Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014   

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

Oz response to haka almost sparks brawl
New Zealand rugby league bosses have criticized Australia's "disrespectful" response to the traditional haka pre- match challenge after it almost sparked an all-in brawl at a junior international in Auckland.

Dynasty vs destiny as Series kicks off
A San Francisco Giants dynasty seeking its third crown in five seasons faces a team of destiny in the Kansas City Royals when the 110th World Series opens tomorrow (HK time).

Red-hot night on cards for Rome clash
Roma coach Rudi Garcia promises Bayern Munich a fiery reception when the German Bundesliga giants arrive in the Italian capital looking to spoil his team's great start to their Group E campaign.

Sound of silence no boost to Blues
Manager Manuel Pellegrini says playing in an empty stadium won't help Manchester City when they travel to Russia for their potentially decisive Champions League match against CSKA Moscow tomorrow (HK time).

Aussie police to help hunt economic fugitives
Australian police have agreed to assist Beijing in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt mainland officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds.

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