Football

Andranik Teymourian (L) fights for the ball with  Muhamed Besic during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match in Salvador June 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Sergio Perez
France's national soccer team player Loic Remy attends a news conference at the theatre Pedro II at Ribeirao Preto, 336 km (208 miles) northwest of Sao Paulo, June 13, 2014.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Jul 22, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Manchester United head coach Louis Van Gaal talks to the media during a press conference a day before the game against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand looks on in front of flags of nations participating in the World Cup during a promotional event where he and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero compete for the most popular "selfie" in Singapore May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Bosnian midfielder Besic joins Everton

Remy's failed Reds move can't be due to fitness - Redknapp

Van Gaal relishes task of emulating Ferguson at United

New Old Trafford manager meant I was out, says Ferdinand

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Ecuador's Enner Valencia celebrates his team's second goal against Honduras during their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files

Valencia joins West Ham after work permit granted

29 July 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Ecuador striker Enner Valencia's move to West Ham United has been confirmed after the 25-year-old was granted a work permit, the Premier League side said on Tuesday.

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker (L), Mesut Ozil (2nd L) and Serge Gnabry (R) attend a team training session with ex-Arsenal player Robert Pires at their training ground in London Colney September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Critics claim fading stars unlikely to shine on in India

29 July 2014

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Robert Pires and Joan Capdevila will add a modicum of star quality to India's new franchise-based soccer league but critics believe the presence of such European veterans is unlikely to help develop the sport in the country.

A handbag with the logo of German sports goods firm Puma is pictured in a shop after the company's annual news conference in Herzogenaurach February 20, 2014.   REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Puma gets boost from World Cup, Arsenal deal

29 July 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - German sportswear firm Puma said sales of World Cup soccer boots and national team shirts as well as new Arsenal jerseys beat its expectations as it reported second-quarter earnings that fell less than feared and reiterated its outlook.

England's Luke Shaw is pictured before their international friendly soccer match against Ecuador in Miami, ahead of the 2014 World Cup June 4, 2014.         REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Shaw made to train alone as not fit enough for Van Gaal

29 July 2014

(Reuters) - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has ordered full back Luke Shaw to train alone, saying the 19-year-old is "not very fit" and unable to meet the Dutchman's expectations.

Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring a goal against Spain during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile

De Vrij heads to Lazio as Feyenoord sale continues

29 July 2014

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Netherlands World Cup defender Stefan de Vrij is poised to join Lazio from Feyenoord for a fee of around 8.5 million euros (6.72 million pounds), Dutch media reported on Tuesday.

Marcello Lippi, coach of China's Guangzhou Evergrande, gestures to Guangzhou Evergrande's Zhang Linpeng during their FIFA Club World Cup soccer match against Bayern Munich at Agadir Stadium in Agadir December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Lippi confident of Asian title defence for Guangzhou

29 July 2014

(Reuters) - Guangzhou Evergrande have looked far from convincing in their AFC Champions League title defence but coach Marcello Lippi believes they can beat Western Sydney Wanderers in the quarter-finals and go on to reach the final.

The U.S. national soccer team head coach Juergen Klinsmann (L) smiles as his team, including midfielder Julian Green, stretch during a training session at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 25, 2014.    REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bayern Munich goes Green for U.S. Tour

29 July 2014

(Reuters) - Julian Green has been touted as the new face of U.S. football but it is one few Americans recognise.

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after Germany won their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Judge rules tax fraud case against Messi will go ahead

29 July 2014

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish court will push ahead with the process of prosecuting Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion despite a recommendation from the public prosecutor the charges be dismissed.

Esteban Granero (R) challenges  Marouane Fellaini during their English Premier League soccer match in Liverpool, northern England April 13, 2013. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

QPR midfielder Granero joins Sociedad

29 July 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero has left promoted Queens Park Rangers for La Liga side Real Sociedad, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

Dick Advocaat during the Europa League soccer match in Alkmaar March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos

No excuses if we fail, says new Serbia coach Advocaat

29 July 2014

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia have top quality players and there will be no excuse for failure to qualify for the 2016 European Championship in France, new coach Dick Advocaat said on Monday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

SUPER LEAGUE

ARMED FORCES 1 SIME DARBY 1
KELANTAN 2 TERENGGANU 3
SARAWAK 0 JDT 1
PKNS 2 SELANGOR 2
PERAK 3 PAHANG 0
T-TEAM 0 LIONS XII 1

PREMIER LEAGUE

JDT II 1 SABAH 0
PENANG 2 SPA PUTRAJAYA 2
POLICE 2 KEDAH 3
UiTM 1 NEGRI SEMBILAN 1
PERLIS 2 FELDA UNITED 3
DRB HICOM FC 1 PBAPP FC 1

EPL Results & Standings

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Man City (C)
38 65 86
Liverpool
38 51 84
Chelsea
38 44 82
Arsenal
38 27 79
Everton
38 22 72
Tottenham
38 4 69
Man Utd
38 21 64
Southampton
38 8 56
Newcastle
38 -16 49
Stoke
38 -7 50
Crystal Palace
38 -15 45
Swansea
38 0 42
West Ham
38 -11 40
Sunderland
38 -19 38
Aston Villa
38 -22 38
Hull
38 -15 37
West Brom
38 -16 36
Norwich (R)
38 -34 33
Fulham (R)
38 -45 32
Cardiff (R)
38 -42 30

C - champion
R - relegated

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

Season 2014/15 commences on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014.

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Champions League second qualifying round, first leg: Valletta FC (Mlt) 0 Qarabag (Aze) 1, Slovan Bratislava (Svk) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 0, BATE Borisov (Blr) 0 Skenderbeu (Alb) 0, FC Sheriff (Mda) 2 Sutjeska (Mne) 0, Zrinjski Mostar (Bih) 0 Maribor (Svn) 0, Santa Coloma (And) 0 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Isr) 1, Rabotnicki Skopje (Mkd) 0 HJK Helsinki (Fin) 0, Sparta Prague (Cze) 7 Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Cliftonville (Nir) 0 Debrecen (Hun) 0, Partizan Belgrade (Srb) 3 Torshavn (Fro) 0, Dinamo Zagreb (Cro) 2 Zalgiris (Ltu) 0, KR Reykjavik (Isl) 0 Celtic (Sco) 1.

Commonwealth Games

ATHLETICS
(All finals)
MEN
100m: 1. Kemar Bailey-Cole (Jam) 10.00 seconds, 2. Adam Gemili (Eng) 10.10, 3. Nickel Ashmeade (Jam) 10.12.
Shot Put: O'Dayne Richards (Jam) 21.61m, Tom Walsh (Nzl) 21.19m, Tim Nedow (Can) 20.59m. 

WOMEN
100m: 1. Blessing Okagbare (Nig) 10.85 seconds, 2. Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jam) 11.03, Kerron Stewart (Jam) 11.07.
Hammer Throw: 1. Sultana Frizell (Can) 71.97m, 2. Julia Ratcliffe (Nzl) 69.96m, 3. Sophie Hitchon (Eng) 68.72m.

BADMINTON
Mixed Team
Final: Malaysia bt England 3-1 (Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing lost to Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock 14-21, 26-28; Chong Wei Feng bt Rajiv Ouseph 21-17, 19-21, 21-19; Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong bt Chris-Andrew Ellis 21-19, 21-17; Tee Jing Yi bt Sarah Walker 21-16, 21-17).

HOCKEY

Men's group stage: Malaysia 1 England 8, Canada 3 Trinidad and Tobago 1, South Africa 0 Australia 6, Scotland 4 Wales 3, New Zealand 2 England 1, Trinidad and Tobago 4 Malaysia 2.

LAWN BOWL
MEN
Pairs semi-finals: Scotland bt England 16-15, Malaysia bt Namibia 23-15.
Triples semi-finals: Northern Ireland bt Wales 20-12; South Africa by Australia 18-14.

WOMEN
Singles semi-final: Natalie Melmore (Eng) bt Colleen Piketh (Rsa) 21-18; Jo Edwards (Nzl) bt Catherine McMillen (Nir) 21-8.
Fours final: South Africa bt Malaysia 14-9.
Bronze playoff: New Zealand bt Scotland 21-15.

RUGBY SEVENS
Final: South Africa 19 New Zealand 12.
Bronze medal playoff: Australia 24 Samoa 0. 

SHOOTING
Final
Men’s 50m rifle prone: 1. Warren Potent (Aus) 204.3, 2. Gagan Narang (Ind) 203.6, 3. Kenneth Parr (Eng) 182.0. Selected: 5. Mohd Ezuan Nasir Khan 139.7, 18. Mohd Hassanul Adzhar.
Women’s 50m rifle prone: 1. Sally Johnston (Nzl) 620.7 (Games record), 2. Esmari van Reenen (Rsa) 620.1, 3. Jen Mcintosh (Sco) 619.5. Selected: 9. Muslifah Zulkifli 613.4, 13. Nur Ayuni Farahana Abdul Halim 612.3.
Men’s 50m pistol
Qualifying: 1. Jitu Rai (Ind) 562 (Games record), 2. Kristian Callaghan (Eng) 547, 3. Roger Daniel (Tto) 545. Selected: 9. Eddy Chew 534, 10. Choo Wen Yan 534.
Final: 1. Jitu Rai (Ind) 194.1, 2. Gurpal Singh (Ind) 187.2, 3. Daniel Repacholi (Aus) 166.6.

SQUASH
Women's singles 
Final: Nicol David (Mas) bt Laura Massaro (Eng) 12-10, 11-2, 11-5. 
Bronze medal playoff: Joelle King (Nzl) bt Alison Waters (Eng) 11-7, 11-7, 11-5. 

Men’s singles 
Final: Nick Matthew (Eng) bt James Willstrop (Eng) 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5.
Bronze medal playoff: Peter Barker (Eng) bt Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6. 

SWIMMING
MEN
50m breaststroke: 1. Cameron van der Burgh (Rsa 26.76, 2. Adam Peaty (Eng) 26.68, 3. Christian Sprenger (Aus) 27.46.
50m backstroke: 1. Ben Treffers (Aus) 24.67, 2. Mitch Larkin (Aus) 24.80, 3. Liam Tancock (Eng) 24.98.
100m freestyle: 1. James Magnussen (Aus) 48.11, 2. Cameron Mcevoy (Aus) 48.34, 3. Tommaso D’orsogna (Aus) 49.04.
100m butterfly: 1. Chad le Clos (Rsa) 51.29, 2. Joseph Schooling (Sin) 51.69, 3. Adam Barrett (Eng) 51.93.
200m backstroke: 1. Mitch Larkin (Aus) 1:55:83, 2. Josh Beaver (Aus) at 1:56:18, 3. Matson Lawson (Aus) 1:56:63.
4x200m: 1. Australia 7:07.38 (Games record), 2. Scotland 7:09.18, 3. South Africa 7:10. 36. Selected: 7. Malaysia (Lim Ching Hwang, Vernon Lee Jeau Zhi, Kevin Yeap Soon Choy, Welson Sim Wee Sheng) 7:26.74.

WOMEN
50m butterfly: 1. Francesca Halsall (Eng) 25.20, 2. Arianna Vanderpool Wallace (Bah) 25.53, 3. Brittany Elmslie (Aus) 25.91.
100m freestyle: 1. Cate Campbell (Aus) 52.68, 2. Bronte Campbell (Aus) 52.86, 3. Emma McKeon (Aus) 53.61. 
100m breaststroke: 1. Sophie Taylor (Eng) 1:06:35, 2. Lorna Tonks (Aus) at 1:07:34, 3. Alia Atkinson (Jam) 1:08:14.
200m butterfly: 1. Audrey Lacroix (Can) 2:07:61, 2. Aimee Willmott (Eng) at 2:08:07, 3. Maddie Groves (Aus) 2:08:44. 
200m backstroke: 1. Belinda Hocking (Aus) 2:07.24, 2. Emily Seebohm (Aus) 2:08.51, 3. Hilary Caldwell (Can) 2:08.55.
200m individual medley: 1. Siobhan O’Connor (Eng) 2:08.21, 2. Alicia Coutts (Aus) 2:10.30, 3. Hannah Miley (Sco) 2:10.74.
800m freestyle: 1. Jazz Carlin (Wal) 8:18:11, 2. Lauren Boyle (Nzl) at 8:20:59, 3. Brittany MacLean (Can) 8:20:91. 

TABLE TENNIS
Team event
Men 
Final: Singapore bt England 3-1.
Bronze medal playoff: Nigeria bt India 3-1.

Women
Final: Singapore bt Malaysia 3-0.
Bronze medal playoff: Australia bt India 3-1.

Golf

LPGA International Crown

Singles matches (2 points for win, 1 for halved match):
Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) bt Ariya Jutanugarn (Tha) 6 and 5, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) bt Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 8 and 6, Park In-bee (Kor) bt Caroline Hedwall (Swe) 4 and 2, Pornanong Phatlum (Tha) bt I.K. Kim (Kor) 1-up, Beatriz Recari (Spa) bt Mikaela Parmlid (Swe) 3 and 2, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) bt Mamiko Higa (Jpn) 3 and 2, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) bt Sakura Yokomine (Jpn) 1-up, Belen Mozo (Spa) bt Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 3 and 2, Mika Miyazato (Jpn) bt Onnarin Sattayabanphot (Tha) 3 and 1, Azahara Munoz (Spa) bt Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 2 and 1.
Final standings: Spain 15 points, Sweden 11, South Korea 10, Japan 10, Thailand 9.

Tennis

Washington Open

First round
Men’s singles: Benoit Paire (Fra) bt Frank Dancevic (Can) 6-4, 6-0; Robby Ginepri (US) bt Alejandro Falla (Col) 6-4, 6-2; Rajeev Ram (US) bt Jared Donaldson (US) 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 7-5; Tim Smyczek (US) bt Alex Kuznetsov (US) 6-3, 6-0; Malek Jaziri (Tun) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4; Bernard Tomic (Aus) bt Alejandro Gonzalez (Col) 6-3, 6-2; Donald Young (US) bt Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Marinko Matosevic (Aus) bt Illya Marchenko (Ukr) 6-4, 7-5; Lukas Lacko (Svk) bt Filip Peliwo (Can) 7-5, 6-3; Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) bt Francis Tiafoe (US) 6-4, 6-4.

Women’s singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) bt Polona Hercog (Slo) 6-3, 6-2; Vania King (US) bt Francoise Abanda (Can) 6-2, 6-0; Hiroko Kuwata (Jpn) bt Alison Riske (US) 6-0, 7-5; Taylor Townsend (US) bt Julia Goerges (Ger) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; Zarina Diyas (Kaz) bt Tornado Black (US) 6-4, 6-0; Shelby Rogers (US) bt Alize Cornet (Fra) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Kurumi Nara (Jpn) bt Madison Keys (US) 7-5, 6-3; Sorana Cirstea (Rom) bt Kiki Bertens (Ned) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

WTA Stanford

First round: Sachia Vickery (US) bt Zhang Shuai (Chn) 6-1, 6-2; Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt Kimiko Date-Krumm (Jpn) 6-1, 6-3; Naomi Osaka (Jpn) bt Samantha Stosur (Aus) 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5.

Cycling

Tour de France

21st and final stage (137.5km): 1. Marcel Kittel (Ger) GIA 3’20:50, 2. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KAT, 3. Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) GRM, 4. Andr Greipel (Ger) LTB, 5. Mark Renshaw (Aus) OPQ, 6. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) SKY, 7. Bryan Coquard (Fra) EUC, 8. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) OPQ, 9. Peter Sagan (Svk) CAN, 10. Romain Feillu (Fra) BSE, 11. Daniele Bennati (Ita) TIN, 12. Arnaud Dmare (Fra) FDJ, 13. Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC, 14. Adrien Petit (Fra) COF, 15. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) BKN all same time.

Leading overall standings: 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) AST 89’59:06, 2. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) ALM 7:37 behind, 3. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 8:15, 4. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 9:40, 5. Tejay van Garderen (US) BMC 11:44, 6. Romain Bardet (Fra) ALM 11:46, 7. Leopold Konig (Cze) APP 14:32, 8. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) TRE 17:57, 9. Laurens ten Dam (Ned) BKN 18:11, 10. Bauke Mollema (Ned) BKN 21:15, 11. Pierre Rolland (Fra) EUC 23:07, 12. Frank Schleck (Lux) TRE 25:48, 13. Juergen van den Broeck (Bel) LTB 34:01, 14. Yury Trofimov (Rus) KAT 36:41, 15. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) BKN 38:15.

Points: 1. Peter Sagan (Svk) CAN 431 points, 2. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KAT 282, 3. Bryan Coquard (Fra) EUC 271, 4. Marcel Kittel (Ger) GIA 222, 5. Mark Renshaw (Aus) OPQ 211.

King of Mountains: 1. Rafal Majka (Pol) TIN 181 points, 2. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) AST 168, 3. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) KAT 112, 4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 89, 5. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) ALM 85.

Team stage: 1. BMC 10’02:34, 2. Garmin 0:06 behind, 3. Omega Pharma 0:11, 4. Lampre 0:14, 5. Giant 0:17.

Team overall: 1. AG2R La Mondiale 270’27:02, 2. Belkin 34:46 behind, 3. Movistar 1’06:10, 4. BMC 1’07:51, 5. Europcar 1’34:57.

Motorsport

FORMULA ONE

Hungarian Grand Prix

306.630km (70 laps): 1. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull Racing 1’53:05.058, 2. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Scuderia Ferrari 5.200 seconds behind, 3. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 5.800, 4. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 6.300, 5. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 29.700, 6. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Scuderia Ferrari 31.300, 7. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull Racing 40.700, 8. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 41.000, 9. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 58.100, 10. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren Mercedes 1:06.800, 11. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Sauber 1:07.600, 12. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren Mercedes 1:17.800, 13. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 1:23.300, 14. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1 lap, 15. Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 1, 16. Max Chilton (Bri) Marussia 1.
Retirements: Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Caterham 9 laps, Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 11, Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 15; Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 23; Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Caterham 25; Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 34.

Drivers’ standings: 1. Nico Rosberg (Ger) 202 points, 2. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) 191, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) 131, 4. Fernando Alonso (Spa) 115, 5. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) 95, 6. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) 88, 7. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) 69, 8. Jenson Button (Bri) 60, 9. Felipe Massa (Bra) 40, 10. Kevin Magnussen (Den) 37, 11. Sergio Perez (Mex) 29, 12. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) 27, 13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) 11, 14. Romain Grosjean (Fra) 8, 15. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) 6.0, 16. Jules Bianchi (Fra) 2.0.

Constructors’ standings: 1. Mercedes 393 points, 2. Red Bull Racing 219, 3. Scuderia Ferrari 142, 4. Williams 135, 5. Force India 98, 6. McLaren Mercedes 97, 7. Toro Rosso 17, 8. Lotus 8, 9. Marussia 2.

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Sports Calendar

July

June 23-July 5
Wimbledon Championships – tennis
London

June 12-July 13
FIFA World Cup Finals – football
Brazil

July 3
Diamond League – athletics
Lausanne, Switzerland

July 6
British Grand Prix – Formula One
Silverstone

July 4-11
World Masters – squash
Hong Kong

July 5
Diamond League – athletics
Paris

July 5-27
Tour de France – cycling
England-France

July 8-13
US Open – badminton
New York

July 10-13
Women's Open – golf
Royal Birkdale, England

July 11-12
Diamond League – athletics
Glasgow, Scotland

July 11-13
German Grand Prix – MotoGP
Sachsenring

July 15-20
Chinese Taipei Open – badminton
Taipei City

July 15-20
Diving World Cup
Shanghai

July 17-20
The Open – golf
Liverpool, England

July 18
Diamond League – athletics
Monaco

July 20
German Grand Prix – Formula One
Hockenheim

July 23-Aug 3
Commonwealth Games
Glasgow

July 27
Hungarian Grand Prix – Formula One
Budapest

July 27-Aug 10
World Masters Championships – swimming
Montreal, Canada

August

July 23-Aug 3
Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Scotland

July 27-Aug 10
World Masters Championships – swimming
Montreal, Canada

Aug 4-10
Rogers Cup – tennis
Toronto

Aug 7-10
US PGA Championship – golf
Valhalla

Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
US

Aug 10
FA Community Shield – football
Wembley

Aug 10
Indianapolis GP – MotoGP
US

Aug 10-15
Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 12
UEFA Super Cup – football
Cardiff, England

Aug 12-17
European Championships – athletics
Zurich

Aug 13-24
European Championships – aquatics
Berlin

Aug 16
English Premier League season starts – football
England

Aug 16-21
Men’s World Junior Team Championship – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 16-28
Youth Olympic Games
Nanjing, China

Aug 17
Czech Republic GP – MotoGP
Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich

Aug 31
British GP – MotoGP
Silverstone

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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