Chelsea confirm Falcao loan move
MONACO • Colombian international football striker Radamel Falcao will join English Premier League champions Chelsea on a one-season loan.
French side Monaco said that the Blues have a "buy option" for the 29-year-old , who endured a disappointing loan stint at Manchester United last season.
Tsunami survivor signs for Sporting
LISBON • An Indonesian teenager who was found alive wearing a Portugal football shirt with the name of Cristiano Ronaldo on the back after the devastating tsunami of December 2004 has signed for Sporting Lisbon.
Martunis, 17, will join the Sporting football academy that groomed Ronaldo at the start of the last decade.
Anelka joins Mumbai as player-coach
NEW DELHI • Former French football striker Nicolas Anelka will return to Mumbai City FC to play in the Indian Super League's second season.
But the 36-year-old, who scored two goals in the first season, also said that he will manage the football side.
Wade pledges future to Miami Heat
LOS ANGELES • Star guard Dwyane Wade has reassured the Miami Heat fans that he is sticking with the only National Basketball Association team he has ever represented.
"Let's Get it! Heat Nation," the 33-year-old tweeted, posting a short video captioned "My City My Home My House".
Parrot predicts victory for Japanese women
TOKYO • The United States
will be left as sick as a parrot after tomorrow's Women's World Cup final against Japan, according to the latest animal football psychic.
Olivia, a 10-year-old grey parrot in Tochigi Prefecture, has perfectly predicted all six wins for Japan in Canada and indicated the Asian side will down the Americans in the final in Vancouver.
Felix may attempt double at world c'ships
NEW YORK • Olympic 200m gold medallist Allyson Felix has not ruled out attempting to win both the 200m and 400m at August's World Championships in Beijing.
While it was believed the schedule would be too difficult for her to try both , coach Bob Kersee said the two sprint races were still on the table.
McDowell fails to make cut at French Open
VERSAILLES• Golfer Graeme
McDowell's hopes of pulling off a rare hat-trick of title wins at the French Open ended at Le Golf National yesterday.
The Northern Irishman added a second-round score of 78 to his opening 72 and, at eight over par, he had no chance of making the cut for the weekend.
Ex-All Black Muliaina in the dock in Wales
WELLINGTON • British police have charged former All Blacks rugby star Mils Muliaina with sexual assault over an incident in Cardiff four months ago.
The 34-year-old full-back, who won 100 caps for the All Blacks over a nine-year period, was charged after being interviewed by South Wales Police on Wednesday.