FIFA starts new reform process, but critics don't see big changes

By Simon Evans (Reuters) - Struggling with a major corruption crisis,  FIFA convenes the first meeting of a new reform committee on Wednesday. But few with knowledge of the matter …

Wyles to skipper US rugby squad

Chicago (AFP) - Saracens star Chris Wyles will captain the United States at the Rugby World Cup after coach Mike Tolkin named a 31-man squad for the tournament here Tuesday.

Strootman undergoes third knee operation

Milan (AFP) - Dutch international Kevin Strootman's long-running battle with injury continued on Tuesday as the Roma player bowed to advice to undergo a third knee operation in a bid to get his …

Zico appeals to FIFA rivals for early debate

By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Zico has invited his potential rivals to take part in an early debate about football's troubled governing body. …

Barritt and Joseph team up for England

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - England's probable World Cup midfield partnership of Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph will start together for the first time in Saturday's …

Tokyo Olympic committee scraps scandal-hit logo

Tokyo (AFP) - Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers on Tuesday scrapped the event's scandal-hit logo in the latest mishap for the Games after a costs furore forced plans for a $2 billion new national …

United complete deal for Monaco teenager Martial

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United have completed the signing of Anthony Martial from Monaco on a four-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The transfer fee was …

Scotland axe Barclay and Cowan from World Cup squad

London (AFP) - Back-row forwards John Barclay and Blair Cowan were the two most high-profile omissions when Scotland coach Vern Cotter named his 31-man squad for this month's World Cup on Tuesday.

Scotland-South African Strauss is Scottish surprise

LONDON (Reuters) - Uncapped backrower Josh Strauss, who will qualify to represent Scotland on residential grounds on Sept. 19, a day after the Rugby World Cup begins, was the surprise name in coach …

Kenya's deputy president vows to criminalise doping

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday announced plans to criminalise doping, after two of the east African nation's athletes were banned after positive tests during the …

Southampton sign defender Van Dijk from Celtic

(Reuters) - Southampton have signed defender Virgil van Dijk from Celtic on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Dutchman spent more than …