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Brazil's new manager Dunga smiles during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal speaks to the media during a news conference at the club's Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, northern England, July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis
Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini is thrown into the air by his team as they celebrate winning the English Premier League trophy following their football match against West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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Coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo of Brazil's Flamengo reacts to a play against Bolivia's Real Potosi during their Copa Libertadores soccer match in Potosi January 25, 2012.       REUTERS/David Mercado

Luxemburgo returns to coach Flamengo for fourth time

24 July 2014

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Real Madrid and Brazil coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been appointed manager of Flamengo for a fourth time, the Rio de Janeiro club said on Wednesday.

Juventus' Antonio Conte celebrates after winning the Serie A championship at the end of their match against Atalanta at the Juventus stadium in Turin May 5, 2014.       REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino

I'm not heading to PSG, says ex-Juventus boss Conte

24 July 2014

ROME (Reuters) - Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has dismissed reports that he is set to replace Laurent Blanc as coach of Paris Saint-Germain, saying on Wednesday that the stories are “devoid of any truth”.

Croatia's Rijeka strongly deny Man City racism claims

23 July 2014

ZAGREB (Reuters) - HNK Rijeka issued a strongly-worded statement on Wednesday denying any racism during Tuesday's abandoned friendly match between Manchester City's elite Under-21 development squad and Rijeka's youth side.

Germany's coach Joachim Loew lifts the World Cup trophy after his team won the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Germany coach Loew to lead team to Euro 2016

23 July 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew remains committed to leading the side through to the European Championship in 2016, the 54-year-old said on Wednesday.

Mourning Dutch postpone discussion on Russia World Cup

23 July 2014

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch football association (KNVB) wants to postpone discussion over participation in the next World Cup in Russia as an angry country on Wednesday mourned victims of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists on a flight from Amsterdam last week.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) addresses people as he visits a construction site of the stadium which is expected to host soccer matches of the 2018 World Cup, next to Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko (R), in the city of Samara, July 21, 2014. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Alexei Nikolskyi/Kremlin

German lawmakers raise doubts about Russia hosting soccer World Cup

23 July 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - Several senior politicians in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative party raised the possibility on Wednesday of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 football World Cup after the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

Valencia's Jeremy Mathieu celebrates after he scored against Sevilla during their Europa League semi-final second leg soccer match at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

Barcelona to sign defender Mathieu from Valencia

23 July 2014

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Valencia's French defender Jeremy Mathieu will join Barcelona for a fee of 20 million euros (15.8 million pounds), the Catalan club said on Wednesday.

Algerian Brahimi joins Porto

23 July 2014

LISBON (Reuters) - Algerian international Yacine Brahimi, who helped his country reach the second round at the World Cup, has joined Porto from Granada in a 6.5 million-euro (5.13 million pounds) deal, the Portuguese club said on Wednesday.

Shakhtar move Champions League games away from Donetsk

23 July 2014

KIEV, (Reuters) - Shakhtar Donetsk will shift their headquarters to Kiev and play their Champions League and domestic games in the western city of Lviv to escape from the Ukraine's strife-torn east, CEO Sergei Palkin confirmed.

Manchester City cancel youth game due to racism

23 July 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City cancelled an under-21 game against Croatian side HNK Rijeka after an alleged incident of racist abuse against one of their players in the first half, the club said on Tuesday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

SUPER LEAGUE

ARMED FORCES 1 SIME DARBY 1
KELANTAN 2 TERENGGANU 3
SARAWAK 0 JDT 1
PKNS 2 SELANGOR 2
PERAK 3 PAHANG 0
T-TEAM 0 LIONS XII 1

PREMIER LEAGUE

JDT II 1 SABAH 0
PENANG 2 SPA PUTRAJAYA 2
POLICE 2 KEDAH 3
UiTM 1 NEGRI SEMBILAN 1
PERLIS 2 FELDA UNITED 3
DRB HICOM FC 1 PBAPP FC 1

EPL Results & Standings

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Man City (C)
38 65 86
Liverpool
38 51 84
Chelsea
38 44 82
Arsenal
38 27 79
Everton
38 22 72
Tottenham
38 4 69
Man Utd
38 21 64
Southampton
38 8 56
Newcastle
38 -16 49
Stoke
38 -7 50
Crystal Palace
38 -15 45
Swansea
38 0 42
West Ham
38 -11 40
Sunderland
38 -19 38
Aston Villa
38 -22 38
Hull
38 -15 37
West Brom
38 -16 36
Norwich (R)
38 -34 33
Fulham (R)
38 -45 32
Cardiff (R)
38 -42 30

C - champion
R - relegated

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

Season 2014/15 commences on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014.

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Champions League second qualifying round, first leg: Valletta FC (Mlt) 0 Qarabag (Aze) 1, Slovan Bratislava (Svk) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 0, BATE Borisov (Blr) 0 Skenderbeu (Alb) 0, FC Sheriff (Mda) 2 Sutjeska (Mne) 0, Zrinjski Mostar (Bih) 0 Maribor (Svn) 0, Santa Coloma (And) 0 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Isr) 1, Rabotnicki Skopje (Mkd) 0 HJK Helsinki (Fin) 0, Sparta Prague (Cze) 7 Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Cliftonville (Nir) 0 Debrecen (Hun) 0, Partizan Belgrade (Srb) 3 Torshavn (Fro) 0, Dinamo Zagreb (Cro) 2 Zalgiris (Ltu) 0, KR Reykjavik (Isl) 0 Celtic (Sco) 1.

Commonwealth Games

*Results will commence on Thursday

Golf

British Open

Final round scores: 271: Rory McIlroy (Nir) 66-66-68-71; 273: Sergio Garcia (Spa) 68-70-69-66, Rickie Fowler (US) 69-69-68-67; 275: Jim Furyk 68-71-71-65; 276: Marc Leishman (Aus) 69-72-70-65, Adam Scott (Aus) 68-73-69-66; 277: Charl Schwartzel 71--67-72-67, Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 68-73-68-68; 278: Shane Lowry (Irl) 68-75-70-65, Graeme McDowell (Nir) 74-69-68-67, Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 74-66-68-70; 279: Ryan Moore (US) 70-68-73-68, Robert Karlsson (Swe) 69-71-70-69, Dustin Johnson (US) 71-65-71-72; 280: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 68-70-75-67, David Howell (Eng) 72-70-70-68, Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 70-72-70-68; 281: George Coatzee (Rsa) 70-69-74-68; 282: Angel Cabrera (Arg) 76-69-70-67, Keegan Bradley (US) 73-71-69-69, Chris Kirk (US) 71-74-68-69, Matteo Manassero (Ita) 67-75-68-72; 283: Chris Wood (Eng) 75-70-73-65, Phil Mickelson (US) 74-70-71-68, Justin Rose (Eng) 72-70-69-72; 284: Thomas Bjorn (Sew) 70-71-76-67, Ben Martin (US) 71-73-70-70, Brian Harman (US) 72-73-68-71, An Byeong-hun (Kor) 72-71-69-72, Jimmy Walker (US) 69-71-71-73, Darren Clarke (Nir) 72-72-67-73; 285: DA Points (US) 75-69-72-69, Hunter Mahan (US) 71-73-72-69, David Hearn (Can) 70-73-71-71, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 70-73-70-72; 286: Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 70-68-76-72, Jordan Spieth (US) 71-75-67-73, Branden Grace (Rsa) 71-72-69-74; 287: Brendon Todd (US) 73-73-74-67, Koumei Oda (Jpn) 69-77-74-67, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 72-73-73-69, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 69-74-73-71, Gary Woodland (US) 75-69-72-71, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 72-72-72-71, Kevin STADLER (US) 73-72-71-71, Marc Warren (US) 71-68-72-76; 288: Stewart Cink (US) 71-75-73-69, Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 75-69-74-70, Paul Casey (Eng) 74-71-73-70, Zach Johnson (US) 71-75-71-71; 289: Tom Watson (US) 73-73-75-68, Jason Dufner (US) 70-74-74-71, Bill Haas (US) 70-72-73-7; 290: Matt Kuchar (US) 73-71-74-72, Matt Jones (Aus) 71-74-72-73, Kevin Na (US) 76-70-70-74, Kevin Streelman (US) 72-74-69-7; 291: John Senden (Aus) 71-74-75-71, Ryan Palmer (US) 74-71-76-70, Brandt Snedeker (US) 74-72-71-74, Chris Rodgers (Eng) 73-71-73-74, Jason Day (Aus) 73-73-74-71, James McLeary (Sco) 73-73-75-70; 292: Billy Hurley (US) 73-72-76-71, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 75-71-73-73, Luke Donald (Eng) 73-73-71-75; 293: Brooks Koepka (US) 68-77-74-74, Charley Hoffman (US) 74-72-76-71; 294: Tiger Woods (US) 69-77-73-75; 296: Martin Kaymer (Ger) 73-72-72-79; 297: Matthew Every (US) 75-71-73-78; 298: Rhein Gibson (Aus) 72-74-74-78.

LPGA Marathon Classic

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 269: Lydia Ko (Nzl) 67-67-70-65; 270: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 68-67-68-67; 272: Cristie Kerr 70-67-68-67; 273: Kelly Tan (Mas) 68-70-68-67, Katherine Kirk (Aus) 69-68-68-68, Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa) 66-68-68-71; 274: Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 71-68-70-65, Juleita Granada (Par) 68-72-68-66, Kris Tamulis 73-69-64-68, Lindsey Wright (Aus) 67-70-69-68, Mo Martin 67-71-67-69; 275: Rebecca Lee-Bentham (Can) 68-67-72-68, Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 68-72-67-68, Mirim Lee (Kor) 71-67-68-69; 276: Karine Icher (Fra) 73-67-73-63, Lexi Thompson 71-72-66-67, Candie Kung (Tpe) 70-67-69-70; 277: Tiffany Joh 71-72-67-67, Mariajo Uribe (Col) 67-70-71-69, Brittany Lang 70-66-69-72, Brooke Pancake 69-69-67-72, Austin Ernst 66-73-66-72, Jaye Marie Green 72-68-63-74, Laura Diaz 62-69-71-75; 278: Jennifer Rosales (Phi) 70-69-71-68, Jenny Shin (Kor) 72-70-67-69, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 70-68-70-70, Stacy Lewis 70-70-68-70, Meena Lee (Kor) 72-70-66-70, Brittany Lincicome 69-69-69-71, Marina Alex 69-69-69-71.

Tennis

ATP Atlanta Open
First round: Denis Istomin (Uzb) bt Rajeev Ram (US) 6-1, 6-4; Marinko Matosevic (Aus) bt Victor Estrella Burgos (Dom) 6-0, 6-2; Tim Smyczek (US) bt Ryan Harrison (US) 6-0, 6-2; Thiemo de Bakker (Ned) bt Steven Diez (Can) 6-1, 6-2; Jack Sock (US) bt Alejandro Gonzalez (Col) 6-2, 6-4; Benjamin Becker (Ger) bt Matthew Ebden (Aus) 6-4, 6-2; Robby Ginepri (US) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-0; Illya Marchenko (Ukr) bt John-Patrick Smith (Aus) 6-4, 6-4; Lukas Lacko (Svk) bt Nathan Pasha (US) 6-2, 7-5.

ATP Croatian Open
First round: Lukas Rosol (Cze) bt Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Arg) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2); Andreas Seppi (Ita) bt Marco Cecchinato (Ita) 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1. Carlos Berlocq (Arg) bt Andrej Martin (Svk) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, Albert Montanes (Spa) bt Alexander Zverev (Ger) 6-4, 6-4, Pablo Cuevas (Uru) bt Mate Delic (Cro) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Horacio Zeballos (Arg) bt Ante Pavic (Cro) 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1; Igor Sijsling (Ned) bt Julian Reister (Ger) 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (3-7), 6-2; Teymuraz Gabashvili (Rus) bt Dusan Lajovic (Srb) 6-4, 6-3, Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa) bt Benoit Paire (Fra) 7-5, 6-3; Pere Riba (Spa) bt Jiri Vesely (Cze) 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-3.

ATP Swiss Open
First round: Robin Haase (Ned) bt Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3; Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) bt Gerald Melzer (Aut) 6-3, 6-4; Kenny De Schepper (Fra) bt Filippo Volandri (Ita) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Blaz Rola (Slo) bt Fabiano De Paula (Bra) 6-4, 6-4; Jan-Leonard Struff (Ger) bt Andreas Haider-Maurer (Aut) 6-2, 1-0 – rtd; Yann Marti (Swi) bt Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spa) 5-7, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5); Pablo Andujar (Spa) bt Giles Simon (Fra) 6-2, 3-2 – rtd.

WTA Baku Cup
First round: Vesna Manasieva (Srb) bt Ksenia Gaydarzhi (Rus) 6-0, 6-2; Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) bt Heather Watson (Bri) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0; Donna Vekic (Cro) bt Olga Savchuk (Ukr) 7-6 (8-6), 6-0; Francesca Schiavone (Ita) bt Kurumi Nara (Jpn) 6-2, 6-2; Jana Cepelova (Svk) bt Nazrin Jafarova (Aze) 6-1, 6-0.

WTA Nanchang
First round: Zheng Saisai (Chn) bt Michaela Honcova (Svk) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3; Xu Yifan (Chn) bt Zhang Kailin (Chn) 6-2, 6-2; Wang Yafan (Chn) bt Yang Zi (Chn) 6-3, 6-1; Tereza Mrdeza (Cro) bt Mandy Minella (Lux) 7-6 (10-8), 6-1; Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Han Xinyun (Chn) 6-1, 6-3; Zhang Ling (Tpe) bt Yuliya Beygelzimer (Ukr) 7-5, 6-2; Anikita Raina (Ind) bt Junri Namigata (Jpn) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; Marina Melnikova (Rus) bt Gioia Barbieri (Ita) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5; Liu Fangzhou (Chn) bt Zheng Jie (Chn) 7-6 (7-5), 2-0 rtd; Misaki Doi (Jpn) bt Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) 6-3, 7-6 (6-4).

Cycling

Tour de France

Stage 16 (237.5km): 1. Michael Rogers (Aus) TIN 6’07:10, 2. Thomas Voeckler (Fra) EUC 0:09 behind, 3. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) SKY 0:09, 4. Jos Serpa Perez (Col) LAM 0:09, 5. Cyril Gautier (Fra) EUC 0:09, 6. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC 0:13, 7. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) OPQ 0:36, 8. Matteo Montaguti (Ita) ALM 0:50, 9. Tom Slagter (Ned) GRM 2:11, 10. Tony Gallopin (Fra) LTB 2:11, 11. Jan Bakelants (Bel) OPQ 3:33, 12. Florian Vachon (Fra) BSE 3:45, 13. Anthony Delaplace (Fra) BSE 4:47, 14. Kvin Reza (Fra) EUC 4:47, 15. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) SKY 8:14, 16. Jeremy Roy (Fra) FDJ 8:32, 17. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 8:32, 18. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 8:32, 19. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) ALM 8:32, 20. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) AST 8:32.

Leading overall standings: 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) AST 73’05:19, 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 4:37 behind, 3. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 5:06, 4. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) ALM 6:08, 5. Romain Bardet (Fra) ALM 6:40, 6. Tejay Van Garderen (US) BMC 9:25, 7. Leopold Knig (Cze) APP 9:32, 8. Laurens ten Dam (Ned) BKN 11:12, 9. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) OPQ 11:28, 10. Bauke Mollema (Ned) BKN 11:33, 11. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) TRE 12:38, 12. Pierre Rolland (Fra) EUC 13:09, 13. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) LTB 14:02, 14. Frank Schleck (Lux) TRE 17:37, 15. Yury Trofimov (Rus) KAT 23:06, 16. Geraint Thomas (Bri) SKY 23:54, 17. Richie Porte (Aus) SKY 24:08, 18. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) BKN 26:06, 19. Brice Feillu (Fra) BSE 26:48, 20. Chris Horner (US) LAM 29:54.

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Sports Calendar

July

June 23-July 5
Wimbledon Championships – tennis
London

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

July 3
Diamond League – athletics
Lausanne, Switzerland

July 6
British Grand Prix – Formula One
Silverstone

July 4-11
World Masters – squash
Hong Kong

July 5
Diamond League – athletics
Paris

July 5-27
Tour de France – cycling
England-France

July 8-13
US Open – badminton
New York

July 10-13
Women's Open – golf
Royal Birkdale, England

July 11-12
Diamond League – athletics
Glasgow, Scotland

July 11-13
German Grand Prix – MotoGP
Sachsenring

July 15-20
Chinese Taipei Open – badminton
Taipei City

July 15-20
Diving World Cup
Shanghai

July 17-20
The Open – golf
Liverpool, England

July 18
Diamond League – athletics
Monaco

July 20
German Grand Prix – Formula One
Hockenheim

July 23-Aug 3
Commonwealth Games
Glasgow

July 27
Hungarian Grand Prix – Formula One
Budapest

July 27-Aug 10
World Masters Championships – swimming
Montreal, Canada

August

July 23-Aug 3
Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Scotland

July 27-Aug 10
World Masters Championships – swimming
Montreal, Canada

Aug 4-10
Rogers Cup – tennis
Toronto

Aug 7-10
US PGA Championship – golf
Valhalla

Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
US

Aug 10
FA Community Shield – football
Wembley

Aug 10
Indianapolis GP – MotoGP
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

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
Czech Republic GP – MotoGP
Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich

Aug 31
British GP – MotoGP
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

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