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Lauda dismisses talk of Mercedes supplying Red Bull

5 July 2015

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Mercedes F1 non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has dismissed a report suggesting Formula One rivals Red Bull could switch from Renault to Mercedes engines with Aston Martin branding.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone walks in the Mercedes team garage during the third practice session of the Canadian F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Ecclestone has more talks with Monza

5 July 2015

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he is still hoping to keep Monza on the calendar after 2016 following further discussions with Italian Grand Prix officials but the situation remains open.

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Mercedes' Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes non executive chairman Niki Lauda
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Lauda swapped trophies for free car washes

5 July 2015

SILVERSTONE, England, (Reuters) - Triple world champion Niki Lauda agrees with Lewis Hamilton's comments about 'ugly' Formula One trophies but says they were so bad in his day that he swapped them for a lifetime of free car washes.

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Jenson Button of McLaren makes a pitstop during qualifying
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Button has little to smile about at Silverstone

5 July 2015

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Jenson Button joked he would like to see reverse starting grids introduced into Formula One with immediate effect but the McLaren driver had little to smile about otherwise at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

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Mercedes Lewis Hamilton of Britain in action during practice
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Resilient Hamilton just wants to be himself

4 July 2015

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - The hardest moment, the ultimate test have been overcome already and whatever else the season throws at Lewis Hamilton, the double Formula One world champion feels more than equipped to handle it.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone walks in the Mercedes team garage during the third practice session of the Canadian F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Ecclestone must help improve F1 image, says Mallya

4 July 2015

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has called on Bernie Ecclestone to work with teams to help "un-crap" Formula One if the commercial supremo thinks the product is not good enough.

Force India and Lotus have Red Bull in their sights

4 July 2015

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Force India and Lotus believe Red Bull's woes have made fourth place in the Formula One championship more than just a dream this season.

Mercedes Nico Rosberg of Germany during practice
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Rosberg fastest in British GP practice

3 July 2015

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - The home crowd were cheering for Lewis Hamilton but Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg was the man on top of the timesheets in both free practice sessions for the British Grand Prix on Friday.

F1 ditches plan to bring back refuelling

3 July 2015

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One has abandoned controversial plans to reintroduce refuelling from 2017 after teams decided it would not be a good move, Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley said on Friday.

Takahashi finding pace at Suzuka

3 July 2015

PETALING JAYA: Yuki Takahashi is not just racing for his friends and family. He is also doing it for the team and his hospitalised Malaysian team-mate Zamri Baba.

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Malaysian Football

Super League

Selangor 1 Pahang 3
JDT 2 Police 1
Lions XII 3 Kelantan 0
Felda United 2 Sime Darby 2
Perak 2 Armed Forces 1
Terengganu 4 Sarawak 2

Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
14 10 30
14 9 28
14 10 27
14 7 24
Felda United
14 4 22
14 2 21
Lions XII 
14 1 20
Terengganu 14 -5 17
Sarawak 14 -7 13
12 -9
Armed Forces
13 -8 10
Sime Darby
13 -16 4
UEFA Champions League

First qualifying round (To be played on June 30 & July 1 and July 7 & 8)

First leg: B36 Torshavn (Fro) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 2; Crusaders (Nrl) 0 FC Levadia Tallinn (Est) 0, Lincoln Red Imps (Gib) 0 FC Santa Coloma (And) 0, Pyunik (Arm) 2 Folgore (Smr) 1.

Second qualifying round (matches to be played on July 14 & 15 and July 21 & 22)

Hibernians FC (Mlt) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (Isr), APOEL FC (Cyp) v FK Vardar (Mkd), Qarabag FK (Aze) v FK Rudar Pljevlja (Mne); FK Sarajevo (Bih) v KKS Lech Poznan (Pol); NK Maribor (Slo) v FC Astana (Kaz); FC BATE Borisov (Blr) v Dundalk FC (Irl); HJK Helsinki (Fin) v FK Ventspils (Lat), FC Midtjylland (Den) v Lincoln FC (Gib) or FC Santa Coloma (And); Molde FK (Nor) v FC Pyunik (Arm) or SS Folgore (Smr); Malmo FF (Swe) v FK Zalgiris Vilnius (Ltu); Celtic FC (Sco) v Stjarnan (Isl), FK AS Trencin (Svk) v FC Steaua Bucarest (Rom), FK Partizan (Srb) v FC Dila Gori (Geo), PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) v FC Milsami Orhei (Mda), CS Fola Esch (Lux) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Cro), KF Skenderbeu (Alb) v Crusaders FC (Nir) or FC Levadia Tallinn (Est); B36 Torshavn (Fro) or The New Saints FC (Wal) v Videoton FC (Hun)

*The winners of the second qualifying round will advance to the third qualifying round (to be played on August 18 & 19 and 25 & 26). The winners from the third round will advance to the tournament proper, which begins on Sept 15 & 16.

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

Arsenal v West Ham
Bournemouth v Aston Villa 
Chelsea v Swansea 
Everton v Watford 
Leicester v Sunderland 
Man United v Tottenham 
Newcastle v Southampton 
Norwich v Crystal Palace 
Stoke v Liverpool 
West Brom v Man City

Saturday, Aug 15 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Man United
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Liverpool v Bournemouth
Man City v Chelsea
Southampton v Everton
Sunderland v Norwich
Swansea v Newcastle
Tottenham v Stoke 
Watford v West Brom 
West Ham v Leicester 

Saturday, Aug 22 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Arsenal v Liverpool 
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa 
Everton v Man City 
Leicester v Tottenham 
Man United v Newcastle 
Norwich v Stoke 
Sunderland v Swansea 
Watford v Southampton 
West Brom v Chelsea 
West Ham v Bournemouth 

Saturday, Aug 29 - All matches at 10pm unless stated

Aston Villa v Sunderland
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Man City v Watford
Newcastle v Arsenal
Southampton v Norwich
Stoke v West Brom
Swansea v Man United
Tottenham v Everton

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Women's World Cup

Final: USA v Japan

Copa America

Final: Chile 0 Argentina 0 (0-0 aet, Chile win 4-1 on penalty)

Third placing: Peru 2 Paraguay 0 


Asian Junior Championships

All Final

Boys’ singles: Lin Guipu (Chn) bt Seo Seung-jae (Kor) 21-16, 21-11.
Boys’ doubles: He Jiting-Zheng Siwei (Chn) bt Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong (Chn) 21-19, 18-21, 21-18.
Girls’ singles: He Bing Jiao (Chn) bt Chochuwong Pornpawee (Tha) 21-16, 21-17.
Girls’ doubles: Du Yue-Li Yinhui (Chn) bt Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) 21-14, 18-21, 21-18.
Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) bt Choi Jong-woo-Kim Hye-jeong (Kor) 21-8, 21-12.


Tour de France

Stage One (13.8km individual timetrial) - Top 10: 1. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC 14:56, 2. Tony Martin (Ger) ETI 0:05 behind, 3. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) TRE 0:06, 4. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) GIA 0:08, 5. Jos van Emden (Ned) LNL 0:15, 6. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) MOV 0:23, 7. Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM 0:23, 8. Adriano Malori (Ita) MOV 0:29, 9. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) LNL 0:30, 10. Stephen Cummings (Bri) MTN 0:32.



Third Round

Women’s singles: Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) bt Sabine Lisicki (Ger) 6-3, 6-2; Olga Govortsova (Blr) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3;  Madison Keys (US) bt Tatjana Maria (Ger) 6-4, 6-4; Jelena Jankovic (Srb) bt Petra Kvitova (Cze) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt Casey Dellacqua (Aus) 6-1, 6-4; Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Camila Giorgi (Ita) 6-2, 6-2; Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spa) bt Angelique Kerber (Ger) 7-6 (14-12), 1-6, 6-2; Monica Niculescu (Rom) bt Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 6-3 7-5; Venus Williams (US) bt Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) 6-3, 6-2; Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) 6-4, 6-4; Zarina Diyas (Kaz) bt Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 7-6, 6-4; Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Sloane Stephens (US) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt Bethanie Mattek Sands (US) 7-5, 7-5; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Irina Begu (Rou) 6-4, 6-3; Coco Vandeweghe (US) bt Samantha Stosur (Aus) 6-2, 6-0; Serena Williams (US) bt Heather Watson (Bri) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.

Men’s singles: Marcel Granollers (Spa) bt Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; Bernard Tomic (Aus) bt Jan Struff (Ger) 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Pablo Andujar (Spa) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt James Ward (Bri) 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 8-6; Ivo Karlovic (Cro) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (11-9); Roger Federer (Swi) bt Sam Groth (Aus) 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt John Isner (US) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 12-10; Viktor Troicki (Srb) bt Dustin Brown (Ger) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3; Roberto Bautista (Spa) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, 6-1; Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Phillip Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; Denis Kudla (US) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Fernando Verdasco (Spa) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; David Goffin (Bel) bt Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; Richard Gasquet (Fra) bt Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4; Nick Kyrgios (Aus) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.


Greenbrier Classic

Leading third round scores (US unless stated) 199: Jason Bohn 69-69-61, Sean O’Hair 66-67-66, Park Sung-jung (Kor) 68-65-66, Bryce Molder 68-64-67; 200: Justin Thomas 67-67-66, David Hearn (Can) 68-64-68, Danny Lee (Nzl) 63-69-68, Chad Collins 65-67-68; 201: David Lingmerth (Swe) 67-70-64, Brendon Todd 65-69-67, Jonathan Byrd 63-69-69; 202: Robert Streb 68-67-67, Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 69-65-68, Andres Romero (Arg) 67-67-68, Patrick Rodgers 68-65-69, Greg Owen (Bri) 65-67-70.

French Open

Leading third round scores: 203: Jaco Van Zyl (Rsa) 68-71-64; 205: Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) 70-70-65; 206: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 68-72-66; 207: Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 68-70-69, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 69-69-69, James Morrison (Eng) 71-68-68; 208: Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 71-68-69, Brendan Steele (US) 72-69-67; 209: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 70-69-70, Daniel Brooks (Eng) 73-66-70, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 72-69-68, Mark Foster (Eng) 70-71-68, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 70-74-65; 210: Andy Sullivan (Eng) 71-70-69, Jake Roos (Rsa) 73-71-66, Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spa) 68-70-72, Trevor Fisher Jnr (Rsa) 74-71-65; 211: Peter Hanson (Swe) 72-71-68, Mikko Korhonen (Fin) 70-71-70, Gary Stal (Fra) 73-69-69; 212: Andrew Johnston (Eng) 73-71-68, Jason Scrivener (Aus) 75-69-68, Richard Bland (Eng) 76-70-66, Michael Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 75-70-67, Jerome Lando-Casanova (Fra) 74-70-68, Marcus Fraser (Aus) 73-69-70.


British F1 Grand Prix

Starting grid: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes, 3. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams-Mercedes, 4. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams-Mercedes, 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari, 6. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari, 7. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Red Bull-Renault, 8. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Toro Rosso-Renault, 9. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India-Mercedes, 10. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull-Renault, 11. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India-Mercedes, 12. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus-Mercedes, 13. Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso-Renault, 14. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus-Mercedes, 15. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari, 16. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber-Ferrari, 17. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren-Honda, 18. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren-Honda, 19. Will Stevens (Bri) Marussia-Ferrari, 20. Roberto Merhi (Spa) Marussia-Ferrari.


World League Semi-Finals

5th-8th playoff: Ireland 1 Pakistan 0, Malaysia 4 France 1.

Semi-finals: Belgium 4 India 0, Australia 3 Britain 1.


Sunday, 5 July (all Malaysian time)

Final: Australia v Belgium (12mn, Monday)

3rd-4th playoff: Britain v India (9.30pm)

5th-6th playoff: Ireland 4 Malaysia 1

7th-8th playoff: Pakistan 1 France 2

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Sports Calendar


June 26-28: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Madrid, Spain.

June 8-14: Archery World Youth Championships, Yankton, US.

June 3-7: 21st Asian Athletics Championships, Wuhan, China.
June 7: IAAF Diamond League, Birmingham, England.
June 13: IAAF Diamond League, New York, US.

June 2-7: Indonesia Open Superseries, Jakarta, Indonesia.
June 16-21: US Open Badminton Championships, New York, US.

June 4 onwards: NBA Finals, USA/Canada.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

June 5-16: SEA Games, Singapore.


July 3-5: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Bolzano, Italy.
July 24- Aug 9: Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.

July 15-19: IAAF World Youth Championships 2015, Cali, Colombia.
July 24-25: Diamond League, London, England.

July 14-19: Yonex Open Chinese Taipei, Taiwan.
July 21-16: Russia Open.

July 4-6: Le Tour de France, France.

July 4: Copa America Final, Santiago, Chile.
July 5: Women’s World Cup final, Vancouver, Canada.

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.

July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.

July 13-19: IPC World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland.

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

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.


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.