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Other Sport 31 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Torch run through Athens cut short

The final day of the Beijing Games torch relay through Greece was cut short by several hours yesterday ahead of the Olympic flame's scheduled handover to China, amid concern over anti-Chinese protests by human rights activists.

Other Sport 16 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM

Furore over ban on pro-human rights badge

French Sports Minister Bernard Laporte said Tuesday that he ''regretted' the decision by the French National Olympic Committee to forbid the country's athletes from wearing a pro-human rights badge at this summer's Games in Beijing.

Other Sport 03 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

US thinks Obama election boosts World Cup bid

The United States Soccer Federation thinks the election of President Barack Obama will help persuade FIFA to award the 2018 or 2022 World Cup to the United States.

Other Sport 03 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

US banks on Obama factor for World Cup bid

The US Soccer Federation thinks the election of President Barack Obama will help persuade Fifa to award the 2018 or 2022 World Cup to the United States.

Other Sport 25 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Valverde ruled out of Tour de France

PARIS: Spaniard Alejandro Val­verde will miss the Tour de France as a result of the two-year suspension imposed on him in Italy, his Caisse d'Epargne team said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 06 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Bayern look to set limits after Ribery rebellion

BERLIN: German giants Bayern Munich are considering putting a fine system in place in the wake of midfielder Franck Ribery's rebellious insis­tence last week that he will leave to join Real Madrid.

Other Sport 15 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

FIFA cracks down on corruption in player transfers

GENEVA: An online anti-corruption project tracking the flow of money involved in player transfers will be used by all 208 football nations within a year, FIFA said Tuesday.

Other Sport 23 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Yao Ming’s foot op successful, say Rockets

HOUSTON: Chinese centre Yao Ming underwent successful surgery to repair the left foot fracture that has ruled him out for the whole of the next National Basketball Asso­ciation (NBA) season, the Hous­ton Rockets said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 10 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

English FA wants betting ban for players, coaches

LONDON: Players, managers and officials involved in English football face a total ban on betting on the sport under plans revealed by the Football Association chairman.

Other Sport 11 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Total ban on betting as English FA want to protect integrity of Premier League

LONDON: Players, managers and officials involved in English football face a total ban on betting on the sport under plans revealed by the Football Association (FA) chairman.