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Burnley in last-chance saloon, need a miracle

7 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Burnley's seemingly doomed attempt to avoid relegation from the Premier League reaches last-chance saloon on Saturday when failure to beat Hull City will send them down.

French League investigates 15 players for betting offences

7 May 2015

PARIS (Reuters) - Fifteen professional players are being investigating by the French Football League (LFP) for breaking anti-betting regulations, the LFP said on Wednesday.

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Magical Messi makes the difference - again

7 May 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cometh the hour cometh the man and Barcelona's Lionel Messi stepped up to the mark in sensational fashion on Wednesday.

Guardiola won possession battle but Messi talent decided game

7 May 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola had predicted there was nothing he could do to contain the sublime talent of Lionel Messi during their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona on Wednesday -- and he was proved right.

FC Barcelona v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg - The Nou Camp, Barcelona, Spain - 6/5/15
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Mesmeric Messi nets double as Barca romp past Bayern

7 May 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Two late moments of Lionel Messi magic and a goal from Neymar helped Barcelona break the resistance of Bayern Munich in a pulsating 3-0 victory in their Champions League semi-final first leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

Spanish RFEF to suspend competition over TV law

7 May 2015

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish football federation (RFEF) has decided to indefinitely suspend all domestic competition from May 16 over a spat with the government on issues including a new law on collective bargaining for television rights.

Denmark declines to provide area for Serbian fans at match in Copenhagen

7 May 2015

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Danish Football Association (DBU) will not set aside a secure area of the national stadium in Copenhagen for groups of Serbian fans when Serbia and Denmark meets in an Euro 2016 Group I qualifier on June 13.

Ajax sign Serbian brothers and give dad a job in package deal

7 May 2015

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam have signed Serbia international Nemanja Gudelj from fellow Dutch club AZ Alkmaar, while also recruiting his younger brother and giving their dad a coaching job, the club said on Wednesday.

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Israeli FA presses Blatter in effort to avert suspension

7 May 2015

ZURICH/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's top football administrators met FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Wednesday in an attempt to avert a vote called by the Palestinians to suspend Israel from the world body.

Football - Juventus v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg - Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy - 5/5/15
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Soccer-Real Madrid top Forbes' most valuable football teams list

7 May 2015

(Reuters) - European champions Real Madrid are the world's most valuable football club for a third straight year, according to a Forbes poll released on Wednesday that showed the average value of the top 20 teams rose 11 percent over last year.

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Malaysian Football

AFC Cup: Pahang (Mas) 7 Yadanarbon (Myr) 4, East Bengal (Ind) 0 JDT (Mas) 1.

Super League: Pahang 1 Perak 0


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Pahang 
10 5 20
Police 
10 5 18
JDT 10 5 18
Selangor
10 8 17
Perak
10 5 17
Felda United
10 3 17
Terengganu 10 0 14
Lions XII
10 -3 13
Sarawak 10 -1 12
Kelantan
10 -6
10
Armed Forces
10 -5
9
Sime Darby
10 -14 2
UEFA Champions League

Semi-finals
(Second leg on May 12 and 13)
All matches at 2.45am Malaysian time on the next day

Juventus (Ita) 2 Real Madrid (Spa) 1
Barcelona (Spa) 3 Bayern Munich (Ger) 0

Final: Saturday, June 6, 2.45am next day
          Olympiastadion, Berlin.

EPL Results & Standings

Hull 1 Arsenal 3


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c)
35 42
83
Man City
35 35 70
Arsenal
34 33 70
Man United
35 24 65
Liverpool 35 11 61
Tottenham
35 5 58
Southampton
35 20 57
Swansea  35 -1 53
West Ham
35 1 47
Stoke City  35 -5 47
Everton
35 0 44
Crystal Palace 35 -6 42
West Brom
35 -13 40
Aston Villa 
35 -19 35
Newcastle  35 -24 35
Leicester
35 -15 34
Hull 35 -15 34
Sunderland 34 -22 33
QPR 35 -22 27
Burnley 35 -27 26

(c) = champion

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, May 9
Everton v Sunderland - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v West Ham - 10pm
Hull v Burnley - 10pm
Leicester v Southampton - 10pm
Newcastle v West Brom - 10pm
Stoke v Tottenham - 10pm

Sunday, May 10
Crystal Palace v Man United - 12.30am**
Man City v QPR - 8.30pm
Chelsea v Liverpool - 11pm

Tuesday, May 12
Arsenal v Swansea - 3am**

Saturday, May 16
Southampton v Aston Villa - 7.45pm
Burnley v Stoke - 10pm
QPR v Newcastle - 10pm
Sunderland v Leicester - 10pm
Tottenham v Hull - 10pm
West Ham v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, May 17
Liverpool v Crystal Palace - 12.30am**
Swansea v Man City - 8.30pm
Man United v Arsenal - 11pm

Tuesday, May 19
West Brom v Chelsea - 3am**

Thursday, May 21
Arsenal v Sunderland - 2.45am**

Sunday, May 24
(All matches at 10pm)
Arsenal v West Brom
Aston Villa v Burnley
Chelsea v Sunderland
Crystal Palace v Swansea
Everton v Tottenham
Hull v Man United
Leicester v QPR
Man City v Southampton
Newcastle v West Ham
Stoke v Liverpool  

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Europa League

Semi-finals
(First leg on May 7, Second leg on May 14)
All matches at 3.05am Malaysian time on the next day

Napoli (Ita) v Dnipro (Ukr)
Sevilla (Spa) v Fiorentina (Ita)

French Div 1: Lille 3 Lens 1, Monaco 4 Toulouse 1, Nantes 0 Paris St Germain 2
Leading standings: 1. Paris St Germain 74, 2. Lyon 71, 3. Monaco 65, 4. Marseille 60, St Etienne 60.

Italian Serie A: Roma 2 Genoa 0, Atalanta 1 Lazio 1, Fiorentina 3 Cesena 1, Hellas Verona 0 Udinese 1, Inter Milan 0 Chievo Verona 0, Napoli 3 AC Milan 0
Leading standings:
1. Juventus 79, 2. Roma 64, 3. Lazio 63, 4. Napoli 59, 5. Fiorentina 52.

Spanish Div 1: Espanyol 1 Rayo Vallecano 1, Getafe 1 Granada 2, Valencia 3 Eibar 1, Malaga 1 Elche 2
Leading standings: 1.  Barcelona 87, 2. Real Madrid 85, 3. Atletico Madrid 76, 4. Valencia 72, 5. Sevilla 69, 6. Villareal 54.

German Bundesliga: Mainz 1 Hamburg 2, Hertha Berlin 1 Borussia M’gladbach 2
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 76, 2. VfL Wolfsburg 62, 3. Borussia M’gladbach 60, 4. Bayer Leverkusen 58, 5. Schalke 45, 6. Augsburg 43.
Badminton

New Zealand GP Gold

All final

Men’s singles: Lee Hyun-il (Kor) bt Qiao Bin (Chn) 21-12, 21-14.

Men’s doubles: Huang Kaixiang-Zheng Si Wei (Chn) bt Fajar Alfian-Muhd Rian Ardianto (Ina) 16-21, 21-17, 21-9.

Women’s singles: Saena Kawakami (Jpn) bt Jiao He Bing (Chn) 21-12, 21-14.

Women’s doubles: Xia Huan-Zhong Qianxin (Chn) bt Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota (Jpn) 17-21, 24-22, 21-19.

Mixed doubles: Zheng Si Wei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Yu Xiaoyu-Xia Huan (Chn) 21-14, 21-8.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP 

Playoffs
Semi-finals

Western Conference: Memphis 97 Golden State 90 (Series tied 1-1)

Eastern Conference: Atlanta 106 Washington 90 (Series tied 1-1)

Tennis

Madrid Open

Men’s second round: Milos Raonic (Can) bt Juan Monaco (Arg) 6-3, 6-4; Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Joao Sousa (Por) 7-6 (7-1), 7-5. 

Men’s first round: Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Donald Young (US) 6-4, 3-0 - retired; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) bt Lukas Rosol (Cze) 7-5, 6-3; Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Viktor Troicki (Srb) 6-2, 6-0; Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) bt Marius Copil (Rom) 7-5, 6-3; Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa) bt Pablo Cuevas (Uru) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Nick Kyrgios (Aus) bt Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spa) 6-2, 6-3; Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) bt Alejandro Falla (Col) 6-1, 6-4; Marcel Granollers (Spa) bt Martin Klizan (Svk) 5-2 – retired; Jack Sock (US) bt Pablo Andujar (Spa) 6-4, 7-5; Leonardo Mayer (Arg) bt Gilles Muller (Lux) 6-3, 6-3; Fernando Verdasco (Spa) bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Richard Gasquet (Fra) bt Ivo Karlovic (Cro) 6-3, 6-4. 

Women’s second round: Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Mariana Duque-Marino (Col) 6-1, 6-2; Petra Kvitova (Cze) bt Coco Vandeweghe (US) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3; Ana Ivanovic (Srb) bt Elina Svitolina (Ukr) 6-3, 6-4; Carla Suarez Navarro (Spa) bt Julia Goerges (Ger) 6-3, 7-5; Caroline Garcia (Fra) bt Karolina Pliskova (Cze) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) bt Sara Errani (Ita) 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (Cro) 6-3, 6-3; Barbora Strycova (Cze) bt Varvara Lepchenko (US) 6-4, 6-2.

Golf

PGM Sabah Championship

Leading first round scores: 67: Danny Chia (Mas); 68: Phachara Khongwatmai (Tha); 70: Hsieh Chi-hsien (Tpe), Lindsay Renolds (Can), Koh Deng Shan (Sin), Sutijet Kooratanapisan (Tha), Pavit Tangkamolprasert (Tha), Zen Dharmaratne (Mas); 71: Ye Jian-feng (Chn), Pannakorn Uthaipas (Tha), Mitchell Slorach (Sin), Ratchapol Jantavara (Tha); 72: Chanat Sakulpolphaisan (Tha), Arie Irawan Fauzi (Mas), Itthipat Buranatanyarat (Tha), Danthai Boonma (Tha), Darren Tan (Aus), Nils Floren (Swe), Lee Gyeong-jun (Kor), Donlaphatchai Niyomchon (Tha).

Bowling

Malaysian International Open

(Malaysia unless stated)

Men’s Masters round one (top 16 qualify for round two): 1. Rafiq Ismail 1899, 2. Sam Cooley (Aus) 1894, 3. Dhruv Sarda (Ind) 1819, 4. Zulmazran Zulkifli 1816, 5. Muhd Nur Aiman Khairuddin 1802, 6. Atchariya Cheng (Tha) 1752, 7. Shota Kawazoe (Jpn) 1741, 8. Ahmad Muaz Fishol 1736, 9. Yannaphon L (Tha) 1721, 10. Michael Mak (Hkg) 1718, 11. Yeri Ramadona (Ina) 1696, 12. Isaac Russell Paul 1691, 13, Suresh Elangovan (Sin) 1685, 14, Annop Arromsaranon (Tha) 1682, 15. Chen Kuan Lun (Tpe) 1682, 16. Ryan Lalisang (Ina) 1674.
Selected: 18. Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek 1669, 20. Timmy Tan 1663.

Women’s Masters round one (top 10 qualify for round two): 1. Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi 1857, 2. Nora Lyana Nastasia 1804, 3. Siti Aishatun Hussin 1763, 4. Nur Amirah Auni Azman 1725, 5. Aldila Indryati (Ina) 1722, 6. Anis Shazlin 1721, 7. Dayang Khairuniza Dhiyana Abang Jamalidon 1709, 8. Esther Cheah 1708, 9. Nur Syazwani Sahar 1708, 10. Radin Nur Najwa Arifah Radin Dzulfakar 1703.
Selected: 11. Shalin Zulkifli 1693, 12. Sharon Koh 1692, 13. Nerosha Keligit 1688, 14. Jocelyna Judith Jonathan 1676, 19. Sheena Dina Rizal 1654, 20. Alisha Iman Cheong 1607, 21. Siti Aishajan Hussin 1552, 22. Nurul Atikah Junaido 1537, 24. Victoria Chin 1523, 26. Iffah Farhanah 1453.

Motorsport

Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix

MotoGP: 1. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 44:57.246, 2. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 5.576 seconds behind, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 11.586, 4. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Honda LCR 22.727, 5. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha Tech3 26.620, 6. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 27.021, 7. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Suzuki 35.445, 8. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha Tech3 36.296, 9. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 41.933, 10. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Ducati Pramac 51.072.
Leading overall standings: 1. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 82pts, 2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 67, 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 62, 4. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 56, 5. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 50, 6. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Honda LCR 47, 7. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha Tech3 36, 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Suzuki 31, 9. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha Tech3 26, 10. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki 20.

Moto2: 1. Jonas Folger (Ger) Kalex 45:01.873, 2. Johann Zarco (Fra) Kalex 1.931 seconds behind, 3. Tito Rabat (Spa) Kalex 2.222, 4. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Kalex 6.833, 5. Xavier Simeon (Bel) Kalex 11.086, 6. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 12.479, 7. Luis Salom (Spa) Kalex 12.965, 8. Simone Corsi (Ita) Kalex 14.434, 9. Alex Marquez (Spa) Kalex 18.073, 10. Marcel Schrotter (Ger) Tech3 21.958.
Leading overall standings: 1. Johann Zarco (Fra) Kalex 73pts, 2. Jonas Folger (Ger) Kalex 57, 3. Alex Rins (Spa) Kalex 49, 4. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Kalex 43, 5. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 43, 6. Sam Lowes (Bri) Speed Up 41, 7. Tito Rabat (Spa) Kalex 33, 8. Xavier Simon (Bel) Kalex 31, 9. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 31, 10. Hafizh Syahrin (Mas) Kalex 24.

Moto3: 1. Danny Kent (Bri) Honda 41:19.552, 2. Miguel Oliveira (Por) KTM 0.097 seconds behind, 3. Brad Binder (Rsa) KTM 0.296, 4. Fabio Quartararo (Fra) Honda 0.882, 5. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 2.906, 6. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 11.035, 7. Francesco Bagnaia (Ita) Mahindra 11.126, 8. Jorge Navarro (Spa) Honda 11.761, 9. Enea Bastianini (Ita) Honda 15.861, 10. John McPhee (Bri) Honda 15.964.

Leading overall standings: 1. Danny Kent (Bri) Honda 91pts, 2. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 60, 3. Fabio Quartararo (Fra) Honda 52, 4. Enea Bastianini (Ita) Honda 47, 5. Brad Binder (Rsa) KTM 44, 6. Isaac Vinales (Spa) Husqvarna 38, 7. Miguel Oliveira (Por) KTM 33, 8. John McPhee (Bri) Honda 28, 9. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 26, 10. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 26.

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Sports Calendar

May

ATHLETICS

May 15: Doha Diamond League, Qatar
May 17: Shanghai Diamond League, China
May 29 & 30: Prefontaine Classic, Oregon, US

BADMINTON

May 10-17: Sudirman Cup, Dongguan, China

FOOTBALL

May 5&6: Champions League semi-finals 1st leg
May 12&13: Champions League semi-finals 2nd leg
May 27: Europa League final, Warsaw, Poland

GOLF

Asian Tour
May 7-10: Mauritius Open

European Tour
May 7-10: Mauritius Open
May 14-17: Open de Espana, Barcelona, Spain
May 21-14: BMW Championship, England
May 28-31: Irish Open, Northern Open

US PGA
April 29-May 3: WGC-Cadillac Matchplay, California
May 7-10: The Players Championship, Florida
May 14-17: Wells Fargo Championships, North Carolina
May 21-24: Crowne Plaza International @ Colonial, Texas
May 28-31: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, Texas

LPGA
April 30-May 3: North Texas Shootout, Texas
May 14-17: Kingsmill Championship, Virginia
May 29-31: ShopRite Classic, New Jersey

FORMULA ONE

May 8-10: Spanish GP, Barcelona
May 21-24: Monaco GP

MotoGP

May 1-3: Spanish GP, Jerez
May 15-17: French GP, Le Mans
May 29-31: Italian GP, Mugello

TENNIS

May 3-10: Mutua Madrid Open, Spain
May 10-17: International BNL Italy, Rome
May 17-23: Nice Open, France
               : Geneva Open, Switzerland
May 24-June 7: French Open, Paris

SQUASH

April 28-May 3: Houston Open, US
May 9-17: British Open, Hull, England
May 17-23: Sharm El Sheikh International Championship
May 25-30: HKFC International, Hong Kong
May 26-31: Sporta International Tournament, Guatemala

June

AQUATICS
June 26-28: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Madrid, Spain.

ARCHERY
June 8-14: Archery World Youth Championships, Yankton, US.

ATHLETICS
June 3-7: 21st Asian Athletics Championships, Wuhan, China.
June 7: IAAF Diamond League, Birmingham, England.
June 13: IAAF Diamond League, New York, US.

BADMINTON
June 2-7: Indonesia Open Superseries, Jakarta, Indonesia.
June 16-21: US Open Badminton Championships, New York, US.

BASKETBALL
June 4 onwards: NBA Finals, USA/Canada.

FOOTBALL
June 6: UEFA Champions League final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany.
June 6- July 5: Women’s World Cup, Canada
June 11- July 14: Copa America, Chile.

HOCKEY
June: Ice Hockey Stanley Cup Finals, venue TBA.
June 3-14: Men’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
June 10-21: Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Valencia, Spain.
June 20-Jul 5: Men’s and Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 1, Antwerp, Belgium.

GOLF
June 4-7: The Memorial Tournament, Dublin, Ohio, US; Nordea Masters, Malmo, Sweden; Manulife LPGA Classic, Ontario, Canada
June 8-14: FedEx St. Jude Classic, Memphis, Tennessee, US
June 11-14: Lyoness Open, Atzenbrugg, Austria; Women’s PGA Championship, New York, US
June 18-21: US Open, Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington
June 25-28: BMW International Open, Munich, Germany
June 26-28: Walmart Championship (LPGA), Arkansas, US

TENNIS
May 24- June 6: Roland Garros, Paris, France
June 8-14: Aegon Open Nottingham, UK; Topshelf Open, Holland
June 15-21: Aegon Championships, London, England; Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany; Aegon Classic, Birmingham, England
June 21-27: Aegon International Eastbourne, UK
June 29- July 1: Wimbledon, London, England

MOTORSPORTS
June 7: MotoGP- Grand Prix de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
June 21: F1 - Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, Austria.
June 27: MotoGP - Motul TT Assen Grand Prix, Assen, Netherlands.

MULTI-SPORTS
June 5-16: SEA Games, Singapore.

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