Tennis

Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the winner's trophy after defeating Roger Federer (R) of Switzerland in their men's singles finals tennis match on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Aug 6, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Novak Djokovic (SRB) tosses the ball to serve against Gael Monfils (FRA)  on day three of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Rexall Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts as he challenges Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during their men's singles match at the Rome Masters tennis tournament May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
Aug 17, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Roger Federer returns a shot from  David Ferrer on day seven of the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Linder Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Djokovic, Federer favoured for grand slam sequel

Djokovic the top seed for U.S. Open, Federer second

Champion Nadal out of U.S. Open with wrist injury

Resurgent Federer books ATP World Tour Finals berth

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Zambia's Sydney Siame celebrates winning the men's 100m at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

Zambia's Siame wins 100 metre dash at Youth Olympics

23 August 2014

NANJING China (Reuters) - Zambian sprinter Sydney Siame laid claimed to the title of the world's fastest kid when he won the 100 metres final at the Youth Olympics on Saturday.

Kei Nishikori hits a backhand against Richard Gasquet (not pictured) on day five of the Citi Open tennis tournament at the Fitzgerald Tennis Center. Gasquet won 6-1, 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Nishikori frets over fitness ahead of U.S. Open

23 August 2014

(Reuters) - U.S. Open 10th seed Kei Nishikori remains concerned over his fitness following a three-week injury break with the Japanese number one raising doubts about his prospects of making it past the first round in New York.

Serena Williams (USA) reacts on day six of the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Linder Family Tennis Center on August 16, 2014. USA TODAY Sports/ Aaron Doster

Williams looking to wave American flag again

22 August 2014

(Reuters) - Serena Williams will once again be counted on to wave the Stars and Stripes at the U.S. Open as she takes centre stage at New York's Flushing Meadows with the next generation of American tennis hopefuls waiting in the wings.

Roger Federer returns a shot from David Ferrer on day seven of the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Linder Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2014.  USA TODAY Sports/Mark Zerof

Bouchard, Raonic make final push to summit at U.S. Open

22 August 2014

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada has long been a global ice hockey super power, toasted a Formula One driver's champion and at different times has laid claim to the world's fastest man.

Federer could win numbers game at U.S. Open

22 August 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer achieved tennis greatness with an intoxicating blend of athleticism, artistry and unflinching nerve. Yet for all his fluid genius, the measure of a career often boils down to cold numbers.

Factbox - U.S. Open facts and figures

22 August 2014

(Reuters) - The U.S. Open will take place from Monday-Sept. 8 in New York. Here are some facts and figures on the fourth and final grand slam of the year:

Novak Djokovic returns the serve of Gilles Simon on day two of the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Linder Family Tennis Center on August 12, 2014. USA TODAY Sports/Mark Zerof

Djokovic faces difficult draw at U.S. Open

22 August 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was handed a danger filled path to the final of the U.S. Open and a possible showdown with number two Roger Federer after Thursday's draw for the season's final grand slam.

Boris Becker, the coach of Novak Djokovic of Serbia, takes his seat at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Becker surprised by criticism of appointment by Djokovic

22 August 2014

(Reuters) - Boris Becker says he was surprised by the level of criticism when world number one Novak Djokovic took him on as his coach last year.

Novak Djokovic returns the serve of Gilles Simon on day two of the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Linder Family Tennis Center. REUTERS/Mark Zerof-USA TODAY

Djokovic still favourite for U.S. Open, says McEnroe

21 August 2014

(Reuters) - Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's U.S. Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe.

Aug 17, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Serena Williams returns a shot from Ana Ivanovic on day seven of the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Linder Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Defending champion Serena Williams top seed for U.S. Open

21 August 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams has been top-seeded for the U.S. Open where she will be seeking to win the women's singles title for a third consecutive year, the United States Tennis Association announced on Wednesday.

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  1. Ben back in the top 10 with PGM I&P win
  2. Rosman is a true successful ladies' man
  3. Shorbagy in the final despite slippery court
  4. June Wei grabs Malaysia's first Olympic gold ... sort of
  5. An all-Egyptian final after Nicol exit
  6. Rexy's heart is still in Malaysia
  7. Doubles an open affair after withdrawal
  8. ‘Netball ruling a prelude for other sports’
  9. YOG: June Wei closing on gold
  10. Youth Olympics on Astro

Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

Malaysia Cup

Group A: Pahang 2 Felda United 3, JDT II 2 Lions XII 1.
Group B: Terengganu 2 Perak 1, Sarawak 1 Kedah 2.
Group C: Penang 1 JDT 3, Armed Forces 0 Kelantan 3. 
Group D: Selangor 0 Police 2, T-Team 2 Sime Darby FC 1.


EPL Results & Standings

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


English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
Chelsea
1 2 3
Man City
1 2 3
Arsenal
1 1 3
Liverpool
1 1 3
Swansea
1 1 3
Aston Villa
1 1 3
Hull
1 1 3
Tottenham
1 1 3
Everton
1 0 1
Leicester City 1 0 1
Sunderland
1 0 1
West Brom
1 0 1
Crystal Palace
1 -1 0
Man Utd
1 -1 0
Southampton
1 -1 0
QPR
1 -1 0
Stoke
1 -1 0
West Ham
1 -1 0
Burnley
1 -2 0
Newcastle
1 -2 0


Upcoming EPL Fixtures

SEASON 2014/15 Fixtures

Saturday, Aug 23
Aston Villa v Newcastle 7.45pm
Chelsea v Leicester 10pm
Crystal Palace v West Ham 10pm
Southampton v West Brom 10pm
Swansea v Burnley 10pm

Sunday, Aug 24
Everton v Arsenal 12.30am**
Hull v Stoke 8.30pm
Tottenham v QPR 8.30pm
Sunderland v Man United 11pm

Tuesday, Aug 26
Man City v Liverpool 3am**

Saturday, Aug 30
Burnley v Man Utd - 7.45pm
Man City v Stoke - 10pm
Newcastle v Crystal Palace - 10pm
QPR v Sunderland - 10pm
Swansea v West Brom - 10pm
West Ham v Southampton - 10pm

Sunday, Aug 31
Everton v Chelsea - 12.30am**
Aston Villa v Hull - 8.30pm
Tottenham v Liverpool - 8.30pm
Leicester v Arsenal - 11pm

Saturday, Sept 13
Arsenal v Man City - 7.45pm
Chelsea v Swansea - 10pm
Crystal Palace v Burnley - 10pm
Southampton v Newcastle - 10pm
Stoke v Leicester - 10pm
Sunderland v Tottenham - 10pm
West Brom v Everton - 10pm

Sunday, Sept 14
Liverpool v Aston Villa - 12.30am**
Man Utd v QPR - 11pm

** Denotes morning match

All matches in Malaysian time

Other Football Results

Asian Champions League quarter-finals first leg: Al Hilal (Ksa) 1 Al Sadd (Qat) 0, Al Ain (UAE) 2 Al Ittihad (Ksa) 0.

English League One: Bristol City 0 Leyton Orient 0, Chesterfield 0 Milton Keynes Dons 1, Coventry 2 Barnsley 2, Crawley Town 1 Bradford 3, Crewe 2 Rochdale 5, Doncaster 1 Preston 1, Gillingham 2 Swindon 2, Notts County 2 Colchester 1, Oldham 1 Port Vale 1, Peterborough 1 Sheff Utd 2, Scunthorpe 0 Fleetwood Town 2, Walsall 1 Yeovil 2.
Leading standings: Fleetwood Town 9, Bradford 7, Bristol City 7, Milton Keynes Dons 6, Peterborough 6.

English League Two: Burton Albion 1 Exeter 0, Cheltenham 0 Carlisle 0, Hartlepool 0 Dag & Red 2, Luton 1 Bury 1, Mansfield 1 Newport County 0, Morecambe 1 Oxford Utd 0, Plymouth 1 Stevenage 1, Portsmouth 2 Northampton 0, Shrewsbury 4 Accrington Stanley 0, Southend 0 AFC Wimbledon 1, Wycombe 0 Tranmere 2, York 2 Cambridge Utd 2.
Leading standings: Morecambe 9, Burton Albion 9, Shrewsbury 7, Portsmouth 7, AFC Wimbledon 7.

Golf

US PGA Barclays (US unless stated)134: Cameron Tringale 66-68, Adam Scott (Aus) 69-65; 135: Kevin Chappell 68-67, Brendon Todd 66-69, Jim Furyk 66-69; 136: Henrik Stenson (Swe) 72-64, Ernie Els (Rsa) 68-68, Bo Van Pelt 65-71, Russell Knox (Sco) 67-69, Jason Day (Aus) 72-64, Kevin Na 70-66; 137: Paul Casey (Eng) 66-71, Erik Compton 68-69, Hunter Mahan 66-71, Patrick Reed 71-66; 138: Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 66-72, Graeme McDowell (Nir) 70-68, Justin Rose (Eng) 68-70, Zach Johnson 68-70, Matt Kuchar 68-70, Danny Lee (Nzl) 67-71, Scott Langley 70-68, Bubba Watson 68-70, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 68-70, Retief Goosen (Rsa) 69-69, John Huh 69-69.


PGM I&P Group Closed

Leading final round scores (Malaysia unless stated)270: Ben Leong 70-70-66-64; 271: Shaifubari Muda 74-65-71-61; 277: Wilson Choo 72-71-70-64, Danny Chia 69-73-70-65, Shaaban Hussin 70-68-69-70; 278: Iylia Jamil 70-69-67-72; 279: Abel Tam 72-66-72-69, Nicholas Fung 73-70-67-69, Sukree Othman 69-68-72-70; 280: Kemarol Baharin 74-72-64-70.

Tennis

Winston-Salem Open
Semi-finals:
Lukas Rosol (Cze) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (Tpe) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) bt Sam Querrey (US) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.


WTA Connecticut Open
Semi-finals: Semi-finals: Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) bt Camila Giorgi (Ita) 6-2, 6-4; Petra Kvitova (Cze) bt Samantha Stosur (Aus) 6-3, 6-1.


Motorsport

Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Qualifying 
1. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 2:05.591, 2. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 2:05.819, 3. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 2:07.717, 4. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 2:07.786, 5. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 2:07.911, 6. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 2:08.049, 7. Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 2:08.679, 8. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 2:08.780, 9. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 2:09.178, 10. Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren 2:09.776.


Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix

Practice times
CP130: 1. Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi (Honda) 49.074, 2. Norizman Ismail (Honda) 49.457, 3. Mohd Zamri Baba (Honda) 49.639, 4. Ahmad Afif Amran (Yamaha) 49.657, 5. Ahmad Fazrul Sham (Honda) 50.098.

CP115: 1. Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 49.127, 2. Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 49.280, 3. Elly Idzlianizar Ilias (Honda) 49.355, 4. Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 49.493, 5. Ahmad Abdul Kadir (Yamaha) 49.763.



Squash

CIMB Malaysian Open

Men
First round:Borja Golan (Spa) bt Mohamed Abouelghar (Egy) 5-11, 11-7, 11-4, 15-13; Olli Tuominen (Fin) bt Ivan Yuen (Mas) 11-7, 13-11, 10-12, 7-11, 11-3; Max Lee (Hkg) bt Rex Hedrick (Aus) 11-9, 11-7, 11-9; Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) bt Leo Au (Hkg) 13-11, 11-5, 10-12, 13-11; Tarek Momen (Egy) bt Lucas Serme 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6; Mohd Nafizwan Adnan (Mas) bt Mohd Azlan Iskandar (Mas) 8-11, 12-10, 11-5, rtd; Mahesh Mangaokar (Ind) bt Ong Beng Hee (Mas) 8-11, 11-7, 10-12, 12-10, 10-12; Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Abdullah Al Muzayan (Kuw) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4.

Women
Second round: Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Laura Massaro (Eng) 11-7, 11-4, 6-11, 11,4; Madeline Perry (Irl) bt Rachael Grinham (Aus) 10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9; Habiba Mohamed (Egy) bt Jenny Duncalf (Eng) 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7; Amanda Sobhy (Usa) bt Delia Arnold (Mas) 14-12, 11-9, 11-3; Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) bt Low Wee Wern (Mas) 11-3, 13-11, 9-11, 11-9; Raneem El Weleily (Egy) bt Joey Chan (Hkg) 11-2, 11-9, 11-8; Nicol David (Mas) by Joshna Chinappa (Ind) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8; Annie Au (Hkg) bt Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy) 11-8, 11-7, 11-5.

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Sports Calendar

August


Aug 9-17
Cincinnati Open – tennis
US

Aug 10-15
Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 12
UEFA Super Cup – football
Cardiff, England

Aug 12-17
European Championships – athletics
Zurich

Aug 13-24
European Championships – aquatics
Berlin, Germany

Aug 16
English Premier League season starts – football
England

Aug 16-21
Men’s World Junior Team Championship – squash
Windhoek, Namibia

Aug 16-28
Youth Olympic Games
Nanjing, China

Aug 17
MotoGP - Czech Republic GP,Brno

Aug 21
Diamond League – athletics
Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 24
Diamond League – athletics
Birmingham, England

Aug 24
Belgium Grand Prix – Formula One
Spa

Aug 25-31
World Championships – badminton
Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 27-28
Swimming World Cup
Doha, Qatar

Aug 28
Diamond League – athletics
Zurich, Switzerland

Aug 31
MotoGP – British GP, Silverstone

September

Aug 25- Sept 7
US Open – tennis
New York

Aug 23-Sept 14
Tour of Spain (Vuelta Espana) - cycling

Sept 1-7
World University Squash Championships – squash
Chennai, India

Sept 2-7
Vietnam Open – badminton
Ho Chi Minh City

Sept 5
Diamond League – athletics
Brussels, Belgium

Sept 7
Italian Grand Prix – Formula One
Monza

Sept 8-21 World Championships – sailing Santander, Spain

Sept 9-14
Indonesia Open – badminton
TBC

Sept 12
Davis Cup semi-finals – tennis
Various locations

Sept 14
San Marino GP – MotoGP
Misano

Sept 19-Oct 4
Asian Games
Incheon, South Korea

Sept 20-28
World Road Championships – cycling
Spain

Sept 21
Aragon GP – MotoGP
Aragon, Spain

Sept 21
Singapore Grand Prix – Formula One
Singapore

Sept 26-28
Ryder Cup – golf
Gleneagles

Sept 28
Brazil GP – MotoGP
Brasilia

Sept 30-Oct 6
Carol Weymuller Open – squash
New York

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

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