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Exclusive: NSI’s blueprint for success in sports

4 December 2014

The National Sports Institute (NSI) unveiled their 10-year blueprint recently with the hope of playing a more prominent role as the agent of change in Malaysian sport. Starsports’ RAJES PAUL spoke to NSI chief operating officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz on the points that are set to transform the sports science unit.

Felix Corporation (manufacturer of Trinidad & Condor dart accessories) executive director Yoshikazu Arai (third from left) and Phoenix Darts Malaysia managing director Shinichi Oyama (fourth from left) with the professional darts players and instructors at Arrowz Pub and Bistro, Kuala Lumpur.

Top M'sian darters get due recognition

20 December 2014

THE game of darts – once a favourite pub game– has taken on new life with a modern, updated version that is fast becoming mainstream.

There was plenty of action, even in the under-8 age-group.

Inaugural football tournament brings young talent to the fore

20 December 2014

Subang Jaya Community Sports Club’s Under-14 boys’ team were forced to work hard for a victory over KBPP in the final of the Subang SJCSC Invitational Tournament.

Liverpools English midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) takes on Bournemouths English defender Tommy Elphick (L) during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Bournemouth and Liverpool at Goldsands Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England, on December 17, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISRESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Managers of Liverpool and Arsenal have much at stake this weekend

20 December 2014

TWO managers who have had it really rough this season are Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger.

Lofty ambition: Members of Alpenglow Expeditions’ Rapid Ascent Team crossing the final ridge to the summit of Mount Everest. — Adrian Ballinger/Alpenglow Expeditions

British guide believes rapid ascents of world’s tallest mountain are safer

20 December 2014

A British guide believes that rapid ascents of the world’s tallest mountain are better. But it involves sleeping in low-oxygen tents for weeks beforehand.

Updated: Uphill task for bowlers at Worlds

10 December 2014

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s Alex Liew, Adrian Ang (pic) and Zulmazran Zulkifli will need a Herculean effort on Thursday to keep their hopes alive at the Men’s World Bowling Cham­pionships in Abu Dhabi.

Maybank stun league champions in semis

10 December 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank created the biggest upset in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) when they came back from a goal down to stun League champions Terengganu 3-2 in the first leg semi-final match at the Kuala Terengganu Municipal Hockey Stadium.

Arie takes first round lead at Player's Championships

10 December 2014

PETALING JAYA: Arie Irawan Fauzi was quick to put last week’s disappointment aside when he seized a three-stroke lead in the first round of the season-ending PGM Maybank Player’s Championship.

Dollah hoping for a miracle in Hanoi

10 December 2014

HANOI: Desperate times call for desperate measures. And national football coach Dollah Salleh, apart from hoping for a miracle, will ring the changes in the do-or-die second leg semi-final match at the My Dinh Stadium on Thurdsay.

Pistol trio bag gold in SEASA Championships

10 December 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Shooters Joseline Cheah, Wahidah Ismail and Bibiana Ng bounced back from their disappointment to win at the South-East Asia Shooting Association (SEASA) Championships in Singapore.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

AFF SUZUKI CUP

Final, first leg
Thailand 2 Malaysia 0

Final, second leg
Malaysia 3 Thailand 2 (Thailand won 4-3 on aggregate)

EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
16 23 39
Man City
17 22 39
Man Utd 17 12 32
West Ham 17 10 31
Southampton
17 15 29
Arsenal
17 9 27
Tottenham 17 -1 27
Swansea 17 3 25
Newcastle 17 -5 23
Liverpool 17 -3
22
Everton 17 0 21
Aston Villa 17 -10 20
Stoke City 16 -3 19
Sunderland 17 -9 19
West Brom 17 -6 17
QPR 17 -12 17
Crystal Palace 17 -8 15
Burnley 17 -14
15
Hull 17 -9 13
Leicester
17
-14 10
Golf

Dubai Open
Leading final round scores: 272: Arjun Atwal (Ind) 73-65-68-66; 273: Wang Jeung-hun (Kor) 71-67-68-67; 275: Simon Yates (Sco) 71-67-69-68; 276: Jake Higginbottom (Aus) 72-71-69-64, Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha) 74-69-65-68; 277: Carlos Pigem (Spa) 70-73-68-66, Daisuke Kataoka (Jpn) 73-66-68-70, Pariya Junhasavasdikul (Tha) 68-72-67-70, Chapchai Nirat (Tha) 71-69-67-70, Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 70-72-64-71; 278: Bryce Easton (Rsa) 69-71-69-69, Mo Joong-kyung (Kor) 70-71-68-69, Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind) 69-69-69-71, Shiv Kapur (Ind) 71-66-69-72; 279: Unho Park (Aus) 75-68-69-67, Rattanon Wannasrichan (Tha) 75-70-67-67, Thitiphun Chuayprakong (Tha) 70-71-67-71, Darren Clarke (Nir) 72-71-64-72.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Tuesday, Dec 23
Stoke v Chelsea - 4am**

Friday, Dec 26
Chelsea v West Ham - 8.45pm
Burnley v Liverpool - 11pm
Crystal Palace v Southampton - 11pm
Everton v Stoke - 11pm
Leicester v Tottenham - 11pm
Man United v Newcastle - 11pm
Sunderland v Hull - 11pm
Swansea v Aston Villa - 11pm
West Brom v Man City - 11pm

Saturday, Dec 27
Arsenal v QPR - 1.30am**

Sunday, Dec 28
Tottenham v Man United - 8pm
Southampton v Chelsea - 10.05pm
Aston Villa v Sunderland - 11pm
Hull v Leicester - 11pm
Man City v Burnley - 11pm
QPR v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Stoke v West Brom - 11pm
West Ham v Arsenal - 11pm
Newcastle v Everton - 11pm

Tuesday, Dec 30
Liverpool v Swansea - 4am**

Thursday, Jan 1
Stoke v Man United - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Hull v Everton - 11pm
Liverpool v Leicester - 11pm
Man City v Sunderland - 11pm
Newcastle v Burnley - 11pm
QPR v Swansea - 11pm
Southampton v Arsenal - 11pm
West Ham v West Brom - 11pm

Friday, Jan 2
Tottenham v Chelsea - 1.30am**

** 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

World Club Cup
Final: Real Madrid 2 San Lorenzo 0.

Dutch Div 1: Cambuur 2 Zwolle 1, Dordrecht 1 Groningen 1, PSV Eindhoven 5 Go Ahead Eagles 0, AZ Alkmaar 0 Utrecht 3.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 43, 2. Ajax 36, 3. FC Zwolle 29, 4. AZ Alkmaar 28, 5. Feyenoord 28.

French Div 1: Paris St Germain 0 Montpellier 0, Caen 1 Bastia 1, Lorient 1 Nantes 2, Metz 0 Monaco 1, Rennes 1 Reims 3, Toulouse 1 Guingamp 1.
Leading standings: 1. Marseille 38, 2. Paris St Germain 38, 3. Lyon 36, 4. Saint-Etienne 33, 5. Monaco                32.

German Div 1: Schalke 0 Hamburg 0, Bayer Leverkusen 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1, Augsburg 2 Borussia Moenchengladbach 1, Werder Bremen 2 Borussia Dortmund 1, VfB Stuttgart 0 Paderborn 0, VfL Wolfsburg 2 Cologne 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern  Munich 45, 2. Wolfsburg 34, 3. Bayer Leverkusen 28, 4. Borussia  Moenchengladbach 27, 4. Schalke 27.

Italian Serie A: Sassuolo 1 Cesena 1, Roma 0 AC Milan 0.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 39, 2. Roma 36, 3. Napoli 27, 4. Lazio 26, 5. Sampdoria 26.

Portuguese Premier League: Estoril 1 Vitoria Guimaraes 0.
Leading standings: 1. Benfica 34, 2. FC Porto 31, 3. Vitoria Guimaraes 28, 4. Sporting Braga 25, 5. Sporting Lisbon 24.

Scottish Premier League: Aberdeen 1 Kilmarnock 0, Partick Thistle 1 Dundee 1, Ross County 0 Hamilton Academical 1, St Johnstone 1 Inverness CT 0, St Mirren 0 Motherwell 1.
Leading standings: 1. Celtic 38, 2. Aberdeen 34, 3. Hamilton Academical 33, 4. Inverness CT 32, 5. Dundee  United 31.

Scottish Championship: Dumbarton 0 Falkirk 3, Hearts 2 Alloa 0, Queen of the South 1 Cowdenbeath 2, Raith 1 Hibernian 3, Rangers 2 Livingston 0.
Leading standings: 1. Hearts 44, 2. Rangers 35, 3. Hibernian 28, 4. Queen of the South 28, 5. Falkirk 26.

Spanish Div 1: Barcelona 5 Cordoba 0, Levante 1 Real Sociedad 1, Eibar 0 Valencia 1, Rayo Vallecano 1 Espanyol 3.
Leading standings: 1. Real Madrid 39, 2. Barcelona 38, 3. Atletico Madrid 32, 4. Valencia 31, 5. Sevilla 30.

Badminton

BWF WORLD SUPERSERIES FINALS

All final

Men’s singles: Chen Long (Chn) bt Hans Kristian-Vittinghus (Den) 21-16, 21-10.
Men's doubles: Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) bt Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) 19-21, 21-19, 21-16.
Women’s singles: Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) bt Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) 21-17, 21-12.
Women’s doubles: Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) bt Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) 21-17, 21-14.
Mixed doubles: Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Liu Cheng-Bao Yixin (Chn) 21-15, 21-12.

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Dallas 99 San Antonio 93, Phoenix 99 New York 90, Portland 114 New Orleans 88, Charlotte 104 Utah 86, Atlanta 104 Houston 97, Denver 76 Indiana 73, LA Clippers 106 Milwaukee 102.

AGONG CUP NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Men's final: Malacca 76 Police 69.
Third-placing: Sarawak 75 KL 51.

Women's final: Selangor 46 Johor 43.
Third placing: KL 62 Malacca 48.

Squash

WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Final: Nicol David (Mas) bt Raneem El Welily (Egy) 5-11, 11-8, 7-11, 14-12, 11-5.

IPT 1Malaysia Squash Circuit

MEN
Final: Ivan Yuen (UPM) bt Mohd Addeen Idrakie (UM) 11-8, 11-9, 11-8.
Third placing playoff: Mohd Amir Farhan (UPM) bt Shaun Kwan (Nilai) 12-10, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7.

WOMEN
Final: Zulhijjah Azan (UPM) bt Jadeleen Lee (Sunway) 11-3, 11-9, 11-3.
Third placing playoff: Ilya Kareena Ibrahim (UiTM) bt Sima Padbod (MAHSA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6.

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Sports Calendar

December

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

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 5-7
Track Cycling: World Cup
London 

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
Egypt

Dec 17-21
Badminton: BWF World Superseries Finals
Dubai

January 2015

ATHLETICS

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

BADMINTON

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

BOWLING

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

CYCLING

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

FOOTBALL

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

GOLF

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

HOCKEY

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

MOTORSPORT

Jan 10: Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix, Argentina

SQUASH

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

TENNIS

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

February 2015

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Feb 1: NFL Superbowl, Arizona, USA

ATHLETICS

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

BADMINTON

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

CRICKET

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

CYCLING

Feb 18-22: World Track Championships, TBA

DIVING

Feb 20-22: Diving Grand Prix, Germany

FOOTBALL

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

GOLF

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

SQUASH

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

TENNIS

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

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