Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
Saturday, October 10, 2015   

Messi prison fear in Spanish tax-dodge case
Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father Jorge are to stand trial on three counts of tax fraud that could mean prison terms, a Spanish court confirmed.

Star quartet set for HK after injuries force out top draws
Former No1 Jelena Jankovic leads a quartet of veteran stars coming for the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open, after the injury withdrawals of top draws Victoria Azarenka, Eugenie Bouchard and Sabine Lisicki.

Red cards for Blatter, Platini
Fifa's ethics watchdog suspended the two most powerful men in football, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, for 90 days in a sensational new blow to the sport's scandal-tainted governing body.

New father Keane gives Irish a boost
Ireland's Robbie Keane will be ready to face Group D leaders Germany in their crunch Euro 2016 qualifier tomorrow (HK time) despite arriving late from the United States after the birth of his second son.

World superpowers missing super stars
Lionel Messi and Neymar will be absent as superpowers Brazil and Argentina set out on the road to Russia and perhaps redemption when South American qualifiers for the 2018 football World Cup kick off tomorrow (HK time).

Cruyff criticizes Mourinho for `setting a bad example'
The behavior of outspoken Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sets a bad example for young people, Dutch l great Johan Cruyff said.

Blatter is US$100m target
Fifa presidential candidate Chung Mong Joon aims to launch a legal case against Sepp Blatter in an attempt to make him hand over more than US$100 million (HK$778 million).

Signing off in fine style

One more fight and I'm done, vows Pacquiao
Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said he would likely retire next year after one last fight to focus on a career in politics, hopefully as a senator in the Philippines.

Dream match may happen, says Nicklaus
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus said he would like nothing better than to see Jordan Spieth battle Jason Day in Presidents Cup singles on Sunday on the course that bears his name.

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