Football

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (L) challenges Sunderland's Conor Wickham during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Stuttering Man City held by bottom side Sunderland

Eight arrested after Perak-JDT match

Increasing crowd trouble at matches disturbing: FAM

Kelantan let Darby go

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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates his goal during their King's Cup final soccer match against Barcelona's at Mestalla stadium in Valencia April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Bale stunner claims Cup win for Real over Barca

17 April 2014

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Gareth Bale raced clear to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light of the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win the Spanish King's Cup on Wednesday.

Robben inspires Bayern to Cup final against Dortmund

17 April 2014

MUNICH (Reuters) - Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1 on Wednesday to set up a mouth-watering German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund.

Villa owner Lerner backs Lambert over 'unexpected issues'

17 April 2014

(Reuters) - Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner praised manager Paul Lambert on Wednesday for the way he has handled the "unexpected issues" which led to the suspensions of assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa.

Brazil elect new CBF chief to take office in 2015

17 April 2014

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Marco Polo del Nero was elected unopposed as the new president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Wednesday but the current vice-president will only take office in April 2015.

New Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa speaks during a news conference during an AFC Extraordinary Congress in Kuala Lumpur May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

AFC boss told to spend less energy on politics

17 April 2014

(Reuters) - Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has been told by the continent's FIFA vice-president to spend less time on politics and more on developing the sport.

Atlanta to launch Major League Soccer franchise on Wednesday

17 April 2014

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta is expected to announce on Wednesday that it has landed a Major League Soccer expansion team that will play beginning in 2017 in the city's new open-air stadium downtown.

Crawley player gets five-game ban for confronting fan

16 April 2014

(Reuters) - Crawley Town defender Paul Connolly has been banned for five matches by the FA after confronting a supporter who threw the ball at him from the stands during an English League One match last week.

Arema kill Selangor's AFC dreams

16 April 2014

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s campaign in the AFC Cup competition has come to an abrupt end following 10-man Selangor’s 1-0 defeat to Arema FC of Indonesia.

No action until Tunku Ismail returns

16 April 2014

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Football Association (JFA) will await the return of president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim before deciding on their next course of action following the attacks on the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) bus after their Super League match against Perak at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh on Tuesday.

France's Franck Ribery (R) stands next to coach Didier Deschamps before entering the field during their international friendly soccer match against the Netherlands at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Deschamps to pick World Cup squad with Euro 2016 in mind

16 April 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Didier Deschamps will make his World Cup squad selection with the 2016 European Championship in mind, the France coach said on Wednesday.

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  1. Increasing crowd trouble at matches disturbing: FAM
  2. Kelantan let Darby go
  3. Ferrari keep up the noise against new-look F1
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  5. Vekic saved by the rain in Malaysian Open
  6. Jinn Hwa-Yea Ching check into quarter-finals
  7. Double trouble for Malaysia as Yong-dae, Ki-jung are back
  8. South Korean Lee's doping ban reversed
  9. Australia will shine at Commonwealth Games: Dawn
  10. Young squad’s spirit of togetherness results in a gold medal in floorball tourney

Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League: Lions XII 4 Pahang 1, Sime Darby FC 4 Kelantan 0, PKNS FC 2 Terengganu 2, Perak 0 JDT 1, Sarawak 3 Armed Forces 2.

Premier League: Police 1 JDT II 0, UiTM FC 2 SPA Putrajaya 1, DRB-Hicom FC 1 Negri Sembilan 3, Kedah 6 Perlis 1, Penang 3 Sabah 1, Felda United 2 PBAPP FC 1.

FA Cup semi-finals (first leg May 5/6, second leg May 20/21):
JDT v Pahang; Kelantan v Felda United.

AFC Cup: Arema FC 1 Selangor 0.

EPL Results & Standings

Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2
Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Liverpool
34 51 77
Chelsea
34 42 75
Man City
33 54 71
Arsenal
34 18 67
Everton
34 21 66
Tottenham
34 0 60
Man Utd
33 18 57
Southampton
34 5 48
Newcastle
34 -14 46
Stoke
34 -10 43
Crystal Palace
34 -14 40
West Ham
34 -9 37
Hull
33 -6 36
Aston Villa
33 -14 34
Swansea
34 -5 33
West Brom
33 -11 33
Norwich
34 -27 32
Fulham
34 -40 30
Cardiff
34 -34 29
Sunderland
33 -25 26
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

Saturday, April 19:
Tottenham v Fulham – 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Southampton – 10pm
Cardiff v Stoke – 10pm
Newcastle v Swansea – 10pm
West Ham v Crystal Palace – 10pm

Sunday, April 20:
Hull v Arsenal – 12.30am**
Norwich v Liverpool – 7pm
Chelsea v Sunderland – 9.05pm
Everton v Man Utd – 11.10pm

Tuesday, April 22:
Man City v West Brom – 3am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Quarter-finals second leg: Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 0 (agg 2-1), Bayern Munich 3 Manchester United 1 (agg 4-2), Chelsea 2 Paris St Germain 0 (agg 3-3, Chelsea win on away goals), Borussia Dortmund 2 Real Madrid 0 (agg 2-3).

Quarter-finals first leg: Real Madrid 3 Borussia Dortmund 0, Paris St Germain 3 Chelsea 1, Manchester United 1 Bayern Munich 1, Barcelona 1 Atletico Madrid 1.

Upcoming UCL Fixtures

Semi-finals first leg

Wednesday, April 23:
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea - 2.45am**

Thursday, April 24:
Real Madrid v Bayern Munich - 2.45am**

Semi-finals second leg

Wednesday, April 30:
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid - 2.45am**

Thursday, May 1:
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid - 2.45am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Argentine Primera A: Olimpo 3 Argentinos Juniors 0, Velez Sarsfield 1 Quilmes 3.
Leading standings: Estudiantes 24, River Plate 23, Colon 22, Lanus 22, Gimnasia LP 21.

Asian Champions League
Group C: Lekhwiya (Qat) 0 Al Ain (Uae) 5, Al-Ittihad (Ksa) 2 Tractor Sazi (Iri) 0.
Group D: Al Ahli (Uae) 0 Al Hilal (Ksa) 0, Sepahan (Iri) 4 Al Sadd (Qat) 0.
Group G: Melbourne Victory (Aus) 2 Guangzhou Evergrande (Chn) 0, Yokohama F. Marinos (Jpn) 2 Jeonbuk Motors (Kor) 1.
Group H: Ulsan Hyundai (Kor) 0 Western Sydney Wanderers (Aus) 2, Guizhou Renhe (Chn) 0 Kawasaki Frontale (Jpn) 1.

English Championship: Charlton Athletic 1 Barnsley 2.
Leading standings: p-Leicester 90, Burnley 83, Derby County 75, QPR 73, Wigan Athletic 67.
p denotes gained promotion

French Cup semi-final: Rennes 3 Angers 2.

German Cup semi-final: Borussia Dortmund 2 VfL Wolfsburg 0.

Badminton

World Junior Championships

Quarter-finals
(Malaysia unless stated)
Boys’ singles:
Anthony Ginting (Ina) bt Kanta Tsuneyama (Jpn) 21-15, 21-10; Zhao Jun Peng (Chn) bt Cheam June Wei 18-21, 21-12, 21-17; Shi Yuqi (Chn) bt R. Satehishtharan 21-12, 21-7; Lin Guipu (Chn) bt Jonatan Christie (Ina) 21-17, 21-18.
Boys’ doubles: Puavaranukroh Dechapol-Ketlen Kittinupong (Tha) bt Arjun M.R-Chirag Shetty (Ind) 21-19, 21-14; Masahide Nakata-Katsuki Tamate (Jpn) bt Alexander Bond-Joel Eipe (Den) 18-21, 21-8, 21-16; Muhammad Rian Adrianto-Clinton Hendrik Kudasama (Ina) bt Yonny Cheung-Yueng Shing Choi (Hkg) 21-15, 21-17; Kim Jae-hwan-Kim Jung-ho (Kor) bt Huang Kaixiang-Zheng Siwei (Chn) 15-21, 21-17, 21-18.
Girls’ singles: Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Liang Xiaoyu (Sin) 21-11, 16-21, 21-17; Aya Ohori (Jpn) bt Natsuki Nidara (Jpn) 20-22, 21-18, 21-10; Qin Jingjing (Chn) bt Chochuwong Porpawee (Tha) 21-15, 10-21, 21-18; He Bingjiao (Chn) bt Busanan Ongbumrungpan (Tha) 21-11, 21-14.
Girls’ doubles: Jiang Binbin-Tang Pingyang (Chn) bt Park Keun-hye-Yoon Min-ah (Kor) 17-21, 21-11, 21-11; Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) bt Kilasu Ostermeyer-Natcha Saengchote (Tha) 21-19, 21-18; Du Yue-Li Yin Hui (Chn) bt Akane Araki-Chiharu Shida (Jpn) 21-18, 21-11, Apriani Rahayu-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) bt Pacharapun Chochuwong-Chanisa Teachavorasinskun (Tha) 19-21, 21-14, 21-13.
Mixed doubles: Muhammad Rian Andrianto-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) bt He Jiting-Du Yue (Chn) 21-14, 21-16; Huang Kaixiang-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Yonny Cheung-Ng Tsz Yau (Hkg) 21-15, 21-10; Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino (Jpn) bt Tan Jinn Hwa-Goh Yea Ching 21-7, 28-30, 21-14, Park Kyung-hoon-Park Keun-hye (Kor) bt Puavaranukroh Dechapol-Puttita Supajirakul (Tha) 21-19, 21-18.

Squash

El Gouna International Open

Second round: Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Stephen Coppinger (Rsa) 11-6, 11-4, 11-5; Daryl Selby (Eng) bt Nicolas Mueller (Sui) 11-9, 11-9, 11-5; Peter Barker (Eng) bt Marwan El Shorbagy (Egy) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9; Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Mazen Hesham (Egy) 11-4, 11-4, 11-8; Omar Mosaad (Egy) bt Borja Golan (Spa) 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9; Amr Shabana (Egy) bt Tarek Momen (Egy) 11-3, 11-8, 11-7; Karim Darwish (Egy) bt Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned) 7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 14-12, 11-4; Ramy Ashour (Egy) bt Simon Rosner (Ger) 15-13, 11-8, 11-6.

Tennis

WTA BMW Malaysian Open

Singles
First round: Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) bt Pemra Ozgen (Tur) 6-1, 6-3.
Second round: Zarina Dyas (Kaz) bt Giulia Gatto-Monticone (Ita) 6-1, 6-4; Magda Linette (Pol) bt Lyudmyla Kichenok (Ukr) 6-1, 6-2; Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (Aut) bt Danka Kovanic (Mon) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
Doubles
First round: Eleni Daniilidou-Magda Linette (Gre-Pol) bt Alyssa Boey-Yang Zi (Mas-Chn) 6-0, 6-0; Lyudmyla Kichenok-Olga Savchuk (Ukr) bt Karolina Pliskova-Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 6-4, 4-6, 10-8; Jarmila Gajdosova-Hsieh Su-wei (Aus-Tpe) bt Chuang Chia-jung-Rika Fujiwara (Tpe-Jpn) 6-3, 6-4; Chan Chin-wei-Xu Yifan (Tpe-Chn) bt Erika Sema-Yurika Sema (Jpn) 6-3, 5-7, 10-8; Hsieh Shu-ying-Arina Rodionova (Tpe-Aus) bt Eri Hozumi-Miki Miyamura (Jpn) 6-7 (0-7), 6-2, 10-3.

Monte Carlo Open

Men's Singles
Second Round
Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Albert Montanes (Spa) 6-1, 6-0; Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Dmitry Tursunov (Rus) 7-5, 6-4; David Ferrer (Spa) bt Jeremy Chardy (Fra) 6-3, 6-0; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.
First Round
Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Marcel Granollers (Spa) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Andreas Seppi (Ita) bt Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) 6-3, 7-6 (4); Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 6-4, 7-6 (4); Nicolas Almagro (Spa) bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra) 6-3, 6-2; Michael Llodra (Fra) bt Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) 6-4, 6-2; Teymuraz Gabashvili (Rus) bt Gilles Simon (Fra) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) bt Benjamin Balleret (Mon) 7-5, 6-2; Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) bt Ivan Dodig (Cro) 6-3, 6-3; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Marinko Matosevic (Aus) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2; Lu Yen-Hsun (Tpe) bt Federico Delbonis (Arg) 7-6 (5), 6-1; Julien Benneteau (Fra) bt Jurgen Melzer (Aut) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Basketball

NBA Championship

New York 109 Brooklyn 98, L.A. Clippers 117 Denver 105.

Hockey

Friendly: Malaysia 6 China 1

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Sports Calendar

April

April 7-18: World Junior Championships – badminton
Alor Setar

April 15-20: China Masters GP Gold – badminton
Jiangshu, China

April 19-May 5: World Snooker Championship
Sheffield, England

April 20: Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai, China

April 21-26: Irish Open – squash
Dublin, Ireland

April 21-27: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany

April 22 & 23: UEFA Champions League semi-finals (first leg)
Various locations

April 24: UEFA Europa League semi-finals
TBA

April 25-27: Heineken Cup semi-finals – rugby
Various locations

April 25-27: Commonwealth Games Invitational Competition – gymnastics
TBA

April 25-27: MAG and WAG Commonwealth Games Invitational Competition – gymnastics
Perth, Australia

April 25- May 4: Champions Challenge Hockey I
Kuantan

April 27: Argentina Grand Prix – MotoGP
Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 29 & 30: UEFA Champions League semi-finals (second leg)
TBA

May

May 1: UEFA Europa League semis – football

May 3: Yemen vs Malaysia – football
Yemen

May 4: Spanish Grand Prix – MotoGP
Jerez, Spain

May 6 & 7: AFC Champions League round of 16 (first leg) – football
Various locations

May 9: Diamond League – athletics
Doha, Qatar

May 10-18: British Open (PSA and WSA) – squash
Hull, England

May 11: Spanish Grand Prix – Formula One
Barcelona, Spain

May 13-14: AFC Champions League round of 16 (second leg) – football
Various locations

May 14: UEFA Europa League final – football
Juventus Stadium, Italy

May 17: English FA Cup final – football
London, England

May 17: Diamond League – athletics
Shanghai, China

May 17 & 18: World Championships – diving
London, England

May 18: France Grand Prix – MotoGP
Le Mans, France

May 18-25: Thomas and Uber Cup Finals – badminton
New Delhi, India

May 21-June 1: Asian Cycling Championships
Kazakhstan

May 22-25: US PGA Championship – golf
Louisville, Kentucky

May 23: Rugby Union: Challenge Cup final
Cardiff, Wales

May 24: UEFA Champions League final – football
Lisbon, Portugal

May 24: Rugby Union: Heineken Cup final
Cardiff, Wales

May 24-June 4: Sukma (Malaysia Games)
Perlis, Malaysia

May 25: Monaco Grand Prix – Formula One
Monte Carlo

May 25- June 7: Rolland Garros – tennis
Paris, France

May 31-June 15: World Cup (men and women) – hockey
The Hague, Holland

June

May 24-June 4: Sukma (Malaysia Games)
Perlis

June 1: Italy Grand Prix (MotoGP)
Mugello, Italy

June 3-8: Thailand Open GP Gold – badminton
Bangkok, Thailand

June 5: Diamond League – athletics
Rome, Italy

June 7: Diamond League – athletics
Eugene, US

June 7: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, United States v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland
Various locations

June 8: Canadian Grand Prix – Formula One
Montreal, Canada

June 9-14: Ageon Championships (ATP and WTA) – tennis
London, England

June 10-15: Japan Open (Superseries) – badminton
Tokyo, Japan

June 11: Diamond League – athletics
Oslo, Norway

June 11-15: Asian Team Championship - squash
Hong Kong

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

June 12-15: US Open – golf
Pinehurst, US

June 14: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, Canada v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland
Various locations

June 14: Diamond League – athletics
New York, US

June 15: Catalonia GP – MotoGP
Barcelona, Spain

June 17-22: Indonesia Open (Premier Superseries) – badminton
Jakarta, Indonesia

June 21: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, Argentina v Scotland
Various locations

June 22: Austrian Grand Prix – Formula One
Spielberg, Austria

June 23-July 5: Wimbledon (ATP and WTA) – tennis
Wimbledon, England

June 24-29: Australian Open (Superseries) – badminton
Sydney, Australia

June 25: End of the Malaysia Super League 2013-2014 season

June 28: Netherlands Grand Prix – MotoGP
Assen, Holland

June 29: Malaysia FA Cup Final – football
Kuala Lumpur

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