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Japan’s Kashima open Asian Champions Trophy with big win

5 August 2015

PETALING JAYA: Debutants Kashima Antlers made short work of Phnom Penh Crown FC of Cambodia with an easy 5-0 win in the opening game of the 2015 Asian Champions Trophy (ACT).

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Top-10 finish the aim for Brazil with one year to go

5 August 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Foreign coaches, big investment and a focus on new sports are Brazil's weapons as the 2016 Olympics hosts target a top-10 place in the medal table for the first time at the Rio de Janeiro Games a year from now.

Penang’s Gil-hoon goes from hero to zero in a year

5 August 2015

GEORGE TOWN: Penang midfielder Lee Gil-hoon has gone from an idol to an outcast in just one year.

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Retaining title will be tougher for Chelsea, feels Mourinho

5 August 2015

(Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels it will be more difficult for his side to retain the Premier League title with the other contenders having made strong additions to their squads.

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Scudamore sees record attendance as clubs rein in ticket prices

5 August 2015

(Reuters) - English clubs have begun to rein in ticket prices, which could help the Premier League break its all-time attendance record in the coming season, Richard Scudamore, the tournament's chief executive, said on Wednesday.

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Vietnam sponsor suffers big losses on Man City fixture

5 August 2015

(Reuters) - Vietnam suffered an 8-1 hammering at the hands of English outfit Manchester City last week but the sponsor of the glamour fixture suffered far bigger losses.

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'Football is not ballet,' says Mihajlovic after De Jong tackle

5 August 2015

MILAN (Reuters) - AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has dismissed complaints about a Nigel de Jong tackle during Tuesday's friendly match against Bayern Munich by saying that "football is not ballet."

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Bayern's Goetze unclear about future at champions

5 August 2015

MUNICH (Reuters) - A year after scoring the winning goal for Germany in the World Cup final, Mario Goetze has an uncertain road ahead of him with his future at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich up in the air.

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Chelsea's Terry wants a long career like Giggs

5 August 2015

(Reuters) - Chelsea defender John Terry has worked hard on his fitness in the last few years and wants to have a long playing career like former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs, the former England captain said.

Next gen Japan beaten again at Women's East Asian Cup

5 August 2015

(Reuters) - The next generation of Japanese soccer players showed they have some way to go to emulate the 2011 world champions after slumping to a second straight defeat at the Women's East Asian Cup.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League

Selangor 1 Police 1
Sarawak 0 JDT 2
Sime Darby 2 Pahang 4
Armed Forces 1 Terengganu 5
Kelantan 1 Perak 0
Lions XII 2 Felda United 1


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Pahang 
16 14 36
JDT 
16 13 34
Perak 
16 8 27
Lions XII 
16 3 26
Felda United
16 7 25
Selangor 
16 7 25
Terengganu 16 1 23
Police 
16 0 22
Kelantan
16 -2
21
Sarawak 16 -11 13
Armed Forces
16 -20 10
Sime Darby
16 -20 5
UEFA Champions League

Third Qualifying Round

Second Leg: Apoel Nicosia (Cyp) 0 FK Midtjylland (Den) 1 (2-2 agg, Apoel win on away goals rule), Molde (Nor) 3 Dinamo Zagreb (Cro) 3 (4-4 agg, Dinamo win on away goals rule), Ajax (Ned) 2 Rapid Wien (Aut) 3 (Rapid win 5-4 on aggregate), Monaco (Fra) 4 Young Boys (Swi) 0 (Monaco win 7-1)

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
Man United v Tottenham - 7.45pm
Bournemouth v Aston Villa 
Everton v Watford 
Leicester v Sunderland 
Norwich v Crystal Palace

Sunday, Aug 9
Chelsea v Swansea - 12.30am**
Arsenal v West Ham - 8.30pm
Newcastle v Southampton - 8.30pm
Stoke v Liverpool - 11pm 

Tuesday, Aug 11
West Brom v Man City - 3am**

Saturday, Aug 15 - All matches at 10pm unless stated
Aston Villa v Man United - 2.45am**
Southampton v Everton - 7.45pm
Sunderland v Norwich 
Swansea v Newcastle 
Tottenham v Stoke 
Watford v West Brom 
West Ham v Leicester

Sunday, Aug 16
Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 8.30pm 
Man City v Chelsea - 11pm

Tuesday, Aug 18

Liverpool v Bournemouth - 3am**
 
Saturday, Aug 22 - All matches at 10pm unless stated
Man United v Newcastle - 7.45pm
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
Leicester v Tottenham
Norwich v Stoke 
Sunderland v Swansea
West Ham v Bournemouth

Sunday, Aug 23
West Brom v Chelsea - 8.30pm
Everton v Man City - 11pm
Watford v Southampton - 11pm

Tuesday, Aug 25
Arsenal v Liverpool - 3am** 

Saturday, Aug 29 All matches at 10pm unless stated
Newcastle v Arsenal - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Sunderland
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Man City v Watford
Stoke v West Brom
Tottenham v Everton

Sunday, Aug 30
Southampton v Norwich - 1.30pm
Swansea v Man United  - 11pm

**
Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

English Charity Shield: Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0.

German Super Cup: Wolfsburg 1 Bayern Munich 1 (Wolfsburg win 5-4 on penalties)

French Champions Trophy: Paris St Germain 2 Lyon 0.

Club friendly: Marseille 2 Juventus 0, Stuttgart 4 Man City 2, HJK Helsinki 0 Liverpool 2.

Badminton

Perak Open

*BAM unless stated; all finals

DIVISION ONE

Men’s singles: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin bt Soong Joo Ven 21-11, 21-19.

Men’s doubles: Mohd Arif Abdul Latif-Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub (Nse-Sel) bt Darren Isaac Devadas-Vountus Indra Mawan (Kul-Sab) 21-19, 21-19.

Women’s singles: Tee Jing Yi bt Goh Jin Wei 21-16, 21-11.

Women’s doubles: Lim Yin Loo-Soong Fie Cho bt Vivian Hoo-Lee Meng Yean 18-21, 21-15, 21-18.

Mixed doubles: Lee Chong Wei-Vivian Hoo bt Tan Chee Tean-Shevon Lai Jemie 21-11, 21-15.

DIVISION TWO

Boys’ singles: Lee Zii Jia bt Tan Jia Wei 21-10, 21-8.

Boys’ doubles: Lee Jian Yi-Lim Zhen Ting (Sel) bt Chen Jia Huo-Shia Chun Kang (Nse-Joh) 13-21, 21-13, 21-18.

Girls’ singles: Ng Qi Xuan bt M. Thinaah 21-9, 21-15.

Girls’ doubles: Ng Qi Xuan-M. Thinaah bt Erica Khoo Pei Shan-Ti Wei Chyi (Kul-Joh) 21-18, 23-25, 21-17.

Mixed doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Teoh Mei Xing bt Lee Jian Yi-Ti Wei Chyi (Sel-Joh) 23-21, 24-22.

Tennis

WTA Stanford Classic

First round: Kimiko Date-Krumm (Jpn) bt Sabine Lisicki (Ger) 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; Angelique Kerber (Ger) bt Daria Gavrilova (Rus) 6-1, 6-3; Varvara Lepchenko (US) bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4); Ana Konjuh (Cro) bt Zheng Saisai (Chn) 6-3, 6-4; Ajla Tomljanovic (Cro) bt Vitalia Diatchenko (Rus) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0; Elina Svitolina (Ukr) bt Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukr) 4-6 6-4 7-5.

Washington Open

Men’s second round: Sam Querrey (US) bt Go Soeda (Jpn) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4; Jack Sock (US) bt Ruben Bemelmans (Bel) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3; Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt Donald Young (US) 7-5, 6-3; Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt James Duckworth (Aus) 6-7 (8-10), 6-1, 6-4; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Chung Hye-on (Kor) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.

First round: Steve Johnson (US) bt Lukas Lacko (Svk) 7-5, 6-3; Sam Groth (Aus) bt Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-3; Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) bt John-Patrick Smith (Aus) 6-3, 6-4; Blaz Rola (Slo) bt Denis Kudla (US) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Guido Pella (Arg) bt Ivan Dodig (Cro) 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 7-5; Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukr) bt Tim Smyczek (US) 6-4, 6-2; Gilles Muller (Lux) bt Malek Jaziri (Tun) 6-3, 7-5.

Women’s first round: Samantha Stosur (Aus) bt Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) 6-2, 6-2; Christina McHale (US) bt CoCo Vandeweghe (US) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; Polona Hercog (Slo) bt Julia Glushko (Isr) 6-2, 7-5; Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) 7-5, 7-5; Naomi Broady (Bri) bt Jarmila Gajdosova (Aus) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6); Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Tereza Smitkova (Cze) 7-5, 6-4; Sloane Stephens (US) bt Magda Linette (Pol) 6-2, 6-1; Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) bt Sanaz Marand (US) 6-2, 6-4; Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3).

Golf

SapuraKencana National Qualifier

Leading final round scores: 213: Ben Leong 71-68-74; Kenneth De Silva 75-72-68; 216: Nicholas Fung 73-74-69; 217: Danny Chia 71-73-73; 219: R. Nachimuthu 71-77-71; 220: Khor Kheng Hwai 77-70-73, S. Sivachandhran 74-73-73; Shaifubari Muda 76-71-73; 221: Chong Chee Ming 76-71-74; 222: Akhmal Tarmizee 77-71-74, Wilson Choo 72-75-75; 223: Gavin Kyle Green 73-80-70, Mohd Azman Basharuddin 77-73-73, Mohd Rizal Amin 74-77-72, Shaaban Hussin 74-77-72.

Motorsport

Superbike World Championship

Race 1: 1. Jonathan Rea (Bri) Kawasaki 16 laps, 2. Chaz Davies (Bri) Ducati 0.121 seconds behind, 3. Max Biaggi (Ita) Aprilia 10.695, 4. Sylvain Guintoli (Fra) Honda 15.433, 5. Tom Sykes (Bri) Kawasaki 17.983.

Race 2: 1. Chaz Davies (Bri) Ducati 16 laps, 2. Jonathan Rea (Bri) Kawasaki 0.091 seconds behind, 3. Jordi Torres (Spa) Aprilia 5.008, 4. Sylvain Guintoli (Fra) Honda 13.130, 5. Michael van der Mark (Ned) Honda 15.801.

Leading overall standings: 1. Jonathan Rea (Bri) Kawasaki 452 pts, 2. Chaz Davies (Bri) Ducati 308, 3. Tom Sykes (Bri) Kawasaki 295, 4. Leon Haslam (Bri) Aprilia 259, 5. Jordi Torres (Spa) Aprilia 186.

Hockey

PREMIER DIVISION

Terengganu 2 KLHC 6
Tenaga Nasional 2 Maybank 1
Sapura 2 UniKL 1

DIVISION ONE

Group A
TNB Thunderbolt 3 MBI 0 
MASUM-USM 2 MSP-YP-SSP 3 
BJSS 3 MSNT-THT 1 

GROUP B
Politeknik Malaysia 2 ATM Airod 1 
Nur Insafi 4 UniKL Young Guns 3

Squash

Australian Open

First round

Men: Cameron Pilley (Aus) bt Joel Makin (Wal) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5; Sanjay Singh Chal (Mas) bt Jonathan Maloney (Eng) 11-2, 11-5, 11-9; Rex Hedrick (Aus) bt Kush Kumar (Ind) 9-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-3; Mahesh Mangaokar (Ind) bt Rhys Dowling (Aus) 11-4, 9-11, 11-0, 11-9; Steve Finitsis (Aus) bt Kashif Shuja (Nzl) 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-6; Tayyab Aslam (Pak) bt Sean Conroy (Irl) 10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-3; Ryan Cuskelly (Aus) bt Lance Beddoes (Nzl) 11-6, 12-10, 11-5; Leo Au (Hkg) bt Jaymie Haycocks (Eng) 11-8, 11-5, 8-11, 11-7; Zac Alexander (Aus) bt Mike Corren (Aus) 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9; Paul Coll (Nzl) bt Joshua Masters (Eng) 11-13, 11-4, 12-10, 11-6; Greg Lobban (Sco) bt Matthew Hopkin (Aus) 11-4, 11-7, 11-5; Nasir Iqbal (Pak) bt Valentino Bon Jovi Bong (Mas) 11-5, 11-7, 11-8; Harinderpal Sandhu (Ind) bt Joshua Larkin (Aus) 11-8, 6-11, 11-3, 11-9; Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas) bt Chris Van Der Salm (Aus) 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8.

Women: Liu Tsz Ling (Hkg) bt Jessica Turnbull (Aus) 11-7, 11-6, 11-3; Megan Craig (Nzl) bt Selena Shaikh (Aus) 11-2, 11-5, 11-0; Joshna Chinappa (Ind) bt Alexia Clonda (Est) 11-6, 11-6, 11-3; Joey Chan (Hkg) bt Teh Min Jie (Mas) 11-7, 11-3, 11-5; Rachel Arnold (Mas) bt Cheyna Tucker (Rsa) 11-9, 11-9, 11-5; Siyoli Waters (Rsa) bt Sachika Ingale (Ind) 12-10, 11-8, 11-9; Delia Arnold (Mas) bt Moana Gray (Aus) 11-3, 11-1, 11-3; Alexandra Fuller (Rsa) bt Sarah Cardwell (Aus) 9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 9-11, 11-9; Amanda Landers-Murphy (Nzl) bt Jasmine Chan (Aus) 11-3, 11-3, 11-4; Line Hansen (Den) bt Reyna Pacheco (Mex) 11-1, 11-5, 11-3; Donna Urquhart (Aus) bt Danielle Fourie (Aus) 11-6, 12-10, 11-4; Lisa Camilleri (Aus) bt Vanessa Raj (Mas) 8-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-7; Christine Nunn (Aus) bt Stephanie Wighton (Aus) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5.


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Sports Calendar

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.

September

AQUATICS

Sept 25-26: FINA Swimming World Cup, Hong Kong.
Sept 29-30: FINA Swimming World Cup, Beijing, China. 

ARCHERY

Sept 8-13: Archery World Cup Stage 4, Medellin, Columbia.
Oct 24-25: Archery World Cup Final, Mexico City.  

ATHLETICS

Sept 3: Diamond League Meetings, Zurich, Switzerland.  
Sept 6: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Berlin, Germany.  
Sept 8: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Zagreb, Croatia.  
Sept 11: Diamond League Meetings, Bruxelles, Belgium.  
Sept 13: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Rieti, Italy.  
Sept 13:  IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil.  

BADMINTON 

Sept 8-13: Japan Open Superseries, Tokyo, Japan.
Sept 15-20: Korea Open Superseries, Seoul, South Korea.
Sept 29-Oct 4: Thailand Open GP Gold, Bangkok, Thailand. 

BOWLING 

Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.
Sept 9-15: Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge, Manila, Philippines. 

GOLF 

Sept 4-7: Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Massachusetts, US.
Sept 10-13: The Evian Championship, Evian-les-Bains, France.
Sept 17-20: BMW Championship, Lake Forest, Illinois, US.
Sept 18-20: The Solheim Cup, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.
Sept 24-27: Tour Championship by Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia, US.

MOTORPSORTS 

Sept 6: F1 - Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy. 
Sept 13: MotoGP - San Marino Grand Prix, San Marino Italy. 
Sept 20: F1 - Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore. 
Sept 27: F1 - Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka, Japan. 
Sept 27: MotoGP - Grand Prix of Aragon, Spain

SHOOTING 

Sept 1-7: ISSF World Cup Final Rifle/Pistol, Munich, Germany.
Sept 9-18: ISSF World Championship Shotgun, Lonato, Italy.
Sept 25-Oct 1: Asian Championship, New Delhi, India. 

SQUASH 

Sept 1-6: China Open, Shanghai, China.
Sept 23-29: Netsuite Open, San Francisco, US.
Sept 29-Oct 5: Carol Weymuller Open, Brooklyn, New York, US. 

TENNIS 

Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.
Sept 21-27: Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan.
Sept 27- Oct 30: Wuhan Open, Wuhan, China.
Sept 28-Oct 4: Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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