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New York City FC forward David Villa (7) plays the ball during the second half against the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Villa fires New York City to win over Montreal

5 July 2015

(Reuters) - New York City continued their recent surge as Spaniard David Villa notched two classy goals, including the late winner, in a 2-1 away win over Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer (MLS) on Saturday.

U.S. aid springboard to Japan World Cup success

5 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - An act of kindness from the United States after the tsunami of 2011 helped set Japan on the road to success and could rebound on the Americans for a second successive women's World Cup final on Sunday.

Copa America winners since 1993

5 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile beat Argentina on penalties to win the Copa America for the first time on Saturday.

Losing another final with Argentina is torture - Mascherano

5 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Losing a second major final in a year was absolute torture for Argentina, midfield general Javier Mascherano said after Chile beat them on penalties to win the Copa America on Saturday.

U.S coach praises Japan for bringing possession into play

5 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Japan's World Cup victory four years ago with a possession style approach was a turning point for the women's game that will be reflected in Sunday's final, according to United States head coach Jill Ellis.

Sampaoli cautious despite Chile's Copa victory

5 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile have taken a great step forward by winning the Copa America for the first time but could still struggle to qualify for the next World Cup, coach Jorge Sampaoli predicted on Saturday.

Argentina didn't deserve to lose Copa - Martino

5 July 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Argentina did not deserve to lose the Copa America final to Chile on Saturday after a match in which both teams "neutralised" each other, coach Gerardo Martino said.

Jul 1, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Japan celebrates after beating England in the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium.  Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Japan finds new motivation for World Cup final

5 July 2015

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Four years ago the Japan women's soccer team, inspired by a nation recovering from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, lifted their reeling country's spirits by winning the World Cup.

Looks like a three-horse race for Premier League title

4 July 2015

GEORGE TOWN: It’s beginning to look more and more like a three-horse race for the two promotion slots from the Premier League to the Super League.

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FIFA's Webb charged in Cayman Island's corruption case: media

4 July 2015

(Reuters) - Suspended FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, already facing charges in football's global bribery scandal, has now been charged in a healthcare fraud case in his native Cayman Islands, local media reported on Friday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League

Selangor 1 Pahang 3
JDT 2 Police 1
Lions XII 3 Kelantan 0
Felda United 2 Sime Darby 2
Perak 2 Armed Forces 1
Terengganu 4 Sarawak 2


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Pahang 
14 10 30
JDT 
14 9 28
Perak 
14 10 27
Selangor 
14 7 24
Felda United
14 4 22
Police 
14 2 21
Lions XII 
14 1 20
Terengganu 14 -5 17
Sarawak 14 -7 13
Kelantan
12 -9
11
Armed Forces
13 -8 10
Sime Darby
13 -16 4
UEFA Champions League

First qualifying round (To be played on June 30 & July 1 and July 7 & 8)

First leg: B36 Torshavn (Fro) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 2; Crusaders (Nrl) 0 FC Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Lincoln Red Imps (Gib) 0 FC Santa Coloma (And) 0, Pyunik (Arm) 2 Folgore (Smr) 1.

Second qualifying round (matches to be played on July 14 & 15 and July 21 & 22)

Hibernians FC (Mlt) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (Isr), APOEL FC (Cyp) v FK Vardar (Mkd), Qarabag FK (Aze) v FK Rudar Pljevlja (Mne); FK Sarajevo (Bih) v KKS Lech Poznan (Pol); NK Maribor (Slo) v FC Astana (Kaz); FC BATE Borisov (Blr) v Dundalk FC (Irl); HJK Helsinki (Fin) v FK Ventspils (Lat), FC Midtjylland (Den) v Lincoln FC (Gib) or FC Santa Coloma (And); Molde FK (Nor) v FC Pyunik (Arm) or SS Folgore (Smr); Malmo FF (Swe) v FK Zalgiris Vilnius (Ltu); Celtic FC (Sco) v Stjarnan (Isl), FK AS Trencin (Svk) v FC Steaua Bucarest (Rom), FK Partizan (Srb) v FC Dila Gori (Geo), PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) v FC Milsami Orhei (Mda), CS Fola Esch (Lux) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Cro), KF Skenderbeu (Alb) v Crusaders FC (Nir) or FC Levadia Tallinn (Est); B36 Torshavn (Fro) or The New Saints FC (Wal) v Videoton FC (Hun)

*The winners of the second qualifying round will advance to the third qualifying round (to be played on August 18 & 19 and 25 & 26). The winners from the third round will advance to the tournament proper, which begins on Sept 15 & 16.

EPL Results & Standings

Final standings for season 2014/15


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c) (q)
38 41 87
Man City (q)
38 45 79
Arsenal (q)
38 35 75
Man United (q) 
38 25 70
Tottenham (e) 
38 5 64
Liverpool (e) 38 4 62
Southampton
38 21 60
Swansea  38 -3
56
Stoke City  38 3 54
Crystal Palace 38 -4 48
Everton
38 -2 47
West Ham
38 -3 47
West Brom
38 -13 44
Leicester
38 -9 41
Newcastle  38 -23 39
Sunderland 38 -22 38
Aston Villa 
38 -26 38
Hull (r) 38 -18 35
Burnley (r) 38 -25 33
QPR (r) 38 -31 30

(c) = champion (q) = qualify for Champions League (e) = qualify for Europa League (r) = relegated

NOTE: Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich promoted to the Premier League.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2015/16

Saturday, Aug 8 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v West Ham
Bournemouth v Aston Villa 
Chelsea v Swansea 
Everton v Watford 
Leicester v Sunderland 
Man United v Tottenham 
Newcastle v Southampton 
Norwich v Crystal Palace 
Stoke v Liverpool 
West Brom v Man City

Saturday, Aug 15 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Man United
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Liverpool v Bournemouth
Man City v Chelsea
Southampton v Everton
Sunderland v Norwich
Swansea v Newcastle
Tottenham v Stoke 
Watford v West Brom 
West Ham v Leicester 

Saturday, Aug 22 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v Liverpool 
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa 
Everton v Man City 
Leicester v Tottenham 
Man United v Newcastle 
Norwich v Stoke 
Sunderland v Swansea 
Watford v Southampton 
West Brom v Chelsea 
West Ham v Bournemouth 

Saturday, Aug 29 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Sunderland
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Man City v Watford
Newcastle v Arsenal
Southampton v Norwich
Stoke v West Brom
Swansea v Man United
Tottenham v Everton

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Women's World Cup

Final: USA v Japan

Copa America

Final: Chile 0 Argentina 0 (0-0 aet, Chile win 4-1 on penalty)

Third placing: Peru 2 Paraguay 0 

Badminton

Asian Junior Championships

Semi-finals

Boys’ singles: Lin Guipu (Chn) bt Yuta Watanabe (Jpn) 21-10, 21-12; Seo Seung-jae (Kor) bt Lu Chia-hung (Tpe) 21-14, 21-18.

Boys’ doubles: Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong (Chn) bt Ren Xiangyu-Tan Qiang (Chn) 12-21, 21-16, 21-18; He Jiting-Zheng Siwei (Chn) bt Lee Hong-sub-Lim Su-min (Kor) 21-15, 21-8.

Girls’ singles: He Bing Jiao (Chn) bt Goh Jin Wei (Mas) 17-21, 21-17, 21-14; Chochuwong Pornpawee (Tha) bt Moe Araki (Jpn) 21-13, 14-21, 21-15.

Girls' doubles: Du Yue-Li Yin Hui (Chn) bt Kim Hye-jeong-Park Keun-hye (Kor) 18-21, 21-10, 21-19; Chen Qingchen-Jia Yi Fan (Chn) bt Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida (Jpn) 21-11, 21-16.

Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Fachriza Abimanyu-Apriani Apriani (Ina) 21-14, 21-14; Choi Jong-woo-Kim Hye-jeong (Kor) bt He Jiting-Du Yue (Chn) 21-18, 21-15.

Cycling

Tour de France

Stage One (13.8km individual timetrial) - Top 10: 1. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC 14:56, 2. Tony Martin (Ger) ETI 0:05 behind, 3. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) TRE 0:06, 4. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) GIA 0:08, 5. Jos van Emden (Ned) LNL 0:15, 6. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) MOV 0:23, 7. Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM 0:23, 8. Adriano Malori (Ita) MOV 0:29, 9. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) LNL 0:30, 10. Stephen Cummings (Bri) MTN 0:32.

Tennis

Wimbledon

Third Round

Women’s singles: Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) bt Sabine Lisicki (Ger) 6-3, 6-2; Olga Govortsova (Blr) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3;  Madison Keys (US) bt Tatjana Maria (Ger) 6-4, 6-4; Jelena Jankovic (Srb) bt Petra Kvitova (Cze) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt Casey Dellacqua (Aus) 6-1, 6-4; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Camila Giorgi (Ita) 6-2, 6-2; Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spa) bt Angelique Kerber (Ger) 7-6 (14-12), 1-6, 6-2; Monica Niculescu (Rom) bt Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 6-3 7-5; Venus Williams (US) bt Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) 6-3, 6-2; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) 6-4, 6-4; Zarina Diyas (Kaz) bt Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 7-6, 6-4; Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Sloane Stephens (US) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Bethanie Mattek Sands (US) 7-5, 7-5; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Irina Begu (Rou) 6-4, 6-3; Coco Vandeweghe (US) bt Samantha Stosur (Aus) 6-2, 6-0; Serena Williams (US) bt Heather Watson (Bri) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.

Men’s singles: Marcel Granollers (Spa) bt Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; Bernard Tomic (Aus) bt Jan Struff (Ger) 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Pablo Andujar (Spa) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt James Ward (Bri) 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 8-6; Ivo Karlovic (Cro) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (11-9); Roger Federer (Swi) bt Sam Groth (Aus) 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt John Isner (US) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 12-10; Viktor Troicki (Srb) bt Dustin Brown (Ger) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3; Roberto Bautista (Spa) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, 6-1; Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Phillip Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; Denis Kudla (US) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Fernando Verdasco (Spa) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; David Goffin (Bel) bt Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; Richard Gasquet (Fra) bt Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4; Nick Kyrgios (Aus) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

Golf

Greenbrier Classic

Leading third round scores (US unless stated) 199: Jason Bohn 69-69-61, Sean O’Hair 66-67-66, Park Sung-jung (Kor) 68-65-66, Bryce Molder 68-64-67; 200: Justin Thomas 67-67-66, David Hearn (Can) 68-64-68, Danny Lee (Nzl) 63-69-68, Chad Collins 65-67-68; 201: David Lingmerth (Swe) 67-70-64, Brendon Todd 65-69-67, Jonathan Byrd 63-69-69; 202: Robert Streb 68-67-67, Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 69-65-68, Andres Romero (Arg) 67-67-68, Patrick Rodgers 68-65-69, Greg Owen (Bri) 65-67-70.

French Open

Leading third round scores: 203: Jaco Van Zyl (Rsa) 68-71-64; 205: Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) 70-70-65; 206: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 68-72-66; 207: Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 68-70-69, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 69-69-69, James Morrison (Eng) 71-68-68; 208: Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 71-68-69, Brendan Steele (US) 72-69-67; 209: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 70-69-70, Daniel Brooks (Eng) 73-66-70, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 72-69-68, Mark Foster (Eng) 70-71-68, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 70-74-65; 210: Andy Sullivan (Eng) 71-70-69, Jake Roos (Rsa) 73-71-66, Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spa) 68-70-72, Trevor Fisher Jnr (Rsa) 74-71-65; 211: Peter Hanson (Swe) 72-71-68, Mikko Korhonen (Fin) 70-71-70, Gary Stal (Fra) 73-69-69; 212: Andrew Johnston (Eng) 73-71-68, Jason Scrivener (Aus) 75-69-68, Richard Bland (Eng) 76-70-66, Michael Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 75-70-67, Jerome Lando-Casanova (Fra) 74-70-68, Marcus Fraser (Aus) 73-69-70.

Motorsport

British F1 Grand Prix

Starting grid: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes, 3. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams-Mercedes, 4. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams-Mercedes, 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari, 6. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari, 7. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Red Bull-Renault, 8. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Toro Rosso-Renault, 9. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India-Mercedes, 10. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull-Renault, 11. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India-Mercedes, 12. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus-Mercedes, 13. Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso-Renault, 14. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus-Mercedes, 15. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari, 16. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber-Ferrari, 17. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren-Honda, 18. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren-Honda, 19. Will Stevens (Bri) Marussia-Ferrari, 20. Roberto Merhi (Spa) Marussia-Ferrari.

Hockey

World League Semi-Finals

5th-8th playoff: Ireland 1 Pakistan 0, Malaysia 4 France 1.

Semi-finals: Belgium 4 India 0, Australia 3 Britain 1.

FIXTURES

Sunday, 5 July

Final: Australia v Belgium (4.30pm Malaysian time)

3rd-4th playoff: Britain v India (7pm)

5th-6th playoff: Ireland v Malaysia (9.30pm)

7th-8th playoff: Pakistan v France (12am, Monday)

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Sports Calendar

June

AQUATICS
June 26-28: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Madrid, Spain.

ARCHERY
June 8-14: Archery World Youth Championships, Yankton, US.

ATHLETICS
June 3-7: 21st Asian Athletics Championships, Wuhan, China.
June 7: IAAF Diamond League, Birmingham, England.
June 13: IAAF Diamond League, New York, US.

BADMINTON
June 2-7: Indonesia Open Superseries, Jakarta, Indonesia.
June 16-21: US Open Badminton Championships, New York, US.

BASKETBALL
June 4 onwards: NBA Finals, USA/Canada.

FOOTBALL
June 6: UEFA Champions League final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany.
June 6- July 5: Women’s World Cup, Canada
June 11- July 14: Copa America, Chile.

HOCKEY
June: Ice Hockey Stanley Cup Finals, venue TBA.
June 3-14: Men’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
June 10-21: Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 2, Valencia, Spain.
June 20-Jul 5: Men’s and Women’s Field Hockey World League Semi-final 1, Antwerp, Belgium.

GOLF
June 4-7: The Memorial Tournament, Dublin, Ohio, US; Nordea Masters, Malmo, Sweden; Manulife LPGA Classic, Ontario, Canada
June 8-14: FedEx St. Jude Classic, Memphis, Tennessee, US
June 11-14: Lyoness Open, Atzenbrugg, Austria; Women’s PGA Championship, New York, US
June 18-21: US Open, Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington
June 25-28: BMW International Open, Munich, Germany
June 26-28: Walmart Championship (LPGA), Arkansas, US

TENNIS
May 24- June 6: Roland Garros, Paris, France
June 8-14: Aegon Open Nottingham, UK; Topshelf Open, Holland
June 15-21: Aegon Championships, London, England; Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany; Aegon Classic, Birmingham, England
June 21-27: Aegon International Eastbourne, UK
June 29- July 1: Wimbledon, London, England

MOTORSPORTS
June 7: MotoGP- Grand Prix de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
June 21: F1 - Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, Austria.
June 27: MotoGP - Motul TT Assen Grand Prix, Assen, Netherlands.

MULTI-SPORTS
June 5-16: SEA Games, Singapore.

July

AQUATICS
July 3-5: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Bolzano, Italy.
July 24- Aug 9: Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

ARCHERY
July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.

ATHLETICS
July 15-19: IAAF World Youth Championships 2015, Cali, Colombia.
July 24-25: Diamond League, London, England.

BADMINTON
July 14-19: Yonex Open Chinese Taipei, Taiwan.
July 21-16: Russia Open.

CYCLING
July 4-6: Le Tour de France, France.

FOOTBALL
July 4: Copa America Final, Santiago, Chile.
July 5: Women’s World Cup final, Vancouver, Canada.

GOLF
July 6-12: John Deere Classic, Silvis, Illinois, US.
July 9-12: US Women’s Open, Pennsylvania, US.
July 16-19: The Open, St Andrews, England.
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, Scotland.

SQUASH
July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.

SWIMMING
July 13-19: IPC World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland.

TENNIS
June 26-July: Wimbledon, UK. (Grand Slam)
July 17-20: Davis Cup Quarter-finals, various locations.
July 20-26: WTA Istanbul Cup, Turkey.
July 27-Aug 1: Hamburg Open, Germany.
July 27-Aug 2: Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland.
July 27-Aug 2: WTA Zhonghong Jiangxi Intl Women’s Open, China

MOTORSPORTS
July 5: F1 - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.
July 26: F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary.
July 12: Moto GP - German Grand Prix, Sachsenring, Germany.

August

AQUATICS
July 24- Aug 9 : Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

ARCHERY
July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.
Aug 11-16: Archery World Cup Stage 3, Wroclaw. Poland.

ATHLETICS
Aug 22-30: IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China.

BADMINTON
Aug 10-16: BWF World Championships, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Aug 24-30: Vietnam Open GP Gold, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

BOWLING
Aug 10-16: Taiwan Open, Taiwan.
Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.

FOOTBALL
Aug 8-9: Premier League and Football League season starts.
Aug 11: Uefa Super Cup, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Aug 31: Football transfer deadline day.

GOLF
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, England.
Aug 3-9: World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio, US.
Aug 13-16: PGA Championship, Wisconsin, US.
Aug 17-23: Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, North Carolina, US.
Aug 20-23: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Vancouver, Canada.
Aug 24-30: The Barclays, Plainfield, New Jersey, US.
Aug 31-Sept 7: Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Massachusetts, US.

HOCKEY
Aug 21-30: Men’s and women’s EuroHockey Championships, England

SHOOTING
Aug 6-16: ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, Gabala, Azerbaijan.

SQUASH
July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.
Aug 5-9: Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia.

TENNIS
Aug 10-16: Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Canada.
Aug: 16-23: Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, US.
Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.

MOTORSPORTS
Aug 9: MotoGP Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indianapolis, US.
Aug 16: MotoGP - Grand Prix Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic.
Aug 23: F1 - Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Aug 30: MotoGP - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.

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