SUNDAY Soccer: The much anticipated match between Manchester United and Arsenal is headed for an unspectacular goalless draw when, 10 minutes before the end, all hell breaks loose. Patrick Vieira receives his marching orders - which is no surprise - and then Ruud van Nistelrooy misses a penalty in injury time. The Gunners celebrate the miss in the most outrageous fashion and when the final whistle blows half the Arsenal side confront the Dutchman, claiming he had cheated to get their captain sent off. 'Van Nistelrooy does not help himself, frankly. He is a great player but his attitude is always provoking and diving. He looks a nice boy but, on the pitch, he doesn't always show fair behaviour,' is Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's verdict. The FA begs to differ and charges six Arsenal and two United players with varying degrees of misconduct. Golf: Derek Fung and James Stewart defy all the odds to stage a spectacular comeback to earn Hong Kong a berth in the World Cup after finishing fourth at the Nations Cup in Singapore. 'It's unbelievable,' enthuses the 28-year-old Stewart, who could now find himself playing against the like of Tiger Woods on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, come November. MONDAY Soccer: Spurs have been having a miserable time of late in the English Premiership and the top brass decide that enough is enough - they show manager Glenn Hoddle the door. 'The current lack of progress and any visible sign of improvement are unacceptable,' says Tottenham chairman David Levy. Hoddle is 'shocked and disappointed' but vows to make a comeback - albeit not at Spurs. 'When the time is right I look forward to continuing my managerial career at the highest level,' he says defiantly. Windsurfing: The Hong Kong squad have been out-classed at the World Championships in Cadiz, Spain, but on the final day there is finally some good news. Ho Chi-ho does just enough to ensure an Olympic berth for the SAR men at the Olympic Games in Athens next year. 'We are very happy that Hong Kong will be represented in both the men's and women's classes in Athens next year,' says Cowen Chiu, president of the Hong Kong Windsurfing Association. 'The squad has had a tough time as they have been away from home since April. We appreciate all the effort and dedication they have put in.' TUESDAY Boxing: Former world champion Frank Bruno is hauled off to a mental hospital, apparently suffering from depression. Bruno, who is reported to have become increasingly paranoid of late, has been unhappy following his retirement from the ring and a messy - and costly - divorce from his wife. 'I think it all sort of gathered pace and finally the poor guy has just cracked,' says former British boxer Barry McGuigan. 'He's a very sensitive creature. He's a lovely bloke.' Cricket: After saying they would not tour Pakistan because of security fears, South Africa change their minds and say the visit will go ahead, though matches will not be played in Karachi and Peshawar as earlier planned. Only two Tests, instead of three, will now take place. Pakistan had threatened to sue for US$7 million if the South Africans failed to show up, which might explain the sudden U-turn. WEDNESDAY Athletics: The past comes back to haunt the United States as International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge demands that the Americans come clean on past drug tests after claims that positive tests were covered up in the 1980s. 'There has been a question mark over US athletes,' he said. 'It is in the United States Olympic Committee's interest to disclose everything. What is important is that things are put on the table and people can make a judgment,' says Rogge. Hockey: Hong Kong put on a surprisingly spirited performance at the Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur, almost stealing the thunder from hosts and hot favourites Malaysia, who scrape a narrow 2-1 victory. 'Before the game they were talking about beating us by eight or 10 goals,' says delighted Hong Kong manager Billy Dillon. 'I'm so proud of the guys, who showed Hong Kong can compete at the highest level. It is really painful as we came so close to winning and we were certainly unfortunate not to finish with a draw.' Hong Kong still finish at the bottom of their pool and will now be involved in the playoffs to determine minor placings. THURSDAY Soccer: Gerard Houllier hails England star Michael Owen's record-breaking equaliser that Liverpool's blushes against Slovenian side Olimpia Ljubljana in the first round, first leg of the UEFA Cup. Owen's header in the 78th minute breaks Ian Rush's club record of 20 goals in European competition and brings 2001 UEFA Cup winners Liverpool level at 1-1 on a rough pitch in Slovenia. 'It was not a great Liverpool performance, but it was a great Michael Owen goal,' observes Liverpool's French boss. 'It created history by breaking Ian Rush's record, and we will celebrate it with him. We were grateful, too.' Baseball: It's a day to remember for Shawn Estes as the 30-year-old Chicago Cubs left-hander walks off the field to fans' cheers after pitching an 8-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds. 'I feel like I'm on Cloud 9,' he beams. A year ago, Estes was pitching for a Cincinnati Reds club who were going nowhere. And so was he, it seemed. Having split the 2002 season between the bad New York Mets and the worse Reds, he went home to California for the winter with a record of 5-12, wondering where he would go from there. Five days before Christmas, he found employment with the Cubs but it didn't help his form - until now, that is. And his old boss Dusty Baker's faith in him is justified. FRIDAY Soccer: Brazilian World Cup winner Rivaldo casts his gaze towards England after being released from his contract with Serie A giants AC Milan. The unsettled Brazilian and the European champions part ways by mutual agreement and he admits that the idea of playing in England appeals to him. 'There are some possibilities in England, but I will evaluate them carefully and in a composed manner,' says the 31-year-old who has become tired of warming the bench. Any move will exclude him from playing in the Champions League this season, but then, his position with Milan pointed to a season on the sidelines for the big matches anyway.