FORTALEZA, Brazil (AFP) - More than 500 people blocked access to a stadium where Brazil was to play Mexico on Wednesday to demand government spend more on health and education and less on the World Cup.
LONDON (AP) - Two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of Wimbledon because of an abdominal strain.
ROME (Reuters) - Former Italy and AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been appointed Palermo manager with the task of steering the relegated team straight back to Serie A, the club said on Wednesday.
LONDON (AFP) - England striker Andy Carroll has completed his move from Liverpool to West Ham United, the east London club said on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Grand Prix organisers on Wednesday dismissed media speculation that they may not host a Formula One race next year as "totally baseless and malicious".