Lionel Messi, grimacing in pain, was taken off the field on a stretcher with a bone bruise to his left knee as Barcelona was held to a 0-0 tie by Benfica in a Champions League match on Wednesday night.Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 9:33am
At the age of seven Freddy Adu remembers watching Donovan Bailey run away with the title as the world's fastest man at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He never dreamed one day he might live in the United States, or even crazier, represent that country at the Olympics.27 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
Liverpool proved last season that strong domestic form and Champions League success do not necessarily go hand in hand, and again current form didn't count for much when the Champions League resumed last week.4 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
When Arsenal played Benfica in Macau last Sunday, the match didn't involve the superstar footballers admired by fans around the world, but junior members of the clubs' soccer schools.
The leading English and Portuguese sides both have junior training schools in Hong Kong and Macau, respectively, where children aged four to 16 can learn skills and have fun.25 May 2005 - 12:00am
BENFICA ranks as one of the great European soccer clubs, but less than 12 months ago the club was struggling among the paupers, financially strapped with debts approaching US$30 million.10 Jun 1994 - 12:00am
PORTUGUESE soccer champions Porto, reduced to 10 players in the 56th minute, won 1-0 at Braga to stretch their advantage at the top to three points over Benfica.
Brazilian defender Aloisio Alves scored Porto's winner in the 75th minute, meeting a corner by Jose Semedo with a header from the edge of the box.16 Mar 1993 - 12:00am