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Chelsea's Fernando Torres reacts after the Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid April 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Man City shot down at Etihad, Man Utd held

Malaysia Cup: Groups B and D still wide open

Boateng hails his ‘warriors’ for q-final march

Milan agree two-year Torres loan with Chelsea

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Queens Park Rangers Loic Remy (C) is challenged by Hull City's Curtis Davies (L) and Andrew Robertson during their English Premier League soccer match at Loftus Road in London August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Remy set to become Torres replacement at Chelsea

31 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is heading for Chelsea after the 2012 European champions activated a 10.5 million pounds buyout clause in the French international's contract on Saturday.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (R) is challenged by Stoke City's Marc Wilson during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England August 30, 2014.    REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

City stunned by Stoke, United frustrated again

31 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Champions Manchester City suffered a stunning 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City on Saturday as their cast of attacking talents were blunted in a lifeless display that cost them their first dropped points of the season. Mame Biram Diouf scored a superb individual goal to silence the City fans who have become used to seeing one-sided romps at their Etihad stadium, especially against the Premier League's lesser lights.

Struggling Monaco held by Lille, Falcao set to leave

31 August 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - AS Monaco's aim of winning the Ligue 1 title looked optimistic on Saturday after the principality club drew 1-1 against Lille and appeared set to allow striker Radamel Falcao to leave.

Blind enormously proud to be a Red Devil

31 August 2014

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Netherlands international Daley Blind said he was proud to be joining Manchester United after a 17.5 million euros (13.85 million pounds) move from Ajax Amsterdam was agreed between the clubs on Saturday.

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria runs with the ball during their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England August 30, 2014.    REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Di Maria learns money doesn't always talk in Premier League

31 August 2014

(Reuters) - There was little fanfare but a few lessons perhaps learnt as the most expensive player in the history of English football - Angel di Maria - lasted 70 minutes on his Premier League debut for Manchester United in their goalless draw at Burnley on Saturday.

Leverkusen twice battle back for 4-2 victory over Hertha

30 August 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer Leverkusen conceded an own goal and twice had to come from a goal down before beating Hertha Berlin 4-2 on Saturday to stay top of the Bundesliga with two wins out of two games.

Frenz United beat Chonburi to finish third

30 August 2014

PETALING JAYA: Muhd Akhmar Haiqal starred with a brace in Frenz United Malaysia’s 3-1 win over Chonburi FC of Thailand in the second-leg of the Asia Champions Trophy (ACT) third-placing match at the Janda Baik Stadium in Pahang.

Barcelona's Alex Song (R) fights for the ball with Getafe's Abdelaziz Barrada during their Spanish First division soccer league match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Barcelona midfielder Song joins West Ham on loan

30 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has signed for West Ham United on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

Liverpool's Daniel Agger celebrates scoring against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer match in Newcastle, northern England April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Liverpool defender Agger returns to Brondby

30 August 2014

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has returned to Danish side Brondby, the club where he started his career, for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

Russia's national soccer team coach Fabio Capello attends a team training session near Curitiba, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Capello not paid for three months, says Russian minister

30 August 2014

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia head coach Fabio Capello and other support staff have not been paid for the last three months, according to sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group A: JDT II 0 Felda United 3, Pahang 1 Lions XII 2.
Group B: Sarawak 1 Perak 1, Terengganu 2 Kedah 2.
Group C: Penang 1 Kelantan 3, Armed Forces 0 JDT 1.
Group D: Sime Darby FC 2 T-Team 1, Police 1 Selangor 1.

EPL Results & Standings

Everton 3 Chelsea 6
Burnley 0 Man United 0
Man City 0 Stoke 1 
Newcastle 3 Crystal Palace 3
QPR 1 Sunderland 0
Swansea 3 West Brom 0
West Ham 1 Southampton 3


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
3 7 9
Swansea
3 5 9
Tottenham
2 5 6
Man City
3 3 6
Arsenal
2 1 4
Southampton
3 1 4
Hull
2 1 4
Aston Villa
2 1 4
Stoke
3 0 4
West Ham
3 -1 3
Liverpool
2 -1 3
QPR
3 -4 3
Sunderland
3 -1 2
Man Utd
3 -1 2
Newcastle
3 -2 2
Everton
3 -3 2
West Brom
3 -3 2
Leicester City 2 -2 1
Crystal Palace
3 -3 1
Burnley
3 -3 1
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Sunday, Aug 31
Aston Villa v Hull - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Liverpool - 8.30pm
Leicester v Arsenal - 11pm

Saturday, Sept 13
Arsenal v Man City - 7.45pm
Chelsea v Swansea - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Burnley - 10pm
Southampton v Newcastle - 10pm
Stoke v Leicester - 10pm
Sunderland v Tottenham - 10pm
West Brom v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 14
Liverpool v Aston Villa - 12.30am**
Man Utd v QPR - 11pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League draw

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiakos, Malmo.
Group B: Real Madrid, Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets.
Group C: Benfica, Zenit St Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco.
Group D: Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht.
Group E: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, CSKA Moscow, AS Roma.
Group F: Barcelona, Paris St Germain (Fra), Ajax, Apoel.
Group G: Chelsea, Schalke 04, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor.
Group H: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov.

Other Football Results

Dutch Div 1: Go Ahead Eagles 1 Willem II 0.
Leading standings: PSV Eindhoven 9, FC Zwolle 9, Ajax 6, FC Groningen 6, FC Utrecht 6.

French Div 1: Marseille 4 Nice 0.
Leading standings: Bordeaux 9, St Etienne 7, Marseille 7, Lille 7, Caen 6.

German Div 1: Augsburg 2 Borussia Dortmund 3.

Portuguese Premier League: Academica Coimbra 1 Vitoria Setubal 1.

Russian Premier League: Ural Yekaterinburg 0 Terek Grozny 1.
Leading standings: Zenit St Petersburg 15, Terek Grozny 13, Spartak Moscow 12, Dynamo Moscow 12, FC Krasnodar 11.

Badminton

World Championships

SEMI-FINALS
Men’s singles: Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Viktor Axelsen (Den) 21-9, 21-7; Chen Long (Chn) bt Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 21-16, 22-20.

Men’s doubles: Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) v Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den); Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) bt Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) - w/o.

Women’s singles: Li Xuerui (Chn) bt Minatsu Mitani (Jpn) 21-8, 21-14; Carolina Marin (Spa) bt PV Sindhu (Ind) 21-17, 21-15.

Women’s doubles: Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Lee So-hee-Shin Seung-shin (Kor) 21-13, 21-10; Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) v Reika Kakiiwa-Miyuki Maeda (Jpn) 21-8, 21-13.

Mixed doubles: Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen (Den) v Xu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn); Liu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn) v Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn).

Golf

Deutsche Bank Championship

Leading first round scores (US unless stated): 63: Ryan Palmer; 65: Keegan Bradley; 66: Jason Day (Aus), Webb Simpson, Chesson Hadley; 67: Jordan Spieth, Ian Poulter (Eng), Carl Pettersson (Swe), Russell Knox (Sco), Bill Haas; 68: Patrick Reed, Jason Kokrak, Kevin Chappell, Charles Howell, Matt Every, Billy Hurley; 69: Shawn Stefani, Matt Jones (Aus), Noh Seung-yul (Kor), John Senden (Aus), Ben Crane, Luke Donald (Eng), Chris Stroud, Matt Kuchar, Billy Horschel.

LPGA Portland Classic

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 132: Kim In-kyung (Kor) 65-67; 135: Laura Diaz 67-68, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 70-65, Hur Mi-jung (Kor) 70-65; 136: Mina Harigae 67-69, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 70-66, Lin Xi Yu (Chn) 68-68, Paula Reto (Rsa) 67-69; 137: Amelia Lewis 66-71; 138: Juli Inkster 68-70, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 71-67, Oh Ji-young (Kor) 71-67, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 67-71, Tiffany Joh 71-67, Chella Choi (Kor) 68-70, Jaye Marie Green 72-66, Austin Ernst 69-69, Line Vedel (Den) 69-69; 139: Karine Icher (Fra) 68-71, Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 70-69, Feng Shanshan (Chn) 72-67, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 73-66, Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 69-70, Caroline Masson (Ger) 72-67, Jacqui Concolino 68-71.

Italian Open

Leading third round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 200: Hennie Otto (Rsa) 67-62-71; 202: Richie Ramsay 67-69-66; 203: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 66-66-71; 205: Ross Fisher 69-66-70, Lee Slattery 70-68-67; 206: Stephen Gallacher 72-65-69; 207: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 66-72-69, Joost Luiten (Ned) 69-68-70, David Howell 73-67-67, Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia (Ind) 69-72-66; 208: Carlos Del Moral (Spa) 70-68-70, Ricardo Gonzalez (Arg) 74-66-68, Marc Warren 69-70-69, Romain Wattel (Fra) 73-68-67, Andrew Sullivan 70-72-66, Mikko Korhonen (Fin) 70-67-71, Darren Fichardt (Rsa) 68-69-71, Simon Dyson 71-68-69, James Morrison 70-66-72; 209: Richard Bland 67-71-71, Merrick Bremner (Rsa) 71-68-70, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli (Ita) 68-70-71, Soren Hansen (Den) 71-66-72, Morten Orum Madsen (Den) 68-68-73, Daan Huizing (Ned) 69-71-69, Francesco Laporta (Ita) 68-72-69, Darren Clarke 72-70-67, Seve Benson 70-67-72, Tommy Fleetwood 72-70-67, David Lipsky (US) 69-67-73, Andreas Harto (Den) 70-69-70, Alexander Levy (Fra) 73-68-68.

Tennis

US Open

Men’s singles
Third round: Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Sam Querrey (US) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2; Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3; Milos Raonic (Can) bt Victor Estrella (Dom) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3).

Women’s singles
Third round: Flavia Pennetta (Ita) bt Nicole Gibbs (US) 6-4, 6-0; Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) bt Petra Kvitova (Cze) 6-4, 6-4.

Motorsport

British Grand Prix 

Grid positions

MotoGP: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 2:00.829, 2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 0.311 seconds behind, 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 0.346, 4. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Forward 0.619, 5. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 0.635, 6. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 0.721, 7. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha-Tech3 0.764, 8. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Tech3 0.918, 9. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda-LCR 1.144, 10. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati-Pramac 1.235, 11. Scott Redding (Bri) Honda-Gresini 1.287, 12. Alvaro Baustista (Spa) Honda-Gresini 2.789.

Moto2: 1. Johann Zarco (Fra) Suter 2:07.094, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 0.373 seconds behind, 3. Simone Corsi (Ita) Kalex 0.393, 4. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 0.538, 5. Jonas Folger Ger Kalex 0.812, 6. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 0.885, 7. Sam Lowes (Bri) Speed Up 0.920, 8. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 0.961, 9. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Kalex 1.008, 10. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 1.029, 11. Axel Pons (Spa) Kalex 1.091, 12. Takaaki Nakagami (Jpn) Kalex 1.095.

Moto3: 1. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 2:13.112 (track record), 2. Niccolo Antonelli (Ita) KTM 0.112 seconds behind, 3. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.338, 4. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 0.599, 5. Brad Binder (Rsa) Mahindra 0.656, 6. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 0.743, 7. Miguel Oliveira (Por) Mahindra 0.776, 8. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 1.072, 9. Isaac Vinales (Spa) KTM 1.212, 10. Niklas Ajo (Fin) Husqvarna 1.272, 11. Juanfran Guevarra (Spa) Kalex KTM 1.304, 12. Danny Kent (Bri) Husqvarna 1.388.

Squash

Hong Kong Open

Semi-finals
Men: Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Tarek Momen (Egy) 11-7, 11-2, 11-3; Mohd Elshorbagy (Egy) bt Borja Golan (Spa) 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7.
Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Amanda Sohby (US) 11-8, 11-4, 11-2; Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Laura Massaro (Eng) 11-9, 10-12, 11-2, 12-10.

Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit

Final
Men: Karim Ali Fathi (Egy) bt Ramit Tandon (Ind) 4-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-2.
Women: Nadine Shahin (Egy) bt Cheyna Tucker (Rsa) 13-11, 11-6, 11-5.

Cycling

Tour of Spain

Seventh Stage (169km): 1. Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CAN 4’01:52, 2. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) GRM 1:34 behind, 3. Hubert Dupont (Fra) ALM 1:35, 4. Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM same time, 5. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC 2:17, 6. Daniel Martin (Irl) GRM same time, 7. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 2:18, 8. Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) OPQ 2:20, 9. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV, 10. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN, 11. Robert Gesink (Ned) BKN, 12. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV, 13. Damiano Caruso (Ita) CAN, 14. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) KAT, 15. Michael Matthews (Aus) ORI, 16. Fabio Aru (Ita) AST, 17. Sergio Pardilla (Spa) MTN, 18. Pieter Serry (Bel) OPQ, 19. David Arroyo (Spa) CJR, 20. Lloyd Mondory (Fra) ALM all same time.

Leading overall standings: 1. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 26’52:20, 2. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV 15 seconds behind, 3. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN 18, 4. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 20, 5. Esteban Chaves (Col) ORI 41, 6. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) KAT 45, 7. Robert Gesink (Ned) BKN 55, 8. Fabio Aru (Ita) AST 58, 9. Warren Barguil (Fra) GIA 1:02, 10. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BKN 1:06.

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Sports Calendar

August


Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
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, Germany

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
MotoGP - Czech Republic GP,Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham, England

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich, Switzerland

Aug 31
MotoGP – British GP, 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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