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Heartache for Malaysia in Suzuki Cup final

20 December 2014

PETALING JAYA: It proved to be a bridge too far for Malaysia when they lost to Thailand 3-4 in aggregate despite winning the Suzuki Cup second leg final 3-2 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday night.

Police show force prior to Suzuki Cup final kick-off

20 December 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) kept to their word as the security at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil for the second leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup final was given the utmost importance.

Inter Milan's coach Roberto Mancini looks on before the start of his Italian Serie A soccer match against AS Roma at the Olympic stadium in Rome November 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Mancini positive Inter can finish third

20 December 2014

MILAN (Reuters) - Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini firmly believes his team will be challenging for a Champions League berth until the end of the season.

Manchester United's Michael Carrick (C) applauds the fans after a Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match against Olympiakos at Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, February 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Carrick replaces Fletcher as Man United vice-captain

20 December 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has replaced Darren Fletcher as the club's vice-captain.

FAM insist Kim Swee and Razip’s roles won’t overlap

20 December 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) insist national youth coaches Ong Kim Swee and Razip Ismail are not redundant.

Four out of five Olympic rings are seen lit up during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray

Five talking points for sports in 2014

20 December 2014

Five talking points for sports in 2014:

Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lifts the Golden Glove after being named as the best goalkeeper at the end of the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Germany triumphant, Brazil eclipsed in dramatic year

20 December 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - A superb World Cup featuring one of the greatest upsets in the sport's history, Germany's fourth title and the duel between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be the world's best were among the football highlights of 2014.

Brazil soccer fans walk in the rain after watching a broadcast of their team's loss against Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-final match, in Rio de Janeiro July 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Biggest sporting flops of 2014

20 December 2014

(Reuters) - Five of the biggest sporting flops from 2014:

Five best performances of 2014

20 December 2014

(Reuters) - Five best sporting performances of 2014:

Manchester City's goalkeeper Joe Hart celebrates at the end of their Champions League Group E soccer match against AS Roma at the Olympic stadium in Rome December 10, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

England keeper Hart signs extended deal with Man City

20 December 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League champions that will run until the end of the 2018/19 season, the club said on Friday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

AFF SUZUKI CUP

Final, first leg
Thailand 2 Malaysia 0

Fixture
Final, second leg
Malaysia vs Thailand – Saturday (Dec 20)
(National Stadium, Bukit Jalil)

EPL Results & Standings

Everton 3 QPR 1
Swansea 1 Tottenham 2
Man United 3 Liverpool 0
Arsenal 4 Newcastle 1
Burnley 1 Southampton 0
Leicester 0 Man City 1
Chelsea 2 Hull City 0
Sunderland 1 West Ham 1
Crystal Palace 1 Stoke City 1
West Brom 1 Aston Villa 0


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
16 23 39
Man City
16 19 36
Man Utd 16 12 31
West Ham 16 8 28
Southampton
16 12 26
Arsenal
16 9 26
Tottenham 16 -2 24
Newcastle 16 -4 23
Swansea 16 2 22
Everton 16 3 21
Liverpool 16 -3
21
Stoke City 16 -3 19
Aston Villa 16 -10 19
West Brom 16 -5 17
Sunderland 16 -10 16
Crystal Palace 16 -5 15
Burnley 16 -13
15
QPR 16 -13 14
Hull 16 -8 13
Leicester
16
-12 10
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Dec 20
Man City v Crystal Palace - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Man United - 11pm
Hull v Swansea - 11pm
QPR v West Brom - 11pm
Southampton v Everton - 11pm
Tottenham v Burnley - 11pm
West Ham v Leicester - 11pm

Sunday, Dec 21
Newcastle v Sunderland - 9.30pm
Liverpool v Arsenal - 12mn

Tuesday, Dec 23
Stoke v Chelsea - 4am**

Friday, Dec 26
Chelsea v West Ham - 8.45pm
Burnley v Liverpool - 11pm
Crystal Palace v Southampton - 11pm
Everton v Stoke - 11pm
Leicester v Tottenham - 11pm
Man United v Newcastle - 11pm
Sunderland v Hull - 11pm
Swansea v Aston Villa - 11pm
West Brom v Man City - 11pm

Saturday, Dec 27
Arsenal v QPR - 1.30am**

Sunday, Dec 28
Tottenham v Man United - 8pm
Southampton v Chelsea - 10.05pm
Aston Villa v Sunderland - 11pm
Hull v Leicester - 11pm
Man City v Burnley - 11pm
QPR v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Stoke v West Brom - 11pm
West Ham v Arsenal - 11pm
Newcastle v Everton - 11pm

Tuesday, Dec 30
Liverpool v Swansea - 4am**

Thursday, Jan 1
Stoke v Man United - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Hull v Everton - 11pm
Liverpool v Leicester - 11pm
Man City v Sunderland - 11pm
Newcastle v Burnley - 11pm
QPR v Swansea - 11pm
Southampton v Arsenal - 11pm
West Ham v West Brom - 11pm

Friday, Jan 2
Tottenham v Chelsea - 1.30am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Last 16 draw

(First leg ties on Feb 17-18, 24-25; Second leg on March 10-11, 17-18)

Paris St Germain (Fra) vs Chelsea (Eng)
Manchester City (Eng) vs Barcelona (Spa)
Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) vs Atletico Madrid (Spa)
Juventus (Ita) vs Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
Schalke (Ger) vs Real Madrid (Spa)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr) vs Bayern Munich (Ger)
Arsenal (Eng) vs Monaco (Fra)
FC Basel (Swi) vs FC Porto (Por)

Other Football Results

Dutch Div 1: SC Heerenveen 0 Den Haag 0.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 40, 2. Ajax 36, 3. FC Zwolle 29, 4. AZ Alkmaar 28, 5. Feyenoord 28.

English Championship: Millwall 0 Bolton 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bournemouth 39, 2. Middlesbrough 39, 3. Derby 38, 4. Ipswich 38, 5. Brentford 37.

French Div 1: Lens 2 Nice 0.
Leading standings: 1. Marseille 38, 2. Paris St Germain 37, 3. Lyon 36, 4. Saint-Etienne 33, 5. Bordeaux 31.

German Div 1: Mainz 05 1 Bayern Munich 2.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 45, 2. VfL Wolfsburg 31, 3. Borussia Moenchengladbach 27, 4. Bayer Leverkusen 27, 5. Schalke 04 26.

Italian Serie A: Cagliari 1 Juventus 3, Napoli 2 Parma 0.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 39, 2. Roma 35, 3. Lazio 26, 4.Sampdoria 26, 5. Genoa 26.

Portuguese Premier League: FC Porto 4 Vitoria Setubal 0.
Leading standings: 1. Benfica 34, 2. FC Porto 31, 3. Vitoria Guimaraes 28, 4. Sporting Braga 25, 5. Sporting Lisbon 24.

Spanish Div 1: Celta Vigo 0 Almeria 1.
Leading standings: 1. Real Madrid 39, 2. Barcelona 35, 3. Atletico Madrid 32, 4. Sevilla 30, Valencia 28.

Badminton

BWF WORLD SUPERSERIES FINALS

Men's singles

Group A: Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Den) bt Kenichi Tago (Jpn) 21-19, 21-16.
Group B: K.Srikanth (Ind) bt Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 21-18, 21-13.

Men's doubles

Group A: Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) bt Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) 21-16, 21-18; Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) bt Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-choel (Kor) 15-21, 21-15, 21-17.
Group B: Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin (Tpe) bt Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan (Chn) 21-11, 21-17; Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) bt Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin (Tpe) 21-8, 21-14.

Women's singles

Group A: Saina Nehwal (Ind) bt Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) 21-12, 21-18; Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Wang Shixian (Chn) 21-7, 21-11; Saina Nehwal (Ind) bt Bae Yeon-ju (Kor) 15-21, 21-7, 21-17.
Group B: Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Ratchanok Intanon (Tha) 21-15, 16-21, 21-12; Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) 19-21, 21-14, 21-17.

Women's doubles

Group A: Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) bt Chang Ye-na--Kim So-yeong (Kor) 21-15, 21-12;Jung Kyung-eun-Kim Ha-na (Kor) bt Christina Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) 21-5, 21-18.
Group B: Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Reika Kakiiwa-Miyuki Maeda (Jpn) 21-14, 21-11.

Mixed doubles

Group A: Michael Fuchs-Birgit Michels (Ger) bt Ko Sung-hyun-Kim Ha-na (Kor) 16-21, 21-19, 21-19; Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock (Eng) 21-14, 21-17.
Group B:  Liu Cheng-Bao Yixin (Chn) bt Sudket Prapakamol-Saralee Thoungthognkam (Tha) 21-7, 21-14; Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir (Ina) bt Sudket Prapakamol-Saralee Thoungthongkam (Tha) 21-16, 21-19.

Golf

AMBANK SPORTEXCEL INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Leading final round scores

Boys
10 and below category
242: Weerawish Narkprachar (Tha) 81-81-80, Chanachon Chokprajakchat (Tha) 82-85-75 (Weerawish won the playoff on first hole); 244: Tunyapat Sukkoed (Tha) 82-83-79.
11-12 category
228: Kim Gyeong-min (Kor) 72-76-80; 229: Harshjeet Singh (Ind) 72-77-80; 231: Nattabutara Sornkaew (Tha) 74-76-81.
13-14 category
219: Parathakorn Suyasri (Tha) 76-72-71; 221: Daeng Abdul Rahman Daeng Abdul Aziz (Mas) 71-70-80; 228: Yuji Sekito (Jpn) 77-74-77.
15-18 category
215: Leon D’Souza (Hkg) 72-72-71 (won the playoff on second hole), Naoki Sekito (Jpn) 67-74-74; 218: Amarin Kraivixien (Tha) 71-75-72.

Girls
10 and below category
248: Kokoro Ouchi (Jpn) 79-81-88; 255: Phannarai Meesom-us (Tha) 84-85-86; 263: Sarah Madzri (Mas) 86-93-84.
11-12 category
230: Zulaikah Nurziana Nasser (Mas) 76-76-78; 232: Unyamanee Wongaroon (Tha) 76-76-80; 241: Panchalika Arphamongkol (Tha) 80-80-81.
13-14 category
233: Jenny Ham (Tha) 78-77-78; 238: Pan Shan (Chn) 79-76-83; 242: Noramol Nuchsila (Tha) 90-76-76.
15-18 category
230: Siti Zulaikhaa Saari (Mas) 76-78-76; 232: Dong Linyu (Chn) 73-78-81; 240: Callista Chen (Sin) 79-82-79.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Portland 129 San Antonio 119 (OT), Cleveland 95 New Jersey 91, Chicago 103 Memphis 97, Oklahoma City 104 LA Lakers 103, Denver 109 LA Clippers 106, Washington 105 Miami 103, Toronto 110 Detroit 100, Boston 114 Minnesota 98, Charlotte 109 Philadelphia 91, Utah 101 Orlando 94.

AGONG CUP NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Semi-final
Men
Div One:
Malacca 88 KL 41, Police 93 Sarawak 47.
Div Two: Sabah 77 Kelantan 48, Negri Sembilan 45 Perak 44.
Women
Div One: Johor 61 Malacca 48, Selangor 59 Kuala Lumpur 56.

Squash

WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Semi-finals: Nicol David (Mas) bt Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy) 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5; Raneem El Welily (Egy) bt Alison Waters (Eng) 11-6, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5.

ROYAL LAKE CLUB OPEN

Final: Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas) bt Zahed Mohamed (Egy) 11-8, 11-4, 10-12, 11-9, 11-3.

Bowling

PESTA PENANG INTERNATIONAL BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

FINALS

(National squad unless stated)

Men's Open (22 games): 1. Mohd Rafiq Ismail 5215 pins, 2. Alex Liew 5057, 3. Muhd Nur Aiman 5034, 4. Mohd Haziq Sahli (Team Impact) 5027, 5. Zulmazran Zulkifli 4997, 6. Sam Cooley (Aus) 4947, 7. Ahmad Muaz Fishol 4849, 8. Mohd Amirul Shah (Joh) 4799, 9. Noor Afizal Azizan (Ked) 4787, 10. Teh Lit Qing (Sel) 4708, 11. Syimir Abdul Razak 4705, 12. Kuek Qi En (Sin) 4663.

Women's Open (20 games): 1. Anis Shazlin Zulkhisham (Pen) 4707 pins, Siti Safiyah Amirah 4444, 3. Dayang Khairuniza Dhiyana 4427, 4. Tannya Roumimper (Ina) 4330, 5. Sin Li Jane 4322, 6. Nur Syafiqah Datu Sajeli (Swk) 4284, 7. Syaidatul Afifah 4263, 8. Alisha Iman 4237, 9. Nerosha Keligit (National Youth) 4201, 10. Victoria Chin 4089.

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Sports Calendar

December

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

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 5-7
Track Cycling: World Cup
London 

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
Egypt

Dec 17-21
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals
Dubai

January 2015

ATHLETICS

Jan 2: Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, Japan
Jan 3: Xiamen International Marathon, China
Jan 18: Houston Marathon, USA
Jan 23: Dubai Marathon
Jan 25: Hong Kong Marathon; Osaka Women's Marathon, Japan
Jan 31: Karlsruhe-IAAF Indoor Meet, Germany

BADMINTON

Jan 13-18: Malaysia Masters, Kuching
Jan 15-18: Swedish Masters, Sweden
Jan 20-25: Syed Modi Championships, India
Jan 27-Feb 1: China International Challenge

BOWLING

Jan 2-11: Brunswick Ballmaster Open, Finland
Jan 11-18: Irish Open Championships, Dublin
Jan 15-26: Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, Thailand

CYCLING

Jan 17-25: Tour Down Under, Australia
Jan 17-18: Track Cycling World Cup, Colombia
Jan 29-Feb 1: New Zealand Cycle Classic

FOOTBALL

Jan 9-31: AFC Asian Cup, Australia
Jan 17-Feb 8: African Cup of Nations,Equatorial Guinea

GOLF

Jan 9-12: Tournament of Champions, Hawaii, USA
Jan 15-18: Sony Open, Hawaii, USA
Jan 22-25: Humana Challenge, California, USA
Jan 29-Feb 1: Phoenix Open, Arizona, USA

HOCKEY

Jan 17-25: World League Round 2 (Men), Singapore

MOTORSPORT

Jan 10: Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix, Argentina

SQUASH

Jan 2-6: British Junior Open, Sheffield, England
Jan 14-23: Tournament of Champions; New York, USA
Jan 21-26: Greenwich Open, Connecticut, USA
Jan 22-27: Motor City Open, Michigan, USA
Jan 27-Feb 1: Winnipeg Women's Open, Manitoba, Canada
Jan 29-Feb 3: Cleveland Classic, Ohio, USA

TENNIS

Jan 4-10: Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia
Jan 4-11: Brisbane International, Australia
Jan 5-11: Chennai Open, India
Jan 5-10: Qatar Open, Doha
Jan 12-17: Apia International Sydney, Australia
Jan 12-17: Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 19-Feb 1: Australian Open, Melbourne

February 2015

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Feb 1: NFL Superbowl, Arizona, USA

ATHLETICS

Feb 1: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Moscow, Russia
Feb 7: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Boston, USA
Feb 19: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 21: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Birmingham, Britain
Feb 22: Tokyo Marathon, Japan

BADMINTON

Feb 18-21: Austrian Open, Vienna
Feb 24-March 1: German Open, Mulheim an der Ruhr

CRICKET

Feb 14-March 29: World Cup, Australia and New Zealand

CYCLING

Feb 18-22: World Track Championships, TBA

DIVING

Feb 20-22: Diving Grand Prix, Germany

FOOTBALL

Feb 3- Aug 5: Copa Libertadores, various locations
Feb 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 First Leg, various locations
Feb 24-25: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations

GOLF

Feb 2-8: Farmers Insurance Open, California, USA
Feb 9-15: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, California, USA
Feb 23-March 1: The Honda Classic, Florida, USA

SQUASH

Feb 4-8: Delaware Open (Women), USA 
Feb 5-8: Swedish Open, Linkoping
Feb 24 - March 4: Windy City Open, Chicago, USA

TENNIS

Feb 2-8: Ecuador Open, Quito
Feb 2-8: Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France
Feb 2-8: Zagreb Indoors, Croatia
Feb 9-15: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Holland
Feb 9-15: Brazil Open, Sao Paulo
Feb 9-15: Memphis Open, USA
Feb 9- Nov 15: Fed Cup, various locations
Feb 16-22: Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 16-22: Delray Beach Open, USA
Feb 16-22: Open 13, Marseille, France
Feb 23-28: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, U.A.E
Feb 23-28: Mexico Open, Acapulco
Feb 23 - March 1: Argentina Open, Buenos Aires

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