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Other Sport 21 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Beijing plans to use ‘huge umbrella’ to keep athletes dry

Beijing will use aircraft, missiles and cannon in what could amount to a huge umbrella over the city to keep athletes dry during next year's Olympics, state media reported yesterday.

Other Sport 02 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Sri Lankans stranded in London after Tiger air raids

Sri Lanka's World Cup cricketers are stranded in London after their scheduled flight for home was cancelled following Tamil Tiger rebel air raids in Colombo, officials said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Indons catch Zizou fever

About 1,000 people, including visiting French football star Zinedine Zidane, played football on 200 pitches installed in central Jakarta yesterday.

Other Sport 28 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Funeral for McRae

Nearly 200 mourners gathered on Wednesday for the funeral of Scottish former world rally champion Colin McRae and his five-year-old son Johnny who died in a helicopter crash.

Other Sport 16 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Plane with players forced to land

An Indian domestic flight carrying Australian and Indian international cricketers was forced to make a 'precautionary landing' on Monday after the plane was hit by a bird, airline officials said.

Other Sport 11 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

City of Manchester unites to mark Munich anniversary

Manchester City will join Manchester United in marking the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster when they visit Old Trafford in the Premier League next month.

Other Sport 07 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Goalkeeper Gregg recalls saving lives in Munich air crash

Harry Gregg was a reliable goalkeeper who made a living saving shots for Manchester United.

Other Sport 11 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Milner grabs last-grasp winner for Newcastle

Newcastle came from behind to see off Spain's Valencia 2-1 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday as James Milner bagged a last-gasp winner.

Other Sport 05 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

High-flying footballers in turbulent times

Planes struck by lighting, paying for fuel in cash, delays, vandalism and players refusing to take to the skies are just some of the wacky stories which have emerged from air travel by footballers in recent times.

Other Sport 07 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia takes 2-0 series lead with 39-run win

LONDON: Australia continued its recovery from the loss of the Ashes by beating England by 39 runs at Lord's on Sunday, taking a 2-0 lead in the seven-match one-day international series.