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Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage

20 April 2014

(Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald, back in form after revamping his swing, closed strongly to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $5.8 million (3.4 million pounds) RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday.

Americans Furyk and Martin join Choi in Heritage lead

20 April 2014

(Reuters) - Americans Jim Furyk and Ben Martin joined South Korean K.J. Choi in the lead when the second round of the $5.8 million (3.45 million pounds) RBC Heritage was completed on Saturday.

Tonsillitis gets the better of Kiradech

19 April 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Thai golfer Kiradech Aphibarnrat’s title defence at the Maybank Malaysian Open came to an early end when he withdrew from the third round due to tonsillitis.

South Korea's K.J. Choi reacts after a birdie putt on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Korean K.J. Choi beats bad weather to take Heritage lead

19 April 2014

(Reuters) - South Korean K.J. Choi wielded a hot putter to vault into the lead before torrential rain and strong winds halted the second round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday.

Former champions spend time at junior clinic

18 April 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Maybank Malaysian Open gave child golfers an opportunity to join a junior clinic with local ace Danny Chia and former Malaysian Open champions Matteo Manassero and Arjun Atwal.

Westwood maintains lead at KLGCC

18 April 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Englishman Lee Westwood continued his control at the Maybank Malaysian Open with a dazzling six-under 66 to add to his opening 65 to open a four-stroke lead at the half-way stage at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Gavin, Nicholas, Kheng Hwai make the cut

18 April 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Gavin Kyle Green again underlined his talent as an up-and-coming star for the country as he made the cut for the second successive year at the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Antonio cards lowest round at Malaysian Open

18 April 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Filipino Antonio Lascuna’s decision to stop playing golf for a month in December – to recuperate from a back injury – is starting to pay dividends as he contends for his first Asian Tour victory.

U.S. golfer Matt Kuchar hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Kuchar shrugs off Masters fade, ties Heritage lead

18 April 2014

(Reuters) - Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to share the lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday. Kuchar, who contended in Sunday's final round at Augusta National before slipping back into a tie for fifth, put that disappointment behind him and shot a five-under-par 66 on a cool, breezy morning at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.

Ben, Kheng Hwai, Nicholas best Malaysian finishers

17 April 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian golfer Ben Leong is in a position to make the weekend play of the Maybank Malaysian Open for the first time since he turned pro in 2006.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League: Pahang 4 Sime Darby 1, Selangor 1 Lions XII 0, Terengganu 0 Perak 2, Armed Forces 4 PKNS 1.

Premier League: JDT II 2 UiTM FC 2.

FA Cup semi-finals (first leg May 5/6, second leg May 20/21):
JDT v Pahang; Kelantan v Felda United.

AFC Cup: Arema FC 1 Selangor 0.

EPL Results & Standings

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2
Tottenham 3 Fulham 1
Aston Villa 0 Southampton 0
Cardiff 1 Stoke 1 
Newcastle 1 Swansea 2 
West Ham 0 Crystal Palace 1 


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Liverpool
34 51 77
Chelsea
35 41 75
Man City
33 54 71
Arsenal
34 18 67
Everton
34 21 66
Tottenham
35 2 63
Man Utd
33 18 57
Southampton
35 5 49
Newcastle
35 -15 46
Stoke
35 -10 44
Crystal Palace
35 -13 43
West Ham
35 -10 37
Swansea
35 -4 36
Hull
33 -6 36
Aston Villa
34 -14 35
West Brom
33 -11 33
Norwich
34 -27 32
Cardiff
35 -34 30
Fulham
35 -42 30
Sunderland
34 -24 29
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

Sunday, April 20:
Chelsea v Sunderland – 12.30am**
Norwich v Liverpool – 7pm
Hull v Arsenal – 9.05pm
Everton v Man Utd – 11.10pm

Tuesday, April 22:
Man City v West Brom – 3am**

Saturday, April 26:
Southampton v Everton – 7.45pm
Fulham v Hull – 10pm
Stoke v Tottenham – 10pm
Swansea v Aston Villa – 10pm
West Brom v West Ham – 10pm

Sunday, April 27:
Manchester United v Norwich – 12.30am**
Sunderland v Cardiff – 7pm
Liverpool v Chelsea – 9.05pm
Crystal Palace v Manchester City – 11.10pm

Tuesday, April 29:
Arsenal v Newcastle – 3am**

Saturday, May 3:
West Ham v Tottenham – 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Hull – 10pm
Manchester Unted v Sunderland – 10pm
Newcastle v Cardiff – 10pm
Stoke v Fulham – 10pm
Swansea v Southampton – 10pm

Sunday, May 4:
Everton v Manchester City – 12.30am**
Arsenal v West Brom – 8.30pm
Chelsea v Norwich – 11pm

Tuesday, May 6:
Crystal Palace v Liverpool – 3am**

Wednesday, May 7:
Manchester United v Hull – 2.45am**

Thursday, May 8:
Sunderland v West Brom – 2.45am**
Manchester City v Aston Villa – 2.45am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Quarter-finals second leg: Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 0 (agg 2-1), Bayern Munich 3 Manchester United 1 (agg 4-2), Chelsea 2 Paris St Germain 0 (agg 3-3, Chelsea win on away goals), Borussia Dortmund 2 Real Madrid 0 (agg 2-3).

Quarter-finals first leg: Real Madrid 3 Borussia Dortmund 0, Paris St Germain 3 Chelsea 1, Manchester United 1 Bayern Munich 1, Barcelona 1 Atletico Madrid 1.

Upcoming UCL Fixtures

Semi-finals first leg

Wednesday, April 23:
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea - 2.45am**

Thursday, April 24:
Real Madrid v Bayern Munich - 2.45am**

Semi-finals second leg

Wednesday, April 30:
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid - 2.45am**

Thursday, May 1:
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid - 2.45am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

English Championship: Blackburn 0 Yeovil Town 0, Bournemouth 2 Sheffield Wednesday 4, Charlton Athletic 0 Bolton 0, Huddersfield Town 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1, Wigan Athletic 3 Reading 0, Blackpool 0 Burnley 1, Doncaster Rovers 0 Derby County 2.
Leading standings: p-Leicester 90, Burnley 86, Derby County 78, QPR 73, Wigan Athletic 70.

French Ligue 1: St Etienne 0 Rennes 0.
Leading standings: Paris St Germain 79, Monaco 69, Lille 63, St Etienne 57, Lyon 54.

Russian Premier League: Amkar Perm 0 Ural Yekaterinburg 2.
Leading standings: Zenit St Petersburg 53, Lokomotiv Moscow 52, CSKA Moscow 49, Dynamo Moscow 46, Spartak Moscow 44.

Scottish Premier League: Motherwell 3 Celtic 3.
Leading standings: c-Celtic 89, Aberdeen 64, Motherwell 61, Dundee Utd 54, Inverness CT 53.

Spanish La Liga: Atlético Madrid 2 Elche 0.
Leading standings: Atletico Madrid 85, Real Madrid 79, Barcelona 78, Athletic Bilbao 62, Sevilla 56.

Badminton

China Masters Grand Prix Gold

Finals
Men’s singles: Lin Dan (Chn) bt Tian Houwei (Chn) 21-14, 21-9.
Men’s doubles: Kang Jun-Liu Cheng (Chn) bt Wang Yilv-Zhang Wen (Chn) 21-13, 21-16.
Women’s singles: Liu Xin (Chn) bt Shen Yaying (Chn) 21-12, 21-18.
Women’s doubles: Luo Ying-Luo Yu (Chn) bt Huang Yaqiong-Yu Xiaohan (Chn) 21-17, 21-19.
Mixed doubles: Lu Kai-Huang Yaqiong (Chn) bt Wang Yilv-Xia Huan (Chn) 21-12, 21-14.

Squash

Malaysian Tour squash circuit (SSJM) third leg

(Malaysia unless stated)

Men

Final: Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan bt Elvinn Keo 11-8, 11-4, 6-11, 11-8.

Women

Final: Eun Chan-ahn (Kor) bt Lotte Eriksen (Nor) 11-5, 11-6, 11-7.

Golf

Maybank Malaysian Open

Third round scores:
202: Lee Westwood (Eng) 65-66-71;
203: Andy Sullivan (Eng) 70-67-66;
206: Julien Quesne (Fra) 68-69-69;
207: Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 66-69-72;
208: Rikard Karlberg (Swe) 72-69-67, Garth Mulroy (Rsa) 71-68-69, Masahiro Kawamura (Jpn), Ricardo Santos (Por) 67-71-70, Eduardo De La Riva (Spa) 69-68-71, Danny Willett (Eng) 70-66-72;
209: Tom Lewis (Eng) 70-71-68, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 72-68-69, Scott Jamieson (Sco) 68-71-70;
210: Matteo Manassero (Ita) 71-72-67, Wade Ormsby (Aus) 70-71-69, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 69-71-70, Anirban Lahri (Ind) 72-72-66;
211: Richard Bland (Eng) 73-69-69, Jason Knutzon (US) 75-67-69, Thomas Pieters (Bel) 75-67-69, Prayad Marksaeng (Tha) 69-72-70, Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 68-71-72;
212: Antonio Lascuna (Phi) 70-65-77, Rahil Gangjee (Ind) 74-68-70, Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 73-70-69, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 72-70-70, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 74-68-70, S.S.P Chowrasia (Ind) 71-70-71, Scott Hend (Aus) 70-70-72, Richard T. Lee (Can) 69-76-67;
213: Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 73-69-71, Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 69-73-71, Maximilian Kieffer (Ger), Michael Hoey (Irl) 67-73-73;
214: Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 75-68-71, Justin Walters (Rsa) 71-72-71, Simon Thornton (Irl) 74-68-72, Arnond Vongvanij (Tha) 70-71-73, Pariya Junhasavasdikul (Tha) 73-71-70, Steve Lewton (Eng) 71-69-74, Shiv Kapur (Ind) 76-69-69;
215: Carlos Pigem (Spa) 71-71-73, Prom Meesawat (Tha) 70-71-74;
216: Nicholas Fung (Mas) 72-71-73, Adilson Da Silva (Bra) 72-72-72, Bryce Easton (Rsa) 70-74-72, Hennie Otto (Rsa) 79-66-71, Namchok Tantipokhakul (Tha) 76-69-71;
217: Marcel Siem (Ger) 72-71-74, David Drysdale (Sco) 71-71-75, Andrew Dodt (Aus) 76-67-74, Craig Lee (Sco) 69-75-73, Simon Dyson (Eng) 73-71-73, J.B. Hansen (Den) 72-72-73, Peter Whiteford (Sco) 73-72-72;
218: Jazz Janewattananond (Tha) 73-72-73, Romain Wattel (Fra) 71-72-75, Khor Kheng Hwai (Mas) 72-72-74, Francesco Molinari (Ita) 71-74-73;
219: Marco Crespi (Ita) 71-73-75, Gavin Kyle Green (A) (Mas) 74-70-75, Chiragh Kumar (Ind) 74-70-75, Marc Warren (Sco) 69-75-75, Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha) 69-75-75;
220: Siddikur Rahman (Ban) 73-70-77, Rashid Khan (Ind) 72-72-76, Robert-Jan Derksen (Ned) 72-73-75, Anthony Kang (US) 71-74-75;
221: Soren Hansen (Den) 69-76-76, Chawalit Plaphol (Tha) 74-71-76;
222: Cinnarat Phadungsil (Tha) 74-71-77;
223: Magnus A. Carlsson (Swe) 74-69-80;
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 71-71-withdraw.

LPGA Lotte Championship

Leading third round scores:
(US unless stated)
203: Angela Stanford 72-64-67;
207: Kim Hyo-joo (Kor) 68-70-69, Michelle Wie 70-67-70;
208: Cristie Kerr 72-66-70;
210: Amy Anderson 70-72-68, Park In-bee (Kor) 70-68-72, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 68-70-72;
212: Chella Choi (Kor) 74-68-70, Katie Burnett 71-69-72;
213: Julieta Granada (Par) 74-72-67, Amelia Lewis 77-66-70, Haru Nomura (Jpn) 73-67-73, Pak Se-ri (Kor) 68-71-74;
214: Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 75-70-69, Feng Shanshan (Chn) 73-71-70, Ariya Jutanugarn (Tha) 73-70-71, Katherine Kirk (Aus) 73-70-71, Azahara Munoz (Spa) 73-70-71, Paula Reto (Rsa) 72-69-73;
215: Jimin Kang (Kor) 80-65-70, Christina Kim 74-71-70, Ayako Uehara (Jpn) 69-74-72, Christel Boeljon (Ned) 71-70-74, Lee So-young (Kor) 70-70-75;
216: Yoo Sun-young (Kor) 76-70-70, Danah Bordner 72-74-70.

US PGA Tour’s Heritage

Leading second round scores (before play suspended due to rain and winds):
(US unless stated)
(Play suspended due to torrential rain and strong winds.) 137: K.J. Choi 70-67;
139: Scott Langley 66-73, Luke Donald (Eng) 70-69, Billy Hurley III 70-69;
140: Nicholas Thompson 70-70, Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 72-68, Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 70-70;
141: Tim Herron 69-72, Brian Stuard 69-72, Kevin Streelman, Harris English;
142: William McGirt 66-76, Chris Stroud 71-71, Stewart Cink 70-72, Charles Howell III 69-73, a-Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng) 71-71.

Motorsport

Formula One - Chinese GP

Final results:
1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 1’36:52.810, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 18.686 sconds behind, 3. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 25.765, 4. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 26.978, 5. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 51.012, 6. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 57.581, 7. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 58.145, 8. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:23.990, 9. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:26.489, 10. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1 lap behind, 11. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren Mercedes 1 lap, 12. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 1 lap, 13. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren Mercedes 1 lap, 14. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 1 lap, 15. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1 lap, 16. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 1 lap, 17. Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Caterham 1 lap, 18. Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 1 lap, 19. Max Chilton (Bri) Marussia 2 laps, 20. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Caterham 2 laps.

Petronas Asia Road Racing Championships

Qualifying results
SuperSports 600cc: 1. Katsuaki Fujiwara (Jpn) Kawasaki 1:05.184, 2. Mohd Zamri Baba (Mas) Honda 1:05.326, 3. Makoto Tamada (Jpn) Honda 1:05.385, 4. Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi (Mas) Honda 1:05.524, 5. Ratthapong Wilairot (Tha) Honda 1:05.626.
Underbone 130cc: 1. Ahmad Fazli Sham (Mas) Yamaha 1:20.971, 2. Mohd Affendi Rosli (Mas) Yamaha 1:20.980, 3. Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Mas) Honda 1:21.115, 4. S. Sasitharen (Mas) Honda 1:21.190, 5. Vorapong Malahuan (Tha) Honda 1:21.223.

Tennis

WTA BMW Malaysian Open

Singles
Semi-finals: Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) bt Karolina Pliskova (Cze) 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3; Donna Vekic (Cro) bt Shuai Zhang (Chn) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles
Semi-finals: Yung-Jan Chan-Zheng Saisai (Tpe-Chn) bt Lyudmyla Kichenok-Olga Savchuk (Ukr) 4-6, 6-4, 10-4; Timea Babos-Chan Hao-ching (Hun-Tpe) bt Jarmila Gajdosova-Hsieh Su-wei (Aus-Tpe) 6-3, 6-3.

Monte Carlo Masters

Men's Singles
Semi-finals: Roger Federer (Swi) bt Novak Djokovic (Srb) 7-5, 6-2; Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt David Ferrer (Spa) 6-1, 7-6, 7-3.

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Sports Calendar

April

April 15-20: China Masters GP Gold – badminton
Jiangshu, China

April 19-May 5: World Snooker Championship
Sheffield, England

April 20: Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai, China

April 21-26: Irish Open – squash
Dublin, Ireland

April 21-27: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany

April 22 & 23: UEFA Champions League semi-finals (first leg)
Various locations

April 24: UEFA Europa League semi-finals
TBA

April 25-27: Heineken Cup semi-finals – rugby
Various locations

April 25-27: Commonwealth Games Invitational Competition – gymnastics
TBA

April 25-27: MAG and WAG Commonwealth Games Invitational Competition – gymnastics
Perth, Australia

April 25- May 4: Champions Challenge Hockey I
Kuantan

April 27: Argentina Grand Prix – MotoGP
Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 29 & 30: UEFA Champions League semi-finals (second leg)
TBA

May

May 1: UEFA Europa League semis – football

May 3: Yemen vs Malaysia – football
Yemen

May 4: Spanish Grand Prix – MotoGP
Jerez, Spain

May 6 & 7: AFC Champions League round of 16 (first leg) – football
Various locations

May 9: Diamond League – athletics
Doha, Qatar

May 10-18: British Open (PSA and WSA) – squash
Hull, England

May 11: Spanish Grand Prix – Formula One
Barcelona, Spain

May 13-14: AFC Champions League round of 16 (second leg) – football
Various locations

May 14: UEFA Europa League final – football
Juventus Stadium, Italy

May 17: English FA Cup final – football
London, England

May 17: Diamond League – athletics
Shanghai, China

May 17 & 18: World Championships – diving
London, England

May 18: France Grand Prix – MotoGP
Le Mans, France

May 18-25: Thomas and Uber Cup Finals – badminton
New Delhi, India

May 21-June 1: Asian Cycling Championships
Kazakhstan

May 22-25: US PGA Championship – golf
Louisville, Kentucky

May 23: Rugby Union: Challenge Cup final
Cardiff, Wales

May 24: UEFA Champions League final – football
Lisbon, Portugal

May 24: Rugby Union: Heineken Cup final
Cardiff, Wales

May 24-June 4: Sukma (Malaysia Games)
Perlis, Malaysia

May 25: Monaco Grand Prix – Formula One
Monte Carlo

May 25- June 7: Rolland Garros – tennis
Paris, France

May 31-June 15: World Cup (men and women) – hockey
The Hague, Holland

June

May 24-June 4: Sukma (Malaysia Games)
Perlis

June 1: Italy Grand Prix (MotoGP)
Mugello, Italy

June 3-8: Thailand Open GP Gold – badminton
Bangkok, Thailand

June 5: Diamond League – athletics
Rome, Italy

June 7: Diamond League – athletics
Eugene, US

June 7: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, United States v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland
Various locations

June 8: Canadian Grand Prix – Formula One
Montreal, Canada

June 9-14: Ageon Championships (ATP and WTA) – tennis
London, England

June 10-15: Japan Open (Superseries) – badminton
Tokyo, Japan

June 11: Diamond League – athletics
Oslo, Norway

June 11-15: Asian Team Championship - squash
Hong Kong

June 12-July 13: FIFA World Cup Finals – football
Brazil

June 12-15: US Open – golf
Pinehurst, US

June 14: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, Canada v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland
Various locations

June 14: Diamond League – athletics
New York, US

June 15: Catalonia GP – MotoGP
Barcelona, Spain

June 17-22: Indonesia Open (Premier Superseries) – badminton
Jakarta, Indonesia

June 21: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, Argentina v Scotland
Various locations

June 22: Austrian Grand Prix – Formula One
Spielberg, Austria

June 23-July 5: Wimbledon (ATP and WTA) – tennis
Wimbledon, England

June 24-29: Australian Open (Superseries) – badminton
Sydney, Australia

June 25: End of the Malaysia Super League 2013-2014 season

June 28: Netherlands Grand Prix – MotoGP
Assen, Holland

June 29: Malaysia FA Cup Final – football
Kuala Lumpur

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