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King appointed Rangers chairman

23 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Dave King has been appointed as the new chairman of second tier Rangers, the 54-time Scottish champions announced on Friday.

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Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat celebrates at the end of the match after avoiding relegation
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Sunderland have offered me new deal, says Advocaat

22 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat said on Friday he has been offered a deal to stay at the Premier League club but will make a decision on his future next week.

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Hull manager Steve Bruce
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Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour in survival fight

22 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City manager Steve Bruce is desperate for a favour in the fight for Premier League survival but friend and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce may not be the man to offer it in the final round of matches on Sunday.

Israel briefly detains travelling Palestine player

22 May 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has complained to world football's governing body FIFA that Israeli authorities held up a national team player as the squad travelled from the West Bank to Tunisia on Thursday.

Luis Enrique dismisses questions on Barcelona future

22 May 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Friday dismissed questions about whether he will stay on next season, saying he will comment once the current campaign, when the Catalan giants could secure a treble of trophies, is over.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti leaves after a news conference at Valdebebas, outside Madrid, Spain, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

I want to continue at Real Madrid, Ancelotti says

22 May 2015

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will discuss his future with the club after Saturday's final La Liga game of the campaign at home to Getafe and said he wants to stay on despite a season without a major trophy.

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce
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Allardyce says West Ham tenure will be decided on Monday

22 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Allardyce could take charge of his last game as West Ham United manager on Sunday against Newcastle United, the club who once sacked him and who need a victory to be sure of avoiding relegation.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
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Sterling will see out Liverpool contract - Rodgers

22 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to see out the remaining two years of his contract despite claims made by the winger's agent that the England international will snub any new deal.

Playoffs go ahead at Wembley despite unexploded bomb

22 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - This weekend's English promotion playoff finals will go ahead at Wembley stadium as planned despite an unexploded World War II bomb being discovered nearby, officials said.

Players of Brazil's Cruzeiro celebrate their team's goal against Argentina's River Plate during their Copa Libertadores quarter-final first leg soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 21, 2015.      REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

River rue poor display as Cruzeiro take control

22 May 2015

A late goal from Marquinhos gave Brazil's Cruzeiro a 1-0 away win over River Plate in the Libertadores Cup on Thursday, dampening the Argentine side's hopes of progressing further in South America’s premier club competition.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

AFC Cup: JDT 3 Balestier 0, Global FC (Phi) 0 Pahang 0.

FA Cup semi-final second leg: Kelantan 3 Pahang 1 (Kelantan win 3-2 on aggregate), Terengganu 3 Lions XII 2 (Lions XII win on away goals rule with aggregate score tied 4-4).
Final: Kelantan v Lions XII, Saturday, May 23, 8.45pm, National Stadium, Bukit Jalil. 


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Pahang 
10 5 20
Police 
10 5 18
JDT 10 5 18
Selangor
10 8 17
Perak
10 5 17
Felda United
10 3 17
Terengganu 10 0 14
Lions XII
10 -3 13
Sarawak 10 -1 12
Kelantan
10 -6
10
Armed Forces
10 -5
9
Sime Darby
10 -14 2
UEFA Champions League

Semi-finals
Real Madrid (Spa) 1 Juventus (Ita) 1 (Juventus win 3-2 on aggregate)
Bayern Munich (Ger) 3 Barcelona 2 (Barcelona win 5-3 on aggregate)

Final (Olympiastadion, Berlin): Barcelona v Juventus (Saturday, June 6, 2.45am next day)

EPL Results & Standings

Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c) (q)
37 39 84
Man City (q)
37 43 76
Arsenal (q)
37 32 72
Man United (q) 
37 25 67
Liverpool 37 9 62
Tottenham
37 4 61
Southampton
37 23 60
Swansea  37 -2
56
Stoke City  37 -2 51
Everton
37 -1 47
West Ham
37 -1 47
Crystal Palace 37 -5 45
West Brom
37 -10 44
Leicester
37 -13 38
Aston Villa 
37 -25 38
Sunderland 37 -20 37
Newcastle  37 -25 36
Hull 37 -18 34
Burnley (r) 37 -26 30
QPR (r) 37 -27 30

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

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Thursday, May 21
Arsenal v Sunderland - 2.45am**

Sunday, May 24
(All matches at 10pm)
Arsenal v West Brom
Aston Villa v Burnley
Chelsea v Sunderland
Crystal Palace v Swansea
Everton v Tottenham
Hull v Man United
Leicester v QPR
Man City v Southampton
Newcastle v West Ham
Stoke v Liverpool  

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Europa League

Semi-finals
Dnipro (Ukr) 1 Napoli 0 (Dnipro win 2-1 on aggregate)
Fiorentina (Ita) 0 Sevilla (Spa) 2 (Sevilla win 5-0 on aggregate)

Final: Dnipro (Ukr) v Sevilla (Spa), Thursday, May 28, 2.45am

England Championship
Leading final standings: 1. Bournemouth © (p) 90, 2. Watford (p) 89, 3. Norwich City* 86, 4. Middlesbrough* 85, 5. Brentford* 78, 6. Ipswich* 78.

English Championship playoff
Semi-final second leg: Middlesbrough 3 Brentford 0 (Middlesbrough win 5-1 on aggregate); Norwich 3 Ipswich 1 (Norwich win 4-2 on aggregate).
Final: Middlesbrough v Norwich, Monday, May 25, 10pm. 

Dutch Div 1: Cambuur 1 Willem II 2, Dordrecht 2 Ajax 1, NAC Breda 4 FC Groningen 5, FC Zwolle 3 Feyenoord 0, Excelsior 1 AZ Alkmaar 4, Heracles 1 Go Ahead Eagles 0, Vitesse Arnhem 3 FC Utrecht 3, ADO Den Haag 2 PSV Eindhoven 3, SC Heerenveen 1 FC Twente 3.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven © 88, 2. Ajax 71, 3. AZ Alkmaar 62, 4. Feyenoord 59, 5. Vitesse 58.

French Div 1: Evian 1 St Etienne 2,  Guingamp 2 Toulouse 1,  Lille 0 Marseille 4, Lyon 1 Bordeaux 1, Monaco 2 Metz 0, Montpellier 1 PSG 2, Nantes 1 Lorient 1, Nice 2 Lens 1, Reims 1 Rennes 0, Bastia 1 Caen 1.
Leading standings: 1. PSG 80 ©, 2. Lyon 72, 3. Monaco 68, 4. Marseille 66, 5. St Etienne 66.

German Div 1: Bayer Leverkusen 2 Hoffenheim 0, Augsburg 1 Hanover 2, Schalke 1 Paderborn 0, Mainz 2 Cologne 0, Hertha Berlin 0 Eintracht Frankfurt 0, Freiburg 2 Bayern Munich 1, Stuttgart 2 Hamburger SV 1, Wolfsburg 2 Borussia Dortmund 1, Werder Bremen 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach 2.
Leading standings:
1. Bayern  Munich 76 ©, 2. Wolfsburg 68, 3. Borussia Moenchengladbach 66, 4. Bayer Leverkusen 61, 5. Schalke 48.

Italian Serie A: Fiorentina 3 Parma 0, Napoli 3 Cesena 2, Inter 1 Juventus 2, Sampdoria 0 Lazio 1.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus © 83, 2. Roma 67, 3. Lazio 66, 4. Napoli 63, 5. Fiorentina 58.

Spanish Div 1: Atletico Madrid 0 Barcelona 1, Cordoba 1 Rayo Vallecano 2, Deportivo La Coruna 2 Levante 0, Elche 2 Athletic Bilbao 3, Espanyol 1 Real Madrid 4, Getafe 1 Eibar 1, Real Sociedad 0 Granada 3, Sevilla 2 Almeria 1, Valencia 1 Celta Vigo 1, Villarreal 2 Malaga 1.
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona © 93, 2. Real Madrid 89, 3. Atletico Madrid 77, 4. Valencia 74, 5. Sevilla 73.

© = champion, (p) = promoted, *= playoffs

Badminton

Sudirman Cup

Final

China by Japan 3-0 (Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan bt Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa 21-17, 20-22, 21-17; Li Xuerui bt Akane Yamaguchi 23-21, 21-14; Lin Dan bt Takuma Ueda 21-15, 21-13).
Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP 

Playoffs

Eastern Conference Final:
Cleveland 94 Atlanta 82 (Cleveland lead series 2-0).

Western Conference Final: Golden State 99 Houston 98 (Golden State lead series 2-0)

Tennis

Nuremberg Cup

Semi-finals: Karin Knapp (Ita) bt Lara Arruabarrena (Spa) 6-0, 6-2; Roberta Vinci (Ita) bt Angelique Kerber (Ger) walkover.

Strasbourg Open

Semi-finals: Samantha Stosur (Aus) bt Sloane Stephens (US) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0; Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) bt Virginie Razzano (Fra) retired.

Geneva Open

Semi-finals: Thomaz Belluci (Bra) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-3, 6-4; Joao Sousa (Por) bt Federico Del Bonis (Arg) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

Nice Open

Semi-finals: Leonardo Mayer (Arg) bt Borna Coric (Cro) 6-4, 6-3; Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt John Isner (US) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

Golf

Crowne Plaza Invitational

Leading second round scores (US unless stated): 130: Kevin Na 64-66; 132: Ian Poulter (Eng) 65-67; 133: Boo Weekley 64-69; 134: George McNeill 65-69, Brian Harman 68-66; 135: Adam Hadwin (Can) 69-66, Charley Hoffman 66-69, Marc Leishman (Aus) 66-69, Danny Lee (Nzl) 66-69, Vijay Singh (Fij) 69-66; 136: Nick Taylor (Can) 68-68, Brandt Snedeker 67-69, Shawn Stefani 67-69, Kevin Kisner 67-69; 137: Jerry Kelly 67-70, Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 67-70, Jordan Spieth 64-73, Steve Stricker 67-70, Zac Blair 66-71, (a) Yang Gunn (Kor) 67-70, Chris Kirk 68-69, Brendon Todd 70-67, Ben Martin 66-71, Martin Laird (Sco) 69-68.

European PGA Championship

Leading second round scores: 134: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 65-69; 135: Byeong Hun-an (Kor) 71-64; 136: Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 71-65, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 70-66; 137: James Morrison (Eng) 71-66; 138: Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa) 68-70, Robert Karlsson (Swe) 67-71; 139: Ignacio Garrido (Spa) 71-68, Joost Luiten (Ned) 72-67, Alex Noren (Swe) 72-67; 140: Thomas Bjorn (Den) 69-71, Luke Donald (Eng) 70-70, Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 71-69, Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) 69-71, Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 71-69, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 74-66; 141: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 72-69, Oliver Farr (Wal) 72-69, Branden Grace (Rsa) 73-68, Gregory Havret (Fra) 70-71, Alexander Levy (Fra) 70-71, David Lipsky (US) 75-66, Shane Lowry (Irl) 74-67, Chris Wood (Eng) 68-73; 142: Magnus Carlsson (Swe) 72-70, George Coetzee (Rsa) 72-70, Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 69-73, Bradley Dredge (Wal) 71-71, Scott Jamieson (Sco) 74-68, Julien Quesne (Fra) 72-70, Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 74-68, Graeme Storm (Eng) 78-64, Marc Warren (Sco) 68-74, Danny Willett (Eng) 71-71, Ye Yang (Kor) 68-74.

 

Cycling

Giro d’Italia

Stage 13 (147km): 1. Sacha Modolo (Ita) LAM 3’03:08, 2. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) TFR, 3. Elia Viviani (Ita) SKY, 4. Alexander Porsev (Rus) KAT, 5. Eduard Grosu (Rou), 6. Ariel Richeze (Arg) LAM, 7. Moreno Hofland (Ned) TLJ, 8. Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) BAR, 9. Luka Mezgec (Slo) GIA, 10, Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM all same time.

Leading overall standings: 1. Fabio Aru (Ita) AST 54’20:35, 2. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN 19 seconds behind, 3. Mikel Landa (Spa) AST 1:14, 4. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) TIN 1:38, 5. Dario Cataldo (Ita) AST 1:49, 6. Rigoberto Uran (Col) ETI 2:02, 7. Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC 2:12, 8. Andrey Amador (Crc) MOV 2:21, 9. Givanni Visconti (Ita) MOV 2:40, 10. Yuri Trofimov (Rus) KAT 3:15.
Selected: 16. Richie Porte (Aus) SKY 5:05.

Squash

Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit - Penang

Quarter-finals

Men: Ng Eain Yow (Mas) bt Mohd Addeen Idrakie (Mas) 11-9, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8; Elvinn Keo (Mas) bt Wong Chi Him (Hkg) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6; Ivan Yuen (Mas) bt Ravi Dixit (Ind) 11-7, 11-7, 11-6; Yip Tsz Fung (Hkg) bt Muhammad Saqib Yousaf (Pak) 11-5, 11-7, 11-6.

Women: Vanessa Raj (Mas) bt S. Sivasangari (Mas) 7-11, 13-11, 11-2, 11-4; Rachel Arnold (Mas) bt Lee Ka Yi (Hkg) 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5; Vanessa Chu (Hkg) bt Latasha Khan (US) 8-11, 13-11, 11-5, 14-12; Satomi Watanabe (Jpn) bt Marie Stephen (Fra) 11-5, 9-11, 11-4, 4-11, 11-1.

Motorsport

Monaco F1 Grand Prix

Practice times

Second practice: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 1:17.192, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1:17.932, 3. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:18.295, 4. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:18.543, 5. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Red Bull 1:18.548, 6. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Toro Rosso 1:18.659, 7. Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso 1:18.782, 8. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 1:18.906, 9. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:19.151, 10. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 1:19.266, 11. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:19.300, 12. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1:19.560, 13. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1:19.566, 14. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 1:19.577, 15. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 1:19.606, 16. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:19.639, 17. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber AG 1:20.263, 18. Roberto Merhi (Spa) Marussia 1:22.017, 19. Will Stevens (Bri) Marussia 1:22.943, 20. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber AG. 

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Sports Calendar

May

ATHLETICS

May 15: Doha Diamond League, Qatar
May 17: Shanghai Diamond League, China
May 29 & 30: Prefontaine Classic, Oregon, US

BADMINTON

May 10-17: Sudirman Cup, Dongguan, China

FOOTBALL

May 5&6: Champions League semi-finals 1st leg
May 12&13: Champions League semi-finals 2nd leg
May 27: Europa League final, Warsaw, Poland

GOLF

Asian Tour
May 7-10: Mauritius Open

European Tour
May 7-10: Mauritius Open
May 14-17: Open de Espana, Barcelona, Spain
May 21-14: BMW Championship, England
May 28-31: Irish Open, Northern Open

US PGA
April 29-May 3: WGC-Cadillac Matchplay, California
May 7-10: The Players Championship, Florida
May 14-17: Wells Fargo Championships, North Carolina
May 21-24: Crowne Plaza International @ Colonial, Texas
May 28-31: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, Texas

LPGA
April 30-May 3: North Texas Shootout, Texas
May 14-17: Kingsmill Championship, Virginia
May 29-31: ShopRite Classic, New Jersey

FORMULA ONE

May 8-10: Spanish GP, Barcelona
May 21-24: Monaco GP

MotoGP

May 1-3: Spanish GP, Jerez
May 15-17: French GP, Le Mans
May 29-31: Italian GP, Mugello

TENNIS

May 3-10: Mutua Madrid Open, Spain
May 10-17: International BNL Italy, Rome
May 17-23: Nice Open, France
               : Geneva Open, Switzerland
May 24-June 7: French Open, Paris

SQUASH

April 28-May 3: Houston Open, US
May 9-17: British Open, Hull, England
May 17-23: Sharm El Sheikh International Championship
May 25-30: HKFC International, Hong Kong
May 26-31: Sporta International Tournament, Guatemala

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.

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