Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
Friday, March 6, 2015   

Swansea hitman Gomis says being down not a sign he is out
Striker Bafetimbi Gomis has let fans know he is recovering after collapsing during Swansea City's 3-2 defeat at Tottenham.

Lin made to work by HK opponent on All-England return
Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan was made to struggle on his return to the All-England championships after a three- year interval, needing more than an hour's tenacious effort to survive the opening round.

No cup hangover for plucky Blues
After champagne at the weekend, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out English Premier League points, with Eden Hazard's header sealing a 1-0 victory at West Ham.

Zou ready to `kill' for title
Zou Shiming said he will cast aside his friendship with IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng and "try to kill him in the ring."

Expensive foreign signings spur hope ahead of big China kick-off
China's football season kicks off this week with hopes of a resurgence for the game after former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and rookie coach Fabio Cannavaro put the league among the world's biggest spenders.

Guardiola dismisses City speculation as focus stays on Bayern job
Pep Guardiola says he will only decide his Bayern Munich future at the end of the season and dismissed rumors of a move to Manchester City.

Tendulkar batting for 25-team World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar slammed proposals to reduce the number of teams at the 2019 Cricket World Cup to just 10 nations, describing it as "a backward step."

Bangs for bucks
Guangzhou Evergrande striker Ricardo Goulart justified his staggering price tag by scoring a hat-trick for the Chinese champions in their 3-2 win at holders Western Sydney Wanderers in their Asian Champions League clash.

Lin appeals for more freedom for players to shape careers
Lin Dan, widely regarded as the greatest men's singles player in badminton history, marked his return to the All-England Open with an appeal for his fellow professionals to be given more freedom.

Phelps may yet be allowed to compete at world championships
Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at the world swimming championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction.

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