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Other Sport 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Homeless World Cup to show positive power of the sport

The inaugral Homeless World Cup kicks off today in the Austrian city of Graz when 144 homeless footballers representing 18 different countries parade in the opening ceremony before competition begins tomorrow for the title.

Other Sport 09 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

McNamee: Dokic still in the field

Australian Open organisers were clinging to the hope Wednesday that world number 15 women's player Jelena Dokic may still contest the event.

Other Sport 20 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

United donate kit to Bosnian youth club

Manchester United have donated kit to a youth soccer club in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, site of a 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslim males and Europe's worst atrocity since World War Two.

Other Sport 03 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Racism the bane of hosts Germany

Germany is putting on a happy face for visitors heading its way for the World Cup and sees the tournament as a chance to showcase a friendly, tolerant and modern nation that has moved light years beyond its Nazi past.

Other Sport 17 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Lualua’s labour of love

Lomana LuaLua has always been grateful for the privileges granted by a career as one of Africa's biggest football stars.

Other Sport 06 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Players need skills and brains to face the media

MARIA Sharapova talked bananas, Anna Kournikova once discussed her bra while Balkan politics, Shakespeare, vegetable shopping and the plight of refugees have all been aired at the French Open.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Swedish capital rings with Iraqi fanfare

Members of Europe's largest Iraqi population celebrated their team's Asian Cup victory over Saudi Arabia on Sunday by honking their car horns and cheering in the centre of the Swedish capital.

Other Sport 24 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Barca, UN team up to help kids through sport

Barcelona on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to help refugee children in Ecuador, Nepal and Rwanda develop important life skills through sport.

Other Sport 12 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Croatia’s brilliant little genius

Croatia's 'little genius' Luka Modric will be in the limelight today as he and his countrymen go up against three-time champions Germany in a match in which the outcome will have a huge bearing on Group B.

Other Sport 06 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Africa fills with pride, hope as World Cup looms

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP): A dozen young boys stood at the edge of a football field, one that looks typically African - patchy grass at the edges, dark red dirt in the middle.