LONDON (REUTERS) - American Venus Williams has pulled out of this year's Wimbledon because of a back injury, the five-times singles champion said on Tuesday.
RECIFE (REUTERS) - Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi picked out Japan's Shinji Kagawa as the dangerman for his side ahead of their Confederations Cup match on Wednesday.
ULSAN, SOUTH KOREA (AFP) - South Korea accused Iran's Carlos Queiroz of making a rude gesture at rival coach Choi Kang Hee after their highly charged World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, and said they expected Fifa to investigate.
LONDON (REUTERS) - The Lotus Formula One team announced on Tuesday that a consortium of private investors, including an American hedge fund manager and an Abu Dhabi-based multinational business group, had acquired a 35 per cent stake.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke wants Sepp Blatter to reverse a previous pledge and stand again for the presidency of world football's governing body.