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When I open the famous envelope to reveal the name of the host city for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 on Friday I will be as curious as everyone watching.
THEY had some serious issues to discuss. Yet, seven of the 17 exco members – including head honcho Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah – must have felt otherwise judging from their no-show at the FAM exco meeting.
HOSTS Singapore defied the expectations at the 28th SEA Games.
IT’S not just the majority of our athletes who are making their debut in the Singapore SEA Games. I’m covering my very first multi-sport event as well!
THE 28th SEA Games is the perfect platform for Singapore to showcase their strengths as an advanced nation.
THERE’S no end to learning.And there’s plenty that Malaysia can learn from Singapore as our country prepares to host the biennial SEA Games in two years’ time.
LIFE as a photographer is exciting. Though, at times, quite stressful. And it has led me to meet all kinds of people.
THE national football team have always enjoyed tremendous support from their fans.
Would anyone be willing to pay S$90 (RM252) – and brave the heat – to catch the swimming competition?Well, that’s what Singaporeans will have to cough up if they want to watch the SEA Games swimming competition.
When there's no set target for the Singapore SEA Games, it's a clear manifestation of lack of faith in our athletes. But when there's no target, what is the benchmark?
Selangor 1 Police 1
Sarawak 0 JDT 2
Sime Darby 2 Pahang 4
Armed Forces 1 Terengganu 5
Kelantan 1 Perak 0
Lions XII 2 Felda United 1
Third Qualifying Round
First Leg: Celtic (Sco) 1 FK Qarabag (Aze) 0, HJK Helsinki (Fin) 0 Astana (Kaz) 0, Lech Poznan (Pol) 1 FC Basel (Swi) 3, Rapid Wien (Aut) 2 Ajax (Ned) 2, Salzburg (Aut) 2 Malmo (Swe) 0, Steaua Bucharest (Rom) 1 Partizan (Srb) 1.
Final standings for season 2014/15
(c) = champion (q) = qualify for Champions League (e) = qualify for Europa League (r) = relegated
NOTE: Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich promoted to the Premier League.
Saturday, Aug 8 - All matches at 10pm unless stated
Man United v Tottenham - 7.45pm
Bournemouth v Aston Villa
Everton v Watford
Leicester v Sunderland
Norwich v Crystal Palace
Sunday, Aug 9
Chelsea v Swansea - 12.30am**
Arsenal v West Ham - 8.30pm
Newcastle v Southampton - 8.30pm
Stoke v Liverpool - 11pm
Tuesday, Aug 11
West Brom v Man City - 3am**
Saturday, Aug 15 - All matches at 10pm unless stated
Aston Villa v Man United - 2.45am**
Southampton v Everton - 7.45pm
Sunderland v Norwich
Swansea v Newcastle
Tottenham v Stoke
Watford v West Brom
West Ham v Leicester
Sunday, Aug 16
Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 8.30pm
Man City v Chelsea - 11pm
Tuesday, Aug 18
Liverpool v Bournemouth - 3am**
Saturday, Aug 22 - All matches at 10pm unless stated
Man United v Newcastle - 7.45pm
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
Leicester v Tottenham
Norwich v Stoke
Sunderland v Swansea
West Ham v Bournemouth
Sunday, Aug 23
West Brom v Chelsea - 8.30pm
Everton v Man City - 11pm
Watford v Southampton - 11pm
Tuesday, Aug 25
Arsenal v Liverpool - 3am**
Saturday, Aug 29 - All matches at 10pm unless stated
Newcastle v Arsenal - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Sunderland
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Man City v Watford
Stoke v West Brom
Tottenham v Everton
Sunday, Aug 30
Southampton v Norwich - 1.30pm
Swansea v Man United - 11pm
** Denotes morning match
All matches in Malaysian time
English Charity Shield: Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0.
German Super Cup: Wolfsburg 1 Bayern Munich 1 (Wolfsburg win 5-4 on penalties)
French Champions Trophy: Paris St Germain 2 Lyon 0.
Club friendly: Marseille 2 Juventus 0, Stuttgart 4 Man City 2, HJK Helsinki 0 Liverpool 2.
*BAM unless stated; all finals
Men’s singles: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin bt Soong Joo Ven 21-11, 21-19.
Men’s doubles: Mohd Arif Abdul Latif-Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub (Nse-Sel) bt Darren Isaac Devadas-Vountus Indra Mawan (Kul-Sab) 21-19, 21-19.
Women’s singles: Tee Jing Yi bt Goh Jin Wei 21-16, 21-11.
Women’s doubles: Lim Yin Loo-Soong Fie Cho bt Vivian Hoo-Lee Meng Yean 18-21, 21-15, 21-18.
Mixed doubles: Lee Chong Wei-Vivian Hoo bt Tan Chee Tean-Shevon Lai Jemie 21-11, 21-15.
Boys’ singles: Lee Zii Jia bt Tan Jia Wei 21-10, 21-8.
Boys’ doubles: Lee Jian Yi-Lim Zhen Ting (Sel) bt Chen Jia Huo-Shia Chun Kang (Nse-Joh) 13-21, 21-13, 21-18.
Girls’ singles: Ng Qi Xuan bt M. Thinaah 21-9, 21-15.
Girls’ doubles: Ng Qi Xuan-M. Thinaah bt Erica Khoo Pei Shan-Ti Wei Chyi (Kul-Joh) 21-18, 23-25, 21-17.
Mixed doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Teoh Mei Xing bt Lee Jian Yi-Ti Wei Chyi (Sel-Joh) 23-21, 24-22.
Semi-finals: John Isner (US) bt Denis Kudla (US) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5; Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) bt Gilles Muller (Lux) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
Final: Teliana Pereira (Bra) bt Annika Beck (Ger) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
Final: Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt David Goffin (Bel) 7-5, 6-2.
Final: Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Fabio Fognini (Ita) 7-5, 7-5.
Final: Margarita Gasparyan (Rus) bt Patricia Tig (Rom) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0.
Taiping Closed Championship
Leading final round scores: 274: Nicholas Fung 70-67-70-67; 276: Ben Leong 66-69-72-69; 277: Khor Kheng Hwai 69-75-68-65; 278: M. Sasidaran 68-67-71-72; 279: Hans Jamil 74-70-68-67; 280: Kemarol Baharin 69-72-71-68 Kenneth De Silva 70-71-69-70; 281: Iylia Jamil 74-71-67-69, Anis Hassan 68-70-71-72; 282: Azman Basharuddin 70-72-74-66, Muhd Wafiyuddin Abdul Manaf 71-70-71-70, R. Nachimuthu 70-69-71-72.
US PGA Quicken Loans National
Leading third round scores (US unless noted): 199: Troy Merritt 70-68-61, Kevin Chappell 64-68-67; 200: Rickie Fowler 67-65-68; 201: Jason Bohn 67-67-67, Kim Whee (Kor) 68-66-67, Charles Howell 67-67-67, David Lingmerth (Swe) 68-65-68; 202: Carl Pettersson (Swe) 70-68-64, Bill Haas 67-71-64, Justin Rose (Eng) 66-71-65, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 63-68-71; 203: Steven Bowditch (Aus) 68-68-67, Danny Lee (Nzl) 67-67-69, Ollie Schniederjans 66-69-68; 204: Vaughn Taylor 70-70-64, Brendan Steele 70-68-66, Cameron Tringale 68-69-67; 205: Andres Romero (Arg) 69-69-67, Justin Thomas 66-71-68, John Peterson 67-70-68; 206: Brian Davis (Eng) 70-70-66, Jason Kokrak 71-68-67, Colt Knost 71-67-68, Steve Wheatcroft 65-73-68, Shawn Stefani 71-67-68, Ernie Els (Rsa) 64-74-68, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa) 66-71-69, Adam Hadwin (Can) 67-70-69, Ricky Barnes 69-68-69, Justin Leonard 64-72-70, Brice Garnett 69-65-72, Pat Perez 67-67-72.
Women’s British Open
Leading third round scores: 208: Ko Jin-young (Kor) 68-71-68, Teresa Lu (Tpe) 68-71-69; 209: Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 68-69-72; 210: Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 68-72-70; 211: Park In-bee (Kor) 69-73-69, Minjee Lee (Aus) 69-72-70, Lydia Ko (Nzl) 66-73-72; 212: Melissa Reid (Bri) 73-70-69, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 67-72-73; 213: Amy Boulden (Bri) 71-74-68, Nicole Broch Larsen (Den) 69-74-70; 214: Maria McBride (Swe) 79-66-69, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 69-72-73; 215: Julieta Granada (Par) 70-74-71; 216: Lexi Thompson (US) 71-75-70, Yani Tseng (Tpe) 72-72-72, Alison Walshe (US) 70-74-72, Cristie Kerr (US) 66-77-73, Kim Hyo-joo (Kor) 65-78-73.
Madeira Island Open
Leading final round scores (Britain and Ireland unless stated): 264: Roope Kakko (Fin) 66-71-64-63; 267: Scott Henry 66-70-65-66; 270: Andrew McArthur 68-70-69-63; 272: Pontus Widegren (Swe) 67-66-67-72, Sebastian Soderberg (Swe) 67-74-66-65; 273: Tom Murray 70-68-68-67; 274: Bjorn Akesson (Swe) 71-65-68-70, Brandon Stone (Rsa) 68-68-66-72, Callum Shinkwin 68-70-70-66; 275: Tiago Cruz (Por) 73-69-65-68, Fredrik Andersson Hed (Ned) 72-69-68-66, Ryan Fox (Nzl) 65-73-72-65; 276: Jose-Filipe Lima (Por) 70-68-69-69, Ricardo Santos (Por) 66-76-69-65, Pierre Relecom (Bel) 68-68-70-70; 277: Rhys Davies 67-71-67-72, Christopher Mivis (Bel) 70-69-69-69.
Paul Lawrie Matchplay
(Britain and Ireland unless stated)
Semi-finals: Robert Karlsson (Swe) bt David Howell on 20th hole, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) bt Marc Warren 3 and 2.
Third placing: David Howell bt Marc Warren by 1 hole
Superbike World Championship
Race 1: 1. Jonathan Rea (Bri) Kawasaki 16 laps, 2. Chaz Davies (Bri) Ducati 0.121 seconds behind, 3. Max Biaggi (Ita) Aprilia 10.695, 4. Sylvain Guintoli (Fra) Honda 15.433, 5. Tom Sykes (Bri) Kawasaki 17.983.
Race 2: 1. Chaz Davies (Bri) Ducati 16 laps, 2. Jonathan Rea (Bri) Kawasaki 0.091 seconds behind, 3. Jordi Torres (Spa) Aprilia 5.008, 4. Sylvain Guintoli (Fra) Honda 13.130, 5. Michael van der Mark (Ned) Honda 15.801.
Leading overall standings: 1. Jonathan Rea (Bri) Kawasaki 452 pts, 2. Chaz Davies (Bri) Ducati 308, 3. Tom Sykes (Bri) Kawasaki 295, 4. Leon Haslam (Bri) Aprilia 259, 5. Jordi Torres (Spa) Aprilia 186.
Terengganu 2 KLHC 6
Tenaga Nasional 2 Maybank 1
Sapura 2 UniKL 1
TNB Thunderbolt 3 MBI 0
MASUM-USM 2 MSP-YP-SSP 3
BJSS 3 MSNT-THT 1
Politeknik Malaysia 2 ATM Airod 1
Nur Insafi 4 UniKL Young Guns 3
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.
Sept 25-26: FINA Swimming World Cup, Hong Kong.
Sept 29-30: FINA Swimming World Cup, Beijing, China.
Sept 8-13: Archery World Cup Stage 4, Medellin, Columbia.
Oct 24-25: Archery World Cup Final, Mexico City.
Sept 3: Diamond League Meetings, Zurich, Switzerland.
Sept 6: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Berlin, Germany.
Sept 8: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Zagreb, Croatia.
Sept 11: Diamond League Meetings, Bruxelles, Belgium.
Sept 13: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Rieti, Italy.
Sept 13: IAAF World Challenge Meetings, Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil.
Sept 8-13: Japan Open Superseries, Tokyo, Japan.
Sept 15-20: Korea Open Superseries, Seoul, South Korea.
Sept 29-Oct 4: Thailand Open GP Gold, Bangkok, Thailand.
Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.
Sept 9-15: Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge, Manila, Philippines.
Sept 4-7: Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Massachusetts, US.
Sept 10-13: The Evian Championship, Evian-les-Bains, France.
Sept 17-20: BMW Championship, Lake Forest, Illinois, US.
Sept 18-20: The Solheim Cup, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.
Sept 24-27: Tour Championship by Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia, US.
Sept 6: F1 - Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy.
Sept 13: MotoGP - San Marino Grand Prix, San Marino Italy.
Sept 20: F1 - Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore.
Sept 27: F1 - Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka, Japan.
Sept 27: MotoGP - Grand Prix of Aragon, Spain
Sept 1-7: ISSF World Cup Final Rifle/Pistol, Munich, Germany.
Sept 9-18: ISSF World Championship Shotgun, Lonato, Italy.
Sept 25-Oct 1: Asian Championship, New Delhi, India.
Sept 1-6: China Open, Shanghai, China.
Sept 23-29: Netsuite Open, San Francisco, US.
Sept 29-Oct 5: Carol Weymuller Open, Brooklyn, New York, US.
Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.
Sept 21-27: Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan.
Sept 27- Oct 30: Wuhan Open, Wuhan, China.
Sept 28-Oct 4: Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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