Sports World: Only 2-3 other clubs can entice Mahrez

Only 2-3 other clubs can entice Mahrez

LONDON • Riyad Mahrez, one of the football stars of Leicester City's unlikely Premier League title triumph last season, has hinted that only "two or three" clubs could tempt him to leave the English champions.

Arsenal, who travel to Leicester this weekend, have been credited with a strong interest in Mahrez.

"I'd like to stay as long as possible. But there are two or three clubs in the world who, if they come looking for you, it will obviously make you think, if you get what I'm saying," he said.


Advocaat aims to revive Fenerbahce

ISTANBUL • Dick Advocaat has arrived in Istanbul to take over as manager of Turkish giants Fenerbahce and reverse the club's fortunes, after it failed to win silverware last season and exited this year's Champions League.

The Dutchman's rapid appointment follows his resignation as assistant to Netherlands coach Danny Blind on Monday, just three months after taking the role.


Murray backs del Potro's wild card

CINCINNATI (Ohio) • Andy Murray endorsed the decision of the US Open on Tuesday to award a wild card to Juan Martin del Potro, who gave the Scot a severe weekend test in the Olympic tennis final.

"You give wild cards to deserving players," said the Rio champion, who will play at the Cincinnati Masters this week.


Robots, drones keep Pyeongchang safe

RIO DE JANEIRO • Robots will help guard Pyeongchang 2018 and specially designed technology will lower language barriers in the most high-tech Winter Olympics yet.

Organising committee president Lee Hee Beom said drones would be used extensively at a "state-of- the-art" Games which will tap heavily on South Korea's expertise in the field.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe