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Other Sport 26 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Sevilla close to accepting Arsenal offer for Baptista

Sevilla are close to accepting a 24mil euro (US$28.98mil) offer from Arsenal for Brazilian forward Julio Baptista, according to their president Jose Maria del Nido.

Other Sport 03 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Roberto Carlos obtains Spanish citizenship

Real Madrid's Brazilian fullback Roberto Carlos was granted Spanish citizenship yesterday, freeing up one of the club's three non-European Union places for new signing Robinho.

Other Sport 05 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

US withdraw lifetime drugs ban proposal

The United States withdrew a proposal to impose lifetime bans on all athletes testing positive for steroids on Wednesday after being assured that the world governing body aimed to double the present two-year ban.

Other Sport 10 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Pitkamaki all set to delight hosts Finland

The host nation Finland will come to a standstill today when Tero Pitkamaki eyes javelin gold at the World Championships in a packed Olympic Stadium.

Other Sport 11 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

World champion Shaheen says he is not welcome in Kenya

Qatar's world steeplechase champion Saif Saaeed Shaheen says he is still persona non grata in his Kenyan homeland and will have to leave if the east African nation carries out its threat to force him out.

Other Sport 12 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Germany want to recruit Turkish Sahin

The German Football Federation (DFB) want Turkey's Under-17 international prodigy Nuri Sahin to play for their national team.

Other Sport 31 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Germany say no to French star Ismael

Bayern Munich's French defender Valerien Ismael has become the latest foreigner to be denied the chance to play for the German national team.

Other Sport 01 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shevchenko says Italian PM Berlusconi will be godfather to his son

Ukrainian forward Andriy Shevchenko says he plans to take up an offer from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to become his son's godfather.

Other Sport 13 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Cricket: England wins back the Ashes

To captain Michael Vaughan, England began to win the Ashes back as soon as everyone thought they were losing it.

Other Sport 03 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Barcelona held, Getafe go top

Barcelona recovered from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Real Zaragoza in the Primera Liga on Saturday, while Getafe also came from behind to beat Valencia 2-1 and take top spot.