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Other Sport 03 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Red carpet treatment for Asian legend Liang-huan

Organisers of the UBS Hong Kong Open are preparing to roll out the red carpet for the tournament's first ever champion - the legendary Lu Liang-huan of Taiwan.

Other Sport 20 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Forget about catching me, Federer tells his rivals

When asked what advice Roger Federer the coach would offer any player facing him in a match, the imperious Swiss joked: 'Don't even try, pal!'

Other Sport 12 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tension building for Milan before Japan job

A sulking striker and a manager apparently facing the bullet hardly provide a solid base from which to launch an assault on the Club World Cup.

Other Sport 09 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cage look-alike fools ’em for Real

A prankster pretending to be Oscar-winning American actor Nicolas Cage fooled Real Madrid into thinking he was the real thing and enjoyed red carpet treatment at this week's Champions League match against AS Roma.

Other Sport 07 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

36-year-old carries Mozambique’s medal hopes

FORMER Olympic 800m champion Maria Mutola is carrying Mozambique's medal hopes once again in Beijing, 20 years on from her first appearance at the Games, team manager Sarifa Fagilde said.

Other Sport 27 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Former champions saluted on 40th anniversary of Open era

Twenty-four former champions - from Rod Laver to Roger Federer and Virginia Wade to Maria Sharapova - launched opening night at the US Open on Monday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the professional era.

Other Sport 01 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Briton Hatton says he packs more power than Filipino Manny

Ricky Hatton has warned Filipino Manny Pacquiao not to underestimate the Briton's power when the fighters clash on May 2 in Las Vegas.

Other Sport 24 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Shabery makes an impression in first visit to the NSC

KUALA LUMPUR: First impression, they say, always matters.

Other Sport 14 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sunday night not David Beckham, but wife Victoria was the star

NEW YORK: Football ace David Beckham's wife Victoria knows fashion, not just how to wear it or how to buy it but also how to make it - and that's pretty impressive.

Other Sport 21 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rock star welcome for Pacquiao in Manila

MANILA: The Philippines rolled out the red carpet in a rock star reception yesterday for pound-for-pound king and newly crowned World Boxing Organisation welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.