Ex-Olympic champ Manaudou swaps swimming pool for handball

Paris (AFP) - Former Olympic champion swimmer Florent Manaudou told AFP on Tuesday that he is taking a break from the pool to concentrate on playing handball.

Surgery rules out De Villiers for Australia series

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African captain and star batsman AB de Villiers failed a fitness Test on Tuesday and will undergo elbow surgery which will force him to miss home and away series against …


Bayern defends underfire Franck Ribery

Berlin (AFP) - On the eve of Wednesday's Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended Franck Ribery after the latest in a string of …


Wuhan boss says Serena absence 'unfortunate'

Wuhan (China) (AFP) - Serena Williams' withdrawal from the Wuhan Open was "unfortunate", the tournament's director said on Tuesday, after the American star ruled herself out of the injury-hit …


Asian congress scrapped after FIFA protest vote

Panaji (India) (AFP) - An Asian football congress was scrapped after just 20 minutes on Tuesday as members rejected its agenda in protest at FIFA barring a Qatari official from elections to its …