Foxes sack trio for racist video
LONDON - Leicester City have booted out three players, including the son of manager Nigel Pearson, after they appeared in a sexually-explicit video where they were seen racially abusing a Thai woman, the English Premier League club announced on Wednesday.
James Pearson, Tom Hopper and Adam Smith appeared in a leaked video from the club's end-of-season "goodwill tour" of Thailand, during which several crude remarks were made.
Following an internal investigation, Leicester - whose owners are the Thai father and son combination of businessmen Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha - have terminated the contracts of the three players.
City may make third Sterling bid
LONDON - Manchester City are mulling over a third offer for Raheem Sterling after their improved £40 million (S$84.2 million) bid was rejected by Liverpool, amid a report by The Sun yesterday that the England international has again been inhaling laughing gas.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan target Martin Skrtel has ended doubts about his future by agreeing a new contract with Liverpool that the defender will sign upon his return from a holiday.
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Wilshere fined for anti-Spurs song
LONDON - Arsenal star Jack Wilshere was fined £40,000 (S$84,200) on Wednesday and warned over his future conduct after being charged with making controversial remarks about rival club Tottenham.
He had taken to the microphone and led fans in two crude chants about their arch rivals during an open-top bus parade after Arsenal's FA Cup triumph last month.
Asian women's football on a high
VANCOUVER - South Korea defeated Spain 2-1 in their final Group E Women's World Cup football game on Wednesday to make it through to the last 16 for the first time.
Three of Asia's four teams - defending champions Japan, China and South Korea - are now through to the knockout phase of the tournament for the first time.