Issue: February 11, 2009   (Archive)
Sunday, October 26, 2014   

Clasico timing favors Barca, says Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has complained that the timing of the first El Clasico of the season on Sunday (HK time) gives La Liga leaders Barcelona an unfair advantage.

Praise for Podolski after great escape
Arsene Wenger heaped praise on Lukas Podolski after the German came off the bench to seal Arsenal's remarkable 2-1 win over Anderlecht in Group D.

Tempers flare as Royals rout Giants to level World Series
A five-run outburst that nearly sparked a melee powered Kansas City over the San Francisco Giants 7-2 as the Royals drew level in baseball's World Series.

Lahiri steals show in Macau
India's Anirban Lahiri stole the show at the Venetian Macau Open when he fired a 10-under-par 61 to lead by one shot from in-form defending champion Scott Hend after the first round.

Russian roulette
Hong Kong are to play Russia in a two-Test series next month as they begin their long buildup for qualification to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

European Tour in Shenzhen tee-off
The European Tour has added the Shenzhen International to its calendar of tournaments next year.

Blow to Sharapova bid for top ranking
Maria Sharapova's hopes of ending a year as world No1 for the first time in her career faded when she crashed in straight sets to Petra Kvitova at the WTA Tour Finals.

Timely boost for Western Sydney
Western Sydney Wanderers' coach Tony Popovic said striker Tomi Juric and defender Matthew Spiranovic should be available for tomorrow's Asian Champions League final first leg against Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal.

Messi putting Barca ahead of personal glory
Lionel Messi says victory in the season's first El Clasico against Real Madrid on Sunday (HK time) is more important than the personal glory of becoming La Liga's all-time leading goalscorer.

Young Belgian hitmen clash as Everton face Lille in Europa League
A battle of Belgian strikers will enliven Everton's Europa League clash at Lille tomorrow (HK time), while Tottenham need a boost against Greek side Asteras Tripolis and Celtic welcome Romanians Astra Giurgiu.

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