Sports NewsUPDATED: 20:46, June 25, 2007
Chinese national soccer team coach Zhu Guanghu revealed that he had already made preparations for the semi-final match at the upcoming AFC Asian Cup finals in July.
ROME: The tug-of-war between AC Milan and city rivals Inter Milan over the signing of Cagliari striker David Suazo ended on Saturday, when Milan announced they were withdrawing their claim on the player.
VALENCIA: Alinghi beat Team New Zealand in the first race of the 32nd America's Cup on Saturday in a tight fight that set the pace for the best-of-nine battle for sailing's most coveted prize.
ATLANTA: Kenny Rogers returned to action with a flourish on Friday, pitching the Detroit Tigers to a interleague 5-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves in his first start of the season.
MADRID: Sevilla crowned an outstanding season with victory in the King's Cup final when a first-half strike from leading scorer Frederic Kanoute earned them a 1-0 win over Bernd Schuster's Getafe on Saturday.
CARACAS: Dunga faces his first competitive matches as Brazil coach while playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme makes an Argentina comeback at the Copa America, the South American championship.
Thierry Henry has told Arsenal fans the club can survive without him.
EASTBOURNE, England: Justine Henin avenged last year's Wimbledon final defeat when she beat Amelie Mauresmo to keep the Eastbourne International title on Saturday.
MARANELLO: Ferrari boss Jean Todt responded to speculation about the future of his Formula One drivers with a vote of confidence in Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen yesterday.
Myanmar rowing team will participate in three international rowing championships within next three months as a preparation for the 24th Southeast Asian ( SEA) Games, according to the Myanmar Rowing and Canoeing Federation (MRCF) Monday.
Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's takeover bid for the Manchester City Football Club was completely above board, said the deal's broker on Sunday.
Richard Carruthers, the designer who restyled the 2000 Sydney Olympic cauldron after the Games, has been murdered in his home in Sydney.
Emil Koen, manager of Bulgarian basketball club CSKA, and its president Vladimir Fedyaev, have been identified as the two Bulgarian victims in Sunday's heavy crash in western France, the state-run BTA news agency reported.
Some 200,000 Brazilian soccer fans will come to Venezuela for the Copa America-2007 event, Venezuela's Interior and Justice Minister Pedro Carreno said on Sunday.
Egypt and African Champions Al-Ahly on Sunday won a 2-0 home victory over Al Hilal of Sudan in the African Champions League (ACL) Group B match at Cairo International Stadium.
Brazil's national soccer team coach Carlos "Dunga" Caetano said on Sunday in Caracas that Mexico will be a difficult opponent when both teams face each other on Wednesday in their Copa America debut.
Kenya's athletes won 8 medals of the Penang Bridge Marathon held Sunday in Malaysia, making Kenya the biggest winner of the event.
Mun In-Guk scored a long-range kick in the 82th minute to help the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) beat Hong Kong, China 1-0 Sunday and booked a berth to the Asian Football Championship in 2008.
Former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch said on Sunday that he believes the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing would be the best ever in Olympic history.
The UEFA executive committee has lifted the ban on Israeli clubs hosting opponents in European competition outside the Tel Aviv area, local daily Ha'aretz reported on Sunday.
"I want to be the world champion next year," said Li Jinzi, who just won the gold medal of the 75 kg women's division at the first Chinese national boxing championships.
Lo Chih-En scored a last-minute goal for the Chinese Taipei team in Macao on Sunday, giving his team the third place of the East Asian Football Championship preliminary tournament.
Nigeria's First Bank Basketball Club will have to wait till the end of the All Africa Games to commence preparation for the FIBA African Club Championship for women, which come up in November.
The hope of Enyimba International of Aba of clinching a double this year was dashed in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital as defending champion, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt beat the Aba Elephants 4-2 on penalties to advance to the semi-final stage of the Coca-Cola FA Cup on Saturday.
A total of 23 events have been on display in Shanghai on Sunday as part of the celebrations to mark the 100-day countdown to the Shanghai Special Olympics 2007.
The Chinese men's volleyball team urged its players to be beware of self protection and avoid injuries in their run-up to the Beijing Olympic Games.
The Philippine delegation to this year's Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Thailand will include not only athletes, coaches, training staff and officials but cooks as well, local media reported on Sunday.
Olympic singles and doubles champion Zhang Yining failed to reverse her struggling form as she lost to a former teammate for the fourth time on Saturday.
Little known Cyprian Mwobi and Irebe Mogaka won this year's Safaricom Lewa Marathon, one of the toughest marathon races in the world which was held on Saturday in eastern Kenya.
Defending first-division champions Young Africans on Saturday defeated Mtibwa Sugar 3-2 in the Group A play-off of the Tanzanian mini league soccer tournament.
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