Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
Saturday, November 22, 2014   

Shot at world title beckons as golden Zou charts new course for Chinese boxers
Manny Pacquiao will be cheered by thousands of fellow Filipinos as he defends his WBO welterweight title in Macau on Sunday, but without Zou Shiming the fight would be happening elsewhere.

New `Red Baron'
Sebastian Vettel admitted he hopes to emulate "childhood idol" and fellow German Michael Schumacher after being announced as a Ferrari driver.

No divided loyalties for devoted Gatland
Native New Zealander-turned-Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland said no one would be prouder if his side ended their 61-year losing streak against the All Blacks on Saturday in Cardiff.

Glamour clash fails to live up to hype
Portugal boss Fernando Santos insisted Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford had been a success, even though the former Manchester United winger was anonymous in his side's 1-0 friendly win over Argentina.

Friendly fire clouds victory
Roy Hodgson admitted that England's 3-1 football friendly victory over Scotland in Glasgow had been slightly tarnished by antagonistic chanting from the traveling supporters.

Door open for joint Summer Games bids
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach revealed that the IOC were willing to consider joint bids between countries and cities in order to make hosting an Olympic Games more accessible.

Second broadside for Fifa from the English
English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says he has written to everyone on Fifa's executive committee calling for "urgent action" to ensure ethics investigator Michael Garcia's report into World Cup bidding is published in full.

Star attraction
Overnight sensation Kidambi Srikanth will try to write more positive headlines for badminton this week at the Yonex- Sunrise Hong Kong Open after he shocked Olympic champion Lin Dan in the China Open final just months after a meningitis scare.

Football club pained by ref's bum decision
The decision to send off a goalkeeper who patted a rival on the backside has made Honduran football an international laughing stock, the director of first division side Marathon said.

Bad boy `not a distraction'
Bad boy Kurtley Beale is a welcome late addition, and not a distraction, to the Wallabies squad on their European tour, claimed fly-half Quade Cooper.

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