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France's rugby team coach Philippe Saint-Andre conducts a training session at the Rugby Union National Centre in Marcoussis, south of Paris, November 13, 2014.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

You're confused about France? So am I, says coach

29 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - The accepted wisdom about France in the Six Nations, or in almost every game of rugby they play, is that nobody knows “which France will turn up" -- and it seems to be a concern shared by their own coach.

Scotland's Greig Laidlaw prepares to take a kick against Tonga during their Autumn International rugby union match at Rugby Park Stadium in Kilmarnock, Scotland, November 22, 2014. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Band of brothers can unite Scots, says Laidlaw

28 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland have the rare privilege in international sport of being able to select siblings in locks Jonny and Richie Gray, but their feeling of unity comes from having a tight-knit squad, captain Greig Laidlaw said.

 Joe Schmidt  speaks during a news conference ahead of the Heineken Cup match against Ulster at Twickenham in London May 18, 2012.     REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Schmidt ignores talk of Ireland being title favourites

28 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Talk of Ireland being favourites to retain their Six Nations championship crown is a distraction head coach Joe Schmidt is doing his best to ignore.

Malaysia to continue sepaktakraw rivalry with Thailand in Malacca

28 January 2015

PETALING JAYA: Defending champions Thailand and Malaysia will continue their sepaktakraw rivalry in the second leg of the ISTAF SuperSeries in Malacca next month.

A golden start for shooter Eddy in Kuwait

28 January 2015

PETALING JAYA: Eddy Chew got his season off to a fiery start by emerging champion in the boys’ 50m pistol event in the H.H. The Amir of Kuwait International Shooting Grand Prix in Kuwait City.

Wales focussing on themselves, not England injuries - Gatland

28 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland is not paying too much attention to England's injury crisis ahead of their Six Nations showdown next month, saying Stuart Lancaster's men have enough strength in depth to cope.

Australia's Brett Lee signals during the first one-day international against England at Lord's cricket ground in London June 29, 2012.   REUTERS/Philip Brown

Australia's Lee denied fairytale hat-trick in final match

28 January 2015

(Reuters) - Brett Lee was denied a last-ball hat-trick and a fairytale end to his professional cricket career as the Perth Scorchers scrambled a single off the fast bowler to win back-to-back Big Bash League titles in Canberra on Wednesday.

New trophy for Six Nations gives belated nod to Italy

28 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - The winners of this year's Six Nations championship on March 21 will hoist a new trophy, organisers said on Wednesday as they revealed the new six-sided cup that recognises Italy joining the competition 15 years ago.

England's Mark Cueto speaks to journalists during a media session in Auckland October 3, 2011.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Former England winger Cueto announces retirement

28 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Former England winger Mark Cueto, Premiership rugby's all-time leading try scorer, announced on Wednesday he will retire at the end of the current season.

Injuries leave England midfield plans in tatters

28 January 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - A week ago England coach Stuart Lancaster was luxuriating in his myriad midfield options but, after a horror weekend on the injury front, he is down to the bare bones for the daunting Six Nations opener against Wales.

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Malaysian Football


Final: Internacional 3 Estudiantes 2

EPL Results & Standings

Everton 0 West Brom 0

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
22 32 52
Man City
22 23 47
22 21 42
Man Utd 22 15 40
22 13 39
22 2 37
West Ham 
22  10 36
Liverpool   22   4 35
Swansea  22 -4 30
Stoke City  22 -4 29
Newcastle  22 -9 27
22 -4 23
Crystal Palace 22 -8 23
West Brom 
22 -9 22
Aston Villa 22 -14 22
Sunderland 22 -14 20
Burnley 22 -15 
Hull 22 -10 19
QPR 22 -16 19
-14 17
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Jan 31
Hull v Newxcastle - 8.45pm
Crystal Palace v Everton - 11pm
Liverpool v West Ham - 11pm
Man United v Leicester - 11pm
Stoke v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v Burnley - 11pm
West Brom v Tottenham - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 1
Chelsea v Man City - 1.30am**
Arsenal v Aston Villa - 9.30pm
Southampton v Swansea - 12mn

Saturday, Feb 7
Tottenham v Arsenal - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Chelsea - 11pm
Leicester v Crystal Palace - 11pm 
Man City v Hull - 11pm
QPR v Southampton - 11pm
Swansea v Sunderland - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 8
Everton v Liverpool - 11pm
Burnley v West Brom - 8pm
Newcastle v Stoke - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 9
West Ham v Man United - 12.15am**

Wednesday, Feb 11
Arsenal v Leicester - 3.45am**
Hull v Aston Villa - 3.45am**
Sunderland v QPR - 3.45am**
Liverpool v Tottenham - 4am**

Thursday, Feb 12
Chelsea v Everton - 3.45am**
Man United v Burnley - 3.45am** 
Southampton v West Ham - 3.45am**
Stoke v Man City - 3.45am**
Crystal Palace v Newcastle - 4am**
West Brom v Swansea - 4am**

Saturday, Feb 21
Aston Villa v Stoke - 11pm
Chelsea v Burnley - 11pm
Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 11pm 
Hull v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v West Brom - 11pm
Swansea v Man United - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 22
Man City v Newcastle - 1.30am**
Tottenham v West Ham - 8pm
Everton v Leicester - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 23
Southampton v Liverpool - 12.15am**

** 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

Asian Cup

Semi-finals: Australia 2 UAE 0, South Korea 2 Iraq 0.

English League Cup
Semi-final second leg: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on aggregate)

Dutch Div 1: Ajax 0 Feyenoord 0, FC Groningen 2 FC Utrecht 2, NAC Breda 0 Willem II 0, Go Ahead Eagles 1 ADO Den Haag 0, Cambuur 1 PSV Eindhoven 2, FC Zwolle 1 AZ Alkmaar 1, Dordrecht 1 Excelsior 0, SC Heerenveen 4 Vitesse Arnhem 1, FC Twente 2 Heracles 0.
Leading standings: PSV Eindhoven 49, Ajax 43, Feyenoord 35, FC Zwolle 33, AZ Alkmaar 32, FC Twente 31, SC Heerenveen 28, Cambuur 27, FC Groningen 25, FC Utrecht 24.

French Div 1: Nice 2 Marseille 1,  Lille 0 Monaco 1,  Guingamp 3 Lorient 2,  Montpellier 4 Nantes 0, Evian 1 Toulouse 0, Lyon 2 Metz 0,  Reims 0 Lens 0,  Rennes 1 Caen 4,  St Etienne 0 Paris St Germain 1.
Leading standings: Lyon 48, Marseille 44, Paris SG 44, St Etienne  40, Monaco 39, Montpellier 35, Bordeaux 33, Nice 31, Nantes 31, Rennes 30, Reims 29.

Portuguese Premier League: Sporting Lisbon 1 Academica Coimbra 0, Moreirense 2 Nacional 3, Belenenses 0 Penafiel 0, Vitoria Setubal 4 Rio Ave 1, Estoril 1 Arouca 0, Martimo Funchal 1 FC Porto 0, Boavista 1 Sporting Braga 0, Vitoria Guimaraes 2 Gil Vicente 2.
Leading standings: Benfica 46, FC Porto 40, Sporting Lisbon 39, Vitoria Guimaraes 35, Sporting Braga 31, 
Belenenses 27, Estoril 25, Rio Ave 24, Moreirense 24.



Toronto 104 Indiana 91, Milwaukee 109 Miami 102, Cleveland 103 Detroit 95, Memphis 109 Dallas 90, Chicago 113 Golden State 111 (OT), Washington 98 LA Lakers 92.


Australian Open


Men’s singles: Andy Murray (Bri) bt Nick Kyrgios (Aus) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Rafael Nadal (Spa) 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5); Stan Wawrinka (Swi) bt Kei Nishikori (Jpn) 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6); Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Milos Raonic (Can) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2.

Women’s singles: Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) bt Simona Halep (Rom) 6-4, 6-0; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Eugenie Bouchard (Can) 6-3, 6-2; Serena Williams (US) bt Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 6-2, 6-2; Madison Keys (US) Venus Williams (US) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.


PGM Sime Darby Harvard Championship

Leading first round scores

Malaysian unless stated

63: Arie Irawan Fauzi; 65: Rob Seibly (US); 66: Terumichi Kakazu (Jpn); 67: Airil Rizman Zahari, Janne Kaske (Fin); 68: R. Nachimuthu, Grant Jackson (Eng), Wilson Choo; 69: Oskar Arvidsson (Swe), Darren Tan (Aus), Yohei Shinno (Jpn) Shaifubari Muda, Khor Kheng Hwai, Danny Chia, Malcolm Kokocinski (Swe), Masaru Takahashi (Jpn). 


Asian Championships

Masters finals (second block)

Top 3 advanced to step-ladder finals

MEN: 1. Ryan Lalisang (Ina) 3,901, 2. Hong Hae-sol (Kor) 3,756, 3. Mostafa Al Mousawi (Kuw) 3,714. Selected Malaysian: 8. Muhd Nur Aiman Khairuddin 3,532, 9. Johnathan Chan 3,527, 10. Rafiq Ismail 3,506.

WOMEN: 1. New Hui Fen (Sin) 4,038, 2. Son Yun-hee (Kor) 3,730, 3. Sin Li Jane (Mas) 3,675.
Selected Malaysian: 6. Natasha Roslan 3,548, 7. Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi 3,531, 11. Dayang Khairuniza Dhiyana Abang Jamalidon 3507, 12. Hee Kar Yen 3407.

Step-ladder finals


Semi-finals: Mostafa Al Mousawi (Kuw) bt Hong Hae-sol (Kor) 209-183.

Final: Ryan Lalisang (Ina) bt Mostafa Al Mousawi (Kuw) 231-241, 268-215.


Semi-finals: Son Yun-hee (Kor) bt Sin Li Jane (Mas) 225-162.

Final: New Hui Fen (Sin) bt Son Yun-hee (Kor) 208-240, 270-193.


Sports Calendar



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Jan 10: Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix, Argentina


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


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



Feb 1: NFL Superbowl, Arizona, USA


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


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


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


Feb 18-22: World Track Championships, TBA


Feb 20-22: Diving Grand Prix, Germany


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


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


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


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