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Other Sport 14 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Grant explains why he sped off

LONDON: Sunderland midfielder Grant Leadbitter, explaining to a court why he was caught speeding, said he thought the police patrol car following him was in fact a car full of Newcastle United fans chasing him for a fight.

Football 23 Jun 2015 | 11:17 PM

Chile's Vidal charged with drink-driving after car crash

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, top scorer at the Copa America, was arrested on drink-driving charges after crashing his car and being taken to hospital with a neck injury, police said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 13 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Kaka — lost and found

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's Kaka got lost walking around Tallinn on Tuesday ahead of their friendly against Estonia and needed a police escort back to the team's hotel, Brazilian media reported.

Football 18 Jun 2015 | 1:52 AM

Chile’s Vidal won’t be suspended, coach Sampaoli says

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Midfielder Arturo Vidal will not be suspended from Chile's Copa America squad despite being charged with drunk driving following a car crash, coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Wednesday as Vidal made a public apology.

Other Sport 04 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

City’s Johnson arrested over ‘headbutt’

MANCHESTER: Manchester City's Michael Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm after allegedly headbutting a fan of local rivals Manchester United, police said yesterday.

Football 18 Jun 2015 | 5:22 AM

Chile’s Vidal admits to drunk-driving, asks for forgiveness

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Choking back tears, midfielder Arturo Vidal made a public apology on Wednesday for crashing his Ferrari while driving drunk and expressed his gratitude for being allowed to stay on Chile's Copa America squad.

Other Sport 21 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Germany back on top

A controversial win in the two-man bobsleigh hoisted Germany atop the Winter Olympics medals table on Sunday on a day when dark clouds dropped tons of snow on sites and darkened reputations in the Austrian team.

Other Sport 23 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Cyclist Yong Li hit by bike during training

KUALA LUMPUR: National cyclist Ng Yong Li was lucky to escape with lacerations on the back, arms and head after being hit by a motorcycle during a training ride yesterday.

Football 19 Apr 2016 | 11:20 PM

Argentina takes aim at mafia-style gangs with new sports law

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The colour and passion that draw tourists to Argentine football's "Superclasico" derby between Boca Juniors and River Plate have a dark side in the violent stranglehold that mafia-style gangs have over the national sport.

Football 02 Jun 2015 | 8:52 AM

Ex-South American football chief in FIFA scandal under house arrest

ASUNCION (Reuters) - The former head of South America's football federation was under house arrest on Monday evening, a senior police official said, five days after he was accused by the United States of involvement in a corruption scandal that has rocked world football.