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Uruguay's Abel Hernandez celebrates after scoring a goal against Tahiti during their Confederations Cup Group B soccer match at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Daley Blind of the Netherlands celebrates scoring their second goal during their 2014 World Cup third-place playoff against Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014.   REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Chelsea's Marco van Ginkel (R) fights for the ball with Vitesse Arnhem's Zakaria Labyad during their friendly soccer match in Arnhem July  30, 2014. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos

Hull in triple swoop for Hernandez, Diame, Ramirez

Manchester United top deadline-day big spenders

Van Ginkel follows Torres from Chelsea to Milan

Manchester United agree Radamel Falcao loan deal

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JDT: Next stop, AFC Champions League

2 September 2014

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Football Association (JFA) intend to be a major football force in the region by qualifying for the Asian Champions League in 2015.

Kedah can spoil Perak’s march in Malaysia Cup

2 September 2014

GEORGE TOWN: Perak only need a draw in their final Group B match against Kedah to confirm their place in the Malaysia Cup quarter-finals.

Monaco's Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring against Nantes during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Beaujoire in Nantes, August 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tasty icing, cherry on top but will United cake crumble?

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United emerged from the transfer window with a rich icing and the brightest of cherries to decorate their cake but the suspicion remains that the team's base may crumble under pressure.

Danny Welbeck (19) dribbles past AS Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes (32) in the first half against AS Roma at Sports Authority Field. Jul 26, 2014; Denver, CO, USA;  Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

United's big spending shows lack of faith in youth - Phelan

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United have "lost the way a little bit" by offloading homegrown Danny Welbeck to Premier League rivals Arsenal and spending extravagantly to bring in players like Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, former assistant manager Mike Phelan said.

James Rodriguez (C) is challenged by Inigo Martinez (L) and Esteban Granero (R) during their Spanish first division soccer match at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent West

English clubs lead the way in summer spending spree

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - English Premier League soccer clubs spent a record 835 million pounds on hiring players during the summer transfer window as they reinvested cash from the latest round of broadcast deals.

Premier League deadline day transfers

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - List of Premier League comings and goings on the final day of the transfer window (all transfer fees undisclosed unless stated)

England's Danny Welbeck gestures during a training session at Arsenal's training facility in London Colney, north of London, September 1, 2014.   REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Arsenal sign Welbeck to long-term deal

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal confirmed they had signed England forward Danny Welbeck to a long-term deal from Premier League rivals Manchester United as the transfer window closed on Monday.

Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa celebrates scoring against Fulham during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Stadium in Newcastle, northern England, August 31, 2013. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Hull City sign loan deal with France midfielder Ben Arfa

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City signed France midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on a season-long loan deal from Premier League rivals Newcastle United as the transfer window closed on Monday.

Monaco's Radamel Falcao (L) celebrates after scoring against Nantes during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Beaujoire in Nantes, August 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Manchester United confirm Falcao one-year loan

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United confirmed they had signed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on a one-year loan deal from Monaco after the transfer window closed on Monday.

Real Madrid's Toni Kroos controls the ball during the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match against Sevilla at Cardiff City stadium, Wales, August 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

La Liga lure proves irresistible in window

2 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Even though Spain were ousted in the first round of the World Cup, the tournament's brightest lights still flocked to La Liga as Real Madrid and Barcelona again flexed their financial muscles in a busy transfer window.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group A: JDT II 0 Felda United 3, Pahang 1 Lions XII 2.
Group B: Sarawak 1 Perak 1, Terengganu 2 Kedah 2.
Group C: Penang 1 Kelantan 3, Armed Forces 0 JDT 1.
Group D: Sime Darby FC 2 T-Team 1, Police 1 Selangor 1.

EPL Results & Standings

Leicester 1 Arsenal 1
Aston Villa 2 Hull 1
Tottenham 0 Liverpool 3 
Everton 3 Chelsea 6
Burnley 0 Man United 0
Man City 0 Stoke 1 
Newcastle 3 Crystal Palace 3
QPR 1 Sunderland 0
Swansea 3 West Brom 0
West Ham 1 Southampton 3


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
3 7 9
Swansea
3 5 9
Aston Villa
3 2 7
Man City
3 3 6
Liverpool
3 2 6
Tottenham
3 2 6
Arsenal
3 1 5
Southampton
3 1 4
Hull
3 0 4
Stoke
3 0 4
West Ham
3 -1 3
QPR
3 -4 3
Sunderland
3 -1 2
Man Utd
3 -1 2
Leicester City 3 -2 2
Newcastle
3 -2 2
Everton
3 -3 2
West Brom
3 -3 2
Crystal Palace
3 -3 1
Burnley
3 -3 1
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Sept 13
Arsenal v Man City - 7.45pm
Chelsea v Swansea - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Burnley - 10pm
Southampton v Newcastle - 10pm
Stoke v Leicester - 10pm
Sunderland v Tottenham - 10pm
West Brom v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 14
Liverpool v Aston Villa - 12.30am**
Man Utd v QPR - 11pm

Tuesday, Sept 16
Hull v West Ham - 3am**

Saturday, Sept 20
QPR v Stoke - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Arsenal - 10pm
Burnley v Sunderland - 10pm
Newcastle v Hull - 10pm
Swansea v Sunderland - 10pm
Tottenham v West brom - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 21
West Ham v Liverpool - 12.30am**
Leicester v Man United - 8.30pm
Everton v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Man City v Chelsea - 11pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League draw

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiakos, Malmo.
Group B: Real Madrid, Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets.
Group C: Benfica, Zenit St Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco.
Group D: Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht.
Group E: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, CSKA Moscow, AS Roma.
Group F: Barcelona, Paris St Germain (Fra), Ajax, Apoel.
Group G: Chelsea, Schalke 04, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor.
Group H: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov.

Other Football Results

Dutch Div 1: PSV Eindhoven 2 Vitesse Arnhem 0, NAC Breda 3 FC Zwolle 1, FC Groningen 2 Ajax 0, FC Twente 0 Feyenoord 0.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 12, 2. FC Groningen 9, 3. FC Zwolle 9, 4. Cambuur 8, 5. SC Heerenveen 7.

French Ligue 1: Bordeaux 1 SC Bastia 1, Metz 2 Lyon 1, Paris St Germain 5 Saint-Etienne 0.
Leading standings: 1. Bordeaux 10, 2. Paris St Germain 8, 3. Lille 8, 4. Marseille 7, 5. Rennes 7.

German Bundesliga: Mainz 05 0 Hanover 96 0, Freiburg 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach 0.
Leading  standings: 1, Bayer Leverkusen 6, 2. Paderborn 4, 3. Hoffenheim 4, 4. Cologne 4, 5. Bayern Munich 4.

Italian Serie A: AC Milan 3 Lazio 1, Atalanta 0 Verona 0, Cesena 1 Parma 0, Genoa 1 Napoli 2, Palermo 1 Sampdoria 1, Sassuolo 1 Cagliari 1, Torino 0 Inter Milan 0, Udinese 2 Empoli 0.
Leading standings: 1. AC Milan 3, 2. Roma 3, 3. Udinese 3, 4. Napoli 3, 5. Cesena 3.

Portuguese Premier League: Gil Vicente 1 Martimo Funchal 2, Penafiel 0 Paos de Ferreira 1, FC Porto 3 Moreirense 0, Nacional 2 Arouca 0, Benfica 1 Sporting Lisbon 1.
Leading standings: 2. Vitoria Guimaraes 9, 2. FC Porto 9, 3. Sporting Braga 7, 4. Benfica 7, 5. Rio Ave 6.

Spanish La Liga: Villarreal 0 Barcelona 1, Deportivo La Coruna 2 Rayo Vallecano 2, Real Sociedad 4 Real Madrid 2, Elche 1 Granada 1.
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona 6, 2. Valencia 4, 3. Celta Vigo 4, 4. Sevilla 4, 5. Atletico Madrid 4.

Russian Premier League: Rubin Kazan 1 Ufa 1, Lokomotiv Moscow 0 Zenit St Petersburg 1, FC Krasnodar 0 Dynamo Moscow 2.
Leading standings: 1. Zenit St Petersburg 18, 2. Dynamo Moscow 15, 3. Kuban Krasnodar 14, 4. Terek Grozny 13, 5. Spartak Moscow 12.

Golf

Deutsche Bank Championship

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 269: Chris Kirk 73-66-64-66; 271: Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 70-71-65-65, Billy Horschel 69-66-67-69, Russell Henley 70-66-65-70; 273: John Senden (Aus) 69-71-67-66, Rory McIlroy (Nir) 70-69-64-70; 274: Martin Kaymer (Ger) 71-66-70-67, Jason Day (Aus) 66-68-69-71; 275: Carl Pettersson (Swe) 67-73-69-66, Jimmy Walker 70-70-68-67, Webb Simpson 66-70-68-71, Bill Haas 67-69-70-69, Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 69-68-68-70, Robert Streb 73-67-67-68, Chesson Hadley 66-73-67-69; 276: Adam Scott (Aus) 73-68-68-67, Kevin Stadler 71-70-67-68, Ryan Palmer 63-71-71-71, Zach Johnson 71-68-70-67, Jason Kokrak 68-72-70-66, Brian Stuard 72-71-65-68, Keegan Bradley 65-71-69-71.

LPGA Portland Classic

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 274: Austin Ernst 69-69-69-67 (won in playoff), I.K. Kim (Kor) 65-67-74-68; 276: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 70-66-70-70, Chella Choi (Kor) 68-70-70-68; 277: Karine Icher (Fra) 68-71-72-66, Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 70-69-70-68, Ji Eun-hee (Kor) 71-69-67-70, Line Vedel (Den) 69-69-69-70; 278: Laura Diaz 67-68-72-71, Mariajo Uribe (Col) 69-72-66-71, Hur Mi-jung (Kor) 70-65-70-73, Ilhee Lee (Kor) 71-72-67-68, Lizette Salas 69-72-68-69, Xi Yu Lin (Chn) 68-68-70-72, Paula Reto (Rsa) 67-69-74-68; 279: Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 71-67-67-74, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 70-65-70-74, Tiffany Joh 71-67-72-69.

Italian Open

Leading final round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 268: Hennie Otto (Rsa) 67-62-71-68; 270: David Howell 73-67-67-63; 271: Stephen Gallacher 72-65-69-65; 272: Richie Ramsay 67-69-66-70, Joost Luiten (Ned) 69-68-70-65; 275: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 66-66-71-72; 276: Ross Fisher 69-66-70-71, Simon Dyson 71-68-69-68, Andreas Harto (Den) 70-69-70-67, Lee Slattery 70-68-67-71; 277: Andrew Sullivan 70-72-66-69, Romain Wattel (Fra) 73-68-67-69, James Morrison 70-66-72-69; 278: Sam Walker 70-72-68-68, Shiv Kapur (Ind) 73-69-68-68, David Horsey 71-69-72.

Tennis

US Open

Men’s singles
Fourth round: Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-1, 7-5, 6-4; Andy Murray (Bri) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 7-5, 7-5, 6-4; Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt Tommy Robredo (Spa) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2; Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-4. 

Women’s singles
Fourth round: Serena Williams (US) bt Kaia Kanepi (Est) 6-3, 6-3; Flavia Pennetta (Ita) bt Casey Dellacqua (Aus) 7-5, 6-2; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) bt Eugenie Bouchard (Can) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.

Motorsport

British Grand Prix 

Final results

MotoGP: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 40:51.835, 2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 0.732 seconds behind, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 8.519, 4. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 8.694, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 9.238, 6. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Tech3 24.746, 7. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda-LCR 26.717, 8. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati-Pramac 26.910, 9. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Forward 33.455, 10. Scott Redding (Bri) Honda-Gresini 39.094, 11. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Ducati-Pramac 40.255, 12. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Ducati 43.027.
Leading overall standings: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 288 points, 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 199, 3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 189, 4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 157, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 129, 6. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha-Forward 92, 7. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha Tech3 88, 8. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati Pramac 81, 9. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda LCR 74, 10. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha Tech3 65. 

Moto2: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 38:29.795, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 0.0063 seconds behind, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 0.203, 4. Johann Zarco (Fra) Caterham Suter 2.774, 5. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 8.029.
Leading overall standings: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 233 points, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 216, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 166, 4. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 123, 5. Simone Corsi (Ita) Kalex 100.

Moto3: 1. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 38:11.330, 2. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 0.011 seconds behind, 3. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 0.072, 4. Miguel Oliveira (Por) Mahindra 0.123, 5. Jakub Kornfeil (Cze) KTM 4.600.
Leading overall standings: 1. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 179 points, 2. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 166, 3. Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 150, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 145, 5. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 135.

Squash

Hong Kong Open

Final
Men: Mohd Elshorbagy (Egy) bt Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 11-9, 11-2, 4-11, 8-11, 11-4.
Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Nour El Tayeb (Egy) 11-4, 12-10, 11-8.

Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit

Final
Men: Karim Ali Fathi (Egy) bt Ramit Tandon (Ind) 4-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-2.
Women: Nadine Shahin (Egy) bt Cheyna Tucker (Rsa) 13-11, 11-6, 11-5.

Cycling

Tour of Spain

*Monday - rest day

Stage Nine (185km): 1. Winner Anacona (Col) LAM 4’34:14, 2. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) AST 45 seconds behind, 3. Damiano Cunego (Ita) LAM 50, 4. Javier Moreno (Spa) MOV 1:04, 5. Peio Bilbao (Spa) CJR 1:12, 6. Jerome Coppel (Fra) COF 1:21, 7. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) GRM 1:33, 8. Adam Hansen (Aus) LTB 1:45, 9. Bob Jungels (Lux) TRE 1:49, 10. Fabio Felline (Ita) TRE 2:08. 

Leading overall standings: 1. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV 35’58:05, 2. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN 3 seconds behind, 3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 8, 4. Winner Anacona (Col) LAM 9, 5. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 28, 6. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) KAT 30, 7. Fabio Aru (Ita) AST 1:06, 8. Robert Gesink (Ned) BKN 1:19, 9. Rigoberto Uran (Col) OPQ 1:26, 10. Warren Barguil (Fra) GIA) same time.

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Sports Calendar

August


Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
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, Germany

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
MotoGP - Czech Republic GP,Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham, England

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich, Switzerland

Aug 31
MotoGP – British GP, 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

October

Sept 27 - Oct 5
WTA China Open - tennis
Beijing

Oct 2-5
Reignwood LPGA Classic - golf
Beijing, China

Oct 3-12
World Artistic Championships - gymnastics
Nanning, China

Oct 5
Japanese Grand Prix - Formula One
Suzuka

Oct 5-12
Shanghai Rolex Masters - tennis
Shanghai

Oct 6-12
WTA Generali Ladies Linz - tennis
Austria

Oct 9-18
US Open - squash
Philadelphia

Oct 9-12
Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia - golf
Kuala Lumpur

Oct 11
Rugby League: Super League Grand Final - Rugby
Manchester, England

Oct 12
Standard Chartered KL Marathon
Kuala Lumpur

Oct 12
Russian Grand Prix- Formula One
Sochi

Oct 7-12
Dutch Open - Badminton
Almere

Oct 12
Japan GP - MotoGP
Motegi

Oct 13-19
WTA Kremlin Cup - tennis
Moscow, Russia

Oct 14-19
Denmark Open (Superseries Premier) - Badminton
Odense

Oct 16-19
LPGA HanaBank Championship
Incheon, South Korea

Oct 19
Australian GP - MotoGP
Phillip Island

Oct 20-26
BNP Paribas WTA Finals - tennis
Singapore

Oct 21-26
France Open (Superseries) - Badminton
Paris

Oct 26
Malaysian GP - MotoGP
Sepang

Oct 27 - Nov 2
WTA Yinzhou Bank Open - tennis
Ningbo, China

Oct 27 - Nov 2
BNP Paribas Masters - tennis
Paris

Oct 28
National Basketball Association season starts - basketball
USA

Oct 28 - Nov 2
Bitburger SaarLorLux Open - badminton
Saarbrucken, Germany

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