Juve make Cuadrado's loan move from Chelsea permanent

MILAN Juventus have signed winger Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea on a three-year contract for 20 million euros (17.29 million pounds) after the Colombia international's two seasons at the club on loan, the Italian champions said on Monday.

The 28-year-old forward has made 83 appearances for Juve, who have activated a clause to buy the Colombian after he failed to secure a regular starting spot at Chelsea following his 23.3 million pounds ($30.28 million) move from Fiorentina.

Villar re-elected Spanish Football Federation president

Angel Maria Villar was re-elected as the Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) president for the eighth consecutive time on Monday after he stood unopposed.

The term of office for the 67-year-old, who got 112 votes with 11 abstentions and six spoiled ballots, will run until 2020, with Villar having been first elected in 1988.

The former Athletic Bilbao and Spain midfielder has presided over the most successful era in the history of the Spanish national team, who won successive European Championships in 2008 and 2012 and their first World Cup in 2010.

Moyes resigns as Sunderland manager after relegation

Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned following their relegation from the Premier League this season, the north-east club said in a statement on Monday.

Moyes, who arrived at the Stadium of Light at the start of the campaign, had said earlier this month he would stay in charge next term but the Scot has decided to leave after a meeting with the board in London on Monday.

Injured Wozniacki drops out of Strasbourg

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki's preparation for next week's French Open suffered a huge blow after she retired injured from her opening-round match against American Shelby Rogers at Strasbourg International on Monday.

Top-seed Wozniacki, who started the match with a 4-3 win-loss record on clay this year, failed to see off the first set as Rogers saved three set points to win 7-6.

The Dane was trailing 0-1 in the second set when she called for a medical timeout, and later served a pair of double faults before deciding to withdraw.

Hayden dies after cycling accident - Italian media

ROME American former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died of severe brain damage five days after he was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, Italian media reported on Monday.

The 35 year-old, who rode for the Red Bull Honda team, was taken to Cesena's Maurizio Bufalini hospital last Wednesday after being struck by a car while training on his bicycle along Italy's Adriatic Coast.

Former Disney CEO Eisner close to buying Portsmouth

LONDON American billionaire businessman Michael Eisner is poised to take control of Portsmouth after the ex-Premier League club's Supporters Trust (PST) voted to sell its 48.5 per cent share on Monday.

The decision paves the way for the former Walt Disney CEO to complete a summer takeover of the largest club under fan ownership in England, adding another colourful chapter to one of football's most famous old names.

"This is true fan ownership and democracy at work," PST chairman Ashley Brown said in announcing the result of the vote.

Russia risk Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic ban over doping - IPC

LONDON Russia risk missing out on the 2018 winter Paralympics if the country's suspended Paralympic Committee (RPC) does not meet obligations for reinstatement after last year's ban over doping, the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday.

Russia did not compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics with the entire team suspended over the country's doping scandal that also saw dozens of Russians banned from competing in the Rio Olympics.

Button says Monaco return poses no pressure

By Alan Baldwin
| WOKING, England

WOKING, England Jenson Button says he feels no pressure ahead of his one-off Formula One comeback with McLaren in Monaco this weekend because he has nothing riding on it.

"If I get to Turn Two and I feel totally out of my depth, I will drive off into the sunset and not come back," the 37-year-old Briton told reporters on Monday, smiling as he said it.

"So it is fine. It is not a problem. I have no pressure."

Villarreal defender Musacchio undergoes medical at AC Milan

Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio is undergoing medical tests at AC Milan, a video on the Serie A club's website showed on Monday (www.acmilan.com).

The Argentina international is set join the Milan-based club for 18 million euros (15.55 million pounds), Italian media report.

The 26-year-old, a River Plate youth product, joined Villarreal in 2009. He has made 23 league appearances this season with the Spanish club, who clinched a Europa League slot after ending fifth.

Football chiefs question Wembley after Millwall fan invasion

LONDON English football chiefs said on Monday they would voice concerns to Wembley stadium over the way Millwall fans ran onto the pitch following Saturday's League One playoff victory, raising fears that such invasions are on the rise.

The EFL condemned "unsavoury scenes" at the end of Millwall's 1-0 win over Bradford City when hundreds of fans burst past stewards.

A small number then taunted Bradford players as they went to the dressing rooms. Millwall manager Neil Harris ordered all supporters from the pitch and the club's players condemned the behaviour.