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FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during an event for workers building the planned FIFA museum in Zurich June 25, 2015.   REUTERS/Kurt Schorrer -

No Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers

4 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Players do not care who hands out trophies and the absence of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not have any impact on the Women's World Cup final, organisers said on Friday.

Jun 30, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; United States forward Carli Lloyd (10) and Germany midfielder Lena Goessling (20) battle for the ball during the first half of the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Olympic Stadium.  Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports -

Americans flock to Vancouver to amp up World Cup fever

4 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A sea of red, white and blue is expected to flood Vancouver in the coming days as thousands of Americans flock to the city to cheer on their squad against defending champions Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final.

Path to the Women's World Cup final - Japan

4 July 2015

(Reuters) - Following is a recap of Japan's six Women's World Cup matches on the way to Sunday's final against the United States:

Path to the Women's World Cup final - United States

4 July 2015

(Reuters) - Following is a recap of the United States' six Women's World Cup matches on the way to Sunday's final against Japan:

Key players to watch for in the Women's World Cup final

4 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Four key players to watch for in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday.

Japan's women's national soccer team head coach Norio Sasaki (R) congulatulates Yuki Ogimi as she is substituted during their women's international friendly soccer match against Italy in Nagano, central Japan, May 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai -

Analysis - World Cup final represents classic clash of styles

4 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States and Japan may be familiar foes but that doesn't make Sunday's Women's World Cup final any less of a tactical conundrum for both teams with the game a classic clash of styles.

Factbox - Women's World Cup qualifiers United States

4 July 2015

(Reuters) - The United States will play defending champions Japan in the final of the Women's World Cup on Sunday in Vancouver.

Factbox - Women's World Cup qualifiers Japan

4 July 2015

(Reuters) - Defending champions Japan will play the United States in the final of the Women's World Cup in Vancouver on Sunday.

Jul 1, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Japan celebrates after a goal by midfielder Aya Miyama (8) during the first half against the England in the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports -

Japan and U.S. set for spicy World Cup final rematch

4 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States arrive at the Women's World Cup final battle-hardened and seeking revenge, while Japan enter Sunday's match determined to retain the trophy they denied the Americans four years ago.

Argentina's national soccer team head coach Gerardo Martino participates in a team training session in Concepcion, July 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Current Argentina side is one of the best, Martino says

4 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The current generation of Argentina players is one of the best ever even though the team have not won a major trophy in 22 years, coach Gerardo Martino said on Friday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League

Pahang 1 JDT 1
Sime Darby FC 1 Perak 3
Sarawak 0 Felda United 2
Selangor 2 Terengganu 0
Police 2 Lions XII 1


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Pahang 
13 8 27
JDT 
13 8 25
Selangor 
13 9 24
Perak 
13 9 24
Felda United
13 4 21
Police 
13 3 21
Lions XII 
13 -2 17
Terengganu 13 -7 14
Sarawak 13 -5 13
Kelantan
11 -6
11
Armed Forces
12 -7 10
Sime Darby
12 -16 3
UEFA Champions League

First qualifying round (To be played on June 30 & July 1 and July 7 & 8)

First leg: Crusaders (Nrl) 0 FC Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Lincoln Red Imps (Gib) 0 FC Santa Coloma (And) 0, Pyunik (Arm) 2 Folgore (Smr) 1.

Second qualifying round (matches to be played on July 14 & 15 and July 21 & 22)

Hibernians FC (Mlt) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (Isr), APOEL FC (Cyp) v FK Vardar (Mkd), Qarabag FK (Aze) v FK Rudar Pljevlja (Mne); FK Sarajevo (Bih) v KKS Lech Poznan (Pol); NK Maribor (Slo) v FC Astana (Kaz); FC BATE Borisov (Blr) v Dundalk FC (Irl); HJK Helsinki (Fin) v FK Ventspils (Lat), FC Midtjylland (Den) v Lincoln FC (Gib) or FC Santa Coloma (And); Molde FK (Nor) v FC Pyunik (Arm) or SS Folgore (Smr); Malmo FF (Swe) v FK Zalgiris Vilnius (Ltu); Celtic FC (Sco) v Stjarnan (Isl), FK AS Trencin (Svk) v FC Steaua Bucarest (Rom), FK Partizan (Srb) v FC Dila Gori (Geo), PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) v FC Milsami Orhei (Mda), CS Fola Esch (Lux) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Cro), KF Skenderbeu (Alb) v Crusaders FC (Nir) or FC Levadia Tallinn (Est); B36 Torshavn (Fro) or The New Saints FC (Wal) v Videoton FC (Hun)

*The winners of the second qualifying round will advance to the third qualifying round (to be played on August 18 & 19 and 25 & 26). The winners from the third round will advance to the tournament proper, which begins on Sept 15 & 16.

EPL Results & Standings

Final standings for season 2014/15


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c) (q)
38 41 87
Man City (q)
38 45 79
Arsenal (q)
38 35 75
Man United (q) 
38 25 70
Tottenham (e) 
38 5 64
Liverpool (e) 38 4 62
Southampton
38 21 60
Swansea  38 -3
56
Stoke City  38 3 54
Crystal Palace 38 -4 48
Everton
38 -2 47
West Ham
38 -3 47
West Brom
38 -13 44
Leicester
38 -9 41
Newcastle  38 -23 39
Sunderland 38 -22 38
Aston Villa 
38 -26 38
Hull (r) 38 -18 35
Burnley (r) 38 -25 33
QPR (r) 38 -31 30

(c) = champion (q) = qualify for Champions League (e) = qualify for Europa League (r) = relegated

NOTE: Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich promoted to the Premier League.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2015/16

Saturday, Aug 8 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v West Ham
Bournemouth v Aston Villa 
Chelsea v Swansea 
Everton v Watford 
Leicester v Sunderland 
Man United v Tottenham 
Newcastle v Southampton 
Norwich v Crystal Palace 
Stoke v Liverpool 
West Brom v Man City

Saturday, Aug 15 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Man United
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Liverpool v Bournemouth
Man City v Chelsea
Southampton v Everton
Sunderland v Norwich
Swansea v Newcastle
Tottenham v Stoke 
Watford v West Brom 
West Ham v Leicester 

Saturday, Aug 22 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v Liverpool 
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa 
Everton v Man City 
Leicester v Tottenham 
Man United v Newcastle 
Norwich v Stoke 
Sunderland v Swansea 
Watford v Southampton 
West Brom v Chelsea 
West Ham v Bournemouth 

Saturday, Aug 29 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Sunderland
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Man City v Watford
Newcastle v Arsenal
Southampton v Norwich
Stoke v West Brom
Swansea v Man United
Tottenham v Everton

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Women's World Cup

Semi-finals: Germany 0 USA 2, Japan 2 England 1.

Copa America

Semi-finals: Chile 2 Peru 1, Argentina 6 Paraguay 1. 

Badminton

Canada Open

FINALS

Men's singles: Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) 21-17, 21-13.

Men's doubles: Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen (Chn) bt Huang Kaixiang-Wang Sijie (Chn) 17-21, 21-12, 21-18.

Women's singles: Michelle Li (Can) bt Kaori Imabeppu (Jpn) 21-17, 25-23.  

Women's doubles: Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa (Ind) bt Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek (Ned) 21-19, 21-16. 

Mixed doubles: Reginald Lee Chun Hei-Chau Hoi Wah (Hkg) bt Andrei Adistia-Vita Marissa (Ina) 21-16, 21-18.

Cycling

Tour of Switzerland

Stage Nine (38.4 km individual time trial): 1. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) TGA 48:36, 2. Simon Spilak (Slo) KAT 18 seconds behind, 3. Fabian Cancellara (Sui) TFR 19, 4. Adriano Malori (Ita) MOV 34, 5. Geraint Thomas (Bri) SKY 36, 6. Bob Jungels (Lux) TFR 41, 7. Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM 44, 8. Cameron Meyer (Aus) 1:07, 9. Rafal Majka (Pol) TIN 1:26, 10. Robert Gesink (Ned) 1:32.

Leading final standings: 1. Simon Spilak (Slo) KAT 30’15:09, 2. Geraint Thomas (Bri) SKY 5 seconds behind, 3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) TGA 19, 4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 45, 5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R 2:21, 6. Bob Jungels (Lux) TFR 2:58, 7. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) AST 3:06, 8. Steve Morabito (Sui) FDJ 3:17, 9. Robert Gesink (Ned) LNL 3:19, 10. Rafal Majka (Pol) TIN 3:20.

Tennis

Wimbledon

Third Round

Women’s singles: Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Bethanie Mattek Sands (US) 7-5, 7-5; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Irina Begu (Rou) 6-4, 6-3; Coco Vandeweghe (US) bt Samantha Stosur (Aus) 6-2, 6-0.

Men’s singles: Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Fernando Verdasco (Spa) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; David Goffin (Bel) bt Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; Richard Gasquet (Fra) bt Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4; Nick Kyrgios (Aus) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

Golf

Greenbrier Classic

Leading first round scores (US unless stated): 62: Scott Langley; 63: Jonathan Byrd, Danny Lee (Nzl); 64: Brian Davis (Eng), Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn); 65: Greg Owen (Eng), Andrew Svoboda, Brendon Todd, Chad Collins, Kevin Na, Kevin Chappell; 66: Jhonattan Vegas (Ven), Justin Leonard, Paul Casey (Eng), Tiger Woods, Chad Campbell, Sean O’Hair, Tyrone Van Aswegen (Rsa), Byron Smith, Chris Stroud, John Huh, James Hahn, Jonas Blixt (Swe), Bill Haas, Robert Garrigus, Roger Sloan (Can).

Motorsport

British F1 Grand Prix

Second practice: 1. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1:34.155, 2. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:34.502, 3. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:34.552, 4. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 1:34.621, 5. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Red Bull 1:35.009, 6. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:35.153, 7. Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso 1:35.300, 8. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:35.387, 9. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Toro Rosso 1:35.866, 10. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1:36.147, 11. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 1:36.164, 12. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1:36.183, 13. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:36.351, 14. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 1:36.728, 15. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 1:36.731, 16. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber AG 1:36.822, 17. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 1:37.196, 18. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber AG 1:37.327, 19. Will Stevens (Bri) Marussia 1:38.279, 20. Roberto Merhi (Spa) Marussia 1:39.878.
Hockey

World League Semi-Finals

5th-8th classification playoff

Ireland 1 Pakistan 0, Malaysia 4 France 1.

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Sports Calendar

June

AQUATICS
June 26-28: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Madrid, Spain.

ARCHERY
June 8-14: Archery World Youth Championships, Yankton, US.

ATHLETICS
June 3-7: 21st Asian Athletics Championships, Wuhan, China.
June 7: IAAF Diamond League, Birmingham, England.
June 13: IAAF Diamond League, New York, US.

BADMINTON
June 2-7: Indonesia Open Superseries, Jakarta, Indonesia.
June 16-21: US Open Badminton Championships, New York, US.

BASKETBALL
June 4 onwards: NBA Finals, USA/Canada.

FOOTBALL
June 6: UEFA Champions League final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany.
June 6- July 5: Women’s World Cup, Canada
June 11- July 14: Copa America, Chile.

HOCKEY
June: Ice Hockey Stanley Cup Finals, venue TBA.
June 3-14: Men’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
June 10-21: Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Valencia, Spain.
June 20-Jul 5: Men’s and Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 1, Antwerp, Belgium.

GOLF
June 4-7: The Memorial Tournament, Dublin, Ohio, US; Nordea Masters, Malmo, Sweden; Manulife LPGA Classic, Ontario, Canada
June 8-14: FedEx St. Jude Classic, Memphis, Tennessee, US
June 11-14: Lyoness Open, Atzenbrugg, Austria; Women’s PGA Championship, New York, US
June 18-21: US Open, Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington
June 25-28: BMW International Open, Munich, Germany
June 26-28: Walmart Championship (LPGA), Arkansas, US

TENNIS
May 24- June 6: Roland Garros, Paris, France
June 8-14: Aegon Open Nottingham, UK; Topshelf Open, Holland
June 15-21: Aegon Championships, London, England; Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany; Aegon Classic, Birmingham, England
June 21-27: Aegon International Eastbourne, UK
June 29- July 1: Wimbledon, London, England

MOTORSPORTS
June 7: MotoGP- Grand Prix de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
June 21: F1 - Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, Austria.
June 27: MotoGP - Motul TT Assen Grand Prix, Assen, Netherlands.

MULTI-SPORTS
June 5-16: SEA Games, Singapore.

July

AQUATICS
July 3-5: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Bolzano, Italy.
July 24- Aug 9: Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

ARCHERY
July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.

ATHLETICS
July 15-19: IAAF World Youth Championships 2015, Cali, Colombia.
July 24-25: Diamond League, London, England.

BADMINTON
July 14-19: Yonex Open Chinese Taipei, Taiwan.
July 21-16: Russia Open.

CYCLING
July 4-6: Le Tour de France, France.

FOOTBALL
July 4: Copa America Final, Santiago, Chile.
July 5: Women’s World Cup final, Vancouver, Canada.

GOLF
July 6-12: John Deere Classic, Silvis, Illinois, US.
July 9-12: US Women’s Open, Pennsylvania, US.
July 16-19: The Open, St Andrews, England.
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, Scotland.

SQUASH
July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.

SWIMMING
July 13-19: IPC World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland.

TENNIS
June 26-July: Wimbledon, UK. (Grand Slam)
July 17-20: Davis Cup Quarter-finals, various locations.
July 20-26: WTA Istanbul Cup, Turkey.
July 27-Aug 1: Hamburg Open, Germany.
July 27-Aug 2: Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland.
July 27-Aug 2: WTA Zhonghong Jiangxi Intl Women’s Open, China

MOTORSPORTS
July 5: F1 - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.
July 26: F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary.
July 12: Moto GP - German Grand Prix, Sachsenring, Germany.

August

AQUATICS
July 24- Aug 9 : Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

ARCHERY
July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.
Aug 11-16: Archery World Cup Stage 3, Wroclaw. Poland.

ATHLETICS
Aug 22-30: IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China.

BADMINTON
Aug 10-16: BWF World Championships, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Aug 24-30: Vietnam Open GP Gold, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

BOWLING
Aug 10-16: Taiwan Open, Taiwan.
Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.

FOOTBALL
Aug 8-9: Premier League and Football League season starts.
Aug 11: Uefa Super Cup, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Aug 31: Football transfer deadline day.

GOLF
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, England.
Aug 3-9: World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio, US.
Aug 13-16: PGA Championship, Wisconsin, US.
Aug 17-23: Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, North Carolina, US.
Aug 20-23: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Vancouver, Canada.
Aug 24-30: The Barclays, Plainfield, New Jersey, US.
Aug 31-Sept 7: Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Massachusetts, US.

HOCKEY
Aug 21-30: Men’s and women’s EuroHockey Championships, England

SHOOTING
Aug 6-16: ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, Gabala, Azerbaijan.

SQUASH
July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.
Aug 5-9: Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia.

TENNIS
Aug 10-16: Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Canada.
Aug: 16-23: Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, US.
Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.

MOTORSPORTS
Aug 9: MotoGP Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indianapolis, US.
Aug 16: MotoGP - Grand Prix Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic.
Aug 23: F1 - Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Aug 30: MotoGP - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.

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