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Past sins put German football in doping spotlight

3 March 2015

BERLIN (Reuters) - German football was thrown into turmoil after a doping commission said the use of banned substances in the sport as well as in cycling in the 1970s and 80s was more than just individual athletes stepping over the line.

Spurs and Scotland great Mackay dies aged 80

3 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Dave Mackay, described by Tottenham Hotspur as one of their greatest ever players and the heartbeat of their Double-winning team of 1961, has died aged 80, the club has announced.

Allegri angry after Juventus let Roma off the hook

3 March 2015

ROME (Reuters) - Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri left the Stadio Olimpico pitch in angry mood after seeing his team squander a one-goal lead against 10 men in their 1-1 draw at AS Roma on Monday.

AS Roma's Seydou Keita heads the ball to score against Juventus during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome March 2, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Keita gives 10-man Roma bad-tempered draw with Juve

3 March 2015

ROME (Reuters) - Seydou Keita cancelled out a superb Carlos Tevez free kick as second-placed AS Roma fought back with 10 men for a fiery 1-1 draw at home to leaders Juventus who stayed on course for a fourth successive Serie A title on Monday.

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Sunderland's Johnson arrested on suspicion of sex with girl, 15,

3 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Sunderland and England midfielder Adam Johnson was arrested on Monday on suspicion of having sex with an under-age girl, the BBC reported.

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Peru name Argentine Gareca as new national team manager

3 March 2015

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Argentine Ricardo Gareca has been charged with guiding Peru through this year's Copa America and the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup after he was named as the country's coach.

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Palace captain Jedinak charged with violent conduct

3 March 2015

(Reuters) - Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak was charged with violent conduct by the English FA on Monday for an apparent elbow to the head of West Ham United's Diafra Sakho.

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Van Praag wants full disclosure of World Cup report

3 March 2015

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag said he would ensure full disclosure of Michael Garcia's report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if he is elected in May.

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Everton and Chelsea fined over player misconduct

3 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea and Everton have both been fined 30,000 pounds for players' misconduct during their Premier League match last month at Stamford Bridge, the Football Association said on Monday.

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Villa must handle relegation dogfight pressure - Sherwood

3 March 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Aston Villa players must accept and cope with the pressure they are under as they battle to retain their Premier League status, manager Tim Sherwood said on Monday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

FA CUP SECOND ROUND

Pahang 1 JDT 1 (aet, Pahang won 4-2 on penalties), 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.

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 final round scores (US unless noted): 274: Daniel Berger 68-71-71-64, Padraig Harrington (Irl) 67-66-71-70 (Harrington wins on 2nd playoff hole); 275: Paul Casey (Eng) 69-70-68-68, Russell Knox (Sco) 69-68-70-68, Ian Poulter (Eng) 71-64-66-74; 276: Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 68-71-71-66; 277: Jeff Overton 71-68-69-69, Jim Herman 65-72-71-69, Luke Donald (Eng) 69-67-74-67, Patrick Reed 67-67-70-73; 278: Joost Luiten (Ned) 71-71-67-69, George McNeill 72-70-68-68, Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 68-75-69-66, Brendan Steele 66-69-71-72, Brian Harman 70-74-70-64; 279: Camilo Villegas (Col) 73-71-67-68; 280: Jason Dufner 71-69-70-70, John Huh 70-73-68-69, Daniel Summerhays 71-68-70-71, Phil Mickelson 71-67-69-73, Martin Flores 67-71-74-68; 281: Zac Blair 71-71-69-70, William McGirt 71-71-69-70, Steve Wheatcroft 74-70-69-68; 282: Sean O’Hair 70-71-71-70, Ryan Palmer 71-72-71-68, Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 69-71-71-71, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 74-65-72-71, David Lingmerth (Swe) 68-75-70-69, Lee Westwood (Eng) 71-73-72-66.

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

Quarter-finals

Men: Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Tarek Momen (Egy) 11-7, 11-9, 14-12; Marwan El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) 12-10, 7-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9; Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Peter Barker (Eng) 11-6, 11-8, 11-5; Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Omar Mosaad (Egy) 11-5, 11-6, 14-12.

Women: Camille Serme (Fra) bt Emma Beddoes (Eng) 11-4, 11-2, 11-5; Raneem El Welily (Egy) bt Low Wee Wern (Mas) 9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9; Nicol David (Mas) bt Alison Waters (Eng) 12-10, 12-10, 11-6; Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Nour El Sherbini 11-7, 11-9, 11-4.

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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