Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, January 29, 2015   

Van Persie unsure about United future
Robin van Persie admits he doesn't know if he will be offered a new contract when his current deal with Manchester United expires.

Time to bring Fifa back to normal, says Blatter's new challenger
Dutchman Michael van Praag became the fourth man to challenge Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency, saying it was time to bring football's governing body back to normal.

Briton Khan part of Pacman Plan B
Manny Pacquiao has a plan in place if yet another bid to fight Floyd Mayweather fails a May 30 bout, possibly against England's Amir Khan.

Quick-hitting Socceroos on cusp of glory
Hosts Australia struck twice early on then soaked up the pressure as they downed United Arab Emirates 2-0 to set up an Asian Cup final against unbeaten South Korea on Saturday.

Swim icon in shock over positive test
Olympic swimming star and South Korean icon Park Tae Hwan is fighting to clear his name as he reeled from the shock news that he failed a doping test.

Czech whipping boy no more as Rafa falls
Rafael Nadal's dream of Australian Open glory lay in tatters as the men's third seed was crushed by Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals, but Maria Sharapova showed who's boss by slapping down Eugenie Bouchard.

South Korea's final mission
South Korea stormed into the Asian Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Iraq, avenging a painful defeat eight years ago.

Outrage over sick banner of `beheaded' ex-skipper
Fans of Belgian football club Standard Liege can expect heavy sanctions after a huge banner was unfurled in the home clash against Anderlecht depicting the severed head of their former captain, who now plays for their bitter rivals.

Cup wake-up call for Arsenal
Arsene Wenger believes the weekend's FA Cup shocks represent a "warning" for his Arsenal side.

China `new El Dorado' for Brazilians
Still getting over the World Cup semi-final debacle at the hands of eventual winners Germany, Brazilians are fearing for the future of the domestic league amid a player exodus to China as well as Europe.

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