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Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho instructs his team during their English League Cup semi-final first leg soccer match against Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Phil Noble
England's Daniel Sturridge stretches during a training session at the St George's Park training complex near Burton-upon-Trent, central England, September 5, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) walks past his coach Carlo Ancelotti after receiving a red card during their Spanish First Division soccer match against Cordoba at El Arcangel stadium in Cordoba, January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels reacts during the Bundesliga first division soccer match in Dortmund October 4, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Transfer talk won't distract Dortmund says Hummels

26 January 2015

BERLIN (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund's battle to avoid relegation will not be derailed by constant transfer talk regarding top players leaving the Bundesliga club, defender Mats Hummels said on Monday.

Chelsea's Didier Drogba (L) challenges West Ham United's Alex Song during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London, December 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Lampard, Terry turned my career around - Drogba

26 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (C) is challenged by Manchester City's Martin Demechelis (L) and Vincent Kompany during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England August 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Darren Staples

Liverpool's Sturridge could return against Chelsea - Rodgers

26 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could make his long-awaited return from injury in their League Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, manager Brendan Rodgers said.

South Korea's Lee Jeong-hyeop (L) heads the ball to score a goal against Iraq during their Asian Cup semi-final soccer match at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed

South Korea beat Iraq 2-0 to reach Asian Cup final

26 January 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - South Korea moved a step closer to burying their 55-year Asian Cup hoodoo when they grabbed a goal in each half to beat Iraq 2-0 on Monday and set up a final against Australia or United Arab Emirates.

No room for romance in 'pointless' Coppa Italia

26 January 2015

MILAN (Reuters) - The Italian Cup enters the quarter-finals this week although, unlike its English counterpart, there will be no hint of romance and barely a flicker of interest.

UAE's Omar Abdulrahman (C) fights for the ball against Japan's Gotoku Sakai during their Asian Cup quarter-final soccer match at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Abdulrahman fit for Asian Cup semi-final, says UAE coach

26 January 2015

NEWCASTLE (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali has assured that key midfielder Omar Abdulrahman will be fit to play in Tuesday's Asian Cup semi-final against Australia.

Danish FA wants special court to deal with sports corruption

26 January 2015

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Danish Football Association (DBU) has called on the country's government to set up a special court and increase resources to investigators to deal with match-fixing and other forms of corruption in sport.

Equatorial Guinea's Javier Balboa (C) celebrates with team mates after scoring against Gabon during their Group A soccer match of the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Bata January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Hosts in safety dilemma after reaching Nations Cup knockouts

26 January 2015

EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Qualification of hosts Equatorial Guinea for the knockout phase of the African Nations Cup has created a potential safety dilemma for the Confederation of African Football and local organisers.

Standard Liege fans face sanctions over provocative banner

26 January 2015

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Fans of Belgian soccer club Standard Liege can expect heavy sanctions after a huge banner was unfurled in Sunday's home clash against Anderlecht depicting the severed head of their former captain, who now plays for their bitter rivals.

Australia's coach Ange Postecoglou attends a training session  in Curitiba June 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Henry Romero

Australia wary of UAE causing another Asian Cup upset

26 January 2015

NEWCASTLE (Reuters) - Australia, as much as any team left in the Asian Cup, know nothing in this tournament has gone according to plan, which is why they are worried about the United Arab Emirates.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

FRENZ INTERNATIONAL CUP

Final: Internacional 3 Estudiantes 2

EPL Results & Standings

Everton 0 West Brom 0


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
22 32 52
Man City
22 23 47
Southampton
22 21 42
Man Utd 22 15 40
Arsenal
22 13 39
Tottenham
22 2 37
West Ham 
22  10 36
Liverpool   22   4 35
Swansea  22 -4 30
Stoke City  22 -4 29
Newcastle  22 -9 27
Everton
22 -4 23
Crystal Palace 22 -8 23
West Brom 
22 -9 22
Aston Villa 22 -14 22
Sunderland 22 -14 20
Burnley 22 -15 
20
Hull 22 -10 19
QPR 22 -16 19
Leicester
22
-14 17
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Jan 31
Hull v Newxcastle - 8.45pm
Crystal Palace v Everton - 11pm
Liverpool v West Ham - 11pm
Man United v Leicester - 11pm
Stoke v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v Burnley - 11pm
West Brom v Tottenham - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 1
Chelsea v Man City - 1.30am**
Arsenal v Aston Villa - 9.30pm
Southampton v Swansea - 12mn

Saturday, Feb 7
Tottenham v Arsenal - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Chelsea - 11pm
Leicester v Crystal Palace - 11pm 
Man City v Hull - 11pm
QPR v Southampton - 11pm
Swansea v Sunderland - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 8
Everton v Liverpool - 11pm
Burnley v West Brom - 8pm
Newcastle v Stoke - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 9
West Ham v Man United - 12.15am**

Wednesday, Feb 11
Arsenal v Leicester - 3.45am**
Hull v Aston Villa - 3.45am**
Sunderland v QPR - 3.45am**
Liverpool v Tottenham - 4am**

Thursday, Feb 12
Chelsea v Everton - 3.45am**
Man United v Burnley - 3.45am** 
Southampton v West Ham - 3.45am**
Stoke v Man City - 3.45am**
Crystal Palace v Newcastle - 4am**
West Brom v Swansea - 4am**

Saturday, Feb 21
Aston Villa v Stoke - 11pm
Chelsea v Burnley - 11pm
Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 11pm 
Hull v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v West Brom - 11pm
Swansea v Man United - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 22
Man City v Newcastle - 1.30am**
Tottenham v West Ham - 8pm
Everton v Leicester - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 23
Southampton v Liverpool - 12.15am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Last 16 draw

(First leg ties on Feb 17-18, 24-25; Second leg on March 10-11, 17-18)

Paris St Germain (Fra) vs Chelsea (Eng)
Manchester City (Eng) vs Barcelona (Spa)
Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) vs Atletico Madrid (Spa)
Juventus (Ita) vs Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
Schalke (Ger) vs Real Madrid (Spa)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr) vs Bayern Munich (Ger)
Arsenal (Eng) vs Monaco (Fra)
FC Basel (Swi) vs FC Porto (Por)

Other Football Results

Asian Cup

Quarter-final: UAE 1 Japan 1 (UAE win 5-4 on penalties aet), Iraq 3 Iran 3 (Iraq win 7-6 on penalties aet), South Korea 2 Uzbekistan 0, China 0 Australia 2.

English FA Cup
Fourth round: Brighton 2 Arsenal 3, Bristol City 0 West Ham 1, Aston Villa 2 Bournemouth 1, Liverpool 0 Bolton 0, Man City 0 Middlesbrough 2, Chelsea 2 Bradford 4, Birmingham 1 West Brom 2, Cardiff 1 Reading 2, Derby 2 Chesterfield 0, Preston 1 Sheffield United 1, Southampton 2 Crystal Palace 3, Sunderland 0 Fulham 0, Tottenham 1 Leicester 2, Blackburn 3 Swansea 1, Cambridge United 0 Manchester United 0.

Dutch Div 1: Ajax 0 Feyenoord 0, FC Groningen 2 FC Utrecht 2, NAC Breda 0 Willem II 0, Go Ahead Eagles 1 ADO Den Haag 0, Cambuur 1 PSV Eindhoven 2, FC Zwolle 1 AZ Alkmaar 1, Dordrecht 1 Excelsior 0, SC Heerenveen 4 Vitesse Arnhem 1, FC Twente 2 Heracles 0.
Leading standings: PSV Eindhoven 49, Ajax 43, Feyenoord 35, FC Zwolle 33, AZ Alkmaar 32, FC Twente 31, SC Heerenveen 28, Cambuur 27, FC Groningen 25, FC Utrecht 24.

French Div 1: Nice 2 Marseille 1,  Lille 0 Monaco 1,  Guingamp 3 Lorient 2,  Montpellier 4 Nantes 0, Evian 1 Toulouse 0, Lyon 2 Metz 0,  Reims 0 Lens 0,  Rennes 1 Caen 4,  St Etienne 0 Paris St Germain 1.
Leading standings: Lyon 48, Marseille 44, Paris SG 44, St Etienne  40, Monaco 39, Montpellier 35, Bordeaux 33, Nice 31, Nantes 31, Rennes 30, Reims 29.

Portuguese Premier League: Sporting Lisbon 1 Academica Coimbra 0, Moreirense 2 Nacional 3, Belenenses 0 Penafiel 0, Vitoria Setubal 4 Rio Ave 1, Estoril 1 Arouca 0, Martimo Funchal 1 FC Porto 0, Boavista 1 Sporting Braga 0, Vitoria Guimaraes 2 Gil Vicente 2.
Leading standings: Benfica 46, FC Porto 40, Sporting Lisbon 39, Vitoria Guimaraes 35, Sporting Braga 31, 
Belenenses 27, Estoril 25, Rio Ave 24, Moreirense 24.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Memphis 101 Philadelphia 83, Portland 103 Washington 96, Milwaukee 101 Detroit 86, Charlotte 76 New York 71, Utah 108 Brooklyn 73.

Tennis

Australian Open

Fourth Round

Men’s singles: Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8); Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt David Ferrer (Spa) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

Women’s singles: Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) bt Victoria Azarenka (Blr) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3; Serena Williams (US) bt Garbine Muguruza (Spa) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; Madison Keys (US) bt Madison Brengle (US) 6-2, 6-4.

Golf

Humana Challenge

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 266: Bill Haas 67-63-69-67; 267: Charley Hoffman 71-63-69-64, Brendan Steele 67-68-68-64, Park Sung-joon (Kor) 68-67-67-65, Steve Wheatcroft 65-67-68-67, Matt Kuchar 65-64-71-67; 268: Webb Simpson 70-66-68-64, Boo Weekley 70-66-67-65, Justin Thomas 68-63-68-69; 269: Colt Knost 71-67-68-63, Francesco Molinari (Ita) 64-71-67-67, Ryan Palmer 71-61-68-69, Erik Compton 66-66-67-70; 270: Nick Watney 67-64-71-68; 271: Shawn Stefani 75-66-63-67, Lucas Glover 68-69-66-68, Martin Laird (Sco) 68-66-68-69, Alex Cejka (Cze) 68-64-70-69, Michael Putnam 63-67-69-72; 272: Mark Hubbard 69-69-67-67, James Hahn 67-67-73-65, John Peterson 64-70-69-69, Scott Pinckney 64-67-69-72.

Qatar Masters

Leading final round scores: 269: Branden Grace (Rsa) 67-68-68-66; 270: Marc Warren (Sco) 71-65-67-67; 271: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 69-66-68-68; 272: Eddie Pepperell (Eng) 69-71-65-67; 273: An Byeong-hun (Kor) 67-69-72-65, Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 67-69-67-70, Grgory Bourdy (Fra) 70-68-70-65; 274: Alejandro Caizares (Spa) 67-70-68-69; 275: Alexander Norn (Swe) 67-71-72-65; 276: Oliver Fisher (Eng) 65-73-69-69, Benjamin Hbert (Fra) 72-68-69-67; 277: George Coetzee (Rsa) 68-67-70-72; 278: Justin Rose (Eng) 68-73-69-68, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 70-71-71-66, Magnus Carlsson (Swe) 71-69-70-68, Johan Carlsson (Swe) 74-65-69-70, Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 73-70-67-68, Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 70-73-67-68.

Kinrara Closed Championship

Leading final round scores: 274: Kenneth De Silva 66-70-68-70; 275: Sukree Othman 65-70-74-66, R. Nachimuthu 68-72-66-69; 276: Nicholas Fung 69-70-71-66; 277: Shaaban Hussin 69-68-69-71; 278: Kemarol Baharin 69-69-71-69, Muhd Wafiyuddin Abdul Manaf 70-70-70-68; 279: Hans Jamil 70-69-68-72, Mohd Amli Mohd Mohiyaden 70-74-66-69, Mohd Nazri Mohd Zain 73-69-70-67; 280: Airil Rizman Zahari 72-72-68-68.

Bowling

Asian Championships

Masters finals (first block)

Men: 1. Ryan Lalisang (Ina) 1973, 2. Choi Bok-eum (Kor) 1894, 3. Mostafa Al Mousawi (Kuw) 1880; Selected Malaysians: 6. Rafiq Ismail 1785, 7. Johnathan Chan 1776, 8. Muhd Nur Aiman Khairuddin 1774.

Women: 1. New Hui Fen (Sin) 2099, 2. Lee Young-sung (Kor) 1848, 3. Alisha Nabila Larasati (Ina) 1824; Selected Malaysians: 4. Dayang Khairuniza Abang Jamalidon 1,819, 7. Sin Li Jane 1777, 11. Natasha Roslan 1727, 12. Hee Kar Yen 1713, 13. Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi 1696.

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Sports Calendar

January

ATHLETICS

Jan 2: Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, Japan
Jan 3: Xiamen International Marathon, China
Jan 18: Houston Marathon, USA
Jan 23: Dubai Marathon
Jan 25: Hong Kong Marathon; Osaka Women's Marathon, Japan
Jan 31: Karlsruhe-IAAF Indoor Meet, Germany

BADMINTON

Jan 13-18: Malaysia Masters, Kuching
Jan 15-18: Swedish Masters, Sweden
Jan 20-25: Syed Modi Championships, India
Jan 27-Feb 1: China International Challenge

BOWLING

Jan 2-11: Brunswick Ballmaster Open, Finland
Jan 11-18: Irish Open Championships, Dublin
Jan 15-26: Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, Thailand

CYCLING

Jan 17-25: Tour Down Under, Australia
Jan 17-18: Track Cycling World Cup, Colombia
Jan 29-Feb 1: New Zealand Cycle Classic

FOOTBALL

Jan 9-31: AFC Asian Cup, Australia
Jan 17-Feb 8: African Cup of Nations,Equatorial Guinea

GOLF

Jan 9-12: Tournament of Champions, Hawaii, USA
Jan 15-18: Sony Open, Hawaii, USA
Jan 22-25: Humana Challenge, California, USA
Jan 29-Feb 1: Phoenix Open, Arizona, USA

HOCKEY

Jan 17-25: World League Round 2 (Men), Singapore

MOTORSPORT

Jan 10: Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix, Argentina

SQUASH

Jan 2-6: British Junior Open, Sheffield, England
Jan 14-23: Tournament of Champions; New York, USA
Jan 21-26: Greenwich Open, Connecticut, USA
Jan 22-27: Motor City Open, Michigan, USA
Jan 27-Feb 1: Winnipeg Women's Open, Manitoba, Canada
Jan 29-Feb 3: Cleveland Classic, Ohio, USA

TENNIS

Jan 4-10: Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia
Jan 4-11: Brisbane International, Australia
Jan 5-11: Chennai Open, India
Jan 5-10: Qatar Open, Doha
Jan 12-17: Apia International Sydney, Australia
Jan 12-17: Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 19-Feb 1: Australian Open, Melbourne

February

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Feb 1: NFL Superbowl, Arizona, USA

ATHLETICS

Feb 1: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Moscow, Russia
Feb 7: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Boston, USA
Feb 19: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 21: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Birmingham, Britain
Feb 22: Tokyo Marathon, Japan

BADMINTON

Feb 18-21: Austrian Open, Vienna
Feb 24-March 1: German Open, Mulheim an der Ruhr

CRICKET

Feb 14-March 29: World Cup, Australia and New Zealand

CYCLING

Feb 18-22: World Track Championships, TBA

DIVING

Feb 20-22: Diving Grand Prix, Germany

FOOTBALL

Feb 3- Aug 5: Copa Libertadores, various locations
Feb 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 First Leg, various locations
Feb 24-25: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations

GOLF

Feb 2-8: Farmers Insurance Open, California, USA
Feb 9-15: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, California, USA
Feb 23-March 1: The Honda Classic, Florida, USA

SQUASH

Feb 4-8: Delaware Open (Women), USA 
Feb 5-8: Swedish Open, Linkoping
Feb 24 - March 4: Windy City Open, Chicago, USA

TENNIS

Feb 2-8: Ecuador Open, Quito
Feb 2-8: Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France
Feb 2-8: Zagreb Indoors, Croatia
Feb 9-15: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Holland
Feb 9-15: Brazil Open, Sao Paulo
Feb 9-15: Memphis Open, USA
Feb 9- Nov 15: Fed Cup, various locations
Feb 16-22: Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 16-22: Delray Beach Open, USA
Feb 16-22: Open 13, Marseille, France
Feb 23-28: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, U.A.E
Feb 23-28: Mexico Open, Acapulco
Feb 23 - March 1: Argentina Open, Buenos Aires

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