Football Players

Michael Owen: Starting at United might have been a better move

Michael Owen. Photo: AFP

Michael Owen said he might have won more trophies and suffered fewer injuries had he joined Manchester United as a youngster rather than Liverpool, though he has no regrets about starting his career with the Anfield club.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 4:32am

Time to ease the nationality issue

Football player Festus Baise

The issue the national squad has with leading clubs, as far as the release of players is concerned, has been well-documented. But there is another aspect where the government lags behind - the process to naturalise players who want to represent Hong Kong. 

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

I've made mistakes, admits Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admitted he has made mistakes on the pitch that have earned him a bad reputation, but the controversial Uruguayan star defended his "slyness" and "character".

21 Mar 2013 - 3:50am

Gazza's agent warns former soccer star could die if he does not get help

Paul Gascoigne

Terry Baker told BBC radio that Paul Gascoigne, who has battled alcoholism and depression for many years, "immediately needs to get some help".

4 Feb 2013 - 3:30am

Youngsters suffer burnout in quest for perfection, study says

Researchers from the University of Leeds found that some school-age footballers were showing signs of chronic stress, exhaustion and disillusion with the sport given the demands for perfection from coaches, parents and teammates.

31 Jan 2013 - 4:26am