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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.

Lifestyle 10 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

My father the gambler


Lifestyle 10 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Idling away

From Ismail Abdullah

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 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.

Lifestyle 01 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Last-minute moves

With the start of the new Premier League season just a couple of weeks to go, and the close of the transfer window not more than a month away, the flurry of player movement, and the speculation that surrounds it, has been in a tail-spin the last fortnight or so.

Lifestyle 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sharing mum's fears

CHARLES-IN-CHARGE speaks on bringing up children.

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 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

No takers at all for Newcastle five

Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd bemoaned the dramatic decline in the transfer market on Tuesday when he revealed that all five players up for sale since the end of last season had failed to raise a bid.

Other Sport 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Karamjit closes in on leaders

Malaysia's Karamjit Singh's bid to retain the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) received a major boost when he moved up to third place after Saturday's second leg of the Rally of Rotorua in New Zealand.