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New Manchester United signings Radamel Falcao (L) and Daley Blind (R) pose with manager Louis Van Gaal during a photocall at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England September 11, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Daniel Sturridge (R) is challenged by Stefan Johansen during their international friendly soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London September 3, 2014.     REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal waves to fans as he arrives for their English Premier League football match against Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England October 26, 2014.    REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Bilbao rise to ninth thanks to dynamic Aduriz

22 November 2014

BARCELONA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - - Aritz Aduriz nodded the first goal and set up another as Athletic Bilbao beat Espanyol 3-1 to climb to ninth in La Liga on Friday.

Paris St Germain's Javier Pastore (L) celebrates his goal against Metz with his team mates (2nd L to R) Ezequiel Lavezzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Yohan Cabaye during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Metz November 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Late Lavezzi goal sends champions PSG to the top

22 November 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Champions Paris St Germain went top of Ligue 1 for the first time this season when Ezequiel Lavezzi's late goal earned a 3-2 win at Metz on Friday, the club's first victory there in 11 years.

Former Manchester United's manager David Moyes watches their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match against Bayern Munich in Munich, April 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Late kickoffs a culture shock for new Sociedad boss Moyes

22 November 2014

BARCELONA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - - New coach David Moyes says it will be something of a culture shock to have his first game in charge of struggling Real Sociedad at 10pm on a Saturday night, at Deportivo La Coruna.

Nimes chief quits amid match-fixing allegations

22 November 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Jean-Marc Conrad quit as president of Nimes on Friday following the recent allegations of match-fixing in Ligue 2 games last season.

England's Football Association Chairman David Triesman speaks during the first Respect and Fair Award ceremony at Wembley Stadium in London May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Sang Tan/POOL

Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

22 November 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti (L) and assistant Zinedine Zidane react during the Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Arena stadium in Munich, April 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Zidane coaching ban overturned

22 November 2014

BARCELONA Spain (Reuters) - Zinedine Zidane has had a three-month ban for coaching Real Madrid's B team without the correct licence overturned on appeal, the club confirmed on Friday.

Ronald Koeman gestures during their UEFA Champions League soccer match against Arsenal at The Emirates stadium in London November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

No backward steps for Koeman's attacking Saints

22 November 2014

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) - Second-placed Southampton will adopt a St Mary's mindset when they travel to Aston Villa on Monday, and will take the game to the hosts as they look to continue their impressive start to the Premier League season.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reacts during their English League Cup soccer match against Swansea City at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Liverpool's Rodgers unfazed by Selhurst Park return

22 November 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Brendan Rodgers says he is not haunted by the memories of throwing away a 3-0 lead against Crystal Palace last season, but after a poor start to the current campaign the Liverpool manager will not want to see a repeat performance at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

 Isco (R) fights for the ball with  Sami Khedira during their international friendly soccer match at Balaidos stadium in Vigo November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Ancelotti earmarks Khedira as replacement for injured Modric

22 November 2014

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said it was a big blow to lose Luka Modric to a long-term injury, but he hopes to have Sami Khedira fit to take his place in midfield against Eibar on Saturday.

Manchester's City's coach Manuel Pellegrini instructs his players during their Champions League soccer match against CSKA Moscow at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England November 5, 2014.   REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Next eight games crucial for Manchester City , says Pellegrini

21 November 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City must win their eight Premier League games before the end of the year if they are to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

AFF Suzuki Cup

Fixtures
Saturday (Nov22)
Group A
PHILIPPINES vs LAOS
(My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi - 5pm)
VIETNAM vs INDONESIA
(My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi - 8pm)

Sunday (Nov23)
Group B
MALAYSIA vs MYANMAR
(Jalan Besar Stadium - 5pm)
SINGAPORE vs THAILAND
(National Stadium, Kallang - 8pm)

EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
11 17 29
Southampton
11 18 25
Man City
11 10 21
West Ham
11 5 18
Swansea  11 4 18
Arsenal 
11 6 17
Man Utd
11 3 16
Newcastle
11 -2 16
Stoke 
11 -1 15
Everton 11 2 14
Liverpool  11 -1
14
Tottenham  11 -2 14
West Brom 11 -2 13
Sunderland  11 -7 12
Hull 11 -2 11
Aston Villa 11 -11 11
C. Palace 11 -6 9
Leicester
11 -7 9
QPR
11
-11 8
Burnley
11 -13 7
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Nov 22
Chelsea v West Brom - 11pm
Everton v West Ham - 11pm
Leichester v Sunderland - 11pm
Man City v Swansea - 11pm
Newcastle v QPR - 11pm
Stoke v Burnley - 11pm

Sunday, Nov 23
Arsenal v Man United - 1.30am**
Crystal Palace v Liverpool - 9.30pm
Hull v Tottenham - 12mn

Tuesday, Nov 25
Aston Villa v Southampton - 4am**

Saturday, Nov 29
West Brom v Arsenal - 8.45pm
l Burnley v Aston Villa - 11pm
Liverpool v Stoke - 11pm
Man United v Hull - 11pm
QPR v Leicester - 11pm
Swansea v Crystal Palace - 11pm
West Ham v Newcastle - 11pm

Sunday, Nov 30
Sunderland v Chelsea - 1.30am**
Southampton v Man City - 9.30pm
Tottenham v Everton - 12mn

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Week 4 matches

Group A: Juventus (Ita) 3 Olympiakos (Gre) 2, Malmo (Swe) 0 Atletico Madrid (Spa) 2.
Group B: Basel (Swi) 4 Ludogorets (Bul) 0, *Real Madrid (Spa) 1 Liverpool (Eng) 0.
Group C: Zenit (Rus) 1 Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) 2, Benfica (Por) 1 Monaco (Fra) 0.
Group D: Arsenal (Eng) 3 Anderlecht (Bel) 3, *Dortmund (Ger) 4 Galatasaray (Tur) 1.
Group E: Man City (Eng) 1 CSKA Moscow (Rus) 2, *Bayern Munich (Ger) 2 AS Roma (Ita) 0.
Group F: *PSG (Fra) 1 Apoel (Cyp) 0, Ajax (Ned) 0 *Barcelona (Spa) 2.
Group G: S. Lisbon (Por) 4 Schalke (Ger) 2, Maribor (Slo) 1 Chelsea (Eng) 1.
Group H: S. Donetsk (Ukr) 5 Bate (Blr) 0, Athletic Bilbao (Spa) 0 *Porto (Por) 2.

*Qualified teams for last 16

Other Football Results

England Championship: Brentford 2 Fulham 1, Cardiff 2 Reading 1.
Leading standings: 1. Derby 32, 2. Bournemouth 31, 3. Middlesbrough 31, 4. Brentford 31, 5. Ipswich 30.

French Div 1: Metz 2 Paris St Germain 3.
Leading standings: 1. Paris St Germain 30, 2. Marseille 28, 3. Lyon 26, 4. Bordeaux 24, 5. Nantes 23.

Spanish Div 1: Athletic Bilbao 3 Espanyol 1.
Leading standings: 1. Real  Madrid 27, 2. Barcelona 25, 3. Valencia 24, 4. Atletico Madrid 23, 5. Sevilla 23.

Badminton

Hong Kong Open

Semi-finals

Men’s singles: Chen Long (Chn) bt K. Srikanth (Ind) 21-17, 19-21, 21-6.

Women’s singles: Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn) bt Carolina Marin (Spa) 21-13, 21-9.

Women’s doubles: Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) bt Nitya Krishinda Maheswari-Gerysia Polli (Ina) 21-16, 21-15.

Mixed doubles: Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock (Eng) 21-12, 21-10.

Golf

Australian Masters

Leading third round scores (Australia unless stated): 208: Paul Spargo 70-67-71; 209: Michael Wright 67-68-74; 210: Lucas Herbert 75-70-65, Nick Cullen 73-71-66, James Nitties 72-71-67; 211: Geoff Ogilvy 69-71-71, Josh Younger 70-70-71; 212: Chris Campbell 72-74-66, Nick O’Hern 76-69-67, Adam Bland 75-68-69, Kim Felton 71-70-71, Adam Scott 73-68-71, Aron Price 68-73-71, Matthew Griffin 71-69-72, Matthew Guyatt 70-69-73; 213: Rohan Blizard 74-71-68, Matthew Millar  74-70-69, Brett Rumford 74-68-71, Daniel Valente 72-70-71, Jarrod Lyle 72-70-71, Bryden Macpherson 70-71-72, Peter Wilson 70-71-72, Mathew Goggin 71-69-73.

LPGA Tour Championship

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 137: Julieta Granada (Par) 66-71, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 70-67; 138: Morgan Pressel 72-66; 139: Michelle Wie 72-67, Sarah Jane Smith (AUS) 70-69, Sandra Gal (Ger) 68-71; 140: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 70-70, Chella Choi (Kor) 71-69; 141: Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 74-67; 142: Brittany Lang 74-68, Belen Mozo (Spa) 69-73, Jenny Shin (Kor) 72-70, Jennifer Johnson 73-69, Lydia Ko (Nzl) 71-71; 143: Cristie Kerr 73-70, Catriona Matthew (Bri) 75-68, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 71-72, Karine Icher (Fra) 72-71, Brittany Lincicome 72-71, Park Hee-young (Kor) 70-73, Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 71-72, I.K. Kim (Kor) 71-72, Stacy Lewis 69-74, Shanshan Feng (Chn) 74-69, Lexi Thompson 71-72, Caroline Hedwall (Swe) 69-74, Lee Il-hee (Kor) 71-72.

DP World Tour Championship

Leading second round scores: 134: Henrik Stenson (Swe) 68-66; 136: Danny Willett (Eng) 69-67, Richie Ramsay (Sco) 67-69, Rory McIlroy (Nir) 66-70; 137: Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa) 73-64, Justin Rose (Eng) 71-66, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 70-67, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 67-70, Shane Lowry (Irl) 66-71; 138: David Howell (Eng) 71-67, Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 70-68; 139: Branden Grace (Rsa) 72-67, Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 71-68, Robert Karlsson (Swe) 71-68, Hennie Otto (Rsa) 71-68, Joost Luiten (Ned) 70-69; 140: Darren Fichardt (Rsa) 72-68, Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 72-68, Thomas Bjorn (Den) 71-69, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 71-69, George Coetzee (Rsa) 70-70, Louis Ooosthuizen (Rsa) 69-71; 141: Martin Kaymer (Ger) 72-69, Romain Wattel (Fra) 71-70, Lee Westwood (Eng) 70-71.

Resorts World Manila Masters

Leading third round scores: 199: Mardan Mamat (Sin) 65-68-66; 203: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 66-69-68; 204: Lionel Weber (Fra) 70-70-64; 206: Berry Henson (US) 74-68-64, Nicholas Fung (Mas) 69-69-68; 207: Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 70-73-64, Paul Peterson (US) 68-70-69, Hung Chien-yao (Tpe) 67-71-69; 208: Prom Meesawat (Tha) 73-72-63, Javi Colomo (Spa) 69-69-70, Daisuke Kataoka (Jpn) 65-73-70, Danny Chia (Mas) 66-71-71.

Tennis

Davis Cup Final

France 1 Switzerland 1: (Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Stanislas Wawrinka 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6; Gael Monfils bt Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)

Motorsport

Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Practice One (Top 10): 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 1:43.476, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1:43.609, 3. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:45.184, 4. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:45.334, 5. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:45.361, 6. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) STR-Renault 1:45.718, 7. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) STR-Renault 1:45.835, 8. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams-Mercedes 1:45.913, 9. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India-Mercedes 1:45.983, 10. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India-Mercedes 1:46.030.
Basketball

NBA Championship

Phoenix 122 Philadelphia 96, Washington 91 Cleveland 78, Orlando 105 Charlotte 100, Atlanta 99 Detroit 89, Toronto 124 Milwaukee 83, San Antonio 121 Minnesota 92, Memphis 117 Boston 100, New Jersey 94 Oklahoma City 92, Dallas 140 LA Lakers 106, Golden State 101 Utah 88, Portland 105 Chicago 87, Denver 117 New Orleans 97.

Hockey

Malaysia Hockey League

TERENGGANU 4 TENAGA 2
UNIKL 3 SAPURA 3
MAYBANK 1 KLHC 5

Sunday
TERENGGANU vs MAYBANK – 5pm
(Kuala Terengganu Hockey Stadium)
KLHC vs SAPURA – 6pm
TENAGA vs UNIKL – 8pm
(National Hockey Stadium, Bukit Jalil)

Squash

Men’s World Championship

Final: Ramy Ashour (Egy) bt Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) 13-11, 7-11, 5-11, 11-5, 14-12.

IJM Land Penang Women’s Open

Final: Delia Arnold (Mas) bt Rachael Grinham (Aus) 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8.

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Sports Calendar

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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