Mercy Akide-Udoh: What stood against us at Sweden ’95 World Cup

You played at the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time as a 19-year-old in Sweden. In Nigeria’s first game, the Super Falcons got smashed 8-0 by Norway and you were hurled off on the stroke of half time by the Nigeria head coach, Paul Hamilton. What was that experience like? (Laughs) I […]

Nobby Stiles, 1966 World Cup winner with England, dies aged 78

After the stint coaching for United under Sir Alex Ferguson, his latter years were characterised by his struggles with Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia and his powers of speech declined. His family were critical of the lack of support for Stiles and thought that football – and particularly the Professional Footballers’ Association – should have shown […]

NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Final

The top four teams during the regular season in both conferences played a three-game round robin for seeding in the First Round. The eight winners of the best-of-5 Qualifying Round advanced to the First Round.

Asian Games 2018: India lose to Japan in gold medal hockey match

Japan deny India chance of repeating 1982 heroics with the narrowest of margins Indian women came close to repeating a 36-year-old history. Yesterday, while trailing 1-2 against Japan in the goldmedal hockey match, they had another chance in the dying seconds to extend the game into the shootout. However, Vandana Katariya’s third and final attempt […]

Melbourne Cup field, form and comment 2020

A golden ticket into the Cup courtesy of winning the Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2,800m) in May meant she hasn’t had to reach her top sooner in order to race her way into the 24-horse field like some of her rivals.

Lightning win Stanley Cup by smothering Stars in Game 6

Many of the core players should be around, though, and that’s a scary thought for the rest of the NHL. Nikita Kucherov was brilliant with Point and Ondrej Palat. Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s dominance went a bit under the radar because of the many other standpoint performances. And, finally, Victor Hedman asserted himself as possibly the best […]

Hamilton rues ‘p***-poor’ qualifying, predicts ‘boring’ Imola race

“It’s going to be a good fight. It is one of the longest runs in the calendar down to turn one. No doubt Lewis and Max will be there chasing me but it is a good place to start, hopefully the pace is good. Game on.”

Fist of gold: Vietnamese Muay Thai queen recounts world championship quest

Though passionate about martial arts since childhood, becoming a Muay Thai boxer happened by chance. Ten years ago, she participated in a small tournament in her hometown of the northern Bac Giang Province and accidentally caught the eye of coaches training a Hanoian Muay Thai team. They called her a “raw diamond” because of her […]

League of Legends World Championship has 1st ever Vietnamese finalist

LoL is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game launched in 2009. Players control a ‘champion’ with special abilities and battle against a team of other players or AI-controlled champions in a pre-defined arena. The goal is to destroy the other team’s ‘nexus,’ a structure located at the heart of base which is protected […]

Is US Becoming World’s Leading Offshore Territory?

However, there is a clear distinction between FATCA and CSR — FATCA is aimed at collecting fiscal data about US people for the US tax authorities. Thus while the other parties to FATCA must provide fiscal data to the US, the US itself can reject any request. As a result, foreigners holding their assets in the US are much more protected than in Switzerland, […]