Motorsport

Mercedes Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leaves from his garage during pre-season testing at the Jerez racetrack in southern Spain February 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
McLaren's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain gestures to the media as he leaves a hospital where he has been hospitalized since Sunday, in Sant Cugat, north of Barcelona February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany drives his car during a testing session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona February 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Albert Gea

I'm as ready as I can be, says Hamilton

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Rosberg shows Mercedes' true pace in testing

Marquez leads the way again in final Sepang test

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Force India Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany poses with the new Force India racing car during its presentation at Soumaya museum in Mexico City January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Hulkenberg positive after first laps in new car

28 February 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Nico Hulkenberg looked for the positives after finally getting his hands on Force India's new Formula One car with barely any time left to test it before next month's Australian season-opener.

Former Formula One driver Niki Lauda of Germany is pictured speaking though a Mercedes logo during testing session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona February 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Albert Gea

Lauda neutral on chances of German GP happening

27 February 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The chances of Germany hosting a Formula One Grand Prix this year are only 50-50 despite determined efforts to save it, according to Niki Lauda.

McLaren's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain gestures to the media as he leaves a hospital where he has been hospitalized since Sunday, in Sant Cugat, north of Barcelona February 25, 2015.   REUTERS/Albert Gea

Alonso says he is fine after crash

27 February 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - McLaren's Fernando Alonso assured his fans that he was fine on Friday in his first public comments since crashing heavily in Formula One testing last weekend.

McLaren Formula One racing driver Jenson Button of Britain drives his car during pre-season testing at the Jerez racetrack in southern Spain February 4, 2015. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

McLaren's big push ends back in the garage

27 February 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Jenson Button completed just one timed lap as misfiring McLaren's hopes of picking up speed in Formula One's final pre-season test stalled before lunchtime on Thursday.

McLaren's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain gestures to the media as he leaves a hospital where he has been hospitalized since Sunday, in Sant Cugat, north of Barcelona February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Alonso 'completely fine' after crash, says Dennis

26 February 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso is "devoid of all injuries" from Sunday's crash in testing and is expected to line up on the grid for the season-opening race in Australia next month, McLaren boss Ron Dennis said on Thursday.

McLaren's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain gestures to the media as he leaves a hospital where he has been hospitalized since Sunday, in Sant Cugat, north of Barcelona February 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Albert Gea

Alonso leaves hospital, to miss final test

25 February 2015

BARCELONA (Reuters) - McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week's final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital on Wednesday following a big crash three days ago.

Stevens to race for Manor/Marussia F1 team

25 February 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - British driver Will Stevens will race for Manor F1 this season after new investors brought the former Marussia Formula One outfit back from the brink of oblivion.

Force India Formula One drivers Sergio Perez of Mexico (R) and Nico Hulkenberg of Germany pose with the new Force India racing car during its presentation at Soumaya museum in Mexico City January 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Force India hope to debut new F1 car on Friday

25 February 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Force India will have a maximum of three days testing with their new Formula One car before the start of the season after the team said it would not debut in Spain until Friday.

MotoGP champ Marquez back to best in Sepang test

24 February 2015

SEPANG: Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez is a relieved man. After Monday's dismal test run, he's back to his speedy best by topping the timesheets in Tuesday's second day of testing at the Sepang International Circuit.

Medical staff evacuate McLaren's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain to an helicopter after crashing his car during a test session at Catalunya's racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona February 22, 2015.   REUTERS/stringer

McLaren blame gusting winds for Alonso crash

24 February 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - McLaren have blamed gusting winds for Fernando Alonso's Formula One testing crash on Sunday and dismissed 'erroneous rumours' that an electrical fault could have rendered the driver unconscious before the impact.

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Malaysian Football

FA CUP SECOND ROUND

Penang 1 Perlis 0, Felda United 2 Selangor 2 (aet, Selangor win 4-2 on penalties), Malacca 1 Terengganu 3, Shahzan Muda 1 Perak 3, T-Team 3 Armed Forces 0 (aet), Kedah Malays 0 Lions XII 4, SPA Putrajaya 3 Kuantan FA 0, JDT II 2 PKNS FC 1.

Monday

Pahang vs JDT

SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 7
All matches at 8.45pm

Pahang v Sime Darby FC
JDT v Sarawak
Perak v Kelantan
Felda United v Lions XII
Terengganu v armed Forces
Police v Selangor


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Felda United
3 4 7
Perak
3 4 7
Police 3 3 6
Terengganu 3 1 6
Kelantan 
3 0 6
Sarawak 3 2 5
JDT 3 1 4
Lions XII
3 0 4
Selangor 3 -2 2
Pahang
3 -2 2
Armed Forces
3 -5 0
Sime Darby
3 -6 0
EPL Results & Standings

West Ham 1 Crystal Palace 3
Burnley 0 Swansea 1 
Man United 2 Sunderland 0
Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 0
Stoke 1 Hull 0 
West Brom 1 Southampton 0


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
26 34 60
Man City
26 31 55
Man United
27 20 50
Arsenal
26 20 48
Southampton
27 18 46
Liverpool   26 
9 45
Tottenham
26 5 44
Swansea  27 -3 40
West Ham 
27 6 39
Stoke City  27 -3 39
Newcastle  27 -10 35
Crystal Palace 27 -7 30
West Brom
27 -9 30
Everton
26 -4 28
Hull 27 -11 26
Sunderland 27 -16 25
QPR 26 -18 22
Burnley 27 -20 22
Aston Villa 27 -24 22
Leicester
26
-18 18
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Sunday, March 1
Liverpool v Man City - 8pm
Arsenal v Everton - 10.05pm

Wednesday, March 4
Aston Villa v West Brom - 3.45am**
Hull v Sunderland - 3.45pm**
Southampton v Crystal Palace - 3.45am**

Thursday, March 5
Man City v Leicester - 3.45am**
Newcastle v Man United - 3.45am**
QPR v Arsenal - 3.45am**
Stoke v Everton - 3.45am**
Tottenham v Swansea - 3.45am**
West Ham v Chelsea - 3.45am**
Liverpool v Burnley - 4am**

Saturday, March 7
QPR v Tottenham - 11pm

Saturday, March 14
Crystal Palace v QPR - 8.45pm
Arsenal v West Ham - 11pm
Everton v Newcastle - 11pm
Leicester v Hull - 11pm
Sunderland v Aston Villa - 11pm
West Brom v Stoke - 11pm

Sunday, March 15
Burnley v Man City - 1.30am**
Chelsea v Southampton - 9.30pm 
Man United v Tottenham - 12mn

Tuesday, March 17
Swansea v Liverpool - 4am** 

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Last 16 draw

(Second leg on March 10-11, 17-18)

Schalke (Ger) 0 Real Madrid (Spa) 2.
FC Basel (Swi) 1 FC Porto (Por) 1.
Paris St Germain (Fra) 1 Chelsea (Eng) 1.
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr) 0 Bayern Munich (Ger) 0.
Manchester City (Eng) 1 Barcelona (Spa) 2.
Juventus (Ita) 2 Borussia Dortmund (Ger) 1.
Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) 1 Atletico Madrid (Spa) 0.
Arsenal (Eng) 1 Monaco (Fra) 3.

Other Football Results

Europa League

Round of 16 (ties to be played March 12 and 19)

Everton (Eng) v Dynamo Kyiv (Ukr)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukr) v Ajax (Ned)
Zenit (Rus) v Torino (Ita)
VfL Wolfsburg (Ger) v Inter Milan (Ita)
Villarreal (Spa) v Sevilla (Spa)
Napoli (Ita) v Dinamo Moscow (Rus)
Club Brugge (Bel) v Beşiktaş (Tur)
Fiorentina (Ita) v AS Roma (Ita)

English Championship: Birmingham 1 Brentford 0, Blackpool 1 Wigan Athletic 3, Bolton 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0, Bournemouth 0 Blackburn 0, Cardiff 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 3 Huddersfield Town 0, Fulham 2 Derby County 0, Leeds 2 Watford 3, Reading 0 Nottingham Forest 3, Rotherham United 2 Millwall 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2 Middlesbrough 0.
Leading standings: 1. Derby 65, 2. Middlesbrough 63, 3. Watford 62, 4. Bournemouth 60, 5. Ipswich 60.

Dutch Div 1: Vitesse Arnhem 2 FC Zwolle 1, FC Twente 1 NAC Breda 1, AZ Alkmaar 2 Willem II 0, Cambuur 1 Heracles 0, Dordrecht 2 Go Ahead Eagles 1.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 64, 2. Ajax 50, 3. AZ Alkmaar 47, 4. Feyenoord 44, 5. Vitesse Arnhem 40.

French Div 1: Lille 2 Lyon 1, Bordeaux 1 Reims 1, Toulouse 1 Saint-Etienne 1, Lorient 2 SC Bastia 0, Lens 0 Rennes 1, Metz 1 Evian 2.
Leading standings: 1. Lyon 54, 2. Paris St Germain 52, 3. Marseille 50, 4. Saint-Etienne 43, 5. Monaco 43.

German Div 1: Borussia Dortmund 3 Schalke 0, Bayer Leverkusen 1 Freiburg 0, Hoffenheim 2 Mainz 0, Hannover 1 VfB Stuttgart 1, Hertha Berlin 1 Augsburg 0, Eintracht Frankfurt 2 Hamburg 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 58, 2. Wolfsburg 47, 3. Borussia Moenchengladbach 37, 4. Bayer  Leverkusen 36, 5. Schalke 35.

Italian Serie A: Chievo 0 AC Milan 0.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 57, 2. Roma 48, 3. Napoli 45, 4. Lazio 40, 5. Fiorentina 39.

Portuguese Premier League: Gil Vicente 1 Boavista 1, Benfica 6 Estoril 0, Rio Ave 0 Sporting Braga 2.

Scottish Premier League: Dundee United 0 Partick Thistle 2, Motherwell 2 Inverness CT 1, Ross County 1 Dundee 0, St Johnstone 0 Kilmarnock 0, St Mirren 1 Hamilton Academical 0.
Leading standings: 1. Celtic 60, 2. Aberdeen 57, 3. Inverness CT 53, 4. Dundee United 46, 5. Hamilton  Academical 41.

Spanish Div 1: Granada 1 Barcelona 3, Rayo Vallecano 4 Levante 2, Almeria 0 Deportivo La Coruna 0.
Leading standings: 1. Real Madrid 60, 2. Barcelona 59, 3. Atletico Madrid 53, 4. Valencia 50, 5. Sevilla 45.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Golden State 113 Toronto 89, Indiana 93 Cleveland 86, Atlanta 95 Orlando 88, New Orleans 104 Miami 102, Houston 102 Brooklyn 98, New York 121 Detroit 115 (2OT), Philadelphia 89 Washington 81, Boston 106 Charlotte 98, Chicago 96 Minnesota 89, Utah 104 Denver 82, LA Clippers 97 Memphis 79, San Antonio 107 Sacramento 96, LA Lakers 101 Milwaukee 93, Portland 115 Oklahoma City 112.

Tennis

Argentina Open

Semi-finals: Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Carlos Berlocq (Arg) 7-6 (9-7), 6-2; Juan Monaco (Arg) bt Nicolas Almagro (Spa) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4.

Dubai Open

Final: Roger Federer (Swi) bt Novak Djokovic (Srb) 6-3, 7-5.

Mexico Open

Semi-finals

Men: David Ferrer (Spa) bt Ryan Harrison (US) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0; Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Women: Caroline Garcia (Fra) bt Maria Sharapova (Rus) w/o; Timea Bacsinszky (Sui) bt Sesil Karatantcheva (Bul) 6-2, 6-4.

Qatar Open

Final: Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Victoria Azarenka (Blr) 6-4, 6-3.

Golf

Honda Classic

Leading second round scores (USA unless noted): 133: Padraig Harrington (Irl) 67-66; 134: Patrick Reed 67-67; 135: Ian Poulter (Eng) 71-64, Brendan Steele 66-69; 136: Luke Donald (Eng) 69-67; 137: Russell Knox (Sco) 69-68, Jim Herman 65-72; 138: Phil Mickelson 71-67, Martin Flores 67-71; 139: Daniel Hummerhays 71-68, Robert Garrigus 70-69, Paul Casey (Eng) 69-70, Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 68-71, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 74-65, Jeff Overton 71-68, Daniel Berger 68-71, SJ Park (Kor) 68-71; 140: Jason Dufner 71-69, Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 69-71; 141: Scott Stallings 71-70, Robert Allenby (Aus) 72-69, Cameron Tringale 71-70, Sean O’Hair 70-71, Scott Piercy 68-73, Charles Howell 70-71, Carl Petterson (Swe) 72-69.

Honda LPGA Thailand

Leading third round scores: 203: Stacy Lewis (US) 66-64-73; 204: Amy Yang (Kor) 67-66-71; 205: Sandra Gal (Ger) 71-66-68; 206: Jenny Shin (Kor) 70-66-70, Lee Mi-rim (Kor) 67-69-70; 208: Tseng Yani (Tpe) 66-72-70; 209: Mo Martin (US) 68-71-70, Chella Choi (Kor) 71-69-69; 210: Lee-Ann Pace (Rsa) 71-67-71, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 67-75-68, Lexi Thompson (US) 68-71-71, Feng Shanshan (Chn) 70-69-71, Azahara Munoz (Spa) 69-70-71, Caroline Masson (Ger) 70-66-74.

Joburg Open

Leading third round score (South African unless stated): 201: Wallie Coetsee 66-65-70; 203: Jacques Blaauw 67-69-67, David Howell (Eng) 66-69-68, Tjaart van der Walt 63-69-71, Steve Webster (Eng) 72-66-65; 204: Thomas Aiken 67-67-70, George Coetzee 66-69-69, Simon Dyson (Eng) 65-67-72, Anthony Michael 68-67-69, Garth Mulroy 64-68-72, Andy Sullivan (Eng) 71-65-68, Chris Swanepeol 70-67-67, Anthony Wall (Eng) 67-66-71, Paul Waring (Eng) 68-69-67; 205: Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) 70-67-68; 206: Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 67-67-72, Darren Fichardt 68-71 67, Kevin Phelan (Irl) 67-68-71, Justin Walter 71-66-69, Jaco van Zyl 69-67-70.

Squash

Windy City Open, Chicago

First round

Men: Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Borja Golan (Spa) 11-9, 11-6, 13-11; Daryl Selby (Eng) bt Chris Hanson (US) 11-6, 11-4, 11-2; James Willstrop (Eng) bt Cesar Salazar (Mex) 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5; Peter Barker (Eng) bt Stephen Coppinger (Rsa) 6-11, 14-12, 11-6, 11-3; Omar Mosaad (Egy) bt Simon Rosner (Ger) 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 13-11; Alister Walker (Bot) bt Mohamed Abouelghar (Egy) 13-11, 11-3, 11-5; Cameron Pilley (Aus) bt Greg Lobban (Sco) 11-4, 11-3, 11-9; Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bt Henrik Mustonen (Fin) 11-1, 11-1, 11-4.

Women: Camille Serme (Fra) bt Samantha Cornett (Can) 11-6, 11-5, 11-3; Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) bt Nicolette Fernandes (Guy) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7; Emma Beddoes (Eng) bt Salma Hany (Egy) 4-0, rtd; Laura Massaro (Eng) bt Delia Arnold (Mas) 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 13-11; Low Wee Wern (Mas) bt Habiba Mohamed (Egy) 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6; Rachael Grinham (Aus) bt Joey Chan (Hkg) 11-6, 2-11, 15-13, 11-6; Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy) bt Tesni Evans (Wal) 11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8; Raneem El Welily (Egy) bt Line Hansen (Den) 11-3, 11-5, 11-3.

Badminton

German Open

Semi-finals

Men’s singles: Jan O Jorgensen (Den) bt Vincent Wong (Hkg) 21-18, 21-13; Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Ina) bt Son Wan-ho (Kor) 21-17, 21-15. 

Men's doubles: Mads Conrad Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding (Den) bt Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) 21-16, 21-14; Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) bt Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den) 21-7, 19-21, 21-17.

Women's singles: Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) v Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn) 21-19, 21-13; Carolina Marin (Spa) bt Sayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 21-16, 21-12. 

Women’s doubles: Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) bt Chang Ye-na-Yoo Hae-won (Kor) 21-15, 21-18; Della Destiara Haris-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) bt Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei (Mas) 21-13, 15-21, 21-18.

Mixed doubles: Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Camilla Pedersen (Den) v Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock (Eng) 21-17, 21-16; Mads Pieler Kolding-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) bt Sam Magee-Chloe Magee (Irl) 21-6, 21-12.    

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Sports Calendar

March

ATHLETICS

March 6-8: 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships, Czech Republic

BADMINTON

March 3-8: All-England Open, Birmingham
March 10-15: Swiss Open, Basel
March 17-22: Vietnam International Challenge, Hanoi
March 18-21: Polish Open, Arlamow
March 24-29: India Open, New Delhi
March 31- April 5: Maybank Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur

BOWLING 

March 20-26: DIBC Open Bowling Tournament, Dubai
March 22-31: Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, Macau

CYCLING

March 8-15: Le Tour de Langkawi

DIVING

March 13-5: World Series, Beijing
March 19-21: World Series, Dubai

FOOTBALL

March 10-11: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations
March 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations

GOLF

March 2-8: World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Florida
March 9-15: Valspar Championship, Florida
March 16-22: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Florida
March 23-29: Valero Texas Open, US

HOCKEY

March 7-15: World League Round 2 (Women), New Delhi

MOTORSPORT

March 14: Formula E: Miami ePrix, Florida, US
March 15: Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne
March 29: Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Sepang
March 29: Qatar MotoGP Grand Prix, Losail

SQUASH

March 13-20: Dubai Open (Men), UAE
March 23-27: Canary Wharf Classic (Men), London
March 31 - Apr 5: Open de Paris (Men), Paris

TENNIS

March 6-8: Davis Cup (First round), various locations
March 9-16: BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, US
March 23-30: Miami Open, US

April

ATHLETICS

Apr 5: Daegu International Marathon, South Korea
Apr 12: Milano Marathon, Italy.
             Mangyoungdae Marathon, North Korea
             Brighton Marathon, Britain
             Rotterdam Marathon, Holland
             Santiago Marathon, Chile
             Paris Marathon, France
             Vienna City Marathon, Austria
Apr 19: Hannover Marathon, Germany
             Nagano Marathon, Japan
Apr 20: Boston Marathon, USA
Apr 26: London Marathon, England
     Madrid Marathon, Spain

BADMINTON

Apr 7-12: Singapore Open
Apr 14-19: China Masters, Changzhou
April 21-16: Asia Championships, China
Apr 28-May 3: New Zealand Open, Auckland

DIVING

Apr 2-5: Grand Prix, Mexico
Apr 9-12: Grand Prix, Canada
Apr 16-19: Grand Prix, Puerto Rico
Apr 24-26: World Series, Russia

FOOTBALL

Apr 14-15: Champions League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 16: Europa League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 18-19: FA Cup semi-finals, Wembley
Apr 21-22: Champions League quarter-finals first leg
Apr 23: Europa League quarter-finals first leg

GOLF

Asian Tour
Apr 23-26:
Indonesian Open, Jakarta

US PGA
Apr 2-5: Houston Open, Texas
Apr 9-12: US Masters, Georgia
Apr 16-19: RBC Heritage, South Carolina
Apr 23-26: Zurich Classic, Louisiana
Apr 29-May 3: World Golf Championships Match Play, San Francisco

European Tour
Apr 23-26:
China Open, Shanghai

LPGA
Apr 2-5:
ANA Inspiration, California
Apr 15-18: Lotte Championship, Hawaii
Apr 23-26: Swinging Skirts Classic, San Francisco

MotoGP

Apr 10-12: Grand Prix of the Americas, Texas
Apr 17-19: Argentinian Grand Prix, Temas de Rio

FORMULA ONE

Apr 10-12: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
Apr 17-19: Bahrain Grand Prix, Shakir

SQUASH

March 31-Apr 5: Paris Open (men), France
Apr 2-10: El Gouna International (men), Egypt
Apr 7-12: Texas Open (women), USA
Apr 20-24: Malaysian Tour Leg 2
Apr 13-19: Grasshopper Cup (men), Switzerland
Apr 29-May 2: Canadian Championships

TENNIS

Apr 6-12: Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco
                US Men’s Clay Court Championship, Houston
Apr 12-19: Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco
Apr 20-26: Barcelona Open, Spain
                  BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy, Romania
Apr 27-May 3: BMW Open, Germany
                        Estoril Open, Portugal
                        Istanbul Open, Turkey

TABLE TENNIS

Apr 26-May 3: World Championships, China

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