Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) shoots past Liverpool's Martin Skrtel
 during their Champions League Group B soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs celebrates after scoring against Anderlecht during their Champions League Group D soccer match at Constant Vanden Stock stadium in Brussels October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Atletico Madrid's Koke (2nd L) shoots to score during their Champions League soccer match against Malmo at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Juan Medina

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West Ham United's manager Sam Allardyce reacts in front of Tottenham Hotspur's manager Tim Sherwood during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park in London, May 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Allardyce hails his 'best ever' West Ham side

23 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - What difference a year makes. Roundly criticised by fans and owners alike for some turgid performances last season, West Ham United host champions Manchester City on Saturday with a new attacking style instilling new-found belief at Upton Park.

Juventus' Arturo Vidal reacts during their Champions League soccer match against Olympiakos at Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Juventus at a loss to explain poor European form

23 October 2014

MILAN (Reuters) - Juventus are at a loss to explain why they fail to play with the same conviction and authority in Europe that they have shown in dominating Serie A over the past three seasons.

Saido Berahino (unseen) of West Bromwich Albion scores past David de Gea of Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich October 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Analysis - Premier League defences aren't what they used to be

23 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - In its own way, it was a thing of beauty. Santiago Vergini, under no pressure as the ball arced slowly towards the edge of his penalty area, swooped towards it, ready for the simple task of hoofing it to distant safety.

Spectators built the Bayern Munich logo before the Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match against Real Madrid in MunichApril 29, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Blast from the past as Bayern face resurgent Gladbach

23 October 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - When Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich travel to fellow title contenders Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday, it will be a remake of those classic 1970s encounters when both teams battled it out for domestic supremacy.

Journalists are reflected in a logo at the FIFA headquarters after a meeting of the executive committee in Zurich October 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

World Cup seeds Switzerland slide out of FIFA top 10

23 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Switzerland, who were among the top seeds for the World Cup finals this summer, have dropped out of FIFA's top 10 world rankings after a poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann (2nd L) is congratulated by teammates Diego Godin (L), Mario Suarez (R) and Mario Mandzukic after scoring a goal against Malmo during their Champions League soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid October 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Griezmann singled out for praise after debut home goal

23 October 2014

MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid's 5-0 Champions League win at home to Malmo on Wednesday may have been engineered by playmaker Koke but coach Diego Simeone reserved the most effusive praise for forward Antoine Griezmann.

Borussia Dortmund's coach Juergen Klopp attends a news conference a day before their Champions League soccer match against Galatasaray in Istanbul October 21, 2014.REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Dortmund far from perfect despite flawless run says coach

23 October 2014

(Reuters) - With three wins in three Champions League games and a better goal difference than any other team in the competition, Borussia Dortmund are enjoying a perfect start in Europe despite their domestic slump.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring the second goal against Liverpool during their Champions League Group B soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England October 22, 2014.     REUTERS/Phil Noble

Benzema quietly doing Champions League business for Real

23 October 2014

MADRID (Reuters) - Whatever Karim Benzema does in a Real Madrid shirt his achievements are generally overshadowed by the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo yet the France forward has a splendid Champions League record of his own.

Chelsea's Didier Drogba reacts after a missed opportunity during their Champions League soccer match against Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge in London September 17, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Chelsea facing striker crisis before Manchester United match

23 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season.

Ireland's coach Roy Keane reacts during the international friendly soccer match against Serbia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Keane's book 'unnecessary', says ex-United captain Robson

23 October 2014

BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) - Roy Keane’s autobiography, with its criticism of major figures at Manchester United, was unnecessary and the prevalence of such books unwelcome, according to former captain Bryan Robson.

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Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Semi-finals, first-leg

Kedah 3  Pahang 1

Felda United 4 Johor Darul Ta'zim 3

EPL Results & Standings

West Brom 2 Man United 2
Stoke 2 Swansea 1
QPR 2 Liverpool 3
Arsenal 2 Hull 2
Burnley 1 West Ham 3
C. Palace 1 Chelsea 2
Everton 3 Aston Villa 0
Man City 4 Tottenham 1
Newcastle 1 Leicester 0
Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
8 15 22
Man City
8 10 17
8 14 16
West Ham
8 4 13
Liverpool  8 1
Man Utd
8 3 12
8 2 11
Swansea  8 1 11
Tottenham  8 -1 11
8 -1 11
Hull 8 0 10
Aston Villa 8 -8 10
Everton 8 0 9
West Brom 8 -1 9
8 -2 9
C. Palace 8 -3 8
Sunderland  8 -7 8
8 -6 7
8 -9 4

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Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Oct 25
West Ham v Man City - 7.45pm
Liverpool v Hull - 10pm
Southampton v Stoke - 10pm
Sunderland v Arsenal - 10pm
West Brom v Crystal Palace - 10pm

Sunday, Oct 26
Swansea v Leicester - 12.30am**
Burnley v Everton - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Newcastle - 8.30pm
Man United v Chelsea - 11pm

Tuesday, Oct 28
QPR v Aston Villa - 3am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Match week 3

Group A: Atletico Madrid 5 Malmo 0, Olympiakos 1 Juventus 0
Group B: Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 3, Ludogorets Razgrad 1 FC Basel 0
Group C: Monaco 0 Benfica 0, Leverkusen 2 Zenit 0
Group D: Anderlecht 1 Arsenal 2, Galatasaray 0 Borussia Dortmund 4

Group E: CSKA Moscow 2 Man City 2, AS Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7
Group F: Apoel Nicosia 0 PSG 1, Barcelona 3 Ajax 1
Group G: Chelsea 6 NK Maribor 0, Schalke 4 Sporting Lisbon 3
Group H: BATE Borisov 0 Shaktar Donetsk 7, FC Porto 2 Athletic Bilbao 1

Other Football Results

European Championships


Group D: Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1; Poland 2 Scotland 2; Gibraltar 0 Georgia 3.

Group E: San Marino 0 Switzerland 4.

Group F: Faroe Island 0 Hungary 1; Findland 0 Romania 2; Greece 0 Northern Ireland 2.

Group I: Denmark 0 Portugal 1; Serbia 0 Albania 0 (Abandoned)

International Friendlies

Armenia 0 France 3.
Qatar 1 Australia 0.
El-Salvador 1 Ecuador 5.
Chile 2 Bolivia 2.
China 2 Paraguay 1.
Uzbekistan 4 United Arab Emirates 0.
US 1 Honduras 1.
Canada 0 Columbia 1.


PGA World Match Play Championship

Final: Mikko Ilonen (Fin) bt Henrik Stenson (Swe) 3 and 1.

Third-place playoff: Joost Luiten (Ned) bt George Coetzee (Rsa) at first extra hole.  


WTA Finals, Singapore

Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 7-5, 6-3
Petra Kvitova (Cze) bt Maria Sharapova (Rus) 6-3, 6-2

Swiss Indoors

First round:Roger Federer (Swi) bt Gilles Muller (Lux) 6-2, 6-1; Denis Istomin (Uzb) bt Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) 6-1, 6-1; Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Alexander Zverev (Ger) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; Borna Coric (Cro) bt Ernests Gulbis (Lat) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3; Andrey Golubev (Kaz) bt Teimuraz Gabashvili (Rus) 6-3, 6-3.

Second round:David Goffin (Bel) bt Ivan Dodig (Cro) 7-6 (7-0), 6-4; Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Fra) 6-1, 6-1.

Valencia Open

First round: Pablo Andujar (Spa) bt Tomas Berdych (Cze) 6-3, 6-2; Andy Murray (Bri) bt Jurgen Melzer (Aut) 6-3, 6-3; Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) bt Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) 7-5, 6-3; David Ferrer (Spa) bt Andreas Seppi (Ita) 6-3, 7-5; Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-4, 6-4 .

Second round:Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) bt Feliciano Lopez (Spa) 6-4, 6-4; Tommy Robredo (Spa) bt Lu Yen-hsun (Tpe) 6-2, 6-4.


Australian Grand Prix


MotoGP: 1. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 40:46.405, 2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 10.836 seconds behind, 3. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha 12.294, 4. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 14.893, 5. Hector Barbera (Spa) Ducati 30.089, 6. Alvaro Bautista (Spa) Honda 30.154, 7. Scott Redding (Bri) Honda 30.158, 8. Hiroshi Aoyama (Jpn) Honda 33.166, 9. Alex De Angelis (Rsm) Yamaha 33.577, 10. Nicky Hayden (US) Honda 34.144.

World championship standings (after 16 of 18 races)

1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 312 points, 2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 255, 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 247, 4. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda) 230, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 166.

Moto2: 1. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 39:10.419, 2. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 1.329 seconds behind, 3. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 1.504, 4. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 1.843, 5. Sam Lowes (Bri) Speed Up 3.292, 6. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Kalex 11.697, 7. Marcel Schrotter (Ger) Tech 3 11.777, 8. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 18.276, 9. Xavier Simeon (Bel) Gresini Suter 18.282, 10. Jordi Torres (Spa) Suter 18.478.

World championship standings (after 16 of 18 races)

1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 310 points, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 269, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 249, 4. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 161, 5. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 151.

Moto3: 1. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 37:25.209, 2. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.029 seconds behind, 3. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 0.032, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 0.044, 5. John McPhee (Bri) Honda 0.134, 6. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 0.242, 7. Miguel Oliveira (Por) Mahindra 2.753, 8. Jakub Kornfeil (Cze) KTM 3.455, 9. Niklas Ajo (Fin) Husqvarna 18.118, 10. Niccolo Antonelli (Ita) KTM 18.119

Selected: 18. Amirul Hafiq Azmi (Mas) KTM 25.894.

World championship standings (after 16 of 18 races)

1. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 251, 2. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 231, 3. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 210, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 187, 5. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 174.  

Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championships 

Round 8, Kangar

CP130: 1. Zaqhwan Zaidi (Honda) 12:53.387, 2. Mohd Affendi Rosli (Yamaha) 12:55.396, 3. Mohd Iskandar Raduan (Yamaha) 12:56.32, 4. Ahmad Afif Amran (Yamaha) 13:01.414.

Leading overall standings: 1. Zaqhwan Zaidi (Honda) 145 pts, 2. Norizman Ismail (Honda) 113, 3. Ahmad Afif Amran (Yamaha) 111, 4. Affendi Rosli (Yamaha) 96.

CP115: 1. Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 10:56.430, 2. Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 10:59.171, 3. Elly Idzlianizar Ilias (Honda) 11:00.850, 4. Ahmad Syukran Aizat (Yamaha) 11:09.998.

Leading overall standings: 1. Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 153, 2. Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal (Yamaha) 139, 3. Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (Yamaha) 113, 4. Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 96.

WIRA: 1. Khairul Idham Pawi (Honda) 8:57.428, 2. Mohd Fairuz Nasir (Yamaha) 9:01.802, 3. Mohd Azam Omar (Yamaha) 9:05.021, 4. Noor Edrin Ezurin (Yamaha) 9:06.820.

Leading overall standings: 1. Khairul Idham Pawi (Honda) 191, 2. Afiki Supaat (Yamaha) 92, 3. Saiful Izman Ahmad Zamani (Yamaha) 76, 4. Harith Farhan Baharin (Honda) 75.


Denmark Open

Final results

Men's singles: Chen Long (Chn) bt Son Wan-ho (Kor) 21-19, 24-22.

Men’s doubles: Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan (Chn) bt Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) 21-13, 25-23.

Women’s singles: Li Xuerui (Chn) bt Wang Yihan (Chn) 21-17, 22-20.

Women’s doubles: Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) bt Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 21-14, 21-14.

Mixed doubles: Xu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn) bt Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir (Ina) 22-20, 21-15.



Sports Calendar


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


Oct 28-Nov 2
Tennis: WTA Tournament of Champions
Sofia, Bulgaria

Oct 31-Nov 3
Golf: PGA World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions 

Oct 31-Nov 2
F1: United States Grand Prix

Nov 3-9
Tennis: WTA Suez Open

Nov 7-9
F1: Brazil Grand Prix 2014
Sao Paulo

Nov 7-9
Golf: Mizuno Classic -LPGA
Mie, Japan

Nov 7-10
Golf: The McGladrey Classic -PGA
Sea Island, Georgia

Nov 8
Rugby: England vs New Zealand, Ireland vs South Africa, Scotland vs Argentina, Wales vs Australia.
Various venue

Nov 9
MotoGP: Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Nov 9-16
Tennis: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals -Indoor

Nov 11-16
Badminton: Maybank Malaysia International Challenge 2014
Kuching, Sarawak

Nov 13-16
Golf: Lorena Ochoa Invitational - LPGA

Nov 13–21 
Squash: Men’s World Championship
Doha, Qatar 

Nov 14-16
Football: Euro Championships qualifying
Various venues

Nov 14-17
Golf: OHL Classic at Mayakoba - PGA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Nov 15
Rugby: England vs South Africa, Scotland vs New Zealand, Wales vs Fiji
Various venues

Nov 16-22
Bowling: Daejeon International Open 
Daejeon, South Korea

Nov 18-23 
Badminton: Hong Kong Open 

Nov 20-23
Golf: CME Group Tour Championship
Naples, Florida

Nov 21-22
Bowling: Qatar Bowling Open

Nov 21-23 
F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina

Nov 21-23
Tennis: Davis Cup World Group Final

Nov 22
Rugby: England vs Samoa, Ireland vs Australia, Scotland vs Tonga, Wales vs New Zealand
Various venues

Nov 22-Dec 20
Football: AFF Suzuki Cup

Nov 25-30
Badminton: Macau Open 

Nov 27-Dec 3
Bowling: 15th Milo International Junior All Stars 
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Nov 27-Dec 7
Badminton: Axiata Cup
Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur

Nov 29
Rugby: England vs Australia, Wales vs South Africa
Various venues

Nov 29-Dec7
Hockey: Women’s 21st Champions Trophy
Mendoza, Argentina


Dec 1-6
Squash: Women’s World Team Championship
Niagara on the lake, Canada

Dec 2-4
Golf: USPGA Champions Tour - PNC Father-Son Challenge
Orlando, Florida 

Dec 3-7
Swimming: World Championships (short course)
Doha, Qatar

Dec 4-15
Bowling: World Bowling Championship 2014
Abu Dhabi

Dec 8-13
Badminton: Yonex Grand Prix
California, USA

Dec 6-14
Hockey: Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy
Bhubaneswar, India

Dec 12–19 
Squash: Women’s World Championship

Dec 17-21
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals