Bayern plan to name new manager soon
BERLIN • Bayern Munich want to find a successor to sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti within the next two weeks, the German football club's president Uli Hoeness said yesterday.
Local media said Germans Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann are the front runners to replace the Italian.
Chinese GP extends F1 deal by three years
SHANGHAI • The Chinese Grand Prix will remain on the Formula One calendar for at least three more years until 2020, according to a contract extension announced by F1 yesterday.
Court issues warrant for whistle-blower
MOSCOW • A Moscow court said on Thursday that it had issued an arrest warrant for Russian whistle-blower Grigory Rodchenkov, who helped orchestrate the country's state-sponsored Olympic doping programme and has since fled to the United States.
The move means that Russia will be able to request that the United States extradite the 58-year-old, a former director of Moscow's anti-doping lab, but the two countries do not have an extradition treaty.
Cheika warns side of wounded Springboks
BLOEMFONTEIN (South Africa) • Australia coach Michael Cheika has warned his side to be careful of a possible backlash from South Africa in today's Rugby Championship Test at the Free State Stadium.
The Springboks will be determined to perform well following their 57-0 defeat by New Zealand in Auckland two weeks ago and Cheika said it was crucial that the Wallabies stuck to the game plan.
Bellew-Haye London rematch set for Dec 17
LONDON • British boxing rivals Tony Bellew and David Haye have agreed to a second instalment of their heavyweight grudge match at London's 02 Arena on Dec 17.
Bellew handed the former world champion just the third defeat of his career in London in March.