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Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta heads the ball next to Atletico's Filipe Luis (R) during their Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Daley Blind of the Netherlands celebrates scoring their second goal during their 2014 World Cup third-place playoff against Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014.   REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

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England to start with Stones against Norway

3 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - England have named Everton defender John Stones in their team to face Norway in a friendly international at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, British media reported.

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

Russia World Cup not under discussion, says Blatter

3 September 2014

BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reiterated that Russia's hosting of the 2018 World Cup is not up for discussion.

Jul 23, 2014; Kansas City, KS, USA; Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov (11) is congratulated by midfielder Bruno Zuculini (36) and forward John Guidetti (60) after scoring against Sporting KC goal keeper Jon Kempin (21) in the second half at Sporting Park. Manchester City won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Manchester City's Guidetti still hoping for Celtic switch

3 September 2014

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Manchester City striker John Guidetti hopes FIFA will approve his loan move to Scottish champions Celtic despite doubts over whether the paperwork was completed before the transfer window closed on Monday.

AS Roma's Ashley Cole (R) challenges Fiorentina's Borja Valero during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome August 30, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

No reheated soup, but plenty of leftovers for Serie A

3 September 2014

(Reuters) - At various stages during the transfer window, Juventus hoped to sign Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and prolific Colombian Radamel Falcao to boost their attack and mount a serious challenge in the Champions League this season.

Brazilian soccer legend Zico stands atop a float as the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school pays tribute to him in the annual Carnival parade
 in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Zico adds Goa to his exotic coaching CV

3 September 2014

(Reuters) - Zico, one of Brazil's greatest exponents of 'the beautiful game', added another exotic employment location to his CV on Tuesday when he agreed to join Goa.

Manchester United's Tom Cleverley challenges Valencia's Andres Guardado (L) during their friendly soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England August 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Aston Villa sign Cleverley on loan in late deal

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Aston Villa have signed Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan after squeezing through a deal after the close of the transfer window, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

England manager Roy Hodgson attends a news conference at their team hotel in Watford, north of London, September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Foreign players can help England, says Hodgson

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - The world-class foreign talent in the Premier League could help English players improve, even though many of them are likely to be starting matches from the substitutes' bench, England manager Roy Hodgson said on Tuesday.

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria passes the ball during their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England August 30, 2014.    REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Analysis - Premier League the biggest winner as talent pours in

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - For Manchester United, the answer to a slump in form or a crisis of confidence comes in 50 pound notes. Millions of them.

Borussia Dortmund's Erik Durm poses for an official photo in Dortmund August 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

World Cup winner Durm extends Dortmund deal to 2019

2 September 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund left back Erik Durm has extended his contract with last season's Bundesliga runners-up by two years to 2019, the club said on Tuesday.

Sime Darby to do their part in Malaysia Cup match

2 September 2014

PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby have no plans to surrender to Police in their last Malaysia Cup Group D match at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group A: JDT II 1 Pahang 1, Felda United 3 Lions XII 1.
Group B: Sarawak 1 Perak 1, Terengganu 2 Kedah 2.
Group C: Kelantan 0 JDT 3, Penang 2 Armed Forces 1.
Group D: Sime Darby FC 2 T-Team 1, Police 1 Selangor 1.

EPL Results & Standings

Leicester 1 Arsenal 1
Aston Villa 2 Hull 1
Tottenham 0 Liverpool 3 
Everton 3 Chelsea 6
Burnley 0 Man United 0
Man City 0 Stoke 1 
Newcastle 3 Crystal Palace 3
QPR 1 Sunderland 0
Swansea 3 West Brom 0
West Ham 1 Southampton 3


English Premier League

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

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

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

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
Tottenham v West brom - 10pm

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

** 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: PSV Eindhoven 2 Vitesse Arnhem 0, NAC Breda 3 FC Zwolle 1, FC Groningen 2 Ajax 0, FC Twente 0 Feyenoord 0.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 12, 2. FC Groningen 9, 3. FC Zwolle 9, 4. Cambuur 8, 5. SC Heerenveen 7.

French Ligue 1: Bordeaux 1 SC Bastia 1, Metz 2 Lyon 1, Paris St Germain 5 Saint-Etienne 0.
Leading standings: 1. Bordeaux 10, 2. Paris St Germain 8, 3. Lille 8, 4. Marseille 7, 5. Rennes 7.

German Bundesliga: Mainz 05 0 Hanover 96 0, Freiburg 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach 0.
Leading  standings: 1, Bayer Leverkusen 6, 2. Paderborn 4, 3. Hoffenheim 4, 4. Cologne 4, 5. Bayern Munich 4.

Italian Serie A: AC Milan 3 Lazio 1, Atalanta 0 Verona 0, Cesena 1 Parma 0, Genoa 1 Napoli 2, Palermo 1 Sampdoria 1, Sassuolo 1 Cagliari 1, Torino 0 Inter Milan 0, Udinese 2 Empoli 0.
Leading standings: 1. AC Milan 3, 2. Roma 3, 3. Udinese 3, 4. Napoli 3, 5. Cesena 3.

Portuguese Premier League: Gil Vicente 1 Martimo Funchal 2, Penafiel 0 Paos de Ferreira 1, FC Porto 3 Moreirense 0, Nacional 2 Arouca 0, Benfica 1 Sporting Lisbon 1.
Leading standings: 2. Vitoria Guimaraes 9, 2. FC Porto 9, 3. Sporting Braga 7, 4. Benfica 7, 5. Rio Ave 6.

Spanish La Liga: Villarreal 0 Barcelona 1, Deportivo La Coruna 2 Rayo Vallecano 2, Real Sociedad 4 Real Madrid 2, Elche 1 Granada 1.
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona 6, 2. Valencia 4, 3. Celta Vigo 4, 4. Sevilla 4, 5. Atletico Madrid 4.

Russian Premier League: Rubin Kazan 1 Ufa 1, Lokomotiv Moscow 0 Zenit St Petersburg 1, FC Krasnodar 0 Dynamo Moscow 2.
Leading standings: 1. Zenit St Petersburg 18, 2. Dynamo Moscow 15, 3. Kuban Krasnodar 14, 4. Terek Grozny 13, 5. Spartak Moscow 12.

Golf

Deutsche Bank Championship

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 269: Chris Kirk 73-66-64-66; 271: Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 70-71-65-65, Billy Horschel 69-66-67-69, Russell Henley 70-66-65-70; 273: John Senden (Aus) 69-71-67-66, Rory McIlroy (Nir) 70-69-64-70; 274: Martin Kaymer (Ger) 71-66-70-67, Jason Day (Aus) 66-68-69-71; 275: Carl Pettersson (Swe) 67-73-69-66, Jimmy Walker 70-70-68-67, Webb Simpson 66-70-68-71, Bill Haas 67-69-70-69, Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 69-68-68-70, Robert Streb 73-67-67-68, Chesson Hadley 66-73-67-69; 276: Adam Scott (Aus) 73-68-68-67, Kevin Stadler 71-70-67-68, Ryan Palmer 63-71-71-71, Zach Johnson 71-68-70-67, Jason Kokrak 68-72-70-66, Brian Stuard 72-71-65-68, Keegan Bradley 65-71-69-71.

LPGA Portland Classic

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 274: Austin Ernst 69-69-69-67 (won in playoff), I.K. Kim (Kor) 65-67-74-68; 276: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 70-66-70-70, Chella Choi (Kor) 68-70-70-68; 277: Karine Icher (Fra) 68-71-72-66, Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 70-69-70-68, Ji Eun-hee (Kor) 71-69-67-70, Line Vedel (Den) 69-69-69-70; 278: Laura Diaz 67-68-72-71, Mariajo Uribe (Col) 69-72-66-71, Hur Mi-jung (Kor) 70-65-70-73, Ilhee Lee (Kor) 71-72-67-68, Lizette Salas 69-72-68-69, Xi Yu Lin (Chn) 68-68-70-72, Paula Reto (Rsa) 67-69-74-68; 279: Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 71-67-67-74, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 70-65-70-74, Tiffany Joh 71-67-72-69.

Italian Open

Leading final round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 268: Hennie Otto (Rsa) 67-62-71-68; 270: David Howell 73-67-67-63; 271: Stephen Gallacher 72-65-69-65; 272: Richie Ramsay 67-69-66-70, Joost Luiten (Ned) 69-68-70-65; 275: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 66-66-71-72; 276: Ross Fisher 69-66-70-71, Simon Dyson 71-68-69-68, Andreas Harto (Den) 70-69-70-67, Lee Slattery 70-68-67-71; 277: Andrew Sullivan 70-72-66-69, Romain Wattel (Fra) 73-68-67-69, James Morrison 70-66-72-69; 278: Sam Walker 70-72-68-68, Shiv Kapur (Ind) 73-69-68-68, David Horsey 71-69-72.

Tennis

US Open

Men’s singles
Fourth round: Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-1, 7-5, 6-4; Andy Murray (Bri) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 7-5, 7-5, 6-4; Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt Tommy Robredo (Spa) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2; Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-4. 

Women’s singles
Fourth round: Serena Williams (US) bt Kaia Kanepi (Est) 6-3, 6-3; Flavia Pennetta (Ita) bt Casey Dellacqua (Aus) 7-5, 6-2; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) bt Eugenie Bouchard (Can) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.

Motorsport

British Grand Prix 

Final results

MotoGP: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 40:51.835, 2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 0.732 seconds behind, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 8.519, 4. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 8.694, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 9.238, 6. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Tech3 24.746, 7. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda-LCR 26.717, 8. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati-Pramac 26.910, 9. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Forward 33.455, 10. Scott Redding (Bri) Honda-Gresini 39.094, 11. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Ducati-Pramac 40.255, 12. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Ducati 43.027.
Leading overall standings: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 288 points, 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 199, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 189, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 157, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 129, 6. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Forward 92, 7. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha Tech3 88, 8. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati Pramac 81, 9. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda LCR 74, 10. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha Tech3 65. 

Moto2: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 38:29.795, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 0.0063 seconds behind, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 0.203, 4. Johann Zarco (Fra) Caterham Suter 2.774, 5. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 8.029.
Leading overall standings: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 233 points, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 216, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 166, 4. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 123, 5. Simone Corsi (Ita) Kalex 100.

Moto3: 1. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 38:11.330, 2. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.011 seconds behind, 3. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 0.072, 4. Miguel Oliveira (Por) Mahindra 0.123, 5. Jakub Kornfeil (Cze) KTM 4.600.
Leading overall standings: 1. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 179 points, 2. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 166, 3. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 150, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 145, 5. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 135.

Squash

China Open

Qualifying First Round

Men: Omar Abdel Meguid (Egy) bt Shen Jiaqi (Chn) 11-7, 11-3, 11-5; Fares Dessouki (Egy) bt Khalid Atlas Khan (Pak) 11-6, 11-4, 11-5; Mahesh Mangaokar (Ind) bt Wong Wai Chung (Hkg) 12-10, 11-3, 11-7; Joe Lee (Eng) bt Zhou Zhitao (Chn) 11-1, 11-4, 11-2; Tom Richards (Eng) bt Elvinn Keo (Mas) 11-3, 11-5, 11-4; Leo Au (Hkg) bt Yang Tianxia (Chn) 11-1, 11-3, 11-2; Henrik Mustonen (Fin) bt Leonardo Amadei (Ita) 11-1, 11-0, 11-5; Ong Beng Hee (Mas) bt Fabrice Simon (Fra) 11-5, 11-9, 11-7.

Women: Deon Saffery (Wal) bt Duan Siyu (Chn) 11-2, 11-4, 11-3; Vanessa Raj (Mas) 11-5, 7-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-2; Rachel Arnold (Mas) bt Milou van der Heijden (Hol) 8-11, 3-11, 11-8, 11-7, 12-10; Delia Arnold (Mas) bt Xiu Chen (Chn) 11-3, 11-1, 11-3.

Cycling

Tour of Spain

*Monday - rest day

Stage Nine (185km): 1. Winner Anacona (Col) LAM 4’34:14, 2. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) AST 45 seconds behind, 3. Damiano Cunego (Ita) LAM 50, 4. Javier Moreno (Spa) MOV 1:04, 5. Peio Bilbao (Spa) CJR 1:12, 6. Jerome Coppel (Fra) COF 1:21, 7. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) GRM 1:33, 8. Adam Hansen (Aus) LTB 1:45, 9. Bob Jungels (Lux) TRE 1:49, 10. Fabio Felline (Ita) TRE 2:08. 

Leading overall standings: 1. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV 35’58:05, 2. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN 3 seconds behind, 3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 8, 4. Winner Anacona (Col) LAM 9, 5. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 28, 6. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) KAT 30, 7. Fabio Aru (Ita) AST 1:06, 8. Robert Gesink (Ned) BKN 1:19, 9. Rigoberto Uran (Col) OPQ 1:26, 10. Warren Barguil (Fra) GIA) same time.

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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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