Tennis

Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) shakes hands with Rafael Nadal of Spain after their semi-final match at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Martina Hingis of Switzerland smiles at a ceremony to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament after the women's final match between Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber of Germany in Tokyo September 28, 2013.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Marin Cilic of Croatia during their quarter-final match at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco April 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Djokovic masters Berdych to lift Monte Carlo title

I am used to threat posed by Djokovic, says Nadal

Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort

Djokovic and Nadal to renew rivalry in Monte Carlo semis

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Martina Hingis of Switzerland smiles at a ceremony to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament after the women's final match between Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber of Germany in Tokyo September 28, 2013.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Hingis still all smiles after agonising near miss

20 April 2015

ZIELONA GORA, POLAND (Reuters) - Cramps, soreness and the fatigue which comes with playing no major singles match for eight years scuppered Martina Hingis’s push for a romantic comeback victory in the Fed Cup on Sunday.

Russia through to Fed Cup final after thrilling 3-2 win against Germany

20 April 2015

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia earned their chance to win a fifth Fed Cup title since 2004 when they reached the final after Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova triumphed in the doubles to complete a 3-2 victory over Germany.

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates after winning against France's Caroline Garcia during their semi-final match of the Fed Cup tennis tournament in Ostrava April 19, 2015. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Holders Czech Republic beat France to reach Fed Cup final

19 April 2015

PARIS (Reuters) - Holders Czech Republic reached their second consecutive Fed Cup final when Petra Kvitova beat Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-4 to give her team an unassailable 3-0 lead over France on Sunday.

Nadal confident he on right path despite loss to Djokovic

19 April 2015

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Although comprehensively beaten by Novak Djokovic on the Monte Carlo semi-finals, claycourt king Rafael Nadal believes he is on the right path as his beloved French Open looms.

Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova serves to Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their women's singles tennis match at the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships, February 16, 2015.  REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pavlyuchenkova sparks Russia to 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Germany

19 April 2015

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova produced a stunning comeback to help Russia into a 2-0 lead against Germany in their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain during their semi-final match at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Djokovic sweeps Nadal aside in Monte Carlo semi

19 April 2015

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic laid down an early French Open marker when he reached the Monte Carlos Masters final with a comprehensive 6-3 6-3 win over eight-times champion Rafa Nadal on Saturday.

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Gael Monfils of France during their match at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco April 16, 2015.   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Swiss miss as Federer and Wawrinka lose in Monte Carlo

17 April 2015

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Former world number one Roger Federer was beaten 6-4 7-6(5) by local favourite Gael Monfils in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on a bad day for the Swiss which also saw Stanislas Wawrinka exit on Thursday.

Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes his face during his match against John Isner of the U.S. at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco April 16, 2015.   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Nadal to play new Stuttgart grass event

16 April 2015

BERLIN (Reuters) - World number five Rafael Nadal will begin his grasscourt campaign at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart after the event switched surfaces to green turf for the first time this year.

Mar 21, 2015; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Martina Hingis (SUI) and Sania Mirza (IND) with the championship trophy after winning their doubles final match against Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) and Elena Vesnina (RUS) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Hingis/Mirza won 6-3, 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY

Hingis back in Fed Cup after half a lifetime away

16 April 2015

(Reuters) - The last time Martina Hingis appeared in the Fed Cup for Switzerland she was a 17-year-old four-times grand slam champion with the world at her feet.

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Lucas Pouille of France during their match at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco April 15, 2015.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Nadal and Federer bulldoze into Monte Carlo last 16

15 April 2015

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal returned to one of his favourite hunting grounds to thrash Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday as his build-up to the French Open began.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

AFC Cup: JDT 2 Kitchee (Hkg) 0, South China (Hkg) 3 Pahang 1.

Upcoming fixtures
Saturday, April 25

(All matches at 8.45pm unless stated)

ATM v Sime Darby FC
Lions XII v Sarawak - 7.45pm
Kelantan v Selangor
Perak v JDT
Felda United v Pahang
Police v Terengganu

Super League: JDT 3 Kelantan 1, Selangor 4 Lions XII 0, Sarawak 1 Armed Forces 1, Terengganu 1 Felda United 3, Sime Darby 1 Police 3.


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
Selangor
8 10 17
Felda United
8 5 17
JDT 8 5 15
Police
8 4 15
Terengganu 8 1 14
Perak
7 4 11
Pahang 7 2 11
Sarawak 8 -1 9
Lions XII
8 -5 7
Kelantan
8 -6 7
Armed Forces
8 -7
5
Sime Darby
8 -12 1
UEFA Champions League

Quarter-finals fixtures

(First leg on April 14 and 15, Second leg on April 21 and 22)
All matches at 2.45am Malaysian time on the next day

Atletico Madrid (Spa) 0 Real Madrid (Spa) 0
Juventus (Ita) 1 Monaco (Fra) 0
FC Porto (Por) 3 Bayern Munich (Ger) 1
Paris St Germain (Fra) 1 Barcelona (Spa)  3

EPL Results & Standings

Newcastle 1 Tottenham 3
Man City 2 West Ham 0
Chelsea 1 Man United 0
Crystal Palace 0 West Brom 2
Everton 1 Burnley 0
Leicester 2 Swansea 0
Stoke 2 Southampton 1


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
32 39 76
Arsenal
32 31 66
Man United
33 28 65
Man City
33 33 64
Liverpool 32 11 57
Tottenham
33 6 57
Southampton
33 21 56
Swansea  33 -4 47
Stoke City  33 -3 46
West Ham
33 0 43
Crystal Palace 33 -3 42
Everton
33 -2 41
West Brom
33 -14 36
Newcastle  33 -20 35
Aston Villa 
33 -21 32
Sunderland 32 -23 29
Hull 32 -16 28
Leicester
32 -17 28
QPR 32 -21 26
Burnley 33 -25 26
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, April 25
Southampton v Tottenham - 7.45pm
Burnley v Leicester - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Hull - 10pm
Newcastle v Swansea - 10pm
QPR v West Ham - 10pm
Stoke v Sunderland - 10pm
West Brom v Liverpool - 10pm

Sunday, April 26
Man City v Aston Villa - 12.30pm**
Everton v Man United - 8.30pm
Arsenal v Chelsea - 11pm

Wednesday, April 29
Hull v Liverpool - 2.45am**

Thursday, April 30
Leicester v Chelsea - 2.45am**

Saturday, May 2
Leicester v Newcastle - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Everton - 10pm
Liverpool v QPR - 10pm
Sunderland v Southampton - 10pm
Swansea v Stoke - 10pm
West Ham v Burnley - 10pm

Sunday, May 3
Man United v West Brom - 12.30am**
Chelsea v Crystal Palace - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Man City - 11pm

Tuesday, May 5
Hull v Arsenal - 3am**

Saturday, May 9
Everton v Sunderland - 7.45pm
Aston Villa v West Ham - 10pm
Hull v Burnley - 10pm
Leicester v Southampton - 10pm
Newcastle v West Brom - 10pm
Stoke v Tottenham - 10pm

Sunday, May 10
Crystal Palace v Man United - 12.30am**
Man City v QPR - 8.30pm
Chelsea v Liverpool - 11pm

Tuesday, May 12
Arsenal v Swansea - 3am**

Saturday, May 16
Southampton v Aston Villa - 7.45pm
Burnley v Stoke - 10pm
QPR v Newcastle - 10pm
Sunderland v Leicester - 10pm
Tottenham v Hull - 10pm
West Ham v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, May 17
Liverpool v Crystal Palace - 12.30am**
Swansea v Man City - 8.30pm
Man United v Arsenal - 11pm

Tuesday, May 19
West Brom v Chelsea - 3am**

Thursday, May 21
Arsenal v Sunderland - 2.45am**

Sunday, May 24
(All matches at 10pm)
Arsenal v West Brom
Aston Villa v Burnley
Chelsea v Sunderland
Crystal Palace v Swansea
Everton v Tottenham
Hull v Man United
Leicester v QPR
Man City v Southampton
Newcastle v West Ham
Stoke v Liverpool  

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Europa League

Quarter-finals fixtures
(First leg on April 16, Second leg on April 23)
All matches at 3.05am Malaysian time on the next day

Club Brugge (Bel) 0 Dnipro (Ukr) 0
Dinamo Kiev (Rus) 1 Fiorentina (Ita) 1
Sevilla (Spa) 2 Zenit (Rus) 1
Vfl Wolfsburg (Ger) 1 Napoli (Ita) 4

English FA Cup
Semi-final: Reading 1 Arsenal 2 (aet, 1-1 FT), Aston Villa 2 Liverpool 1.

Scottish Cup
Semi-finals: Inverness CT 3 Celtic 2 (aet, 1-1 FT), Hibernian 0 Falkirk 1.

Spanish Div 1: Elche 1 Real Sociedad 0.
Leading standings: 1. Barcelona 78, 2. Real Madrid 76, 3. Atletico Madrid 69, 4. Valencia 65, 5. Sevilla 63. 

French Div 1: Lille 2 Bordeaux 0, Montpellier 1 Caen 0, Lyon 2 St Etienne 2.
Leading standings:
1. Lyon  65, 2. Paris St Germain 65, 3. Monaco 59, 4. Marseille 57, 5. Saint-Etienne 57.

German Div 1: Werder Bremen 1 Hamburg 0, VfL Woflsburg 1 Schalke 1.
Leading standings: 1. Bayern Munich 73, 2. Wolfsburg 61, 3. Bayer Leverkusen 54, 4. Borussia Moenchengladbach 54, 5. Schalke 42.

Italian Serie A: Fiorentina 0 Verona 1.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus, 2. Lazio 58, 3. Roma 58, 4. Napoli 53, 5. Sampdoria 50.

Dutch Div 1: Feyenoord 0 Go Ahead Eagles 1, Ajax 0 NAC Breda 0, SC Heracles 2 PEC Zwolle 0, Utrecht 1 Twente Enschede 0.
Leading standings: 1. PSV Eindhoven 79, 2. Ajax 67, 3. Feyenoord 58, 4. Vitesse Arnhem 54, 5. AZ Alkmaar 53.
 

Badminton

China Masters

All final 
(China unless stated)

Men’s singles: Wang Zhengming bt Huang Yuxiang 22-20, 21-19.

Men’s doubles: Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen bt Wang Yilv-Zhang Wen 21-15, 19-21, 21-12.

Women’s singles: He Bing Jiao bt Hui Xirui 21-13, 21-9.

Women’s doubles: Tang Jinhua-Zhong Qianxin bt Bao Yixin-Tang Yuanting 21-14, 11-21, 21-17.

Mixed doubles: Liu Cheng-Bao Yixin bt Edi Subaktiar-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Ina) 18-21, 21-15, 26-24. 

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP 

Playoffs

Eastern Conference: Chicago 91 Milwaukee 82 (Chicago lead series 2-0)

Western Conference: Golden State 97 New Orleans 87 (Golden Series lead series 2-0) 

Tennis

Barcelona Open

First round: Elias Ymer (Swe) bt Thiemo de Bakker (Ned) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-4; Teimuraz Gabashvili (Rus) bt Pablo Carreo-Busta (Spa) 7-5, 6-4; Roberto Carballes Baena (Spa) bt Jan-Leonard Struff (Ger) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2; Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) bt Joao Souza (Por) 6-1, 6-0; Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) bt Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) 6-1, 6-0; Benoit Paire (Fra) bt Jaume Munar (Spa) 6-2, 6-2; Andrey Kuznetsov (Rus) bt Marton Fucsovics (Hun) 6-4, 6-2; Pablo Andujar (Spa) bt Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa) 6-4, 6-1.

WTA Stuttgart Grand Prix

First round: Carina Witthoeft (Ger) bt Mona Barthel (Ger) 7-5, 6-3.

Golf

Lotte Championship

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 277: Kim Sei-young (Kor) 67-67-70-73 (won at first playoff hole), Park In-bee (Kor) 67-70-69-7; 279 - Kim In-Kyung (Kor) 65-69-71-74; 281: Kim Hyo-joo (Kor) 69-73-70-69, Chella Choi (Kor) 70-68-71-72; 282: Sandra Gal (Ger) 70-72-71-69; 284: Feng Shanshan (Chn) 70-73-72-69, Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 71-71-71-71, Cristie Kerr 69-76-67-72, Jenny Shin (Kor) 68-70-70-76; 285: Pornanong Phatlum (Tha) 71-69-74-71, Michelle Wie 70-69-73-73; 286: Minjee Lee (Aus) 72-72-71-71, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 70-74-71-71, Alison Walshe 74-73-67-72; 287: Belen Mozo (Spa) 73-74-69-71, Lee So-young (Kor) 71-69-73-74; 288: Tiffany Joh 70-74-72-72, Brittany Lang 73-70-73-72, Brittany Lincicome 73-67-73-75, Lin Xi Yu (Chn) 69-72-72-75, Morgan Pressel 69-72-71-76, Paula Creamer 69-69-72-78, Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 70-69-71-78.

RBC Heritage

Leading final round scores (US unless stated): 266: Jim Furyk 71-64-68-63 (won on second playoff hole), Kevin Kisner 68-67-67-64; 268: Troy Merritt 69-61-69-69; 269: Brendon Todd 73-66-63-67; 270: Matt Kuchar 68-66-68-68; Sean O’Hair 70-67-70-64; 272: Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 69-67-69-67, Brenden Grace (Rsa) 70-67-66-69; 273: Morgan Hoffmann 68-68-69-68; Bo Van Pelt 69-68-67-69. 

Shenzen International

Leading final round scores: 276: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 67-69-68-72 (won on first playoff hole), Li Haotong (Chn) 71-73-65-67; 277: Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) 70-69-69-69; 278: Julien Quesne (Fra) 71-69-73-66, Marco Crespi (Ita) 69-70-72-67, Huang Wenyi (Chn) 66-74-70-68, David Howell (Eng) 71-70-69-68, Tom Lewis (Eng) 72-71-66-69, Y.E. Yang (Kor) 72-71-66-69, Peter Uihlein (US) 67-68-71-72; 279: Wade Ormsby (Aus) 73-73-67-66, Richie Ramsay (Sco) 72-73-66-68, Anthony Wall (Eng) 69-72-69-69, Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 71-67-70-71; 280: Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 72-71-74-63, Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 72-72-70-66, Lucas Bjerregaard (Den) 72-67-74-67, Gregory Havret (Fra) 70-68-73-69, Ross Fisher (Eng) 69-74-68-69, Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 72-70-69-69, Scott Hend (Aus) 70-70-68-72.

Eagle Ridge Invitational

Leading final round scores: 280: Arie Irawan (Mas) 73-69-67-71; 284: Miguel Tabuena (Phi) 72-68-72-72; 285: Antonio Lascuna (Phi) 74-72-70-69, Jun Bernis (Phi) 77-73-66-69; 286: Poosit Supupramai (Tha) 75-71-69-71; 287: Clyde Mondilla (Phi) 76-72-69-70, Elmer Salvador (Phi) 74-75-67-71, Sejun Yoon (US) 73-70-71-73, Micah Lauren Shin (Phi) 74-66-72-75, Brett Munson (US) 75-67-70-75; 290: Panuwat Muenlek (Tha) 75-71-71-73.

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