American tennis legend Andre Agassi has admitted using crystal methamphetamine a year before he won the French Open in 1998, and that he lied to the sport’s governing bodies in the same period about a positive drugs test to avoid a ban.
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will include rugby union sevens and golf as sports, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced.
Renault are awaiting punishment in the race-fixing saga as the World Motor Sport Council held an extraordinary meeting in Paris on Monday to consider the latest scandal to hit Formula One. The 26-strong council met for 90 minutes to discuss allegations by former Renault driver Nelson Piquet Jr.
Formula One is currently being torn apart over a row concerning next season’s proposed $60 million budget cap.
Renault’s Formula One boss Flavio Briatore has quit his post after the team announced Wednesday that it would not dispute race-fixing allegations relating to the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. In a statement on its Web site, the French team announced that its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds, has also stepped down
The Football Association (FA) have charged Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor with “violent” and “improper” conduct following the Togo captain’s performance against English Premier League side and former club, Arsenal. A statement on the governing body’s official Web site read: “Under the fast-track disciplinary process, Adebayor has been charged with violent conduct following an incident with [Arsenal player] Robin van Persie, which resulted in the Arsenal player receiving facial injuries.
The governing body for world athletics has urged caution over reports that world-champion South African runner Caster Semenya has both male and female sexual organs.
Fernando Alonso refused to comment on Renault’s upcoming hearing about alleged race-fixing at last year’s Singapore Grand Prix as he chose to focus on this weekend’s race in Monza.
Manchester United’s signing of teenage defender Michele Fornasier could be investigated after the player’s former club Fiorentina contacted football’s world governing body FIFA about the move. The Italian club are contemplating a formal complaint to FIFA following the departure of the 16-year-old player to the English Premier League outfit in July, though United remain confident of their legal position.
Iraq’s deputy minister of transport has been arrested after investigators taped him taking a $100,000 bribe, the Iraqi Integrity Commission said Monday. United have grown angry at the sustained assault by Le Havre, which came in the wake of a transfer ban imposed on Chelsea last week for a similar infringement of the rules.