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Australia's Massimo Luongo celebrates after scoring a goal during their Asian Cup final soccer match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 31, 2015.   REUTERS/Steve Christo
Colombia's Juan Cuadrado jumps to reach the ball during their international friendly soccer match against Slovenia in Ljubljana November 18, 2014.      REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic
VfL Wolfsburg's Bas Dost (L) celebrate after scoring a goal against Bayern Munich during their German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Wolfsburg January 30, 2015.    REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

JDT cull Elephants for season's first league victory

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Barcelona's Neymar kicks the ball to score a goal against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish King's Cup quarterfinal second leg soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid January 28, 2015.  REUTER/Sergio Perez

Carry on with nutmegs, Barca coach tells underfire Neymar

1 February 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has told Neymar to carry on regardless after the Brazilian received criticism for provoking Atletico Madrid players with his "nutmegging and talking".

Australia's Tim Cahill (L) shakes hands with coach Ange Postecoglou as he is substituted during their Asian Cup final soccer match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed

South Korea beaten but still champions, says coach

1 February 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - South Korea may have ended up with losers medals but were still champions after the part they played in an enthralling Asian Cup final against Australia on Saturday, their proud coach Uli Stielike said.

Australia's Massimo Luongo celebrates after scoring a goal during their Asian Cup final soccer match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 31, 2015.   REUTERS/Steve Christo

Australian coach eyes bigger prizes after Asian Cup triumph

1 February 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - First Asia, now the world. Australia are not putting any limits on their ambitions after winning the Asian Cup for the first time.

Australia realise decade long dream by conquering Asia

1 February 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 120 minutes it took Australia to beat South Korea in Saturday's Asian Cup final were the culmination of an ambitious 10-year plan to gain the respect of the footballing world.

Factbox - Asian Cup champions 1956-2015

1 February 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - List of Asian Cup champions after Australia won the 2015 title on Saturday.

Factbox - Asian Cup champions Australia

1 February 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factbox on Asian Cup champions Australia:

Australia's players celebrate with the Asian Cup trophy after winning their final soccer match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 31, 2015.   REUTERS/Edgar Su (AUSTRALIA  - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Troisi's extra time goal gives Australia Asian Cup

1 February 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Substitute James Troisi scored halfway through extra time in a pulsating final to give tournament hosts Australia their maiden Asian Cup title with a 2-1 victory over South Korea on Saturday.

England's Daniel Sturridge stretches during a training session at the St George's Park training complex near Burton-upon-Trent, central England, September 5, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Returning Sturridge ready to silence critics

1 February 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says he is ready to shrug off his "injury-prone" label when he returns after a five-month layoff for West Ham United's visit to Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

Hull City's Gaston Ramirez reacts after missing a chance to score during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at the KC Stadium in Hull, northern England January 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Andrew Yates (

Hull relegation fears mount after another home defeat

1 February 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City's Premier League relegation fears increased on Saturday when they lost 3-0 at home to Newcastle United who won for the first time since interim manager John Carver took over from Alan Pardew at the start of the year.

Hull City's Gaston Ramirez reacts after missing a chance to score during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at the KC Stadium in Hull, northern England January 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Andrew Yates (

Hull relegation fears mount after another home defeat

31 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City's Premier League relegation fears increased on Saturday when they lost 3-0 at home to Newcastle United who won for the first time since interim manager John Carver took over from Alan Pardew at the start of the year.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League

Charity Shield cum league match: JDT 2 Pahang 0.

EPL Results & Standings

Hull 0 Newcastle 3


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
22 32 52
Man City
22 23 47
Southampton
22 21 42
Man Utd 22 15 40
Arsenal
22 13 39
Tottenham
22 2 37
West Ham 
22  10 36
Liverpool   22   4 35
Swansea  22 -4 30
Newcastle  23 -6 30
Stoke City  22 -4 29
Everton
22 -4 23
Crystal Palace 22 -8 23
West Brom 
22 -9 22
Aston Villa 22 -14 22
Sunderland 22 -14 20
Burnley 22 -15 
20
Hull 23 -13 19
QPR 22 -16 19
Leicester
22
-14 17
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Jan 31
Crystal Palace v Everton - 11pm
Liverpool v West Ham - 11pm
Man United v Leicester - 11pm
Stoke v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v Burnley - 11pm
West Brom v Tottenham - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 1
Chelsea v Man City - 1.30am**
Arsenal v Aston Villa - 9.30pm
Southampton v Swansea - 12mn

Saturday, Feb 7
Tottenham v Arsenal - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Chelsea - 11pm
Leicester v Crystal Palace - 11pm 
Man City v Hull - 11pm
QPR v Southampton - 11pm
Swansea v Sunderland - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 8
Everton v Liverpool - 11pm
Burnley v West Brom - 8pm
Newcastle v Stoke - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 9
West Ham v Man United - 12.15am**

Wednesday, Feb 11
Arsenal v Leicester - 3.45am**
Hull v Aston Villa - 3.45am**
Sunderland v QPR - 3.45am**
Liverpool v Tottenham - 4am**

Thursday, Feb 12
Chelsea v Everton - 3.45am**
Man United v Burnley - 3.45am** 
Southampton v West Ham - 3.45am**
Stoke v Man City - 3.45am**
Crystal Palace v Newcastle - 4am**
West Brom v Swansea - 4am**

Saturday, Feb 21
Aston Villa v Stoke - 11pm
Chelsea v Burnley - 11pm
Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 11pm 
Hull v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v West Brom - 11pm
Swansea v Man United - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 22
Man City v Newcastle - 1.30am**
Tottenham v West Ham - 8pm
Everton v Leicester - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 23
Southampton v Liverpool - 12.15am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Last 16 draw

(First leg ties on Feb 17-18, 24-25; Second leg on March 10-11, 17-18)

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

Other Football Results

Asian Cup final: Australia 2 South Korea 1 (after extra time).

Dutch Div 1: Dordrecht 0 SC Heerenveen 0.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 49, 2. Ajax 43, 3. Feyenoord 35, 4. FC Zwolle 33, 5. AZ Alkmaar 32.

English Championship: Bournemouth 2 Watford 0.
Leading standings: 1. Bournemouth 54, 2. Derby County 51, 3. Middlesbrough 50, 4. Ipswich 50, 5. Brentford 49.

French Div 1: Paris St Germain 1 Rennes 0.
Leading standings: 1. Lyon 48, 2. Paris St Germain 47, 3. Marseille 44, 4. Saint-Etienne 40, 5. Monaco 39.

German Div 1: Wolfsburg 4 Bayern Munich 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 45, 2. VfL Wolfsburg 37, 3. Bayer Leverkusen 28, 4. Borussia Moenchengladbach 27, 5. Schalke 27.

Portuguese Premier League: Sporting Braga 1 Moreirense 0.

Spanish Div 1: Rayo Vallecano 1 Deportivo La Coruna 2.
Leading standings: 1. Real Madrid 48, 2. Barcelona 47, 3. Atletico Madrid 44, 4. Valencia 41, 5. Sevilla 39.

Scottish Premier League: Partick Thistle 0 St Mirren 1.
Leading standings: 1. Celtic 51, 2. Aberdeen 48, 3. Inverness CT 47, 4. Dundee United 45, 5. Hamilton Academical 39.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Atlanta 105 Portland 99, Cleveland 101 Sacramento 90, New Orleans 108 LA Clippers 103, Utah 110 Golden State 100, Dallas 93 Miami 72, Toronto 127 Brooklyn 122 (OT), Phoenix 93 Boston 87, Philadelphia 103 Minnesota 94, LA Lakers 123 Chicago 118 (2OT), Memphis 99 Denver 69, Milwaukee 115 Orlando 100, Indiana 103 New York 82.

Tennis

Australian Open

Men’s singles semi-finals: Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0; Andy Murray (Bri) bt Tomas Berdych (Cze) 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.

Women’s singles final: Serena Williams (US) bt Maria Sharapova (Rus) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Women’s doubles final: Bethanie Mattek-Sands-Lucie Safarova (US-Cze) bt Chan Yung-jan-Zheng Jie (Tpe-Chn) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

Golf

PGM Sime Darby Harvard Championship

Leading final round scores (Malaysian unless stated): 270: Arie Irawan Fauzi 63-71-68-68; 271: Sean Riordan (Nzl) 70-68-66-67, Sukree Othman 70-65-66-70; 273: Mathiam Keyser (Rsa) 70-65-69-69; 274: Oskar Arvidsson (Swe) 69-66-70-69; 275: Shaaban Hussin 70-70-69-66, MJ Daffue (Rsa) 70-68-70-67, Danny Chia 69-68-67-71, Kemarol Baharin 70-69-64-72; 276: Terumichi Kakazu (Jpn) 66-74-67-69, Masaru Takahashi (Jpn) 69-69-67-71; 277: Grant Jackson (Eng) 68-71-69-69, Casey O’toole (US) 71-68-69-69, Shaifubari Muda 69-69-68-71, Steve Han (US) 71-68-66-72.

Phoenix Open

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 132: Martin Laird (Sco) 66-66; 134: Daniel Berger 65-69; 135: Justin Thomas 67-68; 136: Angel Cabrera (Arg) 67-69, Ryan Palmer 64-72, Ryan Moore 69-67, Zach Johnson 66-70, Bubba Watson 65-71, Robert Streb 66-70; 137: K.J. Choi (Kor) 68-69, Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 68-69, Graham DeLaet (Can) 67-70; 138: Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 67-71, Brandt Snedeker 70-68, Brendan Steele 71-67, Keegan Bradley 65-73, Jordan Spieth 70-68, Jon Rahm (Spa) 70-68.

Dubai Desert Classic

Leading second round scores: 130: Rory McIlroy (Nir) 66-64; 131: Marc Warren (Sco) 66-65; 132L: Graeme McDowell (Nir) 67-65, Seve Benson (Eng) 66-66; 133: Danny Willett (Eng) 67-66, Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 66-67, Andy Sulliavan (Eng) 65-68, Lee Westwood (Eng) 65-68, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 64-69; 134: Morten Orum Madsen (Den) 71-63, Renato Paratore (Ita) 68-66, Maximillian Kieffer (Ger) 66-68, Peter Uihlein (US) 65-69; 135: Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 69-66, Alex Noren (Swe) 68-67, Robert Rock (Eng) 68-67, Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 67-68; 136: Henrik Stenson (Swe) 70-66, Jordi Garcia Pinto (Spa) 70-66, Paul Waring (Eng) 69-67, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 67-69; 137: Jorge Campillo (Spa) 67-70; 138: Moritz Lampert (Ger) 71-67, Joost Luiten (Ned) 68-70, Mikko Ilonen (Fin) 67-71, Anders Hansen (Den) 66-72, Richard Green (Aus) 70-68, Thomas Pieters (Bel) 69-69, Gary Stal (Fra) 69-69, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 69-69, Wade Ormsby (Aus) 69-69.

LPGA Coates Championship

Leading third round scores (US unless stated): 202: Lydia Ko (Nzl) 68-69-65;  203: Jang Ha-na (Kor) 67-65-71; 204: Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 68-70-66; 206: Stacy Lewis 66-70-70; 207: Amy Yang (Kor) 74-68-65, Jessica Korda 66-72-69, Austin Ernst 67-70-70; 209: Lee Mi-rim (Kor) 72-68-69, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 72-67-70, Azahara Munoz (Spa) 66-71-72; 210: Brittany Lang 74-69-67, Angela Stanford 71-65-74; 211: Cristie Kerr 71-69-71, Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 70-70-71; 212: Alison Lee 71-72-69, Yoo Sun-young (Kor) 70-72-70; 213: Park In-bee (Kor) 71-75-67, Alison Walshe 74-71-68.

Squash

Asian Junior Team Championships

Semi-finals

Boys: Pakistan bt Hong Kong 2-0 (Syed Ali Bokhari bt Lau Tsz Kwan 12-14, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7; Tayyab Aslam bt Yuen Tsun Hei 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-6), Malaysia bt India 2-1 (Mohd Syafiq Kamal lost to Velavan Senthilkumar 12-14, 8-11, 11-7, 3-11; Ng Eain Yow bt Kush Kumar 11-7, 11-8, 11-4; Darren Chan bt Sandeep Ramachandran 11-7, 11-9, 11-5).

Girls: Hong Kong bt Singapore 2-0 (Ho Ka Wing bt Michelle Tay 11-9, 11-9, 11-6; Choi Uen Shan bt Au Yeong Wai Yhann 11-4, 11-6, 11-1), Malaysia bt India 2-1 (Teh Min Jie bt Akanksha Hemant Salunkhe 2-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-4; Rachel Arnold lost to Harshit Kaur Jawanda 12-14, 12-10, 11-8, 4-11, 8-11; S. Sivasangari bt Adya Advani 11-5, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8).

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Sports Calendar

January

ATHLETICS

Jan 2: Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, Japan
Jan 3: Xiamen International Marathon, China
Jan 18: Houston Marathon, USA
Jan 23: Dubai Marathon
Jan 25: Hong Kong Marathon; Osaka Women's Marathon, Japan
Jan 31: Karlsruhe-IAAF Indoor Meet, Germany

BADMINTON

Jan 13-18: Malaysia Masters, Kuching
Jan 15-18: Swedish Masters, Sweden
Jan 20-25: Syed Modi Championships, India
Jan 27-Feb 1: China International Challenge

BOWLING

Jan 2-11: Brunswick Ballmaster Open, Finland
Jan 11-18: Irish Open Championships, Dublin
Jan 15-26: Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, Thailand

CYCLING

Jan 17-25: Tour Down Under, Australia
Jan 17-18: Track Cycling World Cup, Colombia
Jan 29-Feb 1: New Zealand Cycle Classic

FOOTBALL

Jan 9-31: AFC Asian Cup, Australia
Jan 17-Feb 8: African Cup of Nations,Equatorial Guinea

GOLF

Jan 9-12: Tournament of Champions, Hawaii, USA
Jan 15-18: Sony Open, Hawaii, USA
Jan 22-25: Humana Challenge, California, USA
Jan 29-Feb 1: Phoenix Open, Arizona, USA

HOCKEY

Jan 17-25: World League Round 2 (Men), Singapore

MOTORSPORT

Jan 10: Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix, Argentina

SQUASH

Jan 2-6: British Junior Open, Sheffield, England
Jan 14-23: Tournament of Champions; New York, USA
Jan 21-26: Greenwich Open, Connecticut, USA
Jan 22-27: Motor City Open, Michigan, USA
Jan 27-Feb 1: Winnipeg Women's Open, Manitoba, Canada
Jan 29-Feb 3: Cleveland Classic, Ohio, USA

TENNIS

Jan 4-10: Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia
Jan 4-11: Brisbane International, Australia
Jan 5-11: Chennai Open, India
Jan 5-10: Qatar Open, Doha
Jan 12-17: Apia International Sydney, Australia
Jan 12-17: Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 19-Feb 1: Australian Open, Melbourne

February

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Feb 1: NFL Superbowl, Arizona, USA

ATHLETICS

Feb 1: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Moscow, Russia
Feb 7: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Boston, USA
Feb 19: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 21: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Birmingham, Britain
Feb 22: Tokyo Marathon, Japan

BADMINTON

Feb 18-21: Austrian Open, Vienna
Feb 24-March 1: German Open, Mulheim an der Ruhr

CRICKET

Feb 14-March 29: World Cup, Australia and New Zealand

CYCLING

Feb 18-22: World Track Championships, TBA

DIVING

Feb 20-22: Diving Grand Prix, Germany

FOOTBALL

Feb 3- Aug 5: Copa Libertadores, various locations
Feb 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 First Leg, various locations
Feb 24-25: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations

GOLF

Feb 2-8: Farmers Insurance Open, California, USA
Feb 9-15: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, California, USA
Feb 23-March 1: The Honda Classic, Florida, USA

SQUASH

Feb 4-8: Delaware Open (Women), USA 
Feb 5-8: Swedish Open, Linkoping
Feb 24 - March 4: Windy City Open, Chicago, USA

TENNIS

Feb 2-8: Ecuador Open, Quito
Feb 2-8: Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France
Feb 2-8: Zagreb Indoors, Croatia
Feb 9-15: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Holland
Feb 9-15: Brazil Open, Sao Paulo
Feb 9-15: Memphis Open, USA
Feb 9- Nov 15: Fed Cup, various locations
Feb 16-22: Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 16-22: Delray Beach Open, USA
Feb 16-22: Open 13, Marseille, France
Feb 23-28: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, U.A.E
Feb 23-28: Mexico Open, Acapulco
Feb 23 - March 1: Argentina Open, Buenos Aires

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

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

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