Hamren to quit after Euro 2016
STOCKHOLM • Sweden coach Erik Hamren is to step down after Euro 2016, the Swedish football association said yesterday.
Despite reaching the finals, Hamren had been expected to quit after the tournament, with Sweden failing to make the 2014 World Cup and finishing third in their Euro qualifying group.
Hamren will take charge of the side when they open their Euro 2016 campaign against Ireland at Stade de France on June 13, before further Group E matches against Italy and Belgium.
Officials appeal against athletics ban
LONDON • Former Russian Athletics boss Valentin Balakhnichev, former Russian coach Alexei Melnikov and former IAAF consultant Papa Massata Diack have appealed against their life bans from the sport, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.
The trio were among a number of athletes and officials banned from any involvement in athletics after a World Anti-Doping Agency report exposed the corrupt rule of former IAAF president Lamine Diack, the father of Papa Massata.