Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   

Jara ordered to butt out after Cavani provocation
Chile defender Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for three matches for sticking his finger up an opponent's backside and feigning injury during a match.

HK pair lift Canada Open title but young gun Ng beaten by Lee
Hong Kong shuttlers had mixed fortunes at the Canada Open, with Reginald Lee Chun-hei and Chau Hoi-wah lifting the mixed doubles title, while Angus Ng Ka- long lost to Malaysian superstar Lee Chong Wei in the singles final.

Up and running
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and five-time women's winner Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round as organizers boosted security and weathermen ramped up warnings of a crushing heatwave.

Watson takes thriller
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson rolled in a birdie putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Paul Casey and capture the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship.

Coach indifferent to rivals' Spanish detour
Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann made it clear he could not care less what England get up to during their four-day trip to Spain after his side launched their Ashes tour with a convincing win.

Mighty Gatlin throws down gauntlet
Controversial Justin Gatlin set the stage for a world championship showdown with Usain Bolt when he won the 200 meters in a blazing 19.57 seconds at the United States athletics trials in Oregon.

Sky mulling 4.5b pounds bid for Formula 1
British-based satellite broadcaster Sky is mulling a 4.5 billion pounds (HK$54.92 billion) bid to take a controlling stake in Formula 1, potentially trumping a Qatari-backed consortium's plan to seize control of the sport, Britain's Sunday Times reported.

Lee battling mental fatigue, says coach
An eight-month doping ban has taken a toll on the mind of badminton's former No1 Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia's national team coach said.

Hurricanes star Smith seeking Super farewell
After 12 seasons playing in a team that have flummoxed fans with their maddening inconsistency, Conrad Smith has six days of his Wellington Hurricanes career remaining and the 33year-old center hopes to go out on the ultimate high.

Brazilians have problems beyond any passing virus
Brazil coach Dunga blamed a mystery virus for his team's shock Copa America exit to Paraguay as the world's most successful footballing nation tried to digest another setback.

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