Sports News

UPDATED: 20:46, June 25, 2007
  • China prepare for Asian Cup semi-final showdown: coach Zhu
    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.

  • Milan end feud with Inter over Suazo
    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.

  • Alinghi beat NZ in first race
    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.

  • Rogers returns in style; Giants edge out Yankees
    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.

  • Sevilla end season with double
    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.

  • Dunga faces first test; Riquelme back
    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.

  • Team can survive without me, says departing star
    Thierry Henry has told Arsenal fans the club can survive without him.

  • Henin tops Mauresmo to win title
    EASTBOURNE, England: Justine Henin avenged last year's Wimbledon final defeat when she beat Amelie Mauresmo to keep the Eastbourne International title on Saturday.

  • Todt gives drivers his backing
    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 to compete three international rowing tournaments before SEA Games
    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.

  • Thaksin's Manchester City deal is clean, says broker
    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.

  • Designer who restyled Sydney Olympic cauldron murdered
    Richard Carruthers, the designer who restyled the 2000 Sydney Olympic cauldron after the Games, has been murdered in his home in Sydney.

  • Manager, President of Bulgarian CSKA basketball club killed in crash in France
    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.

  • 200,000 Brazilians will visit Venezuela for soccer games
    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's Al Ahly beat Al Hilal of Sudan 2-0 in ACL group match
    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 soccer coach Dunga admits Mexico will be a difficult opponent
    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 wins Penang Bridge Marathon in Malaysia
    Kenya's athletes won 8 medals of the Penang Bridge Marathon held Sunday in Malaysia, making Kenya the biggest winner of the event.

  • DPRK wins 1-0 over Hong Kong to enter 2008 East Asian Championship
    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.

  • Beijing 2008 will be best-ever Games, says former IOC president Samaranch
    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.

  • Israel allowed to host European matches outside Tel Aviv
    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.

  • Chinese national women's boxing champion eyes world title
    "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.

  • Chinese Taipei wins third place of East Asian Football Championship Qualifier
    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 basketball club to begin preparation after Algiers Games
    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.

  • Nigeria's Dolphins sink Enyimba as Rangers confront Bayelsa
    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.

  • 23 events held to mark 100-day countdown to Shanghai Special Olympics 2007
    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.

  • Chinese men's volleyball team warns against injuries
    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.

  • Philippine delegation to bring cooks to Thailand SEAG
    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.

  • Zhang Yining's woes continued
    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 athletes win Lewa marathon championships
    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.

  • Young Africans beat Mtibwa Sugar in Tanzanian mini-league
    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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