Chelsea's Fernando Torres reacts after the Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid April 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Real Madrid's Toni Kroos (R), James Rodriguez (2nd L) and Xabi Alonso (L) attend a training session at Valdebebas training grounds, outside Madrid August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Olympique Marseille's Giannelli Imbula (L) challenges Benjamin Stambouli of Montpellier during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, August 17, 2014.   REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson

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Arruabarrena takes charge at ailing Boca Juniors

30 August 2014

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Boca Juniors embark on salvaging their reputation under new coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena against Argentine league leaders Velez Sarsfield on Sunday (2215 BST) having sacked Carlos Bianchi who failed to repeat his past success with the club.

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Barcelona's Iniesta misses Villarreal clash, Neymar returns

30 August 2014

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, nursing a knee injury, will miss Sunday's La Liga clash with Villarreal, his club confirmed on Saturday.

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Manchester United agree deal for Ajax's Blind

30 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Versatile Dutch international Daley Blind is set to join Manchester United after the English Premier League side agreed a fee of 17.5 million Euros (13.85 million pounds) with Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam.

Boateng hails his ‘warriors’ for q-final march

30 August 2014

GEORGE TOWN: Kelantan coach George Boateng paid tribute to his players for getting the Red Warriors into the Malaysia Cup quarter-finals – with a match to spare.

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Brondby in talks with Liverpool over Agger signing

30 August 2014

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish side Brondby have confirmed they are in talks with Liverpool about bringing defender Daniel Agger back to the club where he started his career.

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Confident Ozil says his stats prove critics wrong

30 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has come out all guns blazing after criticism of his displays by stating he is among the best number 10s in the world who can help lead his side to glory.

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Reus sparkles as Dortmund beat Augsburg 3-2

30 August 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany midfielder Marco Reus scored one goal and set up another in three minutes as Borussia Dortmund survived a late comeback to beat Augsburg 3-2 on Friday and bounce back from an opening Bundesliga defeat last week.

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South American chief defends World Cup spots

30 August 2014

ASUNCION (Reuters) - South America must keep its strong World Cup presence for the 2018 finals because it is a competitive region with the hardest qualifying programme, CONMEBOL president Juan Angel Napout said on Friday.

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Superman Valencia needs time to wow West Ham

30 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Ecuador’s Enner Valencia is itching to regain the form that earned him the nickname "Superman" and show fans why West Ham United brought the World Cup striker to Upton Park.

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It's not the Balotelli show, warns Liverpool boss

30 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - "This is not the Mario Balotelli show", warned Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers who is able to call on the mercurial Italian forward for the first time against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group A: JDT II 0 Felda United 3, Pahang 1 Lions XII 2.
Group C: Penang 1 Kelantan 3, Armed Forces 0 JDT 1.

EPL Results & Standings

Man City 3 Liverpool 1
Everton 2 Arsenal 2
Aston Villa 0 Newcastle 0
Chelsea 2 Leicester 0
C. Palace 1 West Ham 3
Southampton 0 West Brom 0
Swansea 1 Burnley 0
Hull 1 Stoke 1
Tottenham 4 QPR 0
Sunderland 1 Man Utd 1

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
2 5 6
2 4 6
Man City
2 4 6
2 2 6
2 1 4
2 1 4
Aston Villa
2 1 4
West Ham
2 1 3
1 -1 3
2 0 2
2 0 2
West Brom
2 0 2
Man Utd
2 -1 1
2 -1 1
2 -1 1
Leicester City 2 -2 1
2 -2 1
Crystal Palace
2 -3 0
2 -3 0
2 -5 0
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

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

UEFA Champions League draw

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiakos, Malmo.
Group B: Real Madrid, Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets.
Group C: Benfica, Zenit St Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco.
Group D: Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht.
Group E: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, CSKA Moscow, AS Roma.
Group F: Barcelona, Paris St Germain (Fra), Ajax, Apoel.
Group G: Chelsea, Schalke 04, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor.
Group H: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov.

Other Football Results

AFC Champions League quarter-finals second leg: FC Seoul (Kor) 0 Pohang Steelers (Kor) 0 (after extra time, FC Seoul win 3-0 on penalties), Guangzhou Evergrande (Chn) 2 Western Sydney Wanderers (Aus) 1 (aggregate 2-2, Western Sydney Wanderers win on away goals rule).

Champions League playoff, second leg: Malmo (Swe) 3 Salzburg (Aut) 0 (Malmo win 4-2 on aggregate), Arsenal (Eng) 1 Besiktas (Tur) 0 (Arsenal win 1-0 on aggregate), Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) 4 FC Copenhagen (Den) 0 (Bayer Leverkusen win 7-2 on aggregate), Athletic Bilbao (Spa) 3 Napoli (Ita) 1 (Athletic Bilbao win 4-2 on aggregate), Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) 1 Steaua Bucharest (Rom) 0 (aggregate 1-1, Ludogorets Razgrad win 6-5 on penalties).

English League Cup second round: Aston Villa 0 Leyton Orient 1, Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3, Bradford City 2 Leeds United 1, Burton Albion 1 Queens Park Rangers 0, Stoke City 3 Portsmouth 0.


World Championships

Men’s singles: Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Viktor Axelsen (Den) 21-9, 21-7; Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) v Chen Long (Chn).

Men’s doubles: Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) v Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den); Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) bt Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) - w/o.

Women’s singles: Li Xuerui (Chn) bt Minatsu Mitani (Jpn) 21-8, 21-14; Carolina Marin (Spa) v PV Sindhu (Ind).

Women’s doubles: Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Lee So-hee-Shin Seung-shin (Kor) 21-13, 21-10; Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) v Reika Kakiiwa-Miyuki Maeda (Jpn) 21-8, 21-13.

Mixed doubles: Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen (Den) v Xu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn); Liu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn) v Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn).


Deutsche Bank Championship

Leading first round scores (US unless stated): 63: Ryan Palmer; 65: Keegan Bradley; 66: Jason Day (Aus), Webb Simpson, Chesson Hadley; 67: Jordan Spieth, Ian Poulter (Eng), Carl Pettersson (Swe), Russell Knox (Sco), Bill Haas; 68: Patrick Reed, Jason Kokrak, Kevin Chappell, Charles Howell, Matt Every, Billy Hurley; 69: Shawn Stefani, Matt Jones (Aus), Noh Seung-yul (Kor), John Senden (Aus), Ben Crane, Luke Donald (Eng), Chris Stroud, Matt Kuchar, Billy Horschel.

LPGA Portland Classic

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 132: Kim In-kyung (Kor) 65-67; 135: Laura Diaz 67-68, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 70-65, Hur Mi-jung (Kor) 70-65; 136: Mina Harigae 67-69, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 70-66, Lin Xi Yu (Chn) 68-68, Paula Reto (Rsa) 67-69; 137: Amelia Lewis 66-71; 138: Juli Inkster 68-70, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 71-67, Oh Ji-young (Kor) 71-67, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 67-71, Tiffany Joh 71-67, Chella Choi (Kor) 68-70, Jaye Marie Green 72-66, Austin Ernst 69-69, Line Vedel (Den) 69-69; 139: Karine Icher (Fra) 68-71, Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 70-69, Feng Shanshan (Chn) 72-67, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 73-66, Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 69-70, Caroline Masson (Ger) 72-67, Jacqui Concolino 68-71.

Italian Open

Leading second round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 129: Hennie Otto (Rsa) 67-62; 132: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 66-66; 135: Ross Fisher 69-66; 136: Richie Ramsay 67-69, David Lipsky (US) 69-67, Morten Orum Madsen (Den) 68-68, Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spa) 73-63, James Morrison 70-66; 137: Felipe Aguilar (Chi) 68-69, Stephen Gallacher 72-65, Soren Hansen (Den) 71-66, Joost Luiten (Ned) 69-68, Mikko Korhonen (Fin) 70-67, Darren Fichardt (Rsa) 68-69, Seve Benson 70-67; 138: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 66-72, Carlos Del Moral (Spa) 70-68, Richard Bland 67-71, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli (Ita) 68-70, Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) 68-70, Lee Slattery 70-68, Thomas Pieters (Bel) 70-68.


US Open

Men’s singles
Second round: Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Martin Klizan (Svk) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3; Teimuraz Gabashvili (Rus) bt Alexander Kudryavtsev (Rus) 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); Feliciano Lopez (Spa) bt Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt Ernests Gulbis (Lat) 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Illya Marchenko (Ukr) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, 6-4; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-1, 6-3; Gilles Simon (Fra) bt Federico Delbonis (Arg) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 (7-0), 6-1; David Ferrer (Spa) bt Bernard Tomic (Aus) walkover; Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Dudi Sela (Isr) 6-1, 6-2, 6-2; David Goffin (Bel) bt Joao Sousa (Por) 6-4, 6-2, 6-0; Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Alejandro Gonzalez (Col) 7-5, 6-3, 6-2; Richard Gasquet (Fra) bt Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3; Adrian Mannarino (Fra) bt Fabio Fognini (Ita) 6-3, 6-4, 6-1; Roberto Bautista (Spa) bt Tim Smyczek (US) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1; Marcel Granollers (Spa) bt Ivo Karlovic (Cro) 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-4; Roger Federer (Swe) bt Sam Groth (Aus) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

Women’s singles
Third round: Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Angelique Kerber (Ger) 6-1, 7-5; Jelena Jankovic (Srb) bt Johanna Larsson (Swe) 6-1, 6-0; Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Alize Cornet (Fra) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4; Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Roberta Vinci (Ita) 6-4, 6-3; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Sabine Lisicki (Ger) 6-2, 6-4; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 6-3, 6-2; Sara Errani (Ita) bt Venus Williams (US) 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (7-5); Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) bt Simona Halep (Rom) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.


British Grand Prix 

MotoGP Free Practice: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Repsol Honda 2:02.126, 2. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda 2:02.635, 3. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 2:03.011, 4. Bradley Smith (Bri) Monster Yamaha 2:03.070, 5. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Pramac Racing Ducati 2:03.327, 6. Scott Redding (Bri) Honda Gresini 2:03.333, 7. Andrea Iaanone (Ita) Pramac Racing Ducati 2:03.353, 8. Alvaro Bautista (Spa) Honda Gresini 2:03.391, 9. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Repsol Honda 2:03.410, 10. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Forward Yamaha 2:03.468.


Hong Kong Open

Men: Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Tarek Momen (Egy) 11-7, 11-2, 11-3; Mohd Elshorbagy (Egy) bt Borja Golan (Spa) 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7.
Women: Nicol David (Mas) v Amanda Sohby (US); Nour El Tayeb (Egy) v Laura Massaro (Eng).

Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit

Men: Karim Ali Fathi (Egy) bt Ramit Tandon (Ind) 4-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-2.
Women: Nadine Shahin (Egy) bt Cheyna Tucker (Rsa) 13-11, 11-6, 11-5.


Tour of Spain

Seventh Stage (169km): 1. Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CAN 4’01:52, 2. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) GRM 1:34 behind, 3. Hubert Dupont (Fra) ALM 1:35, 4. Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM same time, 5. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC 2:17, 6. Daniel Martin (Irl) GRM same time, 7. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 2:18, 8. Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) OPQ 2:20, 9. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV, 10. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN, 11. Robert Gesink (Ned) BKN, 12. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV, 13. Damiano Caruso (Ita) CAN, 14. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) KAT, 15. Michael Matthews (Aus) ORI, 16. Fabio Aru (Ita) AST, 17. Sergio Pardilla (Spa) MTN, 18. Pieter Serry (Bel) OPQ, 19. David Arroyo (Spa) CJR, 20. Lloyd Mondory (Fra) ALM all same time.

Leading overall standings: 1. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 26’52:20, 2. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV 15 seconds behind, 3. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN 18, 4. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 20, 5. Esteban Chaves (Col) ORI 41, 6. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) KAT 45, 7. Robert Gesink (Ned) BKN 55, 8. Fabio Aru (Ita) AST 58, 9. Warren Barguil (Fra) GIA 1:02, 10. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BKN 1:06.


Sports Calendar


Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis

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

Aug 13-24
European Championships – aquatics
Berlin, Germany

Aug 16
English Premier League season starts – football

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

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


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

Sept 8-21 World Championships – sailing Santander, Spain

Sept 9-14
Indonesia Open – badminton

Sept 12
Davis Cup semi-finals – tennis
Various locations

Sept 14
San Marino GP – MotoGP

Sept 19-Oct 4
Asian Games
Incheon, South Korea

Sept 20-28
World Road Championships – cycling

Sept 21
Aragon GP – MotoGP
Aragon, Spain

Sept 21
Singapore Grand Prix – Formula One

Sept 26-28
Ryder Cup – golf

Sept 28
Brazil GP – MotoGP

Sept 30-Oct 6
Carol Weymuller Open – squash
New York


Sept 27 - Oct 5
WTA China Open - tennis

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

Oct 5-12
Shanghai Rolex Masters - tennis

Oct 6-12
WTA Generali Ladies Linz - tennis

Oct 9-18
US Open - squash

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

Oct 7-12
Dutch Open - Badminton

Oct 12
Japan GP - MotoGP

Oct 13-19
WTA Kremlin Cup - tennis
Moscow, Russia

Oct 14-19
Denmark Open (Superseries Premier) - Badminton

Oct 16-19
LPGA HanaBank Championship
Incheon, South Korea

Oct 19
Australian GP - MotoGP
Phillip Island

Oct 20-26
BNP Paribas WTA Finals - tennis

Oct 21-26
France Open (Superseries) - Badminton

Oct 26
Malaysian GP - MotoGP

Oct 27 - Nov 2
WTA Yinzhou Bank Open - tennis
Ningbo, China

Oct 27 - Nov 2
BNP Paribas Masters - tennis

Oct 28
National Basketball Association season starts - basketball

Oct 28 - Nov 2
Bitburger SaarLorLux Open - badminton
Saarbrucken, Germany