Ramsey ruled out till end of next month
LONDON • Arsenal will be without Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey until the end of November, after he suffered a hamstring injury during his side's Champions League win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Ramsey, who struggled with hamstring problems last season, was forced off in the 57th minute and manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday that Ramsey was "very down" about his latest setback.
He had just begun to get back his best form, scoring in his previous two matches for club and country.
S'pore avoid bottom spot in sepak takraw
•NAKHON PATHOM • Singapore beat South Korea 2-0 to finish seventh in the eight-team sepak takraw Super Series Finals in Thailand. They had earlier lost 1-2 to India in their fifth to eighth play-off match.
Two baseballers in gaming scandal
TOKYO • Tokyo Olympic officials said yesterday that a betting scandal involving Japan's top baseball team threatened the integrity of the sport as it seeks re-entry to the Olympics in 2020.
The Yomiuri Giants - Japan's New York Yankees in terms of popularity and commercial reach - formally apologised on Wednesday after two pitchers were found to have gambled on baseball games.