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England's Steven Gerrard squats on the pitch after their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match against Costa Rica at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo gestures during their English FA Cup quarter final soccer match against Wigan Athletic at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England March 9, 2014.   REUTERS/Phil Noble
Arsenal's Theo Walcott is stretchered off the pitch during their English FA Cup soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium in London, January 4, 2014.    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

England captain Gerrard retires from internationals

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Blackburn Rover's coach Steve Kean (R) reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Wigan Athletic in Blackburn, northern England May 7, 2012 in this file picture. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Kean closes in on first piece of silverware

22 July 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean remains on course to win his first trophy as a manager after his Brunei DPMM side edged past Geylang International on penalties to reach Friday's Singapore League Cup final.

South Korea's coach Hong Myung-bo gestures to his players during their 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match against Belgium at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

South Korea in no rush to appoint new coach

22 July 2014

(Reuters) - The South Korea Football Association hope to appoint a new technical chief this week, the first step in a overhaul that will end with a new head coach after their disappointing World Cup showing in Brazil.

Iran's coach Carlos Queiroz gestures during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Argentina at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Queiroz u-turns, negotiating new contract to lead Iran

22 July 2014

(Reuters) - Carlos Queiroz has backtracked on his decision to quit as Iran coach and is negotiating an extension through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Iranian media reported.

Danish FA backs bid to move Champions League tie out of Ukraine

22 July 2014

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Danish Football Association (DBU) has backed FC Copenhagen's bid to shift their Champions League qualifier at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk later this month to a neutral venue, following the shooting-down of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine.

Xabier Azkargorta head coach of Bolivia's Bolivar reacts during their Copa Libertadores soccer match against Brazil's Flamengo at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Moustachioed Basque seeks Bolivar's first final

22 July 2014

(Reuters) - Xabier Azkargorta, the last man to coach Bolivia at the World Cup finals 20 years ago, is this month seeking to add another extraordinary milestone to his remarkable career in the South American football backwater.

Qatar 2022 ethics investigation to report in September

22 July 2014

ZURICH (Reuters) - An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, FIFA said in a statement on Monday.

Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England

22 July 2014

(Reuters) - At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country's third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered.

France's Patrice Evra kicks a ball during a team training session in Brasilia ahead of their 2014 World Cup round of 16 soccer match against Nigeria June 29, 2014.     REUTERS/David Gray

Juventus sign Frenchman Evra from Man United

22 July 2014

(Reuters) - French left back Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United after eight-and-a-half seasons to join Serie A champions Juventus, the Italian club said on Monday. Juve confirmed that they had agreed a 1.2 million-pound fee for the 33-year-old, who signed a two-year contract. Juventus will pay a further 300,000 pounds to United if they qualify for the 2015-16 Champions League.

Exeter in Samba celebration of unlikely first Brazil game

21 July 2014

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A century of samba football, which began when an English team turned up unexpectedly in Rio de Janeiro in 1914 and took on a cobbled-together 'Brazil' side, was remembered in a celebratory match at the same stadium on Sunday.

Harimau Muda kids storm into Champions Trophy semis

20 July 2014

PETALING JAYA: The Harimau Muda Under-16 team roared back to clinch a berth in the semi-finals of the Asia Champions Trophy.

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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.

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

Claro Open
Final: Bernard Tomic (Aus) bt Ivo Karlovic (Cro) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4).

Hamburg ATP
Final: Leonardo Mayer (Arg) bt David Ferrer (Spa) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

Istanbul Cup
Final: Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Roberta Vinci (Ita) 6-1, 6-1.

Swedish Open
Final: Mona Barthel (Ger) bat Chanelle Scheepers (Rsa) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

Cycling

Tour de France

Stage 15 (222km): 1. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KAT 4’56:43, 2. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM, 3. Peter Sagan (Svk) CAN, 4. Andr Greipel (Ger) LTB, 5. Mark Renshaw (Aus) OPQ, 6. Bryan Coquard (Fra) EUC, 7. Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) GRM, 8. Romain Feillu (Fra) BSE, 9. Michael Albasini (Swi) ORI, 10. Jack Bauer (Nzl) GRM, 11. Marcel Kittel (Ger) GIA, 12. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) SKY, 13. Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) ALM, 14. Jos Joaquin Rojas (Spa) MOV, 15. Niki Terpstra (Ned) OPQ, 16. Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM, 17. Jrgen Roelandts (Bel) LTB, 18. Nlson Oliveira (Por) LAM, 19. Cyril Lemoine (Fra) COF, 20. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC all same time.

Leading overall standings: 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) AST 66’49:37, 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 4:37 behind, 3. Romain Bardet (Fra) ALM 4:50, 4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 5:06, 5. Tejay Van Garderen (US) BMC 5:49, 6. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) ALM 6:08, 7. Bauke Mollema (Ned) BKN 8:33, 8. Leopold Knig (Cze) APP 9:32, 9. Laurens ten Dam (Ned) BKN 10:01, 10. Pierre Rolland (Fra) EUC 10:48, 11. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) LTB 11:02, 12. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) TRE 11:10, 13. Rui Costa (Por) LAM 12:57, 14. Frank Schleck (Lux) TRE 14:37, 15. Richie Porte (Aus) SKY 16:19, 16. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) OPQ 19:24, 17. Yury Trofimov (Rus) KAT 19:30, 18. Geraint Thomas (Bri) SKY 20:18, 19. Brice Feillu (Fra) BSE 21:00, 20. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) BKN 22:30.

Motorsport

German F1 Grand Prix

Final results: 1. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1’33:42.914, 2. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 20.789 behind, 3. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 22.530, 4. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 44.014, 5. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 52.467, 6. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 52.549, 7. Nico Hlkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:04.178, 8. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 1:24.711, 9. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 1 lap behind, 10. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1, 11. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1, 12. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 1, 13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 1, 14. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 1, 15. Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 1, 16. Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Caterham 2 laps, 17. Max Chilton (Bri) Marussia 2, 18. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Caterham 2.

Drivers’ overall standings: Nico Rosberg (Ger) 190 points, 2. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) 176, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) 106, 4. Fernando Alonso (Spa) 97.0, 5. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) 91, 6. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) 82, 7. Nico Hlkenberg (Ger) 69, 8. Jenson Button (Bri) 59, 9. Kevin Magnussen (Den) 37, 10. Felipe Massa (Bra) 30, 11. Sergio Perez (Mex) 29, 12. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) 19, 13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) 9, 14. Romain Grosjean (Fra) 8, 15. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) 6, 16. Jules Bianchi (Fra) 2.

Constructors’ overall standings: 1. Mercedes 366 points, 2. Red Bull 188, 3. Williams 121, 4. SFerrari 116, 5. Force India 98, 6. McLaren 96, 7. Toro Rosso 15, 8. Lotus 8, 9. Marussia 2. 

Badminton

Taiwan Open

All final

Men’s singles: Lin Dan (Chn) bt Wang Zhengming (Chn) 21-19, 21-14. 
Men’s doubles: Andrei Adistia-Hendra Aprida Gunawan (Ina) bt Junhui Li-Liu Yuchen (Chn) 21-14, 16-21, 21-16.
Women’s singles: Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Liu Xin (Chn) 21-13, 21-18.
Women’s doubles: Nitya Krishinda Maheswari-Greysia Polii (Ina) bt Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) 21-18, 21-11.
Mixed doubles: Liu Yuchen-Yu Xiaohan (Chn) bt Alfian Eko Prasetya-Annisa Saufika (Ina) 21-12, 21-14.

Diving

FINA Diving World Cup

Men’s 10m platform individual final: 1. Yang Jian (Chn) 551.50, 2. Qiu Bo (Chn) 528.50, 3. Ivan Garcia (Mex) 504.90. 
Selected: 5. Ooi Tze Liang (Mas) 464.85.

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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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