BANGKOK (AFP) - Organisers of the Thailand Golf Championship on Thursday said the event would go ahead next week with the full complement of star players despite violent protests in Bangkok.
BERLIN (AFP) - Dutch star Arjen Robben is out for six weeks after suffering a painful knee injury in Bayern Munich's German Cup third-round win at Augsburg, the club said on Thursday.
BARCELONA (REUTERS) - Luis Aragones, Spain's Euro 2008-winning coach and often credited for the country's recent golden era in international football, has confirmed his retirement from coaching.
MADRID (AFP) - Uefa chief Michel Platini has called for football to scrap yellow cards, saying players who flout the rules should instead be sent to a sin bin.
The official 2014 World Cup ball for Brazil is called Brazuca. The word "Brazuca" has a double meaning, used as a term for Brazilians living abroad - including its many footballers - but also as slang used to describe national pride or anything "Brazilianish".