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Hughes blow takes Chatfield back to 1970s blackout

26 November 2014

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Phillip Hughes' fight for survival from a severe head injury has prompted a wave of sympathy across the globe, not least from former New Zealand cricketer Ewen Chatfield, who was nearly killed by a fast delivery in the 1970s.

Brad Barritt (L) of England tackles Pat Lambie of South Africa during their international rugby match at Twickenham, London November 24, 2012.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Lambie stays at flyhalf as Boks make changes for Wales

26 November 2014

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Pat Lambie has retained his place at flyhalf for South Africa's final northern hemisphere test against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday as coach Heyneke Meyer made eight changes to his match-day squad.

Cricket-Pakistan make solid start despite loss of Masood

26 November 2014

(Reuters) - Pakistan lost opener Shan Masood but were otherwise untroubled as they moved on to 82 for one wicket at lunch on the opening day of the third and final test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday.

Fast bowlers rush to Abbott's defence after Hughes blow

26 November 2014

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - As the global cricket community prays for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes' recovery from a severe head injury, fast bowlers rushed to the defence of Sean Abbott, whose short-pitched ball struck the batsman and left him fighting for his life.

Hughes blow 'rare' but cricket a dangerous game - Lara

26 November 2014

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday.

Hughes was wearing older model helmet, says manufacturer

26 November 2014

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes was wearing an older model helmet when he suffered a serious head injury on Tuesday and the latest version released about a year ago might have offered better protection, the equipment manufacturer has said.

Pakistan to host Kenya in one-day series

26 November 2014

KARACHI (Reuters) - Kenya will become only the second team to play international cricket in Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in March, 2009 by agreeing to a one-day series.

The logo of OPAP is seen on a sign inside a lottery shop in Athens August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

OPAP net profit boosted by scratch card launch and cost cuts

26 November 2014

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's OPAP, Europe's second-biggest gambling company by stock market value, has posted a 26 percent rise in third-quarter net profit, helped by a new scratch card and cost cuts.

England's Joe Marler (L) is tackled by Ireland's Chris Henry during their Six Nations Championship rugby union match at Twickenham in London February 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Ireland flanker Henry has surgery to repair heart defect

26 November 2014

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland flanker Chris Henry has had an operation to repair a defect on his heart wall after a temporary blockage was discovered in a small blood vessel in his brain, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Tuesday.

Bok coach Meyer ponders healthy flyhalf conundrum

25 November 2014

(Reuters) - At the start of the year Morne Steyn seemingly had a firm grip on the South Africa flyhalf jersey, but 10 months out from the World Cup coach Heyneke Meyer has a conundrum over the crucial number 10 position.

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Malaysian Football

AFF Suzuki Cup

Group A: Philippines 4 Indonesia 0, Vietnam 3 Laos 0

Group B: Malaysia 0 Myanmar 0, Singapore 1 Thailand 2

EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
12 19 32
Southampton
12 18 26
Man City
12 11 24
Man Utd
12 4 19
Newcastle
12 -1 19
West Ham
12 4
18
Swansea  12 3 18
Arsenal 
12 5 17
Everton 12 3
17
Tottenham  12 -1 17
Stoke 
12 -2 15
Liverpool  12 -3
14
West Brom 12 -4 13
Sunderland  12 -7 13
C. Palace 12 -4 12
Aston Villa 12 -11 12
Hull 12 -3 11
Leicester
12 -7 10
Burnley
12 -12 10
QPR
12
-12 8
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Nov 29
West Brom v Arsenal - 8.45pm
Burnley v Aston Villa - 11pm
Liverpool v Stoke - 11pm
Man United v Hull - 11pm
QPR v Leicester - 11pm
Swansea v Crystal Palace - 11pm
West Ham v Newcastle - 11pm

Sunday, Nov 30
Sunderland v Chelsea - 1.30am**
Southampton v Man City - 9.30pm
Tottenham v Everton - 12mn

Wednesday, Dec 3
Burnley v Newcastle - 3.45am**
Leicester v Liverpool - 3.45am**
Man United v Stoke - 3.45am**
Swansea v QPR - 3.45pm**
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - 4am**
West Brom v West Ham - 4am**

Thursday, Dec 4
Arsenal v Southampton - 3.45am**
Chelsea v Tottenham - 3.45am**
Everton v Hull - 3.45pm**
Sunderland v Man City - 3.45pm**

Saturday, Dec 6
Newcastle v Chelsea - 8.45pm
Hull v West Brom - 11pm
Liverpool v Sunderland - 11pm
QPR v Burnley - 11pm
Stoke v Arsenal - 11pm
Tottenham v Crystal Palace - 11pm

Sunday, Dec 7
Man City v Everton - 1.30pm**
West Ham v Swansea - 9.30pm
Aston Villa v Leicester - 12mn

Tuesday, Dec 9
Southampton v Man United - 4am**

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Week 5 matches

Group A: Malmo (Swe) v Juventus (Ita), Atletico Madrid (Spa) v Olympiakos (Gre).
Group B: Basel (Swi) v *Real Madrid (Spa), Ludogorets (Bul) v Liverpool (Eng).
Group C: Zenit (Rus) v Benfica (Por), Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) v Monaco (Fra).
Group D: Arsenal (Eng) v *Dortmund, Anderlecht (Bel) v Galatasaray (Tur).
Group E: Man City (Eng) 3 *Bayern Munich (Ger) 2, CSKA Moscow (Rus) 1 AS Roma (Ita) 1.
Group F: *PSG (Fra) 3 Ajax (Ned) 1, Apoel (Cyp) 0 *Barcelona (Spa) 4.
Group G: S. Lisbon (Por) 3 Maribor (Slo) 1, Schalke (Ger) 0 *Chelsea (Eng) 5.
Group H: S. Donetsk (Ukr) 0 Athletic Bilbao (Spa) 1, Bate (Blr) 0 *Porto (Por) 3.

*Qualified teams for last 16

Other Football Results

English FA Cup first round replay: Concord Rangers 0 Mansfield 1.

English League One: MK Dons 2 Rochdale 2.
Leading standings: Bristol City 36, Swindon 35, Preston 34, MK Dons 31, Sheffield United 30.

Badminton

Macau Open

First round
Men’s singles: Tan Jinn Yee bt Yeoh Kay Ee 17-21, 21-18, 21-14; Zulfadli Zulkiffli bt Zulhelmi Zulkiffli 21-17, 21-10; Wan Chia-hsin (Tpe) bt Ai Wei Jian 21-15, 21-12; Hsu Jen-hao (Tpe) bt Jimmy Tay 21-14, 21-12; Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) bt Kuan Beng Hong 21-8, 21-8; Lo Chi-yu (Tpe) bt Chong Yee Han 22-20, 21-18; Mohd Arif Abdul Latif bt Firman Kholik (Ina) 17-21, 26-24, 21-11; B. Sai Praneeth (ind) bt Woon Kok Hong 11-5, rtd; Soo Teck Zhi bt Vladimir Malkov (Rus) 10-21, 21-10, 21-14; Lin Yu-hsien (Tpe) bt Lim Fang Yang 21-9, 21-11.

Golf

Australian Masters

Leading final round scores (Australia unless stated): 279: Nick Cullen 73-71-66-69; 280: Adam Scott 73-68-71-68, Josh Younger 70-70-71-69, James Nitties 72-71-67-70; 281: Matthew Griffin 71-69-72-69, Aron Price 68-73-71-69, Adam Bland 75-68-69-69, Paul Spargo 70-67-71-73; 282: Rhein Gibson 68-74-75-65, Robert Allenby 70-73-71-68; 283: Anthony Houston 71-68-75-69, Bryden Macpherson 70-71-72-70, Matthew Guyatt 70-69-73-71, Lucas Herbert 75-70-65-73; 284: Boo Weekley (US) 72-72-70-70, Brett Rumford 74-68-71-71; 285: David McKenzie 72-70-74-69, Todd Sinnott 67-71-77-70, Steven Bowditch 67-75-73-70, Ryan Ruffels 75-68-72-70, Tom Bond 70-72-72-71, Stephen Dartnall 72-73-69-71, Peter Wilson 70-71-72-72, Chris Campbell 72-74-66-73.

LPGA Tour Championship

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 278: Lydia Ko (NZL) 71-71-68-68 (wins playoff on fourth extra hole), Julieta Granada (Par) 66-71-70-71, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 70-67-71-70; 280: Morgan Pressel 72-66-70-72; 281: Michelle Wie 72-67-72-70, Sandra Gal (Ger) 68-71-70-72; 283: Park Hee-young (Kor) 70-73-71-69, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 70-70-70-73; 284: I.K. Kim (Kor) 71-72-71-70, Stacy Lewis 69-74-70-71, Brittany Lang 74-68-70-72; 285: Sarah Jane Smith (Aus) 70-69-76-70, Feng Shanshan (Chn) 74-69-71-71, Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 74-67-72-72, Lizette Salas 75-70-68-72, Angela Stanford 70-74-67-74; 286: Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 71-72-73-70, Caroline Hedwall (Swe) 69-74-73-70, Marina Alex 70-74-71-71; 287: Chella Choi (Kor) 71-69-76-71, Lexi Thompson 71-72-73-71, Belen Mozo (Spa) 69-73-73-72, Kim Kaufman 74-70-71-72; 288: Park In-bee (Kor); 71-74-73-70, Karine Icher (FRA) 72-71-74-71, Azahara Munoz (ESP) 73-71-71-73; 289: Jessica Korda 77-70-70-72, Mirim Lee (Kor) 74-70-72-73, Lee Il-hee (Kor) 71-72-72-74, Christina Kim 71-74-69-75, Catriona Matthew (Bri) 75-68-70-76.

DP World Tour Championship

Leading final round scores: 272: Henrik Stenson (Swe) 68-66-68-70; 274: Rory McIlroy (Nir) 66-70-70-68, Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 71-68-67-68, Justin Rose (Eng) 71-66-68-69; 275: Shane Lowry (Irl) 66-71-72-66; 276: Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 69-71-70-66, Robert Karlsson (Swe) 71-68-68-69, Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 70-68-68-70; 277: Branden Grace (Rsa) 72-67-68-70, Joost Luiten (Ned) 70-69-68-70, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa) 73-64-65-75; 278: Sergio Garcia (Spa) 73-69-69-67, Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) 69-74-67-68, Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 72-70-67-69, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 67-70-69-72; 279: Francesco Molinari (Ita) 73-69-69-68, Richie Ramsay (Sco) 67-69-75-68, Simon Dyson (Eng) 73-70-67-69, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 72-70-68-69, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 71-69-69-70; 280: Ian Poulter (Eng) 75-69-70-66, Hennie Otto (Rsa) 71-68-70-71, Andy Sullivan (Eng) 73-69-67-71, Danny Willett (Eng) 69-67-71-73, Marc Warren (Sco) 71-71-65-73.

Resorts World Manila Masters

Leading final round scores: 268: Mardan Mamat (Sin) 65-68-66-69; 274: Lionel Weber (Fra) 70-70-64-70; 276: Prom Meesawat (Tha) 73-72-63-68; 278: Sam Brazel (Aus) 67-75-67-69, Hung Chien-yao (Tpe) 67-71-69-71, Paul Peterson (US) 68-70-69-71, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 66-69-68-75; 279: Nicholas Fung (Mas) 69-69-68-73; 280: Thaworn Wirachant (Tha) 75-70-68-67, Akinori Tani (Jpn) 72-69-70-69, Scott Hend (Aus) 73-69-69-69, Wang Jeung-hun (Kor) 68-65-77-70, Chiragh Kumar (Ind) 72-71-67-70, Thitiphun Chuayprakong (Tha) 71-68-70-71, Arie Irawan (Mas) 71-71-67-71, Danny Chia (Mas) 66-71-71-72, Daisuke Kataoka (Jpn) 65-73-70-72, Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 70-73-64-73, Berry Henson (US) 74-68-64-74.

Tennis

Davis Cup Final

France 1 Switzerland 3: (Richard Gasquet lost to Roger Federer 4-6, 2-6, 2-6; Julien Benneteau-Richard Gasquet lost to Roger Federer-Stanislas Wawrinka 3-6, 5-7, 4-6; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Stanislas Wawrinka 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6; Gael Monfils bt Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)

Motorsport

Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Final (305.355km/55laps): 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 1’39:02.619, 2. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 0:02.500 behind, 3. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 0:28.800, 4. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 37.2, 5. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 1:00.300, 6. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:02.100, 7. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:11.000, 8. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1:12.000, 9. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:25.800, 10. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:27.800, 11. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 1:30.300, 12. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 1:31.900, 13. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 1lap, 14. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1, 15. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 1, 16. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Sauber 1, 17. Will Stevens (Bri) Caterham 1.

Final drivers’ standings: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 384 points, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 317, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 238, 4. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 186, 5. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 167, 6. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 161, 7. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 134, 8. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 126, 9. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 96, 10. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 59, 11. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 55, 12. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 55, 13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso 22, 14. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 8, 15. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 8, 16. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 2, 17. Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 2, 18. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Sauber 0, 19. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) 0, 20. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 0, 21. Max Chilton (Bri) Marussia 0, 22. Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Caterham 0.

Final constructors’ standings: 1. Mercedes 701pts, 2. Red Bull 405, 3. Williams 320, 4. Ferrari 216, 5. McLaren 181, 6. Force India 155, 7. Toro Rosso 30, 8. Lotus 10, 9. Marussia 2.

Formula E Putrajaya

Race (31 laps): 1. Sam Bird (Bri) Virgin Racing 51:11.979, 2. Lucas di Grassi (Bra) Audi Sport 51:16.154, 3. Sebastien Buemi (Sui) e.dams Renault 51:17.718, 4. Nicolas Prost (Fra) e.dams-Renault 51:21.531, 5. Jerome d’Ambrosio (Bel) Dragon Racing 51:25.701, 6. Karun Chandhok (Ind) Mahindra Racing 51:29.137, 7. Oriol Servia (Spa) Dragon Racing 51:30.600, 8. Antonio Felix da Costa (Por) Amlin Aguri 51:31.905, 9. Jaime Alguersuari (Spa) Virgin Racing 51:32.032, 10. Daniel Abt (Ger) Audi Sport 51:57.642, 11. Ho-Pin Tung (Chn) China Racing 52:07.812, 12. Stephane Sarrazin (Fra) Venturi Grand Prix 52:08.605, 13. Matthew Brabham (US) Andretti 52:17.015, 14. Bruno Senna (Bra) Mahindra Racing 49:51.332, 15. Franck Montagny (Fra) Andretti 52:19.625, 16. Katherine Legge (Bri) Amlin Aguri 51:45.561, 17. Jarno Trulli (Ita) Trulli Formula E Team 52:30.219.

Not classified: Nelson Piquet Jr (Bra) China Racing (22 laps), Nick Heidfeld (Ger) Venturi Grand Prix (14 laps), Michela Cerruti (Ita) Trulli Formula E Team (seven laps).

Standings

Drivers: 1. Lucas di Grassi (Bra) Audi Sport 43 points; 2. Sam Bird (Bri) Virgin Racing 40; 3. Franck Montagny (Fra) Andretti, Karun Chandhok (Ind) Mahindra Racing, Jerome D’Ambrosio (Bel) Dragon Racing 18; 6. Sebastien Buemi (Swi) e.dams-Renault, Nicolas Prost (Fra) e.dams Renault, Oriol Servia (Spa) 15; 9.  Charles Pic (Fra) Andretti 12; 10. Nelson Piquet Jr (Bra) China Racing, Antonio Felix da Costa (Por) Amlin Aguri, Jaime Alguersuari (Spa) Virgin Racing 4; 13. Stephane Sarrazin (Fra) Venturi Grand Prix, Daniel Abt (Ger) Audi Sport, Takuma Sato (Jpn) Amlin Aguri 2.

Teams: 1. Audi Sport 44, 2. Virgin Racing 40, 3. Andretti Formula E 30, 4. e.dams-Renault 18, 5. Dragon Racing 14, 6. Mahindra Racing 10, 7. China Racing 4, 8. Venturi 2, 9. Amlin Aguri 2.

Basketball

NBA Championship

Atlanta 106 Washington 102, Golden State 114 Miami 97, Sacramento 99 New Orleans 89, Milwaukee 98 Detroit 86, Denver 114 Chicago 109.

Hockey

Malaysia Hockey League

TERENGGANU 6 MAYBANK 1

KLHC 2 SAPURA 1

TENAGA 0 UNIKL 2

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Sports Calendar

November

Oct 28-Nov 2
Tennis: WTA Tournament of Champions
Sofia, Bulgaria

Oct 31-Nov 3
Golf: PGA World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions 
Shanghai

Oct 31-Nov 2
F1: United States Grand Prix
Austin

Nov 3-9
Tennis: WTA Suez Open
Paris

Nov 7-9
F1: Brazil Grand Prix 2014
Sao Paulo

Nov 7-9
Golf: Mizuno Classic -LPGA
Mie, Japan

Nov 7-10
Golf: The McGladrey Classic -PGA
Sea Island, Georgia

Nov 8
Rugby: England vs New Zealand, Ireland vs South Africa, Scotland vs Argentina, Wales vs Australia.
Various venue

Nov 9
MotoGP: Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Nov 9-16
Tennis: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals -Indoor
London

Nov 11-16
Badminton: Maybank Malaysia International Challenge 2014
Kuching, Sarawak

Nov 13-16
Golf: Lorena Ochoa Invitational - LPGA
Mexico

Nov 13–21 
Squash: Men’s World Championship
Doha, Qatar 

Nov 14-16
Football: Euro Championships qualifying
Various venues

Nov 14-17
Golf: OHL Classic at Mayakoba - PGA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Nov 15
Rugby: England vs South Africa, Scotland vs New Zealand, Wales vs Fiji
Various venues

Nov 16-22
Bowling: Daejeon International Open 
Daejeon, South Korea

Nov 18-23 
Badminton: Hong Kong Open 
Kowloon

Nov 20-23
Golf: CME Group Tour Championship
Naples, Florida

Nov 21-22
Bowling: Qatar Bowling Open
Doha

Nov 21-23 
F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina

Nov 21-23
Tennis: Davis Cup World Group Final
France

Nov 22
Rugby: England vs Samoa, Ireland vs Australia, Scotland vs Tonga, Wales vs New Zealand
Various venues

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

Nov 25-30
Badminton: Macau Open 
Macau

Nov 27-Dec 3
Bowling: 15th Milo International Junior All Stars 
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Nov 27-Dec 7
Badminton: Axiata Cup
Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur

Nov 29
Rugby: England vs Australia, Wales vs South Africa
Various venues

Nov 29-Dec7
Hockey: Women’s 21st Champions Trophy
Mendoza, Argentina

December

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 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
TBA

Dec 17-21
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals
Dubai

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