Football

No Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers

No Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers

VANCOUVER — Players do not care who hands out trophies and the absence of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not have any impact on the Women’s World Cup final,...

Chelsea sign Falcao on one-year loan

Chelsea sign Falcao on one-year loan

LONDON — Premier League champions Chelsea signed Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco yesterday (June 3) with an option to make the deal permanent.

More than just another trophy

More than just another trophy

SANTIAGO — The South American title will not be the only thing at stake when Argentina and Chile meet in the Copa America final on Saturday (Sunday morning, Singapore time).

Japan women seek place in history

Japan women seek place in history

VANCOUVER — Four years ago, when Japan’s players hoisted the Women’s World Cup trophy in Germany, a nation rejoiced.

Ramos won’t reverse desire to quit Real

Ramos won’t reverse desire to quit Real

MADRID — It appears that Sergio Ramos wanting to leave Real Madrid is real and not a tactic by the Spanish international defender to leverage for an improved contract.

PSG, Man City get timely boost

PSG, Man City get timely boost

GENEVA — UEFA lifted key Financial Fair Play sanctions from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain yesterday after both clubs met spending limits imposed last year. The...

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