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Chelsea players react after Bradford City's Mark Yeates (unseen) scored during their FA Cup fourth round soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Manchester United's Angel Di Maria (L) is challenged by Cambridge United's Tom Champion during their English FA Cup 4th round soccer match at The Abbey Stadium in Cambridge, eastern England January 23, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) walks past his coach Carlo Ancelotti after receiving a red card during their Spanish First Division soccer match against Cordoba at El Arcangel stadium in Cordoba, January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Ronaldo off in Real win as Barca hit six

25 January 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking out at an opponent but Real Madrid still beat Cordoba 2-1 away on Saturday while Barcelona kept on their heels with a 6-0 romp at Elche.

Corinthians beat amateur British side Casuals 3-0

25 January 2015

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A late onslaught gave Brazil's Corinthians a 3-0 win over their amateur namesakes from England on Saturday in a friendly to commemorate a scheduled match that was cancelled 100 years ago.

Villarreal's Gabriel Paulista (L) and Mateo Musacchio celebrate after their team scored a goal against Barcelona during their Spanish first division soccer match at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

Arsenal to buy Villarreal's Gabriel Paulista

25 January 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Villarreal have agreed to sell Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal with Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell going the other way on loan until the end of the season, the Spanish club said on Saturday.

England's Daniel Sturridge stretches during a training session at the St George's Park training complex near Burton-upon-Trent, central England, September 5, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Fit-again Sturridge on verge of Liverpool return

25 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - England striker Daniel Sturridge, sidelined by a series of injuries since August, has an outside chance of returning for Liverpool's League Cup semi-final, second leg at Chelsea on Tuesday.

Gyan not yet over malaria as he savours vital goal

25 January 2015

MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is not yet over a bout of malaria but a dramatic last-gasp goal after he got out of his sick bed has revived his country’s hopes at the African Nations Cup.

Bradford and Middlesbrough upset the odds big time

25 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - The odds of Chelsea and Manchester City going out to lower division opposition in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday was 285-1 but one punter foresaw one of the most astounding days in the competition's long history.

Congo rescued from roadside by Nations Cup opponents

25 January 2015

EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - The Congo squad found an unlikely saviour when the team bus broke down in a forest and they were rescued by Sunday's African Nations Cup opponents Burkina Faso.

Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeper Michel Vorm reacts after conceding his team's second goal against Leicester City during their FA Cup fourth round soccer match at White Hart Lane in London January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Tottenham's cup runs dry as Leicester pounce

25 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's hectic schedule caught up with them as they slipped out of the FA Cup in a 2-1 fourth-round home defeat by Premier League bottom club Leicester City on Saturday.

Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho instructs his team during their English League Cup semi-final first leg soccer match against Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing

25 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - A bemused Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's performance as unacceptable and a disgrace after the Premier League leaders slumped to a 4-2 home defeat against third-tier Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England December 20, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Abu Dhabi trip not behind City's Cup exit, says Pellegrini

25 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Sunning themselves in Abu Dhabi and arriving home 19 hours before their FA Cup fourth-round tie against Middlesbrough was not the reason for Manchester City's shock 2-0 home defeat on Saturday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

FRENZ INTERNATIONAL CUP

Final: Internacional 3 Estudiantes 2

EPL Results & Standings

Everton 0 West Brom 0


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
22 32 52
Man City
22 23 47
Southampton
22 21 42
Man Utd 22 15 40
Arsenal
22 13 39
Tottenham
22 2 37
West Ham 
22  10 36
Liverpool   22   4 35
Swansea  22 -4 30
Stoke City  22 -4 29
Newcastle  22 -9 27
Everton
22 -4 23
Crystal Palace 22 -8 23
West Brom 
22 -9 22
Aston Villa 22 -14 22
Sunderland 22 -14 20
Burnley 22 -15 
20
Hull 22 -10 19
QPR 22 -16 19
Leicester
22
-14 17
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Jan 31
Hull v Newxcastle - 8.45pm
Crystal Palace v Everton - 11pm
Liverpool v West Ham - 11pm
Man United v Leicester - 11pm
Stoke v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v Burnley - 11pm
West Brom v Tottenham - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 1
Chelsea v Man City - 1.30am**
Arsenal v Aston Villa - 9.30pm
Southampton v Swansea - 12mn

Saturday, Feb 7
Tottenham v Arsenal - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Chelsea - 11pm
Leicester v Crystal Palace - 11pm 
Man City v Hull - 11pm
QPR v Southampton - 11pm
Swansea v Sunderland - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 8
Everton v Liverpool - 11pm
Burnley v West Brom - 8pm
Newcastle v Stoke - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 9
West Ham v Man United - 12.15am**

Wednesday, Feb 11
Arsenal v Leicester - 3.45am**
Hull v Aston Villa - 3.45am**
Sunderland v QPR - 3.45am**
Liverpool v Tottenham - 4am**

Thursday, Feb 12
Chelsea v Everton - 3.45am**
Man United v Burnley - 3.45am** 
Southampton v West Ham - 3.45am**
Stoke v Man City - 3.45am**
Crystal Palace v Newcastle - 4am**
West Brom v Swansea - 4am**

Saturday, Feb 21
Aston Villa v Stoke - 11pm
Chelsea v Burnley - 11pm
Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 11pm 
Hull v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v West Brom - 11pm
Swansea v Man United - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 22
Man City v Newcastle - 1.30am**
Tottenham v West Ham - 8pm
Everton v Leicester - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 23
Southampton v Liverpool - 12.15am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Last 16 draw

(First leg ties on Feb 17-18, 24-25; Second leg on March 10-11, 17-18)

Paris St Germain (Fra) vs Chelsea (Eng)
Manchester City (Eng) vs Barcelona (Spa)
Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) vs Atletico Madrid (Spa)
Juventus (Ita) vs Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
Schalke (Ger) vs Real Madrid (Spa)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr) vs Bayern Munich (Ger)
Arsenal (Eng) vs Monaco (Fra)
FC Basel (Swi) vs FC Porto (Por)

Other Football Results

Asian Cup

Quarter-final: UAE 1 Japan 1 (UAE win 5-4 on penalties aet), Iraq 3 Iran 3 (Iraq win 7-6 on penalties aet), South Korea 2 Uzbekistan 0, China 0 Australia 2.

English FA Cup
Fourth round: Liverpool 0 Bolton 0, Man City 0 Middlesbrough 2, Chelsea 2 Bradford 4, Birmingham 1 West Brom 2, Cardiff 1 Reading 2, Derby 2 Chesterfield 0, Preston 1 Sheffield United 1, Southampton 2 Crystal Palace 3, Sunderland 0 Fulham 0, Tottenham 1 Leicester 2, Blackburn 3 Swansea 1, Cambridge United 0 Manchester United 0.

Dutch Div 1: FC Twente 2 Heracles 0.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 46, 2. Ajax 42, 3. Feyenoord 34, 4. FC Zwolle 32, 5. AZ Alkmaar 31.

French Div 1: Nice 2 Marseille 1.
Leading standings: 1. Lyon 45, 2. Marseille 44, 3. Paris St Germain 41, 4. Saint-Etienne 40, 5. Monaco 36.

Scottish Premier League: St Johnstone 1 Aberdeen 1.
Leading standings: 1. Celtic 48, 2. Aberdeen 48, 3. Inverness CT 44, 4. Dundee United 42, 5. Hamilton 39.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Atlanta 103 Oklahoma City 93, Golden State 126 Sacramento 101, Cleveland 129 Charlotte 90, San Antonio 99 LA Lakers 85, Chicago 102 Dallas 98, Houston 113 Phoenix 111, New Orleans 92 Minnesota 84, Miami 89 Indiana 87, New York 113 Orlando 106, Toronto 91 Philadelphia 86, Boston 100 Denver 99.

Badminton

Indian Open GP Gold

Semi-finals

Men’s singles: K. Srikanth (Ind) bt H.S. Prannoy (Ind) 12-21, 21-12, 21-14, P. Kashyap (Ind) bt Viktor Axelsen (Den) 18-21, 22-20, 21-7.

Men’s doubles: Matias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) bt PJ Chopra-Akshay Dewalkar (Ind) 21-10, 21-13, Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) bt Manu Attri-B. Sumeeth Reddy (Ind) 21-12, 21-18.

Women’s singles: Carolina Marin (Spa) bt P.V. Sindhu (Ind) 21-13, 21-13, Saina Nehwal (Ind) bt Nichaon Jindapon (Tha) 21-10, 21-16.

Women’s doubles: Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei (Mas) bt Puttita Supajirakul-Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) 12-21, 21-16, 21-13, Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fei Cho (Mas) bt Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa (Ind) 21-16, 19-21, 21-13.

Mixed doubles: Manu Attri-K. Maneesha (Ind) bt Evgenij Dremin-Evgenia Dimova 24-22, 21-19; Riky Widianto-Puspita Richi Dili (Ina) bt Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing (Mas) 21-16, 21-12.

Tennis

Australian Open

Third round

Men’s singles: Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Fernando Verdasco (Spa) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3, 6-4; Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Jarkko Nieminen (Fin) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4; Feliciano Lopez (Spa) bt Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Milos Raonic (Can) bt Benjamin Becker (Ger) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3; Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt Steve Johnson (US) 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-2, 6-3; Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa) bt Vasek Pospisil (Can) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.

Women’s singles: Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt Varvara Lepchenko (US) 6-0, 7-5; Garbine Muguruza (Spa) bt Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0; Venus Williams (US) bt Camila Giorgi (Ita) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1; Serena Williams (US) bt Elina Svitolina (Ukr) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) bt Alize Cornet (Fra) 7-5, 6-2; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) 6-4, 6-4; Madison Brengle (US) bt Coco Vandeweghe (US) 6-3, 6-2.

Golf

Humana Challenge

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 129: Mark Kuchar 65-64; 130: Michael Putnam 63-67, Bill Haas 67-63; 131: Nick Watney 67-64, Justin Thomas 68-63, Scott Pinckney 64-67; 132: Erik Compton 66-66, Alex Cejka (Ger) 68-64, Ryan Palmer 71-61, Steve Wheatcroft 65-67; 133: Nick Taylor (Can) 66-67, Jason Kokrak 65-68, martin Flores 68-65; 134: Pat Perez 66-68, Martin Laird (Sco) 68-66, Charley Hoffman 71-63, JJ Henry 67-67, James Hahn 67-67, Brendon de Jonge (Rsa) 69-65, John Peterson 64-70, Steven Alker (Aus) 68-66; 135: Brenden Steele 67-68, Francesco Molinari (Ita) 64-71, Patrick Reed 65-70, Park Sung-joon (Kor) 68-67, Scott Verplank 70-65, Harris English 67-68, Charles Howell III 67-68, Sean O’Hair 68-67, Scott Stallings 68-67: 136: Tony Finau 71-65, Brian Davis (Eng) 67-69, Webb Simpson 70-66, Boo Weekley 70-66, George McNeill 68-68.

Qatar Masters

Leading final round scores: 269: Branden Grace (Rsa) 67-68-68-66; 270: Marc Warren (Sco) 71-65-67-67; 271: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 69-66-68-68; 272: Eddie Pepperell (Eng) 69-71-65-67; 273: An Byeong-hun (Kor) 67-69-72-65, Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 67-69-67-70, Grgory Bourdy (Fra) 70-68-70-65; 274: Alejandro Caizares (Spa) 67-70-68-69; 275: Alexander Norn (Swe) 67-71-72-65; 276: Oliver Fisher (Eng) 65-73-69-69, Benjamin Hbert (Fra) 72-68-69-67; 277: George Coetzee (Rsa) 68-67-70-72; 278: Justin Rose (Eng) 68-73-69-68, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 70-71-71-66, Magnus Carlsson (Swe) 71-69-70-68, Johan Carlsson (Swe) 74-65-69-70, Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 73-70-67-68, Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 70-73-67-68.

Kinrara Closed Championship

Leading final round scores: 274: Kenneth De Silva 66-70-68-70; 275: Sukree Othman 65-70-74-66, R. Nachimuthu 68-72-66-69; 276: Nicholas Fung 69-70-71-66; 277: Shaaban Hussin 69-68-69-71; 278: Kemarol Baharin 69-69-71-69, Muhd Wafiyuddin Abdul Manaf 70-70-70-68; 279: Hans Jamil 70-69-68-72, Mohd Amli Mohd Mohiyaden 70-74-66-69, Mohd Nazri Mohd Zain 73-69-70-67; 280: Airil Rizman Zahari 72-72-68-68.

Hockey

World Hockey League Round Two

Semi-finals: Malaysia 1 Japan 1 (Malaysia win 3-2 on penalty shootout), Oman 1 Poland 7.

Cycling

Tour Down Under

Stage Five (151.5km): 1. Richie Porte (Aus) Sky 3’37:32, 2. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC 9 seconds behind, 3. Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar 16, 4. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC 16, 5. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Giant Alpecin 16, 6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 19, 7. Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha 24, 8. Moreno Moser (Ita)  Canondale-Garmin 26, 9. Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar 28, 10. Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 28.

Leading standings: 1. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC 17’19:09, 2. Richie Porte (Aus) Sky 2 seconds behind, 3. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC 20, 4. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Giant Alpecin 22, 5. Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar 24, 6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 31, 7. Daryl Impey (Rsa) Orica GreenEDGE 38, 8. Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha 46, 9. Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar 52, 10. Jarlison Pantano Gomez (Col) IAM 53.

             

Bowling

Asian Championships

Team of five event

MEN: 1. South Korea (Park Jong-woo, Choi Bok-eum, Kim Jun-yung, Shin Seung-hyeon, Hong Hae-sol, Kang Hee-won) 6,663, 2. Malaysia (Rafiq Ismail, Timmy Tan, Muhd Nur Aiman Khairuddin, Johnathan Chan, Ahmad Muaz Fishol, Jonathan Ding Sagan) 6,462, 3. Thailand (Surasak Manuwong, Phumin Klanbida, Atittarat Cheng, Annop Arromsaranon, Yannaphon Larpapharat, Panuruj Vilailak) 6,341.

WOMEN: 1. South Korea (Jung Da-wun, Kim Jin-sun, Lee Young-seung, Jeon Eun-hee, Son Yun-hee, Jun Gwi-ae) 6,439, 2. Singapore (Daphne Tan,Geraldine Ng, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Joey Yeo, New Hui Fen, Bernice Lim) 6,259, 3. Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi, Sin Li Jane, Natasha Roslan, Dayang Khairuniza Dhiyana Abang Jamalidon, Hee Kar Yen along with Radin Nur Najwa Arifah Radin Dzulfakar (Mas) 6,175.

All events (Top-16 qualifies for Masters finals)

MEN: 1. Park Jong-woo (Kor) 5,478, 2. Rafiq Ismail (Mas) 5,439, 3. Hong Hae-sol (Kor)5,434 .
Selected Malaysians: 5. Johnathan Chan 5,372, 8. Muhd Nur Aiman Khairuddin 5,286, 27. Timmy Tan 5,072, 50. Ahmad Muaz Fishol 4,911, 57, Jonathan Ding Sagan 4,827.

WOMEN: 1. Jung Da-wun (Kor) 5,328, 2.Misaki Mukotani (Jpn) 5,288, 3. Sin Li Jane (Mas) 5,220.
Selected Malaysians: 9. Natasha Roslan (5,146), 13. Hee Kar Yen (5,045), 14. Dayang Khairuniza Dhiyana Abang Jamalidon (5,022), 15. Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi (5,020), 51. Radin Nur Najwa Arifah Radin Dzulfakar (4,428).

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Sports Calendar

January

ATHLETICS

Jan 2: Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, Japan
Jan 3: Xiamen International Marathon, China
Jan 18: Houston Marathon, USA
Jan 23: Dubai Marathon
Jan 25: Hong Kong Marathon; Osaka Women's Marathon, Japan
Jan 31: Karlsruhe-IAAF Indoor Meet, Germany

BADMINTON

Jan 13-18: Malaysia Masters, Kuching
Jan 15-18: Swedish Masters, Sweden
Jan 20-25: Syed Modi Championships, India
Jan 27-Feb 1: China International Challenge

BOWLING

Jan 2-11: Brunswick Ballmaster Open, Finland
Jan 11-18: Irish Open Championships, Dublin
Jan 15-26: Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, Thailand

CYCLING

Jan 17-25: Tour Down Under, Australia
Jan 17-18: Track Cycling World Cup, Colombia
Jan 29-Feb 1: New Zealand Cycle Classic

FOOTBALL

Jan 9-31: AFC Asian Cup, Australia
Jan 17-Feb 8: African Cup of Nations,Equatorial Guinea

GOLF

Jan 9-12: Tournament of Champions, Hawaii, USA
Jan 15-18: Sony Open, Hawaii, USA
Jan 22-25: Humana Challenge, California, USA
Jan 29-Feb 1: Phoenix Open, Arizona, USA

HOCKEY

Jan 17-25: World League Round 2 (Men), Singapore

MOTORSPORT

Jan 10: Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix, Argentina

SQUASH

Jan 2-6: British Junior Open, Sheffield, England
Jan 14-23: Tournament of Champions; New York, USA
Jan 21-26: Greenwich Open, Connecticut, USA
Jan 22-27: Motor City Open, Michigan, USA
Jan 27-Feb 1: Winnipeg Women's Open, Manitoba, Canada
Jan 29-Feb 3: Cleveland Classic, Ohio, USA

TENNIS

Jan 4-10: Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia
Jan 4-11: Brisbane International, Australia
Jan 5-11: Chennai Open, India
Jan 5-10: Qatar Open, Doha
Jan 12-17: Apia International Sydney, Australia
Jan 12-17: Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 19-Feb 1: Australian Open, Melbourne

February

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Feb 1: NFL Superbowl, Arizona, USA

ATHLETICS

Feb 1: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Moscow, Russia
Feb 7: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Boston, USA
Feb 19: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 21: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Birmingham, Britain
Feb 22: Tokyo Marathon, Japan

BADMINTON

Feb 18-21: Austrian Open, Vienna
Feb 24-March 1: German Open, Mulheim an der Ruhr

CRICKET

Feb 14-March 29: World Cup, Australia and New Zealand

CYCLING

Feb 18-22: World Track Championships, TBA

DIVING

Feb 20-22: Diving Grand Prix, Germany

FOOTBALL

Feb 3- Aug 5: Copa Libertadores, various locations
Feb 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 First Leg, various locations
Feb 24-25: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations

GOLF

Feb 2-8: Farmers Insurance Open, California, USA
Feb 9-15: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, California, USA
Feb 23-March 1: The Honda Classic, Florida, USA

SQUASH

Feb 4-8: Delaware Open (Women), USA 
Feb 5-8: Swedish Open, Linkoping
Feb 24 - March 4: Windy City Open, Chicago, USA

TENNIS

Feb 2-8: Ecuador Open, Quito
Feb 2-8: Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France
Feb 2-8: Zagreb Indoors, Croatia
Feb 9-15: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Holland
Feb 9-15: Brazil Open, Sao Paulo
Feb 9-15: Memphis Open, USA
Feb 9- Nov 15: Fed Cup, various locations
Feb 16-22: Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 16-22: Delray Beach Open, USA
Feb 16-22: Open 13, Marseille, France
Feb 23-28: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, U.A.E
Feb 23-28: Mexico Open, Acapulco
Feb 23 - March 1: Argentina Open, Buenos Aires

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