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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
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
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

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Switzerland's Roger Federer serves against Milos Raonic of Canada during their men's singles quarter-final match at the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy sports hall in Paris, October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Federer's number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

1 November 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer's hopes of finishing the season as world number one took a hit when the Swiss second seed was dumped out of the Paris Masters with a 7-6(5) 7-5 defeat by Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Friday.

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".

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".

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

Djokovic can turn to Federer for baby advice

28 October 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic may be asking Roger Federer for one or two tips in the coming weeks about how to combine parenthood with playing on the ATP Tour.

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.

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

Ruthless Williams avenges loss to Halep in WTA Finals

26 October 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams destroyed Romania's Simona Halep 6-3 6-0 on Sunday to win the WTA Finals championship in Singapore, proving once again why she remains the most formidable force in women's tennis.

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.

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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: Magdeburg 2 Bayer Leverkusen 2 (aet - Leverkusen won 5-4 on penalties), Wurzburger Kickers 0 Braunschweig 1, 1860 Munich 2 SC Freiburg 5, Leipzig 3 Erzgebirge Aue 1 (aet), Hamburg 1 Bayern Munich 3, Hoffenheim 5 FSV Frankfurt 1, Wolfsburg 4 Heidenheim 1, Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Borussia Moenchengladbach 2.

Italian Serie A: Verona 1 Lazio 1, Atalanta 1 Napoli 1, Cagliari 1 AC Milan 1, Fiorentina 3 Udinese 0,  Genoa 1 Juventus 0, Inter Milan 1 Sampdoria 0, Palermo 1 Chievo 0, Roma 2 Cesena 0, Torino 1 Parma 0, Sassuolo 3 Empoli 1.
Leading standings: 1. Juventus 22, 2. Roma 22, 3. Lazio 16, 3. AC Milan 16, 5. Sampdoria 16.

Scottish League Cup
Quarter-finals: Aberdeen 1 Hamilton Academical 0, Celtic 6 Partick Thistle 0, Hibernian 3 Dundee United 3 (Dundee United advance 7-6 on penalty kicks), Rangers 1 St Johnstone 0.

Golf

CIMB Classic

Leading second round scores: 134: Billy Hurley III (US) 67-67; 136: Kevin Streelman (US) 68-68; 137: Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 68-69, Jeff Overton (US) 68-69, Kevin Chapell (US) 69-68, Ryan Moore (US) 68-69, Sergio Garcia (Spa) 69-68, Lee Westwood (Eng) 72-65, Kevin Na (US) 69-68; 138: Jonas Blixt (Swe) 69-69, Danny Lee (Aus) 69-69; 139: Brian Stuard (US) 67-72, Cameron Smith (Aus) 70-69, Davis Love III (US) 68-71, Bae Sang-moon (Kor) 71-68, Prom Meesawat (Tha) 68-71, Angelo Que (Phi) 67-72; 140: Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 70-70, John Senden (Aus) 72-68, Billy Horschel (US) 72-68, David Lingmerth (Swe) 68-72, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 69-71, Patrick Reed (US) 70-70, Luke Guthrie (US) 73-67; 141: Mike Weir (Can) 73-68, Paul Casey (Eng) 73-68, Rikard Karlberg (Swe) 65-76, Gary Woodland (US) 71-70; 142: Charlie Wi (Kor) 72-70, Will MacKenzie (US) 69-73, Matt Every (US) 69-73, Nicholas Thompson (US) 69-73, Jason Knutzon (US) 72-70, Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 70-72;

143: Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 70-73, Stephen Lewton (Eng) 74-69, Michael Putnam (US) 71-72, Greg Chalmers (Aus) 75-68; 144: Chris Stroud (US) 70-74, Antionio Lascuna (Phi) 72-72, Jonathan Byrd (US) 70-74, Jason Dufner (US) 74-70, Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 74-70, Heath Slocum (US) 71-73, Trevor Immelman (Rsa) 74-70, Retief Goosen (Rsa) 74-70, Steven Bowditch (Aus) 71-73; 145: Brice Garnett (US) 70-75, Scott Stallings (US) 69-76, Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 74-71, K.J Choi (Kor) 71-74, Pat Perez (US) 72-74; 146: Tim Clark (Rsa) 72-74, Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 74-72, Marc Leishman (Aus) 74-72, Robert Allenby (Aus) 73-73, Brian Davis (Eng) 71-75, Morgan Hoffmann (US) 72-74; 147: Boo Weekley (US) 75-72, Guan Tianlang (Chn) 76-71, Nicholas Fung (Mas) 73-74, Tim Wilkinson (Aus) 68-79, David Lipsky (US) 74-74, Stewart Cink (US) 74-73, Kyle Stanley (US) 76-71, Troy Merritt (US) 72-75; 148: Ricky Barnes (US) 71-77, Carlos Ortiz (Mex) 76-72; 149: Will Wilcox (US) 75-74, Danny Chia (Mas) 75-74; 150: Matt Jones (Aus) 81-69, Cheeson Hadley (US) 75-75; 151: Roberto Castro (US) 77-74, Charlie Beljan (US) 76-75, James Hahn (US) 74-77; 152: J.B Holmes (US) 75-77; 153: Baek Seuk-hyun (Kor) 81-72.

LPGA Taiwan Championship

Leading second round scores: 126: Park In-bee (Kor) 64-62; 129: Feng Shanshan (Chn) 64-65; 134: Mirim Lee (Kor) 72-62, Lydia Ko (Nzl) 69-65, Azahara Munoz (Spa) 68-66, Line Vedel (Den) 66-68; 135: Stacy Lewis (US) 67-68; 136: Ayako Uehara (Jpn) 70-66, Chella Choi (Kor) 70-66, Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 69-67, Choi Na-yeon (Kor) 68-68, Cheng Ssu-Chia (Tpe) 66-70, Ryu So-yeon (Kor) 66-70; 137: Sarah Jane Smith (Aus) 70-67, Brittany Lang (US) 70-67, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 70-67, Nomura Haru (Jpn) 66-71; 138: Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Eng) 72-66, Mariajo Uribe (Col) 71-67, Amy Yang (Kor) 70-68, Lee Mi-hyang (Kor) 68-70, Michelle Wie (US) 68-70, Ji Eun-hee (Kor) 67-71, Kim I.K. (Kor) 67-71.

BMW Masters

Leading second round scores: 130: Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 66-64; 131: Alexander Levy (Fra) 65-66; 133: Romain Wattel (Fra) 66-67; 134: Marcel Siem (Ger) 68-66, Branden Grace (Rsa) 68-66, Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 66-68; 135: Thomas Bjorn (Den) 68-67; 136: Shane Lowry (Irl) 70-66, Graeme McDowell (Nir) 67-69, Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 68-68, Mikko Ilonen (Fin) 70-66; 137: Ross Fisher (Eng) 70-67, Ryan Palmer (US) 70-67, Darren Fichardt (Rsa) 69-68, Ernie Els (Rsa) 69-68, Justin Rose (Eng) 72-65; 138: George Coetzee (Rsa) 71-67, Michael Hoey (Nir) 70-68, Zheng Ouyang (Chn) 72-66, Fabrizio Zanotti (Par) 70-68, Richie Ramsay (Sco) 70-68, Richard Sterne (Rsa) 68-70.

Tennis

Paris Masters

Quarter-finals: Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 6-7 (7-4), 6-4, 6-4.

WTA Tournament of Champions

Group match: Garbine Muguruza (Spa) bt Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 0-6, 6-1, 6-1, Alize Cornet (Fra) bt Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) 6-1, 6-4, Andrea Petkovic (Ger) bt Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 7-5, 6-3.

Motorsport

United States F1 Grand Prix

First free practice: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 1:39.941, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1:40.233, 3. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 1:40.319, 4. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1:40.887, 5. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 1:40.987, 6. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:41.065, 7. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1:41.463, 8. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Williams 1:41.545, 9. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:41.722, 11. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1:41.907, 12. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:41.965, 13. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus 1:42.329, 14. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Sauber 1:42.333, 15. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:42.359, 16. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber 1:42.516, 17. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:42.598, 18. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus 1:43.229.

Squash

TC National Championships

Quarter-finals

Men: Mohd Addeen Idrakie bt Valentino Bon Jovi Bong 4-11, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6; Ivan Yuen bt Sanjay Singh Chal 11-6, 11-6, 11-8; Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan bt Mohd Hannan Tarmidi 11-6, 11-8, 11-9 ; Ong Beng Hee bt Ng Eain Yow 11-8, 11-7, 11-6.

Women: Zulhijjah Azan bt Nicol David w.o; Delia Arnold bt Teh Min Jie 11-2, 11-2, 11-3; Low Wee Wern bt S. Sivasangari 11-6, 11-1, 11-3; Vanessa Raj bt Rachel Arnold 11-9, 11-9, 11-6.

Basketball

NBA

Regular season: New York 95 Cleveland 90, LA Clippers 93 Oklahoma City 90, Dallas 120 Utah 102, Washington105 Orlando 98, Minnesota 97 Detroit 91.

Hockey

Malaysia Hockey League

Group stage: Sapura 2 Maybank 2, Terengganu 7 UniKL 0.

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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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