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Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers (L) and Dejan Lovren listen to questions during a news conference at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England September 15, 2014. Liverpool are set to play Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Tuesday. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Manchester United's Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring a goal against Queens Park Rangers during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England September 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Coach Bala: We can bring back glory days with these kids

‘Korean move’ was part of the plan by Kim Swee

Liverpool will treat Ludogorets like Real Madrid, says Rodgers

Lift off at last for Van Gaal as Man Utd thrash QPR

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert (L) and his assistant Roy Keane sits in the dugout before their Premier League match against Newcastle United at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Lerner farewell galvanises Villa talent

16 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - When Randy Lerner put Aston Villa up for sale last May, the end game of the American billionaire’s reign was predicted to cause only further doom and gloom for the Premier League strugglers.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi (R) celebrates his goal with teammate Neymar against Mexican club Leon during their Joan Gamper Trophy match at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona August 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

Messi-Neymar connection clicking before APOEL game

16 September 2014

MADRID (Reuters) - One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring a second goal against Swansea during their Premier League match at the Stamford Bridge in London September 13, 2014.     REUTERS/Toby Melville

Chelsea, Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke

16 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - The good news for Schalke 04's defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury.

West Ham United's Mark Noble (L) shoots past Hull City's Jake Livermore during their English Premier League soccer match at the KC Stadium in Hull, northern England September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Hull's new boys score but West Ham take a point

16 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a frenetic 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Monday.

Jerome Champagne speaks during a news conference in London January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Files

Champagne to run against FIFA president Blatter

16 September 2014

(Reuters) - Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year's election for president of the world football body.

Paris St. Germain's Marco Verratti smiles during a news conference in Leverkusen February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Verratti signs improved deal with PSG

16 September 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has signed a one-year contract extension at Paris St Germain to keep him at the club until 2019, the French champions announced on Monday.

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

Atletico still a work in progress, coach Simeone says

16 September 2014

ATHENS (Reuters) - A rousing 2-1 La Liga victory at Real Madrid on Saturday may suggest otherwise, but Atletico Madrid are still rebuilding after losing several key players in the close season, coach Diego Simeone said on Monday.

Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy reacts after being fouled during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London September 13, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Injury and illness hit Arsenal defence against Dortmund

16 September 2014

DORTMUND Germany (Reuters) - Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger will be without right back Mathieu Debuchy for a "longer period" of time and is struggling with defensive options for their Champions League group opener against Dortmund.

Malmo's coach Age Hareide reacts after their Champions League playoff second leg soccer match against Salzburg in Malmo August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Bjorn Lindgren/TT News Agency

Swedish season to end early to help Malmo in Champions League

16 September 2014

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish football season will finish a day early in November to give Malmo more time to prepare for their home Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid the following week, the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has announced.

Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa celebrates with supporters after the German first division Bundesliga match against Freiburg in Dortmund September 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Dortmund's Kagawa not certain of starting spot versus Arsenal

16 September 2014

DORTMUND Germany (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, is not an automatic starter in their Champions League opener against Arsenal on Tuesday, despite scoring on his return to the German club on Saturday, coach Juergen Klopp said on Monday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Asian Games group match: Malaysian 0 South Korea 3.

AFC Under-16 Championships quarter-finals: Malaysia 1 Australia 2.

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
4 9
12
Aston Villa
4 3 10
Swansea
4 3
9
Southampton
4 5 7
Man City
4 3 7
Tottenham
4 2 7
Arsenal
4 1 6
Liverpool
4 1 6
Man Utd
4 3 5
Everton
4 -1 5
Leicester City 4 -1 5
Hull
3 0 4
Stoke
4 -1
4
Sunderland
4 -1 3
West Ham
3 -1 3
QPR
4 -8 3
Crystal Palace
4 -3 2
Burnley
4 -3 2
Newcastle
4 -5 2
West Brom
4 -6 2
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Tuesday, Sept 16
Hull v West Ham - 3am**

Saturday, Sept 20
QPR v Stoke - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Arsenal - 10pm
Burnley v Sunderland - 10pm
Newcastle v Hull - 10pm
Swansea v Sunderland - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 21
West Ham v Liverpool - 12.30am**
Leicester v Man United - 8.30pm
Tottenham v West Brom - 8.30pm
Everton v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Man City v Chelsea - 11pm

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 draw

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

Other Football Results

Dutch Div 1: FC Utrecht 0 Den Haag 0, Cambuur 3 FC Groningen 0, Vitesse Arnhem 3 Excelsior 1, Dordrecht 0 NAC Breda 1.
Leading standings: 1, FC Zwolle 12, 2. PSV Eindhoven 12, 3. Cambuur 11, 4. SC Heerenveen 10, 5. FC Groningen 9.

French Ligue 1: Lille 2 Nantes 0, Guingamp 2 Bordeaux 1, Evian 1 Marseille 3.
Leading standings: 1. Lille 11, 2. Marseille 10, 3. Bordeaux 10, 4. Saint-Etienne 10, 5. Paris St Germain 9.

German Div 1: Eintracht Frankfurt 0 FC Augsburg 1, Hanover 2 Hamburg 0.
Leading standings: 1. Bayer Leverkusen 7, 2. Bayern Munich 7, 3. Hanover 7, 4. Dortmund 6, 5. Borussia Moenchengladbach 5.

Italian Serie A: Parma 4 Milan 5, Sampdoria 2 Torino 0, Cagliari 1 Atalanta 2, Fiorentina 0 Genoa 0, Inter 7 Sassuolo 0, Lazio 3 Cesena 0, Napoli 0 Chievo 1.
Leading standings: 1. AC Milan 6, 2. Juventus 6, 3. Roma 6, 4. Inter Milan 4, 5. Sampdoria 4.

Portuguese Premier League: Boavista 1 Academica Coimbra 0, Martimo Funchal 2 Penafiel 0, Vitoria Guimaraes 1 FC Porto 1, Paos de Ferreira 1 Gil Vicente 1, Estoril 2 Nacional 1.
Leading standings: 1. Rio Ave 10, 2. Vitoria Guimaraes 10, 3. Benfica 10, 4. FC Porto 10, 5. Martimo Funchal 9.

Russian Premier League: Spartak Moscow 3 Torpedo Moscow 1, FC Krasnodar 0 Ufa 2.
Leading standings: 1. Zenit St Petersburg 21, 2. CSKA Moscow 15, 3. Dynamo Moscow 15, 4. Spartak Moscow 15, 5. Kuban Krasnodar 14.

Spanish La Liga: Rayo Vallecano 2 Elche 3, Valencia 3 Espanyol 1, Sevilla 2 Getafe 0, Granada 0 Villarreal 0.
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona 9, 2. Valencia 7, 3. Sevilla 7, 4. Atletico Madrid 7, 5. Celta Vigo 5.

Golf

Tour Championship

Leading third round scores (US unless stated):269: Billy Horschel 66-66-69-68; 272: Jim Furyk 67-69-67-69, Rory McIlroy (Nir) 69-65-67-71; 273: Chris Kirk 66-68-71-68, Jason Day (Aus) 67-67-70-69, Justin Rose (Bri) 72-66-66-69; 274: Ryan Palmer 69-67-69-69; 275: Rickie Fowler 69-68-67-71; 276: Gary Woodland 71-75-63-67, Sergio Garcia (Spa) 69-71-70-66, Adam Scott (Aus) 69-72-65-70; 277: Russell Henley 70-68-67-72; 278: Matt Kuchar 68-71-69-70; 280: Bubba Watson 67-73-67-73; 281: Cameron Tringale 68-68-74-71; 282: Bill Haas 68-71-73-70; 283: Brendon Todd 70-75-72-66, Jimmy Walker 73-69-69-72; 284: Patrick Reed 67-74-74-69, Kevin Na 70-66-75-73; 285: Zach Johnson 68-74-72-71; 286: Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 71-71-71-73; 288: Webb Simpson 74-72-72-70, Hunter Mahan 74-72-71-71, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 73-69-73-73; 290: John Senden (Aus) 72-75-69-74; 292: Jordan Spieth 71-70-80-71, Morgan Hoffmann 70-73-73-76; 300: Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 77-77-73-73.

Dutch Open

Leading final round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 266: Paul Casey 68-70-62-66; 267: Simon Dyson 70-66-66-65; 268: Andy Sullivan 67-68-66-67; 269: Eddie Pepperell 69-68-66-66; 270: Romain Wattel (Fra) 67-65-64-74, Joost Luiten (Ned) 65-70-67-68, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 68-62-75-65, Johan Carlsson (Swe) 70-67-70-63; 271: Richie Ramsay 69-65-65-72, Oliver Fisher 70-66-70-65; 272: Robert Jan Derksen (Ned) 71-67-68-66, Mikko Ilonen (Fin) 69-66-70-67, Paul Waring 69-71-65-67, Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) 71-68-68-65, Tyrrell Hatton 68-67-72-65, Brooks Koepka (US) 69-66-70-67, Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 73-63-70-66, Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 66-66-71-69; 273: Richard Bland 70-70-67-66, Robert Rock 73-67-65-68, Gary Stal (Fra) 66-71-65-71.

LPGA Evian Championship

Leading final round scores: 273: Kim Hyo-joo (Kor) 61-72-72-68; 274: Karrie Webb (Aus) 65-71-70-68; 275: Jang Ha-na (Kor) 70-71-68-66, Hur Mi-jung (Kor) 66-69-72-68; 276: Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 70-72-67-67; 277: Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 67-69-74-67; 278: Paula Creamer (US) 69-71-72-66; 280: Brittany Lincicome (US) 67-65-77-71, Lydia Ko (Nzl) 69-68-72-71; 282: Feng Shanshan (Chn) 70-70-73-69, Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 69-68-75-70, Lexi Thompson (US) 70-70-71-71, Park In-bee (Kor) 69-72-69-72, Mariajo Uribe (Col) 68-70-70-74, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 71-67-70-74; 283: Lizette Salas (US) 69-75-71-68, Oh Ji-young (Kor) 73-71-71-68, Minjee Lee (Aus) 72-67-73-71, Stacy Lewis (US) 70-67-73-73; 284: Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Bri) 72-72-74-66, Jenny Shin (Kor) 71-76-69-68, Yan Jing (Chn) 71-75-69-69, Park Hee-young (Kor) 72-70-72-70; 285: Mina Harigae (US) 69-71-75-70, Azahara Munoz (Spa) 70-72-72-71, Jane Park (US) 74-72-67-72; 286: Karine Icher (Fra) 68-73-72-73, Kim In-kyung (Kor) 69-69-73-75.

Yeangder Tournament Players Championship

Leading final round scores: 277: Prom Meesawat (Tha) 67-73-68-69, Miguel Tabuene (Phi) 73-68-65-71 (Prom wins in second playoff hole); 278: Antonio Lascuna (Phi) 68-69-72-69; 280: Paul Peterson (US) 71-71-69-69, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 71-68-69-72, Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 73-66-68-73; 283: Cameron Smith (Aus) 70-67-73-73; 284: Angelo Que (Phi) 68-71-76-69, Rashid Khan (Ind) 71-70-72-71, Lien Lu-sen (Tpe) 67-71-74-72, Yeh Wei-tze (Tpe) 72-71-65-76; 285: Ryan Yip (Can) 71-69-70-75, Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha) 70-69-68-78; 286: Jay Bayron (Phi) 73-72-69-72, Rikard Karlberg (Swe) 72-72-68-74, Thanyakon Khrongpha (Tha) 72-71-67-76.

Tennis

WTA Hong Kong Open

Final: Sabine Lisicki (Ger) bt Karolina Pliskova (Cze) 7-5, 6-3.

WTA Tashkent Open

Final: Karin Knapp (Ita) bt Bojana Jovanovski (Srb) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).

WTA Quebec City Tournament

Final: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) bt Venus Williams (US) 6-4, 6-3.

Davis Cup

World Group play-off: Australia 5 Uzbekistan 0 (Sam Groth bt Temur Ismailov 6-3, 6-2; Nick Krygios bt Sanjar Fayziev 6-1, 6-1; Lleyton Hewitt-Chris Guccione bt Denis Istomin-Farrukh Dustov 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Nick Kyrgios bt Denis Istomin 6-4, 7-5, 6-4; Lleyton Hewitt bt Farrukh Dustov 6-4, 6-4, 6-2); India 2 Serbia 3 (Yuki Bhambri lost to Dusan Lajovic 3-6, 2-6, 5-7; Somdev Devvarman bt Dusan Lajovic 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Yuki Bhambri lost to Dusan Lajovic 3-6, 2-6, 5-7; Somdev Devvarman lost to Filip Krajinovic 1-6, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6; Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna bt Nenad Zimonjic-Ilija Bozoljac 1-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3, 8-6); Brazil 3 Spain 1 (Thomaz Bellucci bt Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; Rogerio Dutra Silva lost to Roberto Bautista Agut 0-6, 1-6, 3-6; Thomaz Bellucci bt Pablo Andujar 3-6, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3; Marcelo Melo-Bruno Soares bt Marc Lopez-David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5); Israel 2 Argentina 3 (Dudi Sela lost to Leonardo Mayer 2-6, 1-6, 4-6; Bar Tzuf Botzer lost to Carlos Berlocq 2-6, 3-6, 0-6; Bar Tzuf Botzer lost to Leonardo Mayer 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 1-6; Dudi Sela bt Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-2; Jonathan Erlich-Andy Ram bt Federico Delbonis-Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3); Canada 3 Colombia 1 (Milos Raonic bt Santiago Giraldo 6-1, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5; Vasek Pospisil bt Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3; Milos Raonic bt Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-3, 6-2; Daniel Nestor-Vasek Pospisil lost to Juan-Sebastian Cabal-Robert Farah 6-7 (4-7), 6-7 (7-9), 6-4); USA 5 Slovakia 0 (John Isner bt Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-0; Sam Querrey bt Norbert Gombos 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; John Isner bt Norbert Gombos 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2; Sam Querrey bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 6-3; Mike Bryan-Bob Bryan bt Lukas Lacko-Norbert Gombos 6-1, 6-2, 6-1); Ukraine 2 Belgium 3 (Sergiy Stakhovsky lost to David Goffin 3-6, 1-6, 2-6; Illya Marchenko bt Steve Darcis 7-6 (7-2), 6-4; Sergiy Stakhovsky bt Steve Darcis 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-2, 6-2; Illya Marchenko lost to David Goffin 6-7 (1-7), 3-6, 1-6; Sergei Bubka-Denys Molchanov lost to Ruben Bemelmans-Olivier Rochus 2-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 2-6); Holland 2 Croatia 3 (Igor Sijsling lost to Mate Delic 6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 2-6; Robin Haase bt Borna Coric 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, 6-4; Robin Haase-Jean-Julien Rojer lost to Marin Cilic-Marin Draganja 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6; Robin Haase bt Mate Delic 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4; Thiemo de Bakker lost to Marin Cilic 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 2-6, 5-7)

Semi-finals: France 4 Czech Republic 1 (Julien Benneteau lost to Jiri Vesely 4-6, 3-6; Gael Monfils bt Lukas Rosol 5-7, 6-4, 7-5; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga-Richard Gasquet bt Tomas Berdych-Radek Stepanek 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; Richard Gasquet bt Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2, 6-3; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt Lukas Rosol 6-2, 6-2, 6-3); Switzerland 3 Italy 2 (Roger Federer bt Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Michael Lammer lost to Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-1, 4-6; Stan Wawrinka-Marco Chiudinelli lost to Simone Bolelli-Fabio Fognini 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 2-6; Roger Federer bt Simone Bolelli 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4; Stan Wawrinka bt Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3, 6-2).

Motorsport

San Marino GP

Final results

MotoGP: 1. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 1:33.238, 2. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati-Pramac 0.051 behind, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 0.064., 4. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.122, 5. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 0.180, 6. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 0.201, 7. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Tech3 0.319, 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Forward 0.475, 9. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha-Tech3 0.523, 10. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda-LCR 0.757, 11. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Ducati-Pramac 1.045, 12. Alvaro Bautista (Honda-Gresini) 1.402.
Overall leading standings: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda) 289 points, 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 215, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 214, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 177, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 142. 

Moto2: 1. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 1:38.043, 2. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 0.067 behind, 3. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 0.071, 4. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 0.159, 5. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 0.193, 6. Johann Zarco (Fra) Caterham Suter 0.370, 7. Ricard Cardus (Spa) Tech3 0.456, 8. Takaaki Nakagami (Jpn) Kalex 0.463, 9. Randy Krummenacher (Swi) Suter 0.479, 10. Axel Pons (Spa) Kalex 0.583, 11. Marcel Schrotter (Ger) Tech3 0.628, 12. Jonas Folger (Ger) Kalex 0.663. 

Moto3: 1. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 1:42.974, 2. Niklas Ajo (Fin) Husqvarna 0.004 behind, 3. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 0.038, 4. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.189, 5. Miguel Oliveira (Por) Mahindra 0.324, 6. Danny Kent (Bri) Husqvarna 0.517, 7. Niccolo Antonelli (Ita) KTM 0.572, 8. Isaac Vinales (Spa) KTM 0.573, 9. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 0.579, 10. Brad Binder (Rsa) Mahindra 0.702, 11. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 0.724, 12. Juanfran Guevara (Spa) Kalex KTM 0.962.

Cycling

Tour of Spain

Stage 21 (9.7km individual time trial): 1. Adriano Malori (Ita) MOV 11:12, 2. Jesse Sergent (Nzl) TRE 0:08 behind, 3. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC 0:09, 4. Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) SKY 0:17, 5. Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) EUC 0:18, 6. Maciej Bodnar (Pol) CAN, 7. Sergey Chernetsky (Rus) KAT, 8. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) AST all same time, 9. Damien Gaudin (Fra) ALM 0:19, 10. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) TRE 0:19.

Leading final standings: 1. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN 81’25:05, 2. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 1:10 behind, 3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 1:50, 4. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) KAT 3:25, 5. Fabio Aru (Ita) AST 4:48, 6. Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC 9:30, 7. Daniel Martin (Irl) GRM 10:38, 8. Warren Barguil (Fra) GIA 11:50, 9. Damiano Caruso (Ita) CAN 12:50, 10. Daniel Navarro (Spa) COF 13:02.

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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

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