Northampton star North to return to Wales at end of season

(Reuters) - Welsh international winger George North will leave English Premiership side Northampton Saints and return home on a national dual contract at the end of the season, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Wednesday.

Rugby Union - Premiership - Northampton Saints vs Bath Rugby - Franklin's Gardens, Northampton, Britain - September 15, 2017 Northampton Saints' George North scores a try Action Images/Andrew Boyers

Saudi Arabia sack coach Bauza after five games in charge - reports

(Reuters) - World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia have sacked head coach Edgardo Bauza after five matches in charge, world football’s governing body (FIFA) said on Wednesday, citing an announcement by the Saudi Arabia Football Federation.

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Portugal vs Saudi Arabia - Estadio do Fontelo, Viseu, Portugal - November 10, 2017 Saudi Arabia coach Edgardo Bauza REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Everton's Niasse handed two-match ban for simulation - FA

(Reuters) - Everton striker Oumar Niasse became the first Premier League player to be retrospectively banned for simulation after the FA rejected his appeal against a charge of “successful deception of a match official” in Saturday’s game at Crystal Palace.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace vs Everton - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - November 18, 2017 Everton's Oumar Niasse scores their second goal Action Images via Reuters/Alan Walter

Everton fined by UEFA after fan attempt to punch Lyon player

(Reuters) - Everton have been fined 30,000 euros (£26,632) by UEFA after one of their fans tried to punch an Olympique Lyonnais player during last month’s Europa League group stage match at Goodison Park.

Soccer Football - Europa League - Everton vs Olympique Lyonnais - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - October 19, 2017 Everton's Ashley Williams clashes with Lyon's Anthony Lopes as teammates intervene REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Wilson returns for Scotland against Australia

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Ryan Wilson returned from injury to strengthen the Scotland team as coach Gregor Townsend on Wednesday made four changes to his side for the clash with Australia at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The loose forward missed last weekend’s narrow loss to world champions New Zealand because of a shoulder injury but is fit to play in the last of three November internationals.

Scotland started with a win over Samoa on Nov. 11.

Todt unopposed for third term as FIA president

LONDON (Reuters) - Jean Todt is sure to be re-elected for a third term as president of Formula One’s governing body after the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Wednesday that no other candidates were standing.

Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt arrives to an event to promote road safety awareness for children as part of the #SaveKidsLives project, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

Scotland team to face Australia

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland coach Gregor Townsend on Wednesday named the following team to play Australia in their test at Murrayfield on Saturday:

15-Stuart Hogg, 14-Tommy Seymour, 13-Huw Jones, 12-Alex Dunbar, 11-Sean Maitland, 10-Finn Russell, 9-Ali Price, 8-Ryan Wilson, 7-Hamish Watson, 6-John Barclay (captain), 5-Jonny Gray, 4-Grant Gilchrist, 3-Simon Berghan, 2-Stuart McInally, 1-Darryl Marfo

Liverpool investigating fans' complaints over Sevilla treatment

(Reuters) - Liverpool are investigating allegations that some of their fans were mistreated by Spanish police and stewards before and during their Champions League game at Sevilla on Tuesday.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Sevilla vs Liverpool - Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, Spain - November 21, 2017 Liverpool fans before the match Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Trump - Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is 'ungrateful fool'

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an “ungrateful fool” in a series of early-morning tweets.

Nov 3, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; LaVar Ball looks on before the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Everton's Bolasie resumes training with first team

(Reuters) - Winger Yannick Bolasie trained with the Everton first team squad on Wednesday as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury after nearly a year out.

Soccer Football - Europa League - Everton Training - Finch Farm, Liverpool, Britain - November 22, 2017 Everton's Yannick Bolasie during training Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine