Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   

Tripped by a pitch
The maligned pitch at Singapore's new National Stadium has forced the cancellation of next month's clash of the Maori All Blacks with the Asia-Pacific Dragons.

Clarion call for Reds ahead of Real challenge
Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool players to rise to the occasion when they face holders Real Madrid in a crucial Champions League showdown at Anfield tomorrow (HK time).

French rugby side Racing Metro return to SAR for HKFC match
French Top 14 club Racing Metro return to the SAR next month for the Natixis Rugby Cup at Hong Kong Football Club.

United can catch Blues, insists boss
Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United can still overhaul English Premier League leaders Chelsea despite a 10-point gap between the two sides.

Deans says Cheika up to the task
"Vested interests" are holding back Australian rugby but Wallabies coach-in-waiting Michael Cheika may be equipped to negotiate the labyrinthine off- field politics, says the team's former coach Robbie Deans.

Cheika on verge of taking Oz job
Michael Cheika is on the verge of taking charge of the Wallabies after the shock resignation of Ewen McKenzie, with the Super Rugby- winning coach confirming he has been in talks and suggesting he could be close to a deal.

`Selfish' nations jibe
Jose Mourinho criticized the treatment of some of his Chelsea players on international duty after the manager revealed Diego Costa will miss the Champions League Group G clash with Maribor tomorrow (HK time).

Death at the end of scoring somersaults
A young footballer has died in northeast India after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal he had scored.

Sunderland fans in line for losers' pay
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone wants players to contribute to a reimbursement fund for fans who went to Southampton only to see their team lose 8-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

Stoking the fire

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