Sports World: Klinsmann in talks for England post

Klinsmann in talks for England post

LONDON • Oliver Bierhoff, Germany's general manager, has suggested that his compatriot Jurgen Klinsmann is in discussions over the vacant England manager's role and would be a good choice.

Klinsmann, who last month steered the United States to a fourth-place finish at the Copa America, would fulfil the criteria stipulated by the FA: He is a World Cup and European Championship winner who has experienced the Premier League as a player with Tottenham Hotspur. He also speaks excellent English and has enjoyed a successful career in international management with the US and Germany.


Uefa drops Mamadou Sakho's drug case

PARIS • Uefa has dropped a doping case against Liverpool and France international defender Mamadou Sakho, leaving him free to resume his career just two days before the Euro 2016 final.

The defender has 28 caps for France and was in contention for a starting place at the championship before the case threw his career into jeopardy.


Injured Bolt still in Jamaica team for Rio

KINGSTON • Reigning Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt, who suffered a torn hamstring at the Jamaican Olympic trials, will be named to Jamaica's team for the Rio Olympics tomorrow.

Citing unnamed sources, Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner reported that the Jamaica Olympic Association will list Bolt after the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) entered him among four runners for the 100m and 200m after a meeting of the selection committee.


Foxes sign Musa for record $28 million

LONDON • English football club Leicester City have confirmed the signing of Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa for an undisclosed fee, believed to be a club record £16 million (S$28 million).

The 23-year-old, who scored twice against Argentina at the 2014 World Cup Finals, signed a four-year contract in England, ending a successful spell at CSKA Moscow.


Merritt runs fastest 200m at US trials

EUGENE (Oregon) • LaShawn Merritt ran the fastest 200m in the world this year at the US Olympic trials on Friday.

Merritt, already on the US team as the trials' 400m winner, sped through his semi-final in 19.74sec to set a showdown with Justin Gatlin, up-and-coming Ameer Webb and two teenagers.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 10, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World: Klinsmann in talks for England post'. Print Edition | Subscribe