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Barcelona's Luis Suarez (R) fights for the ball with Indonesia U19 player Hansamu Yama during a friendly soccer match near Barcelona September 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Albert Gea
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli looks on before the Italian Serie A soccer match against Bologna at Renato Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Giorgio Benvenuti

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Queens Park Rangers' manager Harry Redknapp is seen before their English FA Cup soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England January 4, 2014.    REUTERS/Darren Staples

Taarabt row is over as QPR move on says Redknapp

25 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says his row with striker Abel Taarabt is over and he is now concentrating on getting the player fit and back into the team.

Romania struggling to fill national coach's post

25 October 2014

(Reuters) - Another manager has turned down Romania's offer to coach the national team as the country races against time to fill the empty post before next month's Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland.

U.S., Costa Rica qualify for Women's World Cup

25 October 2014

(Reuters) - The United States and Costa Rica have qualified for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada after advancing to the CONCACAF Women's final on Friday.

European clubs consider April/May for 2022 World Cup

25 October 2014

BERNE (Reuters) - European clubs want April and May to be considered as possible months for staging the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger attends a news conference in Dortmund September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Wenger affords a smile as he remembers Battle of the Buffet

25 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsene Wenger often says he has no time to look back because he is so focused on the future but he spent a minute reminiscing on Friday on the 10th anniversary of the defeat to Manchester United that ended Arsenal's famous 49-match unbeaten run.

Newly reappointed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacts during a news conference at Stamford Bridge stadium in London June 10, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Mourinho is a very Special One, says Van Gaal

25 October 2014

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Louis van Gaal says the visit of Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday will be extra special for the Manchester United manager as he greets his "modest" former apprentice.

Argentina's River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo is pictured during their Copa Sudamericana soccer match against Paraguay's Libertad in Asuncion October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

'Babyface' Gallardo rejuvenates Argentine game

25 October 2014

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Marcelo 'Babyface' Gallardo made his River Plate and Argentina debuts at 17 and is now making waves as a young coach in the tough Argentine first division.

Barcelona's players Luis Suarez smiles during a training session at Joan Gamper training camp, near Barcelona October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Suarez to return in clasico, says Barca coach

24 October 2014

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Luis Suarez, whose four-month ban for biting an opponent expires on Friday, will make his official Barcelona debut in Saturday's La Liga clasico at Real Madrid, coach Luis Enrique said.

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring a goal against Arsenal during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Costa may return against United, says Mourinho

24 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Diego Costa, Ramires and John Mikel Obi could all return to the Chelsea squad for their Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said.

Italy's soccer player Mario Balotelli attends a training session during the Euro 2012 in Krakow June 21, 2012.   REUTERS/Tony Gentile

ANALYSIS-Why always me? Balotelli might have a point

24 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - When Mario Balotelli scored for his Manchester City side at the Old Trafford home of their bitter rivals three years ago, he lifted his sky blue shirt to reveal a message asking the question 'Why Always Me?'.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Semi-finals, second leg

Pahang 5 Kedah 0 (Pahang advance to the final with a 6-3 aggregate score)

Johor Darul Ta'zim v Felda United (Felda lead first leg 4-3)

EPL Results & Standings

West Ham v Man City


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
8 15 22
Man City
8 10 17
Southampton
8 14 16
West Ham
8 4 13
Liverpool  8 1
13
Man Utd
8 3 12
Arsenal 
8 2 11
Swansea  8 1 11
Tottenham  8 -1 11
Stoke 
8 -1 11
Hull 8 0 10
Aston Villa 8 -8 10
Everton 8 0 9
West Brom 8 -1 9
Leicester
8 -2 9
C. Palace 8 -3 8
Sunderland  8 -7 8
Newcastle
8 -6 7
Burnley
8 -9 4
QPR

-11 4
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Oct 25
Liverpool v Hull - 10pm
Southampton v Stoke - 10pm
Sunderland v Arsenal - 10pm
West Brom v Crystal Palace - 10pm

Sunday, Oct 26
Swansea v Leicester - 12.30am**
Burnley v Everton - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Newcastle - 8.30pm
Man United v Chelsea - 11pm

Tuesday, Oct 28
QPR v Aston Villa - 3am**

Saturday, Nov 1
Newcastle v Liverpool - 7.45pm
Arsenal v Burnley - 10pm
Chelsea v QPR - 10pm
Everton v Swansea - 10pm
Hull v Southampton - 10pm
Leicester v West Brom - 10pm
Stoke v West Ham - 10pm

Sunday, Nov 2
Man City v Man United - 8.30pm
Aston Villa v Tottenham - 11pm

Tuesday, Nov 4
Crystal Palace v Sunderland - 3am**

Saturday, Nov 8
Liverpool v Chelsea - 7.45pm
Burnley v Hull - 10pm
Man United v Crystal Palace - 10pm
Southampton v Leicester - 10pm
West Ham v Aston Villa - 10pm

Sunday, Nov 9
QPR v Man City - 12.30am**
Sunderland v Everton - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Stoke - 8.30pm
West Brom v Newcastle - 8.30pm
Swansea v Arsenal - 11pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Match week 3

Group A: Atletico Madrid 5 Malmo 0, Olympiakos 1 Juventus 0
Group B: Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 3, Ludogorets Razgrad 1 FC Basel 0
Group C: Monaco 0 Benfica 0, Leverkusen 2 Zenit 0
Group D: Anderlecht 1 Arsenal 2, Galatasaray 0 Borussia Dortmund 4

Group E: CSKA Moscow 2 Man City 2, AS Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7
Group F: Apoel Nicosia 0 PSG 1, Barcelona 3 Ajax 1
Group G: Chelsea 6 NK Maribor 0, Schalke 4 Sporting Lisbon 3
Group H: BATE Borisov 0 Shaktar Donetsk 7, FC Porto 2 Athletic Bilbao 1

Other Football Results

English Championship: Fulham 3 Charlton 0.
Leading standings: 1. Derby 26, 2. Watford 25, 3. Middlesbrough 23, 4. Wolves 23, 5. Norwich 22.

French Div 1: Toulouse 0 Lens 2.
Leading standings: 1. Marseille 25, 2. Paris St Germain 18, 3. Bordeaux 18, 4. Lyon 17, 5. Saint-Etienne 17.

German Div 1: Werder Bremen 0 Cologne 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 20, 2. Borussia Moenchengladbach 16, 3. Hoffenheim 14, 4. Mainz 14, 5. Wolfsburg 14.

Portuguese Premier League: Vitoria Setubal 0 Vitoria Guimaraes 1.
Leading standings: 1. Benfica 19, 2. Vitoria Guimaraes 17, 3. FC Porto 15, 4. Sporting Lisbon 13, 4. Martimo Funchal 12.

Russian Premier League: Ural Yekaterinburg 1 Arsenal Tula 0.
Leading standings: 1. Zenit St Petersburg 26, 2. CSKA Moscow 24, 3. Dynamo Moscow 19, 4. Kuban Krasnodar 19, 4. FC Krasnodar 18.

Scottish Premier League: Aberdeen 1 Motherwell 0.
Leading standings: 1. Hamilton 23, 2. Dundee Utd 22, 3. Inverness CT 20, 4. Kilmarnock 20, 5. Aberdeen 19.

Spanish Div 1: Celta Vigo 3 Levante 0.
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona 22, 2. Sevilla 19, 3. Real Madrid 18, 4. Valencia 17, 5. Atletico Madrid 17.

Golf

The McGladrey Classic

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 131: Russell Henley 68-63; 132: Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 68-64, Brian Harman 65-67, Andrew Svoboda 66-66; 133: Mark Wilson 67-66, Will MacKenzie 65-68, Fabian Gomez (Arg) 67-66: 134: Scott Piercy 67-67, Kevin Chappell 67-67; 135: Carl Pettersson (Swe) 68-67, Erik Compton 65-70, Bill Haas 69-66, Chris Kirk 68-67, William McGirt 68-67, Shawn Stefani 66-69, Andrew D. Putnam 68-67, David Lingmerth (Swe) 68-67, Robert Streb 69-66, Mark Hubbard 68-67, Derek Ernst 68-67; 136: Chad Campbell 68-68, Steven Alker (Nzl) 69-67, Ken Duke 67-69, Daniel Summerhays 68-68, Michael Thompson 65-71, Cameron Tringale 68-68, Chesson Hadley 66-70.

Macau Open

Leading second round scores: 132: Scott Hend (Aus) 62-70, Adam Groom (Aus) 65-67; 133: Martin Rominger (Swi) 65-68; 134: Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 61-73; 134: Chan Shih-chang (Tpe) 70-64; 136: Pariya Junhasavasdikul (Tha) 69-67; 137: Sam Brazel (Aus) 64-73, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 69-68, Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha) 67-70, Jaakko Makitalo (Fin) 69-68.

Perth International

Leading second round scores (Australia unless stated): 132: Peter Whiteford (Sco) 66-66; 133: Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 64-69; 134: Sihwan Kim (Kor) 66-68; 135: James Morrison (Eng) 72-63, David Drysdale (Sco) 67-68; 136: Richard Green 68-68, John Wade 64-72; 137: Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 68-69; 138: Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 71-67, Marcus Fraser 68-70, James Nitties 69-69; 139: JB Hansen (Den) 71-68, Ryan Fox (Nzl) 69-70, Josh Younger 69-70, Simon Wakefield (Eng) 72-67, Brett Rumford 67-72, Stephen Dartnall 68-71.

Tennis

WTA Tour Championships

Singles semi-finals: Simona Halep (Rom) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 6-2, 6-2; Serena Williams (US) bt Caroline Wozniacki (Den) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

Doubles semi-finals: Hsieh Su-wei-Peng Shuai (Tpe-Chn) bt Alla Kudryavtseva-Anastasia Rodionova (Rus-Aus) 6-1, 6-4.

Swiss Indoors

Quarter-finals: David Goffin (Bel) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-4; Ivo Karlovic (Cro) bt Benjamin Becker (Ger) 6-4, 6-4; Borna Coric (Cro) bt Rafael Nadal (Spa) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4); Roger Federer (Swi) bt Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

Valencia Open

Quarter-finals: David Ferrer (Spa) bt Thomaz Belluci (Bra) 6-1, 6-2; Andy Murray (Bri) bt Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4; Jeremy Chardy (Fra) bt Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) 6-1, 6-2; Tommy Robredo (Spa) bt Pablo Andujar (Spa) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

Motorsport

Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Grid positions

MotoGP: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 1:59.791, 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 1:59.973, 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 2:00.203, 4. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda 2:00.472, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 2:00.703, 6. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 2:00.740, 7. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 2:00.801, 8. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Ducati 2:01.119, 9. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha 2:01.263, 10. Alvaro Bautista (Spa) Honda 2:02.294.

Moto2: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 2:07.429, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 2:07.587, 3. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Kalex 2:07.706, 4. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex, 5. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 2:07.849, 6. Takaaki Nakagami (Jpn) Kalex 2:07.875, 7. Julian Simon (Spa) Kalex, 8. Johann Zarco (Fra) Suter 2:07.956, 9. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 2:08.133, 10. Axel Pons (Spa) Kalex 2:08.144.
Selected Malaysian: 18. Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 2:08.558, 29. Azlan Shah Kamaruddin Honda 2:09.782.

Moto3: 1. Jack Miller (Aus) Red Bull KTM 2:12.450, 2. John McPhee (Bri) Honda 0.459 seconds behind, 3. Jakub Kornfeil (Cze) KTM 0.566, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 0.590, 5. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.865, 6. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 0.984, 7. Danny Kent (Bri) Husqvarna 1.079, 8. Isaac Vinales (Spa) Calvo KTM 1.106, 9. Miguel Oliveira (Por) Mahindra 1.229, 10. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 1.259.
Selected Malaysian: 16. Hafiq Azmi KTM 2:14.413, 21. Ramdan Rosli KTM 2’:15.455, 22. Zulfahmi Khairuddin Honda 2:15.498, 31. Hafiza Rofa KTM 2:16.104.

Squash

Macau Open

Semi-finals

Men: Omar Mosaad (Egy) bt Ong Beng Hee (Mas) 11-8, 12-10, 11-8, Tarek Momen (Egy) bt Mazen Hesham (Egy) 11-7, 11-8, 11-9.

Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Jenny Duncalf (Eng) 11-8, 11-6, 11-6; Raneem El Welily (Egy) bt Rachael Grinham (Aus) 11-3, 11-4, 11-3.

Badminton

French Open

Quarter-finals

Men’s singles: Kento Momota (Jpn) bt Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Tha) 21-17, 15-21, 21-17; Wang Zhengming (Chn) bt P. Kashyap (Ind) 21-15, 13-21, 21-13; Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) bt Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Den) 21-13, 17-21, 21-18; Chou Chen-tien (Tpe) bt Viktor Axelsen (Den) 12-21, 21-18, 21-15.

Men’s doubles: Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) bt Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) 21-15, 18-21, 21-15; Andrei Adista-Hendra Aprida Gunawan (Ina) bt Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Markis Kido (Ina) 21-15, 21-13; Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin (Tpe) bt Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) 19-21, 21-18, 21-14; Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) bt Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata 22-20, 21-14.

Diving

Malaysian Grand Prix

MEN
3m springboard synchro: 1. Li Shixin-He Chao (Chn) 441.54, 2. Ooi Tze Liang-Ahmad Amsyar Azman (Mas) 414.45, 3. Sebastian Morales-Sebastian Villa (Col) 399.87.
10m platform synchro: 1. Zhang Yangquan-Chen Aisen (Chn) 474.30, 2. Ooi Tze Liang-Chew Yiwei (Mas) 386.55, 3. Zach Cooper-Tanner Wilfong (US) 348.57.

WOMEN
3m springboard: 1. Wang Han (Chn) 362.50, 2. Liu Huixia (Chn) 351.60, 3. Cheong Jun Hoong (Mas) 339.00.

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Sports Calendar

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

November

Oct 28-Nov 2
Tennis: WTA Tournament of Champions
Sofia, Bulgaria

Oct 31-Nov 3
Golf: PGA World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions 
Shanghai

Oct 31-Nov 2
F1: United States Grand Prix
Austin

Nov 3-9
Tennis: WTA Suez Open
Paris

Nov 7-9
F1: Brazil Grand Prix 2014
Sao Paulo

Nov 7-9
Golf: Mizuno Classic -LPGA
Mie, Japan

Nov 7-10
Golf: The McGladrey Classic -PGA
Sea Island, Georgia

Nov 8
Rugby: England vs New Zealand, Ireland vs South Africa, Scotland vs Argentina, Wales vs Australia.
Various venue

Nov 9
MotoGP: Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Nov 9-16
Tennis: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals -Indoor
London

Nov 11-16
Badminton: Maybank Malaysia International Challenge 2014
Kuching, Sarawak

Nov 13-16
Golf: Lorena Ochoa Invitational - LPGA
Mexico

Nov 13–21 
Squash: Men’s World Championship
Doha, Qatar 

Nov 14-16
Football: Euro Championships qualifying
Various venues

Nov 14-17
Golf: OHL Classic at Mayakoba - PGA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Nov 15
Rugby: England vs South Africa, Scotland vs New Zealand, Wales vs Fiji
Various venues

Nov 16-22
Bowling: Daejeon International Open 
Daejeon, South Korea

Nov 18-23 
Badminton: Hong Kong Open 
Kowloon

Nov 20-23
Golf: CME Group Tour Championship
Naples, Florida

Nov 21-22
Bowling: Qatar Bowling Open
Doha

Nov 21-23 
F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina

Nov 21-23
Tennis: Davis Cup World Group Final
France

Nov 22
Rugby: England vs Samoa, Ireland vs Australia, Scotland vs Tonga, Wales vs New Zealand
Various venues

Nov 22-Dec 20
Football: AFF Suzuki Cup
Singapore/Vietnam

Nov 25-30
Badminton: Macau Open 
Macau

Nov 27-Dec 3
Bowling: 15th Milo International Junior All Stars 
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Nov 27-Dec 7
Badminton: Axiata Cup
Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur

Nov 29
Rugby: England vs Australia, Wales vs South Africa
Various venues

Nov 29-Dec7
Hockey: Women’s 21st Champions Trophy
Mendoza, Argentina

December

Dec 1-6
Squash: Women’s World Team Championship
Niagara on the lake, Canada

Dec 2-4
Golf: USPGA Champions Tour - PNC Father-Son Challenge
Orlando, Florida 

Dec 3-7
Swimming: World Championships (short course)
Doha, Qatar

Dec 4-15
Bowling: World Bowling Championship 2014
Abu Dhabi

Dec 8-13
Badminton: Yonex Grand Prix
California, USA

Dec 6-14
Hockey: Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy
Bhubaneswar, India

Dec 12–19 
Squash: Women’s World Championship
TBA

Dec 17-21
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals
Dubai

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