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Malaysian Football

Upcoming Super League Fixtures

April 3, Friday (All matches start at 8.45pm) 

Police v Sarawak

April 4, Saturday (All matches start at 8.45pm)

Pahang v Lions XII
JDT v Armed Forces
Selangor v Sime Darby FC
Felda United v Perak
Terengganu v Kelantan

Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Felda United
5 5 11
5 2 9
5 3 8
5 2 8
JDT 5 2 8
Terengganu 5 1 8
5 -1 7
Lions XII
5 0 6
Sarawak 5 -1 5
5 -1 5
Armed Forces
5 -4 4
Sime Darby
5 -8 1
EPL Results & Standings

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

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
29 36 67
Man City
30 34 61
30 27 60
Man United
30 24 59
Liverpool   30 
12 54
30 21 53
30 5 53
Swansea  30 -4 43
West Ham 
30 3 42
Stoke City  30 -3 42
Crystal Palace 30 -5 36
Newcastle  30 -15 35
30 -4 34
West Brom
30 -12 33
Hull 30 -12 28
Aston Villa 30 -20 28
Sunderland 30 -21 26
Burnley 30 -23 25
QPR 30 -23 22
-21 19
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, April 4
Arsenal v Liverpool - 7.45pm
Everton v Southampton - 10pm
Leicester v West Ham - 10pm
Man United v Aston Villa - 10pm
Swansea v Hull - 10pm
West Brom v QPR - 10pm

Sunday, April 5
Chelsea v Stoke - 12.30am**
Burnley v Tottenham - 8.30pm
Sunderland v Newcastle - 11pm

Tuesday, April 7
Crystal Palace v Man City - 3am**

Saturday, April 11
Swansea v Everton - 7.45pm
Southampton v Hull - 10pm
Sunderland v Crystal Palace - 10pm
Tottenham v Aston Villa - 10pm
West Brom v Leicester - 10pm
West Ham v Stoke - 10pm

Sunday, April 12
Burnley v Arsenal - 12.30am**
QPR v Chelsea - 8.30pm
Man United v Man City - 11pm

Tuesday, April 14
Liverpool v Newcastle - 3am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Quarter-finals fixtures

(First leg on April 14 and 15, Second leg on April 21 and 22)
All matches at 2.45am Malaysian time on the next day

Atletico Madrid (Spa) v Real Madrid (Spa)
Juventus (Ita) v Monaco (Fra)
FC Porto (Por) v Bayern Munich (Ger)
Paris St Germain (Fra) v Barcelona (Spa) 

Other Football Results

Europa League

Quarter-finals fixtures
(First leg on April 16, Second leg on April 23)
All matches at 3.05am Malaysian time on the next day

Club Brugge (Bel) v Dnipro
Dinamo Kiev v Fiorentina
Sevilla v Zenit
Vfl Wolfsburg v Napoli

EURO 2016 qualifiers

Group B: Israel 0 Belgium 1

International friendlies: Iraq 1 Democratic Republic of Congo 0, Holland 2 Spain 0, Ukraine 1 Latvia 1, Russia 0 Kazakhstan 0, Ghana 1 Mali 1, Sweden 3 Iran 1, Italy 1 England 1, Slovakia 1 Czech Republic 0, Austria 1 Bosnia 1, Switzerland 1 US 1.


Houston 115 Sacramento 111, San Antonio 103 Orlando 91, Washington 106 Philadelphia 93, Boston 100 Indiana 87, Brooklyn 100 New York 98, Charlotte 102 Detroit 78, Dallas 135 Oklahoma City 131, Milwaukee 95 Chicago 91, Toronto 113 Minnesota 99, Utah 98 Denver 84, New Orleans 113 LA Lakers 92, LA Clippers 126 Portland 122.


Miami Open


Quarter-finals: Andy Murray (Bri) bt Dominic Thiem (Aut) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.


Quarter-finals: Serena Williams (US) bt Sabine Lisicki (Ger) 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-3; Simona Halep (Rom) bt Sloane Stephens (US) 6-1, 7-5; Andrea Petkovic (Ger) bt Karolina Pliskova (Cze) 6-4, 6-2; Carla Suarez Navarro (Spa) bt Venus Williams (US) 0-6, 6-1, 7-5.


UMW Impiana Championship

Leading first round scores (Malaysian unless stated): 67: Kemarol Baharin; 68: William Sjaichudin (Tha), Airil Rizman Zahari; 69: Supravee Phatam (Tha), Mohd Sukree Othman, Rattanon Wannasrichan (Tha), Piya Swangarunporn (Tha), Sutijet Kooratanapisan (Tha); 70: Tanatchan Puaktes (Tha), Wisut Artjanawat (Tha), Khor Kheng Hwai, Mohd Rizal Amin; 71: Ronnachai Jamnong (Tha), Mohd Azman Basharudin, Pawin Ingkhapradit (Tha), Hilmi Abdul Rahman.


Malaysian Open


Men’s singles: Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Ina) bt Nguyen Tien Minh (Vie) 18-21,21-11,21-14; Kento Momota (Jpn) bt Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) 21-17,21-10; K. Srikanth (Ind) bt Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) 21-10-15-21,24-22; Tian Houwei  (Chn) bt Zulfadli Zulkiffli (Mas) 21-5,21-7; Xue Song (Chn) bt Son Wan-ho (Kor) 21-14,21-8; Jan O Jorgensen (Den) bt Lee Hyun-il (Kor) 21-11,21-17; Wei Nan (Hkg) bt Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Den) 14-21,21-17,21-17; Hsu Je-hao (Tpe) bt Marc Zwiebler (Ger) 12-21,21-15,21-15; Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Tha) bt Brice Leverdez (Fra) 21-15,15-21,21-15; Hu Yun (Hkg) bt Viktor Axelsen (Den) 21-17,13-21,21-16; Parupalli Kashyap (Ind) bt Lee Dong-keun (Kor) 21-15,11-21,21-14; H. S. Prannoy (Ind) bt Scott Evans (Irl) 22-20,21-18; Wang Zhengming (Chn) bt Chou Tien-chien (Tpe) 21-11,21-11; Lin Dan (Chn) bt Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 2-0, rtd; Kenichi Tago (Jpn) bt Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) 21-16,12-21,21-17; Chen Long (Chn) bt Takuma Ueda (Jpn) 22-20,21-16.

Men’s doubles: Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina) bt Cai Yun-Lu Kai (Chn) 22-20,21-12; Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan (Chn) bt Max Schwenger-Josche Zurwonne (Ger) 24-22,21-19; Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin (Tpe) bt Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata (Jpn) 21-15,11-21,21-17; Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) bt Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) 21-15,22-20; Angga Pratama-Ricky Karanda Suwardi (Ina) bt Wang Yilv-Zhang Wen (Chn) 21-18,21-12; Andre Adistia-Hendra Aprida Gunawan (Ina) bt Manu Attri-B. Sumeeth Reddy (Ind) 21-11,21-17; Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) bt Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Kevin Sukamuljo (Ina) 20-22,21-13,21-15; Choi Sol-kyu-Ko Sung-hyun (Kor) bt Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan (Chn) 21-13,21-12; Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den) bt Philip Chew-Sattawat Pongairat (Usa) 21-10,21-10; Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) bt Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (Jpn) 21-17,21-12; Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) bt Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) 21-18,15-21,21-15; Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) bt Kang Jun-Lie Cheng (Chn) 21-7,21-14.

Matches involving Malaysians in other events

Women’s doubles: Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei bt Puttita Supajirakul-Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) 17-21,21-17,21-16; Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Choo bt Samantha Barning-Iris Tabeling (Ned) 21-13,21-17; Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth-Rizki Amelia Pradipta (Ina) bt Lim Yin Loo-Lee Meng Yean 21-8,24-22.

Mixed doubles: Xu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn) bt Wong Fai Yin-Chow Mei Kuan 21-13,21-8.


Malaysian F1 Grand Prix

56 laps: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1’41:05.793, 2. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 8.569 second behind, 3. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 12.310, 4. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 53.822, 5. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1:10.409, 6. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1:13.586, 7. Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso 1:39.085, 8. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Toro Rosso 1 lap behind, 9. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Red Bull at 1 lap, 10. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1 lap, 11. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 1 lap, 12. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber AG 1 lap, 13. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1 lap, 14. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1 lap, 15. Roberto Merhi (Spa) Marussia 3 laps.
Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber AG 4th lap, Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 22th lap, Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 42th lap, Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 48th lap.

Championship standings: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) 43 pts, 2. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) 40 3. Nico Rosberg (Ger) 33, 4. Felipe Massa (Bra) 20, 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) 12, 6. Felipe Nasr (Bra) 10, 7. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) 10, 8. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) 9, 9. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) 6, 10. Max Verstappen (Ned) 6.

Qatar Motorcycle Grand Prix


MotoGP: 1. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 42:35.717, 2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 0.174 second behind, 3. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 2.250, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 2.707, 5. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 7.036.
Leading standings: 1. Valentino Rossi (Ita) 25, 2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) 20, 3. Andrea Iannone (Ita) 16, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) 13, 5. Marc Marquez (Spa) 11.

Moto2: 1. Jonas Folger (Ger) Kalex 40:18.532, 2. Xavier Simeon (Bel) Kalex 5.051 second behind, 3. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Kalex 12.123, 4. Alex Rins (Spa) Kalex 12.202, 5. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 14.385.
Selected: 12. Hafizh Syahrin (Mas) Kalex 23.226, 18. Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman (Mas) Kalex 48.346, 23. Zaqhwan Zaidi (Mas) Suter 1:21.693.
Leading standings: Jonas Folger (Ger) 25, 2. Xavier Simeon (Bel) 20, 3. Thomas Luthi (Swi) 16, 4. Alex Rins (Spa) 13, 5. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) 11.

Moto3: 1. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 38:25.424, 2. Enea Bastianini (Ita) Honda 0.027 second behind, 3. Danny Kent (Bri) Honda 0.142, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda, 5. John McPhee (Bri) Honda 0.693.
Selected: 28. Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Mas) 1:04.409.
Leading standings: 1. Alexis Masbou (Fra) 25, 2. Enea Bastianini (Ita) 20, 3. Danny Kent (Bri) 16, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) 13, 5. John McPhee (Bri) 11.



Sports Calendar



March 6-8: 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships, Czech Republic


March 3-8: All-England Open, Birmingham
March 10-15: Swiss Open, Basel
March 17-22: Vietnam International Challenge, Hanoi
March 18-21: Polish Open, Arlamow
March 24-29: India Open, New Delhi
March 31- April 5: Maybank Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur


March 20-26: DIBC Open Bowling Tournament, Dubai
March 22-31: Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, Macau


March 8-15: Le Tour de Langkawi


March 13-5: World Series, Beijing
March 19-21: World Series, Dubai


March 10-11: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations
March 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations


March 2-8: World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Florida
March 9-15: Valspar Championship, Florida
March 16-22: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Florida
March 23-29: Valero Texas Open, US


March 7-15: World League Round 2 (Women), New Delhi


March 14: Formula E: Miami ePrix, Florida, US
March 15: Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne
March 29: Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Sepang
March 29: Qatar MotoGP Grand Prix, Losail


March 13-20: Dubai Open (Men), UAE
March 23-27: Canary Wharf Classic (Men), London
March 31 - Apr 5: Open de Paris (Men), Paris


March 6-8: Davis Cup (First round), various locations
March 9-16: BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, US
March 23-30: Miami Open, US



Apr 5: Daegu International Marathon, South Korea
Apr 12: Milano Marathon, Italy.
             Mangyoungdae Marathon, North Korea
             Brighton Marathon, Britain
             Rotterdam Marathon, Holland
             Santiago Marathon, Chile
             Paris Marathon, France
             Vienna City Marathon, Austria
Apr 19: Hannover Marathon, Germany
             Nagano Marathon, Japan
Apr 20: Boston Marathon, USA
Apr 26: London Marathon, England
     Madrid Marathon, Spain


Apr 7-12: Singapore Open
Apr 14-19: China Masters, Changzhou
April 21-16: Asia Championships, China
Apr 28-May 3: New Zealand Open, Auckland


Apr 2-5: Grand Prix, Mexico
Apr 9-12: Grand Prix, Canada
Apr 16-19: Grand Prix, Puerto Rico
Apr 24-26: World Series, Russia


Apr 14-15: Champions League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 16: Europa League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 18-19: FA Cup semi-finals, Wembley
Apr 21-22: Champions League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 23: Europa League quarter-finals first leg


Asian Tour
Apr 23-26:
Indonesian Open, Jakarta

Apr 2-5: Houston Open, Texas
Apr 9-12: US Masters, Georgia
Apr 16-19: RBC Heritage, South Carolina
Apr 23-26: Zurich Classic, Louisiana
Apr 29-May 3: World Golf Championships Match Play, San Francisco

European Tour
Apr 23-26:
China Open, Shanghai

Apr 2-5:
ANA Inspiration, California
Apr 15-18: Lotte Championship, Hawaii
Apr 23-26: Swinging Skirts Classic, San Francisco


Apr 10-12: Grand Prix of the Americas, Texas
Apr 17-19: Argentinian Grand Prix, Temas de Rio


Apr 10-12: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
Apr 17-19: Bahrain Grand Prix, Shakir


March 31-Apr 5: Paris Open (men), France
Apr 2-10: El Gouna International (men), Egypt
Apr 7-12: Texas Open (women), USA
Apr 20-24: Malaysian Tour Leg 2
Apr 13-19: Grasshopper Cup (men), Switzerland
Apr 29-May 2: Canadian Championships


Apr 6-12: Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco
                US Men’s Clay Court Championship, Houston
Apr 12-19: Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco
Apr 20-26: Barcelona Open, Spain
                  BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy, Romania
Apr 27-May 3: BMW Open, Germany
                        Estoril Open, Portugal
                        Istanbul Open, Turkey


Apr 26-May 3: World Championships, China