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Espanyol coach Javier Aguirre reacts during their Spanish King's Cup match against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Brazil's new manager Dunga smiles during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
Real Madrid's assistant coach Zinedine Zidane watches as he son Enzo Alan Fernandez Zidane plays with Real Madrid's under 19  team during a UEFA youth league quarters final match against Paris St Germain at Charlety stadium in Paris, March 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Japan name former Mexico boss Aguirre as new coach

Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

Zidane makes mystery man Markkanen his first Madrid signing

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Croatian FA to examine Man City racism claim

24 July 2014

ZAGREB (Reuters) - The Croatian FA will examine claims of racism against Manchester City teenager Seko Fofana during a friendly Under-21 match against HNK Rijeka on Tuesday which was abandoned when City coach Patrick Vieira took his players off the pitch.

Velappan: Malaysia can reach World Cup 2026

24 July 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: While it may sound crazy to even think that Malaysia will feature in future World Cups, Datuk Peter Velappan, a prominent figure of Asian football, believes otherwise.

England's Phil Jones ,Steven Gerrard  and Wayne Rooney react after the match against Costa Rica during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

England's early World Cup exit hits UK pub operators

24 July 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - England's dismal World Cup campaign in Brazil was doubly disappointing for Britain's pub operators, with the team's early exit prompting soccer fans to stay at home to watch the rest of the tournament, leading pub chains said on Thursday.

South Korea fall back on TV pundit to pick next coach

24 July 2014

(Reuters) - Television pundit Lee Yong-soo was named as the South Korean Football Association's new technical chief on Thursday, charged with appointing a new head coach for the upcoming Asian Cup.

Ignacio Scocco of Argentine Newells's Old Boys celebrates after scoring against Brazil's Atletico Mineiro during the first leg Copa Libertadores semi-final soccer match in Rosario July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Striker Scocco leaving Sunderland to return to Newell's

24 July 2014

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Striker Ignacio Scocco is returning to Argentina from English side Sunderland to sign a new deal with Newell's Old Boys, the Argentine club said on Wednesday.

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

24 July 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm of the Netherlands poses for a portrait in Alkmaar June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Vorm, Davies to Spurs in Swansea swap for Sigurdsson

24 July 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur signed Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Wales defender Ben Davies from Swansea City with midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson moving the other way, the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday.

Coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo of Brazil's Flamengo reacts to a play against Bolivia's Real Potosi during their Copa Libertadores soccer match in Potosi January 25, 2012.       REUTERS/David Mercado

Luxemburgo returns to coach Flamengo for fourth time

24 July 2014

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Real Madrid and Brazil coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been appointed manager of Flamengo for a fourth time, the Rio de Janeiro club said on Wednesday.

Juventus' Antonio Conte celebrates after winning the Serie A championship at the end of their match against Atalanta at the Juventus stadium in Turin May 5, 2014.       REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino

I'm not heading to PSG, says ex-Juventus boss Conte

24 July 2014

ROME (Reuters) - Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has dismissed reports that he is set to replace Laurent Blanc as coach of Paris Saint-Germain, saying on Wednesday that the stories are “devoid of any truth”.

Croatia's Rijeka strongly deny Man City racism claims

23 July 2014

ZAGREB (Reuters) - HNK Rijeka issued a strongly-worded statement on Wednesday denying any racism during Tuesday's abandoned friendly match between Manchester City's elite Under-21 development squad and Rijeka's youth side.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

SUPER LEAGUE

ARMED FORCES 1 SIME DARBY 1
KELANTAN 2 TERENGGANU 3
SARAWAK 0 JDT 1
PKNS 2 SELANGOR 2
PERAK 3 PAHANG 0
T-TEAM 0 LIONS XII 1

PREMIER LEAGUE

JDT II 1 SABAH 0
PENANG 2 SPA PUTRAJAYA 2
POLICE 2 KEDAH 3
UiTM 1 NEGRI SEMBILAN 1
PERLIS 2 FELDA UNITED 3
DRB HICOM FC 1 PBAPP FC 1

EPL Results & Standings

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Man City (C)
38 65 86
Liverpool
38 51 84
Chelsea
38 44 82
Arsenal
38 27 79
Everton
38 22 72
Tottenham
38 4 69
Man Utd
38 21 64
Southampton
38 8 56
Newcastle
38 -16 49
Stoke
38 -7 50
Crystal Palace
38 -15 45
Swansea
38 0 42
West Ham
38 -11 40
Sunderland
38 -19 38
Aston Villa
38 -22 38
Hull
38 -15 37
West Brom
38 -16 36
Norwich (R)
38 -34 33
Fulham (R)
38 -45 32
Cardiff (R)
38 -42 30

C - champion
R - relegated

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

Season 2014/15 commences on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014.

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Champions League second qualifying round, first leg: Valletta FC (Mlt) 0 Qarabag (Aze) 1, Slovan Bratislava (Svk) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 0, BATE Borisov (Blr) 0 Skenderbeu (Alb) 0, FC Sheriff (Mda) 2 Sutjeska (Mne) 0, Zrinjski Mostar (Bih) 0 Maribor (Svn) 0, Santa Coloma (And) 0 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Isr) 1, Rabotnicki Skopje (Mkd) 0 HJK Helsinki (Fin) 0, Sparta Prague (Cze) 7 Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Cliftonville (Nir) 0 Debrecen (Hun) 0, Partizan Belgrade (Srb) 3 Torshavn (Fro) 0, Dinamo Zagreb (Cro) 2 Zalgiris (Ltu) 0, KR Reykjavik (Isl) 0 Celtic (Sco) 1.

Commonwealth Games

BADMINTON

Mixed team group stage

Group A: Malaysia bt Barbados 5-0 (Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing bt Andre Padmore-Shari Watson 21-11, 21-6;Chong Wei Feng bt Dakeil Thorpe 21-6, 21-7; Tee Jing Yi bt Mariama Eastmond 21-8, 21-3; Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem bt Dakeil Thorpe-Andre Padmore 21-6, 21-8; Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo bt Mariama Eastmond-Shari Watson 21-8, 21-7).
Group B: India bt Ghana 5-0.
Group C: Scotland bt Seychelles 5-0.

Golf

British Open

Final round scores: 271: Rory McIlroy (Nir) 66-66-68-71; 273: Sergio Garcia (Spa) 68-70-69-66, Rickie Fowler (US) 69-69-68-67; 275: Jim Furyk 68-71-71-65; 276: Marc Leishman (Aus) 69-72-70-65, Adam Scott (Aus) 68-73-69-66; 277: Charl Schwartzel 71--67-72-67, Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 68-73-68-68; 278: Shane Lowry (Irl) 68-75-70-65, Graeme McDowell (Nir) 74-69-68-67, Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 74-66-68-70; 279: Ryan Moore (US) 70-68-73-68, Robert Karlsson (Swe) 69-71-70-69, Dustin Johnson (US) 71-65-71-72; 280: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 68-70-75-67, David Howell (Eng) 72-70-70-68, Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 70-72-70-68; 281: George Coatzee (Rsa) 70-69-74-68; 282: Angel Cabrera (Arg) 76-69-70-67, Keegan Bradley (US) 73-71-69-69, Chris Kirk (US) 71-74-68-69, Matteo Manassero (Ita) 67-75-68-72; 283: Chris Wood (Eng) 75-70-73-65, Phil Mickelson (US) 74-70-71-68, Justin Rose (Eng) 72-70-69-72; 284: Thomas Bjorn (Sew) 70-71-76-67, Ben Martin (US) 71-73-70-70, Brian Harman (US) 72-73-68-71, An Byeong-hun (Kor) 72-71-69-72, Jimmy Walker (US) 69-71-71-73, Darren Clarke (Nir) 72-72-67-73; 285: DA Points (US) 75-69-72-69, Hunter Mahan (US) 71-73-72-69, David Hearn (Can) 70-73-71-71, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 70-73-70-72; 286: Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 70-68-76-72, Jordan Spieth (US) 71-75-67-73, Branden Grace (Rsa) 71-72-69-74; 287: Brendon Todd (US) 73-73-74-67, Koumei Oda (Jpn) 69-77-74-67, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 72-73-73-69, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 69-74-73-71, Gary Woodland (US) 75-69-72-71, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 72-72-72-71, Kevin STADLER (US) 73-72-71-71, Marc Warren (US) 71-68-72-76; 288: Stewart Cink (US) 71-75-73-69, Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 75-69-74-70, Paul Casey (Eng) 74-71-73-70, Zach Johnson (US) 71-75-71-71; 289: Tom Watson (US) 73-73-75-68, Jason Dufner (US) 70-74-74-71, Bill Haas (US) 70-72-73-7; 290: Matt Kuchar (US) 73-71-74-72, Matt Jones (Aus) 71-74-72-73, Kevin Na (US) 76-70-70-74, Kevin Streelman (US) 72-74-69-7; 291: John Senden (Aus) 71-74-75-71, Ryan Palmer (US) 74-71-76-70, Brandt Snedeker (US) 74-72-71-74, Chris Rodgers (Eng) 73-71-73-74, Jason Day (Aus) 73-73-74-71, James McLeary (Sco) 73-73-75-70; 292: Billy Hurley (US) 73-72-76-71, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 75-71-73-73, Luke Donald (Eng) 73-73-71-75; 293: Brooks Koepka (US) 68-77-74-74, Charley Hoffman (US) 74-72-76-71; 294: Tiger Woods (US) 69-77-73-75; 296: Martin Kaymer (Ger) 73-72-72-79; 297: Matthew Every (US) 75-71-73-78; 298: Rhein Gibson (Aus) 72-74-74-78.

LPGA Marathon Classic

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 269: Lydia Ko (Nzl) 67-67-70-65; 270: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 68-67-68-67; 272: Cristie Kerr 70-67-68-67; 273: Kelly Tan (Mas) 68-70-68-67, Katherine Kirk (Aus) 69-68-68-68, Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa) 66-68-68-71; 274: Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 71-68-70-65, Juleita Granada (Par) 68-72-68-66, Kris Tamulis 73-69-64-68, Lindsey Wright (Aus) 67-70-69-68, Mo Martin 67-71-67-69; 275: Rebecca Lee-Bentham (Can) 68-67-72-68, Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 68-72-67-68, Mirim Lee (Kor) 71-67-68-69; 276: Karine Icher (Fra) 73-67-73-63, Lexi Thompson 71-72-66-67, Candie Kung (Tpe) 70-67-69-70; 277: Tiffany Joh 71-72-67-67, Mariajo Uribe (Col) 67-70-71-69, Brittany Lang 70-66-69-72, Brooke Pancake 69-69-67-72, Austin Ernst 66-73-66-72, Jaye Marie Green 72-68-63-74, Laura Diaz 62-69-71-75; 278: Jennifer Rosales (Phi) 70-69-71-68, Jenny Shin (Kor) 72-70-67-69, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 70-68-70-70, Stacy Lewis 70-70-68-70, Meena Lee (Kor) 72-70-66-70, Brittany Lincicome 69-69-69-71, Marina Alex 69-69-69-71.

Tennis

ATP Atlanta Open
First round: Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt Illya Marchenko (Ukr) 7-5, 6-3; Jack Sock (US) bt Michael Venus (Nzl) 6-4, 6-2; Lukas Lacko (Svk) bt Denis Istomin (Uzb) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4; Dudi Sela (Isr) bt Sam Querrey (US) 6-2, 6-4.

ATP Croatian Open
First round: Lukas Rosol (Cze) bt Pere Riba (Spa) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Igor Sijsling (Ned) 7-5, 6-3, Tommy Robredo (Spa) bt Albert Ramos-Vinalos (Spa) 6-4, 6-4; Pablo Carreo-Busta (Spa) bt Carlos Berlocq (Arg) – w/o.

ATP Swiss Open
First round: Juan Monaco (Arg) bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) bt Federico Delbonis (Arg) 6-4, 6-4, Pablo Andujar (Spa) bt Blaz Rola (Slo) 6-3, 6-3, Marcel Granollers (Spa) bt Yann Marti (Swi) 6-1, 6-4.

WTA Baku Cup
First round: Misa Eguchi (Jpn) bt Urszula Radwanska (Pol) 6-2, 6-1; Bojana Jovanovski (Srb) d Katarzyna Piter (Pol) 6-3, 6-1; Pauline Parmentier (Fra) bt Jana Cepelova (Svk) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4; Shahar Peer (Isr) bt Vesna Dolonc (Srb) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

WTA Nanchang
First round: Qiang Wang (Chn) d Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Tha) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).

Cycling

Tour de France

Stage 16 (124.5km): 1. Rafal Majka (Pol) TIN 3’35:23, 2. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) MOV 0:29 behind, 3. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) AST 0:46, 4. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) ALM 0:46, 5. Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CAN 0:49, 6. Pierre Rolland (Fra) EUC 0:52, 7. Frank Schleck (Lux) TRE 1:12, 8. Bauke Mollema (Ned) BKN 1:12, 9. Nicolas Roche (Irl) TIN 1:25, 10. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 1:35, 11. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 1:40, 12. Romain Bardet (Fra) ALM 1:40, 13. Tejay Van Garderen (US) BMC 1:40, 14. Laurens ten Dam (Ned) BKN 1:50, 15. Jon Izagirre (Spa) MOV 1:50, 16. Mikel Nieve (Spa) SKY 2:01, 17. Kristijan Durasek (Cro) LAM 2:05, 18. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) TRE 2:34, 19. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) LTB 2:52, 20. Amal Moinard (Fra) BMC 3:02.

Leading overall standings: 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) AST 76’41:28, 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 5:26 behind, 3. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 6:00, 4. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) ALM 6:08, 5. Romain Bardet (Fra) ALM 7:34, 6. Tejay Van Garderen (US) BMC 10:19, 7. Bauke Mollema (Ned) BKN 11:59, 8. Laurens ten Dam (Ned) BKN 12:16, 9. Leopold Knig (Cze) APP 12:40, 10. Pierre Rolland (Fra) EUC 13:15, 11. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) TRE 14:26, 12. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) LTB 16:08, 13. Frank Schleck (Lux) TRE 18:03, 14. Yury Trofimov (Rus) KAT 28:00, 15. Richie Porte (Aus) SKY 31:00, 16. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) BKN 31:00, 17. Brice Feillu (Fra) BSE 32:14, 18. Chris Horner (US) LAM 34:48, 19. Mikel Nieve (Spa) SKY 36:09, 20. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) OPQ 36:41.

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Sports Calendar

July

June 23-July 5
Wimbledon Championships – tennis
London

June 12-July 13
FIFA World Cup Finals – football
Brazil

July 3
Diamond League – athletics
Lausanne, Switzerland

July 6
British Grand Prix – Formula One
Silverstone

July 4-11
World Masters – squash
Hong Kong

July 5
Diamond League – athletics
Paris

July 5-27
Tour de France – cycling
England-France

July 8-13
US Open – badminton
New York

July 10-13
Women's Open – golf
Royal Birkdale, England

July 11-12
Diamond League – athletics
Glasgow, Scotland

July 11-13
German Grand Prix – MotoGP
Sachsenring

July 15-20
Chinese Taipei Open – badminton
Taipei City

July 15-20
Diving World Cup
Shanghai

July 17-20
The Open – golf
Liverpool, England

July 18
Diamond League – athletics
Monaco

July 20
German Grand Prix – Formula One
Hockenheim

July 23-Aug 3
Commonwealth Games
Glasgow

July 27
Hungarian Grand Prix – Formula One
Budapest

July 27-Aug 10
World Masters Championships – swimming
Montreal, Canada

August

July 23-Aug 3
Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Scotland

July 27-Aug 10
World Masters Championships – swimming
Montreal, Canada

Aug 4-10
Rogers Cup – tennis
Toronto

Aug 7-10
US PGA Championship – golf
Valhalla

Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
US

Aug 10
FA Community Shield – football
Wembley

Aug 10
Indianapolis GP – MotoGP
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

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
Czech Republic GP – MotoGP
Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich

Aug 31
British GP – MotoGP
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

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