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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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Former German FA chief Niersbach to challenge FIFA ban

27 July 2016

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former German Football Association (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach will appeal against a one-year ban by world football's governing body FIFA, he said on Wednesday.

FA Cup to allow fourth substitute in extra time

27 July 2016

(Reuters) - Teams progressing to the latter stages of the FA Cup next season will be allowed to field a fourth substitute in extra time, the English Football Association (FA) announced on Wednesday.

Guardiola denies any weighty problems in City squad

27 July 2016

(Reuters) - Manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed reports that a small number of Manchester City players turned up for pre-season training overweight but stressed the importance of keeping players fit ahead of the new Premier League season.

JDT: The onus on Felda United to topple us

27 July 2016

JOHOR BARU: Super League leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) coach Mario Gomez has started playing mind games with second-placed Felda United.


Shilton no longer views Hart as England's No 1

27 July 2016

COVENTRY, England (Reuters) - Joe Hart's below-par performances at Euro 2016 mean he should no longer be considered an automatic choice as England's number one goalkeeper, according to former international great Peter Shilton.

Barcelona capture Portugal's Gomes from Valencia

27 July 2016

(Reuters) - Barcelona have completed the signing of Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes from Valencia on a five-year contract, the Spanish champions said on Wednesday.

TV punditry appeals more to ex-players than coaching - FA chief

27 July 2016

(Reuters) - Lucrative broadcasting jobs is one of the reasons the Football Association (FA) is struggling to attract former England players into coaching, chief executive Martin Glenn has said.

FT football team soldier the storm to reach semis

27 July 2016

KUCHING: The Federal Territories (FT) football team have had a rough journey.

Brazil look to end wait for elusive gold

27 July 2016

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - There are 28 sports at the Olympics but many home fans will be happy if the hosts win just one as their young soccer team seek to finally secure the only international title that has so far eluded Brazil.

Felda players celebrating their win against Selangor at the Shah Alam Stadium on Tuesday. - AZHAR MAHFOF / The Star

Zainal up in arms after home defeat to Felda

27 July 2016

PETALING JAYA: Selangor coach Zainal Abidin Hassan has taken his players to task after watching them slump to a 2-1 loss to Felda United at the Shah Alam Stadium on Tuesday.

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Results and Fixtures

Malaysian Football

SEASON 2016


Super League


Selangor 1-2 Felda Utd
Pahang 1-2 Perak
JDT 1-0 Kelantan
T'ganu FC II 1-2 Sarawak
Penang 3-2 Kedah


Malaysian Super League

   P  GD Pts
JDT  15 28 39
Felda United 15 20 37
Selangor 15 6 26
Kedah 15 -6 19
Kelantan  15 1 17
Perak  15 -3 17
Terengganu FC II  15 -1 16
Terengganu 14 -13 16
Sarawak 15 -7 15
Penang  15 -3 14
Police 14 -6 14
Pahang 15 -16 13
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

Montreal Cup

First round: Johanna Konta (Bri) bt Shelby Rogers (US) 6-4, 6-2; Eugenie Bouchard (Can) bt Lucie Safarova (Cze) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3); Kristna Kucova (Svk) bt Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Monica Niculescu (Rom) bt Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1; Christina McHale (US) bt Zhang Shuai (Chn) 6-2, 3-0 (rtd); Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) bt Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5; Madison Keys (US) bt Elena Vesnina (Rus) 6-4, 6-0; Alla Kudryavtseva (Rus) bt Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-3; Andrea Petkovic (Ger) bt Alize Cornet (Fra) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3; Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukr) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5; Sara Errani (Ita) bt Aleksandra Wozniak (Can) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); Darya Kasatkina (Rus) bt Misaki Doi (Jpn) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) bt Mariana Duque (Col) 6-2, 6-2; Francoise Abanda (Can) bt Zheng Saisai (Chn) 6-1, 7-5; Christina McHale (US) bt Zhang Shuai (Chn) 6-2, 3-0 (rtd); Vania King (US) bt Timea Babos (Hun) 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-5).

Second round: Varvara Lepchenko (US) bt Naomi Broady (Bri) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; Simona Halep (Rom) bt Daria Gavrilova (Aus) 6-2, 6-3.

Toronto Masters

First round: Radek Stepanek (Cze) bt Benot Paire (Fra) 6-1, 6-3; Lu Yen-hsun (Tpe) bt Alexander Zverev (Ger) 7-5, 6-3; Jared Donaldson (US) bt John Millman (Aus) 6-4, 4-3 (rtd); Fabio Fognini (Ita) bt Steve Johnson (US) 6-4, 6-4; Gael Monfils (Fra) bt Joao Sousa (Por) 6-3, 6-3; Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt Jeremy Chardy (Fra) 7-6 (7-3) (rtd); Ivo Karlovic (Cro) bt Taylor Fritz (US) 6-7 (9-11), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Lucas Pouille (Fra) bt Emilio Gomez (Ecu) 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 7-5; Rajeev Ram (US) bt Ernests Gulbis (Lat) 6-4, 6-2; Dennis Novikov (US) bt Federico Del Bonis (Arg) 6-4, 6-3; Donald Young (US) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukr) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.

Second round: Tomas Berdych (Cze) bt Borna Coric (Cro) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (10-8).

Golf

Canadian Open

Leading final round scores (US unless stated, a-denotes amateur): 276: Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 73-69-70-64; 277: Jon Rahm (Spa) 67-71-72-67, Martin Laird (Sco) 73-69-68-67, Dustin Johnson 66-71-71-69; 278: Ricky Barnes 71-68-71-68, Alex Cejka (Ger) 71-69-69-69, Steve Wheatcroft 68-77-64-69, Brandt Snedeker 68-73-66-71; 279: Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 73-71-72-63, Ben Crane 69-70-73-67, Matt Kuchar 69-71-70-69, a-Jared du Toit (Can) 67-71-70-71; 280: Jim Furyk 70-71-71-68; 281: Luke List 66-71-77-67, Chris Kirk 72-73-69-67, Jason Day (Aus) 69-76-69-67, Chez Reavie 69-71-73-68, Jimmy Walker 70-72-71-68, Spencer Levin 72-70-71-68, Michael Thompson 72-74-66-69, Hudson Swafford 72-72-67-70, Cameron Tringale 68-73-69-71; 282: Brian Harman 75-71-73-63, John Senden (Aus) 73-72-70-67, Kim Si-woo (Kor) 69-77-67-69

LPGA International Crown

Singles: Candie Kung (Tai) bt Ai Suzuki (Jpn) 2 and 1; Stacy Lewis (US) bt Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 3 and 2; Gerina Piller (US) bt Tseng Yani (Tai) 4 and 3; Haru Nomura (Jpn) bt Amy Yang (Kor) 3 and 2; Ayaka Watanabe (Jpn) bt Holly Clyburn (Bri) 1 up; Teresa Lu (Tai) bt Chun In-gee (Kor) 4 and 3; Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Bri) bt Cheng Ssu-2hia (Tai) 1 up; Ryu So-yeon (Kor) bt Lexi Thompson (US) 2 and 1; Cristie Kerr (US) bt Melissa Reid (Bri) 3 and 2; Kim Sei-young (Kor) bt Charley Hull (Bri) 5 and 4.

Final standings: United States 13, S. Korea 12, England 11, Taiwan 11, Japan 8, China 6, Thailand 4, Australia  3.

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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