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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Friday, March 6
Perak 0 Kelantan 0

Saturday, March 7
All matches at 8.45pm

Pahang v Sime Darby FC
JDT v Sarawak
Felda United v Lions XII
Terengganu v Armed Forces
Police v Selangor

Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
4 4 8
Felda United
3 4 7
4 0 7
Police 3 3 6
Terengganu 3 1 6
Sarawak 3 2 5
JDT 3 1 4
Lions XII
3 0 4
Selangor 3 -2 2
3 -2 2
Armed Forces
3 -5 0
Sime Darby
3 -6 0
EPL Results & Standings

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

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
27 35 63
Man City
28 32 58
28 23 54
Man United
28 21 53
Liverpool  28
12 51
28 19 49
27 6
Stoke City  28 -1 42
Swansea  28 -4 40
West Ham 
28 5
Newcastle  28 -11 35
Crystal Palace 28 -8 30
West Brom
28 -10 30
28 -8 28
Hull 28 -11 27
Sunderland 28 -16 26
Aston Villa 28 -23 25
QPR 27 -19 22
Burnley 28 -22 22
-20 18
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, March 7
QPR v Tottenham - 11pm

Saturday, March 14
Crystal Palace v QPR - 8.45pm
Arsenal v West Ham - 11pm
Everton v Newcastle - 11pm
Leicester v Hull - 11pm
Sunderland v Aston Villa - 11pm
West Brom v Stoke - 11pm

Sunday, March 15
Burnley v Man City - 1.30am**
Chelsea v Southampton - 9.30pm 
Man United v Tottenham - 12mn

Tuesday, March 17
Swansea v Liverpool - 4am**

Saturday, March 21
Man City v West Brom - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Swansea - 11pm
Newcastle v Arsenal - 11pm
Southampton v Burnley - 11pm
Stoke v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Tottenham v Leicester - 11pm

Sunday, March 22
West Ham v Sunderland - 1.30am**
Liverpool v Man United - 9.30pm
Hull v Chelsea - 12mn
QPR v Everton - 12mn

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Last 16 draw

(Second leg on March 10-11, 17-18)

Schalke (Ger) 0 Real Madrid (Spa) 2.
FC Basel (Swi) 1 FC Porto (Por) 1.
Paris St Germain (Fra) 1 Chelsea (Eng) 1.
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr) 0 Bayern Munich (Ger) 0.
Manchester City (Eng) 1 Barcelona (Spa) 2.
Juventus (Ita) 2 Borussia Dortmund (Ger) 1.
Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) 1 Atletico Madrid (Spa) 0.
Arsenal (Eng) 1 Monaco (Fra) 3.

Other Football Results

Europa League

Round of 16 (ties to be played March 12 and 19)

Everton (Eng) v Dynamo Kyiv (Ukr)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukr) v Ajax (Ned)
Zenit (Rus) v Torino (Ita)
VfL Wolfsburg (Ger) v Inter Milan (Ita)
Villarreal (Spa) v Sevilla (Spa)
Napoli (Ita) v Dinamo Moscow (Rus)
Club Brugge (Bel) v Beşiktaş (Tur)
Fiorentina (Ita) v AS Roma (Ita)

French Cup (quarter-finals): Brest 0 Auxerre 0 (Auxerre won 4-2 on penalties aet), Concarneau 1 Guingamp 2, Boulogne 1 St Etienne 1 (St Etienne won 4-3 on penalties aet), PSG 2  Monaco 0.

Italian Cup (semi-finals first leg): Juventus 1 Fiorentina 2, Lazio 1 Napoli 1.


Chicago 108 Oklahoma City 105, Portland 94 Dallas 75.


WTA Malaysian Open


Quarter-finals: Alexandra Dulgheru (Rom) bt Julia Goerges (Ger) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5; Jarmila Gajdosova (Aus) bt Kurumi Nara (Jpn) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Carina Witthoeft (Ger) 6-3, 6-1; Hsieh Su-wei (Tpe) bt Elizaveta Kulichkova 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-0.


Semi-finals: Liang Chen-Wang Yafan (Chn) bt Chang Kai-chen-Zheng Saisai (Tpe-Chn) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1.

WTA Monterrey Open

Second round: Caroline Garcia (Fra) bt Francesca Schiavone (Ita) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0; Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) bt Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4;  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) bt Johanna Larsson (Swe) 6-4, 6-4; Urszula Radwanska (Pol) bt Daniela Hantuchova (Slo) 6-2, 6-4.


Kelantan Closed Championship

Leading third round scores: 210: R. Nachimuthu 68-72-70; 212: Airil Rizman Zahari 71-69-72; 213: Akhmal Tarmizee 71-70-72, S. Murthy 68-69-76; 214: Shaaban Hussin 72-69-73; 215 Al-Warith Damian 73-72-70, Kemarol Baharin 72-72-71, Rizal Amin 70-74-71; 216 Irfan Yusoff 74-72-70, Low Khai Jei (a) 71-75-70, Wilson Choo 69 73 74; 217 Kim Leun Kwang 75-74-68, Nicholas Fung 74-73-70, Sukree Othman 74-71-72, Azman Basharudin 70-74-73.

HSBC Women’s Champions Open

Leading second round scores: 135: Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 69-66, Park In-bee (Kor) 66-69; 137: Azahara Munoz (Spa) 70-67; 138: Stacy Lewis (US) 69-69, Lydia Ko (Nzl) 68-70, Jenny Shin (Kor) 68-70, Karrie Webb (Aus) 68-70; 139: Jessica Korda (US) 72-67, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 71-68, Caroline Masson (Ger) 71-68, Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Eng) 70-69, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 70-69, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 69-70; 140: Haru Nomura (Jpn) 70-70, Danielle Kang (US) 70-70, Mo Martin (US) 68-72.

Puerto Rico Open

Leading first round scores (US unless noted): 68: Mark Hubbard; 69: Chris Smith, Billy Mayfair, Emiliano Grillo (Arg); 70: Dicky Pride, J. J. Henry, David Duval, Chad Collins, Scott Pinckney, Jon Curran, James Driscoll, Jonathan Byrd, Alex Cejka (Ger), Rod Pampling (Aus), Rafael Cabrera (Spa); 71: Jason Gore, Jerry Kelly, Eric Axley, Michael Bradley, Brandon Hagy, Andrew Svoboda, Chesson Hadley, Josh Teater, Shaun Micheel, Brendon De Jonge (Zim).

Africa Open

Leading first round scores (Rsa unless noted): 67: Matt Ford (Eng), Kevin Phelan (Irl); 68: Richard Bland (Eng), David Howell (Eng), John Parry (Eng), Eduardo de la Riva (Spa), Neil SChietekat; 69: Oliver Bekker, Tyrone Ferreira, Trevor Fisher Jnr, Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Gregory Havret (Fra), Tom Lewis (Eng), Chris Lloyd (Eng); 70: Felipe Aguilar (Chi), Seve Benson (Eng), David Drysdale (Sco), Mikael Lundberg (Swe), Shaun Norris, Adrian Otaegui (Spa), Erik van Rooyen, Mark Tullo (Chi), Julien Quesne (Fra), Justin Walters, Jaco van Zyl.

Cadillac Championship

Leading first round scores (US unless noted): 62: J. B. Holmes; 66: Ryan Moore; 68: Dustin Johnson, Alexander Levy (Fra), Rickie Fowler; 69: Brooks Koepka, Henrik Stenson (Swe); 70: Adam Scott (Aus), Gary Woodland, Charley Hoffman, Jim Furyk, Jamie Donaldson (Wal); 71: Shane Lowry (Irl), Jimmy Walker, Ryan Palmer, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood (Eng), Martin Kaymer (Ger), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa); 72: Victor Dubuisson (Fra), Luke Donald (Eng), Brendon Todd, Billy Horschel, Robert Streb; 73: Matt Kuchar, Cameron Tringale, Justin Rose (Eng), Danny Willett (Eng), Keegan Bradley, Morgan Hoffmann, Graeme McDowell (Nir), Rory McIlroy (Nir), Marc Warren (Sco), Sergio Garca (Spa), John Senden (Aus), Alexander Norn (Swe); 74: Danie Van Tonder (Rsa), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus), Koumei Oda (Jpn), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Russell Henley, Phil Mickelson, Bill Haas, Webb Simpson, David Lipsky, Ian Poulter (Eng), Kevin Na, Brandt Snedeker.

Windy City Open, Chicago


Men: Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) 11-7, 11-2, 11-7.

Women: Raneem El Welily (Egy) bt Nicol David (Mas) 14-16, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7.


First Round

Men’s singles: Marc Zwiebler (Ger) bt Lee Dong-keun (Kor) 21-17, 19-21, 21-19; Chou Tien-chen (Tpe) bt P. Kashyap (Ind) 21-13, 21-12; Takuma Euda (Jpn) bt Wang Zhengming (Chn) 21-12, 21-15; Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) bt Son Wan-ho (Kor) 21-16, 18-21, 21-19; Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Ina) bt Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 21-12, 21-12; Kento Momota (Jpn) bt K. Srikanth (Ind) 21-18, 12-21, 21-15; Lin Dan (Chn) bt Wei Nan (Hkg) 21-14, 12-21, 21-16; Sho Sasaki (Jpn) bt Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Den) 13-21, 21-15, 21-16; H.S. Prannoy (Ind) bt Brice Leverdez (Fra) 16-21, 21-8, 21-18; Tian Houwei (Chn) bt Ajay Jayaram (Ind) 21-14, 19-21, 21-14; Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) 21-16, 21-17; Gi Jung-kim-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) bt Phillip Chew-Sattawat Pongnairat (Usa) 21-6, 21-13; Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) bt Kenichi Tago (Jpn) 21-19, 21-16; Jan O Jorgensen (Den) bt Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) 22-20, 21-11; Scott Evans (Irl) bt Hu Yun (Hkg) 22-20, 21-18, 21-17.

Men’s doubles: Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (Jpn) bt Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira-Ade Yusuf (Ina) 21-18, 21-12; Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) bt Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) 21-19, 21-18; Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Ina) bt Max Schwenger-Josche Zurwonne (Ger) 21-16, 21-17; Angga Pratama-Ricky Karanda Suwandi (Ina) bt Cai Yun-Lu Kai (Chn) 18-21, 21-17, 21-14; Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) bt Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den) 21-6, 18-21, 21-17; Mads Conrad-Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding (Den) bt Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) 21-16, 21-19; Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan (Chn) bt Markis Kido-Agrippinna Prima Rahmanto Putra (Ina) 21-16, 21-13; Andrei Adistia-Hendra Aprida Gunawan (Ina) bt Choi Sol-kyu-Ko Sung-hyun (Kor) 22-20, 19-21, 21-15.

Matches involving Malaysian in other events

Women’s doubles first round: Reika Kakiiwa-Miyuki Maeda (Jpn) bt Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei 15-21, 21-11, 21-16.

Mixed doubles first round: Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing bt Gi Jung-kim-Shin Seung-chan (Kor) 21-19, 19-21, 21-19.


Sports Calendar



March 6-8: 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships, Czech Republic


March 3-8: All-England Open, Birmingham
March 10-15: Swiss Open, Basel
March 17-22: Vietnam International Challenge, Hanoi
March 18-21: Polish Open, Arlamow
March 24-29: India Open, New Delhi
March 31- April 5: Maybank Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur


March 20-26: DIBC Open Bowling Tournament, Dubai
March 22-31: Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, Macau


March 8-15: Le Tour de Langkawi


March 13-5: World Series, Beijing
March 19-21: World Series, Dubai


March 10-11: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations
March 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations


March 2-8: World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Florida
March 9-15: Valspar Championship, Florida
March 16-22: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Florida
March 23-29: Valero Texas Open, US


March 7-15: World League Round 2 (Women), New Delhi


March 14: Formula E: Miami ePrix, Florida, US
March 15: Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne
March 29: Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Sepang
March 29: Qatar MotoGP Grand Prix, Losail


March 13-20: Dubai Open (Men), UAE
March 23-27: Canary Wharf Classic (Men), London
March 31 - Apr 5: Open de Paris (Men), Paris


March 6-8: Davis Cup (First round), various locations
March 9-16: BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, US
March 23-30: Miami Open, US



Apr 5: Daegu International Marathon, South Korea
Apr 12: Milano Marathon, Italy.
             Mangyoungdae Marathon, North Korea
             Brighton Marathon, Britain
             Rotterdam Marathon, Holland
             Santiago Marathon, Chile
             Paris Marathon, France
             Vienna City Marathon, Austria
Apr 19: Hannover Marathon, Germany
             Nagano Marathon, Japan
Apr 20: Boston Marathon, USA
Apr 26: London Marathon, England
     Madrid Marathon, Spain


Apr 7-12: Singapore Open
Apr 14-19: China Masters, Changzhou
April 21-16: Asia Championships, China
Apr 28-May 3: New Zealand Open, Auckland


Apr 2-5: Grand Prix, Mexico
Apr 9-12: Grand Prix, Canada
Apr 16-19: Grand Prix, Puerto Rico
Apr 24-26: World Series, Russia


Apr 14-15: Champions League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 16: Europa League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 18-19: FA Cup semi-finals, Wembley
Apr 21-22: Champions League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 23: Europa League quarter-finals first leg


Asian Tour
Apr 23-26:
Indonesian Open, Jakarta

Apr 2-5: Houston Open, Texas
Apr 9-12: US Masters, Georgia
Apr 16-19: RBC Heritage, South Carolina
Apr 23-26: Zurich Classic, Louisiana
Apr 29-May 3: World Golf Championships Match Play, San Francisco

European Tour
Apr 23-26:
China Open, Shanghai

Apr 2-5:
ANA Inspiration, California
Apr 15-18: Lotte Championship, Hawaii
Apr 23-26: Swinging Skirts Classic, San Francisco


Apr 10-12: Grand Prix of the Americas, Texas
Apr 17-19: Argentinian Grand Prix, Temas de Rio


Apr 10-12: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
Apr 17-19: Bahrain Grand Prix, Shakir


March 31-Apr 5: Paris Open (men), France
Apr 2-10: El Gouna International (men), Egypt
Apr 7-12: Texas Open (women), USA
Apr 20-24: Malaysian Tour Leg 2
Apr 13-19: Grasshopper Cup (men), Switzerland
Apr 29-May 2: Canadian Championships


Apr 6-12: Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco
                US Men’s Clay Court Championship, Houston
Apr 12-19: Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco
Apr 20-26: Barcelona Open, Spain
                  BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy, Romania
Apr 27-May 3: BMW Open, Germany
                        Estoril Open, Portugal
                        Istanbul Open, Turkey


Apr 26-May 3: World Championships, China