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Nara looks to Kei to lift women’s tennis in Japan

2 March 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: China’s Li Na and Japan’s Kei Nishikori have certainly taken tennis to new heights in Asia. And Japan's no.1 woman player Kurumi Nara looks up to him in her quest to climb up the rankings.

Another week of uncertainty for stricken Parma

2 March 2015

MILAN (Reuters) - Stricken Parma face yet another week of uncertainty with no sign of an end to the financial chaos at the once-proud club where the players have not been paid all season and even have to do their own laundry.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman reacts after their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park in Newcastle, northern England January 17, 2015.     REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Southampton can still make Champions League - Koeman

2 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Southampton can still qualify for the Champions League but need to be more ruthless in front of goal to keep their European dream alive, manager Ronald Koeman said on Monday.

Malaysian football legend’s son hopes to make father proud

2 March 2015

PETALING JAYA: Former national striker Shaharuddin Abdullah is a legend. Just like the late Mokhtar Dahari, Abdul Ghani Minhat and the Bakar brothers, Ali and Isa.

Chelsea salute rookie Zouma's role in Cup final victory

2 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho clearly saw Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen as Tottenham Hotspur's two chief League Cup final weapons and the way the pair were subdued played a key role in Chelsea's 2-0 Wembley triumph.

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One trophy in the bag, Chelsea continue title pursuit

2 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Suggestions that Chelsea effectively bagged two trophies on Sunday were presumptuous but they make the trip across town to West Ham United on Wednesday with a vice-like grip on the Premier League title race.

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria takes a free kick during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England November 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Di Maria will get back to his best at United - Rooney

2 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Angel Di Maria is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, captain Wayne Rooney said.

Villarreal's players celebrate Gerard Moreno's goal against Getafe during their Spanish King's Cup quarterfinal second leg soccer match at Colisseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, outside Madrid January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Yellow Submarine need special splash to sink Barca

2 March 2015

MADRID (Reuters) - Villarreal have proved they can go toe to toe with Spain's elite this season but the team known as the 'Yellow Submarine' will need something special to get past Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup semi-finals.

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Misfiring Man City must change and adapt

2 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - If you were to ask Premier League fans which attacking players they would like their clubs to sign given a limitless budget, the likes of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and David Silva would be at the top of most wish lists.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Villarreal during their Spanish first division soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Real's La Liga stumble promises mouthwatering 'Clasico'

2 March 2015

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid's draw at home to Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday not only cut their lead over second-placed Barcelona to two points but also means the 'Clasico' in three weeks time is likely to have added piquancy.

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Malaysian Football

FA CUP SECOND ROUND

Penang 1 Perlis 0, Felda United 2 Selangor 2 (aet, Selangor win 4-2 on penalties), Malacca 1 Terengganu 3, Shahzan Muda 1 Perak 3, T-Team 3 Armed Forces 0 (aet), Kedah Malays 0 Lions XII 4, SPA Putrajaya 3 Kuantan FA 0, JDT II 2 PKNS FC 1.

Monday

Pahang vs JDT

SUPER LEAGUE

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
Perak
3 4 7
Police 3 3 6
Terengganu 3 1 6
Kelantan 
3 0 6
Sarawak 3 2 5
JDT 3 1 4
Lions XII
3 0 4
Selangor 3 -2 2
Pahang
3 -2 2
Armed Forces
3 -5 0
Sime Darby
3 -6 0
EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
26 34 60
Man City
27 30 55
Arsenal
27 22 51
Man United
27 20 50
Liverpool   27 
10 48
Southampton
27 18 46
Tottenham
26 5 44
Swansea  27 -3 40
West Ham 
27 6 39
Stoke City  27 -3 39
Newcastle  27 -10 35
Crystal Palace 27 -7 30
West Brom
27 -9 30
Everton
27 -6 28
Hull 27 -11 26
Sunderland 27 -16 25
QPR 26 -18 22
Burnley 27 -20 22
Aston Villa 27 -24 22
Leicester
26
-18 18
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

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

(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)

English League Cup: Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0.

English Championship: Norwich 2 Ipswich 0,Birmingham 1 Brentford 0, Blackpool 1 Wigan Athletic 3, Bolton 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0, Bournemouth 0 Blackburn 0, Cardiff 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 3 Huddersfield Town 0, Fulham 2 Derby County 0, Leeds 2 Watford 3, Reading 0 Nottingham Forest 3, Rotherham United 2 Millwall 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2 Middlesbrough 0.
Leading standings: 1. Derby 65, 2. Middlesbrough 63, 3. Watford 62, 4. Bournemouth 60, 5. Ipswich 60.

Dutch Div 1: PSV Eindhoven 1 Ajax 3, Excelsior 3 Heerenveen 0, Groningen 1 ADO Den Haag 1, Utrecht 0 Feyenoord 0, Vitesse Arnhem 2 FC Zwolle 1, FC Twente 1 NAC Breda 1, AZ Alkmaar 2 Willem II 0, Cambuur 1 Heracles 0, Dordrecht 2 Go Ahead Eagles 1.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 64, 2. Ajax 53, 3. AZ Alkmaar 47, 4. Feyenoord 45, 5. Vitesse Arnhem 40.

French Div 1: Monaco 0 Paris St Germain 0, Nantes 1 Guingamp 0, Montpellier 2 Nice 1, Lille 2 Lyon 1, Bordeaux 1 Reims 1, Toulouse 1 Saint-Etienne 1, Lorient 2 SC Bastia 0, Lens 0 Rennes 1, Metz 1 Evian 2.
Leading standings: 1. Lyon 54, 2. Paris St Germain 53, 3. Marseille 50, 4. Monaco 44, 5. Saint-Etienne 43.

German Div 1: Werder bremen 3 Wolfsburg 5, B. Moenchengladbach 2 Paderborn 0, Borussia Dortmund 3 Schalke 0, Bayer Leverkusen 1 Freiburg 0, Hoffenheim 2 Mainz 0, Hannover 1 VfB Stuttgart 1, Hertha Berlin 1 Augsburg 0, Eintracht Frankfurt 2 Hamburg 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 58, 2. Wolfsburg 50, 3. Borussia Moenchengladbach 40, 4. Bayer  Leverkusen 36, 5. Schalke 35.

Italian Serie A: Inter 0 Fiorentina 1, Cagliari 1 Verona 2, Atalanta 1 Sampdoria 2, Cesena 1 Udinese 0, Palermo 0 Empoli 0, Sussuolo 0 Lazio 3, Torino 1 Napoli 0, Chievo 0 AC Milan 0.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 57, 2. Roma 48, 3. Napoli 45, 4. Lazio 43, 5. Fiorentina 42.

Portuguese Premier League: Academica Coimbra 1 Arouca 1, Nacional 3 Vitoria Setubal 0, Penafiel 1 Moreirense 2, Porto 3 Sporting 0, Gil Vicente 1 Boavista 1, Benfica 6 Estoril 0, Rio Ave 0 Sporting Braga 2.
Leading standings: 1. Benfica 59, 2. Porto 55, 3. Sporting 47, 4. Sporting Braga 46, 5. Vitoria Guimaraes 40.

Scottish Premier League: Celtic 4 Aberdeen 0, Dundee United 0 Partick Thistle 2, Motherwell 2 Inverness CT 1, Ross County 1 Dundee 0, St Johnstone 0 Kilmarnock 0, St Mirren 1 Hamilton Academical 0.
Leading standings: 1. Celtic 63, 2. Aberdeen 57, 3. Inverness CT 53, 4. Dundee United 46, 5. Hamilton  Academical 41.

Spanish Div 1: Valencia 2 Real Sociedad 0, Sevilla 0 Atletico Madrid 0, Real Madrid 1 Villareal 1, Eibar 0 Athletic Bilbao 1, Granada 1 Barcelona 3, Rayo Vallecano 4 Levante 2, Almeria 0 Deportivo La Coruna 0.
Leading standings: 1. Real Madrid 61, 2. Barcelona 59, 3. Atletico Madrid 54, 4. Valencia 53, 5. Sevilla 46.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Houston 105 Cleveland 103, Golden State 106 Boston 101, LA Clippers 96 Chicago 86, Oklahoma City 108 LA Lakers 101, Portland 110 Sacramento 99, Charlotte 98 Orlando 83, Indiana 94 Philadelphia 74, New Orleans 99 Denver 92.

Tennis

WTA Malaysian Open

Singles: Kurumi Nara (Jpn) bt Stefanie Voegele (Swi) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Kateryna Kozlova (Ukr) bt Zheng Saisai (Chn) 6-3, 6-4; Duan Ying-Ying (Chn) bt Xu Yi-fan (Chn) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3; Luksika Kumkhum (Tha) bt Junri Namigata (Jpn) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) bt Jawariah Noordin (Mas) 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: Yang Zhaoxuan-Zhu Lin (Chn) bt Misa Eguchi-Sofia Shapatava (Jpn-Geo) 6-1, 3-6, 10-6; Darija Jurak-Klara Koukalova (Cro-Cze) bt An-Sophie Mestach-Emily Webley Smith (Bel-Gbr) 4-6, 6-3, 10-1; Naomi Broady-Carina Witthoeft (Gbr-Ger) bt Tatiana Bua-Patricia Mayr Achleitner (Arg-Aut) 6-0, 6-2; Liang Chen-Wang Yafan (Chn) bt Lyudmyla Kichenok-Nadiia Kichenok (Ukr) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7); Yuliya Beygelzimer-Olga Savchuk (Ukr) bt Peangtarn Plipuech-Varunya Wongteanchai (Tha) 4-6, 6-0, 10-4.

Golf

Honda Classic

Leading third round scores (USA unless noted): 201: Ian Poulter (Eng) 71-64-66; 204: Padraig Harrington (Irl) 67-66-71, Patrick Reed 67-67-70; 206: Brendan Steele 66-69-71; 207: Paul Casey (Eng) 69-70-68, Phil Mickelson 71-67-69, Russell Knox 69-68-70; 208: Jeff Overton 71-68-69, Jim Herman 65-72-71; 209: Joost Luiten (Ned) 71-71-67, Daniel Summerhays 71-68-70; 210: George McNeill 72-70-68, Scott Piercy 68-73-69, Daniel Berger 68-71-71, Jason Dufner 71-69-70, Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 68-71-71, Luke Donald (Eng) 69-67-74.

Honda LPGA Thailand

Leading final round scores: 273: Amy Yang (Kor) 67-66-71-69; 275: Tseng Yani (Tpe) 66-72-70-67, Lee Mi-rim (Kor) 67-69-70-69, Stacy Lewis (US) 66-64-73-72; 276: Kim Sei-young (Kor) 70-73-68-65, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 72-71-70-63; 277: Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 67-75-68-67, Park In-bee (Kor) 70-74-68-65, Sandra Gal (Ger) 71-66-68-72; 278: Feng Shanshan (Chn) 70-69-71-68. 

Joburg Open

Leading final round score (South African unless stated): 270: Andy Sullivan (Eng) 71-65-68-66; 272: Wallie Coetsee 66-65-70-71, David Howell (Eng) 66-69-68-69, Kevin Phelan (Irl) 67-68-71-66, Anthony Wall (Eng) 67-66-71-68, Jaco van Zyl 69-67-70-66; 273: An Byeong-hun (Kor) 65-72-70-66, Jacques Blaauw 67-69-67-70, Chris Swanepoel 70-67-67-69; 274: Thomas Aiken 67-67-70-70, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 67-67-72-68, Adrian Otaegui (Spa) 71-68-69-66; 275: Dean Burmester 64-73-73-65, Anthony Michael 68-67-69-71, Callum Mowat 71-65-71-68, Garth Mulroy 64-68-72-71, Paul Waring (Eng) 68-69-67-71.

Squash

Windy City Open, Chicago

Second round

Men: Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Daryl Selby (Eng) 11-8, 11-9, 11-9; Peter Barker (Eng) bt James Willstrop (Eng) 11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-6; Omar Mosaad (Egy) bt Alister Walker (Bot) 11-5, 11-6, 11-7; Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Cameron Pilley (Aus) 11-6, 11-6, 11-6.

Women: Emma Beddoes (Eng) bt Laura Massaro (Eng) 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7; Camille Serme (Fra) bt Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) 11-9, 11-13, 11-6, 11-5; Low Wee Wern (Mas) bt Rachael Grinham (Aus) 7-11, 11-2, 3-11, 11-9, 11-6; Raneem El Welily (Egy) bt Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy) 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8.

Badminton

German Open

All finals

Men’s singles: Jan O Jorgensen (Den) bt Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Ina) 21-12, 21-13. 

Men's doubles: Mads Conrad Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding (Den) bt Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) 22-20, 21-19.

Women's singles: Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Carolina Marin (Spa) 21-15, 14-21, 21-6. 

Women’s doubles: Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) bt Della Destiara Haris-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) 21-18, 17-21, 21-9.

Mixed doubles: Mads Pieler Kolding-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) bt Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Camilla Pedersen (Den) 21-18, 21-17.    

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Sports Calendar

March

ATHLETICS

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

BADMINTON

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

BOWLING 

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

CYCLING

March 8-15: Le Tour de Langkawi

DIVING

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

FOOTBALL

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

GOLF

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

HOCKEY

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

MOTORSPORT

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

SQUASH

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

TENNIS

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

April

ATHLETICS

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

BADMINTON

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

DIVING

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

FOOTBALL

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

GOLF

Asian Tour
Apr 23-26:
Indonesian Open, Jakarta

US PGA
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

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

MotoGP

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

FORMULA ONE

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

SQUASH

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

TENNIS

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

TABLE TENNIS

Apr 26-May 3: World Championships, China

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