Bolt seeks treatment for pelvis in Munich
BERLIN • Sprint star Usain Bolt was in Munich yesterday seeking treatment from famous doctor Hans- Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt in a bid to cure his niggling pelvis injury before August's World Championships in Beijing.
The Jamaican has withdrawn from both the Diamond League meets this Saturday in Paris and on July 9 in Lausanne as he struggles for fitness.
Reds sign Clyne on long-term contract
LONDON • Liverpool have completed the £12.5 million (S$26.4 million) signing of Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton, after the England defender agreed personal terms on a long-term contract and passed a routine medical examination.
The 24-year-old, becomes the English Premier League football club's sixth acquisition of the summer, although claims that they also have a deal in place to sign striker Christian Benteke from Aston Villa are understood to be wide of the mark.
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Pearson sacked by Leicester's owners
LONDON • Nigel Pearson was preparing to make further signings at Leicester City on Tuesday when he was given the telephone call that ended his second tenure at the English Premier League football club.
The Thai owners are already searching for a replacement, with Neil Lennon high on the list along with Sean Dyche, currently in charge of Burnley, Sam Allardyce and Martin O'Neill, their former manager.
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Falcao's family says Chelsea move is done
LONDON • Radamel Falcao has reportedly completed the formalities of his move to English football champions Chelsea and will link up with them on their pre-season tour of North America, according to the Colombian striker's family.
Falcao's uncle and father both confirmed on Tuesday that a deal had been signed with the London club, believed to be a one-year loan from France's Monaco, with an option to make the move permanent next summer.
Goals galore in Cup games in Estonia
TALLINN • The crazy goal fests that highlighted the Estonian FA Cup continued on Tuesday, when Premier League side Paide Linnameeskond beat rank amateurs JK Raudteetoolised 31-0.
Two weeks ago, Tallinna FC Infonet beat Virtsu Jalgpalliklubi 36-0, while last month Kuressaare crushed Rapla Lokomotiv 20-0 and Trans Narva battered Eestimaa Kasakad 14-0.
The scorelines are not a surprise because the Estonian FA sanctions matches between park amateurs and professional top division clubs.
Gervinho slams reports of demands
MILAN • Roma striker Gervinho has hit out at claims that he requested a helicopter and a private beach as part of the deal that would take him from the Italian Serie A club to Al-Jazira in the United Arab Emirates.
The Ivorian was set to end his two-year spell with Roma and join Al-Jazira this week on a four-year deal. The move reportedly collapsed because of his string of demands.