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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after winning the King's Cup final soccer match against Barcelona at Mestalla stadium in Valencia April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Barcelona's Neymar reacts after losing to Real Madrid at the end their King's Cup final soccer match at Mestalla stadium in Valencia April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea

JDT and T-Team meet again at Larkin

'Prince of Wales' targets three crowns after Cup stunner

Battered Barca in La Liga last-chance saloon

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A view is seen inside a supermarket that was looted during a police strike in Salvador, Bahia state, April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Valter Pontes

Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike

18 April 2014

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is due to welcome hordes of football fans for the World Cup, authorities said.

Barcelona's Neymar (R) controls the ball against Real Madrid's Daniel Carvajal during their King's Cup final soccer match at Mestalla stadium in Valencia April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

Barca's Neymar and Alba out for up to a month

18 April 2014

MADRID (Reuters) - A nightmare eight days for Barcelona was compounded on Thursday when forward Neymar and defender Jordi Alba were ruled out for up to a month with foot and thigh muscle injuries respectively.

AS Roma's Mattia Destro shoots to score against Torino during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Roma's Destro fails in appeal against three-game ban

18 April 2014

ROME (Reuters) - Striker Mattia Destro will miss AS Roma's game at Fiorentina on Saturday after the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) dismissed an appeal against his three-match ban for punching Cagliari defender Davide Astori.

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino attends a news conference after the first UEFA Executive Committee reunion of the year at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

Coaches' survival rate lowest in Greece says UEFA

18 April 2014

BERNE (Reuters) - Top-flight coaches in Greece keep their jobs for a mere four months on average, according to UEFA's club licensing report, while the average across the continent is 17 months.

Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer attends a news conference at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Bayern's Neuer expects to be fit for Real semi-final

18 April 2014

(Reuters) - Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer expects to be fit to face Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg.

South Africa's coach Gordon Igesund reacts during their African Nations Cup Group A match against Morocco in Durban January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

South Africa coach cleared of wrongdoing by inquiry

17 April 2014

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa coach Gordon Igesund was cleared on Thursday over allegations that he tried to coerce players to demand bonuses and was influenced by players' agents in his team selection.

Juventus countdown to title and securing Conte

17 April 2014

ROME (Reuters) - On the verge of winning a third straight Serie A title, Juventus have two further objectives - winning their first major European trophy in nearly two decades and keeping hold of coach Antonio Conte.

Liverpool's Luis Suarez (L) challenges Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose during their English Premier League football match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Liverpool fans need to stay calm for run-in, says Suarez

17 April 2014

(Reuters) - Luis Suarez has told Liverpool fans to stay calm as the Premier League club attempts to overcome the pressure of the title run-in and clinch their first championship in 24 years.

Hamburg sniper Calhanoglu out to rescue Dinosaur

17 April 2014

(Reuters) - Hamburg SV midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu returned to training this week and the northern side hope can play a key role in their relegation battle with Saturday's match against VfL Wolfsburg the first of four fixtures that will decide their fate.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny celebrates a goal by team-mate Aaron Ramsey (unseen) against Liverpool during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London November 2, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Szczesny eyes more ugly wins in battle for fourth

17 April 2014

(Reuters) - Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is hopeful the team's previous experience of tight Premier League run-ins can help them scrape four more ugly victories and another season of Champions League football.

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  4. Malaysians crash out of World Junior q-finals
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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League: Lions XII 4 Pahang 1, Sime Darby FC 4 Kelantan 0, PKNS FC 2 Terengganu 2, Perak 0 JDT 1, Sarawak 3 Armed Forces 2.

Premier League: Police 1 JDT II 0, UiTM FC 2 SPA Putrajaya 1, DRB-Hicom FC 1 Negri Sembilan 3, Kedah 6 Perlis 1, Penang 3 Sabah 1, Felda United 2 PBAPP FC 1.

FA Cup semi-finals (first leg May 5/6, second leg May 20/21):
JDT v Pahang; Kelantan v Felda United.

AFC Cup: Arema FC 1 Selangor 0.

EPL Results & Standings

Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2
Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3
Arsenal 3 West Ham 1


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Liverpool
34 51 77
Chelsea
34 42 75
Man City
33 54 71
Arsenal
34 18 67
Everton
34 21 66
Tottenham
34 0 60
Man Utd
33 18 57
Southampton
34 5 48
Newcastle
34 -14 46
Stoke
34 -10 43
Crystal Palace
34 -14 40
West Ham
34 -9 37
Hull
33 -6 36
Aston Villa
33 -14 34
Swansea
34 -5 33
West Brom
33 -11 33
Norwich
34 -27 32
Fulham
34 -40 30
Cardiff
34 -34 29
Sunderland
33 -25 26
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

Saturday, April 19:
Tottenham v Fulham – 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Southampton – 10pm
Cardiff v Stoke – 10pm
Newcastle v Swansea – 10pm
West Ham v Crystal Palace – 10pm

Sunday, April 20:
Chelsea v Sunderland – 12.30am**
Norwich v Liverpool – 7pm
Hull v Arsenal – 9.05pm
Everton v Man Utd – 11.10pm

Tuesday, April 22:
Man City v West Brom – 3am**

Saturday, April 26:
Southampton v Everton – 7.45pm
Fulham v Hull – 10pm
Stoke v Tottenham – 10pm
Swansea v Aston Villa – 10pm
West Brom v West Ham – 10pm

Sunday, April 27:
Manchester United v Norwich – 12.30am**
Sunderland v Cardiff – 7pm
Liverpool v Chelsea – 9.05pm
Crystal Palace v Manchester City – 11.10pm

Tuesday, April 29:
Arsenal v Newcastle – 3am**

Saturday, May 3:
West Ham v Tottenham – 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Hull – 10pm
Manchester Unted v Sunderland – 10pm
Newcastle v Cardiff – 10pm
Stoke v Fulham – 10pm
Swansea v Southampton – 10pm

Sunday, May 4:
Everton v Manchester City – 12.30am**
Arsenal v West Brom – 8.30pm
Chelsea v Norwich – 11pm

Tuesday, May 6:
Crystal Palace v Liverpool – 3am**

Wednesday, May 7:
Manchester United v Hull – 2.45am**

Thursday, May 8:
Sunderland v West Brom – 2.45am**
Manchester City v Aston Villa – 2.45am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Quarter-finals second leg: Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 0 (agg 2-1), Bayern Munich 3 Manchester United 1 (agg 4-2), Chelsea 2 Paris St Germain 0 (agg 3-3, Chelsea win on away goals), Borussia Dortmund 2 Real Madrid 0 (agg 2-3).

Quarter-finals first leg: Real Madrid 3 Borussia Dortmund 0, Paris St Germain 3 Chelsea 1, Manchester United 1 Bayern Munich 1, Barcelona 1 Atletico Madrid 1.

Upcoming UCL Fixtures

Semi-finals first leg

Wednesday, April 23:
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea - 2.45am**

Thursday, April 24:
Real Madrid v Bayern Munich - 2.45am**

Semi-finals second leg

Wednesday, April 30:
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid - 2.45am**

Thursday, May 1:
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid - 2.45am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Argentine Primera A: Atletico Rafaela 2 Rosario Central 3, Estudiantes 0 River Plate 0, Newell’s 0 Colon 1, Boca Juniors 0 San Lorenzo 0.
Leading standings: Estudiantes 25, Colon 25, River Plate 24, Rosario Central 22, Lanus 22.

Asian Champions League
Group A: Al Rayyan (Qat) 2 Al Jazira (Uae) 3, Al Shabab (Ksa) 2 Esteghlal (Iri) 1.
Group B: Bunyodkor (Uzb) 3 Al Fateh (Ksa) 2, Foolad Kouzestan (Iri) 3 El Jaish (Qat) 1.
Group E: Cerezo Osaka (Jpn) 0 Pohang Steelers (Kor) 2, Buriram United (Tha) 1 Shandong Luneng (Chn) 0.
Group F: Central Coast Mariners (Aus) 0 FC Seoul (Kor) 1, Beijing Guoan (Chn) 2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Jpn) 2.

Copa Libertadores round of 16 first leg: Lanus (Arg) 2 Santos Laguna (Mex) 1.

French Cup semi-final: Guingamp 3 Monaco 1 aet.

German Cup semi-final: Bayern Munich 5 Kaiserslautern 1.

Spanish King's Cup final: Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 1.

Swedish League: Hacken 3 Halmstad 0, Norrkoping 1 Mjallby 1, Orebro 1 Malmo 2, Djurgarden 2 AIK 3.
Leading standings: Malmo 12, Atvidaberg 7, Orebro 7, AIK 7, Djurgarden 6.

Badminton

World Junior Championships

Semi-finals
Boys’ singles: Shi Yuqi (Chn) bt Anthony Ginting (Ina) 21-19, 21-15; Zhao Jun Peng (Chn) vs Lin Guipu (Chn) 21-12, 21-19.
Boys’ doubles: Puavaranukroh Dechapol-Ketlen Kittinupong (Tha) bt Kim Jae-hwan-Kim Jung-ho (Kor) 21-14, 21-18; Masahide Nakata-Katsuki Tamate (Jpn) bt Muhammad Rian Adrianto-Clinton Hendrik Kudasama (Ina) 15-21, 22-20, 21-18.
Girls’ singles: Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Qin Jingjing (Chn) 19-21, 21-13, 21-14; He Bingjiao (Chn) bt Aya Ohori (Jpn) 21-13, 21-19.
Girls’ doubles: Apriani Rahayu-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) bt Jiang Binbin-Tang Pingyang (Chn) 21-13, 21-16; Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) bt Du Yue-Li Yin Hui (Chn) 21-11, 21-14.
Mixed doubles: Muhammad Rian Andrianto-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) bt Park Kyung-hoon-Park Keun-hye (Kor) 21-13, 21-13; Huang Kaixiang-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino (Jpn) 21-19, 21-12.

Squash

El Gouna International Open

Quarter-finals: Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Daryl Selby (Eng) 11-3, 11-2, 12-10; Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Peter Barker (Eng) 11-8, 11-6, 3-11, 11-3; Amr Shabana (Egy) bt Omar Mosaad (Egy) 12-10, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8; Ramy Ashour (Egy) bt Karim Darwish (Egy) 11-7, 4-0, rtd.

Golf

Maybank Malaysian Open

First round scores (42 players will return at 7.40am Friday to complete their round)
(Malaysia unless stated)
65: Lee Westwood (Eng);
66: Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel);
67: Michael Hoey (Irl), Ricardo Santos (Por);
68: Jbe Kruger (Rsa), Julien Quesne (Fra);
69: Edoardo Molinari (Ita), Richard T. Lee (Can), Prayad Marksaeng (Tha), Soren Hansen (Den), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Eduardo De La Riva (Spa), Craig Lee (Sco), Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha);
70: Prom Meesawat (Tha), Bryce Easton (Rsa), Scott Hend (Aus), Baek Seuk-hyun (Kor), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Raphael Jacquelin (Fra), Wade Ormsby (Aus), Arnond Vongvanij (Tha), Antonio Lascuna (Phi);
71: Elmer Salvador (Phi), Francesco Molinari (Ita), S.S.P. Chowrasia (Ind), Marco Crespi (Ita), Anthony Kang (US), Garth Mulroy (Rsa), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Matteo Mannassero (Ita);
72: J.B. Hansen (Den), Berry Henson (US), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha), Robert-Jan Derksen (Ned), Louis Ooosthuizen (Rsa), Marcel Siem (Ger), Javi Colomo (Spa), Adilson Da Silva (Bra), Nicholas Fung, Rikard Karlberg (Swe), Khor Kheng Hwai, Ben Leong, Rashid Khan (Ind), Anirban Lahiri (Ind);
73: Yeh Wei-tze (Tpe), Iain Steel, Felipe Aguilar (Chi), Robert Rock (Eng), Masanori Kobayashi (Jpn), Alvaro Quiros (Spa), Gregory Bourdy (Fra), Gregory Havret (Fra), Simon Dyson (Eng), Richard Bland (Eng), Ricardo Gonzalez (Arg);
74: Arie Irawan, Gavin Kyle Green, Kieran Pratt (Aus), R. Nachimuthu, Mithun Perera (Sri), Rahil Gangjee (Ind), Panuphol Pittayarat (Tha), Thomas Levet (Fra), Shaaban Hussin, Simon Thornton (Irl), Pablo Larrazabal (Spa), Chawalit Plaphol (Tha), Alastair Forsyth (Sco), Richie Ramsay (Sco);
75: David Horsey (Eng), Arjun Atwal (Ind), Peter Uihlein (US), Jeong Jin (Kor), Kenneth De Silva, Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Thomas Pieters (Bel), Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind);
76: Shiv Kapur (Ind), Scott Barr (Aus), Lu Wei-chih (Tpe), Sukree Othman, Terry Pilkadiris (Aus), Jyoti Randhawa (Ind), David Howell (Eng);
77: Peter Hedblom (Swe), Himmat Rai (Ind), Matthew Baldwin (Eng), Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind), Kim Gi-whan (Kor), Wilson Choo, Chapchai Nirat (Tha), Daisuke Kataoka (Jpn), Chan Kim (US), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Spa), Boonchu Ruangkit (Tha), Tsai Chi-huang (Tpe);
78: Rizal Amin, Alejandro Canizares (Spa);
79: Hennie Otto (Rsa), Seve Benson (Eng), David Lipsky (US), Lee In-woo (Kor), Sam Cyr (US), Kemarol Baharin, Shaifubari Muda, Garrick Porteous (Eng), Shane Lowry (Irl);
80: S. Murthy, Marten Orum Madsen (Den), S. Siva Chandhran;
81: Emilliano Grillo (Arg);
82: Matthew Stieger (Aus), Joonas Granberg (Fin);
83: Mikko Ilonen (Fin).

LPGA Lotte Championship

Leading first-round scores:
(US unless stated)
68: Kim Hyo-joo (Kor), Pak Se-ri (Kor), Ryu So-yeon (Kor);
69: Ayako Uehara (Jpn);
70: Amy Anderson, Jang Ha-na (Kor), Lee So-young (Kor), Park In-bee (Kor), Michelle Wie;v 71: Christel Boeljon (Ned), Katie M. Burnett, Pornanong Phatlum (Tha), Lindsey Wright (Aus);
72: Danah Bordner, Silvia Cavalleri (Ita), Victoria Elizabeth, Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha), Danielle Kang, Kim Kaufman, Cristie Kerr, Jennifer Kirby (Can), Lydia Ko (Nzl), Brittany Lang, Paula Reto (Rsa), Angela Stanford.

Hockey

Friendly: Malaysia 5 China 2.

Tennis

WTA BMW Malaysian Open

Singles
Second round: Zhang Shuai (Chn) bt Zhang Ling (Hkg) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0; Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt Duan Ying-Ying (Chn) 6-1, 6-3; Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) bt Hsieh Su-wei (Tpe) 6-1, 6-2; Cagla Buyukakcay (Tur) bt Tadeja Majeric (Slo) 6-4, 6-4; Donna Vekic (Cro) bt Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles
Quarter-finals: Chan Yung-jan-Zheng Saisai (Tpe-Chn) bt Hsieh Shu-ying-Arina Rodionova (Tpe-Aus) 6-0, 6-1; Timea Babos-Chan Hao-ching (Hun-Tpe) bt Eleni Daniilidou-Magda Linette (Gre-Pol) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Lyudmyla Kichenok-Olga Savchuk (Ukr) bt Darija Jurak-Megan Moulton-Levy (Cro-US) 6-3, 5-7, 10-5.

Monte Carlo Masters

Men's Singles
Third Round: Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) 6-0, 6-1; Milos Raonic (Can) bt Tommy Robredo (Spa) 6-4, 6-3; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) bt Fabio Fognini (Ita) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0; Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt Nicolas Almagro (Spa) walkover; Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Andreas Seppi (Ita) 6-1, 6-3; David Ferrer (Spa) bt Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 6-4, 6-2; Roger Federer (Swi) bt Lukas Rosol (Cze) 6-4, 6-1; Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) bt Tomas Berdych (Cze) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Basketball

NBA Championship

Indiana 101 Orlando 86, Charlotte 91 Chicago 86 OT, Utah 136 Minnesota 130 2OT, Oklahoma City 112 Detroit 111, Atlanta 111 Milwaukee 103, Memphis 106 Dallas 105 OT, L.A. Lakers 113 San Antonio 100, New Orleans 105 Houston 100, Washington 118 Boston 102, Cleveland 114 Brooklyn 85, Philadelphia 100 Miami 87, New York 95 Toronto 92, Portland 110 L.A. Clippers 104, Phoenix 104 Sacramento 99, Golden State 116 Denver 112.

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Sports Calendar

April

April 7-18: World Junior Championships – badminton
Alor Setar

April 15-20: China Masters GP Gold – badminton
Jiangshu, China

April 19-May 5: World Snooker Championship
Sheffield, England

April 20: Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai, China

April 21-26: Irish Open – squash
Dublin, Ireland

April 21-27: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany

April 22 & 23: UEFA Champions League semi-finals (first leg)
Various locations

April 24: UEFA Europa League semi-finals
TBA

April 25-27: Heineken Cup semi-finals – rugby
Various locations

April 25-27: Commonwealth Games Invitational Competition – gymnastics
TBA

April 25-27: MAG and WAG Commonwealth Games Invitational Competition – gymnastics
Perth, Australia

April 25- May 4: Champions Challenge Hockey I
Kuantan

April 27: Argentina Grand Prix – MotoGP
Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 29 & 30: UEFA Champions League semi-finals (second leg)
TBA

May

May 1: UEFA Europa League semis – football

May 3: Yemen vs Malaysia – football
Yemen

May 4: Spanish Grand Prix – MotoGP
Jerez, Spain

May 6 & 7: AFC Champions League round of 16 (first leg) – football
Various locations

May 9: Diamond League – athletics
Doha, Qatar

May 10-18: British Open (PSA and WSA) – squash
Hull, England

May 11: Spanish Grand Prix – Formula One
Barcelona, Spain

May 13-14: AFC Champions League round of 16 (second leg) – football
Various locations

May 14: UEFA Europa League final – football
Juventus Stadium, Italy

May 17: English FA Cup final – football
London, England

May 17: Diamond League – athletics
Shanghai, China

May 17 & 18: World Championships – diving
London, England

May 18: France Grand Prix – MotoGP
Le Mans, France

May 18-25: Thomas and Uber Cup Finals – badminton
New Delhi, India

May 21-June 1: Asian Cycling Championships
Kazakhstan

May 22-25: US PGA Championship – golf
Louisville, Kentucky

May 23: Rugby Union: Challenge Cup final
Cardiff, Wales

May 24: UEFA Champions League final – football
Lisbon, Portugal

May 24: Rugby Union: Heineken Cup final
Cardiff, Wales

May 24-June 4: Sukma (Malaysia Games)
Perlis, Malaysia

May 25: Monaco Grand Prix – Formula One
Monte Carlo

May 25- June 7: Rolland Garros – tennis
Paris, France

May 31-June 15: World Cup (men and women) – hockey
The Hague, Holland

June

May 24-June 4: Sukma (Malaysia Games)
Perlis

June 1: Italy Grand Prix (MotoGP)
Mugello, Italy

June 3-8: Thailand Open GP Gold – badminton
Bangkok, Thailand

June 5: Diamond League – athletics
Rome, Italy

June 7: Diamond League – athletics
Eugene, US

June 7: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, United States v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland
Various locations

June 8: Canadian Grand Prix – Formula One
Montreal, Canada

June 9-14: Ageon Championships (ATP and WTA) – tennis
London, England

June 10-15: Japan Open (Superseries) – badminton
Tokyo, Japan

June 11: Diamond League – athletics
Oslo, Norway

June 11-15: Asian Team Championship - squash
Hong Kong

June 12-July 13: FIFA World Cup Finals – football
Brazil

June 12-15: US Open – golf
Pinehurst, US

June 14: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, Canada v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland
Various locations

June 14: Diamond League – athletics
New York, US

June 15: Catalonia GP – MotoGP
Barcelona, Spain

June 17-22: Indonesia Open (Premier Superseries) – badminton
Jakarta, Indonesia

June 21: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, Argentina v Scotland
Various locations

June 22: Austrian Grand Prix – Formula One
Spielberg, Austria

June 23-July 5: Wimbledon (ATP and WTA) – tennis
Wimbledon, England

June 24-29: Australian Open (Superseries) – badminton
Sydney, Australia

June 25: End of the Malaysia Super League 2013-2014 season

June 28: Netherlands Grand Prix – MotoGP
Assen, Holland

June 29: Malaysia FA Cup Final – football
Kuala Lumpur

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