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Goalkeeper Adrian frustrated by lack of West Ham starts

(Reuters) - West Ham United back-up goalkeeper Adrian believes he has not been given a chance to prove himself this season but is determined to fight for a place in the starting line-up.

New Zealand defender Durante out of World Cup playoff

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's hopes of reaching the World Cup finals in Russia next year have suffered a setback after defender Andrew Durante was ruled out of the two-leg playoff against Peru in November due to injury.

Donovan considering running for U.S. Soccer chief - report

(Reuters) - Former United States international Landon Donovan is considering running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), Sports Illustrated reported on its website on Wednesday.

NZ's Sopoaga to start against Wallabies, Barrett out

SYDNEY (Reuters) - All Blacks flyhalf Lima Sopoaga will make his first test start in more than two years after Beauden Barrett was ruled out of the final Bledisloe Cup test against Australia on Saturday.

Archers unable to overcome South Korea in world meet

PETALING JAYA: The national men’s recurve team have equalled their best achievement at the World Archery Cham-pionships by reaching the quarter-finals in Mexico City.

Injured Mane named to play in Senegal's World Cup ties next month

DAKAR (Reuters) - Sadio Mane was named in Senegal's 25-man squad on Wednesday for their final World Cup qualifiers next month, even though his club Liverpool said last week the winger would be out for up to six weeks.

Danish women risk World Cup expulsion over FA dispute

(Reuters) - The Danish women's football team will not play Sweden in their planned World Cup qualifier on Friday and risk being kicked out of the competition as a dispute between the players and the Danish Football Association (DBU) has not yet been resolved.

Palace striker Benteke hopeful of November return

(Reuters) - Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is recovering well from a knee ligament injury and is confident of returning to first-team action for the Premier League club in November, the Belgium international has said.

Leipzig battle past Porto for first Champions League win

BERLIN (Reuters) - RB Leipzig struck twice in three minutes to beat Porto 3-2 at home on Tuesday, securing their maiden Champions League victory and moving into second place in Group G.

Hungary coach Storck leaves after World Cup qualification failure

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary have parted company with national team coach Bernd Storck by mutual consent after he failed to guide them to next year's World Cup finals, the Hungarian Football Association (HFA) said on Tuesday.