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IOC Says Italy Risk Olympic Exclusion over New Sports Law

Italy's place at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo is in danger after the  International Olympic Committee (IOC) warned the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) of "serious concerns" about a proposed new sports law.

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Record-Signing Hernandez Starts Training at Bayern

Bayern Munich's record signing Lucas Hernandez took part in his first squad training session on Tuesday, four months after a serious knee operation, the Bundesliga champions reported on their website on Wednesday.

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Wayne Rooney Holds Talks with Derby over English Return

Wayne Rooney could be on his way to Championship side Derby after owner Mel Morris confirmed on Tuesday that the club were attempting to finalize a move for the former England captain.

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Swiss Charge German Football Officials in 2006 World Cup Fraud Probe

Swiss prosecutors said Tuesday they had charged three former German Football Association (DFB) officials, including ex-president Theo Zwanziger, with fraud relating to the 2006 World Cup. 

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German Cancer Researcher First Woman to Win 4,000Km Cycling Race

German cancer researcher Fiona Kolbinger won the mixed annual 4,000km (2,485 miles) cycling Transcontinental Race on Monday, becoming the first woman to do so.

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India, Pakistan ex-Cricket Stars in Twitter Spat over Kashmir

Former stars of fierce cricket rivals India and Pakistan traded online barbs Tuesday over New Delhi's explosive decision to strip restive Kashmir of its autonomous status.

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Ajax Dealt Tricky Champions League Playoff after Last Season's Heartache

Last season's Champions League semi-finalists Ajax will take on either Qarabag or Apoel Nicosia in this year's playoff for the group stage if they find a way past PAOK Thessaloniki in the third qualifying round of the showcase European club competition.

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Harry Maguire: Three Things on the New Manchester United Defender

Harry Maguire became the most expensive defender in the world when he signed for Manchester United from Leicester City for a reported £80 million ($97 million) on Monday.

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Messi Out with Injury ahead of La Liga Restart

Barcelona captain Leo Messi is out of action less than two weeks ahead of the opening of La Liga season after injuring his right calf in training on Monday.

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Factfile on the World's Most Expensive Defenders

Manchester United made Harry Maguire the world's most expensive defender on Monday as they bought the England center-back from Leicester for a reported fee of £80 million ($97 million).

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