Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Friday, August 22, 2014   

Super Mario on brink of shock move to Liverpool
Mario Balotelli, pictured, is reportedly on the brink of a shock move to Liverpool, two weeks after Reds boss Brendan Rodgers ruled out a bid for the controversial striker.

Testing time for HK
Nearly a year since rugby sevens became an elite sport in the city, with more than 40 players taking up residency at the Hong Kong Sports Institute as professional athletes, comes the first real test of the program's merits.

Pacquiao wins round in big Manila fight with taxman
Manny Pacquiao has won a reprieve from the Philippines' Supreme Court in his battle to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in extra taxes, authorities said.

Celtic and Porto get away goal boost
Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw at Slovenian side Maribor in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs, while Porto took control of their tie against Lille after securing a 1-0 victory in France.

`Honest' ref impresses All Blacks coach by admitting mistakes
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen claims referee Jaco Peyper admitted making blunders in last week's draw with Australia but adds it's no excuse for his team's poor showing in the Rugby Championship opener.

Scholes `scared' for United future
Manchester United great Paul Scholes says he is scared about the club's future and believes they could spiral into decline in the same way rivals Liverpool did in the 1990s.

Comeback kid Phelps can swim faster, says coach
Michael Phelps came out of retirement after 20 months because he believes he can swim faster than ever before, his coach Bob Bowman said.

Spurs join title chase in `killer' Europa League
Several former winners enter the Europa League picture this week as the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan begin the long road to glory in the playoff round.

'Fair' result but Wenger blasts ref
Arsene Wenger acknowledged that Arsenal's goalless draw with Besiktas in a Champions League playoff in Istanbul was a fair result for a "difficult" game but blasted the performance of the referee.

Barcelona to continue fight against transfer ban after Fifa snub
Barcelona will not be able to sign any new players until January 2016 after world football's governing body Fifa rejected an appeal over a transfer ban imposed for breaching rules on underage players.

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