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Allardyce appointed England manager

LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Allardyce was appointed England manager on Friday on a two-year contract, tasked with restoring pride in the national team after their dismal performances at Euro 2016.

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United boss Mourinho hopes to avoid injuries on poor pitch in China

25 July 2016

(Reuters) - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is more worried about avoiding injuries on a poor pitch in Beijing than he is about winning their pre-season derby against Manchester City in the International Champions Cup (ICC).

Lucky Negri into Sukma football quarter-finals

24 July 2016

KUCHING: Negri Sembilan sneaked into the quarter-finals of the men’s football competition in Sukma despite not winning a match.

England boss Allardyce convinced the time is right for him

24 July 2016

LONDON (Reuters) - New England manager Sam Allardyce believes it is just the right time in his career for him to be taking on what some have called the impossible job.

Felda striker Francis Doe scored in the win against Police on Saturday.

Irfan asks for focus from Felda United as they challenge for Super League

24 July 2016

PETALING JAYA: Felda United coach Irfan Bakti has told his players to keep their eyes on the prize as the Super League title race heats up.

Pogba is not worth world-record fee, says Scholes

24 July 2016

(Reuters) - Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes has questioned whether the club should pay a world-record fee for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, saying the 23-year-old is not in the same bracket as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Lucescu wins first trophy as Zenit coach

24 July 2016

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mircea Lucescu won his first competition since taking over as coach when Zenit St Petersburg beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 to retain the Russian Super Cup on Saturday.

Funky or classic? Medal ceremony gets musical makeover

24 July 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic organisers will bring typical Brazilian informality to the medal ceremonies at Rio2016 with three different kinds of podium music depending on whether the sports are considered classical, pop or cool, officials said.

Kedah player Shane Smeltz (centre) scored the winner against Terengganu FC II at the Darulaman Stadium in Alor Setar. - Bernama

Felda keep pace with JDT in Super League

23 July 2016

PETALING JAYA: Felda United kept the pressure on Super League leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) after recording a comfortable 2-1 win over Police at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca.

Sarawak have the services of Super League player Nur Shamie Iszuan Amin (left) for Sukma glory. - GLENN GUAN / The Star

Fight for quarter-final spots still an open affair

23 July 2016

KUCHING: The fight for the two quarter-final spots from Group C in the men’s football competition is looking very intriguing.

Factbox - Sunderland manager David Moyes

23 July 2016

LONDON (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on David Moyes who was named manager of Premier League club Sunderland on Saturday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

SEASON 2016


Super League


Kedah 1-0 Terengganu FC II
Police 1-2 Felda Utd
Perak 2-0 Terengganu
Kelantan 0-0 Pahang
Penang 1-1 Selangor


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
JDT  14 27 36
Felda United 14 19 34
Selangor 14 7 26
Kedah 14 -5 19
Kelantan  14 2 17
Terengganu FC II  14 0 16
Terengganu 14 -13 16
Perak  14 -4 14
Police 14 -6 14
Pahang 14 -15 13
Sarawak 14 -8 12
Penang 14 -4 11
UEFA Champions League


SEMI FINALS

First leg

April 26: Man City (Eng) 0 Real Madrid (Spa) 0

April 27: Atletico Madrid (Spa) 1 Bayern Munich (Ger) 0

Second leg

May 3: Bayern Munich (Ger) 1 Atletico Madrid (Spa) 2 (Agg 2-2, Atletico win on away goal)

May 4: Real Madrid (Spa) 1 Man City (Eng) 0 (Agg 1-0, Real win)

FINAL

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

May 28, San Siro, Milan. 


EPL Results & Standings

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa
Chelsea 1-1 Leicester
Everton 3-0 Norwich
Man Utd 3-1 Bournemouth
Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham
Southampton 4-1 Crystal Palace
Stoke 2-1 West Ham
Swansea 1-1 Man City
Watford 2-2 Sunderland
West Brom 1-1 Liverpool

English Premier League

   P  GD Pts
*Leicester 38 32 81
Arsenal 38 29 71
Tottenham 38 34 70
Man City 38 30 66
Man United  38 14 66
Southampton 38 18 63
West Ham 38 14 62
Liverpool 38 13 60
Stoke 38 -14 51
Chelsea 38 6 50
Everton 38 4 47
Swansea  38 -10 47
Watford 38 -10 45
West Brom 38 -14 43
Crystal Palace 38 -12 42
Bournemouth 38 -22 42
Sunderland   38 -14 39
**Newcastle  38 -21 37
**Norwich  38 -28 34
**Aston Villa 38 -49 17

*Champions **Relegated


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Other Football Results

ENGLISH FA CUP

FInal: Man United 2 Crystal Palace 1 (aet)

SPANISH KING'S CUP

Barcelona 2 Sevilla 0 (aet)

Badminton

VIETNAM OPEN 

FINAL 

Men’s singles: Vincent Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) bt Chong Wei Feng (Mas) 21-12, 14-21, 21-13. 

Men’s doubles: Lee Jhe-huei-Lee Yang (Tpe) bt Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong (Mas) 18-21, 21-14, 21-7.

Women’s singles: Yeo Jia Min (Sin) bt Ayumi Mine (Jpn) 21-14, 21-17. 

Women’s doubles: Della Destiara Haris-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) bt Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah-Rizki Amelia Pradipta (Ina) 21-11, 21-15.

Mixed doubles: Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing (Mas) bt Alfian Eko Prasetya-Annisa Saufika (Ina) 21-16, 21-11.


Tennis

Croatia International

Semi-finals: Fabio Fognini (Ita) bt Gasto Elias (Por) 6-3, 6-3; Andrej Martin (Svk) bt Carlos Berlocq (Arg) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

Gstaad International

Semi-finals: Feliciano Lopez (Spa) bt Dustin Brown (Ger) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Robin Haase (Ned) bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2).

Kitzbuhel Cup

Final: Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) 6-3, 6-4.

Stanford Classic

Semi-finals: Venus Williams (US) bt Alison Riske (US) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2); Johanna Konta (Bri) bt Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 6-4, 6-2.

Swedish Open

Semi-finals: Laura Siegemund (Ger) bt Julia Goerges (Ger) 4-6, 6-3, 4-0 (rtd); Katerina Siniakova (Cze) bt Johanna Larsson (Swe)  7-5, 6-1.

Washington Open

Men

Semi-finals: Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Alexander Zverev (Ger) 6-4, 6-0; Ivo Karlovic (Cro) bt Steve Johnson (US) 6-4, 6-4.

Women

Semi-finals: Lauren Davis (US) bt Jessica Pegula (US) 6-2, 6-3; Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) bt Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) 6-4, 6-2.

Golf

Canadian Open

Leading third round scores (US unless stated, a-denotes amateur): 207: Brandt Snedeker 68-73-66; 208: a-Jared du Toit (Can) 67-71-70, Dustin Johnson 66-71-71; 209: Steve Wheatcroft 68-77-64, Alex Cejka (Ger) 71-69-69; 210: Martin Laird (Sco) 73-69-68, Cameron Tringale 68-73-69, Matt Kuchar 69-71-70, Chad Campbell 73-67-70, Ricky Barnes 71-68-71, Jon Rahm (Spa) 67-71-72; 211: Derek Fathauer 74-72-65, Hudson Swafford 72-72-67, Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 68-71-72; 212: Michael Thompson 72-74-66, Robert Streb 78-68-66, Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 73-69-70, Jim Furyk 70-71-71, Ben Crane 69-70-73, Tyler Aldridge 69-70-73; 213: Kim Si-woo (Kor) 69-77-67, Spencer Levin 72-70-71, Jimmy Walker 70-72-71, Jerry Kelly 72-70-71, Vijay Singh (Fij) 72-69-72, Chez Reavie 69-71-73, Kelly Kraft 67-71-75.

LPGA International Crown

(Play suspended with two matches on course to resume later)

Four-ball (Teams get 2 points for win, 1 for halve, top 2 in each group plus one wildcard advance to singles play)

Group A: Feng Shanshan-Feng Simin (Chn) vs Candie Kung/Teresa Lu (Tai) halved; Lin Xi Yu-Yan Jing (Chn) bt Tseng Yani-Cheng Ssu-chia (Tai) 5 and 4.

Still to finish: Amy Yang-Chun In-gee (Kor) lead Lee Min-jee- Oh Su-hyun (Aus) 1 up through 15; Ryu So-yeon-Kim Sei-young (Kor) lead Karrie Webb-Rebecca Artis (Aus) 2 up through 14.

Group B: Jodi Ewart Shadoff-Holly Clyburn (Eng) bt Pornanong Phatlum-Porani Chutichai (Tha) 7 and 5; Mel Reid-Charley Hull (Eng) bt Moriya Jutanugarn-Ariya Jutanugarn (Tha) 3 and 1.

Stacy Lewis-Gerina Piller (US) bt Haru Nomura-Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 3 and 1; Cristie Kerr-Lexi Thompson (US) bt Ai Suzuki-Ayaka Watanabe (Jpn) 4 and 2.

Standings

Group A: Taiwan 7, China 6, S. Korea 4, Australia  3.

Group B: England 9, United States 7, Thailand 4, Japan 4.

Motorsport

Hungarian F1 GP

Race: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Bri) Mercedes 1’40:30.115, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1.977 seconds behind, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 27.539, 4. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 28.213, 5. Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 48.659, 6. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 49.044, 7. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 1 lap behind, 8. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) Toro Rosso 1 lap, 9. Valtteri Bottas (Fin)        Williams 1 lap, 10. Nico Huelkenberg (Ger) Force India 1 lap, 11. Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1 lap, 12. Jolyon Palmer (Bri) Renault 1 lap, 13. Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Haas 1 lap, 14. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas 1 lap, 15. Kevin Magnussen (Den) Renault 1 lap, 16. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1 lap, 17. Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber 1 lap, 18. Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 2 laps, 19. Pascal Wehrlein (Ger) Manor 2 laps, 20. Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber 2 laps, 21. Rio Haryanto (Ina) Manor 2 laps.

Retired: Jenson Button (Bri) McLaren.

Drivers’ standings: Lewis Hamilton (Bri) 192, 2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) 186, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) 115, 4. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) 114, 5. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) 110, 6. Max Verstappen (Ned) 100, 7. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) 56, 8. Sergio Perez (Mex) 47, 9. Felipe Massa (Bra) 38, 10. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spa) 30, 11. Romain Grosjean (Fra) 28, 12. Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) 27, 13. Fernando Alonso (Spa) 24, 14. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) 23, 15. Jenson Button (Bri) 13, 16. Kevin Magnussen (Den) 6, 17. Pascal Wehrlein (Ger) 1, 18. Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel) 1.

Constructors’ standings: 1. Mercedes 378, 2. Ferrari 224, 3. Red Bull 223, 4. Williams 94, 5. Force India 74, 6. Toro Rosso 45, 7. McLaren 38, 8. Haas 28, 9. Renault 6, 10. Manor 1, 11. Sauber 0.

Basketball

NBA Playoffs 

Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers 93 Golden State Warriors 89 (Cleveland win series 4-3)

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Sports Calendar

August

Tennis

ATP

Aug 1-7: Atlanta Open
Aug 8-13: Abierto Mexicano, Los Cabos
Aug 14-21: Western and Southern Open, US
Aug: 21-27: Winston Salem, US
Aug 29-Sept 11: US Open

WTA

Aug 1-7: Jiangxi Open, China
Aug 15-21: Western and Southern Open, US
Aug 21-27: Connecticut Open, US
Aug 21-27: Louisville Open, US
Aug 29-Sept 11: US Open

Athletics
Aug 25: Diamond League Lausanne
Aug 27: Diamond League Paris

MotoGP

Aug 14: Austrian Grand Prix
Aug 21: Czech Republic Grand Prix

F1

Aug 28: Belgian Grand Prix

Golf

PGA

Aug 4-7: Travelers Championship
Aug 11-14: John Deere Classic
Aug 18-21: Wyndham Championship
Aug 25-28: The Barclays

LPGA

Aug 25-28: Canadian Pacific Open

July

Tennis

ATP

July 11-17: German Championships
July 11-17: Hall of Fame Championships, US
July 11-17: Swedish Open
July 15-17: Davis Cup quarter-finals
July 18-24: Citi Open, US
July 18-24: Swiss Open
July 18-23: Generali Open, Austria
July 18-24: Croatia Open
July 25-31: Rogers Cup, Canada

WTA

July 11-17: Bucharest Open, Romania
July 11-17: Ladies Championship Gstaad, Switzerland
July 18-24: Bank of the West Classic, US
July 18-24: Citi Open, US
July 18-24: Ericsson Open, Sweden
July 25-31: Rogers Cup, Canada
July 31-Aug 5: Brasil Tennis Cup

Athletics

July 15: Diamond League Monaco
July 22: Diamond League London

Cycling

July 2-24: Tour de France

MotoGP

July 17: German Grand Prix, Sachsenring

F1

July 3: Austrian Grand Prix
July 10: British Grand Prix
July 24: Hungarian Grand Prix
July 31: German Grand Prix

Golf

PGA

July 7-10: Greenbrier Classic
July 14-17: Barbasol Championship
July 14-17: The Open, Scotland
July 21-24: Canadian Open
July 28-31: PGA Championship

LPGA

July 7-10: US Women’s Open
July 14-17: Marathon Classic
July 22-24: UL International Crown
July 28-31: Women’s British Open

June

Tennis

ATP

June 6-12: Mercedes Cup, Stuttgart
June 6-12: Ricoh Open, Holland
June 13-19: Gerry Weber Open, Germany
June 13-19: Aegon Open, Nottingham
June 27-July 10: Wimbledon, London

WTA

June 6-12: Aegon Open, Nottingham
June 6-12: Ricoh Open, Holland
June 13-19: Aegon Classic, Birmingham
June 13-19: Mallorca Open, Spain
June 19-25: Aegon International Eastbourne
June 27-July 10: Wimbledon, London

Athletics

June 16: Diamond League Stockholm

MotoGP

June 26: Dutch Grand Prix, Assen

F1

June 19: Grand of Europe, Azerbaijan

Golf

PGA

June 9-12: St Jude Classic
June 16-19: US Open
June 23-26: Quicken Loans National
June 30-July 3: Barracuda Championship
June 30-July 3: World Golf Championship

LPGA

June 16-19: Meijer LPGA Classic
June 24-26: Walmart Championship
June 30-3: Cambia Portland Classic

May

Tennis

ATP

May 1-8: World Tour Masters, Madrid
May 8-15: World Tour Masters, Rome
May 15-21: Nice Open, France
May 15-21: Geneva Open, Switzerland
May 22-June 5: French Open

WTA

May 9-15: Empire State Open, US
May 9-15: Italian Open, Rome
May 15-21: Strasbourg Open, France
May 15-21: Nuremberg Cup, Germany
May 22-June 5: French Open
May 31-June 5: Bol Open, Croatia 

Athletics

May 6: Diamond League, Doha
May 14: Diamond League, Shanghai
May 22: Diamond League, Rabat, Morocco
May 28: Diamond League, Oregon, US

Cycling

May 6-29: Giro d'Italia

Badminton

May 15-22: Thomas & Uber Cup, China
May 30-June 5: Indonesia Open

Motorsports

Formula 1

April 29-May 1: Russian Grand Prix
May 13-15: Spanish Grand Prix
May 26-29: Monaco Grand Prix

MotoGP

May 8: French Grand Prix
May 22: Italian Grand Prix

Superbike

April 29-May 1: Italian Round
May 13-15: Malaysian Round
May 27-29: UK Round

Golf

PGA Tour

April 28-May 1: Zurich Classic
May 5-8: Wells Fargo Championship
May 12-15: The Players Championship
May 19-22: AT&T Byron Nelson
May 26-29: Dean & Deluca Invitational

EPGA Tour

May 5-8: Trophee Hassan II
May 19-22: Irish Open
May 26-29: PGA Championship

LPGA Tour

May 5-8: Yokohama LPGA Classic
May 19-22: Kingsmill Championship
May 26-29: Volvik Championship 


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