Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   

Cool Hamilton steers close to Mercedes deal
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is set to sign a new contract that could net him more than US$40 million (HK$311 million) a year.

Oz hero's comeback gathers steam
Olympic swimming great Grant Hackett takes another step in his comeback following a troubled spell in retirement when the Australian swimming championships start on Friday.

Ashes chance for Ahmed
Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, batsman Adam Voges and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill were all called up by Australia for their upcoming tour of the West Indies and the Ashes campaign in England.

Thirty-four Australian Football League players accused of using a banned supplement were cleared by a tribunal, although the country's anti-doping watchdog insists what happened at the Essendon Bombers was "utterly disgraceful."

England `regain' fear factor
England have regained the fear factor following a run of "aggressive" wins since the football World Cup last summer, skipper Wayne Rooney said.

Germany boss expects return to usual best
Germany will be at their best when they take on Euro 2016 qualifying rivals Poland, Scotland and Ireland later this year after their period of experimentation, coach Joachim Loew said.

Opportunity knocks for Hong Kong cricketers in Namibia series
Jamie Atkinson and Waqas Barkat lead a "hungry" Hong Kong against hosts Namibia in the first round of matches of the ICC Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championship.

Women-only GP series plan is `not right way forward'
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has proposed a controversial world championship for women drivers as part of grand prix weekends.

Stoke join Premiership challenge at Soccer Sevens
Stoke City will make their debut at the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens from May 29-31, bringing up to five the number of English Premier League clubs taking part at the Hong Kong Football Club showpiece.

Unlucky break
China's Dongfeng Race Team were dramatically forced to to suspend racing in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race when their mast broke in the middle of the Southern Ocean.

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