Argentina FA sorry for 'sexist' Russia manual
BUENOS AIRES • The Argentinian Football Association has apologised for the publication of a World Cup manual that included advice on how to woo Russian women.
The advice, which has been condemned as sexist, was part of a course entitled "Language and Russian Culture - Thinking of the World Cup" and included a chapter on "What to do to have a chance with a Russian girl".
More than 40,000 Argentinians have bought tickets for matches in the tournament that kicks off in Moscow on June 14.
United edge out rivals City in EPL payments
LONDON • English Premier League football champions Manchester City's record-breaking campaign earned them £149.4 million (S$271.2 million) from the league, but they were just beaten by rivals Manchester United in the earnings table.
United, who finished second in the league, received £149.7 million as they had two more televised games than City.
Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal were the only other clubs to earn more than £140 million while rock-bottom side West Bromwich Albion received £94.7 million.
Woods to compete in Memorial Tournament
NEW YORK • Five-time champion Tiger Woods has committed to playing in the Memorial Tournament for what is likely to be his final tune-up ahead of next month's US Open, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.
The 14-time golf Major winner has earned four top-12 finishes, including a share of 11th at last week's Players Championship, in the eight events he has played since returning to the PGA Tour this year after spinal-fusion surgery in April last year.
Sporting fans accused of attacking players
LISBON • Twenty-three Sporting Lisbon supporters yesterday appeared before Portuguese judges and were accused of assaulting the club's footballers and staff.
Some 50 people wearing hoods and masks broke into Sporting's training complex on Tuesday and attacked a number of the club's players and staff. A club physio was reportedly stabbed while the dressing room was also vandalised.
Alvarez-Golovkin bout '75% sure' for Sept 15
MIAMI • Promoter Oscar de la Hoya believes Saul Alvarez's highly anticipated rematch with Gennady Golovkin is close to being finalised and will be driven by increasing animosity between the two fighters.
He said the new fight deal is "75 per cent certain" to be reached in time for a Sept 15 date.