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Other Sport 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cost of hosting Games rising due to unreasonable requests

A holiday abroad, all expenses paid, an allowance to boot, with sightseeing tours, also all paid for, a lovely hotel and grand meals whenever you want. Sounds good? Go be a sports official. These, actually, are only some of the demands that some sports bodies have made as they prepare for the Vietnam SEA Games official website. Apparently, this has been the practice for years but the advent of the Internet had finally allowed others to see for themselves how bad the situation is.

Other Sport 26 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Williams sisters down but not out, warns Raymond

THE Williams sisters' aura of invincibility has lost some of its shine but don't expect the all-conquering duo to be gone for long.

Other Sport 12 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tyson may fight in China, say promoter

Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson, his finances down for the count, may fight in China this year for a purse of some US$3mil, a sports promoter and state media said Thursday.

Other Sport 16 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

No Xmas party for Magpies

Newcastle manager Graeme Souness has cancelled any official Christmas party for his players in an effort to keep them out of trouble.

Other Sport 19 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lucky eight drown themselves in a sea of red

The four lucky winners of the Star Online Tiger Cup contest did not have to dwell long on which team to support during the Tiger Cup opening night match between Vietnam and Singapore at the Thong Nhat Stadium last week.

Other Sport 25 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Passing shots

Other Sport 22 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Fergie excited about visit to the Orient with Dong Fangzhuo in tow

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson can't wait to get to China where the Red Devils play local team Beijing Hyundai next week, not so much for the match but the sightseeing.

Other Sport 29 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Manila shorts

Brief news from Manila.

Other Sport 01 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Confident Perak aim to start campaign on the right footing

Perak are treating their opening Group D Malaysia Cup match against Brunei DPMM at the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Bandar Seri Begawan today like it's the final.

Other Sport 02 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Champions Bayern Munich do it for the money

German champions Bayern Munich were beaten 1-0 by club side Urawa Red Diamonds in a friendly in Tokyo on Monday - and picked up a cool 1.5mil-euro fee for their efforts.