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Aug 1, 2015; Gainesville, VA, USA; Tiger Woods checks out the green on the 8th hole in the third round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Woods optimistic after bounce back in final round

3 August 2015

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods bounced back from an erratic third round to close with a three-under 68 at the Quicken Loans National and predicted he would eventually get back to winning golf tournaments.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand chips onto the 12th green during a practice round ahead of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, in this July 14, 2015 file photo.   REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Thai Aphibarnrat secures dramatic victory

3 August 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat beat Sweden's Robert Karlsson by one hole in a dramatic final to win the Paul Lawrie Match Play title in Aberdeen, Scotland on Sunday.

Aug 1, 2015; Gainesville, VA, USA; Troy Merritt watches his shot after teeing off on the 16th hole in the third round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Merritt, Chappell share lead, Tiger slips back

2 August 2015

(Reuters) - Americans Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell, both looking for their first PGA Tour wins, shared a one-shot lead after Saturday's third round of the Quicken Loans National, while tournament host Tiger Woods fell from contention.

Golf - RICOH Women's British Open 2015 - Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland - 1/8/15
South Korea's Jin-Young Ko during the third round
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Korean Ko and Taiwanese Lu share Turnberry lead

2 August 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - South Korean Ko Jin-young and Teresa Lu of Taiwan shared the lead after the third round of the Women's British Open at Turnberry on Saturday.

Double delight for Hurley after police locate his father

1 August 2015

(Reuters) - American Billy Hurley III had double cause to celebrate on Friday when he made the cut at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia, then learnt that his father had been found by police after going missing 12 days earlier.

David Lingmerth of Sweden watches his tee shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Japan's Ishikawa moves one ahead as Tiger roars

1 August 2015

(Reuters) - Ryo Ishikawa sank a 30-footer at the last for a third consecutive birdie to edge a stroke in front after the second round while Tiger Woods also charged into contention at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Friday.

Retief Goosen of South Africa watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 20, 2015.   REUTERS/Phil Noble

Goosen and Ishikawa set pace, Woods five back

31 July 2015

(Reuters) - Veteran South African Retief Goosen drew on good memories of past Presidents Cups played at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club as he charged into a tie for the first-round lead at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday.

Ernie Els of South Africa watches his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Not so hard for 'Big Easy' after kidney stone worries

31 July 2015

(Reuters) - Ernie Els put behind him a fear over potential kidney stones and the disadvantage of no pre-tournament practice rounds this week as he surged into contention for the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday.

Vascory Classic golf championship to be postponed

30 July 2015

PETALING JAYA: The highly-anticipated inaugural Vascory Classic golf championship has been postponed to next April.

Sasidaran close to end title drought in Taiping

30 July 2015

PETALING JAYA: PGM Tour veteran golfer M. Sasidaran is looking good to end his title drought on the domestic circuit.

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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
16 14 36
16 13 34
16 8 27
Lions XII 
16 3 26
Felda United
16 7 25
16 7 25
Terengganu 16 1 23
16 0 22
16 -2
Sarawak 16 -11 13
Armed Forces
16 -20 10
Sime Darby
16 -20 5
UEFA Champions League

Third Qualifying Round

First Leg: Celtic (Sco) 1 FK Qarabag (Aze) 0, HJK Helsinki (Fin) 0 Astana (Kaz) 0, Lech Poznan (Pol) 1 FC Basel (Swi) 3, Rapid Wien (Aut) 2 Ajax (Ned) 2, Salzburg (Aut) 2 Malmo (Swe) 0, Steaua Bucharest (Rom) 1 Partizan (Srb) 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
38 21 60
Swansea  38 -3
Stoke City  38 3 54
Crystal Palace 38 -4 48
38 -2 47
West Ham
38 -3 47
West Brom
38 -13 44
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.


Perak Open

*BAM unless stated; all finals


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.


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.


Atlanta Open

Semi-finals: John Isner (US) bt Denis Kudla (US) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5; Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) bt Gilles Muller (Lux) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

Brazil Cup

Final: Teliana Pereira (Bra) bt Annika Beck (Ger) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Swiss Open

Final: Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt David Goffin (Bel) 7-5, 6-2.

German Open

Final: Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Fabio Fognini (Ita) 7-5, 7-5.

Baku Cup

Final: Margarita Gasparyan (Rus) bt Patricia Tig (Rom) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0.


Taiping Closed Championship

Leading final round scores: 274: Nicholas Fung 70-67-70-67; 276: Ben Leong 66-69-72-69; 277: Khor Kheng Hwai 69-75-68-65; 278: M. Sasidaran 68-67-71-72; 279: Hans Jamil 74-70-68-67; 280: Kemarol Baharin 69-72-71-68 Kenneth De Silva 70-71-69-70; 281: Iylia Jamil 74-71-67-69, Anis Hassan 68-70-71-72; 282: Azman Basharuddin 70-72-74-66, Muhd Wafiyuddin Abdul Manaf 71-70-71-70, R. Nachimuthu 70-69-71-72.

US PGA Quicken Loans National

Leading third round scores (US unless noted): 199: Troy Merritt 70-68-61, Kevin Chappell 64-68-67; 200: Rickie Fowler 67-65-68; 201: Jason Bohn 67-67-67, Kim Whee (Kor) 68-66-67, Charles Howell 67-67-67, David Lingmerth (Swe) 68-65-68; 202: Carl Pettersson (Swe) 70-68-64, Bill Haas 67-71-64, Justin Rose (Eng) 66-71-65, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 63-68-71; 203: Steven Bowditch (Aus) 68-68-67, Danny Lee (Nzl) 67-67-69, Ollie Schniederjans 66-69-68; 204: Vaughn Taylor 70-70-64, Brendan Steele 70-68-66, Cameron Tringale 68-69-67; 205: Andres Romero (Arg) 69-69-67, Justin Thomas 66-71-68, John Peterson 67-70-68; 206: Brian Davis (Eng) 70-70-66, Jason Kokrak 71-68-67, Colt Knost 71-67-68, Steve Wheatcroft 65-73-68, Shawn Stefani 71-67-68, Ernie Els (Rsa) 64-74-68, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa) 66-71-69, Adam Hadwin (Can) 67-70-69, Ricky Barnes 69-68-69, Justin Leonard 64-72-70, Brice Garnett 69-65-72, Pat Perez 67-67-72.

Women’s British Open

Leading third round scores: 208: Ko Jin-young (Kor) 68-71-68, Teresa Lu (Tpe) 68-71-69; 209: Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 68-69-72; 210: Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 68-72-70; 211: Park In-bee (Kor) 69-73-69, Minjee Lee (Aus) 69-72-70, Lydia Ko (Nzl) 66-73-72; 212: Melissa Reid (Bri) 73-70-69, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 67-72-73; 213: Amy Boulden (Bri) 71-74-68, Nicole Broch Larsen (Den) 69-74-70; 214: Maria McBride (Swe) 79-66-69, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 69-72-73; 215: Julieta Granada (Par) 70-74-71; 216: Lexi Thompson (US) 71-75-70, Yani Tseng (Tpe) 72-72-72, Alison Walshe (US) 70-74-72, Cristie Kerr (US) 66-77-73, Kim Hyo-joo (Kor) 65-78-73.

Madeira Island Open

Leading final round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 264: Roope Kakko (Fin) 66-71-64-63; 267: Scott Henry 66-70-65-66; 270: Andrew McArthur 68-70-69-63; 272: Pontus Widegren (Swe) 67-66-67-72, Sebastian Soderberg (Swe) 67-74-66-65; 273: Tom Murray 70-68-68-67; 274: Bjorn Akesson (Swe) 71-65-68-70, Brandon Stone (Rsa) 68-68-66-72, Callum Shinkwin 68-70-70-66; 275: Tiago Cruz (Por) 73-69-65-68, Fredrik Andersson Hed (Ned) 72-69-68-66, Ryan Fox (Nzl) 65-73-72-65; 276: Jose-Filipe Lima (Por) 70-68-69-69, Ricardo Santos (Por) 66-76-69-65, Pierre Relecom (Bel) 68-68-70-70; 277: Rhys Davies 67-71-67-72, Christopher Mivis (Bel) 70-69-69-69.

Paul Lawrie Matchplay

(Britain and Ireland unless stated)

Semi-finals: Robert Karlsson (Swe) bt David Howell on 20th hole, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) bt Marc Warren 3 and 2.

Third placing: David Howell bt Marc Warren by 1 hole


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.



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


Group A
TNB Thunderbolt 3 MBI 0 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.



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


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


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.  


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. 


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


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.


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


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. 


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. 


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.