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Other Sport 09 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Newcastle skipper welcomes new 'top class' manager

Newcastle skipper Alan Shearer welcomed on Tuesday the appointment of Graeme Souness as the English Premier League club's new manager, praising his #8220;top-class#8221; track record.

Other Sport 05 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Makoto stuns ’em with first career pole

Japan's Makoto Tamada claimed the first pole position of his career here yesterday after a dramatic final qualifying session for today's Grand Prix of Portugal.

Other Sport 31 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Wonder Wayne hovers between Man United and Newcastle

That England#8217;s Euro 2004 wonder boy Wayne Rooney will leave Everton is virtually certain, following an increased offer by Manchester United and the teenager#8217;s determination to move on.

Other Sport 07 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Greeks rush to cover up flaws around their city

The Greeks have a saying - when things look ugly - simply cover them up. And when you are about to host the largest party in the world, this could ultimately mean that guests are likely to find a lot of dust under the carpet.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Kevin’s labour of love – despite lack of funds

Malaysia's top sailor Kevin Lim cycled 50km to and from the Athens Olympic Games sailing venue at Agios Kosmas for three weeks; trained all alone without a coach in his last six weeks during his European stint; and was left shivering in poor quality clothing.

Other Sport 30 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Incentive scheme to benefit OCM's athlete fund

Besides their grinding training sessions, the Athens Olympics-bound athletes have also been kept busy with promotions activities over the last two days. But it was all made worthwhile when Samsung announced two big contributions to the Malaysian contingent Thursday.

Other Sport 19 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Gunners save millions in tax avoidance scheme

English Premiership champions Arsenal have set up a tax avoidance scheme for their players that uses secretive front companies and offshore accounts to save them huge sums in tax, I>The Sunday Times /I>reported.

Other Sport 17 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Not even coach Bielsa understands long-winded Bielsa

Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa admitted on Thursday that he could not understand himself. Bielsa, once described by a local newspaper as 'a man in his own labyrinth', has often baffled Argentines with his long-winded, pseudo-academic answers to footballing questions.

Other Sport 16 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Athletes to compete in only one Sukma

National players will be eligible for only one Sukma outing under new rules outlined by the Sukma supreme council at their meeting on Thursday.

Other Sport 14 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bielsa: Pardo’s the best

Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa has a vote for the best player in Group B at Copa America: Mexico midfielder Pavel Pardo.