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Other Sport 26 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Barca eyeing a defender

Barcelona will look to sign at least one more defender before the transfer window closes, coach Frank Rijkaard said on Thursday.

Other Sport 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Out to be a class above

Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri vowed to build a side able to compete with Europe's finest as he paraded the English Premier League club's five close-season signings on Friday.

Other Sport 10 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rubles with a cause

For a man reputed to be as shy as the reindeer roaming the Arctic Chukotka Province he governs, Roman Abramovich is certainly getting the hang of high pressure, high visibility football club ownership.

Other Sport 15 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

False glow in English transfer market

Roman Abramovich's riches at Chelsea and David Beckham's big money move to Real Madrid have brought a false glow to the transfer market with most English Premier League clubs' close-season spending limited to petty cash.

Other Sport 18 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beng Hee closes in on top five target

The career ambition of gaining entry into the elite group of world squash players is finally within the reach of Ong Beng Hee.

Other Sport 24 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rangers’ Ferguson wants out

Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has asked the Scottish champions for a transfer because he wants to test himself in a stronger league.

Other Sport 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Roddick books semis berth with tough win

World number one Andy Roddick is finding life tough at the top as he was forced to dig deep to sneak past feisty Argentine Guillermo Coria 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 on Friday to book the last semi-final berth at the ATP Masters Cup.

Other Sport 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Red Devils’ American conquest

When it comes to seizing the moment, few football clubs are better at it than Manchester United. Very few companies are brasher at it than Nike.

Other Sport 16 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Captain Matteo snatches dramatic winner for Leeds

Arsenal rounded off a successful week by returning to the top of the English Premier League after Dennis Bergkamp's first-half goal proved enough to beat Blackburn on Sunday.

Other Sport 18 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Peterhansel closes in on victory

Stephane Peterhansel closed in on Dakar Rally glory with another solid performance in Friday's 15th stage through Mauritania.