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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew watches his team during their English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium in London April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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Atletico Madrid's Mario Mandzukic celebrates his goal against Eibar during their Spanish first division soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid August 30, 2014. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Masked Mandzukic to return in around 10 days

20 September 2014

MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic should make his return from a fractured nose in around 10 days but will have to wear a protective mask, the La Liga champions said on Friday.

Michael J. Garcia, Chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee attends a news conference at the at the Home of FIFA in Zurich July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

FIFA faces more calls for transparency

20 September 2014

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA faced more calls for greater transparency on Friday when its own ethics investigator joined the critics and complained of a "disconnect" with the public.

UEFA President Michel Platini attends a press conference after the announcement of the 13 cities which will host matches at the Euro 2020 tournament to be played across the continent, during a ceremony in Geneva September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Platini plans to keep luxury gift, make charity donation

20 September 2014

(Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini has said he intends to ignore FIFA requests and not return a luxury watch valued at 25,000 Swiss francs ($26,600), given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

Sweden's Erkan Zengin celebrates with his teammates Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jimmy Durmaz and Martin Olsson (L-R) after scoring goal against Austria during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match in Vienna September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Stunned Swedes blame 'football politics' for Euro 2020 snub

20 September 2014

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The leader of Sweden's Euro 2020 bid said "football politics" had denied his country a chance to provide a host city for the Euro 2020 tournament.

Manchester United's manager Louis Van Gaal waves as he leaves the pitch following their English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England September 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Diamond is Van Gaal's new best friend

20 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - After switching to a new-look formation that sparkled against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, a diamond may just be Louis van Gaal's new best friend as the Manchester United boss looks set to continue with it against Leicester City on Sunday.

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (L) challenges Manchester City's Edin Dzeko during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England August 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Darren Staples

Linguist Lovren looks to plug Liverpool defence

20 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Polyglot Dejan Lovren is hoping his grasp of languages can help him swiftly form a solid defensive wall with his new Liverpool team mates.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England August 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Chelsea not a one-man band, says City boss Pellegrini

20 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's in-form striker Diego Costa will be a threat but the Premier League leaders are more than a one-man band, champions Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

England's Danny Welbeck (2R) celebrates with Raheem Sterling (3R) and other team mates after scoring a goal against Switzerland during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match at the Sankt Jakob-Park stadium in Basel September 8, 2014. Pictured are (R-L) Jack Wilshere, Welbeck, Sterling, John Stones, Jordan Henderson, Wayne Rooney. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Struggling England given perfect Euro 2020 incentive

19 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Wembley Stadium will host the climax of the 2020 European Championship but on current form England fans will not even get the chance to roar on their side on home turf.

Borussia Dortmund's Neven Subotic challenges Arsenal's Danny Welbeck (R) during their Champions League group D soccer match in Dortmund September 16, 2014.                           REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Arsenal enjoy revenue boost after ending trophyless run

19 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal generated revenue of more than 300 million pounds ($489 million) in 2013-14 when the English Premier League club ended a nine-year run without a major trophy.

Reaction from Euro 2020 host cities

19 September 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Reaction from officials of some of the 13 host cities that will stage Euro 2020 matches.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

AFC Under-16 Championships quarter-finals: Malaysia 1 Australia 2.

Malaysia Cup

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

EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
4 9
12
Aston Villa
4 3 10
Swansea
4 3
9
Southampton
4 5 7
Man City
4 3 7
Tottenham
4 2 7
Arsenal
4 1 6
Liverpool
4 1 6
Man Utd
4 3 5
Hull
4 0 5
Everton
4 -1 5
Leicester City 4 -1 5
Stoke
4 -1
4
West Ham
4 -1 4
Sunderland
4 -1 3
QPR
4 -8 3
Crystal Palace
4 -3 2
Burnley
4 -3 2
Newcastle
4 -5 2
West Brom
4 -6 2
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

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

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

Saturday, Sept 27
Liverpool v Everton - 7.45pm
Chelsea v Aston Villa - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Leicester - 10pm
Hull v Man City - 10pm
Man Utd v West Ham - 10pm
Southampton v QPR - 10pm
Sunderland v Swansea - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 28
Arsenal v Tottenham - 12.30am**
West Brom v Burnley - 11pm

Tuesday, Sept 30
Stoke v Newcastle - 3am**

Saturday, Oct 4
Hull v Crystal Palace - 10pm
Leicester v Burnley - 10pm
Liverpool v West Brom - 10pm
Sunderland v Stoke - 10pm
Swansea v Newcastle - 10pm

Sunday, Oct 5
Aston Villa v Man City - 12.30am**
Man Utd v Everton - 7pm
Chelsea v Arsenal - 9.05pm
Tottenham v Southampton - 9.05pm
West Ham v QPR - 11.15pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Group A: Olympiakos 3 Atletico Madrid 2, Juventus 2 Malmo 0.
Group B: Real Madrid 5 Basel 1, Liverpool 2 Ludogorets 1.
Group C: Benfica 0 Zenit St Petersburg 2, Monaco 1 Bayer Leverkusen 0.
Group D: Borussia Dortmund 2 Arsenal 0, Galatasaray 1 Anderlecht 1.
Group E: Bayern Munich 1 Manchester City 0, AS Roma 5 CSKA Moscow 1.
Group F: Barcelona 1 Apoel 0, Ajax 1 Paris St Germain 1.
Group G: Chelsea 1 Schalke 04 1, Maribor 1, Sporting Lisbon 1.
Group H: Porto 6 BATE Borisov 0, Athletic Bilbao 0 Shakhtar Donetsk 0.

Other Football Results

Europa League
Group A: Borussia Moenchengladbach (Ger) 1 Villarreal (Spa) 1, Apollon Limassol (Cyp) 3 FC Zurich (Swi) 2.
Group B: Club Brugge (Bel) 0 Torino (Ita) 0, FC Copenhagen (Den) 2 HJK Helsinki (Fin) 0.
Group C: Partizan Belgrade (Srb) 0 Tottenham Hotspur (Eng) 0, Besiktas (Tur) 1 Asteras Tripolis (Gre) 1.
Group D: Salzburg (Aut) 2 Celtic (Sco) 2, Dinamo Zagreb (Cro) 5 FC Astra (Rom) 1.
Group E: PSV Eindhoven (Ned) 1 Estoril (Por) 0, Panathinaikos (Gre) 1 Dinamo Moscow (Rus) 2.
Group F: Qarabag (Aze) 0 Saint-Etienne (Fra) 0, Dnipropetrovsk (Ukr) 0 Inter Milan (Ita) 1.
Group G: Standard Liege (Bel) 2 Rijeka (Cro) 0, Sevilla (Spa) 2 Feyenoord (Ned) 0.
Group H: Lille (Fra) 1 FC Krasnodar (Rus) 1, Everton (Eng) 4 VfL Wolfsburg (Ger) 1.
Group I: Young Boys (Swi) 5 Slovan Bratislava (Svk) 0, Napoli (Ita) 3 Sparta Prague (Cze) 1.
Group J: Steaua Bucharest (Rom) 6 Aalborg (Den) 0, Rio Ave (Por) 0 Dynamo Kiev (Ukr) 3.
Group K: PAOK (Gre) 6 Dinamo Minsk (Blr) 1, Fiorentina (Ita) 3 Guingamp (Fra) 0.
Group L: Metalist Kharkiv (Ukr) 1 Trabzonspor (Tur) 2, Legia Warsaw (Pol) 1 Lokeren (Bel) 0.

Dutch Div 1: FC Utrecht 0 Den Haag 0, Cambuur 3 FC Groningen 0, Vitesse Arnhem 3 Excelsior 1, Dordrecht 0 NAC Breda 1.
Leading standings: 1, FC Zwolle 12, 2. PSV Eindhoven 12, 3. Cambuur 11, 4. SC Heerenveen 10, 5. FC Groningen 9.

French Ligue 1: Lille 2 Nantes 0, Guingamp 2 Bordeaux 1, Evian 1 Marseille 3.
Leading standings: 1. Lille 11, 2. Marseille 10, 3. Bordeaux 10, 4. Saint-Etienne 10, 5. Paris St Germain 9.

German Div 1: Eintracht Frankfurt 0 FC Augsburg 1, Hanover 2 Hamburg 0.
Leading standings: 1. Bayer Leverkusen 7, 2. Bayern Munich 7, 3. Hanover 7, 4. Dortmund 6, 5. Borussia Moenchengladbach 5.

Italian Serie A: Parma 4 Milan 5, Sampdoria 2 Torino 0, Cagliari 1 Atalanta 2, Fiorentina 0 Genoa 0, Inter 7 Sassuolo 0, Lazio 3 Cesena 0, Napoli 0 Chievo 1.
Leading standings: 1. AC Milan 6, 2. Juventus 6, 3. Roma 6, 4. Inter Milan 4, 5. Sampdoria 4.

Portuguese Premier League: Boavista 1 Academica Coimbra 0, Martimo Funchal 2 Penafiel 0, Vitoria Guimaraes 1 FC Porto 1, Paos de Ferreira 1 Gil Vicente 1, Estoril 2 Nacional 1.
Leading standings: 1. Rio Ave 10, 2. Vitoria Guimaraes 10, 3. Benfica 10, 4. FC Porto 10, 5. Martimo Funchal 9.

Russian Premier League: Spartak Moscow 3 Torpedo Moscow 1, FC Krasnodar 0 Ufa 2.
Leading standings: 1. Zenit St Petersburg 21, 2. CSKA Moscow 15, 3. Dynamo Moscow 15, 4. Spartak Moscow 15, 5. Kuban Krasnodar 14.

Spanish La Liga: Rayo Vallecano 2 Elche 3, Valencia 3 Espanyol 1, Sevilla 2 Getafe 0, Granada 0 Villarreal 0.
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona 9, 2. Valencia 7, 3. Sevilla 7, 4. Atletico Madrid 7, 5. Celta Vigo 5.

Asian Games

Football

Men
Group A: Malaysia 4 Laos 0, South Korea 1 Saudi Arabia 0.
Group C: Palestine 2 Tajikistan 1, Oman 3 Singapore 3.
Group D: Kuwait 5 Nepal 0, Japan 1 Iraq 3.
Women
Group A: Thailand 10 Maldives 0, South Korea 10 India 0.

Golf

Selangor Masters

Leading second round scores (21 players yet to complete due to darkness): 132: Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 64-68; 134: Cameron Smith (Aus) 68-66; 136: S.S.P Chowrasia (Ind) 66-70; 137: Jake Higginbottom (Aus) 72-65, Chapchai Nirat (Tha) 68-69, Jay Bayron (Phi) 69-68; 138: Simon Griffiths (Eng) 70-68, Shaaban Hussin (Mas) 68-70, David Lipsky (US) 72-66; 139: Scott Barr (Aus) 70-69, Kim Gi-whan (Kor) 73-66, Carlos Pigem (Esp) 71-68, Mardan Mamat (Sin) 71-68; 140: Lionel Weber (Fra) 70-70, Jyoti Randhawa (Ind) 71-69, Antonio Lascuna (Phi) 70-70, Paul Peterson (US) 69-71, Jazz Janewattananond (Tha) 70-70; 141: Kieran Pratt (Aus) 69-72, Ryan Yip (Can) 71-70, Ben Leong (Mas) 72-69, Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 71-70; 142: Wang Jeung-hun (Kor) 70-72, Thitiphun Chuayprakong (Tha) 74-68, Rattanon Wannasrichan (Tha) 69-73, Hans Jamil (Mas) 73-69, Danny Chia (Mas) 74-68, Lu Wen-teh (Tpe) 71-71.

Tennis

WTA Pan Pacific Open

Second round: Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Jarmila Gajdosova (Aus) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3; Casey Dellacqua (Aus) bt Marina Erakovic (Nzl) 6-2, 6-4; Garbine Muguruza (Spa) bt Jelena Jankovic (Srb) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; Carla Suarez Navarro (Spa) bt Daria Gavrilova (Rus) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

Moselle Open  

Second round: David Goffin (Bel) bt Tobias Kamke (Ger) 6-1, 6-3; Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) bt Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) 6-3, 7-5; Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) bt Jeremy Chardy (Fra) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4; Joao Sousa (Por) bt Igor Sijsling (Ned) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3); Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) bt Jarkko Nieminen (Fin) 6-4, 6-4; Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Michal Przysiezny (Pol) 7-5, 6-1.

WTA Korea Open

Second round: Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) bt Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) 6-2, 6-2; Kaia Kanepi (Est) bt Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; Maria Kirilenko (Rus) bt Klara Koukalova (Cze) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-0; Nicole Gibbs (US) bt Danka Kovinic (Mne) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

WTA Guangzhou Open

Quarter-final: Monica Niculescu (Rom) bt Monica Puig (Pur) 6-2, 6-2.

Motorsport

Singapore Grand Prix

Second Practice: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 1:47.490, 2. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:47.623, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:47.790, 4. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:48.031, 5. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1:48.041, 6. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 1:48.358, 7. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 1:48.435, 8. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:48.653, 9. Nico Hlkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:48.751, 10. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1:48.770, 11. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 1:48.800, 12. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 1:49.062, 13. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1:49.075, 14. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 1:49.139, 15. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Sauber 1:49.170, 16. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 1:49.290, 17. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1:49.361, 18. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1:49.971, 19. Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 1:50.612, 20. Max Chilton (Bri) Marussia 1:51.558, 21. Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Caterham 1:52.075, 22. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Caterham 1:52.936.

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Sports Calendar

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

November

Oct 28-Nov 2
Tennis: WTA Tournament of Champions
Sofia, Bulgaria

Oct 31-Nov 3
Golf: PGA World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions 
Shanghai

Oct 31-Nov 2
F1: United States Grand Prix
Austin

Nov 3-9
Tennis: WTA Suez Open
Paris

Nov 7-9
F1: Brazil Grand Prix 2014
Sao Paulo

Nov 7-9
Golf: Mizuno Classic -LPGA
Mie, Japan

Nov 7-10
Golf: The McGladrey Classic -PGA
Sea Island, Georgia

Nov 8
Rugby: England vs New Zealand, Ireland vs South Africa, Scotland vs Argentina, Wales vs Australia.
Various venue

Nov 9
MotoGP: Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Nov 9-16
Tennis: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals -Indoor
London

Nov 11-16
Badminton: Maybank Malaysia International Challenge 2014
Kuching, Sarawak

Nov 13-16
Golf: Lorena Ochoa Invitational - LPGA
Mexico

Nov 13–21 
Squash: Men’s World Championship
Doha, Qatar 

Nov 14-16
Football: Euro Championships qualifying
Various venues

Nov 14-17
Golf: OHL Classic at Mayakoba - PGA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Nov 15
Rugby: England vs South Africa, Scotland vs New Zealand, Wales vs Fiji
Various venues

Nov 16-22
Bowling: Daejeon International Open 
Daejeon, South Korea

Nov 18-23 
Badminton: Hong Kong Open 
Kowloon

Nov 20-23
Golf: CME Group Tour Championship
Naples, Florida

Nov 21-22
Bowling: Qatar Bowling Open
Doha

Nov 21-23 
F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina

Nov 21-23
Tennis: Davis Cup World Group Final
France

Nov 22
Rugby: England vs Samoa, Ireland vs Australia, Scotland vs Tonga, Wales vs New Zealand
Various venues

Nov 22-Dec 20
Football: AFF Suzuki Cup
Singapore/Vietnam

Nov 25-30
Badminton: Macau Open 
Macau

Nov 27-Dec 3
Bowling: 15th Milo International Junior All Stars 
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Nov 27-Dec 7
Badminton: Axiata Cup
Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur

Nov 29
Rugby: England vs Australia, Wales vs South Africa
Various venues

Nov 29-Dec7
Hockey: Women’s 21st Champions Trophy
Mendoza, Argentina

December

Dec 1-6
Squash: Women’s World Team Championship
Niagara on the lake, Canada

Dec 2-4
Golf: USPGA Champions Tour - PNC Father-Son Challenge
Orlando, Florida 

Dec 3-7
Swimming: World Championships (short course)
Doha, Qatar

Dec 4-15
Bowling: World Bowling Championship 2014
Abu Dhabi

Dec 8-13
Badminton: Yonex Grand Prix
California, USA

Dec 6-14
Hockey: Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy
Bhubaneswar, India

Dec 12–19 
Squash: Women’s World Championship
TBA

Dec 17-21
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals
Dubai

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