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Success hinges on BAM making the right moves

12 August 2014

JUST a couple of days ago after arriving from Glasgow, I had an interesting conversation with a taxi driver on my way home from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

OFF THE COURT: Female fans can make or break you

11 August 2014

I BECAME quite popular after winning the singles gold medal at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games. My fan base grew drastically and I had many loyal supporters. It did not stop there, though.

The axe for Dharmaraj?

10 August 2014

The fate of national hockey coach K. Dharmaraj will be the main agenda for Monday's Malaysian Hockey Confederation council meeting. But, did they pick the correct timing to discuss the matter with the Incheon Asian Games just less than 40 days away?

Still waiting for Malaysian sports heroes

5 August 2014

NELSON Mandela’s famous quote still rings loudly – “Sport has the power to change the world … it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”

GLASGOW BEAT: All in a day’s work

1 August 2014

A VOLUNTEER in charge of security threw me out for entering a restricted area during the women’s artistic gymnastics competition at the SEC Hydro in Glasgow recently.

GLASGOW BEAT: Kilts and bagpipes but no Nessie – yet

31 July 2014

THE men in kilt are a sight to behold. They do look good, honestly! The music from the bagpipes is soothing to the ears. I can still hear this one man playing the tune of “Amazing Grace” ... oh! how sweet it sounded.

Hockey team's showing is simply an embarrassment and a farce

30 July 2014

GLASGOW: Hockey used to be one of the most popular team sports in Malaysia.

The Commonwealth Games is here to stay

29 July 2014

FIRST, we had the hockey World Cup. Then came the FIFA World Cup.

Hafifi's first gold should inspire the rest to deliver

28 July 2014

FINALLY, Malaysia have a Common­wealth Games gold medallist in Glasgow! What a relief it was when weightlifter Mohd Hafifi Mansor finally delivered the country’s first glitter of gold after three days of action.

GLASGOW BEAT: My top-five must see list

24 July 2014

THE 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games got off with much pomp and gaiety on Wednesday while the real action kicked off earnestly on Thursday.

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  1. Ben back in the top 10 with PGM I&P win
  2. Rosman is a true successful ladies' man
  3. Shorbagy in the final despite slippery court
  4. June Wei grabs Malaysia's first Olympic gold ... sort of
  5. An all-Egyptian final after Nicol exit
  6. Rexy's heart is still in Malaysia
  7. Doubles an open affair after withdrawal
  8. ‘Netball ruling a prelude for other sports’
  9. YOG: June Wei closing on gold
  10. Youth Olympics on Astro

Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group A: Pahang 2 Felda United 3, JDT II 2 Lions XII 1.
Group B: Terengganu 2 Perak 1, Sarawak 1 Kedah 2.
Group C: Penang 1 JDT 3, Armed Forces 0 Kelantan 3. 
Group D: Selangor 0 Police 2, T-Team 2 Sime Darby FC 1.


EPL Results & Standings

Everton 2 Arsenal 2
Aston Villa 0 Newcastle 0
Chelsea 2 Leicester 0
C. Palace 1 West Ham 3
Southampton 0 West Brom 0
Swansea 1 Burnley 0


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
2 4 6
Swansea
2 2 6
Arsenal
2 1 4
Aston Villa
2 1 4
Man City
1 2 3
West Ham
2 1 3
Liverpool
1 1 3
Hull
1 1 3
Tottenham
1 1 3
Everton
2 0 2
West Brom
2 0 2
Sunderland
1 0 1
Southampton
2 -1 1
Leicester City 2 -2 1
Newcastle
2 -2 1
Man Utd
1 -1 0
QPR
1 -1 0
Stoke
1 -1 0
Crystal Palace
2 -3 0
Burnley
2 -3 0
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Aug 23
Aston Villa v Newcastle 7.45pm
Chelsea v Leicester 10pm
Crystal Palace v West Ham 10pm
Southampton v West Brom 10pm
Swansea v Burnley 10pm

Sunday, Aug 24
Everton v Arsenal 12.30am**
Hull v Stoke 8.30pm
Tottenham v QPR 8.30pm
Sunderland v Man United 11pm

Tuesday, Aug 26
Man City v Liverpool 3am**

Saturday, Aug 30
Burnley v Man Utd - 7.45pm
Man City v Stoke - 10pm
Newcastle v Crystal Palace - 10pm
QPR v Sunderland - 10pm
Swansea v West Brom - 10pm
West Ham v Southampton - 10pm

Sunday, Aug 31
Everton v Chelsea - 12.30am**
Aston Villa v Hull - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Liverpool - 8.30pm
Leicester v Arsenal - 11pm

Saturday, Sept 13
Arsenal v Man City - 7.45pm
Chelsea v Swansea - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Burnley - 10pm
Southampton v Newcastle - 10pm
Stoke v Leicester - 10pm
Sunderland v Tottenham - 10pm
West Brom v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 14
Liverpool v Aston Villa - 12.30am**
Man Utd v QPR - 11pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Asian Champions League quarter-finals first leg: Al Hilal (Ksa) 1 Al Sadd (Qat) 0, Al Ain (UAE) 2 Al Ittihad (Ksa) 0.

English League One: Bristol City 0 Leyton Orient 0, Chesterfield 0 Milton Keynes Dons 1, Coventry 2 Barnsley 2, Crawley Town 1 Bradford 3, Crewe 2 Rochdale 5, Doncaster 1 Preston 1, Gillingham 2 Swindon 2, Notts County 2 Colchester 1, Oldham 1 Port Vale 1, Peterborough 1 Sheff Utd 2, Scunthorpe 0 Fleetwood Town 2, Walsall 1 Yeovil 2.
Leading standings: Fleetwood Town 9, Bradford 7, Bristol City 7, Milton Keynes Dons 6, Peterborough 6.

English League Two: Burton Albion 1 Exeter 0, Cheltenham 0 Carlisle 0, Hartlepool 0 Dag & Red 2, Luton 1 Bury 1, Mansfield 1 Newport County 0, Morecambe 1 Oxford Utd 0, Plymouth 1 Stevenage 1, Portsmouth 2 Northampton 0, Shrewsbury 4 Accrington Stanley 0, Southend 0 AFC Wimbledon 1, Wycombe 0 Tranmere 2, York 2 Cambridge Utd 2.
Leading standings: Morecambe 9, Burton Albion 9, Shrewsbury 7, Portsmouth 7, AFC Wimbledon 7.

Golf

US PGA Barclays (US unless stated)134: Cameron Tringale 66-68, Adam Scott (Aus) 69-65; 135: Kevin Chappell 68-67, Brendon Todd 66-69, Jim Furyk 66-69; 136: Henrik Stenson (Swe) 72-64, Ernie Els (Rsa) 68-68, Bo Van Pelt 65-71, Russell Knox (Sco) 67-69, Jason Day (Aus) 72-64, Kevin Na 70-66; 137: Paul Casey (Eng) 66-71, Erik Compton 68-69, Hunter Mahan 66-71, Patrick Reed 71-66; 138: Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 66-72, Graeme McDowell (Nir) 70-68, Justin Rose (Eng) 68-70, Zach Johnson 68-70, Matt Kuchar 68-70, Danny Lee (Nzl) 67-71, Scott Langley 70-68, Bubba Watson 68-70, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 68-70, Retief Goosen (Rsa) 69-69, John Huh 69-69.


PGM I&P Group Closed

Leading final round scores (Malaysia unless stated)270: Ben Leong 70-70-66-64; 271: Shaifubari Muda 74-65-71-61; 277: Wilson Choo 72-71-70-64, Danny Chia 69-73-70-65, Shaaban Hussin 70-68-69-70; 278: Iylia Jamil 70-69-67-72; 279: Abel Tam 72-66-72-69, Nicholas Fung 73-70-67-69, Sukree Othman 69-68-72-70; 280: Kemarol Baharin 74-72-64-70.

Tennis

Winston-Salem Open
Semi-finals:
Lukas Rosol (Cze) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (Tpe) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) bt Sam Querrey (US) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.


WTA Connecticut Open
Semi-finals: Semi-finals: Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) bt Camila Giorgi (Ita) 6-2, 6-4; Petra Kvitova (Cze) bt Samantha Stosur (Aus) 6-3, 6-1.


Motorsport

Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Qualifying 
1. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 2:05.591, 2. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 2:05.819, 3. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 2:07.717, 4. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 2:07.786, 5. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 2:07.911, 6. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 2:08.049, 7. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 2:08.679, 8. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 2:08.780, 9. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 2:09.178, 10. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 2:09.776.


Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix

Practice times
CP130: 1. Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi (Honda) 49.074, 2. Norizman Ismail (Honda) 49.457, 3. Mohd Zamri Baba (Honda) 49.639, 4. Ahmad Afif Amran (Yamaha) 49.657, 5. Ahmad Fazrul Sham (Honda) 50.098.

CP115: 1. Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 49.127, 2. Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 49.280, 3. Elly Idzlianizar Ilias (Honda) 49.355, 4. Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 49.493, 5. Ahmad Abdul Kadir (Yamaha) 49.763.



Squash

CIMB Malaysian Open

Men
First round:Borja Golan (Spa) bt Mohamed Abouelghar (Egy) 5-11, 11-7, 11-4, 15-13; Olli Tuominen (Fin) bt Ivan Yuen (Mas) 11-7, 13-11, 10-12, 7-11, 11-3; Max Lee (Hkg) bt Rex Hedrick (Aus) 11-9, 11-7, 11-9; Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) bt Leo Au (Hkg) 13-11, 11-5, 10-12, 13-11; Tarek Momen (Egy) bt Lucas Serme 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6; Mohd Nafizwan Adnan (Mas) bt Mohd Azlan Iskandar (Mas) 8-11, 12-10, 11-5, rtd; Mahesh Mangaokar (Ind) bt Ong Beng Hee (Mas) 8-11, 11-7, 10-12, 12-10, 10-12; Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Abdullah Al Muzayan (Kuw) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4.

Women
Second round: Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Laura Massaro (Eng) 11-7, 11-4, 6-11, 11,4; Madeline Perry (Irl) bt Rachael Grinham (Aus) 10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9; Habiba Mohamed (Egy) bt Jenny Duncalf (Eng) 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7; Amanda Sobhy (Usa) bt Delia Arnold (Mas) 14-12, 11-9, 11-3; Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) bt Low Wee Wern (Mas) 11-3, 13-11, 9-11, 11-9; Raneem El Weleily (Egy) bt Joey Chan (Hkg) 11-2, 11-9, 11-8; Nicol David (Mas) by Joshna Chinappa (Ind) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8; Annie Au (Hkg) bt Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy) 11-8, 11-7, 11-5.

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Sports Calendar

August


Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
US

Aug 10-15
Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 12
UEFA Super Cup – football
Cardiff, England

Aug 12-17
European Championships – athletics
Zurich

Aug 13-24
European Championships – aquatics
Berlin, Germany

Aug 16
English Premier League season starts – football
England

Aug 16-21
Men’s World Junior Team Championship – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 16-28
Youth Olympic Games
Nanjing, China

Aug 17
MotoGP - Czech Republic GP,Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham, England

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich, Switzerland

Aug 31
MotoGP – British GP, Silverstone

September

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 23-Sept 14
Tour of Spain (Vuelta Espana) - cycling

Sept 1-7
World University Squash Championships – squash
Chennai, India

Sept 2-7
Vietnam Open – badminton
Ho Chi Minh City

Sept 5
Diamond League – athletics
Brussels, Belgium

Sept 7
Italian Grand Prix – Formula One
Monza

Sept 8-21 World Championships – sailing Santander, Spain

Sept 9-14
Indonesia Open – badminton
TBC

Sept 12
Davis Cup semi-finals – tennis
Various locations

Sept 14
San Marino GP – MotoGP
Misano

Sept 19-Oct 4
Asian Games
Incheon, South Korea

Sept 20-28
World Road Championships – cycling
Spain

Sept 21
Aragon GP – MotoGP
Aragon, Spain

Sept 21
Singapore Grand Prix – Formula One
Singapore

Sept 26-28
Ryder Cup – golf
Gleneagles

Sept 28
Brazil GP – MotoGP
Brasilia

Sept 30-Oct 6
Carol Weymuller Open – squash
New York

October

Sept 27 - Oct 5
WTA China Open - tennis
Beijing

Oct 2-5
Reignwood LPGA Classic - golf
Beijing, China

Oct 3-12
World Artistic Championships - gymnastics
Nanning, China

Oct 5
Japanese Grand Prix - Formula One
Suzuka

Oct 5-12
Shanghai Rolex Masters - tennis
Shanghai

Oct 6-12
WTA Generali Ladies Linz - tennis
Austria

Oct 9-18
US Open - squash
Philadelphia

Oct 9-12
Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia - golf
Kuala Lumpur

Oct 11
Rugby League: Super League Grand Final - Rugby
Manchester, England

Oct 12
Standard Chartered KL Marathon
Kuala Lumpur

Oct 12
Russian Grand Prix- Formula One
Sochi

Oct 7-12
Dutch Open - Badminton
Almere

Oct 12
Japan GP - MotoGP
Motegi

Oct 13-19
WTA Kremlin Cup - tennis
Moscow, Russia

Oct 14-19
Denmark Open (Superseries Premier) - Badminton
Odense

Oct 16-19
LPGA HanaBank Championship
Incheon, South Korea

Oct 19
Australian GP - MotoGP
Phillip Island

Oct 20-26
BNP Paribas WTA Finals - tennis
Singapore

Oct 21-26
France Open (Superseries) - Badminton
Paris

Oct 26
Malaysian GP - MotoGP
Sepang

Oct 27 - Nov 2
WTA Yinzhou Bank Open - tennis
Ningbo, China

Oct 27 - Nov 2
BNP Paribas Masters - tennis
Paris

Oct 28
National Basketball Association season starts - basketball
USA

Oct 28 - Nov 2
Bitburger SaarLorLux Open - badminton
Saarbrucken, Germany

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