EPL

Rodgers wants more

Reds' boss hails team after shoot-out win and says his spending spree has not ended

TURNING RED? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (above) is keen to add more players to his squad this season, with the likes of Wilfried Bony, Alberto Moreno and Marco Reus linked to a move to Anfield.
TURNING RED? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to add more players to his squad this season, with the likes of Wilfried Bony (above), Alberto Moreno and Marco Reus linked to a move to Anfield.
TURNING RED? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to add more players to his squad this season, with the likes of Wilfried Bony, Alberto Moreno (above) and Marco Reus linked to a move to Anfield. 

TURNING RED? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to add more players to his squad this season, with the likes of Wilfried Bony, Alberto Moreno and Marco Reus (above) linked to a move to Anfield.
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Pellegrini satisfied and backs Jovetic to come good

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Injured 
Li Na to 
sit out 
US Open

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EPL

Lukaku deal benefits both Everton and Chelsea

Lukaku's transfer from Chelsea to Everton suits all parties

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Romelu Lukaku (above) has the chance to cement his status as a world-class centre forward at Everton.

If ever there was a deal that worked for everyone, it is the transfer of Romelu Lukaku.

Everton now have a striker who, just three years ago, was touted as the most promising of his kind on the planet. Lukaku now has a team prepared to give him the first-team football he craves.

Chelsea now have £28m ($58.9m), a crucial contribution to their battle against the forces of Uefa’s financial fair play initiative. Everyone here is a winner.

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Tags: lukaku, everton and striker

FOOTBALL

Six-figure sponsorship for Fandi's sons Irfan and Ikhsan

CIMB sign six-figure deal with Fandi's sons as they chase their football dream in Chile

ON THE BALL: CIMB's Mak Lye Mun (right) posing with Ikhsan (centre) and Irfan at yesterday's signing ceremony. 


They probably had never faced such a media scrum before, but brothers Irfan and Ikhsan Fandi Ahmad seemed well at ease, fielding questions calmly.

Dad was well-known for being shy in front of the cameras in his teenage years, but Irfan and Ikhsan took it all in stride.

More than 30 years after Fandi Ahmad signed for Dutch side Groningen to become the first Singaporean to play top-flight football for a European club, his eldest son Irfan is close to breaking into the first team of top Chile Primera Division club Universidad Catolica, while second son Ikhsan has also impressed with their Under-15s.

Yesterday, the two boys received a big boost when Malaysian bank CIMB announced a one-year, six-figure sponsorship deal with them.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 1. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Tags: sponsorship, fandi and name

A Grand Prix like no other

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MOTOR SPORTS

Finally, there's a race track

Singapore's world-class kart circuit could kickstart kids' love affair with motorsports

OUT FOR A SPIN: Richard Tan (above), managing director of arina holding international, the construction company which built the kf1 karting circuit in kranji, going for a test drive at the 960m facility yesterday.
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Five mixed-surface meetings for August

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LARRY FOLEY'S COMMENTS ON TODAY'S POLYTRACK MEETING

Ruapehu hard to beat from the ace

Placed in Graduation company on turf in past two outings. Only win was on this surface and distance. Hard to beat from the ace. - Larry Foley, on his best bet Ruapehu
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Business on board with sport

More options for athletes as six more companies join spexBusiness network

WELCOME: Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck (second from left) with representatives of the six new members of the spexBusiness network yesterday.
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