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Other Sport 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Diop, Diouf and Hossam the final three in chase for African award

Senegal#8217;s El Hadji Diouf and Pape Bouba Diop and Egypt striker Ahmed Hossam were named on Tuesday as the final three in this year#8217;s African Footballer of the Year award.

Other Sport 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Coloured judgment on the pitch

Sport stereotyping has reared its ugly head again as English football discusses the genetic fiction that blacks are faster and stronger than whites. In sports, it is not the colour of the skin, but what's in the heart, that counts.

Other Sport 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Romario eyes 1,000 goals

Veteran Brazilian striker Romario said on Wednesday that he wanted to emulate Pele and score 1,000 goals in his career.

Other Sport 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Brazilians remember the great Garrincha 20 years after his death

Brazilians on Monday remembered the 20th anniversary of the death of Garrincha, the right-winger famous for his unique dribbling ability who won two World Cups but died poor and forgotten at the age of 49.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The Peking duck gets a roasting

The most recognisable Chinese dish is Pekingduck,known throughout the world as the quintes-sential oriental delicacy. As it is relatively troublesome to prepare,Pekingduck is often used to demarcate an established restaurant from the also-rans.Incredibly,this national delicacy of China isbeing threatened!KEE HUA CHEE finds out whyfeathers are being ruffled.

Other Sport 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Demolition of Wembley stadium’s Twin Towers begins

Demolition of Wembley stadium's Twin Towers, English football's most famous symbols, began on Friday, bringing the curtain down on 80 years of sporting history.

Other Sport 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Youngster Rooney set to make history after England call-up

Teenager Wayne Rooney is set to become the youngest player to represent England after coach Sven-Goran Eriksson included the 17-year-old striker in his squad on Saturday for next week#8217;s friendly against Australia.

Other Sport 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The new Pele to strut his stuff here

Brazil's teenage football superstar Robinho, who has been hailed as the 'new Pele' will be the top drawcard in the Malaysia International Youth Under-20 Tournament scheduled at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil from March 13 to 16.

Other Sport 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Zorro inspires Santos to victory

Brazilian champions Santos, who beat Paraguay's 12 de Octubre 3-1 on Thursday to keep a 100 percent record in the Libertadores Cup, said they had been given extra motivation by a Zorro mask.

Other Sport 26 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

'New Pele' and Diego left out of Brazil squad

Two of Brazil#8217;s hottest teenage football prospects #8211; Robinho, hailed as the #8220;new Pele#8221;, and the dashing Diego #8211; will not be showcasing their silky skills at the Malaysia International Youth tournament scheduled at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on March 13 and 16.