Hamilton barred from Royal Box over attire
LONDON • Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton broke Wimbledon's Royal Box dress code and missed watching Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the men's singles final on Sunday.
The Briton, who was photographed wearing a bright floral shirt and a hat, but no jacket or tie, was not allowed to take his place on Centre Court.
Tennis body 'shamed' over row with Tomic
MELBOURNE • Bernard Tomic's public falling out with Tennis Australia has reached a new, farcical low, with the governing body forced into issuing an apology after an e-mail was sent saying the Australian player was to play in the upcoming "Hall of Shame Tennis Championships".
Tomic is in fact due to feature in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an ATP Tour grass-court event taking place in the American city of Newport this week. .
Cancer-stricken Basso out of Tour
PAU (France) • Former Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso withdrew from the Tour de France yesterday after revealing that he has testicular cancer.
"We discover this two hours ago, I have to stop," the 37-year-old Italian cyclist told a news conference on the first rest day of the Tour.
Blues hire goalie Begovic from Stoke
LONDON - English Premier League football champions Chelsea have signed Bosnian international goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Stoke.
The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea paying an undisclosed fee to make him their second major signing of the summer, after Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco.
Perez says Casillas wanted to quit Real
MADRID - Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted yesterday that the Spanish football club did not pressure their iconic goalkeeper Iker Casillas to leave for Porto.
Perez surprised reporters by summoning 34-year-old Casillas to appear alongside him at the Bernabeu and said the goalkeeper himself had asked for a transfer.
Ronaldinho catches "Flu" back in Brazil
PARIS - Brazilian former world player of the year Ronaldinho has returned home to sign for Rio de Janeiro club Fluminense.
A picture of the 35-year-old wearing the distinctive maroon and green striped shirt of "Flu" was posted on the club's Twitter account over the weekend as he agreed to team up with fellow former Brazilian international Fred.