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Barcelona's Neymar (L) celebrates his second goal near Lionel Messi against Mexico's club Leon during their Joan Gamper Trophy soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona August 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino
Chelsea's coach Jose Mourinho looks before   their friendly  soccer match against Vitesse Arnhem in Arnhem July  30, 2014. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos
Chile's Eduardo Vargas celebrates after scoring a goal against Spain during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 18, 2014.   REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Pahang to stay vigilant despite sitting comfortable on top

Neymar a doubt for Barca season opener with ankle sprain

Champions Leicester not to be under-estimated, says Mourinho

QPR sign Chile international Vargas

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Cardiff City's manager Malky Mackay is seen before their English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at Cardiff City Stadium, Wales, December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Mackay and LMA apologise over insulting texts

23 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay said on Friday he was sorry for sending offensive text messages and the League Managers Association (LMA) apologised for the wording of a statement issued in response to the situation.

I'm not racist or sexist, says apologetic Mackay

23 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has said he is not a "racist, sexist, homophobe or anti-semite" after he sent offensive text messages during his spell at the Premier League club.

UEFA will not recognise Crimean clubs in Russian competitions

23 August 2014

BERNE (Reuters) - UEFA will not recognise any matches played by Crimean clubs under the auspices of the Russian Football Union (RFS), European football's ruling body said on Friday.

Jul 22, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Manchester United head coach Louis Van Gaal talks to the media during a press conference a day before the game against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

I have gone from 'king of Manchester' to 'devil' - Van Gaal

23 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has poured scorn on critics who he says have made a "devil" of him after one defeat in his new job.

Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers waves following their final soccer match of the Premier League season against Newcastle United which they won 2-1, at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble/Files

Liverpool won't change attacking style says Rodgers

23 August 2014

(Reuters) - Liverpool will stick to their attacking style when they face champions Manchester City away on Monday in the biggest game of the weekend's Premier League programme, their manager Brendan Rodgers has promised.

Factbox - UEFA president Michel Platini

22 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox on UEFA president Michel Platini who will announce on Thursday whether he will stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency in next year's elections:

UEFA president Michel Platini attends a news conference after a meeting held in preparation of the EURO 2016 soccer tournament in Paris April 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Pragmatic Platini unlikely to enter FIFA race

22 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of football politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring instead to bide his time before showing his hand.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini reacts during their English Community Shield soccer match against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in London, August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Liverpool match worth six points, says Pellegrini

22 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Monday's match between Manchester City and Liverpool, the top two teams in last season's Premier League, will effectively be worth six points to the winners, City's manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

Penang without striker Buengo ahead of JDT clash

22 August 2014

GEORGE TOWN: On the eve of arguably their biggest match of the season, the Penang squad were rocked by the loss of influential Angolan forward Titi Buengo.

Sports commentator Barry Davies poses for photographs with his MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) after he was officially presented with the honour by [Britain's Queen Elizabeth II] at Buckingham Palace, London March 9, 2005. -

Voice of reason Davies back for one-off Match of the Day slot

22 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - The dulcet tones of one Britain's favourite football commentators will return to the microphone on Saturday when Barry Davies offers his pearls of wisdom in a one-off appearance in Match Of the Day's 50th birthday edition.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group B: Kedah 2 Terengganu 3, Perak 2 Sarawak 0.
Group D: Selangor 0 Police 2, T-Team 2 Sime Darby FC 1.

EPL Results & Standings

Burnley 1 Chelsea 3
Newcastle 0 Man City 2
Liverpool 2 Southampton 1
Man Utd 1 Swansea 2
Leicester 2 Everton 2
QPR 0 Hull 1
Stoke 0 Aston Villa 1
West Brom 2 Sunderland 2
West Ham 0 Tottenham 1
Arsenal 2 Crystal Palace 1


English Premier League

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


Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Aug 23
Aston Villa v Newcastle 7.45pm
Chelsea v Leicester 10pm
Crystal Palace v West Ham 10pm
Southampton v West Brom 10pm
Swansea v Burnley 10pm

Sunday, Aug 24
Everton v Arsenal 12.30am**
Hull v Stoke 8.30pm
Tottenham v QPR 8.30pm
Sunderland v Man United 11pm

Tuesday, Aug 26
Man City v Liverpool 3am**

Saturday, Aug 30
Burnley v Man Utd - 7.45pm
Man City v Stoke - 10pm
Newcastle v Crystal Palace - 10pm
QPR v Sunderland - 10pm
Swansea v West Brom - 10pm
West Ham v Southampton - 10pm

Sunday, Aug 31
Everton v Chelsea - 12.30am**
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

Other Football Results

Asian Champions League quarter-finals first leg: Al Hilal (Ksa) 1 Al Sadd (Qat) 0, Al Ain (UAE) 2 Al Ittihad (Ksa) 0.

English League One: Bristol City 0 Leyton Orient 0, Chesterfield 0 Milton Keynes Dons 1, Coventry 2 Barnsley 2, Crawley Town 1 Bradford 3, Crewe 2 Rochdale 5, Doncaster 1 Preston 1, Gillingham 2 Swindon 2, Notts County 2 Colchester 1, Oldham 1 Port Vale 1, Peterborough 1 Sheff Utd 2, Scunthorpe 0 Fleetwood Town 2, Walsall 1 Yeovil 2.
Leading standings: Fleetwood Town 9, Bradford 7, Bristol City 7, Milton Keynes Dons 6, Peterborough 6.

English League Two: Burton Albion 1 Exeter 0, Cheltenham 0 Carlisle 0, Hartlepool 0 Dag & Red 2, Luton 1 Bury 1, Mansfield 1 Newport County 0, Morecambe 1 Oxford Utd 0, Plymouth 1 Stevenage 1, Portsmouth 2 Northampton 0, Shrewsbury 4 Accrington Stanley 0, Southend 0 AFC Wimbledon 1, Wycombe 0 Tranmere 2, York 2 Cambridge Utd 2.
Leading standings: Morecambe 9, Burton Albion 9, Shrewsbury 7, Portsmouth 7, AFC Wimbledon 7.

Golf

US PGA Barclays (US unless stated)65: Bo Van Pelt; 66: Cameron Tringale, Hunter Mahan, Charles Howell, Brendon de Jonge (Zim), Ben Martin, Brendon Todd, Jim Furyk, Paul Casey (Eng); 67: Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn), Russell Knox (Sco), Danny Lee (Nzl); 68: Erik Compton, Steven Bowditch (Aus), Justin Hicks, Daniel Summerhays, Rickie Fowler, John Senden (Aus), Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Bubba Watson, William McGirt, Kevin Chappell, KJ Choi (Kor), Jason Bohn, Noh Seung-Yul (Kor), Justin Rose (Eng), Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley, Ernie Els (Rsa), Ricky Barnes.


PGM I&P Group Closed

Leading third round scores (Malaysia unless stated)206: Ben Leong 70-70-66; Iylia Jamil 70-69-67; 207: Shaaban Hussin 70-68-69; 208: Lam Yu Shuen 68-70-70, Hans Jamil 70-66-72; 209: R Nachimuthu 76-67-66, Sukree Othman 69-68-72; 210: Nicholas Fung 73-70-67, Kemarol Baharin 74-72-64, Shaifubari Muda 74-65-71, Abel Tam 72-66-72; 211: A Sasar 73-69-69; 212: Zamri Sariff 70-74-68, Danny Chia 69-73-70, Akhmal Tarmizee 70-70-72.

Tennis

Winston-Salem Open
Quarter-finals: Lu Yen-Hsun (Tpe) bt Andreas Seppi (Ita) 6-4, 6-4; Lukas Rosol (Cze) bt John Isner (US) walkover; Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) bt David Goffin (Bel) 6-4, 6-2; Sam Querrey (US) bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-4.


WTA Connecticut Open
Quarter-finals: Petra Kvitova (Cze) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) 6-4, 6-1; Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) bt Alison Riske (US) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4; Camila Giorgi (Ita) bt Garbine Muguruza (Spa) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2; Samantha Stosur (Aus) bt Kirsten Flipkens (Bel 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.


Motorsport

Czech Grand Prix

Final positions

MotoGP: 1. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 42:47.800, 2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 0.410 seconds behind, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 5.259, 4. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 10.454, 5. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 17.639, 6. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 17.834, 7. Stefan Bradl (Ger) LCR Honda 23.819, 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Forward Yamaha 29.621, 9. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha 30.364, 10. Alvaro Bautista (Spa) Honda 37.639.
Leading overall standings: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) 263pts, 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) 186, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) 173, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) 137, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) 118, 6. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) 85, 7. Pol Espargaro (Spa) 78, 8. Andrea Iannone (Ita) 73, 10. Stefan Bradl (Ger) and Bradley Smith (Bri) 65.

Moto2: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 41:05.058, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 3.274 seconds behind, 3. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Kalex 6.227, 4. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 8.083, 5. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 8.145, 6. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 9.392, 7. Julian Simon (Spa) Kalex 10.669, 8. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 14.561, 9. Johann Zarco (Fra) Caterham Suter 15.242, 10. Marcel Schrotter (Ger) Tech 3 17.170.
Leading overall standings: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) 208pts, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) 196, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) 150, 4. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) 123, 5. Simone Corsi (Ita) 100, 6. Thomas Luthi (Swi) 81, 7. Anthony West (Aus) 65.

Moto3: 1. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 40:59.759, 2. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 0.157 seconds behind, 3. Danny Kent (Bri) Husqvarna 0.187, 4. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.200, 5. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 0.217, 6. Brad Binder (Rsa) Mahindra 0.310, 7. Miguel Oliveira (Por) Mahindra 0.470, 8. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 0.549, 9. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 0.910, 10. Isaac Vinales (Spa) KTM 1.009.
Leading overall standings: 1. Jack Miller (Aus) 169pts, 2. Alex Marquez (Spa) 146, 3. Efren Vazquez (Spa) 145, 4. Romano Fenati (Ita) 135, 5. Alex Rins (Spa) 125, 6. Alexis Masbou (Fra) 117, 7. Isaac Vinales (Spa) 96.

Squash

CIMB Malaysian Open

Men
First round:Borja Golan (Spa) bt Mohamed Abouelghar (Egy) 5-11, 11-7, 11-4, 15-13; Olli Tuominen (Fin) bt Ivan Yuen (Mas) 11-7, 13-11, 10-12, 7-11, 11-3; Max Lee (Hkg) bt Rex Hedrick (Aus) 11-9, 11-7, 11-9; Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) bt Leo Au (Hkg) 13-11, 11-5, 10-12, 13-11; Tarek Momen (Egy) bt Lucas Serme 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6; Mohd Nafizwan Adnan (Mas) bt Mohd Azlan Iskandar (Mas) 8-11, 12-10, 11-5, rtd; Mahesh Mangaokar (Ind) bt Ong Beng Hee (Mas) 8-11, 11-7, 10-12, 12-10, 10-12; Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Abdullah Al Muzayan (Kuw) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4.

Women
Second round: Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Laura Massaro (Eng) 11-7, 11-4, 6-11, 11,4; Madeline Perry (Irl) bt Rachael Grinham (Aus) 10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9; Habiba Mohamed (Egy) bt Jenny Duncalf (Eng) 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7; Amanda Sobhy (Usa) bt Delia Arnold (Mas) 14-12, 11-9, 11-3; Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) bt Low Wee Wern (Mas) 11-3, 13-11, 9-11, 11-9; Raneem El Weleily (Egy) bt Joey Chan (Hkg) 11-2, 11-9, 11-8; Nicol David (Mas) by Joshna Chinappa (Ind) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8; Annie Au (Hkg) bt Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy) 11-8, 11-7, 11-5.

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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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