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Other Sport 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Real reputation in the spotlight

Penalty or no penalty? It is one of the oldest, most contentious debates in football, and though the referee's decision very late in their game against Valencia helped Real Madrid in their quest to win yet another Spanish league title, it was much less helpful to the megaclub's reputation within Spain's football-obsessed borders.

Other Sport 18 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Battle of sexes is one big bore

For a sport which can count Mary Queen of Scots among its earliest converts, golf has taken its time to cotton on to women's involvement in the professional game.

Other Sport 14 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tunisia counting on home support in showdown against Morocco

Tunisia are hoping that an intimidating home crowd can spur them to a first African Nations Cup title when they face Morocco in today's final.

Other Sport 04 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Skipper jumps to defence of under-fire Scud

Captain John Fitzgerald yesterday jumped to the defence of under-fire team member Mark Philippoussis as he was questioned over his furious row with Pat Cash in the wake of his dismal Australian Open exit last week.

Other Sport 04 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Soldiers to guard Athens Games

The general in charge of security for this year's Athens Olympics said on Monday that 10,000 soldiers would guard the Games because the Sept 11 terror attacks had proved police alone could not guarantee security.

Other Sport 18 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Contenders lay stress on compact 2012 Olympic Games

Contenders for the 2012 Olympic Games launched their bids on Friday with the emphasis on compact and easily accessible venues.

Other Sport 05 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Turkey defender offers to throw a party for England after match

Aston Villa's Turkey defender Alpay insisted yesterday that England should not be concerned for their safety when they visit Istanbul for next week's decisive Euro 2004 qualifier.

Other Sport 10 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Streaker to go to court

English serial streaker Mark Roberts is due to appear in court here this week after running onto the Philippe Chatrier centre court during Sunday#8217;s French Open men#8217;s singles final, police said.

Other Sport 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sports to provide diversion for Yanks

Sport will continue to provide a diversion but not an escape for anxious Americans during the war against Iraq, with games played under heightened security at the nation's arenas and ball parks.