Sports World: Ibrahimovic mulling over return to Milan

Ibrahimovic mulling over return to Milan

MILAN • Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic could consider a return to AC Milan in Serie A, according to the football striker's agent.

The Swede is set to leave the French champions at the end of the season, with reports claiming the 34-goal hero could be headed for England's Premier League.


Cazorla's return brings Wenger more options

LONDON • Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has returned to fitness after a five-month injury lay-off, handing manager Arsene Wenger a late-season boost before Sunday's away Premier League clash with Manchester City.

The 31-year-old Spain footballer played an hour for the club's Under-21s against Blackburn Rovers this week and could return to first-team action for the first time since injuring his knee in December.


Fly-half Cooper out of Olympic contention

MELBOURNE • Quade Cooper's dreams of Olympic gold were cut short yesterday after the former Wallabies fly-half was ruled out of selection for this August's Rio Games.

The 28-year-old was not sufficiently prepared to make the Olympic team cut, said Australia's rugby sevens head coach Andy Friend.


Ratchanok confident of Olympic medal

BANGKOK • Thailand's 21-year-old badminton star Ratchanok Intanon is "100 per cent confident" she will win a medal at the Rio Olympics, despite slipping from her top ranking last week.


Wada shuts the doors of South African lab

LONDON • The World Anti-Doping Agency has insisted that testing in the run-up to the Rio Olympic Games will not be adversely affected, despite four accredited laboratories now being suspended.

On Tuesday the Bloemfontein laboratory in South Africa - the only Wada-accredited lab in Africa - was added to a list that includes Lisbon, Moscow and Beijing.


Leishman cites Zika fear in Rio decision

SYDNEY • Golfer Marc Leishman has withdrawn his candidacy for the Rio Olympics, citing the Zika virus and health concerns for his wife, becoming the first Australian athlete to withdraw over the mosquito-borne virus.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World: Ibrahimovic mulling over return to Milan'. Print Edition | Subscribe