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

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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.

Australia women's coach sacked before AFC Cup defence

17 April 2014

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's national women's football team coach Hesterine de Reus has been sacked, less than a month out from the team's AFC Women's' Asian Cup title defence.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (L) scores past Swansea's Michel Vorm during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Sturridge a doubt for Liverpool's trip to Norwich

17 April 2014

(Reuters) - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is an injury concern ahead of the English Premier League leaders' trip to Norwich City on Sunday because of a muscle strain.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

We must win final five games to pinch title - Pellegrini

17 April 2014

(Reuters) - Manchester City have not given up on winning the English Premier League title after their 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Sunderland on Wednesday but they must win their remaining five games, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said.

Liverpool's Luis Suarez prepares to take a free kick during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich again

17 April 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - It would be a brave gambler who wagered against Luis Suarez becoming the first Liverpool player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season when the leaders head to struggling Norwich City on Sunday (1100 GMT).

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after defeating Barcelona in their King's Cup final soccer match at Mestalla stadium in Valencia April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner

17 April 2014

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Gareth Bale hailed a "perfect night" after his stunning winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup final, his first trophy since moving to Spain for a record fee in the close season.

Barca facing first trophyless season in six years

17 April 2014

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Barcelona's painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without major silverware in six years.

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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
34 51 77
34 42 75
Man City
33 54 71
34 18 67
34 21 66
34 0 60
Man Utd
33 18 57
34 5 48
34 -14 46
34 -10 43
Crystal Palace
34 -14 40
West Ham
34 -9 37
33 -6 36
Aston Villa
33 -14 34
34 -5 33
West Brom
33 -11 33
34 -27 32
34 -40 30
34 -34 29
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.


World Junior Championships

(Malaysia unless stated)
Boys’ singles:
Anthony Ginting (Ina) bt Kanta Tsuneyama (Jpn) 21-15, 21-10; Zhao Jun Peng (Chn) bt Cheam June Wei 18-21, 21-12, 21-17; Shi Yuqi (Chn) bt R. Satehishtharan 21-12, 21-7; Lin Guipu (Chn) bt Jonatan Christie (Ina) 21-17, 21-18.
Boys’ doubles: Puavaranukroh Dechapol-Ketlen Kittinupong (Tha) bt Arjun M.R-Chirag Shetty (Ind) 21-19, 21-14; Masahide Nakata-Katsuki Tamate (Jpn) bt Alexander Bond-Joel Eipe (Den) 18-21, 21-8, 21-16; Muhammad Rian Adrianto-Clinton Hendrik Kudasama (Ina) bt Yonny Cheung-Yueng Shing Choi (Hkg) 21-15, 21-17; Kim Jae-hwan-Kim Jung-ho (Kor) bt Huang Kaixiang-Zheng Siwei (Chn) 15-21, 21-17, 21-18.
Girls’ singles: Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Liang Xiaoyu (Sin) 21-11, 16-21, 21-17; Aya Ohori (Jpn) bt Natsuki Nidara (Jpn) 20-22, 21-18, 21-10; Qin Jingjing (Chn) bt Chochuwong Porpawee (Tha) 21-15, 10-21, 21-18; He Bingjiao (Chn) bt Busanan Ongbumrungpan (Tha) 21-11, 21-14.
Girls’ doubles: Jiang Binbin-Tang Pingyang (Chn) bt Park Keun-hye-Yoon Min-ah (Kor) 17-21, 21-11, 21-11; Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) bt Kilasu Ostermeyer-Natcha Saengchote (Tha) 21-19, 21-18; Du Yue-Li Yin Hui (Chn) bt Akane Araki-Chiharu Shida (Jpn) 21-18, 21-11, Apriani Rahayu-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) bt Pacharapun Chochuwong-Chanisa Teachavorasinskun (Tha) 19-21, 21-14, 21-13.
Mixed doubles: Muhammad Rian Andrianto-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) bt He Jiting-Du Yue (Chn) 21-14, 21-16; Huang Kaixiang-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Yonny Cheung-Ng Tsz Yau (Hkg) 21-15, 21-10; Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino (Jpn) bt Tan Jinn Hwa-Goh Yea Ching 21-7, 28-30, 21-14, Park Kyung-hoon-Park Keun-hye (Kor) bt Puavaranukroh Dechapol-Puttita Supajirakul (Tha) 21-19, 21-18.


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.


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.


Friendly: Malaysia 6 China 1


WTA BMW Malaysian Open

First round: Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) bt Pemra Ozgen (Tur) 6-1, 6-3.
Second round: Zarina Dyas (Kaz) bt Giulia Gatto-Monticone (Ita) 6-1, 6-4; Magda Linette (Pol) bt Lyudmyla Kichenok (Ukr) 6-1, 6-2; Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (Aut) bt Danka Kovanic (Mon) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
First round: Eleni Daniilidou-Magda Linette (Gre-Pol) bt Alyssa Boey-Yang Zi (Mas-Chn) 6-0, 6-0; Lyudmyla Kichenok-Olga Savchuk (Ukr) bt Karolina Pliskova-Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 6-4, 4-6, 10-8; Jarmila Gajdosova-Hsieh Su-wei (Aus-Tpe) bt Chuang Chia-jung-Rika Fujiwara (Tpe-Jpn) 6-3, 6-4; Chan Chin-wei-Xu Yifan (Tpe-Chn) bt Erika Sema-Yurika Sema (Jpn) 6-3, 5-7, 10-8; Hsieh Shu-ying-Arina Rodionova (Tpe-Aus) bt Eri Hozumi-Miki Miyamura (Jpn) 6-7 (0-7), 6-2, 10-3.

Monte Carlo Open

Men's Singles
Second Round
Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Teymuraz Gabashvili (Rus) 6-4, 6-1; Stanislas Wawrinka (Sui) bt Marin Cilic (Cro) 6-0, 6-2; Roger Federer (Sui) bt Radek Stepanek (Cze) 6-1, 6-2; Milos Raonic (Can) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (Tpe) 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1; Fabio Fognini (Ita) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) 7-6 (6), 6-4; Tommy Robredo (Spa) bt Julien Benneteau (Fra) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1; Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Albert Ramos (Spa) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Nicolas Almagro (Spa) bt Nicolas Mahut (Fra) 7-6 (3), 6-3; Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukr) 6-1, 7-5; Lukas Rosol (Cze) bt Michael Llodra (Fra) 6-4, 6-4; Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) bt Gael Monfils (Fra) 6-3, 7-6 (6), rtd; Andreas Seppi (Ita) bt Pablo Andujar (Spa) 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-4.


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.


Sports Calendar


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

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

April 25-27: Commonwealth Games Invitational Competition – gymnastics

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

April 25- May 4: Champions Challenge Hockey I

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

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


May 1: UEFA Europa League semis – football

May 3: Yemen vs Malaysia – football

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

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


May 24-June 4: Sukma (Malaysia Games)

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

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