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Rugby

Black market booming for World Cup final tickets

TOKYO (Reuters) - Rugby fans hoping to make a last-minute dash to Saturday's World Cup final between England and South Africa in Japan are being quoted 800 to 4,000 pounds ($1,000 to $5,000) per ticket by touts and secondary sales websites.

Football

UEFA warns fans of flood of fake Madrid final tickets

MADRID (Reuters) - UEFA has warned fans against buying tickets from touts as a "high number" of fakes were being sold ahead of Saturday's Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Motorsport

Vettel takes 50th win and F1 championship lead in Canada

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel capped an emotional weekend for Ferrari with a clinical pole-to-flag win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to retake the lead in the Formula One world championship from Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton by a single point.

Cricket

Pakistan touts PSL final in pitch to host foreign teams

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - The trouble-free Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket final, held in Karachi on Sunday amid a festival atmosphere, has reignited calls for foreign national teams to look past security concerns and play regular cricket in Pakistan.

Other Sport

Li's knockout win puts China on UFC map

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Fans flocked to the first event staged in mainland China by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as a new generation added their names to a proud martial arts history that stretches back thousands of years.

Football

Juventus fined and president suspended over tickets for hardcore fans

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's soccer federation (FIGC) has fined Juventus, its most successful team, over an alleged scheme of giving tickets to hardcore fans to buy peace in the club's terraces.

Football

UEFA charges Arsenal and Cologne over crowd problems

LONDON (Reuters) - Premier League club Arsenal blamed the selling of tickets by touts for the crowd problems at their Europa League game against German side FC Cologne as UEFA began disciplinary proceedings against both clubs on Friday.

Other Sport

Olympics - Ireland's Rio ticket agent was front for banned seller, says report

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The agent at the centre of an alleged scheme to illegally pass Ireland's tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics to touts was "not genuine" and was used to hide the involvement of banned ticket reseller THG, a Irish government report said on Monday.