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Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger (L) speaks to the media as teammate Matteo Darmian looks on after they and Morgan Schneiderlin (unseen) were introduced as the club's new signings at a news conference in Bellevue, Washington July 15, 2015.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Guardiola raises doubts over Schweinsteiger's fitness

4 August 2015

(Reuters) - Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has cast a doubt on Manchester United's new midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger by saying his former player was never fully fit during the last three seasons.

Club de Futbol Pachuca v Sunderland - Pre Season Friendly - Bonney Field Stadium, California, United States of America - 17/7/15. Sunderland's Lee Cattermole in action against CF Pachuca's Erick Gutierrez.  Action Images / Mark Avery

Cattermole targets top 10 return for Sunderland

4 August 2015

(Reuters) - Midfielder L3N10F2JB believes Sunderland are finally ready to shake off the tag of serial underachievers after narrowly escaping relegation in each of their last three seasons.

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

Ferdinand advises Stones to choose United over Chelsea

4 August 2015

(Reuters) - Former England international Rio Ferdinand feels Everton's John Stones should pick Manchester United over Chelsea if the defender prefers more playing time.

Football - Melbourne City v Manchester City - Pre Season Friendly - CBus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia - 18/7/15. Manchester City's Brandon Barker (C) in action. Action Images via Reuters / Jason O'Brien
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Man City hand teenager Barker new five-year deal

4 August 2015

(Reuters) - Manchester City have given 18-year-old winger Brandon Barker a new five-year contract to keep the promising English teenager at the club until 2020.

Queens Park Rangers' Bobby Zamora (L) is challenged by Manchester United's Marcos Rojo during their English Premier League soccer match, at Loftus Road in London January 17, 2015.    REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Zamora returns to Brighton after 12 years

4 August 2015

(Reuters) - Striker Bobby Zamora has signed a one-year deal to return to Brighton & Hove Albion after 12 years, the Championship club said.

AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic gestures during a training session in Shenzhen July 24, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Mihajlovic sets top-three target for Milan

4 August 2015

MILAN (Reuters) - Sinisa Mihajlovic has set AC Milan a top-three finish as the target for his first season in charge of the seven-times European champions. The Serbian coach, who resurrected Sampdoria during one-and-a-half seasons with the Genoa club in his previous job, became Milan's fourth coach in just over 18 months when he took over last month. Milan have had a miserable past two seasons, missing out on European football both times, and the club leadership has looked rudderless. "Our goal is to finish inside the top three in Italy, we know it will be difficult, that all the other teams have strengthened their squads but we have also built a strong team," he told reporters in Munich where his side face Bayern Munich on Tuesday in a pre-season tournament.

Juventus's new signing Khedira ruled out for two months

4 August 2015

MILAN (Reuters) - Juventus's new signing Sami Khedira will miss the first two months of the season with a thigh injury, the Serie A champions said on Monday.

Leicester sign Frenchmen Kante and Benalouane

3 August 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Leicester City have signed midfielder N'Golo Kante from French Ligue 1 side Caen, and Atalanta defender Yohan Benalouane, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

Football - Everton v Stoke City - Barclays Asia Trophy - National Stadium, Singapore - 15/16 ,15/7/15
Everton's Gerard Deulofeu
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Deulofeu likely to miss first game of season, Martinez says

3 August 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Everton's most expensive pre-season signing, Gerard Deulofeu, is expected to miss the opening Premier League game against Watford this weekend, manager Roberto Martinez said on Monday.

Football - Club de Futbol Pachuca v Sunderland - Pre Season Friendly - Bonney Field Stadium, California, United States of America - 15/16 , 17/7/15
Sunderland's Connor Wickham
Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Mark Avery

Wickham joins Palace from Sunderland

3 August 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - England Under-21 international striker Connor Wickham has joined Crystal Palace from Sunderland, the London club announced on Monday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League

Selangor 1 Police 1
Sarawak 0 JDT 2
Sime Darby 2 Pahang 4
Armed Forces 1 Terengganu 5
Kelantan 1 Perak 0
Lions XII 2 Felda United 1


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Pahang 
16 14 36
JDT 
16 13 34
Perak 
16 8 27
Lions XII 
16 3 26
Felda United
16 7 25
Selangor 
16 7 25
Terengganu 16 1 23
Police 
16 0 22
Kelantan
16 -2
21
Sarawak 16 -11 13
Armed Forces
16 -20 10
Sime Darby
16 -20 5
UEFA Champions League

Third Qualifying Round

First Leg: Celtic (Sco) 1 FK Qarabag (Aze) 0, HJK Helsinki (Fin) 0 Astana (Kaz) 0, Lech Poznan (Pol) 1 FC Basel (Swi) 3, Rapid Wien (Aut) 2 Ajax (Ned) 2, Salzburg (Aut) 2 Malmo (Swe) 0, Steaua Bucharest (Rom) 1 Partizan (Srb) 1.

EPL Results & Standings

Final standings for season 2014/15


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c) (q)
38 41 87
Man City (q)
38 45 79
Arsenal (q)
38 35 75
Man United (q) 
38 25 70
Tottenham (e) 
38 5 64
Liverpool (e) 38 4 62
Southampton
38 21 60
Swansea  38 -3
56
Stoke City  38 3 54
Crystal Palace 38 -4 48
Everton
38 -2 47
West Ham
38 -3 47
West Brom
38 -13 44
Leicester
38 -9 41
Newcastle  38 -23 39
Sunderland 38 -22 38
Aston Villa 
38 -26 38
Hull (r) 38 -18 35
Burnley (r) 38 -25 33
QPR (r) 38 -31 30

(c) = champion (q) = qualify for Champions League (e) = qualify for Europa League (r) = relegated

NOTE: Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich promoted to the Premier League.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2015/16

Saturday, Aug 8 - All matches at 10pm unless stated
Man United v Tottenham - 7.45pm
Bournemouth v Aston Villa 
Everton v Watford 
Leicester v Sunderland 
Norwich v Crystal Palace

Sunday, Aug 9
Chelsea v Swansea - 12.30am**
Arsenal v West Ham - 8.30pm
Newcastle v Southampton - 8.30pm
Stoke v Liverpool - 11pm 

Tuesday, Aug 11
West Brom v Man City - 3am**

Saturday, Aug 15 - All matches at 10pm unless stated
Aston Villa v Man United - 2.45am**
Southampton v Everton - 7.45pm
Sunderland v Norwich 
Swansea v Newcastle 
Tottenham v Stoke 
Watford v West Brom 
West Ham v Leicester

Sunday, Aug 16
Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 8.30pm 
Man City v Chelsea - 11pm

Tuesday, Aug 18

Liverpool v Bournemouth - 3am**
 
Saturday, Aug 22 - All matches at 10pm unless stated
Man United v Newcastle - 7.45pm
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
Leicester v Tottenham
Norwich v Stoke 
Sunderland v Swansea
West Ham v Bournemouth

Sunday, Aug 23
West Brom v Chelsea - 8.30pm
Everton v Man City - 11pm
Watford v Southampton - 11pm

Tuesday, Aug 25
Arsenal v Liverpool - 3am** 

Saturday, Aug 29 All matches at 10pm unless stated
Newcastle v Arsenal - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Sunderland
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Man City v Watford
Stoke v West Brom
Tottenham v Everton

Sunday, Aug 30
Southampton v Norwich - 1.30pm
Swansea v Man United  - 11pm

**
Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

English Charity Shield: Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0.

German Super Cup: Wolfsburg 1 Bayern Munich 1 (Wolfsburg win 5-4 on penalties)

French Champions Trophy: Paris St Germain 2 Lyon 0.

Club friendly: Marseille 2 Juventus 0, Stuttgart 4 Man City 2, HJK Helsinki 0 Liverpool 2.

Badminton

Perak Open

*BAM unless stated; all finals

DIVISION ONE

Men’s singles: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin bt Soong Joo Ven 21-11, 21-19.

Men’s doubles: Mohd Arif Abdul Latif-Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub (Nse-Sel) bt Darren Isaac Devadas-Vountus Indra Mawan (Kul-Sab) 21-19, 21-19.

Women’s singles: Tee Jing Yi bt Goh Jin Wei 21-16, 21-11.

Women’s doubles: Lim Yin Loo-Soong Fie Cho bt Vivian Hoo-Lee Meng Yean 18-21, 21-15, 21-18.

Mixed doubles: Lee Chong Wei-Vivian Hoo bt Tan Chee Tean-Shevon Lai Jemie 21-11, 21-15.

DIVISION TWO

Boys’ singles: Lee Zii Jia bt Tan Jia Wei 21-10, 21-8.

Boys’ doubles: Lee Jian Yi-Lim Zhen Ting (Sel) bt Chen Jia Huo-Shia Chun Kang (Nse-Joh) 13-21, 21-13, 21-18.

Girls’ singles: Ng Qi Xuan bt M. Thinaah 21-9, 21-15.

Girls’ doubles: Ng Qi Xuan-M. Thinaah bt Erica Khoo Pei Shan-Ti Wei Chyi (Kul-Joh) 21-18, 23-25, 21-17.

Mixed doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Teoh Mei Xing bt Lee Jian Yi-Ti Wei Chyi (Sel-Joh) 23-21, 24-22.

Tennis

Atlanta Open

Final: John Isner (US) bt Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 6-3, 6-3.

Brazil Cup

Final: Teliana Pereira (Bra) bt Annika Beck (Ger) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Swiss Open

Final: Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt David Goffin (Bel) 7-5, 6-2.

German Open

Final: Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Fabio Fognini (Ita) 7-5, 7-5.

Baku Cup

Final: Margarita Gasparyan (Rus) bt Patricia Tig (Rom) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0.

Golf

SapuraKencana National Qualifier

Leading first round scores: 71: Ben Leong, Danny Chia, R. Nachimuthu; 72: Wilson Choo; 73: Gavin Kyle Green, Irfan Yusoff, Nicholas Fung, Sukree Othman; 74: Anis Helmi, John Pang, Mohd Rizal Amin, S. Sivachandhran, Shaaban Hussin; 75: Kemarol Baharin, Kenneth De Silva, Kenneth Tobuse, Kim Leun Kwang, Nicholas Pua.

US PGA Quicken Loans National

Leading final round scores (US unless noted): 266: Troy Merritt 70-68-61-67; 269: Rickie Fowler 67-65-68-69; 270: David Lingmerth (Swe) 68-65-68-69; 272: Justin Thomas 66-71-68-67, Danny Lee (Nzl) 67-67-69-69, Bill Haas 67-71-64-70, Justin Rose (Eng) 66-71-65-70, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 70-68-64-70, Jason Bohn 67-67-67-71; 273: Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 63-68-71-71; 274: Chad Campbell 68-70-69-67, Steve Wheatcroft 65-73-68-68, Kim Whee (Kor) 68-66-67-73, Charles Howell 67-67-67-73; 275: Greg Owen (Eng) 66-68-73-68, Brian Davis (Eng) 70-70-66-69, Ollie Schniederjans 66-69-68-72; 276: Tiger Woods 68-66-74-68, Jason Kokrak 71-68-67-70, Kevin Chappell 64-68-67-77; 277: Will Wilcox 68-71-70-68, Jimmy Walker 71-63-73-70, Hudson Swafford 68-72-67-70, Brice Garnett 69-65-72-71, Pat Perez 67-67-72-71, Adam Hadwin (Can) 67-70-69-71, John Peterson 67-70-68-72, Cameron Tringale 68-69-67-73, Andres Romero (Arg) 69-69-67-72.

Women’s British Open

Leading final round scores: 276: Park In-bee (Kor) 69-73-69-65; 279: Ko Jin-young (Kor) 68-71-69-71; 280: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 67-72-73-68, Lydia Ko (Nzl) 66-73-72-69; 281: Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 68-69-72-72; 282: Teresa Lu (Tpe) 68-71-69-74; 283: Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 69-72-73-69, Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 68-72-70-73; 284: Amy Boulden (Bri) 71-74-68-71, Melissa Reid (Bri) 73-70-69-72, Minjee Lee (Aus) 69-72-70-73; 286: Maria McBride (Swe) 79-66-69-72; 287: Luna Sobron (Spa) 70-77-71-69, Cristie Kerr (US) 66-77-73-71, Kim Hyo-joo (Kor) 65-78-73-71, Yani Tseng (Tpe) 72-72-72-71; 288: Lee Mi-hyang (Kor) 70-75-74-69, Hannah Burke (Bri) 74-72-71-71, Stacy Lewis (US) 70-75-72-71, Lexi Thompson (US) 71-75-70-72; 289: Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Den) 70-78-76-65, Lee Jung-min (Kor) 70-75-76-68, Angela Stanford (US) 69-78-73-69;            290: Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa) 75-73-74-68, Feng Shanshan (Chn) 71-74-76-69, Yoo Sun-young (Kor) 71-73-74-72, Nicole Broch Larsen (Den) 69-74-70-77.

Madeira Island Open

Leading final round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 264: Roope Kakko (Fin) 66-71-64-63; 267: Scott Henry 66-70-65-66; 270: Andrew McArthur 68-70-69-63; 272: Pontus Widegren (Swe) 67-66-67-72, Sebastian Soderberg (Swe) 67-74-66-65; 273: Tom Murray 70-68-68-67; 274: Bjorn Akesson (Swe) 71-65-68-70, Brandon Stone (Rsa) 68-68-66-72, Callum Shinkwin 68-70-70-66; 275: Tiago Cruz (Por) 73-69-65-68, Fredrik Andersson Hed (Ned) 72-69-68-66, Ryan Fox (Nzl) 65-73-72-65; 276: Jose-Filipe Lima (Por) 70-68-69-69, Ricardo Santos (Por) 66-76-69-65, Pierre Relecom (Bel) 68-68-70-70; 277: Rhys Davies 67-71-67-72, Christopher Mivis (Bel) 70-69-69-69.

Paul Lawrie Matchplay

(Britain and Ireland unless stated)

Final: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) bt Robert Karlsson (Swe) 1 up.

Third placing: David Howell bt Marc Warren by 1 hole

Motorsport

Superbike World Championship

Race 1: 1. Jonathan Rea (Bri) Kawasaki 16 laps, 2. Chaz Davies (Bri) Ducati 0.121 seconds behind, 3. Max Biaggi (Ita) Aprilia 10.695, 4. Sylvain Guintoli (Fra) Honda 15.433, 5. Tom Sykes (Bri) Kawasaki 17.983.

Race 2: 1. Chaz Davies (Bri) Ducati 16 laps, 2. Jonathan Rea (Bri) Kawasaki 0.091 seconds behind, 3. Jordi Torres (Spa) Aprilia 5.008, 4. Sylvain Guintoli (Fra) Honda 13.130, 5. Michael van der Mark (Ned) Honda 15.801.

Leading overall standings: 1. Jonathan Rea (Bri) Kawasaki 452 pts, 2. Chaz Davies (Bri) Ducati 308, 3. Tom Sykes (Bri) Kawasaki 295, 4. Leon Haslam (Bri) Aprilia 259, 5. Jordi Torres (Spa) Aprilia 186.

Hockey

PREMIER DIVISION

Terengganu 2 KLHC 6
Tenaga Nasional 2 Maybank 1
Sapura 2 UniKL 1

DIVISION ONE

Group A
TNB Thunderbolt 3 MBI 0 
MASUM-USM 2 MSP-YP-SSP 3 
BJSS 3 MSNT-THT 1 

GROUP B
Politeknik Malaysia 2 ATM Airod 1 
Nur Insafi 4 UniKL Young Guns 3

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Sports Calendar

August

AQUATICS
July 24- Aug 9 : Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

ARCHERY
July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.
Aug 11-16: Archery World Cup Stage 3, Wroclaw. Poland.

ATHLETICS
Aug 22-30: IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China.

BADMINTON
Aug 10-16: BWF World Championships, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Aug 24-30: Vietnam Open GP Gold, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

BOWLING
Aug 10-16: Taiwan Open, Taiwan.
Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.

FOOTBALL
Aug 8-9: Premier League and Football League season starts.
Aug 11: Uefa Super Cup, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Aug 31: Football transfer deadline day.

GOLF
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, England.
Aug 3-9: World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio, US.
Aug 13-16: PGA Championship, Wisconsin, US.
Aug 17-23: Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, North Carolina, US.
Aug 20-23: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Vancouver, Canada.
Aug 24-30: The Barclays, Plainfield, New Jersey, US.
Aug 31-Sept 7: Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Massachusetts, US.

HOCKEY
Aug 21-30: Men’s and women’s EuroHockey Championships, England

SHOOTING
Aug 6-16: ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, Gabala, Azerbaijan.

SQUASH
July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.
Aug 5-9: Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia.

TENNIS
Aug 10-16: Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Canada.
Aug: 16-23: Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, US.
Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.

MOTORSPORTS
Aug 9: MotoGP Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indianapolis, US.
Aug 16: MotoGP - Grand Prix Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic.
Aug 23: F1 - Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Aug 30: MotoGP - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.

September

AQUATICS

Sept 25-26: FINA Swimming World Cup, Hong Kong.
Sept 29-30: FINA Swimming World Cup, Beijing, China. 

ARCHERY

Sept 8-13: Archery World Cup Stage 4, Medellin, Columbia.
Oct 24-25: Archery World Cup Final, Mexico City.  

ATHLETICS

Sept 3: Diamond League Meetings, Zurich, Switzerland.  
Sept 6: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Berlin, Germany.  
Sept 8: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Zagreb, Croatia.  
Sept 11: Diamond League Meetings, Bruxelles, Belgium.  
Sept 13: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Rieti, Italy.  
Sept 13:  IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil.  

BADMINTON 

Sept 8-13: Japan Open Superseries, Tokyo, Japan.
Sept 15-20: Korea Open Superseries, Seoul, South Korea.
Sept 29-Oct 4: Thailand Open GP Gold, Bangkok, Thailand. 

BOWLING 

Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.
Sept 9-15: Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge, Manila, Philippines. 

GOLF 

Sept 4-7: Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Massachusetts, US.
Sept 10-13: The Evian Championship, Evian-les-Bains, France.
Sept 17-20: BMW Championship, Lake Forest, Illinois, US.
Sept 18-20: The Solheim Cup, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.
Sept 24-27: Tour Championship by Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia, US.

MOTORPSORTS 

Sept 6: F1 - Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy. 
Sept 13: MotoGP - San Marino Grand Prix, San Marino Italy. 
Sept 20: F1 - Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore. 
Sept 27: F1 - Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka, Japan. 
Sept 27: MotoGP - Grand Prix of Aragon, Spain

SHOOTING 

Sept 1-7: ISSF World Cup Final Rifle/Pistol, Munich, Germany.
Sept 9-18: ISSF World Championship Shotgun, Lonato, Italy.
Sept 25-Oct 1: Asian Championship, New Delhi, India. 

SQUASH 

Sept 1-6: China Open, Shanghai, China.
Sept 23-29: Netsuite Open, San Francisco, US.
Sept 29-Oct 5: Carol Weymuller Open, Brooklyn, New York, US. 

TENNIS 

Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.
Sept 21-27: Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan.
Sept 27- Oct 30: Wuhan Open, Wuhan, China.
Sept 28-Oct 4: Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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