Tennis

Switzerland's Roger Federer serves the ball to Belgium's Goffin during their final match at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel October 26, 2014. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his men's singles tennis match against David Ferrer of Spain at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song
Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after defeating him in their men's singles finals tennis match on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sang Tan/Poo
Serena Williams of the U.S. (R) poses with the trophy after defeating Simona Halep of Romania in the women's singles final tennis match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium October 26, 2014.        REUTERS/Edgar Su

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Andy Murray of Britain serves the ball during his men's singles tennis match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the third round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy sports hall in Paris, October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Murray in Tour Finals, Djokovic and Federer win

31 October 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday.

Andy Murray of Britain returns a shot during his men's singles tennis match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the third round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy sports hall in Paris, October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

London-bound Murray puts an end to 'bad year' babble

31 October 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray may not have enjoyed a successful season by his high standards but after booking his spot at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday, the two-time grand slam winner ensured 2014 is far from a "bad year".

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacts after losing against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel October 21, 2014.   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Slumping Wawrinka refuses to press the panic button

31 October 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka has only won two matches since the U.S. Open, yet there is no reason to panic, according to the Swiss, as the ATP World Tour Finals and the Davis Cup final loom.

Milos Raonic of Canada returns the ball to David Goffin of Belgium during their men's singles match at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel October 24, 2014.   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Raonic safely through despite bathroom hiccup in Paris

29 October 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Milos Raonic was a relieved man after spending over eight minutes searching for a suitable toilet before battling back to beat American Jack Sock in the Paris Masters second round on Wednesday.

Andy Murray of Britain returns a shot during his men's singles tennis match against Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

Spanish federation made a mess of Leon appointment, says Murray

29 October 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - British number one Andy Murray believes Gala Leon's appointment as Spain's Davis Cup captain was handled "horribly".

Andy Murray of Britain returns a shot during his men's singles tennis match against Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

Murray claims Valencia title to boost London bid

27 October 2014

(Reuters) - Andy Murray again saved five match points against Tommy Robredo in a final when he fought back to win 3-6 7-6 (7) 7-6 (8) at the Valencia Open on Sunday and secure valuable points for his World Tour finals bid.

Tournament director Roger Brennwald (L) applaudes as Switzerland's Roger Federer kisses the trophy after winning his final match against Belgium's David Goffin at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel  October 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Federer wins Basel title, eyes world top spot

27 October 2014

BASEL (Reuters) - Roger Federer has his sights set on ending the year as the world's top-ranked player after the 33-year-old claimed his fifth title of the year in his home town on Sunday.

Simona Halep of Romania serves to Serena Williams of the U.S. during their women's singles final tennis match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium October 26, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Williams sends ominous warning she has plenty left in tank

27 October 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The older Serena Williams gets, the more dominant she becomes. At 33, an age when most players start to fade, her grip on women's tennis looks as secure as ever.

Halep pays heavy price for beating Williams

26 October 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Simona Halep, like many others before her, learnt a hard lesson on Sunday, that there is a hefty price to pay for beating Serena Williams.

Andy Murray of Britain returns a shot during his men's singles tennis match against David Ferrer of Spain at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai October 9, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

Murray ousts fighting Ferrer to boost London bid

26 October 2014

VALENCIA Spain (Reuters) - Andy Murray took another step towards securing a berth at next month's World Tour finals when he fought off a typically dogged David Ferrer to win 6-4 7-5 and move into the final of the Valencia Open on Saturday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Semi-finals, second leg

Pahang 5 Kedah 0 (Pahang advance to the final with a 6-3 aggregate score)

Johor Darul Ta'zim 3 Felda United 1 (JDT advance to the final with a 6-5 aggregate score)

Malaysia Cup final is on Nov 1, Saturday 8.45pm at National Stadium Bukit Jalil

EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
9 15 23
Southampton
9 15 19
Man City
9 9 17
West Ham
9 5 16
Arsenal 
9 4 14
Swansea  9 3 14
Liverpool  9 1
14
Man Utd
9 3 13
Everton 9 2 12
Hull 9 0 11
Stoke 
9 -2 11
Tottenham  9 -2 11
West Brom 9 -1 10
Newcastle
9 -5 10
Aston Villa 9 -10 10
C. Palace 9 -3 9
Leicester
9 -4 9
Sunderland  9 -9 8
QPR
9
-10 7
Burnley
9 -11 4
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Nov 1
Newcastle v Liverpool - 8.45pm
Arsenal v Burnley - 11pm
Chelsea v QPR - 11pm
Everton v Swansea - 11pm
Hull v Southampton - 11pm
Leicester v West Brom - 11pm
Stoke v West Ham - 11pm

Sunday, Nov 2
Man City v Man United - 9.30pm
Aston Villa v Tottenham - 12mn

Tuesday, Nov 4
Crystal Palace v Sunderland - 4am**

Saturday, Nov 8
Liverpool v Chelsea - 8.45pm
Burnley v Hull - 11pm
Man United v Crystal Palace - 11pm
Southampton v Leicester - 11pm
West Ham v Aston Villa - 11pm

Sunday, Nov 9
QPR v Man City - 1.30am**
Sunderland v Everton - 9.30pm
Tottenham v Stoke - 9.30pm
West Brom v Newcastle - 9.30pm
Swansea v Arsenal - 12mn

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

UEFA Champions League

Match week 3

Group A: Atletico Madrid 5 Malmo 0, Olympiakos 1 Juventus 0
Group B: Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 3, Ludogorets Razgrad 1 FC Basel 0
Group C: Monaco 0 Benfica 0, Leverkusen 2 Zenit 0
Group D: Anderlecht 1 Arsenal 2, Galatasaray 0 Borussia Dortmund 4

Group E: CSKA Moscow 2 Man City 2, AS Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7
Group F: Apoel Nicosia 0 PSG 1, Barcelona 3 Ajax 1
Group G: Chelsea 6 NK Maribor 0, Schalke 4 Sporting Lisbon 3
Group H: BATE Borisov 0 Shaktar Donetsk 7, FC Porto 2 Athletic Bilbao 1

Other Football Results

English League Cup
Fourth round: Man City 0 Newcastle 2, Bournemouth 2 West Brom 1, Fulham 2 Derby 5, Liverpool 2 Swansea 1, MK Dons 1 Sheffield United 2, Shrewsbury 1 Chelsea 2.

French League Cup
Last 32: Bastia 3 Auxerre 1, Montpellier 0 AC Ajaccio 1, Nantes 4 Laval 0, Creteil 2 Lens 0, Evian/Thonon 1 Lorient 2, Reims 2 Arles-Avignon 3 – aet, Caen 4 Clermont 3 – aet, Toulouse 1 Bordeaux 3.

German Cup
Second round: Chemnitz 0 Werder Bremen 2, Arminia Bielefeld 0 Hertha Berlin 0 (aet - Bielefeld win 4-2 on penalties), Kickers Offenbach 1 Karlsruhe 0, VfR Aalen 2 Hanover 0, Duisburg 0 Cologne 0 (aet - Cologne win 4-1 on penalties), Kaiserslautern 2 Greuther Frth 0, Sankt Pauli 0 Borussia Dortmund 3, Dynamo Dresden 2 Bochum 1 – aet.

Italian Serie A: Sassuolo 3 Empoli 1.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 22, 2. Roma 19, 3. Udinese 16, 4. Sampdoria 16, 5. Lazio 15.

Scottish League Cup
Quarter-finals: Rangers 1 St Johnstone 0.

Golf


Tennis

Paris Masters

Second round: Andy Murray (Bri) bt Julien Benneteau (Fra) 6-3, 6-4; David Ferrer (Spa) bt David Goffin (Bel) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt Dominic Thiem (Aut) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6); Milos Raonic (Can) bt Jack Sock (US) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4); Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x11) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-4, 6-2Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Adrian Mannarino (Fra) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2; Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-3, 6-4; Fernando Verdasco (Spa) bt Gilles Simon (Fra) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8).

Motorsport

Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

MotoGP (20 laps): 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 40:45.523, 2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) 40:47.968, 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 40:49.031, 4. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda 41:06.757, 5. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha 41:07.806, 6. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 41:20.191, 7. Yonny Hernandez (Col) Ducati 41:23.958, 8. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 41:34.362, 9. Hector Barbera (Spa) Ducati 41:36.315, 10. Scott Redding (Bri) Honda 41:44.611, 11. Hiroshi Aoyama (Jpn) Honda 42:01.472, 12. Michael Laverty (Bri) PBM 42:03.489, 13. Mike Di Meglio (Fra) Avintia 42:13.296, 14. Broc Parkes (Aus) PBM 42:29.767.

Leading overall standings: 1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 337 pts (champion), 2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 275, 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 263, 4. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 230, 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 174, 6. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 126, 7. Bradley Smith (Bri) Yamaha 119, 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 117, 9. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Honda 109, 10. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 102.

Moto2 (19 laps): 1. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Kalex 40:46.754, 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 40:49.448, 3. Esteve Rabat (Spa) 40:54.808, 4. Johann Zarco (Fra) Suter 40:57.344, 5. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 40:57.417, 6. Julian Simon (Spa) Kalex 40:57.523, 7. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Kalex 41:02.411, 8. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 41:05.593, 9. Jonas Folger (Ger) Kalex 41:06.240, 10. Marcel Schrotter (Ger) Tech 3 41:11.641, 11. Luis Salom (Spa) Kalex 41:14.988, 12. Ricard Cardus (Spa) Tech 3 41:17.092, 13. Mattia Pasini (Ita) Kalex 41:17.287, 14. Roberto Rolfo (Ita) Suter 41:17.302, 15. Jordi Torres (Spa) Suter 41:21.523; Selected: 20. Azlan Shah Kamaruddin (Mas) Kalex 41:39.704; Did not finish: Hafizh Syahrin (Mas) Kalex.

Leading overall standings: 1. Esteve Rabat (Spa) Kalex 326 pts (champion), 2. Mika Kallio (Fin) Kalex 289, 3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) 274, 4. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 169, 5. Dominique Aegerter (Swi) Suter 162, 6. Johann Zarco (Fra) Suter 130, 7. Simone Corsi (Ita) Kalex 100, 8. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Kalex 85, 9. Franco Morbidelli (Ita) Kalex 75, 10. Luis Salom (Spa) Kalex 72.

Moto3 (18 laps): 1. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 40:41.002, 2. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 40:41.215, 3 Alex Rins (Spa) Honda 40:41.387, 4. Danny Kent (Bri) Husqvarna 40:41.805, 5. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 40:41.833, 6. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 40:42.075, 7. Niccolo Antonelli (Ita) KTM 40:42.918, 8. Jakub Kornfeil (Cze) KTM 40:43.091, 9. Karel Hanika (Cze) KTM 40:48.338, 10. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 40:50.522, 11. Juanfran Guevara (Spa) KTM 40:58.409, 12. Jorge Navarro (Spa) KTM 40:58.612, 13. Hafiq Azmi (Mas) KTM 41:10.594, 14. Alessandro Tonucci (Ita) Mahindra 41:10.747, 15. Remy Gardner (Aus) KTM 41:18.469; Selected: 20. Hafiza Rofa (Mas) KTM 42:17.172; Did not finish: Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Mas) Honda and Ramdan Rosli (Mas) KTM.

Leading overall standings: 1. Alex Marquez (Spa) Honda 262 pts, 2. Jack Miller (Aus) KTM 251, 3. Alex Rins (Honda) Spa 226, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Honda 212, 5. Romano Fenati (Ita) KTM 174, 6. Alexis Masbou (Fra) Honda 160, 7. Enea Bastianini (Ita) KTM 122, 8. Isaac Vinales (Spa) KTM 121, 9. Danny Kent (Bri) Husqvarna 116, 10. Brad Binder (Rsa) Mahindra 102.

Final stop: Valencia Nov 7-9

Squash

Macau Open

Finals

Men: Tarek Momen (Egy) bt Omar Mosaad (Egy) 6-11, 11-5, 11-7, 4-11, 12-10.

Women: Nicol David (Mas) bt Raneem El Welily (Egy) 11-8, 11-2, 11-8.

Basketball

NBA

Regular season: San Antonio 101 Dallas 100, Houston 108 LA Lakers 90, New Orleans 101 Orlando 84.

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Sports Calendar

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

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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