Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Monday, December 22, 2014   

Joy to Real world
Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 to win the Club World Cup and lift their fourth trophy of the year.

Draw costly to United title hopes, admits boss
Louis van Gaal fears Manchester United's failure to beat Aston Villa will be a major blow to their hopes of winning the Premiership title.

Chance for Blues to make amends
Jose Mourinho knows Chelsea must avoid a repeat of last season's nightmare trip to Stoke if they are to re- establish their three-point lead at the top of the English Premier League.

Best Christmas present for batsman
Batsman Joe Burns, pictured, was a surprise addition to Australia's squad for the third Test against India, starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day.

Women pilots make bobsled history
Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries of Canada and American Elana Meyers Taylor became the first women to pilot four-man bobsleigh teams in World Cup competition as the sport entered the mixed teams era.

Gates slam on Pietersen return to England team
England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Miss and hit drama in cup
Scunthorpe United's Miguel Llera had the unusual distinction of missing and then scoring a penalty in a record FA Cup shootout containing 32 spot-kicks.

Final task for San Lorenzo
Libertadores Cup winners San Lorenzo gave their No1 fan Pope Francis something to celebrate on his 78th birthday by booking their place in the final of the Club World Cup in Morocco.

Zhang tipped for Bundesliga stardom
Midfielder Zhang Xizhe, whose transfer to Wolfsburg has attracted huge interest in China, has been tipped to become the German Bundesliga's next big Asian star.

Nearly-man Que eyes redemption at HKPGA Championship
Filipino star Angelo Que vowed to get his hands on the trophy at next month's Ageas Hong Kong PGA Championship after his near-miss at the Hong Kong Open in October.

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