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Looks like a three-horse race for Premier League title

4 July 2015

GEORGE TOWN: It’s beginning to look more and more like a three-horse race for the two promotion slots from the Premier League to the Super League.

FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter (R) gestures next to CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb during a news conference at the CONCACAF congress in Panama City April 19, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

FIFA's Webb charged in Cayman Island's corruption case: media

4 July 2015

(Reuters) - Suspended FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, already facing charges in football's global bribery scandal, has now been charged in a healthcare fraud case in his native Cayman Islands, local media reported on Friday.

USA pound hapless Guatemala 4-0 in friendly

4 July 2015

(Reuters) - The United States tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 4-0 thumping of Guatemala in a friendly in Nashville on Friday.

Wambach not looking beyond Sunday's World Cup final

4 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - United States striker Abby Wambach will definitely play her final World Cup game in Sunday's final against Japan but on Friday would not be drawn on her plans for after the tournament.

Peru's Jose Reyna (L), Paolo Guerrero and Claudio Pizarro (R) pose with their medals after defeating Paraguay in their Copa America 2015 third-place soccer match at Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo in Concepcion, Chile, July 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Guerrero on target as Peru clinch Copa third place again

4 July 2015

CONCEPCION, Chile (Reuters) - Striker Paolo Guerrero scored his fourth goal of the Copa America on Friday as Peru beat Paraguay 2-0 to finish in third place for the second consecutive edition of the tournament.

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No Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers

4 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Players do not care who hands out trophies and the absence of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not have any impact on the Women's World Cup final, organisers said on Friday.

Jun 30, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; United States forward Carli Lloyd (10) and Germany midfielder Lena Goessling (20) battle for the ball during the first half of the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Olympic Stadium.  Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports -

Americans flock to Vancouver to amp up World Cup fever

4 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A sea of red, white and blue is expected to flood Vancouver in the coming days as thousands of Americans flock to the city to cheer on their squad against defending champions Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final.

Path to the Women's World Cup final - Japan

4 July 2015

(Reuters) - Following is a recap of Japan's six Women's World Cup matches on the way to Sunday's final against the United States:

Path to the Women's World Cup final - United States

4 July 2015

(Reuters) - Following is a recap of the United States' six Women's World Cup matches on the way to Sunday's final against Japan:

Key players to watch for in the Women's World Cup final

4 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Four key players to watch for in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday.

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Malaysian Football

Super League

Selangor 1 Pahang 3
JDT 2 Police 1
Lions XII 3 Kelantan 0
Felda United 2 Sime Darby 2
Perak 2 Armed Force 1
Terengganu 4 Sarawak 2

Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
14 10 30
14 9 28
14 10 27
14 7 24
Felda United
14 4 22
14 2 21
Lions XII 
14 1 20
Terengganu 14 -5 17
Sarawak 14 -7 13
12 -9
Armed Forces
13 -8 10
Sime Darby
13 -16 4
UEFA Champions League

First qualifying round (To be played on June 30 & July 1 and July 7 & 8)

First leg: B36 Torshavn (Fro) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 2; Crusaders (Nrl) 0 FC Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Lincoln Red Imps (Gib) 0 FC Santa Coloma (And) 0, Pyunik (Arm) 2 Folgore (Smr) 1.

Second qualifying round (matches to be played on July 14 & 15 and July 21 & 22)

Hibernians FC (Mlt) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (Isr), APOEL FC (Cyp) v FK Vardar (Mkd), Qarabag FK (Aze) v FK Rudar Pljevlja (Mne); FK Sarajevo (Bih) v KKS Lech Poznan (Pol); NK Maribor (Slo) v FC Astana (Kaz); FC BATE Borisov (Blr) v Dundalk FC (Irl); HJK Helsinki (Fin) v FK Ventspils (Lat), FC Midtjylland (Den) v Lincoln FC (Gib) or FC Santa Coloma (And); Molde FK (Nor) v FC Pyunik (Arm) or SS Folgore (Smr); Malmo FF (Swe) v FK Zalgiris Vilnius (Ltu); Celtic FC (Sco) v Stjarnan (Isl), FK AS Trencin (Svk) v FC Steaua Bucarest (Rom), FK Partizan (Srb) v FC Dila Gori (Geo), PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) v FC Milsami Orhei (Mda), CS Fola Esch (Lux) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Cro), KF Skenderbeu (Alb) v Crusaders FC (Nir) or FC Levadia Tallinn (Est); B36 Torshavn (Fro) or The New Saints FC (Wal) v Videoton FC (Hun)

*The winners of the second qualifying round will advance to the third qualifying round (to be played on August 18 & 19 and 25 & 26). The winners from the third round will advance to the tournament proper, which begins on Sept 15 & 16.

EPL Results & Standings

Final standings for season 2014/15

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c) (q)
38 41 87
Man City (q)
38 45 79
Arsenal (q)
38 35 75
Man United (q) 
38 25 70
Tottenham (e) 
38 5 64
Liverpool (e) 38 4 62
38 21 60
Swansea  38 -3
Stoke City  38 3 54
Crystal Palace 38 -4 48
38 -2 47
West Ham
38 -3 47
West Brom
38 -13 44
38 -9 41
Newcastle  38 -23 39
Sunderland 38 -22 38
Aston Villa 
38 -26 38
Hull (r) 38 -18 35
Burnley (r) 38 -25 33
QPR (r) 38 -31 30

(c) = champion (q) = qualify for Champions League (e) = qualify for Europa League (r) = relegated

NOTE: Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich promoted to the Premier League.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2015/16

Saturday, Aug 8 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v West Ham
Bournemouth v Aston Villa 
Chelsea v Swansea 
Everton v Watford 
Leicester v Sunderland 
Man United v Tottenham 
Newcastle v Southampton 
Norwich v Crystal Palace 
Stoke v Liverpool 
West Brom v Man City

Saturday, Aug 15 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Man United
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Liverpool v Bournemouth
Man City v Chelsea
Southampton v Everton
Sunderland v Norwich
Swansea v Newcastle
Tottenham v Stoke 
Watford v West Brom 
West Ham v Leicester 

Saturday, Aug 22 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v Liverpool 
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa 
Everton v Man City 
Leicester v Tottenham 
Man United v Newcastle 
Norwich v Stoke 
Sunderland v Swansea 
Watford v Southampton 
West Brom v Chelsea 
West Ham v Bournemouth 

Saturday, Aug 29 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Sunderland
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Man City v Watford
Newcastle v Arsenal
Southampton v Norwich
Stoke v West Brom
Swansea v Man United
Tottenham v Everton

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Women's World Cup

Final: USA v Japan

Copa America

Final: Chile v Argentina

Third placing: Peru 2 Paraguay 0 


Asian Junior Championships


Boys’ singles: Lin Guipu (Chn) bt Yuta Watanabe (Jpn) 21-10, 21-12; Seo Seung-jae (Kor) bt Lu Chia-hung (Tpe) 21-14, 21-18.

Boys’ doubles: Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong (Chn) bt Ren Xiangyu-Tan Qiang (Chn) 12-21, 21-16, 21-18; He Jiting-Zheng Siwei (Chn) bt Lee Hong-sub-Lim Su-min (Kor) 21-15, 21-8.

Girls’ singles: He Bing Jiao (Chn) bt Goh Jin Wei (Mas) 17-21, 21-17, 21-14; Chochuwong Pornpawee (Tha) bt Moe Araki (Jpn) 21-13, 14-21, 21-15.

Girls' doubles: Du Yue-Li Yin Hui (Chn) bt Kim Hye-jeong-Park Keun-hye (Kor) 18-21, 21-10, 21-19; Chen Qingchen-Jia Yi Fan (Chn) bt Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida (Jpn) 21-11, 21-16.

Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Fachriza Abimanyu-Apriani Apriani (Ina) 21-14, 21-14; Choi Jong-woo-Kim Hye-jeong (Kor) bt He Jiting-Du Yue (Chn) 21-18, 21-15.


Tour de France

Stage One (13.8km individual timetrial) - Top 10: 1. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC 14:56, 2. Tony Martin (Ger) ETI 0:05 behind, 3. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) TRE 0:06, 4. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) GIA 0:08, 5. Jos van Emden (Ned) LNL 0:15, 6. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) MOV 0:23, 7. Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM 0:23, 8. Adriano Malori (Ita) MOV 0:29, 9. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) LNL 0:30, 10. Stephen Cummings (Bri) MTN 0:32.



Third Round

Women’s singles: Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt Casey Dellacqua (Aus) 6-1, 6-4; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Camila Giorgi (Ita) 6-2, 6-2; Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spa) bt Angelique Kerber (Ger) 7-6 (14-12), 1-6, 6-2; Monica Niculescu (Rom) bt Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 6-3 7-5; Venus Williams (US) bt Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) 6-3, 6-2; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) 6-4, 6-4; Zarina Diyas (Kaz) bt Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 7-6, 6-4; Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Sloane Stephens (US) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Bethanie Mattek Sands (US) 7-5, 7-5; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Irina Begu (Rou) 6-4, 6-3; Coco Vandeweghe (US) bt Samantha Stosur (Aus) 6-2, 6-0.

Men’s singles: Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Pablo Andujar (Spa) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt James Ward (Bri) 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 8-6; Ivo Karlovic (Cro) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (11-9); Roger Federer (Swi) bt Sam Groth (Aus) 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt John Isner (US) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 12-10; Viktor Troicki (Srb) bt Dustin Brown (Ger) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3; Roberto Bautista (Spa) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, 6-1; Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Phillip Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; Denis Kudla (US) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Fernando Verdasco (Spa) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; David Goffin (Bel) bt Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; Richard Gasquet (Fra) bt Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4; Nick Kyrgios (Aus) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.


Greenbrier Classic

Leading second round scores (US unless stated) (a denotes amateur): 131: Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 66-65, Scott Langley 62-69; 132: Chad Collins 65-67, Bryce Molder 68-64, Danny Lee (Nzl) 63-69, Kevin Chappell 65-67, Greg Owen (Eng) 65-67, David Hearn (Can) 68-64, Jonathan Byrd 63-69; 133: James Hahn 66-67, Scott Piercy 67-66, Robert Garrigus 66-67, S.J. Park (Kor) 68-65, Patrick Rodgers 68-65, Sean O’Hair 66-67; 134: Justin Thomas 67-67, Tom Hoge 68-66, Andres Romero (Arg) 67-67, Brian Davis (Eng) 64-70, J.J. Henry 68-66, Andres Gonzales 68-66, Justin Leonard 66-68, Brendon Todd 65-69, Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 69-65, Cameron Percy (Aus) 68-66; 135: Pat Perez 67-68, Chris Stroud 66-69, Kevin Na 65-70, Robert Streb 68-67, Bubba Watson 67-68, Mark Hubbard 70-65, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 64-71, Eric Axley 68-67, Tony Finau 68-67, Bae Sang-moon (Kor) 68-67, George McNeill 67-68, Tiger Woods 66-69, Morgan Hoffmann 68-67, Maverick McNealy (a) 67-68.

French Open

Leading third round scores: 203: Jaco Van Zyl (Rsa) 68-71-64; 205: Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) 70-70-65; 206: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 68-72-66; 207: Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 68-70-69, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 69-69-69, James Morrison (Eng) 71-68-68; 208: Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 71-68-69, Brendan Steele (US) 72-69-67; 209: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 70-69-70, Daniel Brooks (Eng) 73-66-70, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 72-69-68, Mark Foster (Eng) 70-71-68, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 70-74-65; 210: Andy Sullivan (Eng) 71-70-69, Jake Roos (Rsa) 73-71-66, Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spa) 68-70-72, Trevor Fisher Jnr (Rsa) 74-71-65; 211: Peter Hanson (Swe) 72-71-68, Mikko Korhonen (Fin) 70-71-70, Gary Stal (Fra) 73-69-69; 212: Andrew Johnston (Eng) 73-71-68, Jason Scrivener (Aus) 75-69-68, Richard Bland (Eng) 76-70-66, Michael Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 75-70-67, Jerome Lando-Casanova (Fra) 74-70-68, Marcus Fraser (Aus) 73-69-70.


British F1 Grand Prix

Starting grid: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes, 3. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams-Mercedes, 4. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams-Mercedes, 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari, 6. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari, 7. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Red Bull-Renault, 8. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Toro Rosso-Renault, 9. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India-Mercedes, 10. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull-Renault, 11. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India-Mercedes, 12. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus-Mercedes, 13. Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso-Renault, 14. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus-Mercedes, 15. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari, 16. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber-Ferrari, 17. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren-Honda, 18. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren-Honda, 19. Will Stevens (Bri) Marussia-Ferrari, 20. Roberto Merhi (Spa) Marussia-Ferrari.


World League Semi-Finals

5th-8th playoff: Ireland 1 Pakistan 0, Malaysia 4 France 1.

Semi-finals: Belgium 4 India 0, Australia 3 Britain 1.


Sunday, 5 July

Final: Australia v Belgium (4.30pm Malaysian time)

3rd-4th playoff: Britain v India (7pm)

5th-6th playoff: Ireland v Malaysia (9.30pm)

7th-8th playoff: Pakistan v France (12am, Monday)

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Sports Calendar


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

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

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

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

June 4 onwards: NBA Finals, USA/Canada.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

June 5-16: SEA Games, Singapore.


July 3-5: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Bolzano, Italy.
July 24- Aug 9: Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.

July 15-19: IAAF World Youth Championships 2015, Cali, Colombia.
July 24-25: Diamond League, London, England.

July 14-19: Yonex Open Chinese Taipei, Taiwan.
July 21-16: Russia Open.

July 4-6: Le Tour de France, France.

July 4: Copa America Final, Santiago, Chile.
July 5: Women’s World Cup final, Vancouver, Canada.

July 6-12: John Deere Classic, Silvis, Illinois, US.
July 9-12: US Women’s Open, Pennsylvania, US.
July 16-19: The Open, St Andrews, England.
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, Scotland.

July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.

July 13-19: IPC World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland.

June 26-July: Wimbledon, UK. (Grand Slam)
July 17-20: Davis Cup Quarter-finals, various locations.
July 20-26: WTA Istanbul Cup, Turkey.
July 27-Aug 1: Hamburg Open, Germany.
July 27-Aug 2: Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland.
July 27-Aug 2: WTA Zhonghong Jiangxi Intl Women’s Open, China

July 5: F1 - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.
July 26: F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary.
July 12: Moto GP - German Grand Prix, Sachsenring, Germany.


July 24- Aug 9 : Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.
Aug 11-16: Archery World Cup Stage 3, Wroclaw. Poland.

Aug 22-30: IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China.

Aug 10-16: BWF World Championships, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Aug 24-30: Vietnam Open GP Gold, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Aug 10-16: Taiwan Open, Taiwan.
Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.

Aug 8-9: Premier League and Football League season starts.
Aug 11: Uefa Super Cup, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Aug 31: Football transfer deadline day.

July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, England.
Aug 3-9: World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio, US.
Aug 13-16: PGA Championship, Wisconsin, US.
Aug 17-23: Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, North Carolina, US.
Aug 20-23: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Vancouver, Canada.
Aug 24-30: The Barclays, Plainfield, New Jersey, US.
Aug 31-Sept 7: Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Massachusetts, US.

Aug 21-30: Men’s and women’s EuroHockey Championships, England

Aug 6-16: ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, Gabala, Azerbaijan.

July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.
Aug 5-9: Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia.

Aug 10-16: Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Canada.
Aug: 16-23: Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, US.
Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.

Aug 9: MotoGP Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indianapolis, US.
Aug 16: MotoGP - Grand Prix Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic.
Aug 23: F1 - Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Aug 30: MotoGP - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.