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Other Sport 22 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Spanish citizenship for Saviola

Javier Saviola has been approved to receive Spanish citizenship by the country's government, FC Barcelona said on its website on Tuesday.

Other Sport 30 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Brazilian Edmilson flies in to join Barcelona

Edmilson flew into Barcelona on Wednesday to finalise a deal that will make him the latest Brazilian to join the Catalan club.

Other Sport 11 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bizarre defections of athletes spark new debate on allegiance

TRIPLE jumper Yamile Aldama was placed fourth at the Sydney Olympics for her native Cuba.

Other Sport 14 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Eto’o is now Barca’s man

African Player of the Year Samuel Eto'o completed a 24mil euro (US$29.41mil) move to Barcelona on Thursday after Real Madrid decided not to exercise their option on the Real Mallorca striker.

Other Sport 28 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

France call up Chelsea midfielder as cover for Vieira

Claude Makelele, Ludovic Giuly and David Trezeguet return to France's squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Israel and the Faroe Islands.

Other Sport 08 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

It’s going to be a while for Fiji to toast their golf king

Vijay Singh's rise to number one in golf could be a tonic for old ethnic divisions in Fiji, even if it takes a while for his achievement to sink in.

Other Sport 24 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fergie eyes Chelsea keeper

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was reported to be set to make a bid for Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini in the January transfer window.

Other Sport 20 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

The Philippines to deport six pro basketball players

Six professional basketball players have been told to leave the Philippines voluntarily or face deportation after the government accused them of faking their citizenship to play in the country's premier league.

Other Sport 26 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Korea’s Seongnam on track to win third Asian Champions League title

South Korea's Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma took a huge step towards securing the third continental title of their history when they beat Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad 3-1 here on Wednesday in the first leg of the Asian Champions League final.

Other Sport 26 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

England’s tour of Zimbabwe to go ahead

England's five-match cricket tour of Zimbabwe will go ahead after a ban on 13 British journalists was rescinded.