Chelsea's Frank Lampard acknowledges crowd at end of his team's Champion's League semi-final first leg match against Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Uruguay's national team head coach Oscar Washington Tabarez gestures during a news conference at the team's headquarters in the outskirts of Montevideo, April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
Fans sing before the Local Liverpool Legends and International Liverpool Legends 'Celebration of the 96' match at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northern England April 21, 2014.REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Alejandro Sabella, head coach of Argentina's national soccer team, speaks during an interview at the squad's headquarters in Buenos Aires April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa reacts after missing a goal opportunity during their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match against Chelsea at Vicente Celderon Stadium in Madrid, April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

No rest for weary Atletico as Valencia trip looms

24 April 2014

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid must put their Champions League ambitions to one side when they look to maintain their surprise La Liga title surge in a tough trip to Valencia on Sunday.

Bolton Wanderers to rename the Reebok stadium

24 April 2014

(Reuters) - Bolton Wanderers will change the name of their Reebok stadium to the Macron from July as part of a new deal between the Championship club and an Italian sportswear manufacturer.

Ajax extend ban on fans travelling to Feyenoord games

24 April 2014

(Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam have extended the ban on their fans attending away league games against arch-rivals Feyenoord in Rotterdam following the riotous behaviour of supporters in Sunday's Dutch Cup final.

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No clubs facing FFP European expulsion - Platini

24 April 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - No clubs can expect to be expelled from European competition next season for breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA president Michel Platini said in an interview on Thursday.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti watches his team play Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Fast-breaking Real home in on elusive 10th European crown

24 April 2014

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid took a step closer to an elusive 10th European Cup with a 1-0 home win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday and the Spanish side will hope to finish off the job in Germany having shown how effective they are on the counter-attack.

Sturridge hopeful of returning against Chelsea

24 April 2014

(Reuters) - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is optimistic of returning from injury for the key clash against former team mates and title rivals Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday in a boost for the Premier League leaders.

Real's pace too hot to handle, says Lahm

24 April 2014

MADRID (Reuters) - Bayern Munich could not contain Real Madrid's quicksilver counter-attacks, captain Philipp Lahm said after the European champions lost 1-0 in their Champions League semi-final, first leg on Wednesday.

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Januzaj opts to play for Belgium

24 April 2014

(Reuters) - Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to play international football for Belgium, the country's national team manager Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday.

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Chelsea trio charged by FA after Sunderland defeat

24 April 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea were hit with disciplinary action by the English FA on Wednesday as manager Jose Mourinho, midfielder Ramires and coach Rui Faria were charged following last week's Premier League home defeat against Sunderland.

Ethiopia appoint Portugal's Barreto as coach

23 April 2014

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia have named Portugal's Mariano Barreto as coach, the head of the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) said on Wednesday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League: Pahang 4 Sime Darby 1, Selangor 1 Lions XII 0, Terengganu 0 Perak 2, Armed Forces 4 PKNS 1.

Premier League: JDT II 2 UiTM FC 2.

FA Cup semi-finals (first leg May 5/6, second leg May 20/21): JDT v Pahang, Kelantan v Felda United.

AFC Cup: South China (Hkg) 4 Kelantan (Mas) 0, Selangor (Mas) 4 Maziya SC (Mdv) 1.

EPL Results & Standings

Manchester City 3 West Brom 1
Everton 2 Manchester Utd 0
Hull 0 Arsenal 3
Norwich 2 Liverpool 3
Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2
Tottenham 3 Fulham 1
Aston Villa 0 Southampton 0
Cardiff 1 Stoke 1 
Newcastle 1 Swansea 2 
West Ham 0 Crystal Palace 1 

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
35 52 80
35 41 75
Man City
34 56 74
35 21 70
35 23 69
35 2 63
Man Utd
34 16 57
35 5 49
35 -15 46
35 -10 44
Crystal Palace
35 -13 43
West Ham
35 -10 37
35 -4 36
34 -9 36
Aston Villa
34 -14 35
West Brom
34 -13 33
35 -28 32
35 -34 30
35 -42 30
34 -24 29
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

Saturday, April 26:
Southampton v Everton – 7.45pm
Fulham v Hull – 10pm
Stoke v Tottenham – 10pm
Swansea v Aston Villa – 10pm
West Brom v West Ham – 10pm

Sunday, April 27:
Manchester United v Norwich – 12.30am**
Sunderland v Cardiff – 7pm
Liverpool v Chelsea – 9.05pm
Crystal Palace v Manchester City – 11.10pm

Tuesday, April 29:
Arsenal v Newcastle – 3am**

Saturday, May 3:
West Ham v Tottenham – 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Hull – 10pm
Manchester Unted v Sunderland – 10pm
Newcastle v Cardiff – 10pm
Stoke v Fulham – 10pm
Swansea v Southampton – 10pm

Sunday, May 4:
Everton v Manchester City – 12.30am**
Arsenal v West Brom – 8.30pm
Chelsea v Norwich – 11pm

Tuesday, May 6:
Crystal Palace v Liverpool – 3am**

Wednesday, May 7:
Manchester United v Hull – 2.45am**

Thursday, May 8:
Sunderland v West Brom – 2.45am**
Manchester City v Aston Villa – 2.45am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Semi-finals first leg: Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0, Real Madrid 1 Bayern Munich 0.

Upcoming UCL Fixtures

Semi-finals second leg

Wednesday, April 30:
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid - 2.45am**

Thursday, May 1:
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid - 2.45am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

French Div 1: Paris St Germain 1 Evian 0, Toulouse 0 Lyon 0.
Leading standings: PSG 82, Monaco 72, Lille 64, St Etienne 57, Lyon 55.


NBA Championship

(Best-of-seven series)
Eastern Conference: Miami 101 Charlotte 97 (2-0).
Western Conference: Portland 112 Houston 105 (2-0), Dallas 113 San Antonio 92 (1-1).


Barcelona Open

Second round: Santiago Giraldo (Chi) bt Fabio Fognini (Ita) 6-0, 4-0 (rtd); Juergen Melzer (Aut) bt Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1); Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Albert Ramos (Spa) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4; Fernando Verdasco (Spa) bt Kenny De Schepper (Fra) 6-4, 6-3; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Alex Kuznetsov (Rus) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).

BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy

Second round: Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Jir Vesel (Cze) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) bt Carlos Berlocq (Arg) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Luks Rosol (Cze) bt Jarkko Nieminen (Fin) 6-2, 6-4; Gilles Simon (Fra) bt Victor Hanescu (Rom) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Grand Prix De SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

First round: Polona Hercog (Slo) bt Zhang Shuai (Chn) 6-2, 6-2.
Second round: Garbie Muguruza (Spa) bt Stefanie Vgele (Swi) 6-3, 6-2; Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) bt Lourdes Domnguez (Spa) 7-5, 6-2; Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Maryna Zanevska (Ukr) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Shahar Peer (Isr) bt Patricia Mayr (Aut) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3).

Stuttgart Grand Prix

First round: Flavia Pennetta (Ita) bt Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1; Ana Ivanovic (Srb) bt Sabine Lisicki (Ger) 6-1, 6-3; Julia Grges (Ger) bt Sorana Cirstea (Rom) 6-1, 7-5.
Second round: Alisa Kleybanova (Rus) bt Petra Kvitova (Cze) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3); Sara Errani (Ita) bt Kaia Kanepi (Est) 6-3, 6-3.


Lada Langkawi Championship

Leading final round scores (Malaysian unless stated):
269: Chan Shih-chang (Tai) 64-67-70-68; 270: Koh Deng Shan (Sin) 67-68-70-65; 271: Grant Jackson (Eng) 64-68-69-70; 272: Poosit Supupramai (Tha) 66-64-72-70; 273: Philip Matsson (Tha) 72-68-67-66, Pasamet Pogamnerd (Tha) 67-68-69-69, Masaru Takahashi (Jpn) 68-67-68-70; 274: Suppakorn Uthaipat (Tha) 69-69-69-67, Tirawat Kaewsiribandit (Tha) 68-69-69-68, Tseng Hong-sheng (Tai) 72-65-69-68, Blair Wilson (Aus) 68-66-70- 70; 275: Jakraphan Premsirigorn (Tha) 74-66-69-66, Jordan Sherratt (Aus) 69-72-67-67, Rattanon Wannasrichan (Tha) 68-69-70-68, Rizal Amin (Mas) 68-72-67-68; 276: Sattaya Supupramai (Tha) 66-72-72-66, Shaifubari Muda 69-68-72-67, Mitsuhiko Hashizume (Jpn) 68-69-70-69, Senroku Isa (Jpn) 69-64-70-73; 278: Konosuke Nakazato (Jpn) 69-69-70-70, B.K. Sobhani (US) 71-68-69-70.

RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open Golf Championship

(Third round not played due to rain)
Final round scores
Under-18: 136: Low Khai Jei (Prk) 68-68; 152: Danial Mohd Sidek (KRTU) 77-75; 152: T. Kishaan (Kota Permai GC) 76-76.
Under-15: 147: Lucas Yee 76-71 (Prk); 147: Galven Green (Prk) 74-73; 151: Bryan Teoh (MGA) 74-77.

Under-18: 141: Princess Mary Superal (Phi) 71-70; 159: Nyca Khaw (KRTU) 83-76; 161: S. Raesha (Kota Permai GC) 81-80.
Under-15: 148: Sofia Chabon (Phi) 76-72; 154: Chiara Arya (Ina) 79-75; 155: Winnie Ng (Prk) 78-77.


Asian Badminton Championships
Second round

Men’s singles: Wei Nan (Hkg) bt Lee Dong-keun (Kor) 21-8, 21-17; Lin Dan (Chn) bt Pham Cao Cuong (Vie) 21-13, 21-4; Liu Kai (Chn) bt Derek Wong Zi Liang (Sin) 21-14, 16-21, 21-14; R.M.V. Gurusaidutt (Ind) bt Wang Tzu-wei (Tpe) 17-21, 21-13, 21-19; Hsu Jen-hao (Tpe) bt P. Kashyap (Ind) 25-23, 21-17; Jong Soo-Hwang (Kor) bt Huang Chao (Sin) 21-19, 21-4; Song Xue (Chn) bt Park Sung-min (Kor) 21-8, 21-15; Sho Sasaki (Jpn) bt Shon Wan-ho (Kor) 21-18, 21-13.

Men’s doubles: Low Juan Shen-Nelson Heg Wei Keat (Mas) w.o. Tsai Chia-hsin-Lee Sheng-mu (Tpe); Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen (Chn) bt Kang Ji-wook-Choi Sol-kyu (Kor) 21-13, 18-21, 21-18; Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata (Jpn) bt Patiphat Chalardchaleam-Wannawat Ampunsuwan (Tha) 21-10, 21-15; Keigo Sonoda-Takeshi Kamura (Jpn) bt Zhang Wen-Wang Yilv (Chn) 19-21, 21-15, 21-17; Shi Longfei-Chen Zhuofu (Chn) bt Duong Bao Duc-Nguyen Hoang Nam (Vie) 21-17, 21-13; Chayut Triyachart-Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (Sin) bt Jung Bong-chan-Kim Dae-sun (Kor) 21-19, 21-18; Shin Baek-cheol-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) bt Teo Ee Yi-Chooi Kah Ming (Mas) 21-15, 21-12; Maneepong Jongjit-Nipitphon Puangpuapech (Tha) bt Lee Chun Hei-Chan Yun Lung (Hkg) 21-15, 21-17.

Women’s singles: Kim Hyo-min (Kor) bt Lim Yin Fun (Mas) 21-17, 21-8; Lee Jang-mi (Kor) bt Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (Tha) 19-21, 21-12, 21-14; Wang Shixian (Chn) bt Pai Hsiao-ma (Tpe) 21-17, 16-21, 21-19; P.V. Sindhu (Ind) bt Eriko Hirose (Jpn) 14-21, 21-13, 21-18; Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) bt Tee Jing Yi (Mas) 21-17, 21-12; Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Kaori Imabeppu (Jpn) 21-8, 21-18; Sayaka Takahashi (Jpn) bt Ratchanok Intanon (Tha) 21-18, 16-21, 21-14; Busanan Ongbumrungpan (Tha) bt Bae Yeon-ju (Kor) 22-24, 21-19, 21-15.

Women’s doubles: Ko A-ra-Yoo Hae-won (Kor) bt Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo (Mas) 21-15, 24-22; Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho (Mas) bt Hsieh Pei-chen-Cheng Wen-hsing (Tpe) 21-14, 21-14; Luo Ying-Luo Yu (Chn) bt Lee Meng Yean-Lim Yin Loo (Mas) 21-15, 21-11; Kim Ha-na-Jung Kyung-eun (Kor) bt Chau Hoi Wah-Poon Lok Yan (Hkg) 21-8, 21-9; Ashwini Ponnappa-Jwala Gutta (Ind) bt Duanganong Aroonkesorn-V.Kunchala (Tha) 21-11, 21-18; Ou Dongni-Xiong Mengjiang (Chn) bt Wang Rong-Zhang Zhibo (Mac) 16-21, 21-16, 21-9; Chan Tsz Ka-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) bt Kim So-young-Jang Ye-na (Kor) 22-20, 21-16; Zhong Qianxin-Huan Xia (Chn) bt Yao Lei-Shinta Mulia Sari (Sin) 11-21, 21-11, 23-21.

Mixed doubles: Zhang Wen-Hua Xia (Chn) bt Ko Sung-hyun-Kim Ha-nan (Kor) 21-16, 24-22; Chen Hung-ling-Cheng Wen-hsing (Tpe) bt Wong Wai Hong-Chan Hung Yung (Hkg) 21-11, 21-19; Choi Sol-kyu-Chae Yoo-jung (Kor) bt Nipitphon Puangpuapech-Puttita Supajirakul (Tha) 22-20, 21-14; Shin Baek-cheol-Jang Ye-na (Kor) bt Wang Yilv-Ou Dongni (Chn) 21-18, 21-19; Prapakamol Sudket-T. Saralee (Tha) bt Lin Chia-yu-Wang Pei-rong (Tpe) 21-8, 21-12; Yoo Yeon-seong-Eom Hye-won (Kor) bt Chen Zhoufu-Xiong Mengjing (Chn) 21-15, 21-14; Chan Yun Lung-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) bt Liao Min-chun-Chen Hsiao-huan (Tpe) 21-15, 13-21, 21-10; Lee Chun Hei-Chao Hoi Wah (Hkg) Takeshi Kamura-Koharu Yonemoto (Jpn) 21-13, 21-13.


World Championship

First round (best-of-19 frames): Marco Fu (Hkg) bt Martin Gould (Eng) 10-7; Barry Hawkins (Eng) bt David Gilbert (Eng) 10-4; Mark Allen (Nir) bt Michael Holt (Eng) 10-4; Judd Trump (Eng) bt Tom Ford (Eng) 10-8.


Tun Hanif Trophy Shooting Championships

10m air rifle individual: 1. Mohd Nurrahimin Abdul Halim (Pah) 201.5, 2. Razi Aizat Adzha (Prk) 201.3, 3. Mohd Shahril Sahak (Joh) 181.2.
Team: 1. Pahang 1813.2, 2. Perak 1807.7, 3. Armed Forces 1806.7
25m rapid fire pistol individual: 1. Hasli Izwan Amir Hasan (Prk) 27, 2. Mohd Riduan Mohd (For) 22, 3. Jasmi Mohd Zin (Nse) 12.
Team: 1. Armed Forces 1,648, 2. Selangor 1,638, 3. Pahang 1,606.
50m rifle three position individual: 1. Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim (Pah) 447.4, 2. Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi (For) 446.5, 3. Juain Izni Zamil (Sel) 435.3.
Team: 1. Armed Forces 1,721, 2. Pahang 1,699, 3. Terengganu 1,687

10m air rifle individual: 1. Zul Haziq Rosli (Kul) 615.8 (national junior record), 2. Mohd Nurrahimin Abdul Halim (Pah) 607.7, 3. Mohd Nabil Mashudi (Ter) 605.1.
Team: 1. Pahang 1793.5, 2. Terengganu 1791.8, 3. Perak 1783.3.
25m rapid fire pistol individual: 1. Jasmi Mohd Zin (Nse) 555, 2. Noor Aizam Nuqman Azlan (Sel) 552 (won on countback), 3. Eric Low Weichern (Pah) 552
Team: Selangor 1638, 2. Pahang 1,606
50m rifle three position individual: 1. Juain Izni Zamil (Sel) 571 (won on countback), 2. Aina Zahiran (Pah) 571, 3. Nurul Izzati Ali (Ter) 566.
Team: 1. Terengganu 1,687, 2. Pahang 1,686, 3. Selangor 1,666.


Sports Calendar


April 15-20: China Masters GP Gold – badminton
Jiangshu, China

April 19-May 5: World Snooker Championship
Sheffield, England

April 20: Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai, China

April 21-26: Irish Open – squash
Dublin, Ireland

April 21-27: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany

April 22 & 23: UEFA Champions League semi-finals (first leg)
Various locations

April 24: UEFA Europa League semi-finals

April 25-27: Heineken Cup semi-finals – rugby
Various locations

April 25-27: Commonwealth Games Invitational Competition – gymnastics

April 25-27: MAG and WAG Commonwealth Games Invitational Competition – gymnastics
Perth, Australia

April 25- May 4: Champions Challenge Hockey I

April 27: Argentina Grand Prix – MotoGP
Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 29 & 30: UEFA Champions League semi-finals (second leg)


May 1: UEFA Europa League semis – football

May 3: Yemen vs Malaysia – football

May 4: Spanish Grand Prix – MotoGP
Jerez, Spain

May 6 & 7: AFC Champions League round of 16 (first leg) – football
Various locations

May 9: Diamond League – athletics
Doha, Qatar

May 10-18: British Open (PSA and WSA) – squash
Hull, England

May 11: Spanish Grand Prix – Formula One
Barcelona, Spain

May 13-14: AFC Champions League round of 16 (second leg) – football
Various locations

May 14: UEFA Europa League final – football
Juventus Stadium, Italy

May 17: English FA Cup final – football
London, England

May 17: Diamond League – athletics
Shanghai, China

May 17 & 18: World Championships – diving
London, England

May 18: France Grand Prix – MotoGP
Le Mans, France

May 18-25: Thomas and Uber Cup Finals – badminton
New Delhi, India

May 21-June 1: Asian Cycling Championships

May 22-25: US PGA Championship – golf
Louisville, Kentucky

May 23: Rugby Union: Challenge Cup final
Cardiff, Wales

May 24: UEFA Champions League final – football
Lisbon, Portugal

May 24: Rugby Union: Heineken Cup final
Cardiff, Wales

May 24-June 4: Sukma (Malaysia Games)
Perlis, Malaysia

May 25: Monaco Grand Prix – Formula One
Monte Carlo

May 25- June 7: Rolland Garros – tennis
Paris, France

May 31-June 15: World Cup (men and women) – hockey
The Hague, Holland


May 24-June 4: Sukma (Malaysia Games)

June 1: Italy Grand Prix (MotoGP)
Mugello, Italy

June 3-8: Thailand Open GP Gold – badminton
Bangkok, Thailand

June 5: Diamond League – athletics
Rome, Italy

June 7: Diamond League – athletics
Eugene, US

June 7: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, United States v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland
Various locations

June 8: Canadian Grand Prix – Formula One
Montreal, Canada

June 9-14: Ageon Championships (ATP and WTA) – tennis
London, England

June 10-15: Japan Open (Superseries) – badminton
Tokyo, Japan

June 11: Diamond League – athletics
Oslo, Norway

June 11-15: Asian Team Championship - squash
Hong Kong

June 12-July 13: FIFA World Cup Finals – football

June 12-15: US Open – golf
Pinehurst, US

June 14: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, Canada v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland
Various locations

June 14: Diamond League – athletics
New York, US

June 15: Catalonia GP – MotoGP
Barcelona, Spain

June 17-22: Indonesia Open (Premier Superseries) – badminton
Jakarta, Indonesia

June 21: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, Argentina v Scotland
Various locations

June 22: Austrian Grand Prix – Formula One
Spielberg, Austria

June 23-July 5: Wimbledon (ATP and WTA) – tennis
Wimbledon, England

June 24-29: Australian Open (Superseries) – badminton
Sydney, Australia

June 25: End of the Malaysia Super League 2013-2014 season

June 28: Netherlands Grand Prix – MotoGP
Assen, Holland

June 29: Malaysia FA Cup Final – football
Kuala Lumpur