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Zola pays emotional farewell to Chelsea

Gianfranco Zola paid an emotional farewell to Chelsea on Monday and told new owner Roman Abramovich to take good care of the Premier League club.

Portsmouth hold Arsenal, Devils up in second spot

Premiership newcomers Portsmouth proved they can live with the big boys by ending Arsenal's winning start to the season with a 1-1 draw at Highbury.

Van Nistelrooy takes leaf out of Law’s book

Ruud van Nistelrooy closed in on Denis Law's European scoring record for Manchester United with a display of goal-poaching against Rangers on Tuesday that came straight out of the Scot's own handbook.

Defoe can be Spurs’ new Lineker or Allen, says boss Pleat

New Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is a classic goal poacher in the mould of prolific former Spurs forwards Gary Lineker and Clive Allen, caretaker manager David Pleat said Monday.

New Zealand facing fine, possible expulsion

New Zealand could be hit with a heavy fine and possible expulsion from the International Rugby Board world sevens series after fielding two players who had previously played for Samoa.

Asia Cup loses star appeal

Injuries and the Athens Olympics are threatening to deprive the Asian Cup of star quality ahead of the prestigious tournament's kick-off in China next week.

Velappan plays down fears over Asian Cup no-shows

Asian football chief Peter Velappan has dismissed fears that the absence of several star players will take the shine off the continent's showpiece tournament, the Asian Cup.

Peruvian Pizarro the hero as Bayern close in on leaders

Bayern Munich reined in Bundesliga leaders Wolfsburg on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory, courtesy of a double strike from Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro in his first match in a month.

Le Havre, Magpies tussle over Nzogbia

French second division club Le Havre have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over what it sees as Newcastle's illegal poaching of one of their players.

Oman coach Macala ups Gulf Cup final ante

Oman's coach Milan Macala has stirred up Qatar's preparations for the Gulf Cup final by hinting the hosts would not be able to cope with the pressures of Friday's big match.