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MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Few players or managers have enjoyed World Cup glory with two countries but Jack Charlton, who has died aged 85, was held in rare affection by English and Irish football supporters.
(Reuters) - Belarus would consider offers from Russian athletes who wish to switch allegiance and compete for the ex-Soviet republic instead, the head of the Belarusian athletics federation said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Soccer's world governing body FIFA has banned Markus Kattner, a former leading official in the Zurich organisation, for 10 years and has fined him one million Swiss francs ($1.06 million) after a probe into bonus payments.
ANKARA (Reuters) - NBA center Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Friday his father had been acquitted of charges that he was a member of a terrorist group.
(Reuters) - Zola Budd fears her running career will be defined by one of the Olympic Games' most controversial moments, one that may unfairly detract from an incredible talent who still holds records unbeaten for almost four decades.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Pakistan will confer honorary citizenship on former West Indies captain Darren Sammy for his "invaluable contribution" towards the return of top-flight cricket to the country, its cricket board said.
PETALING JAYA: Kosovo-born midfielder Liridon Krasniqi (pic) is now eligible to play for the national team.
SOFIA (Reuters) - Iranian taekwondo competitor Farzad Zolghadri said on Thursday he intends to represent Bulgaria at this summer's Tokyo Olympics, adding his move has nothing to do with politics and is motivated purely by improving his chances of success.
BUKIT JALIL: The national rugby Sevens team could see naturalised faces in the future if the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) get their way.MRU president Datuk Shahrul Zaman Yahya is tinkering with the idea of roping in foreign players to beef up the national team and allow them to get Malaysian citizenship.