Sports world : Real want Morata back from Juve

Real want Morata back from Juve

ROME • Real Madrid are set to exercise their right to buy back the contract of Spain international Alvaro Morata from Juventus, the Serie A club said.

According to Italian media reports, his contract includes a €30 million (S$45.6 million)buy-back clause in favour of Real.


Pro boxers who fight at Rio risk title loss

NEW YORK • Professional boxers who compete at August's Olympics may lose their International Boxing Federation titles, the organisation said.

Professional boxers were given the green light to compete at the Rio Games earlier this month, but the IBF is unhappy with the decision and said there was an inherent safety risk with professionals competing against amateurs.


Hernandez to join Foxes on a free

LONDON • Premier League champions Leicester have signed Sporting Gijon defender Luis Hernandez on a free transfer.

The 27-year-old will join Claudio Ranieri's football team on a four-year deal when his current deal with the La Liga side expires in July.


Snell's Tokyo singlet goes for six figures

WELLINGTON • The singlet New Zealand athletics legend Peter Snell wore when he won two gold medals at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics sold for NZ$140,000 (S$134,240) yesterday, smashing auction estimates.

New Zealand's national museum Te Papa said it was overjoyed to buy the item, which is stained, slightly torn and still bears the number 466 bib Snell wore in Japan.


Armed cops to stand guard at Wimbledon

LONDON • Wimbledon chiefs have revealed armed police will guard the All England Club when the tennis grass-court Grand Slam gets underway next week.

With security fears high in the aftermath of the attempted terrorist attack on the France versus Germany football match in Paris last November, Wimbledon will be patrolled by officers with guns inside and outside the famous arena in south-west London.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2016, with the headline 'Sports world'. Subscribe