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Other Sport 01 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pekerman: ‘Messi lifts team whenever he plays’

Livewire forward Lionel Messi lifts the team whenever he comes on, coach Jose Pekerman said after Argentina's 2-0 win over Angola in a World Cup warm-up on Tuesday.

Other Sport 06 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Iran's man-mountain "Salimi" lifts for gold

LONDON (Reuters) - The vast Olympic training room at London's ExCel arena feels instantly smaller the moment Iran's 22 year-old super heavyweight weightlifting prodigy Behdad Salimikordasiabi walks in.

Other Sport 17 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Unusual Smith dismissal lifts England

England claimed the prize wicket of Graeme Smith in unlikely fashion as South Africa, replying to a total of 445, reached 84 for two at the close of the second day of the third Test on Friday.

Other Sport 17 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Comeback win in women’s trio lifts Asian spirits

The Philippines women trios of Liza Del Rosario, Cecilia Yap and Liza Clutario, made an amazing comeback to win their country's first gold in 20 years and became the first Asian country to strike a medal in the World Championships at the Pyramid Mega Lanes here in Bandar Sunway yesterday.

Other Sport 22 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dementieva lifts Shanghai crown

Russia's Elena Dementieva overpowered Chanda Rubin 6-3, 7-6 to win the US$585,000 Shanghai WTA tennis tournament yesterday, earning her second successive final victory over the American.

Other Sport 15 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Anelka hat-trick lifts Manchester City to third place in standings

A Nicolas Anelka hat-trick, including two penalties, helped Manchester City come from behind to beat Aston Villa 4-1 at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester Sunday.

Other Sport 07 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Paris feat lifts Nadal to third in rankings

Spaniard Rafael Nadal climbed to third in the men's rankings after winning the French Open singles title while women's champion Justine Henin-Hardenne has returned to the top 10.

Other Sport 11 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

German touch lifts MPPJ

Before he arrived, Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ) appeared to be the candidates for relegation from the Super League.

Other Sport 07 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Webber lifts Jaguar to new heights on the Formula One grid

Australian Mark Webber targeted a top six finish in the Brazilian Grand Prix after giving Jaguar the best grid position of their Formula One history.

Other Sport 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rusedski triumphs in Nottingham; Rubin lifts Eastbourne crown

Briton Greg Rusedski put nine months of injury misery behind him to win the Nottingham Open Saturday.