Sports World: United star Hernandez breaks collar bone

A photo made available on July 2, 2015, shows Mexico's Javier Hernandez (left) holding his shoulder during the friendly match between Mexico and Honduras in Houston, Texas, USA, on July 01, 2015.
A photo made available on July 2, 2015, shows Mexico's Javier Hernandez (left) holding his shoulder during the friendly match between Mexico and Honduras in Houston, Texas, USA, on July 01, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

United star Hernandez breaks collar bone

HOUSTON • Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez suffered a broken collar bone playing for Mexico in a goal-less football friendly on Wednesday against Honduras. The 27-year-old collided with Honduras' Brayan Beckeles shortly before half-time.

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Blind, 53, is Holland's new national coach

THE HAGUE • Danny Blind took over from Guus Hiddink as the Netherlands coach on Wednesday, with the Dutch football team struggling to qualify for Euro 2016.

The former Dutch international, 53, turned down a "fantastic offer" to join compatriot Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

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Cisse agrees to pay taxes owed to Greece

ATHENS • French football striker Djibril Cisse has agreed to settle a tax debt to the Greek state through a new measure allowing it to be paid in 100 instalments, the sport24.gr website reported.

The former Panathinaikos player owes more than €300,000 (S$448,000) in taxes and surcharges from when he played for the club between 2009 and 2011.

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South Africa sorry over drone use in Dhaka

DHAKA • South Africa's cricket team have apologised to the Bangladesh military for using a drone during a practice session in Dhaka and breaching national security ahead of the start of their tour.

Bangladesh cricket authorities ordered a halt to the use of the drone which had been taking photos of the South African players during practice on Wednesday.

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Schweinsteiger's destiny in his hands

BERLIN • Bayern Munich football coach Pep Guardiola says Bastian Schweinsteiger holds his future in his own hands.

The Germany midfielder has been linked to a transfer to English Premier League giants Manchester United.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: United star Hernandez breaks collar bone'. Print Edition | Subscribe