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Real Madrid's players celebrate a goal during their Spanish Super Cup first leg soccer match against Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League Cup soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Manchester United's new signing Angel Di Maria (L) poses for a photograph with his shirt and with manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England  August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Jul 29, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Manchester United midfielder Wilfried Zaha (29) reacts after missing a shot in the second half against Inter Milan at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Holders Real face Liverpool in Champions League

Ronaldo wins another European award for his museum

Van Gaal warns against expecting Di Maria 'miracle'

Crystal Palace re-sign winger Zaha on loan

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Udinese sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Evangelista

29 August 2014

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Serie A club Udinese have signed Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Evangelista for 4 million euros (3.18 million pounds), the Brazilian club said on their website (www.saopaulofc.net) on Thursday.

Alex Horne, CEO of the English Football Association addresses a news conference after a meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at the the FIFA headquarters in Zurich March 1, 2014.  Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

England organise prestige friendly versus world champions

29 August 2014

MONACO (Reuters) - England's great football rivalry with Germany will be rekindled over the next two years after the English FA announced on Thursday it had organised four high profile friendlies against Germany, Spain, Italy and France.

Factbox - Champions League draw reaction

29 August 2014

(Reuters) - Reaction to the draw for the Champions League Group Stage made in Monaco on Thursday:

Leeds sack manager Hockaday after six games

29 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Leeds United have sacked manager David Hockaday after only six games in charge, the Championship (second tier) club announced on Thursday.

No more changes to Nations Cup venues say CAF

29 August 2014

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Confederation of African Football have ruled out any more venue changes for next week’s African Nations Cup qualifiers in the wake of requests by several countries to move matches following the Ebola virus outbreak and stadium violence in Algeria.

Ivory Coast's Renard keeps World Cup core at start of new era

29 August 2014

ABIDJAN, (Reuters) - Ivory Coast’s new coach Herve Renard kept 17 players from the World Cup campaign in his first squad for next month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers.

Juventus' Andrea Pirlo scores a penalty kick against the Singapore Selection side at the National Stadium at the Singapore Sports Hub August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Pirlo ruled out for a month with hip injury

29 August 2014

ROME (Reuters) - Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo has been ruled out for the first month of the season with a hip injury, the Serie A champions said on Thursday.

Forces to face ‘bogey team’ JDT

28 August 2014

PETALING JAYA: Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) have become Armed Forces’ bogey team. JDT have not been able to get the better of the Gladiators in five previous meetings since last year.

Chelsea's Diego Costa (L) fights for the ball with Vitesse Arnhem's Guram Kashia during their friendly soccer match in Arnhem July  30, 2014. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos

Diego Costa injured in Chelsea training - club source

28 August 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea striker Diego Costa has suffered a minor muscular injury in training but has not yet been ruled out of Saturday's league visit to Everton, sources at the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Police sharpshooter Bobby gets call-up for Asiad

28 August 2014

PETALING JAYA: Police striker Bobby Gonzales is one of the over-aged players selected for the national Under-23 squad for the Incheon Asian Games in South Korea next month.

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  1. Xuerui: Let Saina beat me first, then we can talk
  2. Easy for Chong Wei, Malaysian women all out
  3. Police qualify for Malaysia Cup quarters
  4. Big blow as V Shem walks out with back injury
  5. Lang brightens up world meet with new looks
  6. Saina hopes BWF will set limit to China’s women shuttlers
  7. Man United thrashed 4-0 by MK Dons in League Cup
  8. United's Van Gaal says Di Maria won't provide instant fix
  9. Play with partners of different races at academy’s Merdeka meet
  10. Chong Wei signals intent with devastating first round win

Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group B: Kedah 2 Sarawak 1, Perak 1 Terengganu 1.
Group D: Selangor 1 Sime Darby 2, T-Team 1 Police 2.

EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

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

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Aug 30
Burnley v Man Utd - 7.45pm
Man City v Stoke - 10pm
Newcastle v Crystal Palace - 10pm
QPR v Sunderland - 10pm
Swansea v West Brom - 10pm
West Ham v Southampton - 10pm

Sunday, Aug 31
Everton v Chelsea - 12.30am**
Aston Villa v Hull - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Liverpool - 8.30pm
Leicester v Arsenal - 11pm

Saturday, Sept 13
Arsenal v Man City - 7.45pm
Chelsea v Swansea - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Burnley - 10pm
Southampton v Newcastle - 10pm
Stoke v Leicester - 10pm
Sunderland v Tottenham - 10pm
West Brom v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 14
Liverpool v Aston Villa - 12.30am**
Man Utd v QPR - 11pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League draw

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

Other Football Results

AFC Champions League quarter-finals second leg: FC Seoul (Kor) 0 Pohang Steelers (Kor) 0 (after extra time, FC Seoul win 3-0 on penalties), Guangzhou Evergrande (Chn) 2 Western Sydney Wanderers (Aus) 1 (aggregate 2-2, Western Sydney Wanderers win on away goals rule).

Champions League playoff, second leg: Malmo (Swe) 3 Salzburg (Aut) 0 (Malmo win 4-2 on aggregate), Arsenal (Eng) 1 Besiktas (Tur) 0 (Arsenal win 1-0 on aggregate), Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) 4 FC Copenhagen (Den) 0 (Bayer Leverkusen win 7-2 on aggregate), Athletic Bilbao (Spa) 3 Napoli (Ita) 1 (Athletic Bilbao win 4-2 on aggregate), Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) 1 Steaua Bucharest (Rom) 0 (aggregate 1-1, Ludogorets Razgrad win 6-5 on penalties).

English League Cup second round: Aston Villa 0 Leyton Orient 1, Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3, Bradford City 2 Leeds United 1, Burton Albion 1 Queens Park Rangers 0, Stoke City 3 Portsmouth 0.

Badminton

World Championships

SECOND ROUND
Men’s singles: Wei Nan (Hkg) bt Dinuka Karunaratna (Srl) 19-21, 21-16, 21-13; Chen Long (Chn) bt Marc Zwiebler (Ger) 21-11, 21-10; Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Dieter Domke (Ger) 21-12, 21-9; Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) bt Vladimir Malkov (Rus) 21-16, 21-13; Chou Tien-chen (Tpe) bt Sho Sasaki (Jpn) 21-16, 21-19; Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt Erik Meijs (Ned) 21-9, 21-10; Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Tha) bt Ajay Jayram (Ind) 21-17, 21-14; K. Srikanth (Ind) bt Rajiv Ouspeh (Eng) 21-18, 21-13; Nguyen Tien Minh (Vie) bt Pablo Abian (Spa) 21-7, 19-21, 21-10; Eric Pang (Hol) bt Tian Houwei (Chn) 21-15, 21-16.

Men’s doubles: Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) bt Peter Kaesbauer-Josche Zurwonne (Ger) 21-11, 21-12; Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) bt Pranaav Jerry Chopra-Akshay Dewalkar (Ind) 21-15, 21-17; Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) bt Lukasz Moren-Wojciech Szkudlarczyk (Pol) 18-21, 21-14, 21-19; Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) bt Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart (Tha) 21-8, 21-16; Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Markis Kido (Ina) bt Berry Angriawan-Ricky Karanda Suwardi (Ina) 21-15, 23-25, 21-9; Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan (Chn) bt Chris Langridge-Peter Mills (Eng) 21-14, 21-11; Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) bt Raymond Tam-Glenn Warfe (Aus) 21-10, 21-14; Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) bt Robin Middleton-Ross Smith (Aus) 22-20, 21-10; Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) bt Chen Hung-ling-Lu Chia-pin (Tpe) 21-18, 22-20.

Selected Malaysians
Women’s singles: Carolina Marin (Spa) bt Tee Jing Yi 21-18, 16-21, 21-10.
Women’s doubles: Line Damkjaer Kruse-Marie Roepke (Den) bt Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei 21-16, 11-21, 21-10; Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek (Hol) bt Ng Hui Lin-Ng Hui Ern 21-17, 22-20; Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) bt Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho 21-4, 21-16.

THIRD ROUND
Men’s singles: Wang Zhengmin (Chn) bt Wei Nan (Hkg) 21-15, 21-18.
Men’s doubles: Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-choel (Kor) bt Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) 23-21, 21-17.
Women’s singles: Saina Nehwal (Ind) bt Sayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 14-21, 21-18, 21-12; Li Xuerui (Chn) bt Li Han (Chn) 21-9, 21-17; Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) bt Michelle Li (Hkg) 21-6, 21-11; Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Lindaweni Fanetri (Ina) 21-10, 21-16.
Women’s doubles: Qian Ting-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt A. Duanganong-V. Kunchala (Tha) 21-13, 21-12; Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) bt Jung Kyung-eun-Kim Ha-na (Kor) 21-12, 21-18.
Mixed doubles: Cheng Liu-Bao Yixin (Chn) bt Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock (Eng) 21-16, 26-24; Lee Chun Hei-Chau Hoi Wah (Hkg) bt Michael Fuchs-Birgit Michels (Ger) 21-18, 16-21, 21-8.

Golf

SapuraKencana National Qualifier

Leading final round scores
213: Danny Chia 66-76-71, Khor Kheng Hwai 74-69-70 (Danny wins on first playoff hole); 217: Mohd Azman 72-73-72, Mohd Rizal Amin 72-72-73; 219: M. Sasidaran 75-75-69, Mohd Sukree 76-72-71, Airil Rizman 71-75-73.

Tennis

US Open

Men’s singles
First round: Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) 6-3, 6-4, 6-3; Martin Klizan (Svk) bt Steve Darcis (Bel) 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, 6-4; Alexander Kudryavtsev (Rus) bt Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Teimuraz Gabashvili (Rus) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Feliciano Lopez (Spa) bt Ivan Dodig (Cro) 1-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 1-1 rtd; Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 4-1 rtd; Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt Luks Lacko (Svk) 6-3, 6-3, 6-2; Ernests Gulbis (Lat) bt Kenny De Schepper (Fra) 6-1, 6-4, 6-2; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 6-3, 3-1 rtd; Illya Marchenko (Ukr) bt Marco Chiudinelli (Swi) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (15-13), 7-6 (7-4); Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) bt Dusan Lajovic (Srb) 6-3, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Pablo Cuevas (Uru) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; Dudi Sela (Isr) bt Carlos Berlocq (Arg) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5; David Goffin (Bel) bt Niels Desein (Bel) 6-1, 6-3, 6-3; Joao Sousa (Por) bt Frank Dancevic (Can) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2).
Second round: Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1); Blaz Kavcic (Slo) bt Jeremy Chardy (Fra) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.

Women’s singles
Second round: Angelique Kerber (Ger) bt Alla Kudryavtseva (Rus) 6-2, 6-4; Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Kurumi Nara (Jpn) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; Johanna Larsson (Swe) bt Sloane Stephens (USA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; Jelena Jankovic (Srb) bt Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) 7-5, 6-4; Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Zheng Saisai (Chn) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Alize Cornet (Fra) bt Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) 6-3, 6-3; Roberta Vinci (Ita) bt Irina-Camelia Begu (Rom) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1; Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 6-3, 6-4; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Alexandra Dulgheru (Rom) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Sabine Lisicki (Ger) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-4, 6-1; Andrea Petkovic (Ger) bt Monica Puig (Pur) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Blr) 6-3, 6-4; Sara Errani (Ita) bt Anastasia Rodionova (Aus) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2); Venus Williams (USA) bt Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) 6-1, 6-4; Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) bt Shahar Peer (Isr) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-2; Simona Halep (Rom) bt Jana Cepelova (Svk) 6-2, 6-1.

Motorsport

Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

308km (44 laps):1. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1’24:36.556, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 3.383 seconds behind, 3. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 28.032, 4. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 36.815, 5. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 52.196, 6. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 54.262, 7. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 54.580, 8. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:01.162, 9. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:04.293, 10. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1:05.347, 11. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:05.697, 12. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 1:11.920, 13. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1:15.975, 14. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Sauber 1:22.447, 15. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 1:30.825, 16. Max Chilton (Bri) Marussia 1 lap, 17. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Caterham 1 lap, 18. Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 5 laps.

Drivers’s standings: 1. Nico Rosberg (Ger) 220pts, 2. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) 191, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) 156, 4. Fernando Alonso (Spa) 119, 5. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) 110, 6. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) 98, 7. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) 69, 8. Jenson Button (Bri) 66, 9. Kevin Magnussen (Den) 45, 10. Felipe Massa (Bra) 40, 11. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) 39, 12. Sergio Perez (Mex) 31, 13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) 11, 14. Romain Grosjean (Fra) 8, 15. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) 7, 16. Jules Bianchi (Fra) 2.

Constructors’ standings: 1. Mercedes 411pts, 2. Red Bull Racing 254, 3. Ferrari 158, 4. Williams 150, 5. McLaren 111, 6. Force India 100, 7. Toro Rosso 18, 8. Lotus 8, 9. Marussia 2.


Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix

Race results
CP130:1.Norizman Ismail (Honda) 14’56.458s, 2.Mohd Zamri Baba (Honda) 14’57.576s, 3.Mohd Adib Rosley (Yamaha) 15’00.359s, 4.Mohd Affendi Rosli (Yamaha) 15’04.563s,5.Sasitharen Sukumaran (Honda) 15’04.833s.

Overall Standings:1.Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi (Honda) 100 points 2.Norizman Ismail (Honda) 98 points 3.Mohd Affendi Rosli (Yamaha) 76 points 4.Ahmad Afif Amran (Yamaha) 73 points 5.Ahmad Fazli Sham (Yamaha) 61 points.

CP115: 1. Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 49.127, 2. Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 49.280, 3. Elly Idzlianizar Ilias (Honda) 49.355, 4. Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 49.493, 5. Ahmad Abdul Kadir (Yamaha) 49.763.

CP115:1.Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 12’03.041s, 2.Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 12’04.000s, 3.Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal (Yamaha) 12’05.092s, 4.Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (Yamaha) 12’11.953s, 5.Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 12’19.022s.

Overall Standings: 1.Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal (Yamaha) 119 points, 2.Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 112 points, 3.Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (Yamaha) 88 points, 4.Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 83 points, 5.Mohd Syafiq Rosli 63 points.

Squash

Hong Kong Open

Second round
Men: Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Fares Dessouki (Egy) 11-4, 11-3, 11-7; Daryl Selby (Eng) bt Zahed Mohamed (Egy) 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5; Simon Rosner (Ger) bt Alfredo Avila (Mex) 11-2, 11-3, 11-6; Tarek Momen (Egy) Shaun Le Roux (Rsa) 12-10, 7-11, 13-11, 11-6.
Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Emma Beddoes (Eng) 11-4, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7; Joey Chan (Hkg) bt Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy) 11-8, 13-11, 11-7; Amanda Sobhy (US) by Victoria Lust (Eng) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6; Camille Serme (Fra) bt Jenny Duncalf (Eng) 11-13, 6-11, 11-4, 11-3, 12-10; Alison Waters (Eng) bt Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) 11-7, 11-9, 11-9; Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Low Wee Wern (Mas) 11-8, 7-11, 11-3, 7-11, 11-5; Rachael Grinham (Aus) bt Annie Au (Hkg) 9-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-9; Laura Massaro (Eng) bt Nouran Gohar (Egy) 11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9.

Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit

Men
Quarter-finals: Karim Ali Fathi (Egy) bt Ravi Dixit (Ind) 16-14, 11-2, 11-4; Shehab Essam Hosny (Egy) bt Ahmad Alsarraj (Jor) 11-5, 13-15, 12-10, 11-8; Harinderpal Sandhu (Ind) bt Sanjay Singh Chal (Mas) 11-4, 11-4, 11-9; Ramit Tandon (Ind) bt Ammar Altamimi (Kuw) 13-11, 11-6, 8-11, 7-11, 11-8.
Women
First round: Menna Nasser (Egy) bt Aika Azman (Mas) 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 12-10; Chloe Mesic (Fra) w.o. Sachika Ingle (Ind); Teh Min Jie (Mas) bt S. Sivasangari (Mas) 11-9, 8-11, 11-1, 11-3.
Quarter-finals: Menna Nasser (Egy) bt Lisa Aitken (Eng) 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 10-12, 11-7; Cheyna Tucker (Rsa) bt Vanessa Raj (Mas) 11-9, 3-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3; Nadine Shahin (Egy) bt Chloe Mesic (Fra) 10-12, 11-4, 11-0, 11-7; Deon Saffery (Wal) bt Teh Min Jie (Mas) 11-6, 11-9, 11-9.

Cycling

Tour of Spain

Fifth Stage (180km): 1. John Degenkolb (Ger) 4’41:47, 2. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) same time, 3. Moreno Hofland (Ned), 4. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) s.t., 5. Paul Martens (Ger), 6. Lloyd Mondory (Fra), 7. Philippe Gilbert (Bel), 8. Vicente Reynes (Spa), 9. Kristian Sbaragli (Ita), 10. Roberto Ferrari (Ita) all same time.

Leading overall standings: 1. Michael Matthews (Aus) 18’12:31, 2. Nairo Quintana (Col) at 13sec, 3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) 20, 4. Rigoberto Uran (Col) 24, 5. Damiano Caruso (Ita) 26, 6. Esteban Chaves (Col) 26, 7. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) 29, 8. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) 32, 9. Alberto Contador (Spa) 32, 10. Robert Gesink (Ned) 32.

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Sports Calendar

August


Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
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, Germany

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
MotoGP - Czech Republic GP,Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham, England

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich, Switzerland

Aug 31
MotoGP – British GP, 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

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

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