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Lleyton Hewitt of Australia waves to the crowd after losing to Benjamin Becker of Germany in their men's singles second round match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their women's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2015.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Andy Murray of Britain throws his sweat band to the crowd after defeating Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic to win their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2015.    REUTERS/Brandon Malone
Andy Murray of Britain reacts after defeating Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic to win their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 30, 2015.   REUTERS/Issei Kato

Djokovic beats Wawrinka, into fifth Australian Open final

30 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic once again stood tall at the Australian Open as he reached his fourth final in the past five years with another five-set victory over Stan Wawrinka, the man who dumped him out of Melbourne Park last year.

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after winning the first set against compatriot Madison Keys during their women's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2015.   REUTERS/Issei Kato

Factbox - Australian Open finalist Maria Sharapova

30 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Factbox on Russia's Maria Sharapova, who will meet Serena Williams in the Australian Open final on Saturday:

Factbox - Australian Open finalist Serena Williams

30 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Factbox on American Serena Williams, who will bid for her 19h grand slam title against Maria Sharapova at the Australian open on Saturday:

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating compatriot Madison Keys in their women's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2015.    REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Williams bids to continue tyranny of Sharapova

30 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - One of the few players with the game to trouble Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova's decade-long losing streak to the American great is one of the more curious anomalies in women's tennis.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (R) of the U.S. and Lucie Safarova (L) of Czech Republic celebrate defeating Zheng Jie of China and Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan to win their women's doubles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne
 January 30, 2015.          REUTERS/Brandon Malone

Mattek-Sands and Safarova claim women's doubles title

30 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and her Czech partner Lucie Safarova won their first grand slam women's doubles titles at the Australian Open on Friday with a 6-4 7-6(5) victory over China's Zheng Jie and Taiwan's partner Chan Yung-jan.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return against Milos Raonic of Canada during their men's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Djokovic and Wawrinka in 'Showdown III' at Melbourne Park

30 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka will brace for another epic clash at the Australian Open on Friday as they bid for a place in the final with Andy Murray.

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating compatriot Madison Keys in their women's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2015.    REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Serena fends off Keys to book blockbuster Sharapova final

29 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams brushed aside the latest member of 'generation next' trying to steal her crown by beating teenager Madison Keys 7-6(5) 6-2 on Thursday, setting up a blockbuster Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova.

Serena Williams of the U.S. hits a return to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Queen Serena under threat from Keys in semi-finals

28 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams will bid to slow the charge of the next generation of American tennis when she faces teenager Madison Keys in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Milos Raonic of Canada in their men's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 28, 2015.    REUTERS/Issei Kato

Djokovic, Wawrinka set up epic showdown, ill Serena through

28 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up 'The Djoker v The Man 3.0' at Melbourne Park after impressive quarter-final victories on Wednesday, while an ill Serena Williams moved a step closer to her 19th grand slam title.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return against Milos Raonic of Canada during their men's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Djokovic thrashes Raonic to set up Wawrinka semi-final

28 January 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic tamed Milos Raonic's formidable serve before humbling the Canadian 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday to set up a mouth-watering semi-final against defending champion Stan Wawrinka.

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Malaysian Football

FRENZ INTERNATIONAL CUP

Final: Internacional 3 Estudiantes 2

EPL Results & Standings

Everton 0 West Brom 0


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
22 32 52
Man City
22 23 47
Southampton
22 21 42
Man Utd 22 15 40
Arsenal
22 13 39
Tottenham
22 2 37
West Ham 
22  10 36
Liverpool   22   4 35
Swansea  22 -4 30
Stoke City  22 -4 29
Newcastle  22 -9 27
Everton
22 -4 23
Crystal Palace 22 -8 23
West Brom 
22 -9 22
Aston Villa 22 -14 22
Sunderland 22 -14 20
Burnley 22 -15 
20
Hull 22 -10 19
QPR 22 -16 19
Leicester
22
-14 17
Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Jan 31
Hull v Newxcastle - 8.45pm
Crystal Palace v Everton - 11pm
Liverpool v West Ham - 11pm
Man United v Leicester - 11pm
Stoke v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v Burnley - 11pm
West Brom v Tottenham - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 1
Chelsea v Man City - 1.30am**
Arsenal v Aston Villa - 9.30pm
Southampton v Swansea - 12mn

Saturday, Feb 7
Tottenham v Arsenal - 8.45pm
Aston Villa v Chelsea - 11pm
Leicester v Crystal Palace - 11pm 
Man City v Hull - 11pm
QPR v Southampton - 11pm
Swansea v Sunderland - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 8
Everton v Liverpool - 11pm
Burnley v West Brom - 8pm
Newcastle v Stoke - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 9
West Ham v Man United - 12.15am**

Wednesday, Feb 11
Arsenal v Leicester - 3.45am**
Hull v Aston Villa - 3.45am**
Sunderland v QPR - 3.45am**
Liverpool v Tottenham - 4am**

Thursday, Feb 12
Chelsea v Everton - 3.45am**
Man United v Burnley - 3.45am** 
Southampton v West Ham - 3.45am**
Stoke v Man City - 3.45am**
Crystal Palace v Newcastle - 4am**
West Brom v Swansea - 4am**

Saturday, Feb 21
Aston Villa v Stoke - 11pm
Chelsea v Burnley - 11pm
Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 11pm 
Hull v QPR - 11pm
Sunderland v West Brom - 11pm
Swansea v Man United - 11pm

Sunday, Feb 22
Man City v Newcastle - 1.30am**
Tottenham v West Ham - 8pm
Everton v Leicester - 10.05pm

Monday, Feb 23
Southampton v Liverpool - 12.15am**

** 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

English League Cup
Semi-finals second leg: Sheffield 2 Tottenham 2 (Tottenham win 3-2 on aggregate)

Spanish King's Cup
Quarter-finals second leg: Getafe 0 Villarreal 1 (Villarreal win 2-0 on aggregate), Sevilla 1 Espanyol 0 (Espanyol win 3-2 on aggregate), Athletic Bilbao 1 Malaga 0 (Athletic win 1-0 on aggregate)
Atletico Madrid 2 Barcelona 3 (Barcelona win 4-2 on aggregate)

Basketball

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

LA Lakers 123 Chicago 118 (2OT), Memphis 99 Denver 69, Milwaukee 115 Orlando 100, Indiana 103 New York 82.

Tennis

Australian Open

Semi-finals
Men’s singles:
Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0; Andy Murray (Bri) bt Tomas Berdych (Cze) 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.

Women’s singles: Serena Williams (US) bt Madison Keys (US) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) 6-3, 6-2.

Women’s doubles final: Bethanie Mattek-Sands-Lucie Safarova (US-Cze) bt Chan Yung-jan-Zheng Jie (Tpe-Chn) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

Golf

PGM Sime Darby Harvard Championship

Leading third round scores (Malaysian unless stated): 201: Sukree Othman 70-65-66; 202: Arie Irawan Fauzi 63-71-68; 203: Kemarol Baharin 70-69-64; 204: Sean Riordan (Nzl) 70-68-66, Danny Chia 69-68-67, Mathiam Keyser (Rsa) 70-65-69; 205: Steve Han (US) 71-68-66, Masaru Takahashi (Jpn) 69-69-67, Oskar Arvidsson (Swe) 69-66-70; 206: Shaifubari Muda 69-69-68; 207: Terumichi Kakazu (Jpn) 66-74-67, Brett Munson (US) 72-64-71.

Phoenix Open

Leading first round scores (US unless stated): 64: Ryan Palmer; 65: Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley; 66: Zach Johnson, Martin Laird (Sco), Ben Martin, Robert Streb; 67: Justin Leonard, Angel Cabrera (Arg), Graham DeLaet (Can), Brendon de Jonge (Zim), James Hahn, William McGirt, Michael Thompson, Shawn Stefani; 68: K.J. Choi (Kor), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus), Rory Sabbatini (Rsa), Aaron Baddeley (Aus), Jamie Donaldson (Wal), Freddie Jacobson (Swe), J.B. Holmes, Brian Harman, Jonas Blixt (Swe), Chris Stroud, Noh Seung-yul (Kor).

Dubai Desert Classic

Leading first round scores: 64: Bernd Wiesberger (Aut); 65: Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), Andy Sullivan (Eng), Lee Westwood (Eng), Peter Uihlein (US); 66: Seve Benson (Eng), Stephen Gallacher (Sco), Marc Warren (Sco), Rory McIlroy (Nir), Anders Hansen (Den), Maximilian Kieffer (Ger), Hennie Otto (Rsa); 67: Mikko Ilonen (Fin), Yang Y.E. (Kor), Martin Kaymer (Ger), Jorge Campillo (Spa), Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Graeme McDowell (Nir), Danny Willett (Eng); 68: Robert Rock (Eng), Andrew Johnston (Eng), Tom Lewis (Eng), David Lipsky (US), Joost Luiten (Ned), Renato Paratore (Ita), Grgory Havret (Fra), Jake Roos (Rsa), Thomas Aiken (Rsa), Alexander Noren (Swe).

Squash

Asian Junior Team Championships

BOYS

Quarter-finals: Pakistan bt Kuwait 2-0, Hong Kong bt Jordan 2-0, India bt Iran 2-0, Malaysia bt Singapore 3-0 (Mohd Syafiq Kamal bt Brandon Tan 11-3, 11-7, 11-5; Ng Eain Yow bt Benedict Chan 11-6, 11-3, 11-6; Darren Chan bt Chua Man Chun 13-11, 11-7).

GIRLS

Pool A: Singapore bt South Korea 3-0.

Pool B: Hong Kong bt Taiwan 3-0, India bt Sri Lanka 3-0.

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Sports Calendar

January

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

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

March

ATHLETICS

March 6-8: 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships, Czech Republic

BADMINTON

March 3-8: All-England Open, Birmingham
March 10-15: Swiss Open, Basel
March 17-22: Vietnam International Challenge, Hanoi
March 18-21: Polish Open, Arlamow
March 24-29: India Open, New Delhi
March 31- April 5: Maybank Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur

BOWLING 

March 20-26: DIBC Open Bowling Tournament, Dubai
March 22-31: Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, Macau

DIVING

March 13-5: World Series, Beijing
March 19-21: World Series, Dubai

FOOTBALL

March 10-11: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations
March 17-18: Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg, various locations

GOLF

March 2-8: World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Florida
March 9-15: Valspar Championship, Florida
March 16-22: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Florida
March 23-29: Valero Texas Open, US

HOCKEY

March 7-15: World League Round 2 (Women), New Delhi

MOTORSPORT

March 14: Formula E: Miami ePrix, Florida, US
March 15: Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne
March 29: Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Sepang
March 29: Qatar MotoGP Grand Prix, Losail

SQUASH

March 13-20: Dubai Open (Men), UAE
March 23-27: Canary Wharf Classic (Men), London
March 31 - Apr 5: Open de Paris (Men), Paris

TENNIS

March 6-8: Davis Cup (First round), various locations
March 9-16: BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, US
March 23-30: Miami Open, US

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