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England's Steven Gerrard squats on the pitch after their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match against Costa Rica at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo gestures during their English FA Cup quarter final soccer match against Wigan Athletic at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England March 9, 2014.   REUTERS/Phil Noble
Arsenal's Theo Walcott is stretchered off the pitch during their English FA Cup soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium in London, January 4, 2014.    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

England captain Gerrard retires from internationals

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Football Association (FA) Chairman Greg Dyke arrives at the Houses of Parliament in central London July 22, 2014. Dyke was due to give evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the bidding process for the World Cup tournament in 2022.      REUTERS/Toby Melville

English FA keeps up pressure on FIFA over Qatar

22 July 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - FIFA should review the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar if an investigation shows that corruption played a part in the winning bid, English Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke said on Tuesday.

Colombia's James Rodriguez scores a penalty shot during the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza July 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Real Madrid sign Colombian Rodriguez

22 July 2014

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday.

Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata reacts during their Spanish first division soccer match against Celta Vigo at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Juve new signing Morata out for seven weeks

22 July 2014

(Reuters) - Striker Alvaro Morata's 20 million euros (15.8 million pounds) move to Juventus has quickly turned sour after the Spaniard injured his knee in his first training session and was ruled out for seven weeks.

Juventus' Pablo Daniel Osvaldo reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match against Atalanta at the Juventus stadium in Turin May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Southampton ready to sell record signing Osvaldo

22 July 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Southampton are looking to sell their record signing Italian Dani Osvaldo who has been at St Mary's for less than a year, the Premier League club's new manager Ronald Koeman said.

Favorites tag leaves Selangor coach Durakovic baffled

22 July 2014

PETALING JAYA: Selangor’s perennial favourites tag in the M-League has left coach Mehmet Durakovic puzzled as the team gear up for the Malaysia Cup which begins on Aug 13.

Dutchman Advocaat to take over as Serbia coach – FA chief

22 July 2014

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Dutchman Dick Advocaat will take over as Serbia coach to lead the team's bid to qualify for the 2016 European Championship, the Balkan country’s Football Association (FSS) president Tomislav Karadzic told Reuters.

Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England

22 July 2014

(Reuters) - At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country's third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered.

Atletico Madrid's Tiago celebrates the goal of team mate Adrian Lopez (unseen) against Chelsea during their Champions League semi-final second leg football match at Stamford Bridge stadium in London April 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Tiago signs new two-year deal with Atletico

22 July 2014

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Portuguese midfielder Tiago has signed a new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday, ruling out a possible return to former club Chelsea.

Ivory Coast's Wilfried Bony (C) celebrates with his teammates Gervinho (R) and Yaya Toure after scoring a goal against Greece during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 24, 2014.     REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches

22 July 2014

(Reuters) - Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said.

Blackburn Rover's coach Steve Kean (R) reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Wigan Athletic in Blackburn, northern England May 7, 2012 in this file picture. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Kean closes in on first piece of silverware

22 July 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean remains on course to win his first trophy as a manager after his Brunei DPMM side edged past Geylang International on penalties to reach Friday's Singapore League Cup final.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

SUPER LEAGUE

ARMED FORCES 1 SIME DARBY 1
KELANTAN 2 TERENGGANU 3
SARAWAK 0 JDT 1
PKNS 2 SELANGOR 2
PERAK 3 PAHANG 0
T-TEAM 0 LIONS XII 1

PREMIER LEAGUE

JDT II 1 SABAH 0
PENANG 2 SPA PUTRAJAYA 2
POLICE 2 KEDAH 3
UiTM 1 NEGRI SEMBILAN 1
PERLIS 2 FELDA UNITED 3
DRB HICOM FC 1 PBAPP FC 1

EPL Results & Standings

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Man City (C)
38 65 86
Liverpool
38 51 84
Chelsea
38 44 82
Arsenal
38 27 79
Everton
38 22 72
Tottenham
38 4 69
Man Utd
38 21 64
Southampton
38 8 56
Newcastle
38 -16 49
Stoke
38 -7 50
Crystal Palace
38 -15 45
Swansea
38 0 42
West Ham
38 -11 40
Sunderland
38 -19 38
Aston Villa
38 -22 38
Hull
38 -15 37
West Brom
38 -16 36
Norwich (R)
38 -34 33
Fulham (R)
38 -45 32
Cardiff (R)
38 -42 30

C - champion
R - relegated

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

Season 2014/15 commences on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014.

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Champions League second qualifying round, first leg: Valletta FC (Mlt) 0 Qarabag (Aze) 1, Slovan Bratislava (Svk) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 0, BATE Borisov (Blr) 0 Skenderbeu (Alb) 0, FC Sheriff (Mda) 2 Sutjeska (Mne) 0, Zrinjski Mostar (Bih) 0 Maribor (Svn) 0, Santa Coloma (And) 0 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Isr) 1, Rabotnicki Skopje (Mkd) 0 HJK Helsinki (Fin) 0, Sparta Prague (Cze) 7 Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Cliftonville (Nir) 0 Debrecen (Hun) 0, Partizan Belgrade (Srb) 3 Torshavn (Fro) 0, Dinamo Zagreb (Cro) 2 Zalgiris (Ltu) 0, KR Reykjavik (Isl) 0 Celtic (Sco) 1.

Golf

British Open

Final round scores: 271: Rory McIlroy (Nir) 66-66-68-71; 273: Sergio Garcia (Spa) 68-70-69-66, Rickie Fowler (US) 69-69-68-67; 275: Jim Furyk 68-71-71-65; 276: Marc Leishman (Aus) 69-72-70-65, Adam Scott (Aus) 68-73-69-66; 277: Charl Schwartzel 71--67-72-67, Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 68-73-68-68; 278: Shane Lowry (Irl) 68-75-70-65, Graeme McDowell (Nir) 74-69-68-67, Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 74-66-68-70; 279: Ryan Moore (US) 70-68-73-68, Robert Karlsson (Swe) 69-71-70-69, Dustin Johnson (US) 71-65-71-72; 280: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 68-70-75-67, David Howell (Eng) 72-70-70-68, Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 70-72-70-68; 281: George Coatzee (Rsa) 70-69-74-68; 282: Angel Cabrera (Arg) 76-69-70-67, Keegan Bradley (US) 73-71-69-69, Chris Kirk (US) 71-74-68-69, Matteo Manassero (Ita) 67-75-68-72; 283: Chris Wood (Eng) 75-70-73-65, Phil Mickelson (US) 74-70-71-68, Justin Rose (Eng) 72-70-69-72; 284: Thomas Bjorn (Sew) 70-71-76-67, Ben Martin (US) 71-73-70-70, Brian Harman (US) 72-73-68-71, An Byeong-hun (Kor) 72-71-69-72, Jimmy Walker (US) 69-71-71-73, Darren Clarke (Nir) 72-72-67-73; 285: DA Points (US) 75-69-72-69, Hunter Mahan (US) 71-73-72-69, David Hearn (Can) 70-73-71-71, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 70-73-70-72; 286: Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 70-68-76-72, Jordan Spieth (US) 71-75-67-73, Branden Grace (Rsa) 71-72-69-74; 287: Brendon Todd (US) 73-73-74-67, Koumei Oda (Jpn) 69-77-74-67, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 72-73-73-69, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 69-74-73-71, Gary Woodland (US) 75-69-72-71, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 72-72-72-71, Kevin STADLER (US) 73-72-71-71, Marc Warren (US) 71-68-72-76; 288: Stewart Cink (US) 71-75-73-69, Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 75-69-74-70, Paul Casey (Eng) 74-71-73-70, Zach Johnson (US) 71-75-71-71; 289: Tom Watson (US) 73-73-75-68, Jason Dufner (US) 70-74-74-71, Bill Haas (US) 70-72-73-7; 290: Matt Kuchar (US) 73-71-74-72, Matt Jones (Aus) 71-74-72-73, Kevin Na (US) 76-70-70-74, Kevin Streelman (US) 72-74-69-7; 291: John Senden (Aus) 71-74-75-71, Ryan Palmer (US) 74-71-76-70, Brandt Snedeker (US) 74-72-71-74, Chris Rodgers (Eng) 73-71-73-74, Jason Day (Aus) 73-73-74-71, James McLeary (Sco) 73-73-75-70; 292: Billy Hurley (US) 73-72-76-71, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 75-71-73-73, Luke Donald (Eng) 73-73-71-75; 293: Brooks Koepka (US) 68-77-74-74, Charley Hoffman (US) 74-72-76-71; 294: Tiger Woods (US) 69-77-73-75; 296: Martin Kaymer (Ger) 73-72-72-79; 297: Matthew Every (US) 75-71-73-78; 298: Rhein Gibson (Aus) 72-74-74-78.

LPGA Marathon Classic

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 269: Lydia Ko (Nzl) 67-67-70-65; 270: Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 68-67-68-67; 272: Cristie Kerr 70-67-68-67; 273: Kelly Tan (Mas) 68-70-68-67, Katherine Kirk (Aus) 69-68-68-68, Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa) 66-68-68-71; 274: Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 71-68-70-65, Juleita Granada (Par) 68-72-68-66, Kris Tamulis 73-69-64-68, Lindsey Wright (Aus) 67-70-69-68, Mo Martin 67-71-67-69; 275: Rebecca Lee-Bentham (Can) 68-67-72-68, Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 68-72-67-68, Mirim Lee (Kor) 71-67-68-69; 276: Karine Icher (Fra) 73-67-73-63, Lexi Thompson 71-72-66-67, Candie Kung (Tpe) 70-67-69-70; 277: Tiffany Joh 71-72-67-67, Mariajo Uribe (Col) 67-70-71-69, Brittany Lang 70-66-69-72, Brooke Pancake 69-69-67-72, Austin Ernst 66-73-66-72, Jaye Marie Green 72-68-63-74, Laura Diaz 62-69-71-75; 278: Jennifer Rosales (Phi) 70-69-71-68, Jenny Shin (Kor) 72-70-67-69, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 70-68-70-70, Stacy Lewis 70-70-68-70, Meena Lee (Kor) 72-70-66-70, Brittany Lincicome 69-69-69-71, Marina Alex 69-69-69-71.

Tennis

ATP Atlanta Open
First round: Sam Querrey (US) bt Steve Johnson (US) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5. Dudi Sela (Isr) bt Donald Young (US) 6-3, 6-0.

ATP Croatian Open
First round: Borna Coric (Cro) bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) 6-2, 6-4; Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) bt Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.

ATP Swiss Open
First round: Federico Delbonis (Arg) bt Dustin Brown (Ger) 6-3, 6-3; Viktor Troicki (Srb) bt Dominic Thiem (Aut) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; Juan Monaco (Arg) bt Victor Hanescu (Rom) 6-4, 7-5; Andrey Golubev (Kaz) bt Inigo Cervantes (Spa) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

WTA Baku
First round: Stefanie Voegele (Swi) bt Alexandra Cadantu (Rom) 6-1, 6-4; Urszula Radwanska (Pol) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) 6-1 rtd; Katarzyna Piter (Pol) bt Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4; Bojana Jovanovski (Srb) bt Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (Aut) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3; Pauline Parmentier (Fra) bt Alexandra Dulgheru (Rom) 6-4, 6-1; Shahar Peer (Isr) bt Yvonne Meusburger (Aut) 6-2, 6-4.

WTA Nanchang
First round: Ilona Kremen (Blr) bt Mari Tanaka (Jpn) 6-1, 6-1; Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Tha) bt Hao Chen Tang (Chn) 6-2, 6-4; Qiang Wang (Chn) bt Ying-Ying Duan (Chn) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Nastja Kolar (Slo) bt Monique Adamczak (Aus) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; Lin Zhu (Chn) bt Su Jeong Jang (Kor) 6-3, 6-4; Luksika Kumkhum (Tha) bt Wushuang Zheng (Chn) 6-3, 6-3.

Cycling

Tour de France

*Monday is a rest day

Stage 15 (222km): 1. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KAT 4’56:43, 2. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM, 3. Peter Sagan (Svk) CAN, 4. Andr Greipel (Ger) LTB, 5. Mark Renshaw (Aus) OPQ, 6. Bryan Coquard (Fra) EUC, 7. Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) GRM, 8. Romain Feillu (Fra) BSE, 9. Michael Albasini (Swi) ORI, 10. Jack Bauer (Nzl) GRM, 11. Marcel Kittel (Ger) GIA, 12. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) SKY, 13. Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) ALM, 14. Jos Joaquin Rojas (Spa) MOV, 15. Niki Terpstra (Ned) OPQ, 16. Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM, 17. Jrgen Roelandts (Bel) LTB, 18. Nlson Oliveira (Por) LAM, 19. Cyril Lemoine (Fra) COF, 20. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC all same time.

Leading overall standings: 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) AST 66’49:37, 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 4:37 behind, 3. Romain Bardet (Fra) ALM 4:50, 4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 5:06, 5. Tejay Van Garderen (US) BMC 5:49, 6. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) ALM 6:08, 7. Bauke Mollema (Ned) BKN 8:33, 8. Leopold Knig (Cze) APP 9:32, 9. Laurens ten Dam (Ned) BKN 10:01, 10. Pierre Rolland (Fra) EUC 10:48, 11. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) LTB 11:02, 12. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) TRE 11:10, 13. Rui Costa (Por) LAM 12:57, 14. Frank Schleck (Lux) TRE 14:37, 15. Richie Porte (Aus) SKY 16:19, 16. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) OPQ 19:24, 17. Yury Trofimov (Rus) KAT 19:30, 18. Geraint Thomas (Bri) SKY 20:18, 19. Brice Feillu (Fra) BSE 21:00, 20. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) BKN 22:30.

Motorsport

German F1 Grand Prix

Final results: 1. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1’33:42.914, 2. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 20.789 behind, 3. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 22.530, 4. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 44.014, 5. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 52.467, 6. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 52.549, 7. Nico Hlkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:04.178, 8. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 1:24.711, 9. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 1 lap behind, 10. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1, 11. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1, 12. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 1, 13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 1, 14. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 1, 15. Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 1, 16. Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Caterham 2 laps, 17. Max Chilton (Bri) Marussia 2, 18. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Caterham 2.

Drivers’ overall standings: Nico Rosberg (Ger) 190 points, 2. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) 176, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) 106, 4. Fernando Alonso (Spa) 97.0, 5. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) 91, 6. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) 82, 7. Nico Hlkenberg (Ger) 69, 8. Jenson Button (Bri) 59, 9. Kevin Magnussen (Den) 37, 10. Felipe Massa (Bra) 30, 11. Sergio Perez (Mex) 29, 12. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) 19, 13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) 9, 14. Romain Grosjean (Fra) 8, 15. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) 6, 16. Jules Bianchi (Fra) 2.

Constructors’ overall standings: 1. Mercedes 366 points, 2. Red Bull 188, 3. Williams 121, 4. SFerrari 116, 5. Force India 98, 6. McLaren 96, 7. Toro Rosso 15, 8. Lotus 8, 9. Marussia 2. 

Badminton

Taiwan Open

All final

Men’s singles: Lin Dan (Chn) bt Wang Zhengming (Chn) 21-19, 21-14. 
Men’s doubles: Andrei Adistia-Hendra Aprida Gunawan (Ina) bt Junhui Li-Liu Yuchen (Chn) 21-14, 16-21, 21-16.
Women’s singles: Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Liu Xin (Chn) 21-13, 21-18.
Women’s doubles: Nitya Krishinda Maheswari-Greysia Polii (Ina) bt Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) 21-18, 21-11.
Mixed doubles: Liu Yuchen-Yu Xiaohan (Chn) bt Alfian Eko Prasetya-Annisa Saufika (Ina) 21-12, 21-14.

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Sports Calendar

July

June 23-July 5
Wimbledon Championships – tennis
London

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

July 3
Diamond League – athletics
Lausanne, Switzerland

July 6
British Grand Prix – Formula One
Silverstone

July 4-11
World Masters – squash
Hong Kong

July 5
Diamond League – athletics
Paris

July 5-27
Tour de France – cycling
England-France

July 8-13
US Open – badminton
New York

July 10-13
Women's Open – golf
Royal Birkdale, England

July 11-12
Diamond League – athletics
Glasgow, Scotland

July 11-13
German Grand Prix – MotoGP
Sachsenring

July 15-20
Chinese Taipei Open – badminton
Taipei City

July 15-20
Diving World Cup
Shanghai

July 17-20
The Open – golf
Liverpool, England

July 18
Diamond League – athletics
Monaco

July 20
German Grand Prix – Formula One
Hockenheim

July 23-Aug 3
Commonwealth Games
Glasgow

July 27
Hungarian Grand Prix – Formula One
Budapest

July 27-Aug 10
World Masters Championships – swimming
Montreal, Canada

August

July 23-Aug 3
Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Scotland

July 27-Aug 10
World Masters Championships – swimming
Montreal, Canada

Aug 4-10
Rogers Cup – tennis
Toronto

Aug 7-10
US PGA Championship – golf
Valhalla

Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
US

Aug 10
FA Community Shield – football
Wembley

Aug 10
Indianapolis GP – MotoGP
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

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
Czech Republic GP – MotoGP
Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich

Aug 31
British GP – MotoGP
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

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