Daniel Sturridge (R) is challenged by Stefan Johansen during their international friendly soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London September 3, 2014.     REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
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 Lionel Messi (R) is challenged by Portugal's Joao Moutinho during their international friendly soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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LONDON (Reuters) - Dave Whelan, owner of Championship club Wigan Athletic, has been accused of anti-Semitism and condoning racism after referring to Chinese as "chinks" and saying Jewish people "chase money".

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MIAMI (Reuters) - A member of the financial watchdog committee at soccer's ruling body FIFA has been charged with fraud, money-laundering and breach of trust by police in the Cayman Islands.

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21 November 2014

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed.

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Blind and Falcao injury blows for Man United

21 November 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United suffered a double blow on Thursday with Daley Blind ruled out for a "long" spell due to a knee problem and Radamel Falcao receiving a "new injury" that will keep him out for at least two more weeks.

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta (R) battles for the ball with Malaga's Juanpi during their Spanish first division soccer match at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, southern Spain, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona's Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was back in training on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a calf strain.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal's France striker Olivier Giroud could return for their Premier League clash with Manchester United on Saturday after recovering from a broken leg nearly a month ahead of schedule.

Brandao's six-month ban confirmed after appeal fails

21 November 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Bastia striker Brandao's six-month ban for his post-match headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta was confirmed on Thursday after the French federation rejected the Brazilian's appeal, the Ligue 1 club said.

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Dortmund's Reus fit to face Paderborn, Hummels doubtful

20 November 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus could make his Bundesliga return against Paderborn on Saturday after suffering an ankle injury earlier this month, coach Juergen Klopp said on Thursday.

Bayern pay off stadium, to post 500 million euros turnover

20 November 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich have paid off the cost of building the Allianz Arena and are set to top 500 million euros (400 million pounds) in turnover for 2013/14, club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Thursday.

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Bulgaria sack coach Penev after dismal run in qualifiers

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SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria have sacked coach Luboslav Penev after a poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the Balkan country's football union (BFU) announced on Thursday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

AFF Suzuki Cup

Saturday (Nov22)
Group A
(My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi - 5pm)
(My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi - 8pm)

Sunday (Nov23)
Group B
(Jalan Besar Stadium - 5pm)
(National Stadium, Kallang - 8pm)

EPL Results & Standings

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

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
11 17 29
11 18 25
Man City
11 10 21
West Ham
11 5 18
Swansea  11 4 18
11 6 17
Man Utd
11 3 16
11 -2 16
11 -1 15
Everton 11 2 14
Liverpool  11 -1
Tottenham  11 -2 14
West Brom 11 -2 13
Sunderland  11 -7 12
Hull 11 -2 11
Aston Villa 11 -11 11
C. Palace 11 -6 9
11 -7 9
-11 8
11 -13 7
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Nov 22
Chelsea v West Brom - 11pm
Everton v West Ham - 11pm
Leichester v Sunderland - 11pm
Man City v Swansea - 11pm
Newcastle v QPR - 11pm
Stoke v Burnley - 11pm

Sunday, Nov 23
Arsenal v Man United - 1.30am**
Crystal Palace v Liverpool - 9.30pm
Hull v Tottenham - 12mn

Tuesday, Nov 25
Aston Villa v Southampton - 4am**

Saturday, Nov 29
West Brom v Arsenal - 8.45pm
l Burnley v Aston Villa - 11pm
Liverpool v Stoke - 11pm
Man United v Hull - 11pm
QPR v Leicester - 11pm
Swansea v Crystal Palace - 11pm
West Ham v Newcastle - 11pm

Sunday, Nov 30
Sunderland v Chelsea - 1.30am**
Southampton v Man City - 9.30pm
Tottenham v Everton - 12mn

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Week 4 matches

Group A: Juventus (Ita) 3 Olympiakos (Gre) 2, Malmo (Swe) 0 Atletico Madrid (Spa) 2.
Group B: Basel (Swi) 4 Ludogorets (Bul) 0, *Real Madrid (Spa) 1 Liverpool (Eng) 0.
Group C: Zenit (Rus) 1 Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) 2, Benfica (Por) 1 Monaco (Fra) 0.
Group D: Arsenal (Eng) 3 Anderlecht (Bel) 3, *Dortmund (Ger) 4 Galatasaray (Tur) 1.
Group E: Man City (Eng) 1 CSKA Moscow (Rus) 2, *Bayern Munich (Ger) 2 AS Roma (Ita) 0.
Group F: *PSG (Fra) 1 Apoel (Cyp) 0, Ajax (Ned) 0 *Barcelona (Spa) 2.
Group G: S. Lisbon (Por) 4 Schalke (Ger) 2, Maribor (Slo) 1 Chelsea (Eng) 1.
Group H: S. Donetsk (Ukr) 5 Bate (Blr) 0, Athletic Bilbao (Spa) 0 *Porto (Por) 2.

*Qualified teams for last 16

Other Football Results

FA Cup

First round: Aldershot 1 Portsmouth 0 (replay)


Hong Kong Open

Second round

Men’s singles: Chen Long (Chn) bt Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) 19-21, 21-10, 21-14; K. Srikanth (Ind) bt Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Tha) 21-19, 23-21; Son Wan-ho (Kor) bt Sho Sasaki (Jpn) 17-21, 21-13, 21-9; Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt Brice Leverdez (Fra) 21-7, 21-14; Wang Zhengming (Chn) bt Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) 21-10, 21-5; Takuma Ueda (Jpn) bt Chong Wei Feng (Mas) 21-18, 15-21, 22-20.

Men’s doubles: Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (Jpn) bt Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) 21-19, 13-21, 21-15; Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) bt Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Markis Kido (Ina) 21-15, 21-12; Mads Conrad Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding (Den) bt Anders Skaarup Rasmussen-Kim Astrup Sorensen (Den) 21-13, 21-15; Kenta Kazuno-Kazushi Yamada (Jpn) bt Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) 21-18, 23-21.

Other Malaysians in action

Women’s singles: Tee Jing Yi bt Wang Yihan (Chn) 21-19, 14-21, 21-15; Carolina Marin (Spa) bt Lydia Cheah 21-10, 21-10.

Women’s doubles: Bao Yixin-Wang Xiaoli (Chn) bt Lim Yin Loo-Lee Meng Yean 19-21, 21-16, 21-9.


Australian Masters

Leading first round scores (Australia unless stated): 67: Michael Wright, Stephen Allan, Todd Sinnott, Steven Bowditch; 68: Rhein Gibson, Aron Price; 69: Josh Geary (Nzl), Geoff Ogilvy, Peter Lonard, Kyle Stanley (US), James Marchesani; 70: Peter Cooke, Matthew Guyatt, Josh Younger, Paul Spargo, Zac Blair (US), Bryden Macpherson, Peter Wilson, Andrew Evans, Tom Bond, Robert Allenby, Richard Lee (Nzl), Jamie Arnold; 71: Anthony Houston, Richard Green, Kim Felton, Riley Wheeldon (Can), Matthew Griffin, Mathew Goggin, David Bransdon, Bronson La’Cassie, Andrew Martin.

DP World Tour Championship

Leading first round scores: 66: Rory McIlroy (Nir), Shane Lowry (Irl); 67: Thorbjorn Olesen (Den), Richie Ramsay (Sco); 68: Henrik Stenson (Swe), Emiliano Grillo (Arg); 69: Edoardo Molinari (Ita), Danny Willett (Eng), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Louis Ooosthuizen (Rsa), Ross Fisher (Eng); 70: Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Kristoffer Broberg (Swe), Jonas Blixt (Swe), Lee Westwood (Eng), George Coetzee (Rsa), Joost Luiten (Ned); 71: David Howell (Eng), Hennie Otto (Rsa), Richard Sterne (Rsa), Robert Karlsson (Swe), Pablo Larrazabal (Spa), Marc Warren (Sco), Romain Wattel (Fra), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Victor Dubuisson (Fra), Thomas Bjorn (Den), Justin Rose (Eng), Alexander Levy (Fra); 72: Oliver Fisher (Eng), Darren Fichardt (Rsa), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Branden Grace (Rsa), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha), Stephen Gallacher (Sco), Martin Kaymer (Ger), Graeme McDowell (Nir), Jamie Donaldson (Wal). 

Resorts World Manila Masters

Leading first round scores: 65: Mardan Mamat (Sin), Daisuke Kataoka (Jpn); 66: Danny Chia (Mas), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha); 67: Terry Pilkadaris (Aus), Juvic Pagunsan (Phi), Anthony Kang (US), Sam Brazel (Aus), Hung Chien-yao (Tpe); 68: Wang Jeung-hun (Kor), Lu Wen-teh (Tpe), Paul Peterson (US), Antonio Lascuna (Phi), Himmat Rai (Ind).


ATP Tour Finals

Singles final: Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Roger Federer (Swi) - w/o.

Doubles final: Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan (US-US) bt Ivan Dodig-Marcelo Melo (Cro-Bra) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2. 10-7.


F1 Championship standings

Drivers': 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) 334 points, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) 317, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) 214, 4. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) 159, 5. Fernando Alonso (Spa) 157, 6. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) 156, 7. Jenson Button (Bri) 106, 8. Felipe Massa (Bra) 98, 9. Nico Hlkenberg (Ger) 80, 10. Kevin Magnussen (Den) 55, 11. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) 53, 12. Sergio Perez (Mex) 47, 13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) 22, 14. Romain Grosjean (Fra) 8, 15. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) 8, 16. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) 2, 17. Jules Bianchi (Fra) 2.

Constructors': 1. Mercedes 651 points - champions, 2. Red Bull 373, 3. Williams 254, 4. Ferrari 210, 5. McLaren 161, 6. Force India 127, 7. Toro Rosso 30, 8. Lotus 10, 9. Marussia 2.


NBA Championship

San Antonio 92 Cleveland 90, Milwaukee 122 New Jersey 118 (3OT), Toronto 96 Memphis 92, LA Lakers 98 Houston 92, Phoenix 88 Detroit 86, Dallas 105 Washington 102, Denver 107 Oklahoma City 100, Boston 101 Philadelphia 90, LA Clippers 114 Orlando 90, Indiana 88 New Orleans 86, Minnesota 115 New York 99.


Malaysia Hockey League

(Kuala Terengganu Hockey Stadium)
(National Hockey Stadium, Bukit Jalil)

(Kuala Terengganu Hockey Stadium)
KLHC vs SAPURA – 6pm
(National Hockey Stadium, Bukit Jalil)


Men’s World Championship

Quarter-finals: Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Cameron Pilley (Aus) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5; Ramy Ashour (Egy) bt Borja Golan (Spa) 9-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6; Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Amr Shabana (Egy) 11-3, 12-10, 11-7; Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Stephen Coppinger (Rsa) 11-8, 11-9, 11-7.

IJM Land Penang Women’s Open

Quarter-final: Rachael Grinham (Aus) bt Farah Abdel Meguid (Egy) 12-10, 11-6, 11-2; Megan Craig (Nzl) bt Lotte Eriksen (Nor) 11-3, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8; Nadine Shahin (Egy) bt Vanessa Raj (Mas) 11-5, 11-7, 11-4; Delia Arnold (Mas) bt Christine Nunn (Aus) 11-6, 11-5, 5-11, 11-6.


Sports Calendar


Oct 28-Nov 2
Tennis: WTA Tournament of Champions
Sofia, Bulgaria

Oct 31-Nov 3
Golf: PGA World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions 

Oct 31-Nov 2
F1: United States Grand Prix

Nov 3-9
Tennis: WTA Suez Open

Nov 7-9
F1: Brazil Grand Prix 2014
Sao Paulo

Nov 7-9
Golf: Mizuno Classic -LPGA
Mie, Japan

Nov 7-10
Golf: The McGladrey Classic -PGA
Sea Island, Georgia

Nov 8
Rugby: England vs New Zealand, Ireland vs South Africa, Scotland vs Argentina, Wales vs Australia.
Various venue

Nov 9
MotoGP: Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Nov 9-16
Tennis: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals -Indoor

Nov 11-16
Badminton: Maybank Malaysia International Challenge 2014
Kuching, Sarawak

Nov 13-16
Golf: Lorena Ochoa Invitational - LPGA

Nov 13–21 
Squash: Men’s World Championship
Doha, Qatar 

Nov 14-16
Football: Euro Championships qualifying
Various venues

Nov 14-17
Golf: OHL Classic at Mayakoba - PGA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Nov 15
Rugby: England vs South Africa, Scotland vs New Zealand, Wales vs Fiji
Various venues

Nov 16-22
Bowling: Daejeon International Open 
Daejeon, South Korea

Nov 18-23 
Badminton: Hong Kong Open 

Nov 20-23
Golf: CME Group Tour Championship
Naples, Florida

Nov 21-22
Bowling: Qatar Bowling Open

Nov 21-23 
F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina

Nov 21-23
Tennis: Davis Cup World Group Final

Nov 22
Rugby: England vs Samoa, Ireland vs Australia, Scotland vs Tonga, Wales vs New Zealand
Various venues

Nov 22-Dec 20
Football: AFF Suzuki Cup

Nov 25-30
Badminton: Macau Open 

Nov 27-Dec 3
Bowling: 15th Milo International Junior All Stars 
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Nov 27-Dec 7
Badminton: Axiata Cup
Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur

Nov 29
Rugby: England vs Australia, Wales vs South Africa
Various venues

Nov 29-Dec7
Hockey: Women’s 21st Champions Trophy
Mendoza, Argentina


Dec 1-6
Squash: Women’s World Team Championship
Niagara on the lake, Canada

Dec 2-4
Golf: USPGA Champions Tour - PNC Father-Son Challenge
Orlando, Florida 

Dec 3-7
Swimming: World Championships (short course)
Doha, Qatar

Dec 4-15
Bowling: World Bowling Championship 2014
Abu Dhabi

Dec 8-13
Badminton: Yonex Grand Prix
California, USA

Dec 6-14
Hockey: Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy
Bhubaneswar, India

Dec 12–19 
Squash: Women’s World Championship

Dec 17-21
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals