Thanks Steffi, Monica

Williams strolls, and then pays tribute to former champions for 'old school traits'

Serena Williams
Steffi Graf
Monica Seles
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A farce between giants

Real Madrid and Man United set for frosty relationship after de Gea deal collapses

THE MAN IN BETWEEN: David de Gea (above) faces an uncertain future after his expected move to Real Madrid was scuppered.
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Bersih to be billed for rally clean-up

Organisers of recent protests calling for ousting of M'sia PM may be made to pay more than S$22,000

MORNING AFTER: Bersih supporters cleaning up the streets in KL.
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Start the day right with Milkwood

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Afleet Esprit can win at Sandown

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Navy foils S'pore Strait robbery

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Transfer market shows EPL no longer the best

Transfer market farce shows how far English football has fallen

BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER. - $30.3m
SON HEUNG MIN. - $48m
ROBERTO FIRMINO. - $63m
KEVIN DE BRUYNE. - $125m

Once again, the transfer window closed down any naïve opinions that the English Premier League remains the best in the world.

Yesterday’s farces, failures, missed deadlines and endless countdowns were the latest reminders that cash isn’t a guarantee of quality.

In the end, pedigree cannot be bought, writes Neil Humphreys.

If it could, then Kim Kardashian would have as many Oscars as Meryl Streep and English clubs would have as many Champions League trophies as the Spaniards.

But they don’t. Instead, they continue to confuse shopping sprees with substance.

Kevin de Bruyne is being hailed as the transfer window’s biggest signing, with Manchester City shelling out a colossal £58 million for the wolf from Wolfsburg.

But the German didn’t join to savour a year-round rainy season. Nor did he sign in deference to City’s storied history, because they haven’t got one.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 2.

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Kenya on top of the world

WORLD BEATERS: Kenya's deputy president William Ruto (above) and sports minister Hassan Wario (with red tie) admire 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett's gold medal.
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Hot spots

After days of speculation, 181 candidates contesting 89 Parliamentary seats were revealed on Nomination Day yesterday. Here's a look at six hotly contested wards

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