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U.S. aid springboard to Japan World Cup success

5 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - An act of kindness from the United States after the tsunami of 2011 helped set Japan on the road to success and could rebound on the Americans for a second successive women's World Cup final on Sunday.

Copa America winners since 1993

5 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile beat Argentina on penalties to win the Copa America for the first time on Saturday.

Losing another final with Argentina is torture - Mascherano

5 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Losing a second major final in a year was absolute torture for Argentina, midfield general Javier Mascherano said after Chile beat them on penalties to win the Copa America on Saturday.

U.S coach praises Japan for bringing possession into play

5 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Japan's World Cup victory four years ago with a possession style approach was a turning point for the women's game that will be reflected in Sunday's final, according to United States head coach Jill Ellis.

Sampaoli cautious despite Chile's Copa victory

5 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile have taken a great step forward by winning the Copa America for the first time but could still struggle to qualify for the next World Cup, coach Jorge Sampaoli predicted on Saturday.

Argentina didn't deserve to lose Copa - Martino

5 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Argentina did not deserve to lose the Copa America final to Chile on Saturday after a match in which both teams "neutralised" each other, coach Gerardo Martino said.

Chile's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the winning penalty kick in their Copa America 2015 final soccer match against Argentina at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Cheeky Sanchez penalty clinches Chile's first Copa

5 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile won the Copa America for the first time on Saturday when a cheeky penalty from Alexis Sanchez clinched a shootout victory over Argentina and glory for the host nation's golden generation in front of their own fans.

Jul 1, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Japan celebrates after beating England in the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium.  Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Japan finds new motivation for World Cup final

5 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Four years ago the Japan women's soccer team, inspired by a nation recovering from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, lifted their reeling country's spirits by winning the World Cup.

Jul 4, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; England pose with their medals after their victory over Germany in the third place match of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium. England defeated Germany 1-0 in extra time.  Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Williams penalty gives England third place

5 July 2015

EDMONTON (Reuters) - Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

Looks like a three-horse race for Premier League title

4 July 2015

GEORGE TOWN: It’s beginning to look more and more like a three-horse race for the two promotion slots from the Premier League to the Super League.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League

Selangor 1 Pahang 3
JDT 2 Police 1
Lions XII 3 Kelantan 0
Felda United 2 Sime Darby 2
Perak 2 Armed Force 1
Terengganu 4 Sarawak 2

Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
14 10 30
14 9 28
14 10 27
14 7 24
Felda United
14 4 22
14 2 21
Lions XII 
14 1 20
Terengganu 14 -5 17
Sarawak 14 -7 13
12 -9
Armed Forces
13 -8 10
Sime Darby
13 -16 4
UEFA Champions League

First qualifying round (To be played on June 30 & July 1 and July 7 & 8)

First leg: B36 Torshavn (Fro) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 2; Crusaders (Nrl) 0 FC Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Lincoln Red Imps (Gib) 0 FC Santa Coloma (And) 0, Pyunik (Arm) 2 Folgore (Smr) 1.

Second qualifying round (matches to be played on July 14 & 15 and July 21 & 22)

Hibernians FC (Mlt) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (Isr), APOEL FC (Cyp) v FK Vardar (Mkd), Qarabag FK (Aze) v FK Rudar Pljevlja (Mne); FK Sarajevo (Bih) v KKS Lech Poznan (Pol); NK Maribor (Slo) v FC Astana (Kaz); FC BATE Borisov (Blr) v Dundalk FC (Irl); HJK Helsinki (Fin) v FK Ventspils (Lat), FC Midtjylland (Den) v Lincoln FC (Gib) or FC Santa Coloma (And); Molde FK (Nor) v FC Pyunik (Arm) or SS Folgore (Smr); Malmo FF (Swe) v FK Zalgiris Vilnius (Ltu); Celtic FC (Sco) v Stjarnan (Isl), FK AS Trencin (Svk) v FC Steaua Bucarest (Rom), FK Partizan (Srb) v FC Dila Gori (Geo), PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) v FC Milsami Orhei (Mda), CS Fola Esch (Lux) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Cro), KF Skenderbeu (Alb) v Crusaders FC (Nir) or FC Levadia Tallinn (Est); B36 Torshavn (Fro) or The New Saints FC (Wal) v Videoton FC (Hun)

*The winners of the second qualifying round will advance to the third qualifying round (to be played on August 18 & 19 and 25 & 26). The winners from the third round will advance to the tournament proper, which begins on Sept 15 & 16.

EPL Results & Standings

Final standings for season 2014/15

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c) (q)
38 41 87
Man City (q)
38 45 79
Arsenal (q)
38 35 75
Man United (q) 
38 25 70
Tottenham (e) 
38 5 64
Liverpool (e) 38 4 62
38 21 60
Swansea  38 -3
Stoke City  38 3 54
Crystal Palace 38 -4 48
38 -2 47
West Ham
38 -3 47
West Brom
38 -13 44
38 -9 41
Newcastle  38 -23 39
Sunderland 38 -22 38
Aston Villa 
38 -26 38
Hull (r) 38 -18 35
Burnley (r) 38 -25 33
QPR (r) 38 -31 30

(c) = champion (q) = qualify for Champions League (e) = qualify for Europa League (r) = relegated

NOTE: Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich promoted to the Premier League.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2015/16

Saturday, Aug 8 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v West Ham
Bournemouth v Aston Villa 
Chelsea v Swansea 
Everton v Watford 
Leicester v Sunderland 
Man United v Tottenham 
Newcastle v Southampton 
Norwich v Crystal Palace 
Stoke v Liverpool 
West Brom v Man City

Saturday, Aug 15 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Man United
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Liverpool v Bournemouth
Man City v Chelsea
Southampton v Everton
Sunderland v Norwich
Swansea v Newcastle
Tottenham v Stoke 
Watford v West Brom 
West Ham v Leicester 

Saturday, Aug 22 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v Liverpool 
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa 
Everton v Man City 
Leicester v Tottenham 
Man United v Newcastle 
Norwich v Stoke 
Sunderland v Swansea 
Watford v Southampton 
West Brom v Chelsea 
West Ham v Bournemouth 

Saturday, Aug 29 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Sunderland
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Man City v Watford
Newcastle v Arsenal
Southampton v Norwich
Stoke v West Brom
Swansea v Man United
Tottenham v Everton

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Women's World Cup

Final: USA v Japan

Copa America

Final: Chile v Argentina

Third placing: Peru 2 Paraguay 0 


Asian Junior Championships


Boys’ singles: Lin Guipu (Chn) bt Yuta Watanabe (Jpn) 21-10, 21-12; Seo Seung-jae (Kor) bt Lu Chia-hung (Tpe) 21-14, 21-18.

Boys’ doubles: Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong (Chn) bt Ren Xiangyu-Tan Qiang (Chn) 12-21, 21-16, 21-18; He Jiting-Zheng Siwei (Chn) bt Lee Hong-sub-Lim Su-min (Kor) 21-15, 21-8.

Girls’ singles: He Bing Jiao (Chn) bt Goh Jin Wei (Mas) 17-21, 21-17, 21-14; Chochuwong Pornpawee (Tha) bt Moe Araki (Jpn) 21-13, 14-21, 21-15.

Girls' doubles: Du Yue-Li Yin Hui (Chn) bt Kim Hye-jeong-Park Keun-hye (Kor) 18-21, 21-10, 21-19; Chen Qingchen-Jia Yi Fan (Chn) bt Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida (Jpn) 21-11, 21-16.

Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Fachriza Abimanyu-Apriani Apriani (Ina) 21-14, 21-14; Choi Jong-woo-Kim Hye-jeong (Kor) bt He Jiting-Du Yue (Chn) 21-18, 21-15.


Tour de France

Stage One (13.8km individual timetrial) - Top 10: 1. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC 14:56, 2. Tony Martin (Ger) ETI 0:05 behind, 3. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) TRE 0:06, 4. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) GIA 0:08, 5. Jos van Emden (Ned) LNL 0:15, 6. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) MOV 0:23, 7. Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM 0:23, 8. Adriano Malori (Ita) MOV 0:29, 9. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) LNL 0:30, 10. Stephen Cummings (Bri) MTN 0:32.



Third Round

Women’s singles: Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt Casey Dellacqua (Aus) 6-1, 6-4; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Camila Giorgi (Ita) 6-2, 6-2; Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spa) bt Angelique Kerber (Ger) 7-6 (14-12), 1-6, 6-2; Monica Niculescu (Rom) bt Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 6-3 7-5; Venus Williams (US) bt Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) 6-3, 6-2; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) 6-4, 6-4; Zarina Diyas (Kaz) bt Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 7-6, 6-4; Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Sloane Stephens (US) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Bethanie Mattek Sands (US) 7-5, 7-5; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Irina Begu (Rou) 6-4, 6-3; Coco Vandeweghe (US) bt Samantha Stosur (Aus) 6-2, 6-0.

Men’s singles: Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Pablo Andujar (Spa) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt James Ward (Bri) 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 8-6; Ivo Karlovic (Cro) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (11-9); Roger Federer (Swi) bt Sam Groth (Aus) 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt John Isner (US) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 12-10; Viktor Troicki (Srb) bt Dustin Brown (Ger) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3; Roberto Bautista (Spa) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, 6-1; Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Phillip Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; Denis Kudla (US) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Fernando Verdasco (Spa) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; David Goffin (Bel) bt Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; Richard Gasquet (Fra) bt Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4; Nick Kyrgios (Aus) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.


Greenbrier Classic

Leading second round scores (US unless stated) (a denotes amateur): 131: Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 66-65, Scott Langley 62-69; 132: Chad Collins 65-67, Bryce Molder 68-64, Danny Lee (Nzl) 63-69, Kevin Chappell 65-67, Greg Owen (Eng) 65-67, David Hearn (Can) 68-64, Jonathan Byrd 63-69; 133: James Hahn 66-67, Scott Piercy 67-66, Robert Garrigus 66-67, S.J. Park (Kor) 68-65, Patrick Rodgers 68-65, Sean O’Hair 66-67; 134: Justin Thomas 67-67, Tom Hoge 68-66, Andres Romero (Arg) 67-67, Brian Davis (Eng) 64-70, J.J. Henry 68-66, Andres Gonzales 68-66, Justin Leonard 66-68, Brendon Todd 65-69, Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 69-65, Cameron Percy (Aus) 68-66; 135: Pat Perez 67-68, Chris Stroud 66-69, Kevin Na 65-70, Robert Streb 68-67, Bubba Watson 67-68, Mark Hubbard 70-65, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 64-71, Eric Axley 68-67, Tony Finau 68-67, Bae Sang-moon (Kor) 68-67, George McNeill 67-68, Tiger Woods 66-69, Morgan Hoffmann 68-67, Maverick McNealy (a) 67-68.

French Open

Leading third round scores: 203: Jaco Van Zyl (Rsa) 68-71-64; 205: Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) 70-70-65; 206: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 68-72-66; 207: Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 68-70-69, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 69-69-69, James Morrison (Eng) 71-68-68; 208: Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 71-68-69, Brendan Steele (US) 72-69-67; 209: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 70-69-70, Daniel Brooks (Eng) 73-66-70, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 72-69-68, Mark Foster (Eng) 70-71-68, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 70-74-65; 210: Andy Sullivan (Eng) 71-70-69, Jake Roos (Rsa) 73-71-66, Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spa) 68-70-72, Trevor Fisher Jnr (Rsa) 74-71-65; 211: Peter Hanson (Swe) 72-71-68, Mikko Korhonen (Fin) 70-71-70, Gary Stal (Fra) 73-69-69; 212: Andrew Johnston (Eng) 73-71-68, Jason Scrivener (Aus) 75-69-68, Richard Bland (Eng) 76-70-66, Michael Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 75-70-67, Jerome Lando-Casanova (Fra) 74-70-68, Marcus Fraser (Aus) 73-69-70.


British F1 Grand Prix

Starting grid: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes, 3. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams-Mercedes, 4. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams-Mercedes, 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari, 6. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari, 7. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Red Bull-Renault, 8. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Toro Rosso-Renault, 9. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India-Mercedes, 10. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull-Renault, 11. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India-Mercedes, 12. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus-Mercedes, 13. Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso-Renault, 14. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus-Mercedes, 15. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari, 16. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber-Ferrari, 17. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren-Honda, 18. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren-Honda, 19. Will Stevens (Bri) Marussia-Ferrari, 20. Roberto Merhi (Spa) Marussia-Ferrari.


World League Semi-Finals

5th-8th playoff: Ireland 1 Pakistan 0, Malaysia 4 France 1.

Semi-finals: Belgium 4 India 0, Australia 3 Britain 1.


Sunday, 5 July

Final: Australia v Belgium (4.30pm Malaysian time)

3rd-4th playoff: Britain v India (7pm)

5th-6th playoff: Ireland v Malaysia (9.30pm)

7th-8th playoff: Pakistan v France (12am, Monday)

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Sports Calendar


June 26-28: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Madrid, Spain.

June 8-14: Archery World Youth Championships, Yankton, US.

June 3-7: 21st Asian Athletics Championships, Wuhan, China.
June 7: IAAF Diamond League, Birmingham, England.
June 13: IAAF Diamond League, New York, US.

June 2-7: Indonesia Open Superseries, Jakarta, Indonesia.
June 16-21: US Open Badminton Championships, New York, US.

June 4 onwards: NBA Finals, USA/Canada.

June 6: UEFA Champions League final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany.
June 6- July 5: Women’s World Cup, Canada
June 11- July 14: Copa America, Chile.

June: Ice Hockey Stanley Cup Finals, venue TBA.
June 3-14: Men’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
June 10-21: Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Valencia, Spain.
June 20-Jul 5: Men’s and Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 1, Antwerp, Belgium.

June 4-7: The Memorial Tournament, Dublin, Ohio, US; Nordea Masters, Malmo, Sweden; Manulife LPGA Classic, Ontario, Canada
June 8-14: FedEx St. Jude Classic, Memphis, Tennessee, US
June 11-14: Lyoness Open, Atzenbrugg, Austria; Women’s PGA Championship, New York, US
June 18-21: US Open, Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington
June 25-28: BMW International Open, Munich, Germany
June 26-28: Walmart Championship (LPGA), Arkansas, US

May 24- June 6: Roland Garros, Paris, France
June 8-14: Aegon Open Nottingham, UK; Topshelf Open, Holland
June 15-21: Aegon Championships, London, England; Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany; Aegon Classic, Birmingham, England
June 21-27: Aegon International Eastbourne, UK
June 29- July 1: Wimbledon, London, England

June 7: MotoGP- Grand Prix de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
June 21: F1 - Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, Austria.
June 27: MotoGP - Motul TT Assen Grand Prix, Assen, Netherlands.

June 5-16: SEA Games, Singapore.


July 3-5: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Bolzano, Italy.
July 24- Aug 9: Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.

July 15-19: IAAF World Youth Championships 2015, Cali, Colombia.
July 24-25: Diamond League, London, England.

July 14-19: Yonex Open Chinese Taipei, Taiwan.
July 21-16: Russia Open.

July 4-6: Le Tour de France, France.

July 4: Copa America Final, Santiago, Chile.
July 5: Women’s World Cup final, Vancouver, Canada.

July 6-12: John Deere Classic, Silvis, Illinois, US.
July 9-12: US Women’s Open, Pennsylvania, US.
July 16-19: The Open, St Andrews, England.
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, Scotland.

July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.

July 13-19: IPC World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland.

June 26-July: Wimbledon, UK. (Grand Slam)
July 17-20: Davis Cup Quarter-finals, various locations.
July 20-26: WTA Istanbul Cup, Turkey.
July 27-Aug 1: Hamburg Open, Germany.
July 27-Aug 2: Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland.
July 27-Aug 2: WTA Zhonghong Jiangxi Intl Women’s Open, China

July 5: F1 - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.
July 26: F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary.
July 12: Moto GP - German Grand Prix, Sachsenring, Germany.


July 24- Aug 9 : Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.
Aug 11-16: Archery World Cup Stage 3, Wroclaw. Poland.

Aug 22-30: IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China.

Aug 10-16: BWF World Championships, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Aug 24-30: Vietnam Open GP Gold, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Aug 10-16: Taiwan Open, Taiwan.
Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.

Aug 8-9: Premier League and Football League season starts.
Aug 11: Uefa Super Cup, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Aug 31: Football transfer deadline day.

July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, England.
Aug 3-9: World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio, US.
Aug 13-16: PGA Championship, Wisconsin, US.
Aug 17-23: Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, North Carolina, US.
Aug 20-23: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Vancouver, Canada.
Aug 24-30: The Barclays, Plainfield, New Jersey, US.
Aug 31-Sept 7: Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Massachusetts, US.

Aug 21-30: Men’s and women’s EuroHockey Championships, England

Aug 6-16: ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, Gabala, Azerbaijan.

July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.
Aug 5-9: Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia.

Aug 10-16: Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Canada.
Aug: 16-23: Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, US.
Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.

Aug 9: MotoGP Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indianapolis, US.
Aug 16: MotoGP - Grand Prix Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic.
Aug 23: F1 - Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Aug 30: MotoGP - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.