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Ronaldo hands Portugal shirt to Nelson Mandela

Ronaldo hands Portugal shirt to Nelson Mandela

Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Carlos Queiroz visited former South African president Nelson Mandela and offered him a team shirt with his name on the back, the Portuguese Football Federation said on Thursday.

2010-06-11 14:16:50
Westwood sets Memphis pace with eye on U.S. Open

Westwood sets Memphis pace with eye on U.S. Open

Lee Westwood gave himself a timely boost for next week`s U.S. Open by rocketing into a one-shot lead in the opening round of the St. Jude Classic on Thursday.

2010-06-11 14:14:53
United States wary of England`s set-piece threats

United States wary of England`s set-piece threats

South Africa: England manager Fabio Capello has drilled home the message to his team that set-pieces can be the difference between winning and losing at the World Cup and the United States have clearly taken note.

2010-06-11 14:12:23
Thousands rock Soweto at World Cup concert

Thousands rock Soweto at World Cup concert

South Africa: Thousands of people rocked Orlando Stadium in South Africa`s biggest township on Thursday, singing in harmony at the first World Cup concert on the eve of the world`s most watched sporting event.

2010-06-11 14:09:29
Capello`s England wary of U.S. threat

Capello`s England wary of U.S. threat

South Africa: Fabio Capello, just a child when England last met the United States at the World Cup 60 years ago, is acutely aware a repeat of that famous result on Saturday (1830 GMT) would create another sensation.

2010-06-11 14:06:12
Time for Argentina to answer critics

Time for Argentina to answer critics

Seldom has such a big question mark hung over Argentina at the start of a World Cup as that dogging the side Diego Maradona will put out against Nigeria in their Group B opener at Ellis Park on Saturday.

2010-06-11 14:02:43
Swiss captain Frei in doubt for Spain opener

Swiss captain Frei in doubt for Spain opener

Switzerland captain Alex Frei is doubtful for their opening World Cup game against Spain next week after hurting his right ankle in training on Wednesday, Swiss officials said.

2010-06-10 14:49:31
Police confirm Greece players had money stolen

Police confirm Greece players had money stolen

Three Greece players at the World Cup have had money stolen from their hotel rooms, police say.

2010-06-10 14:46:14
Germany put faith in new generation

Germany put faith in new generation

The theory in Germany goes that the loss of Michael Ballack could actually work in their favour, giving an outstanding crop of fresh-faced, fleet-footed players a chance to flourish at this World Cup.

2010-06-10 14:40:47
Benitez signs two-year deal as Inter coach

Benitez signs two-year deal as Inter coach

Rafa Benitez was named Inter Milan coach on Thursday, charged with the tough task of matching last season`s stunning treble success under Jose Mourinho.

2010-06-10 14:37:37
Wallabies forced into front row changes for England test

Wallabies forced into front row changes for England test

Australia prop Ben Daley will face a baptism of fire Saturday after he was named by coach Robbie Deans to make his test debut against England in Perth.

2010-06-10 14:33:52
Attacking game expected in World Cup opener

Attacking game expected in World Cup opener

South Africa and Mexico are likely to go on the attack in the opening game of the World Cup on Friday, hopefully ending a run of cagey and often dour starts to the finals.

2010-06-10 14:24:01
Africa revels in spotlight as kickoff nears

Africa revels in spotlight as kickoff nears

"Vuvuzela" trumpets blasted and football chants rang out across South Africa on the eve of the continent`s first World Cup which Africans hope will transform negative global perceptions of them.

2010-06-10 14:19:41
BCB concentrates on School Cricket

BCB concentrates on School Cricket

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president said the national school cricket tournament will run over the country with a festive mood from the next year to build up a platform for hunting talent cricketers and train them as future national players.

2010-06-07 21:21:29
Portugal lifted by local support at first training

Portugal lifted by local support at first training

Portugal`s first World Cup training session in South Africa was watched by around 2,000 fans on Sunday, an indication of the team`s popularity among the local immigrant community.

2010-06-06 21:03:55