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Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (L) celebrates after scoring a goal against Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Yates
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Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o waves to a supporter in the stands during a team soccer training session at the national stadium in Brasilia ahead of their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Brazil June 22, 2014.    REUTERS/David Gray
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (L) celebrates with team mate Jack Wilshere after scoring a goal against Besiktas during their Champions League playoff soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London August 27, 2014.    REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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Rooney named England captain and fulfils 'dream'

28 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named the new captain of England on Thursday.

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28 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

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Diego Costa injured in Chelsea training - sources

28 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea striker Diego Costa has suffered a minor muscular injury in training but has not yet been ruled out of Saturday's league visit to Everton, sources at the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Sepp Blatter speaks with Michel Platini (L) before the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Darren Staples

Platini rules out standing against Blatter

28 August 2014

MONACO (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the most powerful job in football on Thursday, the Frenchman deciding not to oppose incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency next year.

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Bayern set to sign Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid

28 August 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - German champions Bayern Munich are close to signing former World and European champion Xabi Alonso from Champions League winners Real Madrid, they said on Thursday.

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Dortmund desperate to recover from early setback

28 August 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - When Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz was ordered off during training after scuffling with team mate Jonas Hofmann this week, it was clear last season's runners-up had some serious issues with the new campaign barely under way.

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Centre back Moti turns keeper for Ludogorets

28 August 2014

SOFIA (Reuters) - Defender Cosmin Moti was forced into goal for a penalty shootout and made two saves to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage for the first time at the expense of Steau Bucharest.

Rosenberg hails 'indescribable' Malmo victory

28 August 2014

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Malmo's Champions League hero Markus Rosenberg was left scratching his head in disbelief after his two goals against Salzburg helped fire the Swedish club into the group stages for the first time.

QPR and Aston Villa shocked by lower league opposition

28 August 2014

(Reuters) - Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered humiliating 1-0 defeats against fourth-tier Burton Albion and third-tier Leyton Orient respectively in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday.

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Morocco defender Benatia completes move to Bayern from Roma

28 August 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia completed his move to German champions Bayern Munich from AS Roma on Wednesday after passing his medical and signing a five-year contract.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group B: Kedah 2 Sarawak 1, Perak 1 Terengganu 1.
Group D: Selangor 1 Sime Darby 2, T-Team 1 Police 2.

EPL Results & Standings

Man City 3 Liverpool 1
Everton 2 Arsenal 2
Aston Villa 0 Newcastle 0
Chelsea 2 Leicester 0
C. Palace 1 West Ham 3
Southampton 0 West Brom 0
Swansea 1 Burnley 0
Hull 1 Stoke 1
Tottenham 4 QPR 0
Sunderland 1 Man Utd 1


English Premier League

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

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Aug 30
Burnley v Man Utd - 7.45pm
Man City v Stoke - 10pm
Newcastle v Crystal Palace - 10pm
QPR v Sunderland - 10pm
Swansea v West Brom - 10pm
West Ham v Southampton - 10pm

Sunday, Aug 31
Everton v Chelsea - 12.30am**
Aston Villa v Hull - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Liverpool - 8.30pm
Leicester v Arsenal - 11pm

Saturday, Sept 13
Arsenal v Man City - 7.45pm
Chelsea v Swansea - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Burnley - 10pm
Southampton v Newcastle - 10pm
Stoke v Leicester - 10pm
Sunderland v Tottenham - 10pm
West Brom v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 14
Liverpool v Aston Villa - 12.30am**
Man Utd v QPR - 11pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

AFC Champions League quarter-finals second leg: FC Seoul (Kor) 0 Pohang Steelers (Kor) 0 (after extra time, FC Seoul win 3-0 on penalties), Guangzhou Evergrande (Chn) 2 Western Sydney Wanderers (Aus) 1 (aggregate 2-2, Western Sydney Wanderers win on away goals rule).

Champions League playoff, second leg: Malmo (Swe) 3 Salzburg (Aut) 0 (Malmo win 4-2 on aggregate), Arsenal (Eng) 1 Besiktas (Tur) 0 (Arsenal win 1-0 on aggregate), Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) 4 FC Copenhagen (Den) 0 (Bayer Leverkusen win 7-2 on aggregate), Athletic Bilbao (Spa) 3 Napoli (Ita) 1 (Athletic Bilbao win 4-2 on aggregate), Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) 1 Steaua Bucharest (Rom) 0 (aggregate 1-1, Ludogorets Razgrad win 6-5 on penalties).

English League Cup second round: Aston Villa 0 Leyton Orient 1, Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3, Bradford City 2 Leeds United 1, Burton Albion 1 Queens Park Rangers 0, Stoke City 3 Portsmouth 0.

Badminton

World Championships

Second round
Men’s singles: Wei Nan (Hkg) bt Dinuka Karunaratna (Srl) 19-21, 21-16, 21-13; Chen Long (Chn) bt Marc Zwiebler (Ger) 21-11, 21-10; Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Dieter Domke (Ger) 21-12, 21-9; Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) bt Vladimir Malkov (Rus) 21-16, 21-13; Chou Tien-chen (Tpe) bt Sho Sasaki (Jpn) 21-16, 21-19; Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt Erik Meijs (Ned) 21-9, 21-10; Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Tha) bt Ajay Jayram (Ind) 21-17, 21-14; K. Srikanth (Ind) bt Rajiv Ouspeh (Eng) 21-18, 21-13; Nguyen Tien Minh (Vie) bt Pablo Abian (Spa) 21-7, 19-21, 21-10; Eric Pang (Hol) bt Tian Houwei (Chn) 21-15, 21-16.

Men’s doubles: Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) bt Peter Kaesbauer-Josche Zurwonne (Ger) 21-11, 21-12; Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) bt Pranaav Jerry Chopra-Akshay Dewalkar (Ind) 21-15, 21-17; Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) bt Lukasz Moren-Wojciech Szkudlarczyk (Pol) 18—21, 21-14, 21-19; Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) bt Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart (Tha) 21-8, 21-16; Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Markis Kido (Ina) bt Berry Angriawan-Ricky Karanda Suwardi (Ina) 21-15, 23-25, 21-9; Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan (Chn) bt Chris Langridge-Peter Mills (Eng) 21-14, 21-11; Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) bt Raymond Tam-Glenn Warfe (Aus) 21-10, 21-14; Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) bt Robin Middleton-Ross Smith (Aus) 22-20, 21-10; Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) bt Chen Hung-ling-Lu Chia-pin (Tpe) 21-18, 22-20.

Selected Malaysians
Women’s singles: Carolina Marin (Spa) bt Tee Jing Yi 21-18, 16-21, 21-10.
Women’s doubles: Line Damkjaer Kruse-Marie Roepke (Den) bt Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei 21-16, 11-21, 21-10; Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek (Hol) bt Ng Hui Lin-Ng Hui Ern 21-17, 22-20; Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) bt Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho 21-4, 21-16.

Golf

SapuraKencana National Qualifier

Leading final round scores
213: Danny Chia 66-76-71, Khor Kheng Hwai 74-69-70 (Danny wins on first playoff hole); 217: Mohd Azman 72-73-72, Mohd Rizal Amin 72-72-73; 219: M. Sasidaran 75-75-69, Mohd Sukree 76-72-71, Airil Rizman 71-75-73.

Tennis

US Open

Men’s singles
First round: Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) 6-3, 6-4, 6-3; Martin Klizan (Svk) bt Steve Darcis (Bel) 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, 6-4; Alexander Kudryavtsev (Rus) bt Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Teimuraz Gabashvili (Rus) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Feliciano Lopez (Spa) bt Ivan Dodig (Cro) 1-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 1-1 rtd; Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 4-1 rtd; Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt Luks Lacko (Svk) 6-3, 6-3, 6-2; Ernests Gulbis (Lat) bt Kenny De Schepper (Fra) 6-1, 6-4, 6-2; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 6-3, 3-1 rtd; Illya Marchenko (Ukr) bt Marco Chiudinelli (Swi) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (15-13), 7-6 (7-4); Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) bt Dusan Lajovic (Srb) 6-3, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Pablo Cuevas (Uru) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; Dudi Sela (Isr) bt Carlos Berlocq (Arg) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5; David Goffin (Bel) bt Niels Desein (Bel) 6-1, 6-3, 6-3; Joao Sousa (Por) bt Frank Dancevic (Can) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2).
Second round: Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1); Blaz Kavcic (Slo) bt Jeremy Chardy (Fra) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.

Women’s singles
Second round: Angelique Kerber (Ger) bt Alla Kudryavtseva (Rus) 6-2, 6-4; Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Kurumi Nara (Jpn) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; Johanna Larsson (Swe) bt Sloane Stephens (USA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; Jelena Jankovic (Srb) bt Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) 7-5, 6-4; Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Zheng Saisai (Chn) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Alize Cornet (Fra) bt Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) 6-3, 6-3; Roberta Vinci (Ita) bt Irina-Camelia Begu (Rom) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1; Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 6-3, 6-4; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Alexandra Dulgheru (Rom) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Sabine Lisicki (Ger) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-4, 6-1; Andrea Petkovic (Ger) bt Monica Puig (Pur) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Blr) 6-3, 6-4; Sara Errani (Ita) bt Anastasia Rodionova (Aus) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2); Venus Williams (USA) bt Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) 6-1, 6-4; Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) bt Shahar Peer (Isr) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-2; Simona Halep (Rom) bt Jana Cepelova (Svk) 6-2, 6-1.

Motorsport

Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

308km (44 laps):1. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1’24:36.556, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 3.383 seconds behind, 3. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 28.032, 4. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 36.815, 5. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 52.196, 6. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 54.262, 7. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 54.580, 8. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:01.162, 9. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:04.293, 10. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1:05.347, 11. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:05.697, 12. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 1:11.920, 13. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1:15.975, 14. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Sauber 1:22.447, 15. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 1:30.825, 16. Max Chilton (Bri) Marussia 1 lap, 17. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Caterham 1 lap, 18. Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 5 laps.

Drivers’s standings: 1. Nico Rosberg (Ger) 220pts, 2. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) 191, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) 156, 4. Fernando Alonso (Spa) 119, 5. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) 110, 6. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) 98, 7. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) 69, 8. Jenson Button (Bri) 66, 9. Kevin Magnussen (Den) 45, 10. Felipe Massa (Bra) 40, 11. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) 39, 12. Sergio Perez (Mex) 31, 13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) 11, 14. Romain Grosjean (Fra) 8, 15. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) 7, 16. Jules Bianchi (Fra) 2.

Constructors’ standings: 1. Mercedes 411pts, 2. Red Bull Racing 254, 3. Ferrari 158, 4. Williams 150, 5. McLaren 111, 6. Force India 100, 7. Toro Rosso 18, 8. Lotus 8, 9. Marussia 2.


Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix

Race results
CP130:1.Norizman Ismail (Honda) 14’56.458s, 2.Mohd Zamri Baba (Honda) 14’57.576s, 3.Mohd Adib Rosley (Yamaha) 15’00.359s, 4.Mohd Affendi Rosli (Yamaha) 15’04.563s,5.Sasitharen Sukumaran (Honda) 15’04.833s.

Overall Standings:1.Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi (Honda) 100 points 2.Norizman Ismail (Honda) 98 points 3.Mohd Affendi Rosli (Yamaha) 76 points 4.Ahmad Afif Amran (Yamaha) 73 points 5.Ahmad Fazli Sham (Yamaha) 61 points.

CP115: 1. Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 49.127, 2. Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 49.280, 3. Elly Idzlianizar Ilias (Honda) 49.355, 4. Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 49.493, 5. Ahmad Abdul Kadir (Yamaha) 49.763.

CP115:1.Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 12’03.041s, 2.Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 12’04.000s, 3.Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal (Yamaha) 12’05.092s, 4.Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (Yamaha) 12’11.953s, 5.Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 12’19.022s.

Overall Standings: 1.Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal (Yamaha) 119 points, 2.Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 112 points, 3.Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (Yamaha) 88 points, 4.Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 83 points, 5.Mohd Syafiq Rosli 63 points.

Squash

Hong Kong Open

Second round
Men: Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Fares Dessouki (Egy) 11-4, 11-3, 11-7; Daryl Selby (Eng) bt Zahed Mohamed (Egy) 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5; Simon Rosner (Ger) bt Alfredo Avila (Mex) 11-2, 11-3, 11-6; Tarek Momen (Egy) Shaun Le Roux (Rsa) 12-10, 7-11, 13-11, 11-6.
Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Emma Beddoes (Eng) 11-4, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7; Joey Chan (Hkg) bt Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy) 11-8, 13-11, 11-7; Amanda Sobhy (US) by Victoria Lust (Eng) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6; Camille Serme (Fra) bt Jenny Duncalf (Eng) 11-13, 6-11, 11-4, 11-3, 12-10; Alison Waters (Eng) bt Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) 11-7, 11-9, 11-9; Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Low Wee Wern (Mas) 11-8, 7-11, 11-3, 7-11, 11-5; Rachael Grinham (Aus) bt Annie Au (Hkg) 9-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-9; Laura Massaro (Eng) bt Nouran Gohar (Egy) 11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9.

Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit

Men
Quarter-finals: Karim Ali Fathi (Egy) bt Ravi Dixit (Ind) 16-14, 11-2, 11-4; Shehab Essam Hosny (Egy) bt Ahmad Alsarraj (Jor) 11-5, 13-15, 12-10, 11-8; Harinderpal Sandhu (Ind) bt Sanjay Singh Chal (Mas) 11-4, 11-4, 11-9; Ramit Tandon (Ind) bt Ammar Altamimi (Kuw) 13-11, 11-6, 8-11, 7-11, 11-8.
Women
First round: Menna Nasser (Egy) bt Aika Azman (Mas) 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 12-10; Chloe Mesic (Fra) w.o. Sachika Ingle (Ind); Teh Min Jie (Mas) bt S. Sivasangari (Mas) 11-9, 8-11, 11-1, 11-3.
Quarter-finals: Menna Nasser (Egy) bt Lisa Aitken (Eng) 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 10-12, 11-7; Cheyna Tucker (Rsa) bt Vanessa Raj (Mas) 11-9, 3-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3; Nadine Shahin (Egy) bt Chloe Mesic (Fra) 10-12, 11-4, 11-0, 11-7; Deon Saffery (Wal) bt Teh Min Jie (Mas) 11-6, 11-9, 11-9.

Cycling

Tour of Spain

Fifth Stage (180km): 1. John Degenkolb (Ger) 4’41:47, 2. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) same time, 3. Moreno Hofland (Ned), 4. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) s.t., 5. Paul Martens (Ger), 6. Lloyd Mondory (Fra), 7. Philippe Gilbert (Bel), 8. Vicente Reynes (Spa), 9. Kristian Sbaragli (Ita), 10. Roberto Ferrari (Ita) all same time.

Leading overall standings: 1. Michael Matthews (Aus) 18’12:31, 2. Nairo Quintana (Col) at 13sec, 3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) 20, 4. Rigoberto Uran (Col) 24, 5. Damiano Caruso (Ita) 26, 6. Esteban Chaves (Col) 26, 7. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) 29, 8. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) 32, 9. Alberto Contador (Spa) 32, 10. Robert Gesink (Ned) 32.

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Sports Calendar

August


Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
US

Aug 10-15
Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 12
UEFA Super Cup – football
Cardiff, England

Aug 12-17
European Championships – athletics
Zurich

Aug 13-24
European Championships – aquatics
Berlin, Germany

Aug 16
English Premier League season starts – football
England

Aug 16-21
Men’s World Junior Team Championship – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 16-28
Youth Olympic Games
Nanjing, China

Aug 17
MotoGP - Czech Republic GP,Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham, England

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich, Switzerland

Aug 31
MotoGP – British GP, Silverstone

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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