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IOC decision on host of 2022 Winter Olympic promises to be unique

31 July 2015

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.

No urgency shown by FAM top brass

11 July 2015

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.

Let's salute our athletes

20 June 2015

HOSTS Singapore defied the expectations at the 28th SEA Games.

What's it like to cover the SEA Games for the first time?

13 June 2015

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!

Human communication has taken a back seat as organisers go digital

11 June 2015

THE 28th SEA Games is the perfect platform for Singapore to showcase their strengths as an advanced nation.

There's a lot to learn from Singapore SEA Games

8 June 2015

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.

Star photographer: Thank You, Frances!

7 June 2015

LIFE as a photographer is exciting. Though, at times, quite stressful. And it has led me to meet all kinds of people.

Malaysian fans staying away from SEA Games?

5 June 2015

THE national football team have always enjoyed tremendous support from their fans.

Singaporeans warming up to the Games after 22 years

4 June 2015

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.

While others aim for the stars, we aim for nothing

6 February 2015

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?

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Super League

SATURDAY

Kick off at 8.45pm unless stated

SELANGOR vs POLICE
(Shah Alam Stadium)

SARAWAK vs JDT
(State Stadium, Kuching)

SIME DARBY vs PAHANG
(Selayang Stadium)

ARMED FORCES vs TERENGGANU
(Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi)

KELANTAN vs PERAK
(Sultan Mohd IV Stadium, K. Baru)

SUNDAY

LIONS XII vs FELDA UNITED
(Jalan Besar Stadium - 7.45pm)


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Pahang 
15 12 33
JDT 
15 11 31
Perak 
15 9 27
Felda United
15 8 25
Selangor 
15 5 24
Lions XII 
15 2 23
Police 
15 0 21
Terengganu 15 -3 20
Kelantan
15 -3
18
Sarawak 15 -9 13
Armed Forces
15 -13 10
Sime Darby
15 -18 5
UEFA Champions League

Second qualifying round 

Second Leg: Astana (Kaz) 3 Maribor (Slo) 1; (Astana win 3-2 on aggregate), Fola Esch (Lux) 0 Dinamo Zagreb (Cro) 3 (Dinamo win 4-1 on aggregate), Videoton (Hun) 1 The New Saints (Wal) 1 aet (Videoton win 2-1 on aggregate), Steaua Bucharest (Rom) 2 Trencin (Svk) 3 (Steaua win 4-3 on aggregate), Dundalk (Irl) 0 BATE Borisov (Blr) 0 (BATE win 2-1 on aggregate), Rudar Pljevlja (Mne) 0 Qarabag (Aze) 1 (Qarabag win 1-0 on aggregate), Lech Poznan (Pol) 1 FK Sarajevo (Bih) 0 (Lech win 3-0 on aggregate), Stjarnan (Isl) 1 Celtic (Sco) 4 (Celtic win 6-1 on aggregate).

Dila Gori (Geo) 0 Partizan (Srb) 2 (Partizan win 3-0 on aggregate); Pyunik (Arm) 1 Molde (Nor) 0 (Molde win 5-1); Milsami (Mda) 2 Ludogorets (Bul) 1 (Milsami win 3-1); HJK Helsinki (Fin) 1 FK Ventspils (Lat) 0 (Helsinki win 4-1); Maccabi Tel Aviv (Isr) 5 Hibernians FC (Mlt) 1 (Maccabi win 6-3); Lincoln Red Imps (Gib) 0 Midtjylland (Den) 2 (Midtjylland win 3-0); Vardar Skopje (Mkd) 1 Apoel Nicosia (Cyp) 1 (1-1 agg, Apoel win on away goals rule); Zalgiris Vilnius (Ltu) 0 Malmo (Swe) 1 (Malmo win 1-0); Crusaders (Nir) 3 Skenderbeu Korce (Alb) 2 (Skenderbeu win 6-4)

*The winners of the second qualifying round will advance to the third qualifying round (to be played on August 18 & 19 and 25 & 26). The winners from the third round will advance to the tournament proper, which begins on Sept 15 & 16.

EPL Results & Standings

Final standings for season 2014/15


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea (c) (q)
38 41 87
Man City (q)
38 45 79
Arsenal (q)
38 35 75
Man United (q) 
38 25 70
Tottenham (e) 
38 5 64
Liverpool (e) 38 4 62
Southampton
38 21 60
Swansea  38 -3
56
Stoke City  38 3 54
Crystal Palace 38 -4 48
Everton
38 -2 47
West Ham
38 -3 47
West Brom
38 -13 44
Leicester
38 -9 41
Newcastle  38 -23 39
Sunderland 38 -22 38
Aston Villa 
38 -26 38
Hull (r) 38 -18 35
Burnley (r) 38 -25 33
QPR (r) 38 -31 30

(c) = champion (q) = qualify for Champions League (e) = qualify for Europa League (r) = relegated

NOTE: Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich promoted to the Premier League.

Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2015/16

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

Other Football Results

Gold Cup

Final: Mexico 3 Jamaica 1.

Third placing: Panama 1 United States 1 (Panama win 3-2 on penalties aet)

International Champions Cup: Chelsea 2 Barcelona 2 (Chelsea win 4-2 on penalties), New York Red Bulls 2 Benfica 1, Club America (Mex) 0 Benfica (Por) 0 (Benfica win 4-3 on penalties)

Emirates Cup: Arsenal 6 Lyon 0.

Others: Inter Milan 0 Real Madrid 3.

Badminton

Perak Open

*BAM unless stated; all finals

DIVISION ONE

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.

DIVISION TWO

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.

Cycling

Tour de France

Stage 21 (109.5 km): 1. Andre Greipel (Ger) LOT 2’49:41 2. Bryan Coquard (Fra) EUC, 3. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KAT, 4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN 5. Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ, 6. Mark Cavendish (Bri) ETI, 7. Peter Sagan (Svk) TIN, 8. John Degenkolb (Ger) GIA, 9. Michael Matthews (Aus) OGE, 10. Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) TCG all same time.

Final overall classification: 1. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 83’19:15, 2. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV 1:12 behind, 3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) MOV 5:25, 4. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)  AST 8:36, 5. Alberto Contador (Spa) TIN 9:48, 6. Robert Gesink (Ned) LNL 10:47, 7. Bauke Mollema (Ned) TFR 15:14, 8. Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM 15:39, 9. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R 16:00, 10. Pierre Rolland (Fra) EUC 17:30.

Points classification: 1. Peter Sagan (Svk) TIN 432 pts, 2. Andre Greipel (Ger) LOT 366, 3. John Degenkolb (Ger) GIA 298, 4. Mark Cavendish (Bri) ETI 206, 5. Bryan Coquard (Fra) EUC 152.

Mountain classification: 1. Chris Froome (Bri) SKY 119 pts, 2. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV 108 3. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R 90, 4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 82, 5. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) KAT 78.

Youth classification: 1. Nairo Quintana (Col) MOV 84’47:26, 2. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R 14:48 behind, 3. Warren Barguil (Fra) GIA 30:03, 4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 37:40, 5. Bob Jungels (Lux) TFR, 1’32:09.

Tennis

WTA Baku Cup

Second round: Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) bt Oleksandra Korashvili (Ukr) 6-1, 6-1; Patricia Tig (Rou) bt Olga Savchuk (Ukr) 7-5, 6-4; Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) bt Vitalia Diatchenko (Rus) 6-4, 7-6.

Atlanta Open

Second round: Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt Lu Yen-hsun (Tpe) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4; Go Soeda (Jap) bt Adrian Mannarino (Fra) 6-2, 6-4; Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) bt Sam Groth (Aus) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3; Gilles Muller (Lux) bt Jared Donaldson (US) 6-3, 6-2.

First round: Radek Stepanek (Cze) bt Christopher Eubanks (US) 6-2, 6-2; Ricardas Berankis (Ltu) bt Tim Smyczek (US) 6-4, 6-4.

WTA Brazil Cup

Second Round: Teliana Pereira (Bra) bt Risa Ozaki (Jpn) 6-4, 6-1; Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) bt Veronica Cepede (Par) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4; Annika Beck (Ger) bt Alize Lim (Fra) 6-1, 6-2; Bethanie Mattek-Sands (US) bt Ana Bogdan (Rou) 6-2, 6-3; Mara-Teresa Torro-Dlor (Spa) bt Tatjana Malek (Ger) 6-3, 6-1; Laura Siegemund (Ger) bt Elitsa Kostova (Bul) 6-3, 6-1; Gabriela Ce (Bra) bt Paula Kania (Pol) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7); Tereza Martincova (Cze) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (Cro) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

Swiss Open

Second round: Thomaz Belluci (Bra) bt Stephane Robert (Fra) 6-3, 6-2; Feliciano Lopez (Spa) bt Julian Reister (Ger) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1; Pablo Andujar (Spa) bt Dusan Lajovic (Srb) 7-5, 6-2; Santiago Giraldo (Col) bt Marsel Ilhan (Tur) 6-2, 6-3.

Hamburg Open

Second round: Benoit Paire (Fra) bt Tommy Robredo (Spa) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5; Aljaz Bedene (Bri) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (9-7); Lucas Pouille (Fra) bt Juan Monaco (Arg) 6-1, 7-5; Fabio Fognini (Ita) bt Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

First round: Pablo Cuevas (Uru) bt Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; Jiri Vesely (Cze) bt Andreas Haider-Maurer (Aut) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Golf

Taiping Closed Championship

Leading second round scores: 135: M. Sasidaran 68-67, Ben Leong 66-69; 137: Nicholas Fung 70-67; 138: Anis Hassan 68-70; 139: R. Nachimuthu 70-69; 140: Lam Yu Shuen 68-72; 141: Muhd Wafiyuddin Abdul Manaf 71-70, Kenneth De Silva 70-71, Shaifubari Muda 70-71, Kemarol Baharin 69-72, Kim Leun Kwang 68-73; 142: S. Sivachandhran 71-71, Azman Basharuddin 70-72.

Motorsport

Hungarian F1 Grand Prix

Race: Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1’46:09.985, 2. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) RedBull-Renault 15.748 seconds behind, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) RedBull-Renault 25.084, 4. Max Verstappen (Ned) Toro Rosso-Renault 44.251, 5. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 49.079, 6. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 52.025, 7. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus-Mercedes 58.578, 8. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 58.876, 9. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 1:07.028, 10. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari 1:09.130, 11. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber-Ferrari 1:13.458, 12. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams-Mercedes 1:14.278, 13. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams-Mercedes 1:20.228, 14. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus-Mercedes 1:25.142, 15. Roberto Merhi (Spa) Marussia-Ferrari 2 laps.

Leading drivers standings: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 202 pts, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 181, 3. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 160, 4. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 77, 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 76, 6. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 74, 7. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 51, 8. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Red Bull 45, 9. Nico Huelkenberg (Ger) Force India 24, 10. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 23.

Constructors points: 1. Mercedes 383 pts, 2. Ferrari 236, 3. Williams-Mercedes 151, 4. RedBull-Renault 96, 5. Force India-Mercedes 39, 6. Lotus-Mercedes 35, 7. Toro Rosso-Renault 31, 8. Sauber-Ferrari 22, 9.        McLaren 17, 10. Marussia-Ferrari 0.

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Sports Calendar

July

AQUATICS
July 3-5: FINA Diving Grand Prix, Bolzano, Italy.
July 24- Aug 9: Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

ARCHERY
July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.

ATHLETICS
July 15-19: IAAF World Youth Championships 2015, Cali, Colombia.
July 24-25: Diamond League, London, England.

BADMINTON
July 14-19: Yonex Open Chinese Taipei, Taiwan.
July 21-16: Russia Open.

CYCLING
July 4-6: Le Tour de France, France.

FOOTBALL
July 4: Copa America Final, Santiago, Chile.
July 5: Women’s World Cup final, Vancouver, Canada.

GOLF
July 6-12: John Deere Classic, Silvis, Illinois, US.
July 9-12: US Women’s Open, Pennsylvania, US.
July 16-19: The Open, St Andrews, England.
July 27-Aug 2: Quicken Loans National, Gainesville, Virginia, US.
July 30-2 Aug: Women’s British Open, Turnberry, Scotland.

SQUASH
July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.

SWIMMING
July 13-19: IPC World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland.

TENNIS
June 26-July: Wimbledon, UK. (Grand Slam)
July 17-20: Davis Cup Quarter-finals, various locations.
July 20-26: WTA Istanbul Cup, Turkey.
July 27-Aug 1: Hamburg Open, Germany.
July 27-Aug 2: Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland.
July 27-Aug 2: WTA Zhonghong Jiangxi Intl Women’s Open, China

MOTORSPORTS
July 5: F1 - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England.
July 26: F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary.
July 12: Moto GP - German Grand Prix, Sachsenring, Germany.

August

AQUATICS
July 24- Aug 9 : Swimming and diving World Championships, Kazan, Russia.

ARCHERY
July 26- Aug 2: Archery - World Championships, Copenhagen, Germany.
Aug 11-16: Archery World Cup Stage 3, Wroclaw. Poland.

ATHLETICS
Aug 22-30: IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China.

BADMINTON
Aug 10-16: BWF World Championships, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Aug 24-30: Vietnam Open GP Gold, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

BOWLING
Aug 10-16: Taiwan Open, Taiwan.
Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.

FOOTBALL
Aug 8-9: Premier League and Football League season starts.
Aug 11: Uefa Super Cup, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Aug 31: Football transfer deadline day.

GOLF
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.

HOCKEY
Aug 21-30: Men’s and women’s EuroHockey Championships, England

SHOOTING
Aug 6-16: ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, Gabala, Azerbaijan.

SQUASH
July 25- Aug 4: World Junior Championships, Cairo, Egypt.
Aug 5-9: Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia.

TENNIS
Aug 10-16: Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Canada.
Aug: 16-23: Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, US.
Aug 31- Sept 19: US Open, New York, US.

MOTORSPORTS
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.

September

AQUATICS

Sept 25-26: FINA Swimming World Cup, Hong Kong.
Sept 29-30: FINA Swimming World Cup, Beijing, China. 

ARCHERY

Sept 8-13: Archery World Cup Stage 4, Medellin, Columbia.
Oct 24-25: Archery World Cup Final, Mexico City.  

ATHLETICS

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.  

BADMINTON 

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. 

BOWLING 

Aug 31- Sept 6: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.
Sept 9-15: Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge, Manila, Philippines. 

GOLF 

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.

MOTORPSORTS 

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

SHOOTING 

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. 

SQUASH 

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. 

TENNIS 

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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