VfL Wolfsburg's Bas Dost (L) celebrate after scoring a goal against Bayern Munich during their German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Wolfsburg January 30, 2015.    REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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31 January 2015

MALABO (Reuters) - Ivory Coast forward Gervinho is due to return to action at the African Nations Cup on Sunday after completing a two-match suspension in a boost to his side’s chances in their quarter-final against Algeria.

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31 January 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Saturday's Asian Cup final between Australia and South Korea went to extra time after the teams finished tied at 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes.

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31 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says he is ready to shrug off his "injury-prone" label when he returns after a five-month layoff for West Ham United's visit to Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

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31 January 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Massimo Luongo breached the South Korean defence for the first time in the tournament on the stroke of halftime to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the Asian Cup final at Stadium Australia on Saturday.

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South Korea bolster defence for Asian Cup final against Australia

31 January 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) - South Korea have bolstered their already mean defence with one change to their starting side for the Asian Cup final against hosts Australia, who are unchanged for Saturday's tournament finale at Stadium Australia.

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31 January 2015

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain reduced Olympique Lyonnais' Ligue 1 lead to one point after Ezequiel Lavezzi's first-half strike earned the champions a 1-0 home win over Stade Rennes on Friday.

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31 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Crystal Palace made their third signing of the week on Friday when they swooped for Senegal full back Pape Souare from Ligue 1 side Lille.

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Depleted Saints bolstered by returns for Swans clash

31 January 2015

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) - Two of Southampton's international brigade will ride to the rescue this weekend, affording coach Ronald Koeman much-needed relief from injury woes when his high-flyers welcome Swansea City on Sunday.

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31 January 2015

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - How exquisite it would be if the latest instalment of the new rivalry of English football at Stamford Bridge on Saturday should rest on the shoulders of two of the stadium's old-fashioned, everlasting favourites.

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31 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Former France winger David Ginola has abandoned his bid to stand in the FIFA presidential elections after failing to secure the five FA nominations needed, he said on Friday.

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Malaysian Football


Final: Internacional 3 Estudiantes 2

EPL Results & Standings

Everton 0 West Brom 0

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
22 32 52
Man City
22 23 47
22 21 42
Man Utd 22 15 40
22 13 39
22 2 37
West Ham 
22  10 36
Liverpool   22   4 35
Swansea  22 -4 30
Stoke City  22 -4 29
Newcastle  22 -9 27
22 -4 23
Crystal Palace 22 -8 23
West Brom 
22 -9 22
Aston Villa 22 -14 22
Sunderland 22 -14 20
Burnley 22 -15 
Hull 22 -10 19
QPR 22 -16 19
-14 17
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Jan 31
Hull v Newxcastle - 8.45pm
Crystal Palace v Everton - 11pm
Liverpool v West Ham - 11pm
Man United v Leicester - 11pm
Stoke v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v Burnley - 11pm
West Brom v Tottenham - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 1
Chelsea v Man City - 1.30am**
Arsenal v Aston Villa - 9.30pm
Southampton v Swansea - 12mn

Saturday, Feb 7
Tottenham v Arsenal - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Chelsea - 11pm
Leicester v Crystal Palace - 11pm 
Man City v Hull - 11pm
QPR v Southampton - 11pm
Swansea v Sunderland - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 8
Everton v Liverpool - 11pm
Burnley v West Brom - 8pm
Newcastle v Stoke - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 9
West Ham v Man United - 12.15am**

Wednesday, Feb 11
Arsenal v Leicester - 3.45am**
Hull v Aston Villa - 3.45am**
Sunderland v QPR - 3.45am**
Liverpool v Tottenham - 4am**

Thursday, Feb 12
Chelsea v Everton - 3.45am**
Man United v Burnley - 3.45am** 
Southampton v West Ham - 3.45am**
Stoke v Man City - 3.45am**
Crystal Palace v Newcastle - 4am**
West Brom v Swansea - 4am**

Saturday, Feb 21
Aston Villa v Stoke - 11pm
Chelsea v Burnley - 11pm
Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 11pm 
Hull v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v West Brom - 11pm
Swansea v Man United - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 22
Man City v Newcastle - 1.30am**
Tottenham v West Ham - 8pm
Everton v Leicester - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 23
Southampton v Liverpool - 12.15am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Last 16 draw

(First leg ties on Feb 17-18, 24-25; Second leg on March 10-11, 17-18)

Paris St Germain (Fra) vs Chelsea (Eng)
Manchester City (Eng) vs Barcelona (Spa)
Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) vs Atletico Madrid (Spa)
Juventus (Ita) vs Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
Schalke (Ger) vs Real Madrid (Spa)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr) vs Bayern Munich (Ger)
Arsenal (Eng) vs Monaco (Fra)
FC Basel (Swi) vs FC Porto (Por)

Other Football Results

Asian Cup final: Australia 2 South Korea 1 (after extra time).

Dutch Div 1: Dordrecht 0 SC Heerenveen 0.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 49, 2. Ajax 43, 3. Feyenoord 35, 4. FC Zwolle 33, 5. AZ Alkmaar 32.

English Championship: Bournemouth 2 Watford 0.
Leading standings: 1. Bournemouth 54, 2. Derby County 51, 3. Middlesbrough 50, 4. Ipswich 50, 5. Brentford 49.

French Div 1: Paris St Germain 1 Rennes 0.
Leading standings: 1. Lyon 48, 2. Paris St Germain 47, 3. Marseille 44, 4. Saint-Etienne 40, 5. Monaco 39.

German Div 1: Wolfsburg 4 Bayern Munich 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 45, 2. VfL Wolfsburg 37, 3. Bayer Leverkusen 28, 4. Borussia Moenchengladbach 27, 5. Schalke 27.

Portuguese Premier League: Sporting Braga 1 Moreirense 0.

Spanish Div 1: Rayo Vallecano 1 Deportivo La Coruna 2.
Leading standings: 1. Real Madrid 48, 2. Barcelona 47, 3. Atletico Madrid 44, 4. Valencia 41, 5. Sevilla 39.

Scottish Premier League: Partick Thistle 0 St Mirren 1.
Leading standings: 1. Celtic 51, 2. Aberdeen 48, 3. Inverness CT 47, 4. Dundee United 45, 5. Hamilton Academical 39.



Atlanta 105 Portland 99, Cleveland 101 Sacramento 90, New Orleans 108 LA Clippers 103, Utah 110 Golden State 100, Dallas 93 Miami 72, Toronto 127 Brooklyn 122 (OT), Phoenix 93 Boston 87, Philadelphia 103 Minnesota 94, LA Lakers 123 Chicago 118 (2OT), Memphis 99 Denver 69, Milwaukee 115 Orlando 100, Indiana 103 New York 82.


Australian Open

Men’s singles semi-finals: Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0; Andy Murray (Bri) bt Tomas Berdych (Cze) 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.

Women’s singles final: Serena Williams (US) bt Maria Sharapova (Rus) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Women’s doubles final: Bethanie Mattek-Sands-Lucie Safarova (US-Cze) bt Chan Yung-jan-Zheng Jie (Tpe-Chn) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).


PGM Sime Darby Harvard Championship

Leading third round scores (Malaysian unless stated): 201: Sukree Othman 70-65-66; 202: Arie Irawan Fauzi 63-71-68; 203: Kemarol Baharin 70-69-64; 204: Sean Riordan (Nzl) 70-68-66, Danny Chia 69-68-67, Mathiam Keyser (Rsa) 70-65-69; 205: Steve Han (US) 71-68-66, Masaru Takahashi (Jpn) 69-69-67, Oskar Arvidsson (Swe) 69-66-70; 206: Shaifubari Muda 69-69-68; 207: Terumichi Kakazu (Jpn) 66-74-67, Brett Munson (US) 72-64-71.

Phoenix Open

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 132: Martin Laird (Sco) 66-66; 134: Daniel Berger 65-69; 135: Justin Thomas 67-68; 136: Angel Cabrera (Arg) 67-69, Ryan Palmer 64-72, Ryan Moore 69-67, Zach Johnson 66-70, Bubba Watson 65-71, Robert Streb 66-70; 137: K.J. Choi (Kor) 68-69, Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 68-69, Graham DeLaet (Can) 67-70; 138: Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 67-71, Brandt Snedeker 70-68, Brendan Steele 71-67, Keegan Bradley 65-73, Jordan Spieth 70-68, Jon Rahm (Spa) 70-68.

Dubai Desert Classic

Leading second round scores: 130: Rory McIlroy (Nir) 66-64; 131: Marc Warren (Sco) 66-65; 132L: Graeme McDowell (Nir) 67-65, Seve Benson (Eng) 66-66; 133: Danny Willett (Eng) 67-66, Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 66-67, Andy Sulliavan (Eng) 65-68, Lee Westwood (Eng) 65-68, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 64-69; 134: Morten Orum Madsen (Den) 71-63, Renato Paratore (Ita) 68-66, Maximillian Kieffer (Ger) 66-68, Peter Uihlein (US) 65-69; 135: Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 69-66, Alex Noren (Swe) 68-67, Robert Rock (Eng) 68-67, Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 67-68; 136: Henrik Stenson (Swe) 70-66, Jordi Garcia Pinto (Spa) 70-66, Paul Waring (Eng) 69-67, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 67-69; 137: Jorge Campillo (Spa) 67-70; 138: Moritz Lampert (Ger) 71-67, Joost Luiten (Ned) 68-70, Mikko Ilonen (Fin) 67-71, Anders Hansen (Den) 66-72, Richard Green (Aus) 70-68, Thomas Pieters (Bel) 69-69, Gary Stal (Fra) 69-69, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 69-69, Wade Ormsby (Aus) 69-69.

LPGA Coates Championship

Leading third round scores (US unless stated): 132: Jang Ha-na (Kor) 67-65; 136: Angela Stanford 71-65, Stacy Lewis 66-70, 137: Lydia Ko (Nzl) 68-69, Austin Ernst 67-70, Azahara Munoz (Spa) 66-71; 138: Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 68-70, Jessica Korda 66-72; 139: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 72-67; 140: Mirim Lee (Kor) 72-68, Cristie Kerr 71-69, Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 70-70, Lee Mi-hyang (Kor) 70-70; 141: Alena Sharp (Can) 72-69, Amelia Lewis 71-70, Lexi Thompson 69-7, Hsu Wei-Ling (Tpe) 70-71; 142: Yoo Sun-young (Kor) 70-72, Hur Mi-jung (Kor) 69-73, Amy Yang (Kor) 74-68, Paula Creamer 72-70, Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 72-70, Michelle Wie 72-70.


Asian Junior Team Championships


Quarter-finals: Pakistan bt Kuwait 2-0, Hong Kong bt Jordan 2-0, India bt Iran 2-0, Malaysia bt Singapore 3-0 (Mohd Syafiq Kamal bt Brandon Tan 11-3, 11-7, 11-5; Ng Eain Yow bt Benedict Chan 11-6, 11-3, 11-6; Darren Chan bt Chua Man Chun 13-11, 11-7).


Pool A: Singapore bt South Korea 3-0.

Pool B: Hong Kong bt Taiwan 3-0, India bt Sri Lanka 3-0.


Sports Calendar



Jan 2: Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, Japan
Jan 3: Xiamen International Marathon, China
Jan 18: Houston Marathon, USA
Jan 23: Dubai Marathon
Jan 25: Hong Kong Marathon; Osaka Women's Marathon, Japan
Jan 31: Karlsruhe-IAAF Indoor Meet, Germany


Jan 13-18: Malaysia Masters, Kuching
Jan 15-18: Swedish Masters, Sweden
Jan 20-25: Syed Modi Championships, India
Jan 27-Feb 1: China International Challenge


Jan 2-11: Brunswick Ballmaster Open, Finland
Jan 11-18: Irish Open Championships, Dublin
Jan 15-26: Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, Thailand


Jan 17-25: Tour Down Under, Australia
Jan 17-18: Track Cycling World Cup, Colombia
Jan 29-Feb 1: New Zealand Cycle Classic


Jan 9-31: AFC Asian Cup, Australia
Jan 17-Feb 8: African Cup of Nations,Equatorial Guinea


Jan 9-12: Tournament of Champions, Hawaii, USA
Jan 15-18: Sony Open, Hawaii, USA
Jan 22-25: Humana Challenge, California, USA
Jan 29-Feb 1: Phoenix Open, Arizona, USA


Jan 17-25: World League Round 2 (Men), Singapore


Jan 10: Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix, Argentina


Jan 2-6: British Junior Open, Sheffield, England
Jan 14-23: Tournament of Champions; New York, USA
Jan 21-26: Greenwich Open, Connecticut, USA
Jan 22-27: Motor City Open, Michigan, USA
Jan 27-Feb 1: Winnipeg Women's Open, Manitoba, Canada
Jan 29-Feb 3: Cleveland Classic, Ohio, USA


Jan 4-10: Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia
Jan 4-11: Brisbane International, Australia
Jan 5-11: Chennai Open, India
Jan 5-10: Qatar Open, Doha
Jan 12-17: Apia International Sydney, Australia
Jan 12-17: Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 19-Feb 1: Australian Open, Melbourne



Feb 1: NFL Superbowl, Arizona, USA


Feb 1: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Moscow, Russia
Feb 7: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Boston, USA
Feb 19: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 21: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Birmingham, Britain
Feb 22: Tokyo Marathon, Japan


Feb 18-21: Austrian Open, Vienna
Feb 24-March 1: German Open, Mulheim an der Ruhr


Feb 14-March 29: World Cup, Australia and New Zealand


Feb 18-22: World Track Championships, TBA


Feb 20-22: Diving Grand Prix, Germany


Feb 3- Aug 5: Copa Libertadores, various locations
Feb 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 First Leg, various locations
Feb 24-25: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations


Feb 2-8: Farmers Insurance Open, California, USA
Feb 9-15: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, California, USA
Feb 23-March 1: The Honda Classic, Florida, USA


Feb 4-8: Delaware Open (Women), USA 
Feb 5-8: Swedish Open, Linkoping
Feb 24 - March 4: Windy City Open, Chicago, USA


Feb 2-8: Ecuador Open, Quito
Feb 2-8: Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France
Feb 2-8: Zagreb Indoors, Croatia
Feb 9-15: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Holland
Feb 9-15: Brazil Open, Sao Paulo
Feb 9-15: Memphis Open, USA
Feb 9- Nov 15: Fed Cup, various locations
Feb 16-22: Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 16-22: Delray Beach Open, USA
Feb 16-22: Open 13, Marseille, France
Feb 23-28: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, U.A.E
Feb 23-28: Mexico Open, Acapulco
Feb 23 - March 1: Argentina Open, Buenos Aires



March 6-8: 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships, Czech Republic


March 3-8: All-England Open, Birmingham
March 10-15: Swiss Open, Basel
March 17-22: Vietnam International Challenge, Hanoi
March 18-21: Polish Open, Arlamow
March 24-29: India Open, New Delhi
March 31- April 5: Maybank Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur


March 20-26: DIBC Open Bowling Tournament, Dubai
March 22-31: Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, Macau


March 13-5: World Series, Beijing
March 19-21: World Series, Dubai


March 10-11: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations
March 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations


March 2-8: World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Florida
March 9-15: Valspar Championship, Florida
March 16-22: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Florida
March 23-29: Valero Texas Open, US


March 7-15: World League Round 2 (Women), New Delhi


March 14: Formula E: Miami ePrix, Florida, US
March 15: Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne
March 29: Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Sepang
March 29: Qatar MotoGP Grand Prix, Losail


March 13-20: Dubai Open (Men), UAE
March 23-27: Canary Wharf Classic (Men), London
March 31 - Apr 5: Open de Paris (Men), Paris


March 6-8: Davis Cup (First round), various locations
March 9-16: BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, US
March 23-30: Miami Open, US