Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
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Alonso set for Bayern
Bayern Munich are close to signing Xabi Alonso from Champions League winners Real Madrid.

Cup shockers
Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered 1-0 defeats against fourth-tier Burton Albion and third-tier Leyton Orient, respectively, in the second round of the League Cup.

`Orchestrated' plan to unsettle Wanderers before Guangzhou tie
Western Sydney Wanderers weathered an alleged "orchestrated" disruption campaign before knocking out holders Guangzhou Evergrande in the Asian Champions League.

Arsenal on a winner with new boy
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hailed Alexis Sanchez as an able deputy for injured Olivier Giroud after the Chilean forward fired his new club into the Champions League.

Tall order as HK's Chan faces David
Joey Chan Ho-ling faces tall odds as she takes on women's No1 Nicol David in the quarter-finals of the Cathay Pacific/ Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open.

Blatter in clear run after Platini backs off Fifa
Uefa president Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the leadership of football's world body, but he still hopes Blatter will stand down when his current term ends.

Wish you were here
Peng Shuai admits she feels the huge burden of Chinese expectation in the absence of superstar Li Na after stunning Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the US Open.

Bolt to run between wickets against Yuvi
Jamaican super sprinter Usain Bolt will make his first trip to India next week to play cricket against World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh.

Bellis, 15, rocks US Open but loses out on US$60,000
Fifteen-year-old CiCi Bellis caused the biggest upset of the US Open when she knocked out Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova but it cost her US$60,000 (HK$468,000).

Pacquiao to train Chinese boxing talent
Manny Pacquiao says he is to open a Chinese government-backed chain of boxing academies across the mainland to train potential future world boxing champions.

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