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  1. Sport - Soccer

    Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano dies at 88

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid He represented the Spanish giants for 11 seasons between 1953 and 1964, winning five European Cups Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano, one of the greatest footballers in history, died in a Spanish hospital on Monday aged 88, the club said. The Argentine-born former striker and honourary president was “the best player of all time”, Real Madrid said. Di ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Chelsea salute legend Frank Lampard as he confirms he is leaving club

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:49am by Reuters

    ... new Premier League record for an outfield player of 114 consecutive appearances in Chelsea’s clash with Tottenham. 2005: April 28- Voted Professional Footballers’ Association Fans’ Player ... behind Barcelona’s Ronaldinho as European footballer of the year. December 19- Second behind Ronaldinho as FIFA’s world player of the Year. December 28- Run of consecutive Premier League matches ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Stars bring love of American football for sports movie

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 10:02am by Kavita Daswani

    ... costner  Every year, the National Football League (NFL) holds its annual draft, where teams from around America exercise their right to pick from a slew of talented newcomers in a process ... navigating some thorny personal issues. (Among other things, he's still getting over the death of his football legend father, Sonny Weaver Snr, as well as trying to step out of his considerable ...


    City of Liverpool owes much of its success to its two key football teams

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 08:28pm by Peter Simpson

    ... Legends from Anfield and Goodison Park have contributed as much to Merseyside legacy as the four mop-topped musicians City of Liverpool owes success to its two football teams No matter ... and Everton are within touching distance of the holy grail- Champions League football next season. A profitable tale of urban as much as sporting renaissance. Great rivals they are, congenial business ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    'Big Man' Walter Gerrard, former professional footballer, dies aged 70

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:45pm by Derek Currie

    ... Walter Gerrard 1943-2014 The former Hong Kong Rangers star was one of the pioneers of professional football in the city The 'Big Man' leaves endearing memories Chinese fans called him the "Water Buffalo" because of his enormous frame, everyone else just called him the "Big Man". Walter Gerrard, a pioneer of professional football in Hong Kong, ...

  6. Sport - Soccer

    Pele, Lionel Messi, Alex Ferguson pay tribute to late Alfredo di Stefano

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:31pm by NYT

    ... Associated Press in Madrid The great and the good of world football praise the former Real Madrid forward, who has died aged 88 Elite names pay tribute to ultimate legend Di Stefano ... and most of all, he was a legend of the game. God rest his soul." Born July 4, 1926, in the Barracas suburb of Buenos Aires, near the port where British sailors introduced football ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies aged 89

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AFP

    ... Elaine Stritch 1925-2014 Brassy Broadway legend with a singular style Veteran Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, who enthralled theatre audiences for 70 years with her booming ... at New York's luxury Carlyle Hotel. Broadway said it would dim its lights for one minute at 7.45pm yesterday in honour of the legend, who was nominated for four Tony Awards and won three ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    It's a juggling act, says Louis van Gaal of United’s football and commercial demands

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:46am

    ... I have won.” The 62-year-old coach has been asked to make United a force again after last season’s disappointing campaign under David Moyes. They finished seventh in the Premier League and failed to secure European football. But Van Gaal’s early double reference to United’s sponsorship imperatives is likely to intrigue and alarm supporters. The club is saddled with approximately US$600 ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Become a legend at Spurs, Jol tells Bale

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Become a Spurs legend, Jol urges Bale Fulham manager Martin Jol has urged Gareth Bale to remain at Tottenham and become a White Hart Lane legend. Jol was in charge ... to the Spurs line-up after missing the Europa League defeat by Inter Milan, is expected to be the subject of big-money offers from several of Europe's top clubs in the close-season. But his former ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - Real Madrid

    Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano in coma after heart attack

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 04:58am

    ... five straight European Champions Cups from 1956-60, and eight Spanish league titles. He was voted European player of the year in 1957 and ‘59. He retired at the age of 40 in 1966, ending ...




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