Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   

Van Gaal wants galactico speedster to bolster United title bid
Louis van Gaal wants to recruit a new galactico match-winner for Manchester United in a bid to fulfil his ambition of bringing another English Premier League title to Old Trafford before he walks away from the club in two years.

A-Rod has a blast as NY slugger turns 40
Alex Rodriguez celebrated his birthday by belting a home run in the New York Yankees' 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers and said he's in a "good place" as he turned 40.

Cook backs Bell to fire on home turf
England captain Alastair Cook backed Ian Bell to return to form following the veteran batsman's promotion to No3 for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Joy as gender testing fails to stand up in court
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand says she is "super excited" about returning to athletics after a landmark ruling on the validity of so-called gender tests.

LA waits in wings after Boston ditches Games bid
The International Olympic Committee say they are confident the United States will find a "strong candidate" to host the 2024 Summer Games, despite Boston pulling out of the contest shortly before a mid- September nomination deadline.

A pitch for Blatter
Fifa boss Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his stewardship of football's governing body, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview aired by Swiss broadcaster RTS.

Trio of aces enshrined in Hall of Fame
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz became the first trio of pitchers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in the same year as they joined Craig Biggio in the Class of 2015.

Seventh heaven
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is on the verge of signing a new contract with the FA Cup winners.

Timely birdie blitz caps one fine Day
Jason Day spoiled hopes of a first homegrown winner in 61 years at the Canadian Open with a one- stroke victory.

Sweet success for maligned Froome
Chris Froome said he felt "incredible" after winning his second Tour de France cycling title in a race that has seen him accused of cheating, spat upon and doused with urine.

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