Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
Thursday, October 2, 2014   

`Reckless' Rooney sorry over red card
Wayne Rooney admitted he deserved to be sent off in Manchester United's 2-1 win over West Ham as his sixth career red card again put the focus on his temperament.

Lefty `threw captain right under the bus'
Phil Mickelson's scathing criticism of US captain Tom Watson following the loss to Europe in the Ryder Cup sparked a firestorm of reaction with former European skippers Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo saying the American was out of line.

Italian job for under-pressure Blues
After an agonizing loss to Bayern Munich in their Champions League group opener, Manchester City can ill afford another slip-up against in-form Roma at home tomorrow (HK time).

HK unfazed by retooled Japan sevens squad
With an eye already on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan will field their strongest squad as they aim to retain the rugby sevens gold medal in the Asiad.

Cilic and Serena in straight-sets victories at China Open
US Open champions Marin Cilic and Serena Williams kicked off their China Open campaigns with straight-sets victories against battling underdogs, but Rafa Nadal suffered defeat in a rare doubles outing on his return from injury.

Pacquiao `pities' Mayweather over his online taunts
Manny Pacquiao brushes off Floyd Mayweather's latest taunts, saying he pitied his American boxing rival and urged him to read the Bible.

Import concerns
The growing number of African-born athletes competing under Asian flags could discourage the development of homegrown talent, the Olympic Council of Asia said, but also suggested their success may help raise regional standards.

Excitement builds for Kitchee's night
Kitchee will face Iraqi side Arbil in the return leg of their AFC Cup semi-finals in Mong Kok tonight, looking to become the first team from Hong Kong to reach the final of the competition.

Marathon win by Kenyan takes human endurance to new high
Kenya's Dennis Kimetto set a world record for the 42.195-kilometer distance in the Berlin Marathon, becoming the first man to break through the two-hour, three-minute barrier.

Super Dan denies old rival Lee anew
Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan extended his hold over Malaysian arch-rival Lee Chong Wei, ending the world No1 player's dreams of Asian Games gold with a 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 victory in the semi-finals in Incheon.

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