 70-68-72-71, Hung Chien-yao (Tpe) 68-7--68-73.
Selected: 286: Danny Chia (Mas) 74-68-73-71, Shaaban Hussin (Mas) 68-70-81-67.

Wales Open

Leading final round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 270: Joost Luiten (Ned) 65-69-65-71; 271: Shane Lowry 68-65-68-70, Tommy Fleetwood 68-68-68-67; 272: Marc Warren 70-67-67-68, Jamie Donaldson 70-67-68-67, Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 66-68-71-67, Eddie Pepperell 68-74-63-67, Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 72-63-68-69; 273: Robert Rock 67-71-70-65, Romain Wattel (Fra) 69-72-64-68, Andrea Pavan (Ita) 72-69-65-67; 274: Anthony Wall 69-71-65-69, Steve Webster 68-72-64-70, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 71-67-71-65, Graeme Storm 71-69-65-69, Seve Benson 71-69-68-66; 275: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 71-71-68-65, Andy Sullivan 74-66-66-69, Richie Ramsay 69-70-70-66, Nathan Holman (Aus) 70-70-70-65, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 68-67-67-73.

LPGA Yokohama Tire Classic

Leading final round (US unless stated): 267: Hur Mi-jung (Kor) 64-70-67-66; 271: Stacy Lewis 64-71-70-66; 274: Paula Reto (Rsa) 65-66-70-73; 275: Kris Tamulis 67-73-65-70; 276: Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 68-69-71-68, Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Eng) 70-71-70-65; 277: Alison Walshe 69-68-71-69, Cydney Clanton 66-72-72-67; 278: Karin Sjodin (Swe) 66-74-70-68, Kim Kaufman 71-72-70-65; 280: Christina Kim 67-71-75-67, Brittany Lang 71-68-70-71, Sarah Jane Smith (Aus) 71-71-72-66, Yoo Sun-Young (Kor) 67-72-72-69, Ayako Uehara (Jpn) 66-73-70-71, Chella Choi (Kor) 70-71-70-69, Lee Il-hee (Kor) 67-74-68-71, Amy Anderson 68-74-71-67; 281: Beatriz Recari (Spa) 67-73-73-68, Stacey Keating (Aus) 71-71-68-71, Stephanie Meadow (Nir) 68-74-71-68, Perrine Delacour (Fra) 68-72-69-72, Angela Stanford 76-68-70-67, Brittany Lincicome 70-69-74-68, Jane Rah 70-72-70-69, Sydnee Michaels 72-65-72-72; 282: Becky Morgan (Wal) 72-69-71-70, Thidapa Suwannapura (Tha) 69-70-72-71, Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 73-67-70-72.

Tennis

Malaysian Open

Qualifying second round: James Ward (Bri) bt Koay Hao Sheng (Mas) 6-0, 6-0; Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (Ind) bt Stefan Merunka (Cro) 6-0, 6-0; Takuto Niki (Jpn) bt Syed Agil Syed Naguib (Mas) 6-3, 6-0; Kento Takeuchi (Jpn) bt Singekrawee Wattanakul (Tha) 6-2, 6-3; Vijay Sundar Prashanth (Ind) bt John Peers (Aus) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-1; Phillip Petzchner (Ger) bt Scott Lipsky (US) 6-4, 6-4; Phillip Oswald (Aut) bt Oliver Marach (Aut) 3-0, rtd; Bumpei Sato (Jpn) bt Demds Juksa (Aut) 6-3, 6-2.

WTA Wuhan

First round: Jelena Jankovic (Srb) bt Christina McHale (US) 6-4, 6-4; Sara Errani (Ita) bt Heather Watson (Bri) 7-5, 6-4; Madison Keys (US) bt Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 4-6, 6-3, 0-0 – rtd; Sabine Lisicki (Ger) bt Lucie Safarova (Cze) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3; Jarmila Gajdosova (Aus) bt Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 6-1, 6-4; Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) bt Stefanie Voegele (Swi) 6-1, 7-5; Carla Suarez Navarro (Spa) bt Kai-Lin Zhang (Chn) 7-5, 6-4; Garbine Muguruza (Spa) bt Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (Spa) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Coco Vandeweghe (US) bt Annika Beck (Ger) 6-3, 6-2; Alize Cornet (Fra) bt Romina Oprandi (Swi) 6-2, 6-1; Casey Dellacqua (Aus) bt Roberta Vinci (Ita) 7-5, 7-5.

Shenzhen Open

First round: Somdev Devvarman (Ind) bt Xin Gao (Chn) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Simone Bolelli (Ita) bt Matthew Ebden (Aus) 6-4, 6-2. 

Motorsport

Singapore Grand Prix

Final results: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 2:04.795, 2. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 13.534 seconds behind, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 14.273, 4. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 15.389, 5. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 42.161, 6. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 56.801, 7. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 59.038, 8. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:00.641, 9. Nico Hlkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:01.661, 10. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 1:02.230, 11. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1:05.065, 12. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 1:06.915, 13. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 1:08.029, 14. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1:12.008, 15. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Caterham 1:34.188, 16. Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 1:34.543, 17. Max Chilton (Bri) Marussia 1 lap behind.

Retired: Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Caterham: did not start, Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 14 laps, Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 18 laps, Adrian Sutil (Ger) Sauber 41 laps, Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren Mercedes 53 laps.

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Sports Calendar

September

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 23-Sept 14
Tour of Spain (Vuelta Espana) - cycling

Sept 1-7
World University Squash Championships – squash
Chennai, India

Sept 2-7
Vietnam Open – badminton
Ho Chi Minh City

Sept 5
Diamond League – athletics
Brussels, Belgium

Sept 7
Italian Grand Prix – Formula One
Monza

Sept 8-21 World Championships – sailing Santander, Spain

Sept 9-14
Indonesia Open – badminton
TBC

Sept 12
Davis Cup semi-finals – tennis
Various locations

Sept 14
San Marino GP – MotoGP
Misano

Sept 19-Oct 4
Asian Games
Incheon, South Korea

Sept 20-28
World Road Championships – cycling
Spain

Sept 21
Aragon GP – MotoGP
Aragon, Spain

Sept 21
Singapore Grand Prix – Formula One
Singapore

Sept 26-28
Ryder Cup – golf
Gleneagles

Sept 28
Brazil GP – MotoGP
Brasilia

Sept 30-Oct 6
Carol Weymuller Open – squash
New York

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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