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Other Sport 13 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Beckham to reject England farewell game

LONDON (AP): David Beckham will reject the chance to make one final appearance for England, a person familiar with the former captain's plans said Thursday.

Other Sport 10 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Gender debate a joke, says Caster

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's world 800m champion Caster Semenya said the gender debate that has erupted around her is 'a joke' in an interview with a South African magazine that posed her in a fashion shoot.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

China confident of success one month ahead of Games

China voiced confidence yesterday that the Olympics would be a success, although it warned exactly one month ahead of the Games that hostile forces were still intent on derailing the historic event.

Other Sport 03 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

China hail Zhang Jie’s historic journey

Zheng Jie's extraordinary journey to the semi-finals to become the first Chinese to reach the last four of a Grand Slam singles was hailed by local media yesterday.

Other Sport 12 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Hat-trick hero Villa not getting carried away

Just like the Spanish team at the European Championship, David Villa isn't going to let a historic victory let him get carried away. Well, maybe for just a moment.

Other Sport 17 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Desperately seeking perfect women for Beijing Games

Wanted: The perfect woman, aged 18-24, height 1.68 to 1.78m and eyes three tenths the length of her face.

Other Sport 03 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Mutual respect replaces usual mind games in Arsenal-United rivalry

There was a time when the verbal sparring between the managers in the run-up to an Arsenal-Manchester United match was conducted with all the ferocity of Roy Keane or Patrick Vieira ploughing into a 50-50 challenge.

Other Sport 15 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Profitable run for Vietnamese players

Vietnam's Asian Cup players are profiting from their fine start to the tournament in the form of a tidy windfall from the Vietnam Football Association (VFA).

Other Sport 21 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Money can’t buy me goals

For Andriy Shevchenko, life is tough. He was born close to Chernobyl, where the nuclear nightmare erupted when he was nine. His family was safely evacuated, and he grew into a lad who could punch out opponents in the amateur boxing ring and more than punch his weight as a soccer striker.

Other Sport 08 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

China to help Laos stage SEA Games

China will provide help to enable Laos to host their first major international sporting event, the state media said yesterday.