Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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Oz bank on Lions roar to tour start
The Australian Rugby Union are attempting to lure the British and Irish Lions back Down Under for a money-spinning kick-off to their 2017 tour of New Zealand.

HK face scrum for Asian junior title
Full-back Hugo Stiles and hooker Alexander Post head the 23-strong Hong Kong Under-20 squad for the Asian Junior Rugby Championships starting tomorrow in Colombo.

Coach says All Blacks in need of loss
Rugby World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry looked at the All Blacks' long unbeaten streak and said it would help if they lose before next year's World Cup.

No more alibis, just fight me, Pacquiao tells Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao threw down a fresh challenge to Floyd Mayweather Jr, daring the American world champion to "fight me" instead of setting terms that could torpedo the dream bout.

Round 1 to Germans as English slip
Jerome Boateng's late goal and a second-half equaliser from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar completed a good week for German clubs against peers from England in the opening round of Champions League group games.

`Gangnam Style' welcome met by `Pyongyang Style' silence
North Korea were welcomed to the Asian Games in Incheon to the strains of Gangnam Style, their athletes and officials giving polite smiles but putting up a wall of stony silence in return.

HK stay on course with win over Afghans
Hong Kong beat Afghanistan 2-1 to stay on course for a place in the second round of the men's football competition at the Asian Games in Incheon.

Li set to quit
China's Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported, bringing down the curtains on Asia's most successful tennis career.

Ten reasons for Thai women footballers to smile
Thailand's women footballers bounced back from a big defeat at the Games by running up a huge 10-0 scoreline against the Maldives.

Zero tolerance
The president of the Olympic Council of Asia has apologized after an Iranian official was thrown out of the Asian Games in Incheon after being charged with sexual harassment.

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