Footballer's false identity exposed
KUALA LUMPUR • United Arab Emirates football club Al Nasr were forced to forfeit their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-0 yesterday after their Brazilian-born striker Wanderley was found to be playing under a false Indonesian passport.
Wanderley scored the opening goal in Al Nasr's 3-0 win over El Jaish of Qatar, but the AFC named him ineligible, effectively reversing the result ahead of next week's second leg.
Aussie rugger dies following collapse
SYDNEY • An Australian rugby league player has died in hospital after collapsing following a tackle, police said.
Grant Cook, 28, a father of two, was playing for the Murwillumbah Mustangs in a regional New South Wales game against Casino on Sunday when he suffered the injury.
Red Devils smash half-billion mark
LONDON • Manchester United have written off Bastian Schweinsteiger as a £6.7 million (S$12.1 million) player asset following Jose Mourinho's exclusion of the World Cup winner from his squad.
United also confirmed the widely expected news that they had become the first British football club to break the half-billion mark - £515.3 million - in revenue.
Cricketers to go for Bangladesh tour
DHAKA • Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expect a strong England side to tour the country even though England's one-day captain Eoin Morgan and batsman Alex Hales withdrew due to security concerns.
The England and Wales Cricket Board's security delegation deemed that the South Asian country was safe for the five-week tour to proceed after concerns were raised following an attack by gunmen on a cafe in Dhaka which killed 22 people in July.