Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   

Clegg joins calls for Russia to forfeit World Cup hosting rights
British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined calls from German politicians for Russia to be stripped of the right to host the 2018 football World Cup following the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine.

Nibali credits anti-doping regime for Tour success
Vincenzo Nibali said he would never have had a chance of winning the Tour de France had it not been for recent improvements in tackling doping.

Last action hero
Australian Daniel Ricciardo charged to a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix victory on a drenched track as the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg reached a new peak.

Crusaders ready for battle
The Canterbury Crusaders fired the opening shot in the psychological war ahead of the Super 15 final on Saturday, saying they were undaunted by facing the in- form New South Wales Waratahs at home in Sydney.

Team USA find world without Love
Kevin Love became the third NBA star in recent weeks to withdraw from consideration for Team USA in next month's basketball World Cup in Spain.

Van Gaal has reason to smile
Wayne Rooney scored twice and Juan Mata once to lift Manchester United to a 3-2 win over Roma in Denver.

Waratahs chase home Super final
The NSW Waratahs have the lure of hosting their first Super Rugby final if they can get past the ACT Brumbies, while Richie McCaw bolsters the Canterbury Crusaders for their Coastal Sharks semi-final this weekend.

Man U whitewash Galaxy in van Gaal debut
Louis van Gaal's reign as manager of Manchester United got off to a rousing start with a 7-0 friendly victory over Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy.

Keeper may earn first cap
Sri Lanka may hand a first test cap to 21-year-old wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella as they bid to level the two-test series against South Africa.

Lament at long US tour
Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal is bemoaning the club's lengthy pre-season US tour, saying it is not helping preparations for the English domestic campaign.

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