Singapore GP needs 250 volunteers
Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd will host an inaugural Race Officials' Recruitment Open House at the F1 Pit Building on Saturday, as part of a drive to recruit volunteers for the Sept 19-22 race.
Some 250 volunteering positions are available in key trackside functions like fire marshals, medical team, observers, track and flag marshals. Applications must be submitted by noon on April 1 via raceofficials.singaporegp.sg
Ronaldo charged for 'improper' celebration
ZURICH • Disciplinary action could be taken against Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo for his celebration after one of the three goals he scored in last week's 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid in their Champions League last-16 tie.
Uefa said he would face a hearing on Thursday for "improper conduct" during the second leg, with the Italian side recording a 3-2 aggregate win. The Portuguese mimicked a gesture by Atletico coach Diego Simeone, who celebrated the Spanish team's opener in the first leg by grabbing his crotch.
The Argentinian was fined €20,000 (S$30,670) for the incident but escaped a touchline ban for the return match.
Bail sought for official who criticised Hasina
DHAKA • A lawyer for Fifa council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron is set to file a petition in a Bangladesh court today, seeking bail for the official who was arrested in a defamation case following her criticism of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Mahfuza courted trouble after her remarks at a news conference last month when she said Ms Hasina was neglecting football in the cricket-obsessed country.
A sports organiser then filed a defamation case against the 52-year-old, who was arrested on Saturday, but her lawyer, Liakat Hossain, said yesterday that as an "established woman", she should be granted bail.
City meet Brighton, Watford play Wolves
LONDON • Manchester City were paired with Brighton in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, while Watford will face Wolves in the other semi-final after the draw was made on Sunday.
The ties will be played on April 6 and 7 at Wembley, with City the only English team on course for a domestic treble. The final is on May 18 at the same venue.