Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Thursday, April 24, 2014   

Playing safe
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho returned to Spain with an ultra-cautious approach as his team earned a 0-0 draw with surprise Champions League semi- finalists Atletico Madrid in a first leg lacking in excitement.

Surprise defeat hits China snooker hope
Chinese hopes of a first snooker world champion ended for this year as world No2 Ding Junhui went down to a surprise 10-frames-to-nine defeat by English qualifier Michael Wasley in the first round at Sheffield, Britain.

World Cup hopeful Forlan fires Cerezo through
Uruguay star Diego Forlan struck a precious winner to take his new club Cerezo Osaka into the AFC Champions League last 16 at the expense of China's Shandong Luneng yesterday.

Pellegrini says City will prevail
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said he hopes the ankle injury sustained by midfielder David Silva is not serious after it overshadowed his side's 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion.

Wild Knights hit the switch with Deans
Former Wallabies boss Robbie Deans will become head coach of Japan's Top League and national champions Panasonic Wild Knights on May 1.

Old foes block path to glory
The last thing Real Madrid wanted was another Champions League semi-final clash against Bayern Munich, and today, they will need to get the better of familiar foes who appear to have their number.

Pain in Spain awaits Chelsea
Atletico Madrid sent Jose Mourinho packing without a major trophy in his final season in Spain, and the surprise Champions League semi-finalists are itching to land another blow on the Portuguese coach.

Evergrande on the edge
Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou Evergrande face a tense evening in the AFC Champions League today with their Asian title defense on the line in the final round of group games.

China Series stars tip caps to pioneer
Some of China's top pro golfers paid tribute to the late Mission Hills founder David Chu as they prepared to tee off in the inaugural China Series today.

US poolmates expected return of Olympic great Phelps
The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Rio Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers.

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