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Josiah rides off with top award

National cyclist Josiah Ng, the best performer at the Athens Olympics, was deservedly named the 2004 Olympian of the Year yesterday.

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Fans eye Solskjaer for ‘breakaway’ United role

Old Trafford hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could find himself being approached to manage a breakaway club if US businessman Malcom Glazer's £800mil takeover bid for Manchester United is successful, a fans group said on Monday.

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Football’s agents of destruction

The way soccer has run its business over the past two decades - with cash draining straight from the television windfall into the pockets of players - it seemed only a matter of time before players, or their agents, became the buyers of the clubs themselves.

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More thrills and spills at horse show

Jumping or showjumping is highly popular both as an equestrian discipline and a spectator sport.

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Tunku Imran: Local sports administrators must practise what they learn

Malaysian sports administrators are very good at theories. But asking them to put all that they have learnt into practice is another thing altogether.

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Olympic laggard India finally gets ambitious

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India returned with two silver and four bronze medals from London but there could have been a gold too, had lack of ambition been an Olympic sport.


Sponsors, Swiss government should lean on FIFA, says Pieth

(Reuters) - FIFA reformer Mark Pieth has said that sponsors should take a bigger interest in the way soccer's world governing body is run.


Asia chief hails Blatter re-election as FIFA head

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asia football chief Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa congratulated FIFA president Sepp Blatter on his re-election for a fifth term -- a victory the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) played a major role in delivering.


Blatter will not see out term of office says FA's Dyke

LONDON (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter will be forced to resign over the corruption scandals swirling around the game's world governing body, English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke told reporters on Saturday.


FIFA patronage endears Blatter to 196th-ranked Fiji

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The unflinching support of tiny, developing countries has long been a vital plank of Sepp Blatter's political base and those in any doubt of the impact of FIFA's patronage need look no further than the Pacific Island nation of Fiji.