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Paris targets 2024 Games

PARIS - The city of Paris entered the race for the 2024 Olympics yesterday, proclaiming the bid on Olympic Day.

It joined Boston, Rome and Hamburg as candidates.

Budapest's city council also approved launching a bid yesterday.

All bids must be submitted to the International Olympic Committee by Sept 15.


Arrests made in Catania probe

MILAN - Italian police have arrested seven people in connection with a match-fixing affair aimed at helping Serie B club Catania beat relegation.

Club president Antonino Pulvirenti, sporting director Pablo Consentino and former sporting director Daniele Delli Carri were all placed under house arrest along with two agents and two managers of online betting sites.


NZ rugby star dies in Perth

WELLINGTON - New Zealand rugby cult hero "Stormin" Norman Berryman has died at the age of 42.

Reports said he suffered a heart attack at his home near Perth, Australia, where he settled after his rugby career.


Billionaire funds wage arrears

MOSCOW - Billionaire Alisher Usmanov has given the Russian Football Union 300 million roubles (S$7.4 million) to pay salary arrears owed to Fabio Capello, the coach of the national team.

The Italian took over as head coach in July 2012 before having his contract extended until the end of the 2018 World Cup Finals, which Russia will host.


Kyrgios splits with Larkham

MELBOURNE - Australian Nick Kyrgios has split with a second coach in a year after deciding to part ways with Todd Larkham just days before the start of Wimbledon.

One of tennis' bright young prospects, the 20-year-old had split with former coach Simon Rea after Wimbledon last year.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2015, with the headline 'SPORTS WORLD'. Subscribe