Lleyton Hewitt's two-year reign as world number one was partly built on his unrivalled will to win.
Ferguson to reign supreme
Chelsea may have re-written the Premiership rulebook with Roman Abramovich's financial firepower - but one law remains the same.
Chelsea push up price for Ronaldo
Sporting Lisbon were laughing all the way to the bank as the Roman Abramovich financial revolution left Manchester United with little option but to pay twice the asking price to secure Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lewis chooses Arbeit for Paris
The announcement of the Great Britain squad for the World Championships yesterday was overshadowed by Denise Lewis' revelation that she will be taking the controversial Dr Ekkart Arbeit to Paris with her.
Canada firm on tobacco laws
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien said tough new anti-tobacco advertising laws would not be watered down to save the Canadian Grand Prix.
Mutu attracted by "crazy" Abramovich
Chelsea offers Adrian Mutu an incredibly exciting challenge and the Romanian striker says he is looking forward to playing for the club's "crazy" new owner, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
Tiger no longer Mr Invincible
World No.1 Tiger Woods has lost the "unbeatable" aura that surrounded him in recent years, but rivals still consider him the favourite at the 85th PGA Championship.
Reverting to his trusty Titleist driver has instantly improved Tiger Woods' game.
Teen's Olympic dream
Teenager Sally McLellan will follow in the footsteps of her idol, Cathy Freeman, flying to Paris tomorrow to become the youngest Australian competitor at the World Athletics Championships.
Disgraced sprinter apologises
American sprinter Mickey Grimes apologised today after being stripped of his 100m Pan Am Games title for testing positive for ephedrine.
But presumably Manchester United will stretch to giving Cristiano Ronaldo a new one with his own name on it.
Ronaldo set to shine
Fast forward to the 21st Century and Portugal is said to have unearthed a "platinum generation", with new Manchester United signing Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro the pick of crop.
'My players told me to sign him'
Alex Ferguson is not a man to be swayed from his own opinions easily.
Renewed Ranieri will keep tinkering
Chelsea go into the most important tie of their future with not only a new owner, a new team, but a reborn coach in Claudio Ranieri.
The revolution starts here
The serious business begins for Chelsea tonight and Claudio Ranieri says he feels like he is in charge of a new club.
Premiership ones to watch
The Premiership will be dominated by familiar faces this season - Ruud van Nistelrooy, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and Patrick Vieira - but who are the youngsters who could make an impact this term?
Vieira and Pires sign new deals
Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires have finally committed their futures to Highbury.
Jockey Kelly dies after fall
Leading Irish jump jockey Kieran Kelly died in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital on Tuesday, after suffering head injuries in a fall at Kilbeggan last Friday.
Els plans to be 'more conservative'
Ernie Els' ambition to win all four Majors will be severly tested here this week when he attempts to add the PGA Championship to his US Open and British Open victories.
Testing times for Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe has flown home for the training sessions that will determine whether she competes in the world championships.
Will Athens be ready to stage the games - the builder's verdict
Construction expert Professor Chris Wise is impressed - sort of - by progress in the Greek capital.
Artist aims to rebuild Berlin Wall
They spent 40 years trying to tear it it down, but a German artist now wants to rebuild the entire Berlin Wall for its 45th anniversary in 2006, coinciding with the city holding the World Cup.
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