Motorsport

A Ferrari logo is seen on a car displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany leaves the garage after the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Caren Firouz
Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone arrives at the Yas Marina circuit before the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Ferrari wield axe in structural shake-up

Zaqhwan crowned SuperSport champ in season finale

F1 principals snub Rosberg in best driver poll

F1 had to schedule Korean GP, says Ecclestone

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Jean-Eric Vergne of France talks to media after the qualifying session was halted in the first phase, during the qualifying session of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit October 12, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Vergne named Ferrari simulator driver

21 December 2014

MILAN (Reuters) - French Formula One driver Jean-Eric Vergne, ditched by Toro Rosso after three years on the grid, will test for Ferrari in their simulator next year as they bid to improve on their disappointing fourth place finish this season.

F1 showed its best and worst in 2014

20 December 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One entered a brave new world in 2014 but sometimes the glamour sport seemed more cruel than cool, and more determined to alienate than attract new fans.

Formula One driver Jean-Eric Vergne of France cools himself with a fan during the second practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Vergne replaces De la Rosa as Ferrari test driver

20 December 2014

(Reuters) - Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne has replaced Spaniard Pedro De la Rosa as Ferrari test driver, the Formula One team said on Friday.

Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone arrives for the drivers' parade before the first Russian Grand Prix in Sochi October 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Christmas is a bit of a trial for Ecclestone

18 December 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revisited his German bribery trial in a mischievous Christmas card depicting himself handing over $100 million (64 million pounds) to a masked highwayman pointing a pistol at him.

Stolen Red Bull trophies found in lake

17 December 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Silverware stolen from the Red Bull Formula One factory in Milton Keynes has been found in a lake, police said on Tuesday.

Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico drives during the first free practice session of Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Gutierrez named Ferrari test driver

16 December 2014

MILAN (Reuters) - Ferrari have signed Mexican Esteban Gutierrez as a test and reserve driver for next season, the 16-times Formula One constructors' champions said on Monday.

Williams appoint Nielsen as sporting manager

15 December 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Williams have appointed Steve Nielsen as their new sporting manager, the Formula One team announced on Monday.

Alguersuari tunes in to electric racing

15 December 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Jaime Alguersuari sounds almost like an old-timer when he says today's crop of young Formula One drivers have it easier than in his day.

Spanish World Champions Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez celebrates after winning the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia, November 9, 2014. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

Marquez defends move to Andorra

13 December 2014

(Reuters) - Spanish MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has defended his decision to move to Andorra and said he will still pay taxes in Spain next year.

McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain speeds during the first Russian Grand Prix in Sochi October 12, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Motor racing - Bahrain agrees McLaren share sale to Dennis

12 December 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has agreed to sell some of its stake in McLaren to the Formula One team's overall head Ron Dennis, who is set to become the majority shareholder.

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Malaysian Football

AFF SUZUKI CUP

Final, first leg
Thailand 2 Malaysia 0

Final, second leg
Malaysia 3 Thailand 2 (Thailand won 4-3 on aggregate)

EPL Results & Standings

Liverpool 2 Arsenal 2
Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1
Man City 3 Crystal Palace 0
Aston Villa 1 Man United 1
Hull 0 Swansea 1
QPR 3 West Brom 2
Southampton 3 Everton 0
Tottenham 2 Burnley 1
West Ham 2 Leicester 0


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
16 23 39
Man City
17 22 39
Man Utd 17 12 32
West Ham 17 10 31
Southampton
17 15 29
Arsenal
17 9 27
Tottenham 17 -1 27
Swansea 17 3 25
Newcastle 17 -5 23
Liverpool 17 -3
22
Everton 17 0 21
Aston Villa 17 -10 20
Stoke City 16 -3 19
Sunderland 17 -9 19
West Brom 17 -6 17
QPR 17 -12 17
Crystal Palace 17 -8 15
Burnley 17 -14
15
Hull 17 -9 13
Leicester
17
-14 10
Golf

Dubai Open
Leading final round scores: 272: Arjun Atwal (Ind) 73-65-68-66; 273: Wang Jeung-hun (Kor) 71-67-68-67; 275: Simon Yates (Sco) 71-67-69-68; 276: Jake Higginbottom (Aus) 72-71-69-64, Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha) 74-69-65-68; 277: Carlos Pigem (Spa) 70-73-68-66, Daisuke Kataoka (Jpn) 73-66-68-70, Pariya Junhasavasdikul (Tha) 68-72-67-70, Chapchai Nirat (Tha) 71-69-67-70, Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 70-72-64-71; 278: Bryce Easton (Rsa) 69-71-69-69, Mo Joong-kyung (Kor) 70-71-68-69, Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind) 69-69-69-71, Shiv Kapur (Ind) 71-66-69-72; 279: Unho Park (Aus) 75-68-69-67, Rattanon Wannasrichan (Tha) 75-70-67-67, Thitiphun Chuayprakong (Tha) 70-71-67-71, Darren Clarke (Nir) 72-71-64-72.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Tuesday, Dec 23
Stoke v Chelsea - 4am**

Friday, Dec 26
Chelsea v West Ham - 8.45pm
Burnley v Liverpool - 11pm
Crystal Palace v Southampton - 11pm
Everton v Stoke - 11pm
Leicester v Tottenham - 11pm
Man United v Newcastle - 11pm
Sunderland v Hull - 11pm
Swansea v Aston Villa - 11pm
West Brom v Man City - 11pm

Saturday, Dec 27
Arsenal v QPR - 1.30am**

Sunday, Dec 28
Tottenham v Man United - 8pm
Southampton v Chelsea - 10.05pm
Aston Villa v Sunderland - 11pm
Hull v Leicester - 11pm
Man City v Burnley - 11pm
QPR v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Stoke v West Brom - 11pm
West Ham v Arsenal - 11pm
Newcastle v Everton - 11pm

Tuesday, Dec 30
Liverpool v Swansea - 4am**

Thursday, Jan 1
Stoke v Man United - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Hull v Everton - 11pm
Liverpool v Leicester - 11pm
Man City v Sunderland - 11pm
Newcastle v Burnley - 11pm
QPR v Swansea - 11pm
Southampton v Arsenal - 11pm
West Ham v West Brom - 11pm

Friday, Jan 2
Tottenham v Chelsea - 1.30am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Last 16 draw

(First leg ties on Feb 17-18, 24-25; Second leg on March 10-11, 17-18)

Paris St Germain (Fra) vs Chelsea (Eng)
Manchester City (Eng) vs Barcelona (Spa)
Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) vs Atletico Madrid (Spa)
Juventus (Ita) vs Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
Schalke (Ger) vs Real Madrid (Spa)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr) vs Bayern Munich (Ger)
Arsenal (Eng) vs Monaco (Fra)
FC Basel (Swi) vs FC Porto (Por)

Other Football Results

World Club Cup
Final: Real Madrid 2 San Lorenzo 0.

Dutch Div 1: Cambuur 2 Zwolle 1, Dordrecht 1 Groningen 1, PSV Eindhoven 5 Go Ahead Eagles 0, AZ Alkmaar 0 Utrecht 3.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 43, 2. Ajax 36, 3. FC Zwolle 29, 4. AZ Alkmaar 28, 5. Feyenoord 28.

French Div 1: Paris St Germain 0 Montpellier 0, Caen 1 Bastia 1, Lorient 1 Nantes 2, Metz 0 Monaco 1, Rennes 1 Reims 3, Toulouse 1 Guingamp 1.
Leading standings: 1. Marseille 38, 2. Paris St Germain 38, 3. Lyon 36, 4. Saint-Etienne 33, 5. Monaco                32.

German Div 1: Schalke 0 Hamburg 0, Bayer Leverkusen 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1, Augsburg 2 Borussia Moenchengladbach 1, Werder Bremen 2 Borussia Dortmund 1, VfB Stuttgart 0 Paderborn 0, VfL Wolfsburg 2 Cologne 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern  Munich 45, 2. Wolfsburg 34, 3. Bayer Leverkusen 28, 4. Borussia  Moenchengladbach 27, 4. Schalke 27.

Italian Serie A: Sassuolo 1 Cesena 1, Roma 0 AC Milan 0.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 39, 2. Roma 36, 3. Napoli 27, 4. Lazio 26, 5. Sampdoria 26.

Portuguese Premier League: Estoril 1 Vitoria Guimaraes 0.
Leading standings: 1. Benfica 34, 2. FC Porto 31, 3. Vitoria Guimaraes 28, 4. Sporting Braga 25, 5. Sporting Lisbon 24.

Scottish Premier League: Aberdeen 1 Kilmarnock 0, Partick Thistle 1 Dundee 1, Ross County 0 Hamilton Academical 1, St Johnstone 1 Inverness CT 0, St Mirren 0 Motherwell 1.
Leading standings: 1. Celtic 38, 2. Aberdeen 34, 3. Hamilton Academical 33, 4. Inverness CT 32, 5. Dundee  United 31.

Scottish Championship: Dumbarton 0 Falkirk 3, Hearts 2 Alloa 0, Queen of the South 1 Cowdenbeath 2, Raith 1 Hibernian 3, Rangers 2 Livingston 0.
Leading standings: 1. Hearts 44, 2. Rangers 35, 3. Hibernian 28, 4. Queen of the South 28, 5. Falkirk 26.

Spanish Div 1: Barcelona 5 Cordoba 0, Levante 1 Real Sociedad 1, Eibar 0 Valencia 1, Rayo Vallecano 1 Espanyol 3.
Leading standings: 1. Real Madrid 39, 2. Barcelona 38, 3. Atletico Madrid 32, 4. Valencia 31, 5. Sevilla 30.

Badminton

BWF WORLD SUPERSERIES FINALS

All final

Men’s singles: Chen Long (Chn) bt Hans Kristian-Vittinghus (Den) 21-16, 21-10.
Men's doubles: Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) bt Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) 19-21, 21-19, 21-16.
Women’s singles: Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) bt Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) 21-17, 21-12.
Women’s doubles: Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) bt Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) 21-17, 21-14.
Mixed doubles: Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Liu Cheng-Bao Yixin (Chn) 21-15, 21-12.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Dallas 99 San Antonio 93, Phoenix 99 New York 90, Portland 114 New Orleans 88, Charlotte 104 Utah 86, Atlanta 104 Houston 97, Denver 76 Indiana 73, LA Clippers 106 Milwaukee 102.

AGONG CUP NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Men's final: Malacca 76 Police 69.
Third-placing: Sarawak 75 KL 51.

Women's final: Selangor 46 Johor 43.
Third placing: KL 62 Malacca 48.

Squash

WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Final: Nicol David (Mas) bt Raneem El Welily (Egy) 5-11, 11-8, 7-11, 14-12, 11-5.

IPT 1Malaysia Squash Circuit

MEN
Final: Ivan Yuen (UPM) bt Mohd Addeen Idrakie (UM) 11-8, 11-9, 11-8.
Third placing playoff: Mohd Amir Farhan (UPM) bt Shaun Kwan (Nilai) 12-10, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7.

WOMEN
Final: Zulhijjah Azan (UPM) bt Jadeleen Lee (Sunway) 11-3, 11-9, 11-3.
Third placing playoff: Ilya Kareena Ibrahim (UiTM) bt Sima Padbod (MAHSA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6.

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Sports Calendar

December

Nov 22-Dec 20
Football: AFF Suzuki Cup
Singapore/Vietnam

Dec 1-6
Squash: Women’s World Team Championship
Niagara on the lake, Canada

Dec 2-4
Golf: USPGA Champions Tour - PNC Father-Son Challenge
Orlando, Florida 

Dec 3-7
Swimming: World Championships (short course)
Doha, Qatar

Dec 4-15
Bowling: World Bowling Championship 2014
Abu Dhabi

Dec 5-7
Track Cycling: World Cup
London 

Dec 8-13
Badminton: Yonex Grand Prix
California, USA

Dec 6-14
Hockey: Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy
Bhubaneswar, India

Dec 12–19 
Squash: Women’s World Championship
Egypt

Dec 17-21
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals
Dubai

January 2015

ATHLETICS

Jan 2: Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, Japan
Jan 3: Xiamen International Marathon, China
Jan 18: Houston Marathon, USA
Jan 23: Dubai Marathon
Jan 25: Hong Kong Marathon; Osaka Women's Marathon, Japan
Jan 31: Karlsruhe-IAAF Indoor Meet, Germany

BADMINTON

Jan 13-18: Malaysia Masters, Kuching
Jan 15-18: Swedish Masters, Sweden
Jan 20-25: Syed Modi Championships, India
Jan 27-Feb 1: China International Challenge

BOWLING

Jan 2-11: Brunswick Ballmaster Open, Finland
Jan 11-18: Irish Open Championships, Dublin
Jan 15-26: Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, Thailand

CYCLING

Jan 17-25: Tour Down Under, Australia
Jan 17-18: Track Cycling World Cup, Colombia
Jan 29-Feb 1: New Zealand Cycle Classic

FOOTBALL

Jan 9-31: AFC Asian Cup, Australia
Jan 17-Feb 8: African Cup of Nations,Equatorial Guinea

GOLF

Jan 9-12: Tournament of Champions, Hawaii, USA
Jan 15-18: Sony Open, Hawaii, USA
Jan 22-25: Humana Challenge, California, USA
Jan 29-Feb 1: Phoenix Open, Arizona, USA

HOCKEY

Jan 17-25: World League Round 2 (Men), Singapore

MOTORSPORT

Jan 10: Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix, Argentina

SQUASH

Jan 2-6: British Junior Open, Sheffield, England
Jan 14-23: Tournament of Champions; New York, USA
Jan 21-26: Greenwich Open, Connecticut, USA
Jan 22-27: Motor City Open, Michigan, USA
Jan 27-Feb 1: Winnipeg Women's Open, Manitoba, Canada
Jan 29-Feb 3: Cleveland Classic, Ohio, USA

TENNIS

Jan 4-10: Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia
Jan 4-11: Brisbane International, Australia
Jan 5-11: Chennai Open, India
Jan 5-10: Qatar Open, Doha
Jan 12-17: Apia International Sydney, Australia
Jan 12-17: Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 19-Feb 1: Australian Open, Melbourne

February 2015

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Feb 1: NFL Superbowl, Arizona, USA

ATHLETICS

Feb 1: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Moscow, Russia
Feb 7: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Boston, USA
Feb 19: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 21: IAAF World Indoor Meet, Birmingham, Britain
Feb 22: Tokyo Marathon, Japan

BADMINTON

Feb 18-21: Austrian Open, Vienna
Feb 24-March 1: German Open, Mulheim an der Ruhr

CRICKET

Feb 14-March 29: World Cup, Australia and New Zealand

CYCLING

Feb 18-22: World Track Championships, TBA

DIVING

Feb 20-22: Diving Grand Prix, Germany

FOOTBALL

Feb 3- Aug 5: Copa Libertadores, various locations
Feb 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 First Leg, various locations
Feb 24-25: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations

GOLF

Feb 2-8: Farmers Insurance Open, California, USA
Feb 9-15: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, California, USA
Feb 23-March 1: The Honda Classic, Florida, USA

SQUASH

Feb 4-8: Delaware Open (Women), USA 
Feb 5-8: Swedish Open, Linkoping
Feb 24 - March 4: Windy City Open, Chicago, USA

TENNIS

Feb 2-8: Ecuador Open, Quito
Feb 2-8: Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France
Feb 2-8: Zagreb Indoors, Croatia
Feb 9-15: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Holland
Feb 9-15: Brazil Open, Sao Paulo
Feb 9-15: Memphis Open, USA
Feb 9- Nov 15: Fed Cup, various locations
Feb 16-22: Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 16-22: Delray Beach Open, USA
Feb 16-22: Open 13, Marseille, France
Feb 23-28: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, U.A.E
Feb 23-28: Mexico Open, Acapulco
Feb 23 - March 1: Argentina Open, Buenos Aires

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