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Other Sport 13 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Velappan plays down fears over Asian Cup no-shows

Asian football chief Peter Velappan has dismissed fears that the absence of several star players will take the shine off the continent's showpiece tournament, the Asian Cup.

Other Sport 10 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Asia Cup loses star appeal

Injuries and the Athens Olympics are threatening to deprive the Asian Cup of star quality ahead of the prestigious tournament's kick-off in China next week.

Other Sport 08 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

New Zealand facing fine, possible expulsion

New Zealand could be hit with a heavy fine and possible expulsion from the International Rugby Board world sevens series after fielding two players who had previously played for Samoa.

Other Sport 04 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Defoe can be Spurs’ new Lineker or Allen, says boss Pleat

New Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is a classic goal poacher in the mould of prolific former Spurs forwards Gary Lineker and Clive Allen, caretaker manager David Pleat said Monday.

Other Sport 06 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Van Nistelrooy takes leaf out of Law’s book

Ruud van Nistelrooy closed in on Denis Law's European scoring record for Manchester United with a display of goal-poaching against Rangers on Tuesday that came straight out of the Scot's own handbook.

Other Sport 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Portsmouth hold Arsenal, Devils up in second spot

Premiership newcomers Portsmouth proved they can live with the big boys by ending Arsenal's winning start to the season with a 1-1 draw at Highbury.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Zola pays emotional farewell to Chelsea

Gianfranco Zola paid an emotional farewell to Chelsea on Monday and told new owner Roman Abramovich to take good care of the Premier League club.