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Other Sport 04 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Totti has the last laugh!

A book of jokes poking fun at AS Roma and Italy striker Francesco Totti has sold more than 150,000 copies in the first two weeks of its release, taking it to number one in the Italian bestsellers chart.

Other Sport 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Precarious job as coach in the Bundesliga

You want a safe job? Stay away from the Bundesliga. Coaching a football team is like swimming in a pool infested with sharks anywhere in the world but it is particularly dangerous these days in Germany, where two controversial cases have prompted a heated debate.

Other Sport 16 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tunisia’s coach Lemerre celebrates history quietly

Roger Lemerre became the first coach to win European and African titles on Saturday and then decided to celebrate quietly.

Other Sport 16 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lance fights to clear his name

American cycling star Lance Armstrong, seeking a record sixth consecutive Tour de France in July, has vowed to take legal action over a new book about him which alleges he used banned drugs.

Other Sport 23 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Judge rejects Armstrong’s doping denial bid

A French judge on Monday rejected a bid by American cycling star Lance Armstrong to insert a denial against accusations of doping published in a book which was released last week.

Other Sport 25 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Journal dubs Chinese GP as 'race to the death'

One of the world's leading medical journals has blasted China's first-ever Grand Prixfor bringing Formula One and Big Tobacco together in #8220;a race to the death.#8221;

Other Sport 25 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Armstrong's bonus in legal limbo

A US$5mil bonus promised to American Lance Armstrong for his record-breaking sixth Tour de France triumph is in legal limbo.

Other Sport 26 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Chelsea vow to punish fans over threats to referee

Terje Hauge, the Norwegian referee who handled Chelsea's Champions League defeat by Barcelona, has been the subject of abusive messages posted on the London club's official internet message board.

Other Sport 20 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

England lead the way in providing World Cup players

Even if England do not win the forthcoming World Cup in Germany, the chances are that one of their teams may be able to claim a share in another nation's success after a survey revealed that English clubs are providing one in seven players for the tournament.

Other Sport 26 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Cruyff turns 60 but still refuses to mind his language

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff celebrated his 60th birthday here yesterday where he is revered not only as the greatest player of all time but also as a cultural phenomenon who even has his own language: Cruyffian.