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City will have edge over fatigued Liverpool, says Pellegrini

27 February 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City have will have the edge over Liverpool when the sides meet at Anfield because of the Merseysiders' gruelling Europa League efforts, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

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27 February 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes winning the League Cup 10 years ago revolutionised the competition as Premier League clubs have since started to take it more seriously.

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Ajax reset sights on European success

27 February 2015

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam have conceded their bid for a record-breaking fifth successive Dutch league title is over but are resetting their sights after progressing in the Europa League, according to coach Frank de Boer.

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27 February 2015

BELFAST (Reuters) - The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than Dec. 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

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27 February 2015

SHAH ALAM: Armed Forces are under pressure to start winning. Head coach B. Sathianathan is aware that his Super League side cannot come back with anything less than a win when they take on Premier League outfit T-Team at the Sultan Ismail Stadium in Kuala Terengganu in the FA Cup second-round tie on Saturday.

Exclusive - Nepal officials urge FIFA for full probe of own chief

27 February 2015

(Reuters) - All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) vice presidents are calling for world football's governing body to launch a fully- fledged probe into their own president Ganesh Thapa before his self-imposed four-month suspension runs out next week.

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27 February 2015

MADRID (Reuters) - Sevilla will need to tighten up in defence if they are to successfully defend their Europa League crown, coach Unai Emery said after his side squeezed past Borussia Moenchengladbach into the last 16 on Thursday.

China says football stars of future need training from birth

27 February 2015

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's footballing stars of the future need to start being trained from birth, the government said on Friday as President Xi Jinping signed off on a new plan to boost the country's much-maligned efforts at the sport.

China says football stars of future need training from birth

27 February 2015

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's footballing stars of the future need to start being trained from birth, the government said on Friday as President Xi Jinping signed off on a new plan to boost the country's much-maligned efforts at the sport.

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27 February 2015

NICOSIA (Reuters) - A pipe bomb exploded outside the home of a Cypriot soccer referee early on Friday, police said, the latest in a string of threats and attacks against referees and their families.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football


Sungai Ara FC 0 MISC-MIFA 1, N.Sembilan 2 UiTM FC 0, Sime Darby 5 PBAPP FC 1, Police 3 Sabah 0, Sarawak 1 Kelantan 2, KL MOF FC 1 Kuala Lumpur 3, Hanelang FC 0 Kedah 1.


Penang vs Perlis
(City Stadium, Penang)

Felda United vs Selangor
(Selayang Stadium, Kuala Lumpur)

Malacca vs Terengganu
(Hang Jebat Stadium, Malacca)

Shahzan Muda vs Perak
(Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan - 4.15pm)

T-Team vs Armed Forces
(Sultan Ismail Stadium, K. Terengganu)

Kedah Malays vs Lions XII
(Darulaman Stadium, Alor Setar)

SPA Putrajaya vs Kuantan FA
(MBPJ Stadium, Kelana Jaya - 4.15pm)

(Pasir Gudang Stadium, Johor)


Pahang vs JDT
(Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan)


Saturday, March 7
All matches at 8.45pm

Pahang v Sime Darby FC
JDT v Sarawak
Perak v Kelantan
Felda United v Lions XII
Terengganu v armed Forces
Police v Selangor

Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Felda United
3 4 7
3 4 7
Police 3 3 6
Terengganu 3 1 6
3 0 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

Southampton 0 Liverpool 2
Everton 2 Leicester 2
Tottenham 2 West Ham 2
Man City 5 Newcastle 0
Aston Villa 1 Stoke 2
Chelsea 1 Burnley 1
Crystal Palace 1 Arsenal 2
Hull 2 QPR 1
Sunderland 0 West Brom 0
Swansea 2 Man United 1

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
26 34 60
Man City
26 31 55
26 20 48
Man United
26 18 47
26 19 46
Liverpool   26 
9 45
26 5 44
West Ham 
26 8 39
Swansea  26 -4 37
Stoke City  25 -4 36
Newcastle  26 -11 32
26 -4 28
Crystal Palace 26 -9 27
West Brom
26 -10 27
Hull 26 -10 26
Sunderland 26 -14 25
QPR 26 -18 22
Burnley 26 -19 22
Aston Villa 26 -23 22
-18 18
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Feb 28
West Ham v Crystal Palace - 8.45pm
Burnley v Swansea - 11pm
Man United v Sunderland - 11pm
Newcastle v Aston Villa - 11pm
Stoke v Hull - 11pm
West Brom v Southampton - 11pm
Leicester v Chelsea - postponed

Sunday, March 1
Liverpool v Man City - 8pm
Arsenal v Everton - 10.05pm

Wednesday, March 4
Aston Villa v West Brom - 3.45am**
Hull v Sunderland - 3.45pm**
Southampton v Crystal Palace - 3.45am**

Thursday, March 5
Man City v Leicester - 3.45am**
Newcastle v Man United - 3.45am**
QPR v Arsenal - 3.45am**
Stoke v Everton - 3.45am**
Tottenham v Swansea - 3.45am**
West Ham v Chelsea - 3.45am**
Liverpool v Burnley - 4am**

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** 

** 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)

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 32 second-leg

Dinamo Moscow 3 Anderlecht 1 (agg 3-1), Legia Warsaw 0 Ajax 3 (agg 0-4), Inter 1 Celtic 0 (agg 4-3), Fiorentina 2 Tottenham 0 (agg 3-1), Olympiakos 2 Dnipro 2 (agg 2-4), Feyenoord 1 AS Roma 2 (agg 2-3), Zenit 3 PSV 0 (agg 4-0), Besiktas 1 Liverpool 0 (agg 1-1, pen 5-4), M’gladbach 2 Sevilla 3 (agg 2-4), Dinamo Kiev 3 Guingamp 1 (agg 4-3), Brugge 3 AaB 0 (agg 6-1), FC Salzburg 1 Villareal 3 (agg 2-5), Athletic Bilbao 2 Torino 3 (agg 4-5), Sporting Lisbon 0 Wolfsburg 0 (agg 0-2), Napoli 1 Trabzonspor 0 (agg 5-0), Everton 3 Young Boys 1 (agg 7-2).


Cleveland 110 Golden State 99, Phoenix 117 Oklahoma City 113 (OT).


Argentina Open

Second round: Carlos Berlocq (Arg) bt Fabio Fognini (Ita) 6-3, 6-0; Blaz Rola (Slo) bt Facundo Bagnis (Arg) 6-2, 6-1; Nicolas Almagro (Spa) bt Albert Ramos (Spa) 6-3, 6-4; Tommy Robredo (Spa) bt Renzo Olivo (Arg) 6-1, 6-2.

Dubai Open

Men’s singles

Quarter-finals: Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Marsel Ilhan (Tur) 6-1, 6-1; Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Roger Federer (Sui) bt Richard Gasquet (Fra) 6-1, rtd; Borna Coric (Cro) bt Andy Murray (Bri) 6-1, 6-3.

Mexico Open


Quarter-finals: Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukr) 6-4, 6-4; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Viktor Troicki (Srb) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Ryan Harrison (US) bt Ivo Karlic (Cro) 4-6, 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-4); David Ferrer (Spa) bt Bernard Tomic (Aus) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.


Quarter-finals: Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2; Caroline Garcia (Fra) bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) 6-2, 2-1, rtd; Timea Bacsinszky (Sui) bt Johanna Larsson (Swe) 6-3, 6-3; Sesil Karatantcheva (Bul) bt Monica Puig (Pur) 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4.

Qatar Open

Quarter finals: Carla Suarez (Spa) bt Petra Kvitova (Cze) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3; Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 6-2, 6-1; Venus Williams (US) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Caroline Wozniacki (Den) 6-3, 6-1.


Honda Classic

Leading first round scores (USA unless noted): 65: Jim Herman; 66: Brendan Steele; 67: Padraig Harrington (Irl), Martin Flores, Patrick Reed; 68: Daniel Berger, Scott Piercy, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Rory Sabbatini (Rsa), S.J. Park (Kor), David Lingmerth (Swe), Jamie Donaldson (Wal); 69: Ben Crane, Zach Johnson, Michael Thompson, Brendon de Jonge (Zim), Russell Knox (Sco), Luke Donald (Eng), Paul Casey (Eng); 70: Thomas Bjorn (Den), Nicholas Thompson, Sean O’Hair, Brian Harman, Rickie Fowler, Matt Every, Charles Howell, Jason Kokrak, John Huh, Robert Garrigus, David Hearn (Can), Lucas Glover, Ben Martin, Alex Cejka (Ger), Freddie Jacobson (Swe).

Honda LPGA Thailand

Leading second round scores: 130: Stacy Lewis (US) 66-64; 133: Amy Yang (Kor) 67-66; 136: Ariya Jutanugarn (Tha) 67-69, Lee Mi-Rim (Kor) 67-69, Caroline Masson (Ger) 70- 66 , Jenny Shin (Kor) 70-66; 137: Cristie Kerr (US) 68-69, Sandra Gal (Ger) 71-66, Catriona Matthew (Sco) 71-66; 138: Tseng Yani (Tpe) 66-72, Lee-Ann Pace (Rsa) 71-67; 139: Michelle Wie (US) 73-66, Brittany Lang (US) 66-73, Budsabakorn Sukapan (Tha), 67-72, Lexi Thompson (US) 68-71, Feng Shanshan (Chn)70-69, Mo Martin (US)68-71, Azahara Munoz (Spa) 69-70.

Windy City Open, Chicago

First round

Men: Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Fares Dessouki (Egy) 11-9, 3-11, 10-12, 11-7, 13-11; Saurav Ghosal (Ind) bt Max Lee (Hkg) 11-5, 4-11, 11-8, 11-13, 13-11; Nicolas Mueller (Sui) bt Omar Abdel Meguid (Egy) 9-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-9; Tarek Momen (Egy) bt Alan Clyne (Sco) 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9; Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Col) bt Zahed Mohamed (Egy) 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4; Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) bt Gregoire Marche (Fra) 11-5, 11-1, 8-11, 11-5; Marwan El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Mathieu Castagnet (Fra) 6-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-5; Amr Shabana (Egy) bt Chris Simpson (Eng) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8.

Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Olivia Blatchford (US) 11-3, 11-6, 12-10; Heba El Torky (Egy) bt Dipika Pallikal (Ind) 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6; Victoria Lust (Eng) bt Nouran Gohar (Egy) 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6; Alison Waters (Eng) bt Natalie Grinham (Hol) 12-10, 11-3, 12-10; Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Joshna Chinappa (Ind) 11-8, 11-3, 12-10; Madeline Perry (Irl) bt Samantha Teran (Mex) w.o; Annie Au (Hkg) bt Jenny Duncalf (Eng) 12-10, 11-4, 8-11, 11-8; Nour El Sherbini (Egy) bt Amanda Landers-Murphy (Nzl) 11-1, 11-4, 11-7.

German Open
(Matches involving Malaysians)

Third round

Men’s singles: Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Den) bt Goh Soon Huat 21-11, 21-15.

Second round

Women’s doubles: Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei bt Hsu Ya-ching-Pai Yu-po (Tpe) 21-13, 21-14.


Sports Calendar



Feb 1: NFL Superbowl, Arizona, USA


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


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


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


Feb 18-22: World Track Championships, TBA


Feb 20-22: Diving Grand Prix, Germany


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


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


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


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



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