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FIFA officials booed before World Cup trophy ceremony

VANCOUVER, (Reuters) - FIFA officials were booed by the crowd before the trophy presentation at the Women’s World Cup final which was won 5-2 by the United States against Japan.

Football

FIFA's Webb charged in Cayman Island's corruption case: media

(Reuters) - Suspended FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, already facing charges in football's global bribery scandal, has now been charged in a healthcare fraud case in his native Cayman Islands, local media reported on Friday.

Tennis

Umbrellas up at Wimbledon - to keep the sun off

LONDON (Reuters) - As is so often the case, the weather was the number one topic of conversation at Wimbledon on Tuesday but for once it was not the prospect of rain that brought out the umbrellas but a beating sun on what was forecast to be the hottest day of the year.

Motorsport

McLaren put the emphasis on technology

LONDON (Reuters) - The McLaren Group, which includes the Formula One team, is changing its name to reflect the company's diversification away from pure racing activities and into applied technology.

Other Sport

Boston cheered for winning first heat in Olympic race

(Reuters) - Congratulations poured in to Boston from politicians, athletes and rival bidders on Thursday after the U.S. Olympic Committee put forward New England's largest city as its candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Football

Trust team doctors over concussion, says MLS medical chief

BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) - FIFA's new plans for dealing with concussions have been criticised by some in the United States for not involving an independent medical inspection, but Major League Soccer's medical chief believes team doctors should be trusted.

Motorsport

Wolff sells part of his stake in Williams F1

(Reuters) - Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff has sold a five percent stake in the Williams Formula One team to American healthcare executive Brad Hollinger, the Austrian said on Friday.

Football

Sao Paulo protests again, but not against World Cup

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Several thousand protesters marched in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to demand the swift passage of a low-income housing plan in the city, a sign that a general wave of discontent in Brazil may outlast a so-far relatively untroubled World Cup.

Football

Anti-World Cup protest puts Sao Paulo business district on edge

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Several thousand demonstrators marched through an expensive business district of Brazil's largest city on Thursday to protest against urban developments for the football World Cup that they say have left many homeless.

Football

Less than half of Brazilians favour hosting World Cup, poll shows

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Less than half of Brazilians favour the nation's hosting of the World Cup in June, with a majority in the football-crazed nation believing that the tournament will do more harm than good, a poll showed on Tuesday.